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I Won't Wish You Luck: Talented People Make Their Own

Most people wake up in the morning and their first thought is: “Shower or jog?” or maybe “Coffee at home or latte from the drive-thru?” Charlie, my entrepreneur husband, wakes up (usually before 4 am), jumps out of bed and the first thoughts in his usually jam-packed day are: “What to do? Where to …

Entrepreneurship

Is venture capital killing startups?

Image by: Heisenberg MediaJust the other day, I had the somewhat unpleasant job of presiding over the shutdown of one of our investee companies. Not …

Venture Capital

How To Build A Billion Dollar Company: The Method Behind Today's 'Unicorn' Madness

Billion dollar companies are being created at a faster pace than ever before, so there are plenty of opinions in the bubble or bust debate. I won’t bore you with more.<p>What we discuss often at the Founder Institute, however, is how these billion dollar companies are being created in our current …

Venture Capital

Content Marketing For Startups

Content marketing is becoming a necessary evil for most companies, even if they don’t have the bandwidth. According to Contently, 72% of B2C content marketers are producing more content than they were a year ago, and from my experience, it’s continually on the rise.<p>Contently also noted that 56% of …

Marketing

An Early-Stage Founder’s Quick & Dirty Guide To Growth

<i>The following is a guest post by William Griggs. William is the Founder of Startup Slingshot, the resource for battle-tested startup strategies.</i> …

Product Management

Apple just gave a huge boost to one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley

Apple's new same-day option is only available in the 20+ markets where Postmates delivers, and it appears as though deliveries made through the Apple Store app are limited to the San Francisco area right now.<p>Apple blog MacRumors said it tried Apple's same-day delivery service in the Bay area, and …

Startups

365 Million Reasons Why Email Is A Solid Investment

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Len Shneyder is the director of Industry Relations at Message Systems; he has more than a decade of experience in the email marketing, deliverability and digital marketing space.</i><p>Funding events over the last five quarters have shown investors to be bullish on companies engaged in …

“The future of restaurants is no restaurant" - startups changing the way we eat

<i>Image |</i> <i>Eatwith</i><p>“Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, …

Bengaluru Food Delivery Startup Dazo Helps Hungry Customers Figure Out What To Order Fast

Most food delivery services try to offer a cornucopia of selections from as many restaurants as possible. A Bengaluru startup called Dazo, however, is taking the opposite approach. Dazo (formerly known as TapCibo) only works with a few partners, who each make just two dishes available on the …

A Secular Shift To Online Food Ordering

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Eric Kim is co-founder and CEO of RushOrder, an L.A.-based mobile food ordering startup.</i><p>To say that recent capital inflows in the food-ordering space have been growing rapidly wouldn’t be doing the current funding environment justice. In fact, it might even be considered a gross …

Wall Street

CEO Bastian Lehmann Says Postmates Could Be Profitable In 2016, As It Hits 2 Million Deliveries

Same-day delivery service Postmates could be profitable next year if the company wants to be, said CEO Bastian Lehmann today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY.<p>The company has made 2 million deliveries, which is up 500,000 in around seven weeks. It took 10 weeks to go from 1 million deliveries to 1.5 …

Startups

Delivery Hero Eats Up Turkey’s Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M

Delivery Hero, the billion-dollar takeout food service based in Berlin, is making another big acquisition as it continues to scale up its business worldwide. It’s buying Turkey’s Yemeksepeti for $589 million in a cash and shares deal that will also see investor General Atlantic becoming …

Almost 40% Of Minority Teens Want Tech Careers, Research Finds

The lack of diversity in tech, both gender-based and racial, is a hot button issue. So, it should come as welcome news that a recent research survey found that three of the top ten desired careers among Black and Hispanic students from low to middle-income families were in the tech field and that, …

Demographics