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ShopTalk: Heuritech Uses Artificial Intelligence To Predict Fashion Trends From Millions Of Images

At the ShopTalk conference in Las Vegas this week, billed as the world’s largest conference for retail and e-commerce innovation, fashion tech startup Heuritech launched the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) service that can predict fashion trends based on the analysis of millions of …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch the first nine episodes of the Silicon Valley mockumentary ‘Bubbleproof’

We’re excited to be premiering a new mockumentary series about the startup world; watch the first nine episodes of <i>Bubbleproof</i> right here on TechCrunch.<p>The show stars Reputation.com founder Michael Fertik and David Cowan of Bessemer Venture Partners. Fertik and Cowan play fictionalized (?) versions …

21 Websites Designers Love That Can Spark Ideas for Non-Designers | Inc.com

If you want to keep up-to-date on business as an entrepreneur, you go to inc.com.<p>What if you want to keep up-to-date on <i>design</i>, where do you go? Especially if you're <i>not</i> a designer?<p>Here is a list of our favorite websites compiled by our studio, Birsel + Seck. These are the links we go to for …

Pew Research Center

7 female designers who have changed the world

From clothing and architecture to the signs we pass on the street, design is an intrinsic part of our everyday lives.<p>But while many designs, …

When I Started My Business, I Almost Lost My Life Savings. Here's How I Handled the Stress.

Preserving your sanity during the early days of your startup is easier said than done, especially when it comes to your own personal finances.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two years ago, I quit my job and started my own business at the age of 25.<p>I was full of hope, …

The Airbnb Tool That’s Changing UI Design

Uber, Google, Instacart, and others are all adopting Airbnb’s prototyping tool, Lottie.<p>There’s a hot new design software being used today by major tech companies like Airbnb and Google to build new apps. But the tool, called Lottie, wasn’t born from your typical designer. Instead, it has its …

Here is Uber’s first pitch deck

On the ninth anniversary of the founding of Uber, its co-founder Garrett Camp shared the company’s initial pitch deck via a personal Medium post. The deck, and the short post, comes off quite sentimental because of how much has happened to the company since it was created.<p>But company growth and …

Tableau acquires ClearGraph, a startup that lets you analyze your data using natural language

Business intelligence and analytics firm Tableau today announced that it has acquired ClearGraph, a service that lets you query and visualize large amounts of business date through natural language queries (think “this week’s transactions over $500”). Tableau expects to integrate this technology …

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

Startups, you must raise this much to join the 1%

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>Today, we are finding out how much …

Study: Singapore should invest in more risks and stop supporting “zombie” startups

NUS Enterprise director, Dr. Wong Poh Kam, speaking at Innovfest Unbound 2017. Photo credit: Tech in Asia.You’ve heard of unicorns and even their …

Startups

Jeff Bezos' Definition of Innovation Is One That Every Entrepreneur Should Learn From | Inc.com

Innovators and entrepreneurs share a common trait: they are interested in change. Innovators want to create new products and services that respond to change or create change. Entrepreneurs are innovators who want to implement great ideas that often change business models or even industries. What …

Business Strategy

Red Hat launches OpenShift.io, an online IDE for building container-based applications

Red Hat is launching OpenShift.io today, its first major foray into offering cloud-based developer tools. As the name implies, OpenShift.io sits on top of the company’s Kubernetes-based OpenShift container management platform and provides developers with the tools they need to build cloud-native, …

The founders of a $1.3 billion startup raised $250 million while keeping over 50% of the company for themselves

While the company wouldn't comment on the valuation, a source tells us it rings in at $1.3 billion, up from over $1 billion in 2012, the last time the company raised equity capital. Zeta Global offers cloud sales and marketing software.<p>This funding is a moment of triumph for founder CEO David …

Is this the end of venture capital as we know it?

We are in a perverse moment in the global venture capital industry: VCs are fast coming to resemble private hedge funds, and the more money they are able to raise, the worse off startups are becoming.<p>Capital is flowing into funds of all types, yet the rate of investment is shrinking rapidly. This …

Venture Capital

34 Metrics That Startup Founders Need to Track [Infographic]

Success as a startup is measured in a lot of different ways. Some people think a high valuation is the key to turning heads in the business world, …

Elon Musk Just Outlined How He'll Merge The Human Brain and AI

Musk’s History of AI Concerns<p>Elon Musk has made it clear that he is concerned about the extreme advancements being made in artificial intelligence …

Caution Ahead: Uber's Financials Reveal Staggering Growth But Raise Many Questions

When facing bad public relations, one of the oldest plays in the playbook is to try and change the narrative. Execs are departing? You’re being sued over possibly stolen technology? Stories of sexual harassment in the workplace are making national news? How about you openly share some of your …

Sexual Harassment

Facebook is a goldmine for startups. Here’s how you can tap into it.

Given the fast evolving business landscape, social media platforms like Facebook have never been more important for startups to leverage on to …

Why Even Space Startups Insist Sales Are More Important Than Technology

It doesn't matter how great your product is -- if you can't sell it, you'll never be able to make it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When entrepreneurs get a new idea, they tend to wonder about how they can build it and what technology they'll need. They dive in, work …

Want to found a start-up? These are the books you should read first, a top VC says

Bill Gurley's investment firm, Benchmark, has made some big bets that paid off. The firm was an early investor in Instagram, Quora, Snap, Uber, …

Venture Capital

The bot invasion is on, powered by $24B in funding

While the manufacturing sector is increasingly using physical robots to improve industrial processes, the market for virtual bots or “chatbots” is also gaining serious traction in the space where humans and computers interact.<p>Bots are essentially software technologies that automate tasks and enable …

'60 Minutes' Looks at How Silicon Valley Hacks Our Brains

Smartphone apps are designed with compulsive use in mind.<p>On the April 9 edition of <i>60 Minutes</i>, Anderson Cooper sat down with former Google product …

Brief: This could be Hong Kong’s first billion-dollar startup. It’s run by a 25-year-old.

• 25-year-old entrepreneur Terence Kwok is the founder of Tink Labs, a startup that lends phones to tourists. He’s now raising US$40 million and aiming …

9 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017 | Inc.com

At the end of 2016, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's book <i>Thank You for Being Late</i> opened our eyes to the accelerations of technology and globalization happening in the world today--accelerations that will force businesses to change how they operate.<p>Add to the equation the rethinking of …

Special Forces

Why Do Tech Entrepreneurs Go To Venture Capitalists And Private Investors Instead Of Banks?

<i>Why do entrepreneurs go to VC and private investors instead of banks? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by David S. Rose, Managing Partner, Rose Tech Ventures; CEO, Gust, on …

Entrepreneurship

DeepMind's AI has learnt to become 'highly aggressive' when it feels like it's going to lose

Artificial intelligence changes the way it behaves based on the environment it is in, much like humans do, according to the latest research from …

All Successful Startups Begin With This Checklist—an Expert Explains Why

<i>At MyDomaine, we know how challenging it is to turn your passion into a thriving business. Making that leap of faith takes courage and confidence,</i> …

Budding Entrepreneur 18 to 39? Look Here for Startup Funding in Canada

Startup Funding for Young Entrepreneurs in Canada<p>Look First to Futurpreneur Canada<p>Updated February 11, 2018<p>If you’re young and want to start a …

Does Sex Really Sell? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Flirting With Success.

It's always worth the effort to put your best foot forward, so long as what you present is authentically you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sex sells.<p>At least that’s a phrase advertisers have been proclaiming for well over a century.<p>Going back to 1871, companies have …