Natalia Simonenko

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Online Beauty Retailer Opens Personalized Store Powered by Artificial Intelligence

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

Back in 1999 when I first raised venture capital I had zero knowledge of what a fair term sheet looked like or how to value my company. Due to …

Post-Money Evaluations

What I’ve learned in two years at USV<p>It’s tempting to get caught up in the allure of working in venture capital (money! power! respect!), but I’ve …

6 Things a Successful Startup Needs

Here are six metrics to consider when deciding whether your startup idea has what it takes.<p>What are the keys to startup success and how can you know if a startup is likely to succeed? A study by Inc. magazine and the National Business Incubator Association found the failure rate to be as high as …

Product Management

Stephen Roach: China is moving to a healthier growth model

<i>According to former Morgan Stanley Asia Chairman Stephen Roach, China is transitioning to a more stable economic model with a greater—and</i> …

Is China the Next Lehman Brothers?

Martin (Two Brains) Wolf, the <i>Financial Times</i>’ venerable economics commentator, doesn’t always have the correct answers. But he invariably poses the right questions, which, in a journalist, is often more important. In his column this week, Wolf asks, “Is China different? Or must its borrowing binge, …

Uniqlo CMO Jörgen Andersson on Why Consumer Culture is 'Generic'

Uniqlo's newly-appointed co-global chief marketing officer Jörgen Andersson shares his insights from over 30 years of experience in fashion retail, …

Op-Ed | The Companies with the Best Software Will Lead Fashion

Technology will replace products, brands and financial strategies as the key source of value creation for fashion companies, argues Enrico Beltramini.<p>…

Play, Travel, & the Meaning of Life

Sometimes when traveling, I mull over the purpose of my trip… and of my life. By the standards of some people, I’m wasting my time traveling when I …

Inside Sequoia Capital: Silicon Valley's Innovation Factory

When Doug Leone arrived in Mount Vernon, N.Y. in 1968, the 11-year-old Italian immigrant didn’t have a clue. He flunked a math quiz in school because the terms “true” and “false” bewildered him. He wore unsightly slacks from Sears that invited classmates’ teasing. After school he watched McHale’s …

One of My Most Frequent Pieces of Advice: Be Politely Persistent

One of the hardest things for <b>most</b> entrepreneurs to know is how hard to push in situations where people tell you “no.”<p>But then again <b>most</b> entrepreneurs …

This Is The Best Chart We've Seen On The Chinese Debt Problem

Talking about a country's total "debt" is always risky.<p>For example, if you're talking about government debt, then it's important to understand the nature of the debt. Is it in the government's own currency that they can freely print (like Japan, the U.S., and U.K.)? How much of the debt is …

Why Everything You've Read About Marketing Is Wrong

Among startups, marketing problems are universal, while product problems are all problematic in their own way, specific to the thing being made.<p>And yet, despite decades of industry research and many billions of spend (or perhaps because of it), marketing remains one of the thorniest problems you …

My Life as a CEO (and VC): Chief Psychologist

I’ve had a post in my head for months — maybe longer — about the role of a CEO. It originally appeared on TechCrunch as a guest post but just in case …

Venture's Thrills, Sequoia-Style: Four CEOs Share War Stories

What’s it like for a fast-growing start-up to have Sequoia Capital as a major investor? For the past two months, FORBES’s Alex Konrad and I have been collecting first-hand insights. We tried to squeeze all the best answers into this Midas List cover story about Sequoia — but we didn’t come …

Should Startups Focus on Profitability?

Should Startups Focus on Profitability? An Important Trade-off to Understand<p>There are certain topics that even some of the smartest people I talk …

Hot Or Not? See How Sequoia Judged A Baffling Start-Up

It’s time to test your tech IQ. Imagine you are evaluating a raw start-up in a crowded field. You will learn a series of important facts about the company. As clues emerge, it’s up to you to think like a venture capitalist — and decide whether this baffling company is “hot or not.”<p>You will be …

Search

<b>An invite to a press event Wednesday has sparked speculation that Google will apply its newly-purchased Like.com assets to help consumers buy clothing they see online and in person this holiday season.</b><p>The invite (pictured right) seems to indicate that Google will be joining forces with the fashion …

The Business of Blogging | Style Bubble

Today, BoF launches The Business of Blogging, a new series on the rarely discussed business side of fashion blogging. First up is Susanna Lau of …

Глазами предпринимателя: 20 лучших венчурных фондов в России

Российскую экономику лихорадит, бизнесмены ждут новых санкций и последствий от уже введённых ограничений, но венчурный рынок умирать не собирается — …

E-COMMERCE AND THE FUTURE OF RETAIL: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]

We've created a slideshow highlighting the retail categories where e-commerce is having the most impact, and where there is still opportunity for disruption. The shift away from physical retail toward digital retail is happening faster than many observers expected.<p><i>BI Intelligence is a research and</i> …

Here's The Difference Between Someone Who Starts Saving At 25 Vs. Someone Who Starts At 35

If you want to have a comfortable retirement, it is very important to begin saving early. It's a point that can't be reiterated enough.<p>Here is another example why.<p>Consider two hypothetical savers, Emily and Dave. Emily puts $200 per month into a retirement account with an estimated 6% rate of …

The Simple Stock Market Strategy For People Who Are Afraid Of The Stock Market

One problem is that, even though many people want to begin saving right away, they are afraid of what will happen if there is another financial crisis that causes a massive drop in the value of their investments.<p>Investing in the stock market can be extremely frustrating for those who look back on …

How To Boost Your Bond Portfolio Without Taking On Too Much Interest Rate Risk

<b>How To Boost Your Bond Portfolio Without Taking On Too Much Interest Rate Risk (The AllianceBernstein Blog)</b><p>Investors expecting interest rates to rise are worried about their bond investments. Guy Davidson writes that there are two things municipal bond investors can do to boost income. …

Eyeing Alibaba IPO, Bankers Skipped Lucrative Mandates

<b>HONG KONG, China —</b> Every big bank in town wanted a piece of the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd initial public offering, set to be the biggest technology …

Bitcoin Series 25: IRS Bitcoin Tax Guidance - Transacting With Commodity Money

IRS Field Office, New York. Source: Wikimedia Commons<i>This is a a quick 1st reaction note on the recent IRS tax guidance on Bitcoin. Please note that</i> …

Fashion app Polyvore hits 1 million downloads

Polyvore, the e-commerce site for fashionistas, announced Wednesday that users have downloaded its iOS app 1 million times.<p>To mark its milestone, the profitable company has added a few features, including hashtags and ways to edit your collections. Users can now undo or redo changes they make in …

iOS Apps

Jess Lee's Journey From Polyvore Superuser to CEO

Vikram Alexei Kansara sits down with Jess Lee, co-founder and CEO of Polyvore, a community-driven fashion discovery site that aims to create 'an army …