Business & Finance | Business

Could a Scooter Start-up Really Be Worth $1 Billion? | Vanity Fair

Bird, the brainchild of a former Uber and Lyft executive, is seeking funding at a 10-figure valuation. But could the scooter company really be worth $1 billion? It depends who you ask.

Business & Finance | Startups

10 New Services That'll Make You Say, 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

From on-demand translators to self-driving taxis in retirement communities, here are services you need to know about.

Business & Finance | Business

7 tactics you can implement right now to grow your startup

As a first-time founder or entrepreneur, knowing where to start when it comes to scaling your business can be extremely overwhelming. With an overabundance of resources telling you the right way to grow your startup, focusing on the wrong thing before hav

Business & Finance | Startups

Sorry, millennials. The average age of a successful entrepreneur is a lot older than you think. - The Washington Post

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg? Those whiz-kid entrepreneurs are anomalies. Most successful business founders are in their 40s — and have much more experience on the job.

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

Business & Finance | Startups

Is Your Startup Worth the Risk? 5 Questions You Need to Answer

Use these simple steps to assess the strength of a startup.

Business & Finance | Startups

Startups could raise a lot less if their expenses weren't so lavish — Quartz at Work

Employees spend far more on business meals and travel when they work at small firms.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

It Takes A Village: Israel Entrepreneurs Team Up To Help Startups Grow Up

The Israel Growth Forum comprises some 20 mid-size startups whose heads seek to develop their firms, not sell out in a rush.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

This Startup Wants to Neutralize Your Phone—and Un-change the World

Yondr restricts smartphone use in places where the people in charge don’t want it. But in allowing this, we may be compromising something about ourselves.

Business & Finance | Business

OK, So You've Got a Business Idea. Here's What to Do Now | Inc.com

It's time to get over the analysis paralysis. Here's how to take your startup from idea to empire.

Business & Finance | Startups

The Most Important Tech Trends Of 2018, According To Top VCs

From saving energy to helping humans help machines, this year’s investments will try to help startups make more progress in areas that already matter.

Business & Finance | Startups

Want to Invest in a Startup? Here's What You Need to Know.

Invest in founders first, and ideas second.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

Failure to embrace stock options is holding back Europe's startups | VentureBeat

While Europe’s startup ecosystem has changed dramatically over the past decade, venture capitalists are warning that entrepreneurs must do more to encourage and reward risk if they want to create the next generation of tech giants.

Business & Finance | Business

Roomi raises $11 million to find you a roommate | TechCrunch

Looking for a roommate on Craigslist can be cumbersome. And it can be difficult to determine what the person will be like in real life. A startup called..

Business & Finance | Business

10 Essential Business Skills to Learn Before You StartUp

Your successful startup needs to have the following skills alongside those technical ones that you already possess

Business & Finance | Business

Partech Ventures raises $450 million fund | TechCrunch

Partech Ventures has raised so many funds over the past couple of years that it’s hard to keep track of all of them. This time, the VC firm is closing the..

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

You Really Could Have a Legitimate Business in a Week

If your great idea solves problems, the rest is mostly filling out forms online. You can knock it out in a few days.

Business & Finance | Business

This Startup Wants to Take the Hassle out of Canceling Compromised Credit Cards | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Why You Should Launch a Brand, Not a Product

Five reasons brands are what really matter to your consumers -- and your bottom line.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

How Morale Changes as a Startup Grows

The faster a company grows, the more dramatic the shift.

Business & Finance | Business

A top VC firm just put together a striking presentation on what it was like for startups in 2016

First Round surveyed 700 startup founders to find out what it's like to run a startup in 2016.

Business & Finance | Business

Bee Partners closes $30 million fund to seed very early-stage startups | TechCrunch

Bee Partners in San Francisco has raised a $30 million fund, its second, to lead investments in very early stage startups based in the U.S. Founded in 2009,..

Business & Finance | Business

The Workplace Of The Future: Brought To You By Art, Education, Travel, And Startups | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

For offices to be places that young people want to work, companies need to look outside the business world for design ideas.

Business & Finance | Business

No Venture Capital Needed, or Wanted - NYTimes.com

The business world is filled with starry-eyed entrepreneurs who hope that the blessings of angel investors and venture capitalists will transform their start-up dreams into companies with billion-dollar valuations.

Business & Finance | Business

An angel investor who's helped start over 100 companies reveals the No. 1 thing he looks for in entrepreneurs

If you watch "Shark Tank," you know there are plenty of traits and behaviors that can turn off potential investors.

Health & Fitness | News Items

Support Best friends with a GREAT idea!

We're Josh Namm and Charles Haspel. We've been best friends for over 30 years. A few years ago, a few friends of ours were sending us links to articles when we thought

Business & Finance | Business

Silicon Valley startups are terrified by a new idea: profits

Silicon Valley is abuzz about a post by venture investor Bill Gurley that spells out how the tech bubble is bursting and says startups need to earn profits.

Business & Finance | Business

Forget the Hyperloop: This Startup Is Disrupting Long-Distance Transportation Right Now | Inc.com

A Stanford dropout and serial entrepreneur set out to build a city of remote workers making their living in virtual reality. His far-fetched idea led him to one that's shockingly mundane: A bus between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Business & Finance | Business

Startup marketing for everyone | Highbrow

by Jonah Bliss Starting a business? Whether online or off, any new business needs to be marketed to succeed. In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of

Business & Finance | Business

These 14 private startups now have higher valuations than Twitter - Quartz

Twitter had a rough day. The social media company's share price hit a record low Monday (Feb. 8) ahead of its earnings release on Wednesday. Its valuation hit $9.45 billion—smaller than some notable private startups including Uber, Airbnb, Snapcha

Business & Finance | Le monde des affaires et des finances

Polipop, le tripadvisor des hommes politiques !

Testez la personnalité de vos élus !
"Le tripadvisor politique pour mieux voter !"

Business & Finance | Business

Don't Fall for These 6 Deadly Myths of Startups

Some entrepreneurs forget that they need an innovative business model along with an innovative solution to have a successful startup.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Why The World’s Largest Accelerator, MassChallenge, Chose To Open In Jerusalem

MassChallenge, one of the largest startup accelerators, announced last week that the organization will open a branch in Jerusalem in early 2016.

Business & Finance | Business

This reaction to a venture capitalist's rejection proves that some start-ups have lost their minds

It's probably easier now than ever to raise money for your start-up. One Silicon Valley investor even said he hears start-ups complaining when they can "only raise $1 million seed rounds."

News | News

Start-app Nation | Jlife

With apps fOR every aspect of life, a push of a button on a mobile device is all it takes for the day to go from mundane to exciting.

Miscellaneous | Interviews

An Angel (Investor) Among Us | Jlife

Roni Michaely is putting Israel on the map in a major way—and it is not through politics or agriculture.

Business & Finance | Business

Start-ups ramp up the fun in fierce contest to retain talent - LA Times

The engineers at Venice start-up Zefr needed to unwind after completing a months-long project.

Business & Finance | Business

8 Ways That Blogging Will Kickstart Your Startup

In this age of relationships, you are a very important element of your new brand, and it's never too early to start marketing the value of your expertise, insights and ideas.

Business & Finance | Business

The Startup That Designed Its Office to Confuse Workers | WIRED

The interior architecture demands a level of alertness rarely seen in your typical white-walled office.

Business & Finance | Business

How a tweet turned Uber's Ryan Graves into a billionaire - Business Insider

Ryan Graves landed a job at Uber through a tweet. Now the early Uber employee is worth more than a billion dollars.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Five management mistakes almost every new entrepreneur makes - The Globe and Mail

Many people seek entrepreneurship because it allows them to be the boss. You get to make all the business decisions, from general company strategy and positioning to the management of your human resources. It's an appealing position on paper, but in pract

Business & Finance | Business

Marketing Your Startup With a $0 Budget

Working on a startup of your own can attract a rush of emotions. While some days you work on a high, certain that you have the next big thing within the palm of your hand, some days you are left with a load of uncertainty and doubt. Whether your startup is a new mobile app, software or tangible product the journey is nothing short of exciting.

Business & Finance | Business

Google offered to buy social app Path for $100 million when it was 3 months old — but the founder turned it down

Path founder Dave Morin didn't expect to sell the company.

Business & Finance | Business

3 Reasons Why No Small Business Should Hire a PR Agency

Sir Richard Branson once famously remarked, “Publicity is absolutely critical. A good PR story is infinitely more effective than a frontpage ad.” The problem is, with PR agencies charging retainers of $3,000 to $10,000 per month, few entrepreneurs can even let themselves imagine what a full-page article or TV appearance could do for their growth.

Business & Finance | Business

4 research-backed signs you're meant to be an entrepreneur

Could you be the next Mark Zuckerberg? While about 43% of American kids and adolescents say they plan to start their own businesses, just 13% of adults in the US are engaged in entrepreneurial activities.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

10 Free Online Courses That Can Benefit Every Entrepreneur

Enrolling in an online course is always a good way to improve your knowledge and has never been easier or more affordable.

Business & Finance | Business

9 Free and Must Have Business Productivity Tools For Every Startup Entrepreneurs

9 Free and Must Have Business Productivity Tools For Every Startup Entrepreneurs!

Business & Finance | Business

A Kickstarter-Like Program From Adobe Funds Employee Projects | Re/code

Under the program, known as Kickbox, workers have only to raise their hand and they are given customized red boxes, each of which includes a prepaid credit card and other tools designed to help turn an idea into a shippable product.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Exit Nation: Israeli Startups Sell For $860 Million In First Four Weeks Of 2015

Large corporations are on a shopping spree in Israel, the innovation nation. How much money are they spending on startup companies and why?

Science & Technology | ISRAELI TECH

Alibaba Invests In Israeli Startup Visualead For Its QR Code Technology

To many U.S. consumers, QR codes already seem like a quaint tech relic, but they continue to be very popular in China. So it’s not a huge surprise that..

Business & Finance | Business

Want To Be An Entrepreneur? First Read These 3 Decks, Says Guy Kawasaki

Many of us aspire to strike it out on our own and start an independent business. What do we really need to know before taking that big leap? Guy Kawasaki certainly knows a thing or two about launching your own business.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

How I Built a Startup While Traveling to 20 Countries

A self-professed digital nomad details how he feels more productive without a place to call home.

Business & Finance | Business

The San Francisco Startup That Wouldn't Bite on $30M 'Shark Tank' Tease - ABC News

The three sisters who rejected the biggest "offer" ever on Shark Tank say they don't regret their decision to sell their dating app.

Business & Finance | Business

Oops, I'm an Entrepreneur! 12 Signs You May Be an Accidental Entrepreneur | Melissa Escaro

I didn't think I wanted to be an entrepreneur; that was for other people. But it turns out that a lot of the values that were important to me were a huge part of that entrepreneurial spirit that had always been inside of me, just waiting to burst out...

Business & Finance | Business

Google's First 21 Employees: Where Are They Now?

Only seven early Googlers still work for the search giant that made them rich.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. But these are the things I wish I could've predicted.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

12 Quotes That Take You Inside The Mind Of Billionaire Mavs Owner Mark Cuban

His first job was tending bar in Dallas. Then he took a gig as a computer salesman. He was fired — and he realized he "was never going to be a very good employee."

So he started his first company, MicroSolutions, which he sold for $6 million.

Business & Finance | Business

This Startup Makes It Totally Free To Get Anything You Want Delivered To Your Doorstep In San Francisco

WunWun, the app that lets users order anything from any store or restaurant in New York City or the Hamptons without a delivery charge, is launching in San Francisco.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

CrowdStreet grabs $800K for its real estate crowdfunding site | VentureBeat | News Briefs | by Kia Kokalitcheva

Crowdfunding has opened up new funding models for everything from hardware gadgets to philanthropy. So why not real estate?

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

5 Top Industries For Starting A Business

Have an independent streak? If you’re an American, chances are you do. The U.S. consistently leads developed countries around the world in the rate of entrepreneurship, and 25 million people were in the process of starting or running a new business

Business & Finance | Business

The Bouqs unwraps a $6 million Series A for its high-growth, farm-direct flower etailer

Everyone likes receiving flowers. Buying and having them delivered, however, is rarely a pleasant experience. The industry hasn’t changed much in the last two decades since the arrival of 1-800-Flo...

Business & Finance | Business

Selling Your Business at Your Price

No matter what valuation method you choose, plan your exit strategy for your company far in advance.

Business & Finance | Business

Kickstarter’s new “Launch Now” algorithm makes it look suspiciously like Indiegogo

Kickstarter has gone to the robots. After months of quietly testing out its new project vetting algorithms, the company is finally releasing its Launch Now function. The news, which was made offici...

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

4 reasons bootstrapping can be smarter than raising capital

If you don't take early investment capital, you could wind up building a much stronger, smarter company. Here's why.

Science & Technology | ISRAELI TECH

Israeli Startup Offers Kids Social Media Training Wheels

Itay Eshet wasn't comfortable with his 10-year-old joining Facebook, so he created something new.