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Ecosystem Growth Hacking: A New Approach To Corporate Venture?

<b>tl;dr: You’ve heard of corporate venture capital before, but did you know some funds are going small and close to the metal by targeting developers</b> …

How Intros Work In Silicon Valley

<i>Update: We’ve had folks asking if they can add this piece as a link in their signature to promote best practices for intros. We’re completely fine</i> …

How ‘venture builders’ are changing the startup model

If you haven’t yet heard of venture-builders — also called tech studios, startup factories, or venture production studios — let me introduce them to you: They’re organizations that build companies using their own ideas and resources.<p>Unlike incubators and accelerators, venture builders don’t take …

Innovation

Astro Teller

I just put out this op-ed on AI as a follow up to a year long report that came out this morning that I helped with. If you're interested in a …

Your Pitch Can Be Ruined by This Common Mistake

Don’t Overdo it<p>Overloading your slides with text is not a good thing to do. This common mistake can often lead to two scenarios which can kill your …

Public Speaking

The Next Great Platform is the One That We Already Have

You hear it all the time: Mobile is over. The app boom is finished. The average American downloads zero apps per month (okay, maybe 1.5 apps per …

How Startup Options (and Ownership) Works

One of the things that struck me most during our recent pieces on startup employee option plans is how things that impact the value of those options …

Venture Capital

Why AI consolidation will create the worst monopoly in US history

Vinod Iyengar Contributor<p>Vinod Iyengar is the director of product marketing at open source machine learning company H2O.ai.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Spark fragmentation undermines community<p>Forget Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — we need a trust-buster like Teddy Roosevelt, who in 1902 …

An Exclusive Look at How AI and Machine Learning Work at Apple | Backchannel

<b>On July 30, 2014,</b> Siri had a brain transplant.<p>Three years earlier, Apple had been the first major tech company to integrate a smart assistant into …

Entrepreneur

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AI Is Here to Help You Write Emails People Will Actually Read

Looking for an artificial intelligence that can write all your email messages so you don't have to? Too bad. That dream is still years away. But in …

Artificial Intelligence

28 Tools to Help You Launch Your Startup

It’s the catch-22 of the startup world: you want to launch something cool, but you need money to do it, but you won’t have money until you launch …

Web Design

Twitter's First Investor Says This Is How He Spots High-Potential Founders

placeholderThe most successful entrepreneurs are actually a little bit naughty.<p><i>How do angels and VCs gauge the potential of founders? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Maples, Founding</b> …

Facebook open-sources AI research so you'll stop making shitty bots

Facebook wants to show you how the sausage is made.<p>Facebook is open-sourcing its AI bot-building research. Part of its Facebook AI Research (FAIR) lab’s mission, the plan is to provide better access to researchers and engineers to they, in turn, can build better bots.<p>The code library, called …

Love the Problem, Not Your Solution – Love the Problem

I recently got asked about the most common pitfall that trips up entrepreneurs. Top on my list is:<b>Falling in love with your solution</b>. I’ve previously …

Why LinkedIn should kill the résumé and replace it with the experience graph

Garry Golden Contributor<p>Garry Golden is a senior futurist for the innovation firm futurethink.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Embedded fuel cells power smartphones for a week… and could run the world<p>Imagine a future where individuals can illustrate their progression of lifelong learning and training …

Why is now the time for artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence, or A.I., has been around since the start of computing and has had many false starts. The reality did not live up to the expectations set by science fiction. Accordingly, for many years, the majority of people’s understanding of A.I. was confined to university laboratories, …

After the correction comes The Conclusion

Winter came, and now it’s time for a season of shut downs, sell outs, and saving face. The circle of life includes the stage of death. That doesn’t mean these founders did anything wrong, just not quite enough right. Their experiments are coming to an end.<p>Two years ago a bunch of startups raised …

The healing power of AI

Erik Birkeneder Contributor<p>Erik Birkeneder is an intellectual property attorney at Nixon Peabody focused on digital health and medical device companies.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone<p>Artificial intelligence originally aspired to replace doctors. …

Guide: Sådan pitcher du til en investor

<b>Søger man som nystartet virksomhed kapital eller har man brug for penge og erfaring for at komme videre, kan en investor være svaret. Men der er rift</b> …

The head of Bloomberg's $150 million VC fund explains the formula for finding a top AI startup

The internet was not yet a commonly-accepted technical protocol for networking and hardware of the terminal's kind hadn't been seen before.<p>So Bloomberg's engineers had to go about inventing the tech themselves — from the set of instructions to carry data across a network, to custom-built hardware …

Growth Hacking Simplified in 4 Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no doubt that you have heard of growth hacking recently. It’s much more than a trendy buzzword in the startup world, though -- it’s an essential component of growing and scaling a business.<p>Growth hacking is the process of …

These Five Behaviors Can Create an Innovation Culture

Breakthroughs happen when organizations are set up to support them.

How chatbots and machine intelligence will help recruiters

Recruiting is one of those activities in business that takes time and effort, but sometimes doesn’t produce the desired results. You can sift through resumes, reach out to people on LinkedIn, and even conduct an interview in person — and then take a pass.<p>The problem? In most cases, the candidate …

9 Answers You Need About Yourself Before Starting Your Own Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When considering starting your own company, there are a lot of financial, legal and business questions you need to ask yourself. "How am I going to raise money? Who are my competitors? Are there patents on similar products?" I’m not going …

Don’t make founders’ equity even

Sometimes I think about replacing the table in my office with a sofa and a box of tissues. I’m a lawyer, but sometimes I feel like a therapist. When startup founders sit down with me to hash out equity splits and trust and commitment issues, their tempers sometimes flare. Uncomfortable silences …

Goodies Be Pro Active With Investors

Investors are busy, and you are not the only person that has awakened their attention. So possibly you got the attention of some, and they have shown …

The difference between Statistical Modeling and Machine Learning, as I see it

I frequently get asked about the differences between Statistics (statistical modeling in particular), Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. …

How startups can compete with enterprises in artificial intelligence and machine learning

John Melas-Kyriazi Contributor<p>John Melas-Kyriazi is a senior associate at Spark Capital interested in the AI and machine learning space.<p>When I woke up this morning, I asked my assistant a simple question: “Siri, is it going to rain today?”<p>Siri understood my intent, pulled the local weather data via …

Why the top 5 tech companies are dead set on AI

David Kurtz Contributor<p>David Kurtz is the chief product officer of Opera Mediaworks.<p>At nearly every major technology event for the past five years we’ve been given at least one “wow” moment — when one of the big players would unveil some sort of product or service that no one had ever seen …