Startups, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capital

By Ramesh Prabhu | News and inspirational pieces about startups and the entrepreneurial brains behind them...

Meet The Startup That's Disrupting Nutrition

Nutrition is getting personal and this new startup is leading the way<p>We've seen personalization sweep across many industries, from beauty to fashion, to tech, health an travel. Unsurprisingly, it's now taken the wellness world by storm too, particularly nutrition. Taking care of your body is …

Nutrition

5 Trends In Cryptocurrency Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Cryptocurrencies are here to stay. The smart move is to start capitalizing now on the money of the future.<p>The online payment realm has made serious strides in the past 10 to 20 years. Today, we can make payments easily and quickly by simply filling in some online information and clicking a few …

Cryptocurrency

8 Proven Ways to Make Money in Real Estate

You don't need an enormous amount of capital to find and execute lucrative deals.<p>Real estate has produced more wealth than any other industry in the history of time. However, people still remain skeptical about entering into the fray. Most think that they need to start with some sort of capital. …

Real Estate

Want to Be More Like Amazon? Start By Making Your Startup More Data-Driven.

Most companies understand the importance of customer data, but lack the analysis expertise to match their ecommerce competitors' level.<p>Amazon has cultivated a well-deserved reputation for owning the online shopping market; but contenders like Walmart are looking to gain competitive ground. The …

eCommerce

9 Surprising Signs You're an Exceptional Boss (That Most People Never Consider)

Some traits seem to go unnoticed, but where great leadership is concerned, they can make all the difference.<p>Many people are good bosses. Some people are great bosses.<p>A handful go even further: They're phenomenal, not only because of what you see them do but also because of what you don't see them …

Leadership

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Just Gave the Best Leadership Advice In 7 Words

No wonder Amazon's Jeff Bezos tried to poach him...<p>Well, I have to admit one thing today:<p>I underestimated what Satya Nadella could do for Microsoft.<p>When he first became Microsoft's CEO, the tech giant was in a mess.<p>Not only was it losing to its biggest competitors, there was a lot of infighting.<p>But …

Leadership

The "Wide Eyes" Test: How Kevin Durant Invests in Startups

The NBA All-Star Just Explained His Simple Strategy as a Budding Tech Investor<p>After explaining his recent Twitter meltdown, MVP of the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant, sat down on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage with his partner Rich Kleiman and revealed how the Durant Company chooses its angel …

3 Skills You Must Learn In The First Year Of Your Startup.

The first year of a startup shouldn’t be seen as make or break. <b>So many startups just look at the prize in the distance, and begin the wacky races</b> …

Entrepreneurship

How to Recruit Investors for Your Startup

Successfully convincing investors to fund your startup is not easy.<p>Although certain recent developments in the startup world have removed barriers to …

An early stage founders guide to working with VCs — Post investment

<i>Hi there, we’re</i> <i>Point Nine Capital</i> <i>a VC firm focused on SaaS and marketplaces. If you want to be kept informed of our new posts you can subscribe to …

Entrepreneur Education: Do you have a fixed or growth mindset?

<b>Fixed or Growth Mindset?</b><p><b>Last week one of my clients called to tell me he had experienced a “first” in his business. For the first time ever he had</b> …

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.<p>Every day, Americans spend …

Amazon owns a whole collection of secret brands

When you go to Amazon.com, what are you looking for? Products from the brands you recognize, or perhaps just the cheapest ones—assuming the ratings aren’t terrible?<p>After decades of selling products—and knowing exactly what people are buying, and when they are buying it—Amazon has started cutting …

Amazon
Amazon

Data Says You Should Start a Business in Healthcare. Here's Why

Don't make an appointment. Just go in and disrupt the industry.<p>Healthcare is the next big thing in startups.<p>It's not just about insurance. Once the domain of big pharma and multinational conglomerates, healthcare is now a $3 trillion industry including innovative biotech startups, preventative …

Medicine

The 17 best tech email newsletters you need to subscribe to

Haven't you heard? Newsletters are cool again.<p>Once viewed as an anachronistic throwback to the pre-social web, email newsletters are in the middle of a glorious Renaissance.<p>At their best, they cut through the noise and provide incisive round-ups and analysis — wading through the muck of news so you …

Venture Capital

Forget Coding–Here’s The Skill You Need Most When You Start Your Career

Your technical chops may not give you the edge when you’re new to the workforce, but your network might.<p>It used to be that the only way to climb a career ladder was to pick up more skills. Learn how to do X, get paid more for it, and earn job-title Y. Up you went. Each new capability you mastered …

The US is about to exclude the next generation of immigrant entrepreneurs

For skilled immigrants around the world, California’s Silicon Valley is the promised land. Over the last few decades, San Jose and San Francisco have become home to tens of thousands of people from around the world with degrees in science, engineering, and math. Many have built crucial new …

Immigration

Entrepreneurs, Prepare For A Rough Ride In 2017

At the start of every year I write a post that attempts to predict what the new year will bring. I’m never 100% right, but thinking it through and laying out the assumptions is useful. 2017 has more moving pieces than any year I remember. The U.S. economy is near the top of its cycle, social …

Economics

12 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Should Do In January

What a year 2016 has been. I hope this year has been a thriving one for your business. Regardless of whether this was a growth year or a stagnant year for you, I think it’s vital to an entrepreneur’s long-term success to spend intentional time reflecting on the past and planning for the future.<p>Here …

Entrepreneurship

10 must-have apps to be more productive as an entrepreneur

Share35<p>Tweet<p>Share33<p>+15<p>Shares 73<p>A lot has been written about technology. Some call it a time –consuming distraction from life’s important tasks. But …

Small Business

You'll want to keep these 20 NYC startups on your radar for 2017...

This week, I take a look at the 20 NYC startups that have raised the largest startup funding rounds in New York City in 2016 using some data from our …

7 Best Startup Tools to Build a Strong Company from Beginning

Some of the top companies have used these desktop gadgets to get started. Heres 7 online tools that will help make your business startup a success.

Startups

5 Fintech Startups To Watch In 2017

After a glum 2016, look for startups tackling massive opportunities like insurance and real estate to reenergize the fintech sector.<p>For fintech, 2016 was a year of reckoning. Scandals and layoffs killed industry buzz, and deal activity took a mid-year nosedive. Regulatory uncertainty in the U.S. …

12 rising startups in India – Dec 28, 2016

Photo credit: Pexels.This may be the end of a (relatively) tough year when it comes to fund flow for startups. According to venture capital …

Startups

6 Health Startups to Improve The Lives of Seniors in 2017

Millennials tend to get the lion's share of attention when startups become the topic of conversation. However, when it comes to healthcare consumption, much of the target market is actually Baby Boomers and even the few members of Generation X who have made it past the age 50 mark.<p>Because of this, …

Health Care

The ugly, unethical underside of Silicon Valley

Vinod Khosla did not show up at TechCrunch Disrupt to be harangued by some smartass, know-nothing journalist. The venture capitalist came to talk about disruption and revolutions to an audience of 1,000 potential disrupters and revolutionaries, laptop glow illuminating their faces in a San …

Silicon Valley

5 Hottest FinTech Startups to Keep Your Eye On in 2017

The future of the financial sector inevitably lies at the intersection of technology and business. FinTech companies are the vehicles bringing us closer and closer to that future, and they are doing that by leveraging modern tech to help consumers save money and automate inefficiencies.<p>Here are 5 …

FinTech

38 enterprise startups that will boom in 2017, according to VC investors

2017 is almost here and it's once again time to predict which startups will take the tech industry by storm.<p>Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked …

Venture Capital