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20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

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YouTube's top 10 trailers of 2014

In a world where trailers rack up millions of views, there can be only one No. 1 most viewed sneak peek.<p>YouTube has released its list of the most …

An International CEO's Guide to Silicon Valley

<i>Stéphane Le Viet is the CEO and Founder of Work4.</i><p>To the international community, Silicon Valley is the heart of the startup world. Entrepreneurs from around the globe are drawn in as they look to follow in the footsteps of others who have successfully launched companies in the US – Elon Musk, …

Getting To $100M+ Revenue: Understanding The 3 Phases Of A Startup

<i>Mitchell Harper is the co-founder and co-CEO of Bigcommerce. He tweets at @mitchellharper.</i><p>In order to be successful as a first-time entrepreneur, it’s important to understand that as your business grows, what got you to where you are won’t necessarily keep moving you forward.<p>In his excellent book …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless | Inc.com

For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you are, right?<p>Wrong. According to a handful of studies, consistently clocking over 40 hours a …

Here's What It's Like To Work At A Failed Startup

We just talked to one of its first employees, Sameer Sundresh, a lead engineer who is surprisingly chill over the situation. Sundresh was hired by Everpix about a year ago, after Everpix landed its seed money.<p>With a PhD in computer science, he's already juggling a number of job offers, he said. The …

A simple explanation of how money moves around the banking system

Twitter went mad last week because somebody had transferred almost $150m in a single Bitcoin transaction. This tweet was typical:<p>194,993 BTC …

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After watching 36 startup demo pitches last week at CIX and the Communitech 401 events, I was impressive with how prepared the entrepreneurs …

Programmer Robert McNally Put Together An Awesome Presentation On What Bitcoin Really Is

Some former gold bugs certainly think so.<p>And its value has skyrocketed in recent months.<p>But many readers at this point are probably wondering ... what exactly is Bitcoin?<p>Robert McNally, an iOS developer at parking payment startup QuickPay, gave the following presentation to last year's Hackers' …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

Why The Trend For Misspelled or -ly Startup Names Won't Go Away

As if bootstrapped startups already didn’t have enough on their plates, they face an additional, major challenge that no amount of engineering or business acumen can adequately overcome: Naming their company.<p>In an age where strong online presence and clear differentiation from the competition are …

How to Raise Money for Startups in Asia

<i>Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. He is currently CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60M in</i> …

Making Awesome People Happy at Work (and Stopping Them from Quitting)

<i>Taro Fukuyama is a co-founder and CEO of AnyPerk. He’s a Y Combinator graduate and hustled his way to be the first Japanese team ever admitted into the program. He once founded a company in a Taco Bell parking lot.</i><p>It’s fairly common knowledge that happy employees are simply better at their jobs. No …

5 Things you Need to Know Before Starting an Enterprise Company

<i>Vik Singh is CEO and cofounder of Infer, which recently raised a $10 million Series A round from Redpoint Ventures and provides data-powered applications to companies like Box, Jive, Nitro, Tableau, and Zendesk.</i><p>Over the past two years while building up my company, I’ve gained some valuable insights …

CEOs Need to Be Team Players Too

<i>Joe Hyrkin is CEO at Issuu. He was previously CEO of Reverb as well as Entrepreneur in Residence at Trinity Ventures. He has also held top leadership positions at Gaia Interactive, Yahoo, Flickr and Virage, Inc.</i><p>We’ve all heard it before: the importance of teamwork. And though we sometimes roll our …

30 startup tips for avoiding failure, from successful founders

Toying around with the idea of starting a company? Worried about things that may go wrong or making the wrong decisions? Did you just start a company but are concerned about how you are doing things? You are not alone, and you definitely are not in unchartered waters.<p>There are not only many …

Pizza, programming, and starting an industry: Bill Gates, the college years

Bill Gates' presence as a titan of the computing industry is now taken for granted, but before all that he was just a (rather extraordinary) college student. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at the software mogul's earlier years at Harvard for the <i>Harvard Gazette</i>. It's a look back at a human …

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How to Launch Your Own Startup Part 4

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Christian Reber, CEO and co-founder of Berlin-based 6Wunderkinder. It’s part three of a series, cross-posted from his own blog, in which he draws on his experience to offer advice for aspiring entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond. You can follow him on Twitter,</i> …

How to Get and Keep your Startup's A+ players

<i>This post was originally published on the 15Five blog.</i><p>The definition of an A+ player varies across industries and departments. To one CEO or manager it may mean the most productive (by far), to another the very best team-worker. Or perhaps they’re the magnificently creative, or the most technically …

13 UX Design Practices Startups Shouldn't Overlook

There’s a lot of talk about improving UX and putting the user first, but what does a great user experience really require? I asked a panel of 13 successful entrepreneurs to share their favorite best practices, especially for newer startups that may be tempted to focus on flash over …

8 Methods to Grow your SaaS Company

So you’ve built an awesome SaaS product that’s now ready to go to market. Assuming you already have product/market fit, your biggest challenge now is getting your product in front of prospective customers.<p>Here are eight growth techniques we’ve used with success at Mhelpdesk, a field service …

How to Help your Startup Turn a Profit in 4 Simple Steps

• <b>Partnerships and marketplaces: Selling one-through-one-to-many</b><p>There is also a special group of resellers that I’d like to cover separately. Apple’s App Store, Google Play marketplace, Salesforce App Exchange, and your mobile carrier belong to this group. They are “one­-to-­many” resellers you can …

10 JavaScript Code Snippets to Save Your Time

JavaScript code snippets are the mind jiggling process for any web developer. You have to deal with enormous error, debug process and syntax checking …

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How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …

5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …

How to Raise Money as a First Time Founder

This is a guest post by Wade Foster, co-founder and CEO of Zapier, which originally appeared on his blog. You can follow Wade’s writing on his site or the Zapier blog.<p>In September of 2012, Zapier closed our seed investment round of $1.2MM. In May of 2012, I had no idea where to start when it came …

Unsplash is a site full of free images for your next splash page

Simple, useful – one for the bookmarks. Unsplash is a Tumblr blog that does nothing more than collect images that would be suitable for your next startup or product’s splash page.<p>Simply browse for the image you’re after and click download. You’ll find full attribution info under the images.<p>If …