Matt Kranitz

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The Mint countries: Next economic giants?

<b>In 2001 the world began talking about the Bric countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China - as potential powerhouses of the world economy. The term was coined by economist Jim O'Neill, who has now identified the "Mint" countries - Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey - as emerging economic</b> …

Emerging Markets

Why 2014 Will Be the Year of the “Acqui-entry” in Latin America

<i>Juan Pablo Cappello is an investor in more than twenty early stage companies, among them he is a co-founder of Idea.me, Urbita and the LAB Miami. Juan Pablo was a partner in Patagon.com and was named in December 2013 by Poder Magazine one of the most influential Hispanics in Science and Technology.</i> …

LuckyPennie bundles your local music scene into an app

You may not be the cool kid who knows about all the latest music and live shows, but LuckyPennie can help you feel like you are.<p>LuckyPennie is an iPhone app that launched today. It provides music and concert recommendations from local tastemakers. The app includes an activity feed of new tracks and …

Latin America catches entrepreneurship fever

<b>For generations, the countries of Latin America have relied on the export of raw materials for their wealth.</b><p>From Venezuela's oil, to copper from Chile, Argentinean soybeans, bananas from Ecuador, Mexican silver, and timber from Brazil - the vast region is blessed with a fabulous array of …

South America
Markets

Bank of America Merrill Lynch slashes gold call to $1,150 and warns it could get uglier

Budget deal wins final approval in Senate

The Senate on Wednesday approved a two-year budget deal, sending it to President Obama's desk and staving off the threat of a partial government shutdown.<p>The bill cleared the Senate on a 64-36 vote. It passed despite the objections of Republican senators to a provision that cuts billions from …

Banks Lead US Stock Rally After Fed Announces Tapering

On Wednesday afternoon, Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve announced tapering earlier than some analysts expected, as the US economy picks up its pace. Stocks didn’t shy away from the news, though. In fact, they rallied, led by banks like JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America.<p>The S&P …

China

Apple Paid No UK Corporate Taxes In 2012: Report

Despite making millions in profit in Britain, Apple paid no corporate taxes to the U.K. last year, according to company filings cited by various news outlets.<p>The tech giant logged a pre-tax profit of 68 million pounds -- or more than $103 million -- from its main U.K. subsidiaries last year, the …

BIS fears fresh bank crisis from global bond spike

Soaring bond yields across the world threaten trillion of dollars in losses for investors and a fresh financial crisis unless banks are braced for the shock, the Bank for International Settlements has warned.<p>The Swiss-based institution said losses on US Treasury securities alone will reach $1 …

Associated Press News

4 Pillars Of Successful Brand Building From HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes

HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes shares the key areas he focused on to build HootSuite’s brand from scrappy startup to globally recognized social-media tool.<p>As an entrepreneur, one of the biggest challenges you will face will be building your brand. The ultimate goal is to set your company and your brand …

HootSuite

Fitch says China credit bubble unprecedented in modern world history

China's shadow banking system is out of control and under mounting stress as borrowers struggle to roll over short-term debts, Fitch Ratings has warned.<p>The agency said the scale of credit was so extreme that the country would find it very hard to grow its way out of the excesses as in past …

Can The World Afford Higher Interest Rates?

That’s the end of QE tapering talk then? Not quite, but it should die down somewhat, given U.S. Fed Reserve conduit Jon Hilsenrath’s latest kiss-and-tell article in <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. Thankfully, it might also stop all the blather about the U.S. and global economies recovering (they’re not) and …

Funding Daily: Weaponized robot vehicle edition

<i>Updated 6:35pm with item on Lamoda.</i><p>You think your startup is pretty bad-ass? Guess again, my to-do-list-app-writing friend. Today, we learned about a startup that puts all your iOS apps, HTML5-based productivity apps, and oh-so-beautifully-designed product curation sites to shame. Yes, we’re …

Javelin: the lean startup app that's a product of lean startup methodology

Conventional wisdom holds that most big companies are not capable of innovating. They’re too fat and bureaucratic, too resistant to change, good at …

Recipe for Bootstrapping Success | Inc.com

Bootstrapping your business? Nowadays even funded businesses need to be highly adaptable and operate on a shoestring budget. But those entrepreneurs have to account to investors for their every move, while bootstrapping entrepreneurs need only account to themselves and their customers. But to do …

Small Business

How Investors Think: Is your Startup a Feature, Product or Business?

Through my development as a junior VC, I regularly find myself asking questions similar to those of my entrepreneur friends.<p>Without many ghosts of pitches past, I glean knowledge from others’ refined judgement and execution. Take it this way: venture capitalists are paid to act on a point of view, …