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The Case For Avoiding Venture Capital

“ <i>Wouldn’t you rather own 10% of the next eBay than 100% of a failed organization?</i>” –The Venture Capital Mantra<p>For entrepreneurs, the siren call of venture capital is everywhere. In the U.S., VCs raised a total of $40.6B in 2016 (according to Pitchbook data), the largest sum since the jaw-dropping …

Spotlight: Next Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>For a look at the methodology behind our Next Billion-Dollar Startups list, take a look here.</b><p><b>GoFundMe</b><p><b>Founders</b>: Brad Damphousse and Andy Ballester<b>(Pictured:CEO Rob Solomon)</b><p><b>Equity raised</b>: Atleast $300 million<p><b>Estimated 2016 revenue</b>: $100million<p><b>What it does</b>: Runs the world’s largest and most successful …

Venture Capital

This Stealthy Tool Will Forever Change the Way You Use LinkedIn

This is going to turn your LinkedIn world upside down and pay some serious dividends.<p>Boasting over 433 million users, LinkedIn is no question the professional social network of choice--and it's growing. Whether you're a power user or a novice without a photo, your target buyers need to know who's …

Startups

Jeff Bezos on Peter Thiel: 'Seek revenge and you should dig two graves'

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has spoken out against Peter Thiel and in defense of Gawker, telling a Los Angeles audience: “Beautiful speech doesn’t need protection. Ugly speech needs protection. That’s where the rubber’s gonna meet the road.”<p>In reference to Peter Thiel’s recent efforts to punish …

5 Reasons This Man and His Company Are Beloved by Millennials

The billionaire entrepreneur and his companies have developed a cult following with the young.<p>Last year, a survey of 1,000 20-somethings worldwide found young adults most admire Nelson Mandela and Pope Francis among public figures. But the name coming in third on that list wasn't Barack Obama or a …

Elon Musk

Meet Stemcentrx, the $US10.2 billion Silicon Valley firm that's curing cancer

Brian Slingerland is not your average scientist. The Stemcentrx co-founder and chief executive was an up-and-coming investment banker, before he met …

Microsoft is building its own bot to rival Google Assistant

Conversational bots, which can understand complex voice commands and complete tasks for you, are quickly becoming the rage. Earlier this month, the inventors of Siri showed off their creation Viv, which ordered flowers and booked a hotel in under a minute. Google Assistant, revealed this week, …

The truth about due diligence

There’s an expression in venture capital. It’s called the “Oh, shit” board meeting. “That’s when you learn all sorts of things that you wish you’d known after writing a company that first check,” says general partner David Hornik of August Capital.<p>It’s easy to imagine that they’ve been happening …

Venture Capital

98 lifestyle and work resources for digital nomads

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This 'virtual employee' is proof that the robot takeover is upon us

"She," in this case, is an avatar created by IPsoft, the global information technology services company. In a demo shown to Tech Insider, she shifts her weight from side to side when waiting for someone to speak, and smiles in between questions. If you tell her you're upset about something, she'll …

Oculus Rift review: Virtual reality gaming is finally ready for your living room

After years of development,<br>the virtual reality headset is finally here...<p>Oculus Rift review<p>Oculus Rift review<p>It’s about damn time.<p>The Oculus Rift has …

Love solar power but got no rooftop? "Shared solar" is coming for you.

To date, solar power has mostly been available to utilities (as big power plants) or individual home and business owners (as rooftop panels).<p>Left out has been ... well, everyone else, those of us who are not utility executives and do not have the money, wherewithal, or suitable rooftops to install …

Solar Power

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Netflix has revealed for the first time that it lowers the streaming video quality on Verizon and AT&T.</b> Netflix says that it has been throttling its video on wireless networks like AT&T and Verizon for over five years, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p><b>2. Playboy wants to sell itself, and it</b> …