Accelerate

It’s time to accelerate hardcore tech

We’re now seeing a new kind of accelerator emerge that aims to match existing tech with talented entrepreneurs who can bring these technologies to market.

Sonos Playbar 1

Sonos does a $130M secondary equity sale (update)

Update 12/3/2014: Sonos initially declined to comment about the Form D, but later clarified to say that the $130 million was done as a secondary equity sale — not a new funding round as initially reported. “The funding is just a secondary round strictly raised as a part of our ongoing liquidity program for employees not a new round of capital,” a Sonos spokesperson told VentureBeat.

Google chief Eric Schmidt.

Why Eric Schmidt doesn’t know how Google works

If Google’s management style is the reason for its success, then why have the majority of initiatives at Google either failed or been financially inefficient and unprofitable?

Sparefoot

How to create a company culture with only 3 people

We all know that culture is vital to any business. As you grow, culture becomes part of your DNA. But how do you create a company culture when you’re starting up and only have a handful of people in your company?

Visual listening

Visual listening is the next big thing in social. Here’s why.

The human brain can process images in as little as 13 milliseconds, according to research from MIT released this year. That’s a hell of a lot faster than earlier studies, which suggested it takes 100 milliseconds. Visuals are just easier to consume: fact.

ss-crowdfunding

Why hardware startups should screw VC and go straight to crowdfunding

Software’s always been the sexy sell of Silicon Valley. With low startup costs, margins on par with the most illicit drugs and the boom or bust mentality of the Internet era, it’s been the sweetheart of startups for nearly three decades.