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A Groundbreaking Study of 5,000 Top Performers Identifies 3 Tactics Used by Great Communicators

A five-year study by an influential UC Berkeley business professor reveals the communication secrets that separate great leaders from average ones.<p>In a groundbreaking study of 5,000 successful employees and managers over a five-year period, UC Berkeley management professor Morten T. Hansen found …

IOTA's Bitfinex Listing Surges To $1.5B Record-Breaking 'Crypto' Capitalization On Market Debut

One of Europe’s leading blockchain investment groups, Outlier Ventures, a British-based venture capital firm that is focused on distributed ledger-enabled convergence, has taken a “seven-figure stake” in IOTA, held up as the world’s first ‘Blockless Blockchain’ that is targeting the Internet of …

Blockchain

5 VC Clauses Entrepreneurs Should Never Ever Accept

Most venture capitalists love presenting astonishingly complex term sheets. They’re in the business of making money and negotiate term sheets for a living. They’re well versed with the potential outcomes of the entrepreneur–venture capitalist relationship and minimise their downside risk as much as …

Venture Capital

Urban Living: This Indian Startup Is Reinventing The Idea Of Roommates For Millennials

With rents soaring and a lack of decent accommodation, young people in India’s cities are increasingly moving in with roommates. The number of 18- to 35-year olds — students and working professionals — living with roommates has doubled in the past few years.<p>Young people starting out in their …

Houzz Raising Funding at Valuation Above $5 Billion

<i>This article first appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter on deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>Houzz, an online platform for home remodeling …

SeedLegals’ automation aims to replace lawyers in startup funding rounds

With AI and machine learning breathing down the neck of the vast quantities of dull contract checking, which currently goes on in many law firms, it’s no wonder startups are training their guns on this sector.<p>Legaltech is, naturally, driving down the cost of legal work, and the new wave of these …

New Clerky tools help startups hire and raise funds without running into legal problems

Clerky may not be a household name like TurboTax today, but the company’s business formation software has been called a “secret weapon” by startup founders in Silicon Valley for years. Many Y Combinator co-founders use it to get their companies started on paper. And now, Clerky is launching two new …

Nested, a London startup that guarantees to sell your house within 90 days, raises £8M

Nested, the London ‘proptech’ startup that guarantees to sell your house within 90 days or offer you a cash advance instead, has raised a further £8 million in funding.<p>Passion Capital has led the round, with participation from Rocket Internet’s venture arm GFC, bringing total funding to-date to £11 …

Landlords and letting agents react with rage to ban on agency fees

Letting agents and landlords have reacted with rage to the Government’s announcement that it will ban charging tenants agency fees.<p>The hated charges, …

Housing

BGF Ventures investors are tapping into a £2.5 billion fund created by Britain's 5 biggest banks

BGF Ventures cofounders Rory Stirling (left), Simon Calver (centre), and Harry Briggs (right).BGF Ventures<p>Business Growth Fund (BGF) — a £2.5 billion investment company that backs businesses across the UK — decided to allocate £200 million to an early stage venture capital (VC) fund almost exactly …

Decentralised Conglomerate Launches HEAT Blockchain- 3.0 Sport

<b>Bitcoin Press Release:</b> <i>OpenLedger is offering an array of blockchain based services to provide entrepreneurs with much-needed access to funds and</i> …

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

en_US<p>article<p>Successful parenting produces successful kids. Parents who produce prize prodigies have several things in …

Kids

Infant Mental Health Week: How Babbling And Playing Can Help Nurture Your Baby's Mental Wellbeing

'Happy times help raise happy babies.'<p>Babies may not be able to tell us how they are feeling, but that doesn’t mean the range of emotions they feel …

Deloitte just trashed the hype around a $180 billion fintech market

The accountancy and consultancy practice has done a deep dive on the online lending industry, and its conclusions should make for devastating reading for anyone connected to the sector.<p>Deloitte concludes that marketplace lenders, more commonly called peer-to-peer lenders in the UK, "are unlikely to …

From Clicks to Bricks: the Story of the Fintech Book

The story of one particular book – The FINTECH Book, published by Wiley on the 1st of April 2016 – is outstandingly important to me on multiple …

Study Reveals The Pitch Deck That Will Land You Millions

The DocSend study on pitch decks gathers data from over 200 pitch decks of early stage startups. However, before we dive into the study, and as a …

Meet Tilt: The Crowdfunding Platform Growing Faster Than Kickstarter, GoFundMe

According to Tilt co-founder and CEO <b>James Beshara</b>, the original vision was to answer the question “What will crowdfunding look like in a mobile …

Final Rules for Title III, Retail Crowdfunding, to be Announced by SEC this Friday

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will reveal the final rules regarding Title III of the JOBS Act this Friday, October 3oth. The …

The strange star that has serious scientists talking about an alien megastructure

“It was kind of unbelievable that it was real data,” said Yale University astronomer Tabetha Boyajian. “We were scratching our heads. For any idea that came up there was always something that would argue against it.”<p>She was talking to the New Scientist about KIC 8462852, a distant star with a very …

Universe

This company wants to make your startup dreams come true – for no money

In 2011, co-founders David Matthias Roebel and Marc Seefelder co-founded Ming Labs – a design and development company based Berlin, Munich, and …

35 Quotes From Tony Robbins: How To Become Extraordinary And Successful

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”<p>“We can change our lives. …

The Journey From Inmate To Entrepreneur

Is entrepreneurship an answer to America’s high recidivism rate? Fast Company explores one man’s path from prison to self-sufficiency.<p>Guys like us just want a chance to work and better ourselves, but that’s not so easy when you’ve served time. Your record is public information; it’s on Google. I …

25 hot Los Angeles startups you need to watch

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in the Los Angeles area. To do so, we spoke with investors, employees, journalists, and active members of the city's tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features young startups, some of which you may not have heard of yet.

9 stupid mistakes entrepreneurs make, according to a guy who started 20 businesses and failed at 17 of them

<b>A) IGNORING THE "SIX MONTH RULE"</b><p>I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank.<p>I called the CEO. He said, "no problem. We have six months. I'll raise money a long time before then and we have some big …

This new book on startups tells you how to build the next Uber for X

Uber for X, Airbnb for Y, Facebook for Z. These business models of the internet age have become all too familiar. But do we really understand what …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

10 Amazing Israeli Start-ups You've Never Heard of, But Will Soon

NEW YORK (The Street) -- So much has been said about Israel as a hub of innovation there is no reason to bore you with the statistics about how the …