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New Polls Show Trump's Presidency Stands on Perilous Ground

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Trump’s presidency stands on perilous ground<p>WASHINGTON — A week after his controversial comments about Charlottesville and ahead of his address tonight to the …

New Jersey

Canadian Tech Is Having a Moment. The Trick Is Not to Mess It Up

Not so long ago, Canadian tech entrepreneurs had a long list of grievances: a dearth of early and late-stage funding, long visa wait times for …

Marc Andreessen Answers the Tech Valuation Question

The venture capitalist says many investors don't grasp what's changed.<p>Are you a venture capitalist, angel investor or startup entrepreneur? Do you seed new technology firms, or write about them, or work for one them? Then you are probably spending way too much time and energy obsessing about …

Venture Capital

A top VC firm just put together a striking presentation on what it was like for startups in 2016

Given all of the fear and loathing startups were feeling in 2015, top venture capital firm, First Round, did another poll of its network of more than 700 founders and CEOs to see what it's like to have a startup in 2016. Times have certainly changed, and we've published with First Round's …

Venture Capital

Investing in an Early-Stage Startup: What to Look For and What to Avoid

Investing in a young company is about as high risk, high reward as it gets. It takes guts, enthusiasm and an acceptance that it may not work out as …

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

2016 Is the Year Startups and Corporates Became BFFs

For years corporations have tried to show off how innovative they are by adopting superficial markings of startup culture—open office floor plans, …

Startup valuations: All investors are not equal

<b>By Manish Saxena</b><p>Valuation of startups has always been an intriguing subject. What is even more intriguing is how the valuation figures of these …

Venture Capital

12 Venture Capitalists Share What Startups Should Do to Get Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding always wonder what they must do to impress a venture capitalist. In this article, a number of prominent venture …

This Founder's Story Is So Compelling It Got Her $1.5M In VC Funds

Dr. Mylea Charvat’s tale of going from a PhD on an academic track, to entrepreneur is as compelling as her product; so compelling, it’s what got her $1.5M in funding late last year.<p>“One venture capitalist told me the technology behind my product was cool, but that my story was what did it for him, …

Entrepreneurship

Did Psychedelic Mushrooms and Group Sex Play a Role in Human Evolution?

Psychedelic drugs “expand” one’s mind: this is how many people describe the changes in sensory experiences elicited by psychotropic drugs. A …

Anthropology

Donald Trump’s Giant Convention Con

The front-runner is desperately trying to change party rules, turning a loss into a win he doesn’t deserve.<p>Donald Trump is likely on the verge of losing the Republican primary, falling short of the number of delegates required to win the presidential nomination. But, as bullies are wont to do, …

Republicans

Someone is posting images of dead unicorns in the heart of Silicon Valley

Palo Alto, California<p>Taped on multiple lampposts on University Avenue in the downtown district is a directive for employees of Palantir—which is headquartered here in the heart of Silicon Valley—to “stand up for startup employee rights.” It is accompanied by an illustration of a slain unicorn …

Silicon Valley

Allen Institute joins in IARPA’s massive MICrONS project to create a tiny bit of virtual brain tissue

Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science is in on a multimillion-dollar campaign to trace the connections between the neurons in a mouse’s brain …

So You Think You Can Invest: The Reality of Equity Crowdfunding Under a New Rule

<i>"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell." Confucius</i><p><b>Investors Wanted</b><p>If anything, <i>May 16th, 2016</i> should be opened with the ringing of a bell, similar to the one at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), because that date symbolizes the opening of a new era …

Microsoft Translator app now works offline and with your camera

Microsoft has released an update for its Translator app on iOS and Android that gives each version a different new feature.<p>Android users now have an AI-powered translations engine, which works offline. To get started though, users need to download the additional free language packs first, which are …

What Do Industry Insiders Think Will Happen in VC in 2016?

“This is the year the tortoise may gain on the hare.”There are a lot of data points that one can observer to get a sense of the venture capital …

Venture Capital

The Full Dataset on What VCs are Thinking About Funding in 2016

Every year at Upfront we try to analyze the venture markets. We try to look at the sources of capital, the valuations, exits and trends. We use this …

Venture Capital

Is The Cybersecurity Bubble About To Burst?

Cybersecurity stocks are way down in 2016 so far, but venture capital money still flows.<p>Looks like you've hit your article limit. Please or register …

The resetting of the startup industry

The startup industry may be "resetting," which doesn't mean a "crash" but rather just a resetting of valuations, timescales, winners/losers, capital sources and the relative emphasis of growth rates vs. burn rates.<p>As we noted in our survey of more than 150 VCs we know in the industry, many saw …

Venture Capital

Here Are the Internal Documents that Prove Uber Is a Money Loser

Uber, Silicon Valley’s prized amoral unicorn, is presumed to be a financial titan and a sure-thing IPO in the near future. Which may be true. But one …

Fun-Da-Mental

16 TV Shows For Anyone Who Hates People

These shows will reaffirm your beliefs that people are, in fact, the worst. Perfectly timed for your Thanksgiving marathons when hiding from your family!

TV

Xbox One pulls off an unlikely sales victory over the PS4

Well, this is kind of surprising: the Xbox One lead console sales last month. I say it's surprising because there wasn't an exclusive game that launched for the system, nor was there a new bundle deal going at the time, either. Regardless, it's good news and something that Redmond hasn't seen in an …

When deadly animals attack...in slow motion

Feel the fear with a video collection of animal attacks presented in startling slo-mo by BBC Earth.<p>Teeth. Tongues. Venom. Mandibles. Snap. Bite. Chomp. Your nightmares are about to be fed with a fantastic video compilation showing slow-motion animal attacks from a variety of fauna.<p>BBC Earth …

Nature

UN: Proven Ties Between ISIS And Israel