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There are now 229 unicorn startups, with $175B in funding and $1.3T valuation

Tales of the tech unicorn’s impending demise might be somewhat exaggerated. Spoke Intelligence and VB Profiles released a report recently that counted more than 208 of the mythical creatures, not to mention an additional 21 of the even more rarely spotted decacorns — startups with a valuation in …

Venture Capital

The 11-Point Checklist That Will Help You Decide If Your Startup Idea Is Actually Worth Pursuing

Use this list to gain the confidence you need to finally start a business in 2016.<p>Having too many ideas may be the norm for the majority of entrepreneurs, but it can also be overwhelming and lead to the inability to move forward. Too many choices can actually derail our success and leave us no …

20 of the Best Slide Decks for SaaS Leaders [SlideShare]

One of the best things about being a SaaS business today is the sheer number of resources available to founders and leaders. We've found that …

Here are the 7 most active investors in India this year

Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global, and Accel Partners lead the pack. Make a guess who the others are before you dive into the article to find out.

Venture Capital

The Six Lists You Need To Make Every Day Productive

You might make a daily to-do list, but have you considered project lists or outsource lists? Here’s what to write down to get the most done.<p>Your brain is for thinking, not for storing a long list of random things you need to do.<p>“When you’re juggling a lot of tasks, things will fall through the …

Kauffman Founders School

29 Productivity Apps To Help You Rule The Office

It’s no secret that technology has made our lives a <i>lot</i> easier, especially with the advent of smartphones and apps that can track anything from your heartbeat, to the amount of time you waste on Facebook. However, it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. So here’s a list of 29 of apps …

Convertible Note Seed Financings: Econ 101 for Founders

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Scott Edward Walker is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, a boutique corporate law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs. Check out his blog or follow him on Twitter as @ScottEdWalker.</i><p>This is the second part of a three-part primer on convertible note …

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Convertible Note Seed Financings (But Were Afraid To Ask)

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Scott Edward Walker is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, a boutique corporate law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs. Check out his blog or follow him on Twitter as @ScottEdWalker.</i><p>We are in the golden age of seed financing. Venture capital funds, …

Valuation caps on convertible notes, explained with graphs

Published by Martin Kleppmann on 05 May 2010.<p>When you’re an entrepreneur out to raise funding, you’re faced with a whole lot of legal and financial …

Justifying the Cap Amount in Your Convertible Note

In a previous blog post I explained what convertible notes are and when they are commonly used (see post titled Convertible Note Basics). Now I’d …

Discount or cap? A spreadsheet that shows what happens when a note converts.

Venture math can be tough. Terms like convertible note, discount and cap can complicate a seemingly easy process. A <b>convertible note</b> is a debt …

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How to build a world-class team without funding

<i>Gaurav Jain is a Principal at Founder Collective, an early stage VC firm based in Cambridge and NYC that has made investments in 150 companies including Uber, Buzzfeed, and Makerbot. He cofounded Polar and was an early Product Manager for Android. Follow him @gjain.</i><p>Startup founders are …

Entrepreneurship

5 business lessons that can make or break a startup

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with Desk.com.</i><p>Startups have been a breath of fresh air for the global market, but it leaves most entrepreneurs breathing heavy when they actually give entrepreneurship a shot. The lessons you learn as a business owner are unlike any Silicon Valley …

Startups

These are all of Google's weird science projects we know about

Just today, Google founder Larry Page announced the founding of Sidewalk Labs, a spin-off from the search giant with a mandate to make cities a better place to live.<p>It's not Google's first big idea with a long-term vision. Not by a longshot...or a moonshot.

10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.<p>Effective time management …

Self-improvement

The Fourth Wave of Indian Enterprise Software Startups is World-Class

India’s enterprise software industry has been slowly bubbling since the 1980s but has generally failed to deliver a large number of high impact, high …

30+ Enterprise startups from India that have taken the world by storm

Enterprise startups are not the kind of startups that you hear about every day. This is primarily because they’re not sexy like shiny apps built by …

Infographic: When to post to LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest

Many studies and reports focus on the best times to post to social media.<p>These are good starting points, but because every organization has a …

Social Media

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

Simple, intelligent, modern content sending

DocSend helps you communicate more effectively by telling you what happens to content after you send them and letting you keep control in real time.

Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

DocSend, a startup that provides people with a secure and private way of sharing files like offer letters or legal agreements, studied more than 200 pitchdecks to figure out the right way to graduate from bootstrapped to seed-funded, or from angels to a Series A.<p>They partnered with Harvard Business …

What We Know From A Decade Of SaaS

As the number of unicorns, those private companies valued at a billion dollars or more, has moved from a handful to a herd in Silicon Valley, many are left wondering just how arbitrary valuations have become. For founders in search of their next round of funding, trying to determine your company’s …

A Fundraising Template Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Raising massive rounds these days is so commonplace that most of us tune out fundraising news altogether. The fundraising environment has changed so dramatically over the past four years, it’s almost incomprehensible to those of us who lived through it.<p>A lot has been made of how ridiculous …

'Dilbert' creator Scott Adams illustrates why 'goals are for losers and passion is overrated'

"When a successful person is interviewed, and you say, 'What was the secret to your success?' what they can't say, because society won't let them, is: 'I was smarter, I worked harder, I had better connections, and I got really lucky,'" Adams tells Business Insider. "Instead, they go with a …

Motivation

Startup Engineering Cookbook for Mobile Apps

Do you have a great app idea?<p>Are you a non-technical founder confused about the technology to deploy for your new website? The presentation covers the various options available for building a website and beyond...

Jason Lemkin | Top 10 Mistakes Getting to $100M ARR

00:00:00<p>00:00:00<p>Introduction<p>All right, thanks for your time. The title is "Zero to 100," which is catchy, but really we're going to focus on the …

5 Questions to Ask Before Creating an App

There are millions of apps now available across the App Store and the Google Play marketplace. With that much competition out there, creating an app …