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Peer-to-peer lender Ratesetter doubles sales as it targets listing

Internet lender claims to have become the biggest in the UK amid investment from City fund managers<p>Ratesetter, a British peer-to-peer lender backed by the star fund manager Neil Woodford, has more than doubled revenues in the space of a year.<p>The online lender, which matches investors with borrowers …

This Is Your "New Economy": These 10 Startups Are Valued At $156 Billion On $4 Billion In Revenue

If one had to summarize the "new economy", which supposedly <i>this time is different</i> than the last time the US had a "new economy", in just one chart, …

How Funding Works – Splitting The Equity Pie With Investors

A hypothetical startup will get about $15,000 from family and friends, about $200,000 from an angel investor three months later, and about $2 Million …

How To Obliterate A Multi-Million-Dollar Fundraising Process During Due Diligence

David Frankel Contributor<p>David Frankel is a managing partner at Founder Collective.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>You earn a million dollars a year and can’t get funded?<br>• Dear auto entrepreneurs, please think outside the gearbox<p>As soon as you capture the attention of a VC, they’re going to start …

Venture Capital

Startup Spotlight: Leasify simplifies the leasing process for new car-buyers

If you’ve ever shopped for a car, you know dealers will do just about anything to simplify the process and close the sale. Leasing a car, however, …

Startups

50 Brilliant Tweets Quoting Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Richard Branson

Looking for great quotes to tweet? Here are 50 from four of the most influential entrepreneurs of our generation.<p>Jobs. Gates. Buffett. Branson.<p>Four great minds. Completely different perspectives and styles of leadership. They learned from each other, inspired one another, taught us.<p>Here are 50 …

Bill Gates

Elon Musk on How to Innovate: 20 Quotes

What does this brilliant entrepreneur have to say about innovation? Plenty.<p>Innovation is not easy. It takes hard work, great timing, and some serious gumption. Elon Musk, the brain behind multiple companies including Tesla and SpaceX, has all three, so it’s no surprise he has a lot to say about the …

Tesla

15 gorgeous photos of Japan | Travel Feature

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Cookies

The most important tech entrepreneurs from all 50 states

As this list proves, founders come from every corner of the U.S., and each state has someone who has changed the tech landscape.<p>Here's a list of the biggest founders from each state plus Washington D.C.<p>And if you think we've overlooked someone big in your state, leave a note in the comments or …

16 Guest Houses Suitable for Long Stay in Kyoto

Hotels and ryokans are all very well but if you want to stay long on a budget, guest houses are a good alternative. Staying in a shared dormitory and …

30 Interesting Japanese Traditions

posted by John Spacey, April 20, 2015<p>Japan has hundreds of widely observed traditions associated with ceremonies, rituals, holidays, celebrations, …

Japan

Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free | Inc.com

Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It's definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, you're probably going to find yourself pulling a few all-nighters to get one done before heading into your first pitch for funding. Because that's …

Small Business

Used-Car Startup Beepi Raising $300 Million

For the second time this week, a used-car startup has scored big funding.<p>A used-car marketplace site just scored the holy grail of the startup world: announcing a massive funding round of at least $300 million. Beepi, a California-based company that offers a secure platform for finding, buying, and …

Startups

19 Minimalist Website Examples

Minimalism is a current design trend that is taking the world by storm. The minimalism web design trend has really taken off in the past few years as …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

How to Think Like Steve Jobs, Innovate Like Elon Musk, and Act Like Bill Gates

A recipe for success from three central figures of entrepreneurship.<p>A wall-mounted battery that can power your entire house? An electric car that can drive three times as far as its competitors? A train that runs on air pressure?<p>These are just a few of the ideas Elon Musk has invented or promised. …

Bill Gates

Why the Best Wireframe Style Is No Style

What tool would you use to hit a nail in? Only a hammer comes to mind. This is because a hammer’s form meets that specific function. It’s form …

Wireframing

17 Startups with Great-Looking Websites

You're reading 17 Startups with Great-Looking Websites, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

A Family House On A Small Lot In Vietnam

23°5 Studio have designed the BQ-17 House, a home on a small lot for a family in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.<p>The architect’s description<p>The house …

Vietnam

Articles about japanese style box home boasts two story bookcase on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple creates a striking modern home designed around an ancient Japanese principle.<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>More Japanese minka than Sears Roebuck, a kit home in the Bay Area—complete with a meditation room—provides the …

The most important clauses of the VC term sheet, explained

Another key term is the right of first refusal, which I covered in detail in an earlier post: Entrepreneurs and investors win when existing investors …

Slack's CEO reveals what it's like building the fastest $2 billion startup in history

Stewart Butterfield has created two companies that have shaped the way we use the Internet.<p>In 2004 he co-founded Flickr, the photo-sharing service, …

Startups

These Apps Are Like The Uber, Airbnb, And Nest For The 1%

Victor allows users to book a charter jet on demand. It joins a swelling field of tech aimed mainly at the rich.<p>After speaking by phone with Clive Jackson, the CEO of a travel company named Victor, he emailed me a discount code I could use to test out his service–that is, to book a fake trip on a …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Personal Finance

From an investment site for millenials to a service that sniffs out fees, the companies helping consumers make (and keep) their money.<p>1. Motif Investing<p><b>For creating low-cost, themed-based investments that are easy to understand.</b> In 2008, U.S. investors paid $376 billion in fees for the privilege of …

Facebook Introduces Free Friend-To-Friend Payments Through Messages

When you chat with friends about settling debts or splitting the bill, Facebook doesn’t want you to have to open another app like PayPal or Venmo to send them money. So today it unveiled a new payments feature for Facebook Messenger that lets you connect your Visa or Mastercard debit card and tap a …

FinTech

20 Simply Beautiful Free Fonts with Unique Designs

These unique, beautiful free fonts really have something special! These are not just some random free fonts. These beautiful free fonts were …

19 Breathtaking Aerial Panoramas

The next 19 breathtaking aerial panoramas will show you the world ‘like you’ve never seen before’ . This stunning photography […]