Guest Post Most foreign entrepreneurs are clamoring at America’s gates to get a piece of the innovation incubator of Silicon Valley. But serial entrepreneur and Taiwanese immigrant Jerry Chang has done what most hopeful incomers would consider the unthinkable and taken his business to China.
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Guest Post Countries that stifle dissent while attempting to encourage entrepreneurship will end up at a competitive disadvantage.
It might seem crazy, but Hamburg-based Tadaa is building a photo-sharing app that competes with Instagram.
Guest Post I used to work as a startup attorney and now I’ve co-founded a startup that in part helps entrepreneurs get legal services, so I’ve seen startups make a lot of legal mistakes over the years, and there are a few that I keep seeing repeated.
Guest Post Let’s connect the dots: The US has lots of investors with skills and money who are having a hard time finding good startups at fair, or interesting, prices. The EU has lots of really good startups that are either having trouble raising money or are forced to accept less than interesting terms.
Some of the hottest startups out right now are those in the payments sector. Square, Stripe, Flattr and Braintree are some leading the pack, as well as newcomer Gumroad, which wants to make it as easy to sell to followers as it is to share a link.
Guest Post There are 700 crowdfunding companies either existing or in development. Obviously, the market is expecting (or at least hoping for) extremely high rates of participation among the US business community.
Smeet is reportedly laying off half its technical team despite having a Facebook community of 800,000 players and more than $12 million in funding to date.
Guest Post Accelerators seem to be the golden ticket for many startup founders. But do startups really know what they’re in for when they join an accelerator?
Guest Post Ten years have gone by since eBay completed one of the most important acquisitions in the history of the tech industry.
Guest Post Each generation of wireless network has failed to solve the problems that vex carriers and consumers: slower-than-promised data speeds, short battery life, mobile devices that are too hot to handle, and generally poor performance. Now, as 4G becomes more ubiquitous, we wonder, are we doomed to repeat mobile history?
Guest Post For most startups, the goal is to score a big round of venture capital funding and then to finally get out of fundraising mode and into the business of growing the company. But even if you get a round of funding, it rarely ends there.
Guest Post Are you ready to present your plans to an investor who will not share your level of expertise or passion for your chosen domain? You’ve got 30 minutes and about a dozen prepared slides to get the job done.
Guest Post It’s appalling what passes for “successful entrepreneurship” in the press or the Valley, but it’s not their fault.
German online gaming giant Bigpoint has dismissed about 120 employees and is set to close its office in San Francisco, with founder and CEO Heiko Hubertz also set to stand down from the top role.
Getting a cleaner can be the best decision people can make. And now German startup Putzpimmel is ramping up the housekeeping industry, offering their customers cleaners along with a little extra excitement.
Guest Post One of the key things to pay attention to in a search for a cofounder is how you fight — and what you fight about. Here’s how to find the right fit.
Guest Post When an Israeli tells you, “I think this is a horrible idea,” he’s not trying to insult you – he’s just trying to save both of you the time.
Guest Post We’ve heard the argument — investment crowdfunding will be a cesspool of fraud, certain to bamboozle layman investors out of their hard-earned money. But that argument completely ignores the data.
Guest Post Building startups outside of Silicon Valley gives you a competitive advantage.
A couple of weeks ago CNN Money wrote an article on seven cities they thought would be thriving as startup hubs in the future. On this list was the capital of Denmark – Copenhagen.
Bike stolen? Or want a jogging partner? Talkbits lets you press a button on your iPhone or Android phone to feed a message out to users around you in a live stream.
Guest Post San Francisco: the city of weirdos. It’s got such a collection of nerds, hipsters, millionaires, crack addicts, etc. that no one even notices when a random blogger gets repeatedly slapped in the face at a coffee shop.
Sponsored Post Industrial designer Joey Roth creates unique products in his Pasadena studio and sells them online and in boutique design stores.
Guest Post When we reviewed the initial survey results, we thought something must be wrong. The Indian numbers could not have increased so dramatically.
Editor’s Pick The team were “killer smart”, witty and – looking back – a little insecure, just enough to give a feeling of “we can’t screw this up; we can’t let each other down.”
Guest Post What? You don’t have one? Then work your way thought this 9-step checklist.
Guest Post Just like Apollo Creed and Rocky joined forces to take on Clubber Lang in Rocky II, HTML5 and Digital Rights Management (DRM) are an unstoppable team.
Guest Post Since the announcement yesterday that Japan-based Softbank is making a bid for majority control of Sprint-Nextel, the analysts have been busy churning through the implications. But the simplest and clearest one is this: The US wireless market will no longer be a tightly-controlled duopoly.
Guest Post Often forgotten in the great Google v. Apple Map war of 2012 is another challenger — a platform that is far more suited for the ever-evolving needs of developers and the services they’re building, or one day hope to build: OpenStreetMap.
Guest Post I can’t remember how many times at Smart Bear I tried to sell Code Collaborator with the argument that it “saves you money.” And customers demanded it — some even required that we produce an ROI spreadsheet. But this argument never worked. Not once.
German peer-to-peer taxi app startup myTaxi has announced expansion into the US – starting with Washington DC and with other cities set to follow.
French online music company Deezer today revealed what it intends to do first with its fresh $130 million funding from Warner Music Group owner Access Industries.
Berlin-based Txtr, a major European ebook services company today released what it claims is the world’s smallest e-reader – the Txtr Beagle.
Konstantin Guericke knows more about marketing than the typical engineering graduate. As a LinkedIn co-founder and the founding marketing vice president of the company, he helped grow the social network from zero to six million members.
Later this year, Saudi Arabia is expected to approve very ambitious plans for a massive array of renewable energy projects. The first installations should be completed next year.
Guest Post How to build regional entrepreneurial communities has just gotten it’s first “here’s how to do it” book.
Once a remote hinterland in terms of foreign investment, Russia is now emerging as a hot destination for investors looking for a slice of the action on the digital frontier. The recent Landing Page conference was a perfect example of the New Russian Scene. Just ask 500 Startups founder Dave McClure…
Guest Post There has not yet been a series of security company exits for companies that are truly native to the massive secular cloud and virtualization trends. Clearly, there will be, and soon. This is an investable trend right now.
Guest Post For all the legitimate buzz about social TV, one mystery remains: why hasn’t it come about?