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Fully understand the Fintech Ecosystem with this report

We've entered the most profound era of change for financial services companies since the 1970s brought us index mutual funds, discount brokers and ATMs.<p>No firm is immune from the coming disruption and every company must have a strategy to harness the powerful advantages of the new fintech …

Profit
Mobile

Fintech businesses in the UK raised $901 million in 2015 — but the wind is changing

Innovate Finance says in a release on Wednesday that the UK attracted the second highest number of fintech funding deals in 2015 after the US and was third in terms of volume invested, behind the US and China.<p>The UK took $901 million (£647.5 million) of the $12.5 billion (£8.9 billion) that was …

Venture Capital

How One Doctor Is Waging War On Bulls**t Science

We all know science is a fantastic tool for explaining our world. But as medical doctor-turned-editor Ivan Oransky knows all too well, it's not perfect.<p>Oransky, global editorial director of the news site MedPage Today and co-founder of the website Retraction Watch, has made a career of spotlighting …

Science

Meet An Entrepreneur Who Doesn't Believe In Venture Capital

Entrepreneur Brian Pallas doesn’t believe in venture capital. His startup, Opportunity Network is funded entirely from private investors and business partners. The 28-year old hasn’t taken a penny of venture capital. Last year, when I first reported about Pallas’ success, ON was valued at $100m …

Venture Capital

Google Wants New Types Of Hard Disk Drives

Eric Brewer and colleagues from Google presented an interesting white paper at the Usenix FAST conference in Santa Clara, CA. They argue that with the growth in portable devices and services in the Cloud, hard disks will be deployed primarily as part of large storage services housed in data …

AdWords

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

44 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Saudi Arabia

Tracxn to help angels, startup employees sell shares to VCs

Exits are vital for a startup ecosystem. They improve liquidity because investors can sell their stocks and redeploy those funds into new …

Tech.Co Top Stories: Why Most Online Startups Fail

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech.Co’s articles from the last week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get …

Chatbots

Pitch Data

<b>Pitch Data</b> is a startup marketplace that enables founders to stay focused on growing their startup traction instead on spending months of pitching …

For startups, mentors are as popular and important as investors

The best metaphor that I have come across about entrepreneurship is that ‘you throw yourself off a cliff and assemble a plane on your way down’. As …

The One Thing You Should Never Discuss During a Pitch Meeting

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Startups Are Personal: Be Careful With Cheap And Cheerful

In the fourth part of our lessons learned series (which is co-authored by Traklight’s Mike Willee), we tackle a topic near and dear to my heart: cost-cutting measures. Sometimes, they’re necessary, but other times, they’re a mistake, and we made this mistake with Traklight a few times. Cost-cutting …

Entrepreneurship

19 of America's most surreal travel destinations

From massive underground caves to rainbow-clad natural formations, the country is teeming with breathtaking spots that leave travelers in awe.<p>We've put together a collection of 19 such sights to visit in the US, from the world's largest gypsium dunefield to shimmering ice caves hidden within a …

National Parks

I Grew Up Poor in a Rich Person's World -- Tales of a Serial Entrepreneur

I stopped asking for presents at age 8. That's when I understood that my family was poor, and that I couldn't ask for much, because the answer would be "No."<p>It's these memories that stand out in sharp relief -- the shame of handing my lunch lady that brightly colored free lunch ticket instead of …

Entrepreneurship

Hannah Spearritt: 'I bought my first house with the money I got from S Club 7’

Former S Club 7 pop star Hannah Spearritt, 34, turned to acting when the group split up in 2003. She has played the lead role in ITV series Primeval and is now one of the cast of BBC hospital drama Casualty. She lives in Richmond.<p>How did your childhood influence your work ethic and attitude to …

'Millennipreneurs' Are Starting More Businesses, Targeting Higher Profits

A new generation of entrepreneurs has arrived, and they’re already outperforming their parents.<p>They’re the “millennipreneurs,” as a new survey puts …

Demographics

Samsung's new dongle gives your car an LTE connection

Samsung is getting into the connected car business, but instead of building connectivity into new cars, it's providing a way for owners of older cars to add LTE connectivity to their vehicles. The Samsung Connect Auto dongle plugs into a car's OBD II diagnostic port (most cars built in the last two …

Mobile

9 technologies that will shake up the startup world in 2016

2015 introduced us to many new, exciting technologies. Advances in virtual reality and the widening adoption of smartwatches and other wearables are only the beginning. To get a started on what could shape the way we think in the coming year, I polled nine savvy business owners from YEC on the …

An entrepreneur who raised over $1 million for his company at age 19 shares 3 tips that will make you more successful

Nearly five years after launching One, the app is connecting college students at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and more than 20 other campuses. Levy serves as the company's chief operating officer.<p>He's also the founder of Silicon Valley's NextGen conference, which brings together future startup …

Startups

7 TED Talks That Help You Start (and Maintain) Good Habits | Inc.com

You probably know it's a lot easier to create a good habit than to get rid of a bad one. Forming good habits is one of the few ways you can create better, healthier, or more productive behavior. But how do you start these great habits? And how do you get them to stick?<p>As with so many things, TED …

Holistic Medicine

Here's what hiring managers really want to know when they ask, 'Where do you see yourself in 5 years?'

It may not seem like a tricky question, but your response to "Where do you see yourself in five years?" can make or break your interview.<p>According to David Wishon, chief recruiting officer at job-search site Happie:<p>The purpose of asking this common interview question is to understand whether a …

Employment

6 ways to seem confident even if you're really nervous

Business interactions range from big egos and hot-headed temperaments to people who are too insecure to speak up.<p>Neither creates productive conversations that result in movement towards greater success.<p>Communication must be respectful to be received well by your counterparts. You must cultivate the …

Public Speaking
India
Tax Havens

A Spammer Sued by Facebook for $873M Is Seeking Redemption in Bitcoin

Adam Guerbuez went bankrupt, now he says he's turned a new leaf.<p>Like so many Bitcoin evangelists, Adam Guerbuez says he's passionate about shining a light on the good side of the digital currency. After all, it's attracted its share of scammers and drug dealers since bursting onto the scene six …

Bitcoin

World of Bitcoin Shrinks as Startups Scale Back at CES 2016 - CoinDesk

One of the biggest events on the annual tech calendar has passed without many major announcements from bitcoin or blockchain industry firms.<p>The 2016 …

Cryptography

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p><b>The great diet food con</b><p>Have you ever wondered why people on diets seem to be on and off them forever? Or why it’s really only people …

Saturated Fats

Tax Benefits And Strategies: Health Insurance For The Self-Employed

With the deadline for enrolling in a 2016 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace looming, I’ve heard from many of my self-employed clients and friends that are facing huge rate increases this year and others who are choosing to go without insurance because the penalty is less than …

Retirement