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Goldman Sachs Invests $36M In Korean Food Delivery App Baedal Minjok

Seoul’s startup industry has been awash with major funding news over the past few weeks. Earlier this month, Yello Mobile and game developer 4:33 Creative Lab Game Studio each disclosed that they had raised $100 million or more.<p>Now Seoul-based startup Woowa Brothers, which operates food delivery …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Self-improvement

The Ultimate Guide to Outreach on Social Media

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Selling is tough. It can be scary. It can be intimidating. But if you wanna succeed in this life, you’ve gotta learn how to do it.<p>As the founder of Hustle Con, the startup conference for non-technical founders, I’ve been throwing conferences for a while …

Social Media

How to Build a Startup in 10 Days

Tiago Paiva and Cristina Fonseca spent 10 nights coding to create Talkdesk, a call center platform that now brings in several million dollars a year.<p>In 2010, Tiago Paiva had just graduated from Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal with a master's degree in computer science, and was working for …

MindMixer Raises $17M To Help Governments Connect With Their Communities

MindMixer, a platform allowing local governments to solicit ideas from their communities, is announcing that it has raised $17 million in Series C funding.<p>When I first spoke to the company a couple of years ago, co-founder and CEO Nick Bowden said the product isn’t just about submitting and voting …

6 Tools to Stay on Top of Your Competition

Tracking your competition's marketing efforts can definitely help you improve and refine your own.<p>Watch a few pregame interviews and inevitably a coach will say this about the other team: "We're not worried about what <i>they</i> will do. We're focused on playing <i>our</i> game. If we execute <i>our</i> game plan … we'll …

10 Free Online Courses In Social Media and Inbound Marketing

The ability to use social media to get people’s attention, build an engaged audience and express your personality is becoming an essential digital …

Marketing

Social Media Insights | Sprout Social

Featured Article<p>How to Master Facebook Ad Targeting & Zero-In on Your Audience<p>Read More<p>Team Sprout<p>Sprout Social Named One of Glassdoor’s Best Places …

Q&A Startup Quora Unifies Its Design Across Devices And Launches An iPad App

Quora wants to be the place where people share their knowledge with the world, and that means being on all the devices that people around the world use. To date, that’s meant the web, mobile web, and some native apps for iPhone and Android. Today the company is finally making its Q&A platform …

Amris Acquires Social Recruitment Platform Zao

You’re acquired! L.A.-based Zao, the social recruitment platform that lets employees and a company’s wider network get rewarded for making job referrals, has been bought by legacy UK e-recruitment company Amris (owned by The Internet Corporation Limited).<p>Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, though …

OrderUp Raises $7M To Build Its Food Delivery Network For Non-Urbanites

One of the big bones of contention with a lot of consumer services from startups is that they tend to focus on urban areas — the idea being that big cities give them a better shot at achieving critical mass and tapping into populations of overworked people with more disposable income. A startup …

Six Facebook Marketing Tips From the Pros

Would you like to improve your Facebook marketing?<p>Are you wondering what Facebook marketing tactics the pros are using?<p>We asked top social media pros …

Five ways to get your startup noticed

<b>A memorable publicity stunt</b><p>A flash mob may seem a little cliché these days, but any opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of your brand in …

Marketing

Your SEO Checklist: 4 Steps to Optimizing Your Website

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website<i>, SEO and online marketing expert Jon Rognerud shows you how to build a high-performance website and get top ranking on all search engines. In this edited excerpt, the author outlines a</i> …

Engines

How to Use Google Analytics Audience Data to Improve Your Marketing

Do you need to learn more about the Audience reports in Google Analytics?<p>Do you want to know more about your website visitors?<p>Understanding the …

Analytics

Patrick Speijers - Founder of ROBIN

Focus as fast as you can on the outside. Talk with (beta) customers, let them work with the (beta) product and stay closely in touch. That’s how you …

The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

Based on data from online education platform Coursera, we compiled a list of the 12 most popular, free online classes for working professionals.<p>Here they are, ranked by popularity:<p>Coursera's most popular course offers an introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics …

Coursera

HotelQuickly Raises $4.5 Million To Double-Down On Last Minute Hotel Booking In Asia-Pacific

Last-minute hotel booking app HotelQuickly — whose founding team includes two ex-Rocket Internet executives — has raised a further $4.5 million in funding as it doubles-down on the Asia-Pacific market — and, perhaps in the longer-term, keep San Francisco-based and heavily funded HotelTonight at bay …

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

Whether you're seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.

The Only 6 People You Need On Your Founding Startup Team

Consider the following personalities when selecting an all-star lineup to lead your startup business.<p>You may have a great business idea, solid financial backing, and optimistic market research, but if your founding team doesn’t have the right balance of personalities, you could soon be closing up …

Brandon and Brandi - Founders of Posh & Private Event Design

[quote style=”boxed”]Read, read, and read some more! [/quote]<p>Founded by husband and wife team, Brandon and Brandi Carson, Posh & Private Event Design …

Loyalty And Marketing Analytics Startup CrowdTwist Raises $9M More

CrowdTwist is announcing that it has raised $9 million in Series B funding.<p>Since the company offers tools for creating online loyalty programs, co-founder and CEO Irving Fain said that a few years ago, CrowdTwist was sometimes “gravitationally lumped into the intense fervor around gamification,” …

BetterDoctor raises $10M more for health-provider referral platform

Physician referral has become a big business as people begin to think less like passive patients and more like health care consumers.<p>Case in point is San Francisco-based BetterDoctor, which operates an online referral service for dentists and doctors (including specialists). Dentists and doctors …

BlaBlaCar Raises A Massive $100 Million Round To Create A Global Long Distance Ride-Sharing Network

In what is the largest VC round in a French startup of all time, BlaBlaCar just raised a $100 million round led by Index Ventures, with existing investors Accel Partners, ISAI and Lead Edge Capital also participating in the round. Previously, Deezer raised a $130 million round from Warner Music …

When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What’s the difference between copyrights and trademarks and when do I need to file?</b><p><b>A:</b> Copyright law and trademark law are often confused with each other, largely because of some overlap in the subject matter being protected. Unlike …

Copyright Law

Brand Advocacy Startup Crowdtap Raises Another $5M

Crowdtap, a startup that connects brands with consumers to spur the creation of promotional social media content, is announcing that it has raised $5 million in Series B funding.<p>The company announced its $7 million Series A back in 2011. When startups raise less money in subsequent funding rounds, …

Location Pinpointing Startup what3words Adds $1M More To Its Seed To Flog More Map Labels

Location-pinpointing startup, what3words, which is on a missing to reinvent the postcode has topped up its seed round with a further $1 million.<p>The U.K. startup announced a $500k seed round last November, from a group of angel investors, including Shutl’s Guy Westlake. The new financing comes from …

Automatic Album Maker Moment.me Launches A New Service For Mobile Event Websites

Apps that help users make sense of their ever-growing photo collections through automatic organization and curation would seem to make sense, and offer a service people need. But over the past year or so, we’ve seen these types of startups fail, pivot or simply stagnate. Everpix is no more, for …

Social Commerce Site Tapiture Raises $2.25M In Seed Funding

Tapiture, a site where users can share content and buy related products, is announcing that it has raised $2.25 million in seed funding.<p>That amount consists of $1.25 million in new capital, as well as a $1 million convertible note from last year. The funding was led by JUMP Investors, with …

Shopgate Acquires MagCorp To Bolster M-Commerce Magento Integration

Germany and Palo Alto-based m-commerce platform Shopgate has made its first acquisition: The Creathor Ventures and Northcap-backed company has acquired Magento developer MagCorp for an undisclosed fee. The move — which, since it’s buying developer talent and expertise, might best be categorised as …