Rodrigo Garcia da Silva

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How to Start a $100k Blog with $0 in Startup Capital: 7 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Secrets

Every founder knows (or should know) that having a quality blog is integral to a startup’s success. Not only is it an effective way to build your …

Hardware is hard: How we built a hardware startup with two engineers and some free time

Saar Yoskovitz Contributor<p>Saar Yoskovitz is founder and CEO of Augury Systems.<p>Hardware is hard. Building a hardware startup is even harder. The good news is that the staggering amount of innovation in rapid prototyping, 3D printing and backend-as-a-service platforms has made hardware development …

Product Management

Welcome to your simulacrum future – a $674bn opportunity!

2015-12-01T18:20:07.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Can’t satisfy humanity’s desire for nice houses, good quality jobs, leisure, pastures green, holidays …

Why You Should Freelance While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

A practical guide to building a small business and living the entrepreneurial dream while enjoying the income and safety of a full-time job.<p>In a recent post, 10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job, my pal Ryan Robinson laid out practical steps to help you plan and launch a …

VR and Augmented Reality Will Soon Be Worth $150 Billion. Here Are The Major Players

A new report suggests AR will be eventually worth four times as much as VR.<p>Together, virtual reality and augmented reality are expected to generate about $150 billion in revenue by the year 2020.<p>Of that staggering sum, according to data published today by Manatt Digital Media, and originally …

The startup framework to validate your idea before you spend $1

“If your startup failed, it’s because it didn’t solve a tier 1 problem for a large enough audience — here’s how to never make that mistake …

Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation?

Virtual reality is no longer just about video gaming; it holds promise as nothing short of revolutionary for just about every other industry, as well.<p>Since 2012, there has been an incredible explosion of interest and hype around mass market virtual reality (VR) thanks to head mounted display (HMD) …

The SaaS Success Database

Neeraj Agrawal Contributor<p>Neeraj Agrawal is a general partner at Battery Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Build bridges instead of walls<br>• The SaaS Adventure<p>Logan Bartlett Contributor<p>Logan Bartlett is an associate with Battery Ventures.<p>What does it take to build a billion-dollar SaaS …

5 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Start Blogging

If you’re an entrepreneur, you might think blogging is waste of time. Here’s why you’d be wrong.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur–or an aspiring one–you may think blogging is the last thing you’ve got time for. And you might be right. After all, there’s no immediate business value to be drawn from writing …

5 Ways to Know If Your New Business Idea Will Really Work

From millennials to small investors, all sorts of people are looking for new business ideas, but not all of them end up founding successful businesses. Startup ideas trend so enormously in social networks and business circles that it’s often impossible for entrepreneurs to resist the urge to start …

Startups

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

A practical guide to minimizing risk and maximizing success while living the entrepreneurial dream.<p>A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far …

Tim Ferriss, author of "The 4-Hour Workweek"

For most aspiring entrepreneurs, starting a solo business that generates $1 million or more is a fantasy. But a small-but-growing number of people bring in sales in that ballpark before they hire a single employee. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 30,174 “nonemployer” firms—those …

Meet Shinra, Square Enix' powerful cloud processing tech

Was naming a cloud gaming platform after the evil energy corporation from Final Fantasy VII a comic masterstroke, playing on the fact that cloud …

Do Binaural Beats Really Affect Brainwaves?

In our experiment, the binaural beats did not produce <b>any significant entrainment of the subject’s brainwaves.</b> Although somewhat of an anticlimax, …

50 Tips For Starting Your Own Company

Elastic HBase on Mesos - HBaseCon 2015

Adobe has packaged HBase in Docker containers and uses Marathon and Mesos to schedule them—allowing them to decouple the HBase RegionServer from the host, express resource requirements declaratively, and open the door for unassisted real-time deployments, elastic (up and down) real-time …

Beepi

<b>What it does</b>: Online used-car marketplace. <b><br>Founders</b>: Ale Resnik, Owen Savir. <b><br>Notable investors</b>: Redpoint Ventures, Foundation Capital. <b><br>Capital raised</b>: $79 million with valuation of $200 million.<p>Beepi is Resnik's fix for a used-car buying experience that once left the then MIT student with a burning …

As Vertical Marketplaces Rise, Craigslist Faces Its Demise

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jeremy Levine is a partner at Bessemer Ventures Partners and serves on the boards of MindBody, Pinterest, Raise, Shopify, Wikia and Yelp. Rafi Syed co-authored this article as an associate at Bessemer Venture Partners, working closely with Jeremy Levine. He is now COO at Maven, a</i> …

Mark Cuban shares his 12 fundamental rules for entrepreneurs

In his book "How to Win at the Sport of Business," he breaks down a checklist for new entrepreneurs. We explain the "Twelve Cuban Rules for Startups" below.<p>Large sums of money and strong connections won't matter for the success of a business if its founder does not have the desire to crush the …

47 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Winter 2015 Demo Day 2

Y Combinator got so big, it had to split its Demo Day in two. During today’s second wave we saw a variety of promising biotech, marketplace, enterprise, and financial tech startups. Yesterday we chronicled 50 consumer, B2B, developer, and hardware companies.<p>With bigger and bigger batches, the …

Work From Anywhere But Home: Startups Emerge To Turn You Into A Globetrotting Digital Nomad

As digital workers freelance from around the world, startups are popping up to offer them housing, advice, and a place to log on.<p>While he was a university student in the Netherlands in 2009, Pieter Levels started an electronic music channel on YouTube that he says became popular enough to pay the …

Our 10 Favorite Companies From Y Combinator Demo Day (Day 1)

Could DreamCheaper Become The Hotel Booking Industry’s Most Hated Startup?

Berlin-based DreamCheaper, which has been operating fairly stealthily until now, could soon become the hotel booking industry’s most hated startup. It operates a service that aims to ensure you never overpay for a hotel room again, even if you (miraculously) get the best deal available at the time …

The Ideal Age To Launch A Start-Up Is Older Than You Think

When asked to describe the profile of a typical tech start-up founder, many people picture a hoodie-clad twenty-something, the ink still drying on their computer-science degree. But earlier this year, Bloomberg’s venture capital arm, Bloomberg Beta, commissioned a study to identify the key …

Airbnb Rolls Out Million-Dollar Liability Insurance Program For Hosts

Airbnb today announced an additional liability insurance program that will provide U.S. hosts with up to $1 million worth of protection in the case a guest is accidentally injured anywhere in a host’s building or on their property during their stay. The Insurance extends to both hosts and …

Innovators Under 35 - MIT Technology Review

All 35 of these people are doing exciting work that could shape their fields for decades. But they’re solving problems in remarkably different ways. …

Making an indie game for Xbox One costs just over $5,000

So let's say that you want to quit your day job and start making indie games. It's a noble pursuit to to be sure, and with Microsoft's Independent Developers @ Xbox program for Xbox One, it's supposedly pretty easy. What Redmond doesn't tell you, however, is just how much it'll cost you. That's …

Bitcoin 2.0: Unleash The Sidechains

“Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet,” says Naval Ravikant. “Our 2014 fund will be built during the blockchain cycle,” concurs Fred Wilson. And Andreessen Horowitz have very visibly doubled down on Bitcoin.<p>Even if you don’t believe in …

A Wearables Startup Playbook

Few sectors have received as much buzz as the wearables market. From fitness bands and anklet baby monitors, to smartwatches and Google Glass, wearables are fun, cool, and cutting-edge.<p>The rise of mobile broadband, commodity sensors, smartphone-based companion apps, virtualized manufacturing and …