#Founders

Business & Finance | Business

'What the hell were we thinking?' Startup founders who landed a $55,000 deal on 'Shark Tank' nearly missed their big break

The founders of Cousins Maine Lobster appeared on "Shark Tank" in 2012 and made a deal with Barbara Corcoran. But when the "Shark Tank" producers originally reached out to them, the founders turned them down — twice — before relenting.

Business & Finance | Startups

What No One Tells You About Launching A Startup

I cringe every time I hear someone say that they want to start a company to advance their career. While it’s true that doing a startup is a great way to leapfrog your career, that’s a terrible reason to do it.

Business & Finance | Startups

Bedrock Capital raises $122M to fund startups that reject conventional wisdom | TechCrunch

Most investors don’t like to admit that they’re chasing the latest buzzwords or fads or hot companies, but a new firm called Bedrock Capital says it’s on a mission to do the exact opposite — founders Geoff Lewis and Eric Stromberg told me they’r

Science & Technology | Tech

23 lesser-known cofounders of the biggest tech companies, and where they are now

We tend to forget that Steve Jobs, Travis Kalanick, and Bill Gates, didn't create Apple, Uber, and Microsoft alone.

Business & Finance | Startups

I've Heard 20,000 Elevator Pitches. Here's What They've Taught Me About Getting Funded | Inc.com

Elevator pitches have evolved a lot in the past three decades of startups.

Business & Finance | Startups

A Guide To Understanding VCs

My goal is to provide early-stage entrepreneurs with accessible & “no bullshit” insights to understand what VCs do, how they think, what they want...

Business & Finance | Business

How to Win Founders and Influence Everybody

For two and a half decades Margit Wennmachers has quietly shaped the public image of the world's hottest startups. Now she must reckon with the new era of big tech.

History | History

We Toured Thomas Jefferson’s Rotunda at the University of Virginia. Here’s What We Learned About Its Secrets Discove

Brian Hogg, senior historic preservation planner at the University of Virginia, thought they had discovered almost everything there was to know about the rotunda on campus, which was originally built by Thomas Jefferson who founded the university in 1819