Sharjeel Noor

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What Do Investors Look For When Evaluating a Startup?

When you’re building a startup from the ground up, one of the first things you have to think about is whether you need seed funding. If you decide …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p><i>GQ</i>’s editors pick the freshest menswear, sneakers, watches and more worth your disposable income.<p>17 Photos2 days agoView …

You Think Food Tastes Better If It's Expensive

We’re pretty shallow when it comes to food.<p>I don’t just mean our predilections for organic food and fancy coconut water. A new study shows that …

8 Scientifically Proven Ways to Maximize Your Mid-Day Break

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>I’ve noticed that the way I spend my lunch break affects how productive I am for the rest of the day: how quickly I get started once I get back to my desk, how effective I am in the first hour after lunch, and …

Coding Cupboard Is A New U.K. Crowdsourced Marketplace For Budding Devs To Get Project Work

A new crowdsourced marketplace aiming to connect up budding coders with businesses needing to find developers to do one-off project work has launched today in beta in the U.K.<p>Called Coding Cupboard it’s the sister side of Concept Cupboard — a creative industries talent-finding web platform that …

John Oliver Is Back To Host The Crunchies, Here Are Last Year’s Highlights

“Tonight is about something different,” John Oliver said, opening last year’s Crunchies. “It’s about giving nerds the opportunity to do what nerds do best: Sit back and judge each other.”<p>We’re proud to have John Oliver host the Crunchies for the second time. Last year he talked t-shirt cannons, …

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

With ThinkUp, Data Geeks Aim to Create the “Quantified Selfie”

We may have just reached a new level of self-awareness.<p>I’m talking about ThinkUp, the latest project from Web vets Gina Trapani and Anil Dash. The …

What I Wish I Knew Before Pitching LinkedIn to VCs

At Greylock, my partners and I are driven by one guiding mission: always help entrepreneurs. It doesn’t matter whether an entrepreneur is in our …

LinkedIn's Series B Pitch to Greylock: Pitch Advice for Entrepreneurs

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>At Greylock, my partners and I are driven by one guiding mission: <i>always help entrepreneurs</i>. It doesn’t matter whether an …

Investing

How to hire millennials—and weed out the bad ones

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Lesley Jane Seymour here</i><p>Yes, I hear you complain about them every day: Those millennials, they ask about vacation time in the first interview! They get a bad cold and disappear for days! They want my job after a week in their job! “Who do these …

Employment

How Open Should a Startup CEO Be with Staff?

CEO transparency. It almost sounds uncontroversial. A CEO should tell her staff everything! Right? Right?!?<p>Of course not.<p>It's a hard topic to write …

100,000 People Are Waiting to Use This Mysterious Mobile Payments App

Lucas Duplan caused more than a few jaws to drop in late June when the 22-year-old announced raising a massive $25 million round of funding for his …

What is Warren Buffett’s Best Advice for Young Professionals?

Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, also known as the “Oracle of Omaha”, is undoubtedly the most successful investor of the …

Philanthropy

How Well Are Managers Really Evaluating Their Employees? (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Conducting regular performance reviews and consistently rewarding stellar work are crucial to retaining your most valuable employees. According to management consulting firm Mercer's Global Performance Management Survey, most leaders have …

Employee Engagement

WriteThat.Name’s New Chrome Extension Updates Your Address Book Or CRM With Contact Info Found Online

After a little bit of a rough start, the automatic address book updating service WriteThat.Name has become one of my preferred “set it and forget it” tools for keeping things organized. Built by Paris-based Kwaga, WriteThat.Name is one of those under-the-radar technologies that doesn’t get a lot of …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

Why naming a startup funding round wrong could cost millions

While raising outside capital is not the only way to obtain financing for a startup, it seems to be the preferred method for new technologies where revenue or a business model is unclear. A common trend is emerging: more often than not, I hear that folks are raising their “seed round,” typically …

Venture Capital

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In Smartphone Crazy India, Phablets Are The New Rage

Many Indians couldn’t say what a phablet is. But smartphone sales in India as measured by shipments, including shipments of inexpensively-priced phablets, continued at a ripping pace, soaring over three times in the second quarter of 2013 compared with the same period a year ago.<p>Phablets, as the …

European Accelerator Numbers — Seedcamp Releases Its Data For The Last 6 Years

TechCrunch Europe was launched in September 2007, the same week Seedcamp – the European tech startup accelerator – also launched. So we’ve been on something of a journey together. That year and for at least the next 2-3 years after it was largely the only game in town in terms of the new wave of …

LinkedIn University Pages are a case study in building big data apps the right way

Professional network LinkedIn (s lnkd) rolled out its new University Pages feature last week to much fanfare, but the pages are as much as a matter …

Japan’s Rakuten plans to take over the web—but not the one you’re familiar with

Rakuten’s acquisition of Viki, coming as it does over a holiday weekend in the US and featuring two companies relatively unknown in the West, will probably pass without much notice. That would be a shame.<p>Rakuten is an unlikely company. It is based in Japan, a country where business dealings are …

Video on Demand

The Rising Smartphone Stars Of China And India

Last week’s news that Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi had lured Google’s Android executive Hugo Barra caused a ripple in the tech press but it was the extra-marital affair of founder Sergey Brin that captured people’s attention for longer. Barra’s move, though, heralds a new phase in the evolution …

More Apps Are Being Created Outside the U.S.

As the market goes global, American developers are losing ground, finds a surprising new study.<p>American app developers are losing their grip on the global market.<p>As of June 2013, only 36 percent of the total number of apps worldwide were created in the U.S., down from 45 percent in both 2012 and …

Blocking TV ads: The new Whack-a-Mole?

August 30, 2013 | 9:40 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/30/tech/blocking-tv-ads-new-whack-mole/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/30/tech/blocking-tv-ads-new-whack-mole/popout" …

How to Build out Your Startup's Operations in Asia

<i>Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. He is currently CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60 million in</i> …

As Uber Drives Into India, It’s Shifting Its Emerging Market Strategy Up A Gear

Transportation tech startup Uber is continuing its aggressive expansion across Asia. As of this week, it is now live in India, starting first with a luxury car service in its tech capital, Bangalore. The subcontinent may boast a potential market of over a billion, a rising middle class and 164,000 …

Comcast Ventures’ Adit Singh Heads To Foundation Capital To Focus On Enterprise Investments

After raising $282 million for its seventh fund, Foundation Capital is adding a new partner to its ranks — Adit Singh, a former investor and senior associate with Comcast Ventures, will be an investment partner at the firm.<p>We’re told that in his new role, Singh will focus on identifying and …