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Cool Data Sets I’ve found

In trying to do my capstone for the coding bootcamp I’m doing, I found a number of cool data sets which I thought I should share.<p>Everyone should be …

7 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job or You're Screwed

Leaving your job to become your own boss without going broke requires setting the groundwork just right. Few people do.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The prospect of quitting your job and becoming your boss is both liberating and scary as hell. But, instead …

Entrepreneurship

Artificial Intelligence in the UK: Landscape and learnings from 226 startups

With every paradigm shift in technology, waves of innovation follow as companies improve and then reimagine processes. <b>Today we are in the early</b> …

Texas Has Millions of Smart Meters. So Why Haven’t Third-Party Energy Services Blossomed?

From smart meters to wind energy, Texas was an early mover in clean energy. The state's deregulated energy market, which features dozens of …

Customers

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Snapchat‘s Leaked Pitch Deck

I was very lucky to come across this pitch deck used by Snapchat back in 2014. To provide some background, Snapchat is a photo messaging app that …

Startups

How to Start a Business: 7 Steps to Get Started Today

Follow this formula for launching and starting to grow your new business.<p>While starting a business is no easy task, it's not as difficult as many entrepreneurs would think. Instead of obsessing over every minor detail or second guessing yourself, if you follow these seven steps, you can be on your …

Small Business

38 Startup Pitch Decks From Companies That Changed The World

To celebrate the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I thought it would be interesting to put together a blog post with a good amount …

20 Best Big Data Visualization Tools Reviewed

By Edoardo L’AstorinaBig Data is amazing. It describes our everyday behavior, keeps track of the places we go, stores what we like to do and how much …

6 Ways Businesses Leverage Machine Learning Tools

<b>Mar 14, 2016</b><p>No longer the exclusive domain of data-reliant businesses like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, machine learning has been making its way …

The Dark Ages of Austin startup capital

An Austin-based venture capital firm recently offered my company $400,000 for 40 percent of its equity. This was one week before their counterpart in the Bay Area offered $2 million for 20 percent of the same company. Nothing had changed in that week, and both received the same pitch and deck in …

Venture Capital

Tree Kernels: Quantifying Similarity Among Tree-Structured Data

MIT Tool Gives the Cost of Installing Solar Panels on Any Roof in Your City

How good is your roof for solar power?<p>The world, it seems, is falling in love with solar energy. Recent years have seen the increasing adoption of solar power around the world as an alternative energy source for everything from individual homes to the entire energy grid, with the United States' …

How Solar Software Can Save The World

VCs have avoided solar deals ever since Solyndra became a four-letter word. But while their attention has strayed, the industry has been on a tear. In 2010, U.S. solar installers hit a milestone of 1 GW per year. Five years later, they’re installing more than 1 GW per month.<p>This tremendous growth …

distributedgeneration

This Oxford grad quit his job at Merrill Lynch after just a week to build a tech startup that's now worth millions

Many university students dream of landing themselves a job at a big investment bank but Oxford graduate Husayn Kassai quit his job at Merrill Lynch in 2012 after just a week to focus on building a startup he'd cofounded at university.<p>That startup was background checking service Onfido, which has …

Startups

Solar and wind forecasts are new wave of weather reporting

Solar power was the fastest-growing form of electricity generation in the United States in 2014. As renewable energy continues to expand, demand is …

M-Kopa Solar Is Making a Profit on Poor Africans

Solar panels charging a light system outside a house in a rural area around Kisumu.<p>The Solar Company Making a Profit on Poor Africans<p>M-Kopa plans to …

The 10 Slides Every Killer Pitch Deck Needs

Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis have raised more than $50 million from investors for various startups. In their new book, they spill their fundraising formula to founders. Step 1 is a masterful pitch deck.<p>Longtime friends Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis are the kind of entrepreneurs who learn lessons not …

Peter Thiel

What America’s Best BBQ Joint Can Teach You About Pricing

Aaron Franklin, proprietor of the Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, has been lauded for his pit master skills, specifically in smoking beef brisket. <i>Bon Appetit</i> anointed his fare the best barbecue in America, and he was awarded Best Chef: Southwest by the James Beard Foundation. Barbecue lovers …

James Beard Foundation

Investing in Startups Is No Longer Just for Millionaires

The SEC passed a rule permitting average earners to get in on the companies that only the rich used to be able to buy stakes in.<p>Though crowdfunding has become immensely popular in recent years, the perks of buying into companies early through platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have mostly …

What it’s like to use an off-grid solar-and-battery system in your home

Many Hawaiian homeowners already use the off-grid solar-and-battery systems championed by Tesla’s TSLA, -1.09% Elon Musk and others — and their …

Solar Power

Rise Of The Quants — Again

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Robin Vasan is a managing director of</i> <i>Mayfield</i><i>, a global early-stage venture capital firm. He previously founded or worked in key positions at several software startups. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a dual bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and economics from</i> …

Machine Learning