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5 founder-friendly financing terms that give power to entrepreneurs

For many startups, the hot venture-capital and exit markets mean an increase in deal leverage when negotiating with venture investors. As a result, founder-favorable terms are increasingly a part of formation and financing documents where they wouldn’t have been just a year or two ago.

Chen Levanon, CEO of ClicksMob

Top tips for women startup leaders

Two years ago, I was hired by the four cofounders of mobile Ad-tech startup ClicksMob to lead their company.

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Too much transparency will not kill you

There is no greater motivation for founders than to be in a glass house, accountable not only in front of investors and teammates, but in front of the whole world.

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This invention makes 3D printers spit out electronics

“This is a breakthrough,” inventor Mike Toutonghi told VentureBeat. He believes his electrically conductive filament will allow consumers to 3D print much of the electronics for, say, cell phones, flashlights, drones, and wearables.

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How design changes the way investors see your startup

A few weeks ago during a moment of self-reflection, I noticed a recurring theme throughout the top deals in our pipeline and became suddenly aware of my tendency to value startups with well-formed user experience and user interface (UX/UI) design elements over more technical elements.

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The 2 biggest emerging opportunities in cryptocurrency

The two greatest areas for innovation and value creation in the Bitcoin/cryptocurrencies sector are in providing solutions for banks in developing countries and creating a better decentralized ledger.