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New Study Reveals: 0% of Women-Led Startups Funded

<b>April Fools, folks.</b> My team tried to play a joke on me today. They told me that a new study reported that 0% of women-led startups are funded. While …

500 STARTUPS ANNOUNCES NEW $5 BILLION “FIVE UNICORNS” FUND

Today, 500 Startups announced the filing of its latest fund, a $5 billion “Five Unicorns” mega-fund. The new fund plans to make five investments in …

TiE Mobile Product Showcase: 9 new startups, and a question bank for app developers

Two of Bangalore’s favourite products – startups and beer – came together at the Arbor Brewing House for the TiE Mobile Product Showcase this …

The Most Common Reasons Startups Fail

Before diving into your own startup, consider first these common mistakes that have cost entrepreneurs their businesses time and again.<p>Founders blame investors, investors blame CEOs, CEOs blame research and development (R&D), R&D say the product is fine, the market just doesn’t get it, and …

How Startups Can Leverage Big Data For Success (Infographic)

Big data and analytics have exploded across industries and professions. Yet more than one-third of startups aren’t leveraging big data to their …

Security Startups: Over-hyped or Golden Opportunity

While these benefits make security startups seem like a sure bet, there are other considerations executives need to take into account before jumping …

Startups Offer Unusual Reward for Investing

Simple Agreement for Future Equity promises benefits later if the firm is able to move forward<p>When a young Boston entrepreneur sought half-a-million dollars to launch his startup last fall, he turned his back on today’s usual tactics, such as selling equity stakes or issuing convertible …

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What Role Will Startups Play in Boston's Economic Landscape?

Boston’s Startup Manager Rory Cuddyer is on a mission. His assignment? To decipher the city’s startup scene so policy makers can revitalize the …

After Alibaba, China’s Gobi Partners shows interest in startups focused on Indian market

After Ant Financial – an affiliate group of Alibaba – invested in Indian third-party payment service Paytm, there has been an increasing interest …

Hiring for startups? Think unicorns

Recently, I found myself stuck at New York's LaGuardia airport waiting for a twice-cancelled flight.<p>After responding to e-mails and eating overpriced salad, I started glancing enviously at other travellers passing the time with friends or colleagues. It made me realize that, for the first time in …

Which billion-dollar 'unicorn' startups are at most risk of dying? Here's what some data suggests ...

A unicorn is a term used to describe a startup worth $1 billion or more. Like the fictional animal, unicorn companies are supposed to be rare and magical.<p>Lately, tech's unicorns have become rather common. Last month, the Wall Street Journal compiled its own "billion-dollar club" — a list of 78 …

13 Things Startup Founders Aren’t Thankful For

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude; for startup founders, that means saying thank you to the team who believes in you, the customers who support …

Business And Life Lessons From Disney Pixar's 'Wall-E'

“I don’t want to survive, I want to LIVE!,” shouts McCrea, the jolly, well-fed captain of the fashionable starliner Axiom to the out-of-control auto-navigation unit Auto, which has now taken control of the ship, preventing its rotund and happy crew from returning back to Earth.<p><i>“Wall-E.”</i><p>It’s a …

How to Avoid Drowning in Your Financials | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs don't start a business because they want to manage its finances or spend hours perusing financial statements and reports--they start a business because they have a great idea, and expertise and passion behind their idea. But, passion isn't enough to keep a business afloat. According …

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Tech Superstars Build 'Startup Factories'

The startup world is driven by a familiar formula: you get an idea, you build a product based on your idea, you start a business to sell your …

Creative Business Cards Design Templates | Design

New creative business card templates for any kind of company, or even personal use. Modern <b>business cards</b> concept design with professional look.<p>Here …

80% of marketers agree innovation is important — but disagree on what it means

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Marketo.</i><p>In 2014, innovation was the central focus for all marketing teams globally. But what does innovation mean? Even though it is frequently referenced in marketing content — from keynotes to blog posts — it clearly means different things to different people. …

7 marketing mistakes that can put your startup at risk

There is most definitely a learning curve when starting a new venture, and if you aren't making mistakes, you're not taking enough risks. I've seen …

12 Pivotal Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Guy Kawasaki | Inc.com

Guy Kawasaki is well known for his support of innovation and entrepreneurship, having been an early employee of Apple, then going on to start, advise, and assist a number of successful technology companies.<p>He also claims to be one of the only people to work for Steve Jobs twice and survive. He …

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The 10 Entrepreneurs Who Defined 2014

This story appears in the December 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>From game-changing technologies to record-setting IPOs to scandals that would make a starlet blush, this was a year that had it all. Some startups hit the big time; others hit the skids. Entrepreneurs went from zeros to heroes …

Where does Watson the supercomputer leave mere human workers?

Print this page<p>Watson, the IBM supercomputer named after the company’s visionary founder, is probably best known for pummelling formidable human …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

You're Actually Hurting Your Business With These 5 'Productive' Habits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are expected to do everything and be everything at all times. It’s part of business, especially when you’re first starting out.<p>However, there are some seemingly productive habits that you may have formed that are actually …

Cool Painting Ideas That Turn Walls And Ceilings Into A Statement

We think of walls as blank canvases waiting to be filled with color to come alive. How would you make that happen? And forget for a second the usual …

6 Common Financial Fears -- And How To Conquer Them

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>When you were a child, the things that spooked you the most at night were probably the monsters that lived in your closet and under your bed.<p>These days, however, your late-night worries are likely much more tangible and probably revolve around money.<p>In …

13 Things You Should Have in Your Closet by 30

All of the touches you need to add warmth, style and creativity the most-used space in your home.<p><i>Courtesy of LA Closet Design</i><p>1. Something Cozy Underfoot<p>You know how you feel when you step into your favorite slippers?It's like that, but EVERY time you walk into your closet."I think that by the time …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

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