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5 Big Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Just Keep Making

The allure of being your own boss is strong, but the reality of running a high-growth startup is that the company is your boss.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world we live in has glamorized the idea of starting one's own business, to the point that children now …

Entrepreneurship

Big Issue seller who spent years sleeping rough accepted into Cambridge University

A Big Issue seller who spent years sleeping rough on the streets has won a place at Cambridge University.<p>Geoff Edwards, 52, who left Liverpool for …

Here's what Sergey Brin's resume looked like 2 years before he cofounded Google

But back in 1996, Brin was a lot like any other Ph.D. candidate — on paper, at least.<p>Brin's resume, which was last updated more than 20 years ago, is still available online. At the time Brin made it, he was working toward completing his Ph.D. at Stanford University.<p>Brin is now worth $43.6 billion …

Silicon Valley

This Five-Time Founder Raised $32M To Reinvent Sales Software Around Messaging

For David Cancel’s fifth startup, he’s raised $32 million to help sales people close deals faster by messaging with prospects instead of having them fill out forms.<p>What he really wants to do is take on Salesforce.<p>Cancel’s company Drift already works with 50,000 businesses, many of whom pay anywhere …

From living in a trailer park to selling his startup for millions, video entrepreneur Casey Neistat shares how he got started

Two of most motivating words to entrepreneur Casey Neistat are these: You can’t.Neistat had heard those words repeatedly by age 17, when the …

Why Your Startup Doesn't Need Venture Capital

Advice on what to consider in growing your startup venture.<p>With the popularity of entrepreneurial shows like Shark Tank and the influence of tech news headlines, there is a growing misconception that to succeed as an entrepreneur, you must seek venture capital. Contrary to popular belief, this is …

The Hard Truth About Life That Will Set You Free

Embrace this truth and you'll live like never before.<p>One day, you will return to the source that created you. While this reality is an overwhelming concept, it is the secret power for many of the most successful people. Why? Accepting the reality that your life will end is the very thing that frees …

6 Reasons You Don't Need a Business Partner

In this entrepreneur's view, the risks are far too great.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People starting off on their entrepreneurial journey often feel the need to partner up before they launch a company. That's what I did when I started in December of 1999 and as I …

Small Business

VCs Are Starving -- Starving! -- for Solid Investments: 5 Ways to Take Advantage

Believe it or not, it's a founder's market right now.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Raising capital is no easy task. Over the past five years, I’ve had to do it multiple times -- for a management buyout, for our first accelerator fund and for the purpose of supporting …

Venture Capital

Sex around the world: Here’s what you can expect from Prague’s Sex Machines Museum

<b>Two minutes’ walk from Prague’s Old Town Square, down a cobbled alleyway, situated opposite a high-end shop selling porcelain and jewellery, is the</b> …

Final 2-for-1 Disrupt Berlin ticket release happening Wednesday 9/6

Alright, European TechCrunch fans, time to listen up — we’ll soon be releasing our final batch of Disrupt Berlin 2017 tickets at the deeply discounted rate of <b>two for the price of one</b>.<p>Yes, you read that right. If you act now, you can score not one but two whole Disrupt tickets for the price of one. …

Startups

New iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple's Sneaky Secret

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 promises to introduce a number of new technologies to the iPhone faithful. One of those is a mainstay of many Android handsets, namely wireless charging. But Apple’s implementation is going to be disappointing to those hoping for the accepted protocols to be accepted.<p>As I …

IPhone 8

Here is Uber’s first pitch deck

On the ninth anniversary of the founding of Uber, its co-founder Garrett Camp shared the company’s initial pitch deck via a personal Medium post. The deck, and the short post, comes off quite sentimental because of how much has happened to the company since it was created.<p>But company growth and …

Donald Trump Picked A Trademark Fight With An App Developer Who Didn't Have A Lawyer. Trump Lost

Tom Scharfeld’s latest app had nothing to do with Donald Trump. And the lifelong musician turned software developer intended to keep it that way.<p>Scharfeld released his second iPhone app, “iTrump,” at a trade show in Anaheim, California in January, 2011. The previous month, Scharfeld filed paperwork …

The CEO of PayPal started his career making $14,000 a year — here’s how he rose through the ranks and took 3 companies public

Dan Schulman has battle scars. The actual scars come from krav maga, a martial art he practices nearly every day. The others you can't see are from decades of leading companies, from the boom and bust of the dot-com bubble to the challenges of taking three companies public.<p>Schulman told Business …

Startups

Facebook Proves Targeted Ads Are Worth Your Privacy

Facebook offers a free product. Their ad platform exists so users don’t have to pay. Even if you’d be willing to sign up for a paid subscription, it’d take more than one person to make it work. Every user would have to buy in.<p>The whole point of Facebook is that you can connect with almost anyone. …

Mark Zuckerberg Reveals the 5 Strategies That Helped Facebook Grow at an Insane Rate

These moves bring 'move fast and break things' to life.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> <i>Masters of Scale</i><i>,</i> <i>LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman</i> <i>explores his philosophy on how to scale a business -- and at</i><i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>, entrepreneurs are responding with their own ideas and</i> …

Social Media

The Only Thing You Need to Become a Millionaire

Are you focused on what you should be?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy explains the key to building real wealth: focus. Are you focused on what you should be? More specifically, are you focused on the things that …

Entrepreneurship

How Lonely Planet's founder still living the dream

It's perhaps unsurprising that I need to travel to have lunch with a man who has made a life, and a fortune, out of travel. Tony Wheeler, the …

Loneliness

Bootstrap Your Competitive Research To Avoid Entrepreneurial Delusions

Entrepreneurs get a notion for a business and start building. When the excitement of starting the work begins, many forget to step back and truly see what is already out in the market.<p>Most businesses have been done in one form or another. And even if the idea is new, others are likely starting up …

Here Are Hip Hop's Most Valuable Instagram Accounts By The Numbers

There is no doubt that rap artists have massive cultural influence, or what I call Millennial Currency. This is the ability to drive, engage and connect with a powerful demographic in a way that corporate brands only dream of doing. Instagram is the platform of choice where most of today’s hip hop …

The founders of a $1.3 billion startup raised $250 million while keeping over 50% of the company for themselves

While the company wouldn't comment on the valuation, a source tells us it rings in at $1.3 billion, up from over $1 billion in 2012, the last time the company raised equity capital. Zeta Global offers cloud sales and marketing software.<p>This funding is a moment of triumph for founder CEO David …

Venture Capital

Richard Reed: ‘Going from business owner to investor is like going from athlete to coach’

The co-founder of Innocent talks Brexit, ethics and reveals what his angel fund, JamJar investments, looks for in a business opportunity.<p>What’s your business background?<p>I left university with a degree in geography, ready to face the world, and then spent the next four years in advertising as an …

Think You're Too Old to Start a Business? This Is Why You're Wrong

Don't buy into the idea that kids own innovation. Use age to your advantage.<p>Something's been bothering me more and more over the past couple of years. It's the notion that older entrepreneurs don't have the skills and talent to compete with those in their 20s. It's disappointing to me that the …

$9 billion startup Stripe is automating the complicated process of starting a company

Now the $9 billion payments company has realized that Atlas is something entrepreneurs throughout the United States want too.<p>Atlas automates the complicated process of starting a company into a filling out a short web form. Atlas then takes care of incorporating a company in Delaware, setting up a …

Startups

Every serious photographer should own these 2 lenses

If you're just starting to set up your camera kit, you face a baffling array of choices: fixed-lens or interchangeable? DSLR or mirrorless? Nikon, Canon, Olympus, or Sony?<p>Most people don't need to buy expensive equipment, since smartphone cameras have gotten pretty damn good. It's probably more …

Cameras

How to Raise Venture Capital Abroad

It's a struggle for many founders.<p><i>By Nathan Lustig, managing partner of Magma Partners.</i><p>You're only a Google search away from some great articles about how to raise venture capital for your startup. But almost all of them are U.S. centric. While international venture capital has increased …

Building your own chatbot is a lot easier than you'd expect

Three of the undisputed kings of technology -- Microsoft, Facebook and Google -- all bet big on bots in 2016. It's too early to say whether that was a good move, but if nothing else it's clear that bots haven't seen mainstream adoption yet. If you're a believer in the technology and want to start …

What's the Worst Thing That Can Happen as an Entrepreneur?

Two successful entrepreneurs talk about their worst days in business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On this episode of Resilience, Entrepreneur Network partner Jason Saltzman sits down with Cesar Kuriyama, founder of the 1 Second Everyday app, and Jean-Sébastien …

Entrepreneurship

Forget moving to Canada — it just got easier to become a permanent resident of Japan

Japan's Ministry of Justice, which oversees immigration, this week announced new rules governing permanent residency, hoping to attract and keep more highly skilled workers from overseas.<p>The new measures will go into effect in March and could make it possible for some applicants to receive …

Japan