Sherman Lee

578 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | 2,691 Following | 1,417 Followers | @sherm8n | Co-founder + CEO GoodAudience.com. Love startups, traveling and coding! Cal, Yahoo and Techstars alum.

Report: $12BN invested in European startups last year, but fewer $30M+ deals

Investment in European startups held up last year despite fears of a slowdown, with some $12 billion invested during the year, according to an annual report compiled by French investment advisors Clipperton, working with Digimind’s WhoGotFunded database.<p>The report notes the year as effectively on a …

Venture Capital

The Science of Innovation: How to Imagine the Unimaginable

Why can certain companies see things that others can't, and what gives them the fortitude to invest in the seemingly impossible? Here are three brain-based strategies.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time and again, Tesla continues to prove it’s a company that dares to …

The 3 Biggest Fintech Trends to Watch in 2017

Donald Trump's unlikely rise to the U.S. presidency is one of many variables liable to shape fintech in 2017. Here's an industry preview.<p>To say that fintech startups are cautiously optimistic about their prospects in the New Year might be generous.<p>After a scandal engulfed Lending Club -- the online …

Financial Services

Startup India’s flaws are beginning to tell

Around this time last year, the Narendra Modi government launched the Startup India, Stand Up India campaign. It announced a slew of …

NetApp launches accelerator programme for Indian startups

US-based storage and data management company NetApp has announced its startup accelerator programme for India, Escape Velocity, which will aim to …

The one big opportunity Commonfloor and ApartmentAdda Missed

This article has been in draft since 2014. After reading Naman’s piece (Is it possible to scale hyperlocal startups without burning much?), thought I …

Startups

11 groundbreaking startups to keep an eye on

Some 350 investors and high-tech entrepreneurs attended the inaugural Spot On event by Microsoft Accelerator in Tel Aviv on January 18, at which 11 …

The 5 Stages Startups Must Go Through to Make That First $1 Million - Wadhwani Foundation

We all want our startup businesses to hit that coveted $1 million per year in revenue. The unfortunate truth is that only 4 percent of us actually …

7 Tests Every Startup Needs to Pass With Flying Colors

They're excellent measures of success.<p><i>What is the biggest challenge of an early stage startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Raad Ahmed, CEO & Founder of LawTrades.com, on Quora:</b><p>As more …

Business Strategy

Seed Spot, Booz Allen Launch DC Social Impact Incubator

Entrepreneurs have quite a few options when it comes to transforming the idea on the back of a napkin into a full fledged company. Unfortunately for …

Startups

4 Tips on Generating Buzz for Your Business, According to a PR Expert for Startups

Here are some of the best ways to get people talking about your company.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Clarity PR -- a London-based firm that represents over 100 startups in industries ranging from consumer retail to fintech -- focuses exclusively on …

Business Strategy

A Startup or an SME? Know the Difference

There are a lot more entrepreneurs today than ever and a number of circumstances have led to the rise. One of such is high unemployment rate and …

Startup investment is making a comeback in North Africa

African startups raised more than $129 million last year, according to a report from Disrupt Africa, a blog on technology and entrepreneurship on the continent. South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya were the most popular destinations, with north African countries catching up.<p>Fundraising for Egyptian …

Startups

Nudge Foundation launches incubator for non-profit start-ups

Nudge Foundation has launched an incubator called N Core for non-profit start-ups working to solve poverty-related problems. The Bangalore-based …

Startups and VC in Germany, 2017 Edition

A Frontline Ventures x Point Nine Capital Collaboration<p>The highest level of international VC participation in Europe has fueled the growth of dozens …

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<b>Update</b>: <b>After reading this post, a friend sent me an email about how many startups in Silicon Valley are now cold emailing using apps and platforms</b> …

Marketing

India's top startup accelerators and incubators and the startups they helped

India’s startup scenario is at an all time high. There is no dearth of incubators and accelerators in the country and even big corporations and …

How startups can use open source software to compete against the big guys

Although established giants like Microsoft have proprietary software and systems, much of today’s internet is built on open source software. So it’s only natural that companies, startups in particular, are going to build their tools with it too.<p>Curious about how new companies are using open source …

Startup Strategies to Navigate the Big-Bank Labyrinth

<i>Editor's Note: This story is part of our 2016 Global FinTech Forward special report coming Wednesday, which will include the definitive Top 100</i> …

10 Ways Big Data is Changing How Startups Invest in Marketing

With big data providing more insight into buyer behavior than ever before, it’s no surprise that startups are changing the way they invest in …

The 3 Key Challenges Health Tech Startups Face Today

While healthcare and health tech startup funding has broken the record high of $3.9 billion this year, and consumer demand is growing exponentially …

Startups

Investors pour half a billion dollars into VR and AR startups in the third quarter

Virtual and augmented reality investments continue trending upwards for the ninth consecutive quarter, a recent report by tech advisor Digi Capital …

Evaluating consumer hardware startups

3 Things hardware startups should focus on<p>As Marc Andreessen famously said; <i>software is eating the world</i> [1]. VCs consider hardware startups riskier …

Startups

Today's Startups Aren't Just Building Tech to Sell to Other Industries

<i>A version of this post titled “Today’s startups are playing in the big leagues” originally appeared in the Startup Sunday edition of Data Sheet,</i> …

One of the hottest bedding startups is opening a hotel in Los Angeles — and rates start at $600 a night

Launched in 2014, Parachute has gained a bit of a cult following for the high-quality sheets it manufactures in Italy and then sells online and in its Venice showroom. At its new 2,200-square-foot penthouse hotel, guests can actually sleep on Parachute bedding and mattress pads, and try out its …

Target Has a New Website Just for Startups

Target is looking for startups to help improve its customer experience. And to make it easier on everyone, the big-box retailer has launched a new …

The big flip: How Snapchat reoriented video advertising

Geoffrey Moore’s watershed book covering new-wave tech adoption, <i>Crossing the Chasm</i>, describes how technologies make the leap from niche to mainstream.<p>He argues that within any emerging market, people do not make decisions in a vacuum. Rather, they actively reference each other and specifically look …

Why Do Startups Think That No Marketing Budget Is Acceptable?

Consulting on and writing a book about emerging and ‘Disruptive Technologies’ (plug – out next year!) I run across the odd (read: many) startups. Each one has merit of some sort although an alarming rate, I am increasingly sad to say, simply solve surface issues for rich people. I am also seeing a …

To Encourage Voting, Over 100 Startups Will Give Employees Election Day Off

At least 100 technology startups and venture capitol companies — many of which are run by signatories of an open letter opposing presidential …

Startups