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The 18 hottest enterprise startups of 2017, according to how investors value them

For that we turned to Pitchbook, the website that tracks financial investments. Pitchbook sifted through its vast database to uncover the 383 startups that received funding so far in 2017 and that sell products or services to businesses, aka enterprise startups.<p>We chose a metric called a "valuation …

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A fashion designer breaks down why some clothes are worth spending more on

At a fast-fashion retailer such as H&M, a simple cut-and-sew top can cost as little as $15. At Gap, something similar might run about $45. At Elizabeth Suzann, a small fashion label based in Nashville, Tennessee, one of the brand’s minimal kimono-sleeved t-shirts, made of cotton twill, is …

Businesses start to pick up on Dropbox | Financial Times

When Drew Houston used to tell the story of how he founded his $10bn company Dropbox, it usually started on a bus from Boston to New York. The then …

15 Israeli Startups You Need to Know for 2017

Israel is a tiny nation of about 8 million people who collectively have a huge interest in tech startups.<p>Israel is a tiny nation of about eight million people whose interest in hi-tech startups is passionate. Last year, I sought and found some of the hottest Israeli startups. This year, I again had …

Startups

4 Things That Investors Look For in a Startup

The key factors that make a startup attractive to brand-name investors.<p>There are 50,000+ startups created every year in the United States. There are maybe 300 regularly active funds and 200 groups in the U.S., funding an average of 4-5 companies each per year---and many of them are funding the same …

11 reasons we didn’t invest in your company

Like most VCs, we often review dozens of deals each week. We have developed a funnel that enables us to quickly eliminate those that do not fit our general investment criteria (e.g. industry, stage, model).<p>The deals that survive this initial culling process are subjected to much greater scrutiny …

Zilingo lands $8M for its marketplace for fashion sellers in Southeast Asia

Zilingo may not be a name known to many prior to today, but the under-the-radar e-commerce company has closed an impressive $8 million Series A round to scale its fashion-focused operations in Southeast Asia.<p>The round was led by Sequoia India, Indonesia-based Venturra Capital and Susquehanna …

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Five Rules Of App Localization In China: Money, Dating And App Store

14 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

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14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

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Here‘s How Entrepreneurs Go From $0 To $5M in Funding

During the writing of my book, <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising</i>, I tried to distill all of my learnings during my years connecting startups with …

7 Challenges to Overcome for Launching Your Startup's Website

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest indicators of entrepreneurial validity these days is the launch of a website; your business isn’t considered truly established until it has one. Accordingly, a website is an important milestone for charting your startup …

5 Ways to Make Your Startup Stand Out

A few years ago, all it took to succeed as a startup was a good idea, some funding and some hard work. Unfortunately, as the market has become …

How 400 Customers Can Make Your Startup a Winner

I’m a big fan of food media and food startups, as you can tell from some other articles I’ve written on the subject, like how Facebook Food Videos …

12 mistakes you MUST avoid when moving home

Moving into a new house presents a blank canvas and an overflow of possibilities in terms of décor and home design. But often those new spaces …

Reddit will let advertisers sponsor your post

If you make some hashtag viral content, Reddit will be paid to spread it around.<p>Reddit needs to earn money, and one that it's planning to do that is by letting advertisers put their cash behind your posts. In an interview with <i>AdAge</i>, co-founder Steve Huffman explained how his website is going to …

Looking for an Angel? For Startups, Only Success Breeds Success

Startup success is much more than raising millions of dollars.<p>One look at the title and you may think that this is an obvious thing to say. Of course, you need to be successful to prevent your business from failing. At the same time, this wasn't always the case. Years ago, so much money was …

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Mike Wadhera Contributor<p>Mike Wadhera is the founder of Teleport.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The future of mobile video is virtual reality<p>Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, …

38 Design Tips for Creating an Amazing User Experience

The SEO and online marketing landscape is one that is constantly in flux, changing with small steps or big leaps as the online realm itself evolves to stay in touch with what users want and need.<p>If you are still focusing your optimization and marketing efforts on keeping pace with search engine …

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What is a startup?

Startups, fundamentally, are about creating technological innovation. PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel put it best in <i>Zero to One:</i> he defined startups as …

Articles about scandinavian summer home built surf sports and sun on Dwell.com - Dwell

An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.<p>Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>This architect …

Power moves that shook the fashion industry in 2015

Fashion’s game of musical chairs was more gripping in 2015 than it has been for quite a few years. Each time you thought the game couldn’t possibly go on, another major power player had their turn. This was not an uneventful year. Considering that the positions at play were some of the most coveted …

9 questions to ask yourself if you want to be successful at work and in life

A NASA mission reached Pluto last week, beaming back stunning imagery of the distant planet. Brian Acton and Jam Koum, who founded WhatsApp in 2009, sold their startup to Google for $19 billion just five years later.<p>Easton LaChapelle built a robotic hand out of legos and fishing wire in his bedroom …

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The 10 biggest startup stories of 2015

Share60<p>Tweet<p>Share82<p>+14<p>Shares 146<p>From the drama around firing of ex-CEO of Housing.com Rahul Yadav and PM Modi coining a new slogan “Start-up India, …

These 5 actions are often overlooked by new CFOs at startups

Expect a few things: a mess of documents to sort out, a frazzled CEO trying to balance finances while building a company, and a very frustrated office admin that has been mistaken for the company accountant one too many times.<p>Before taking on the role of CFO at Yotpo, I spent 8 years as a Senior …

Want To Travel Like A Fashion Blogger? There's An App For That

Kat Tanita of 'With Love, From Kat' is the first fashion blogger to launch a travel app.<p>In our Instagram-ruled world, travel FOMO and the urge to go on the most fabulous vacation of a lifetime is now stronger than ever. So strong in fact that it probably hadn't even crossed your mind that you …

7 overseas fashion tech startups spent a week with Google in London — we got to join them

The five-day exchange programme, led by Google program manager Francesca Dean, is designed to help the overseas startups forge relationships with retailers, investors, and other London companies.<p>The program, organised by the Google for Entrepreneurs division, includes workshops, mentoring sessions, …