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How This Pitch Deck Raised $66 Million in VC Funding

Find out what investors are looking for and why this deck worked.<p>Sixty-six million dollars.<p>Armed with a 25-slide presentation, 28-year-old CEO Mathilde Collin earned her company, Front, $66 million in Series B funding.<p>She pitched to 11 investors over five days, and walked away with 10 investment …

Venture Capital

16 of the world's most relaxing places

<b>(CNN) —</b> The relentless pace of modern life means we all need a breather now and then.<p>But that doesn't have to mean splashing out on a luxury spa or travel to the Himalayas for a weeklong retreat.<p>From city parks to airplane apartments and temples, here's our pick of 16 of the most relaxing places in …

vacation

MIT's Veil service will make private browsing more private

After reports and studies revealed that browsers' private modes aren't that secure, MIT graduate student Frank Wang decided to take things into his own hands. He and his team from MIT CSAIL and Harvard have created a tool called Veil, which you could use on a public computer -- or on a private one …

This online company makes stylish prescription eyewear for as low as $6

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>EyeBuyDirect<p>As a daily glasses wearer and fashion enthusiast, I love collecting pairs to mix and match with my outfits. A clear acrylic pair …

Venture capitalists are investing an ‘unprecedented’ amount of money in tech — but there’s a catch

Aspect Ventures co-founder Jennifer Fonstad says the money is frequently not going to the entrepreneurs who need it most.<p>When Jennifer Fonstad became a venture capitalist, joining Draper Fisher Jurvetson in 1997, only 10 percent of the companies funded there had prior investors. And back then, she …

Venture Capital

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Productivity

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

79 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Best Buy reveals huge list of sweet Black Friday deals, and many of them are already live

While it’s become common practice in the past few years for leading US retailers to make an early start to the Black Friday shopping extravaganza, …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

7 Powerful Quotes That Will Make You a Better Leader This Weekend

We all fall into slumps. These seven inspiring quotes will help you quickly rise back up into becoming a better leader.<p>There isn't a one-size-fits-all canvas for what leadership looks like--nor for how it needs to be executed on a daily basis. Leadership is a journey which is something I'm learning …

Motivation

This sleek futuristic pod is bringing a whole new meaning to luxury camping

If you prefer to go camping in comfort – and we definitely couldn’t fault you there as we’re a fan of anything that makes outdoor life easier – a new concept design in the form of a luxury camping pod may just be the holiday home of your dreams.<p>The sleek pods are the brainchild of Shanghai-based …

Camping

Impact Investing

People, The Planet and Profit<p>As Impact Investing Comes Of Age, Investors Can Finally Seek a Better World <i>And</i> Return on Investment<p>With its suite of socially innovative investment strategies, U.S. Trust has long been at the forefront of impact investing. It deepened that commitment recently by …

Want to get rich? Here’s what 7 millionaires were doing in their 20s

At what point do you know whether you’ll be financially successful? If these seven millionaires (and billionaires) are any indication, the answer …

Tim Cook

As Workouts Intensify, a Harmful Side Effect Grows More Common

Three years ago, Christina D’Ambrosio went to her first spin class, pedaling fast on a stationary bike to the rhythms of popular music as an instructor shouted motivation.<p>But Ms. D’Ambrosio, who exercises regularly, found the hourlong class was harder than she anticipated. By the end her legs were …

Medicine

Hindu-Americans Don’t Vote Republican

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi met President Trump for the first time last week. Modi and Trump are similar in many ways: both are populist …

All the keyboard shortcuts you’ll ever need for Safari on iPad

Safari on the Mac is almost entirely controllable by the keyboard. You can open tabs, navigate forms on the page, and search through pages. And even if there’s no built-in shortcut, the Mac lets you add custom shortcuts to any menu item. The iPad isn’t quite so well-served, but you’d be surprised …

Operating Systems

Turns Out the World's Best Sales Development Rep Is A Robot

In the past 10 years, Conversica's Artificial Intelligence has been used by more than 17,000 sales reps world wide and helped create more than $10 billion in sales revenue.<p>For all the talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and chat bots, it's refreshing to speak with a company that has tangible …

Artificial Intelligence

Creepy new browser-tracking technique means there's nowhere left for you to hide

These days, everyone on the internet already knows if you're a dog. Thanks to a newly developed tracking technique, they may soon know even …

Include Office Hours with Matrix Partners for SF underrepresented founders

TechCrunch is partnering with Matrix Partners for February’s Include Office Hours Program. Partners Ilya Sukhar and Anoushka Vaswani will be meeting with underserved and underrepresented founders in San Francisco. Submit your application here.<p>Recognizing the gaps in the tech community, TechCrunch …

Startups

Google opens up its Assistant actions to developers

When Google first unveiled its Assistant earlier this year, the service seemed to have quite a lot of potential. Unfortunately, in our testing of the company's new Home speaker and Pixel smartphones, we found the digital helper rather limited. Now that Google has opened up Assistant's developer …

Scale lets companies outsource their human-powered tasks with one line of code

A new startup called Scale, officially launching today, wants to make it easier for businesses to outsource their core processes and tasks that require people, not algorithms, to handle. This could include anything from appointment scheduling to more complicated matters like content moderation, …

Artificial Intelligence

Automate Google Sheets: An Introduction to Google Apps Script

Google has built some of the most effective productivity tools on the planet. With Gmail, Hangouts, Chrome, Docs, Sheets, and more, odds are you use …

3 things you’ll need if you want to become the next startup billionaire

If you’re a gamer, or a passionate follower of all things start-ups, you’ve probably heard about Microsoft’s acquisition of the popular …

theSkimm on how to rapidly grow an audience of engaged millennials

theSkimm founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin came onstage at Disrupt NYC 2016 today to tell us how to capture one of the most coveted audiences in media – millennials.<p>Part of it is serving up digestible news that matters to 20 to 30-somethings and being honest about the way you advertise to …

DankStop's Ads Are Banned On Social Media, But Its Audience Is Still Growing Like Crazy

Louis Coniglio and Feliks Khaykin, are filling a 23,000 square foot warehouse with bongs, pipes, vaporizers and dab rigs. As entrepreneurs whose business is barred from mainstream advertising (no TV or radio ads, no FaceBook or Google ad words) they have become experts in grass roots and guerilla …

Nonprofit Marketing: The Same Rules Apply

I want to set the record straight: Nonprofit marketing is not different from for-profit marketing. Plain and simple. The same rules you use for …

Google has 6 new analytics apps for marketers

Whether you’re building an app or running an online store, analytics can help you figure out what your users are trying to achieve and how you can serve them better.<p>To that end, Google has launched a new set of enterprise-grade tools to help marketers gain insights about their customers’ journey …

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …