Guest Post We talk to a lot of company founders about recruiting, and their stories are all pretty similar: hiring great developers is hard, and it’s getting harder by the day. Most blame external forces–the talent shortage or competitors with deeper pockets–but in our experience very few point the finger where it truly belongs: right back at themselves.
In six months under Mayer, Yahoo’s stock price has jumped from $15 to $23, adding over $17 billion in market value to the still-slumbering purple giant.
Startup advising robot dinosaur FAKE GRIMLOCK has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new book on entrepreneurship. And good news for us — he blew past his goal of $10,000 in just two hours.
After three long days, the elite Grand Jury picks the startups they deem most deserving of fame and fortune.
Everyone takes away something different from the massive three-day Launch festival, including chocolate robots, and an expanded network.
Guest Post In the age of Skype, Google Docs, Dropbox and oDesk (where I work) these are pretty stunning pronouncements from one of the industry’s most progressive companies, and from Marissa Mayer, one of Silicon Valley’s most closely watched working Moms.
Remember what Michael Dell said when he was asked back in 1997 — when Steve Jobs returned to Apple — what he’d do if he were Jobs?
“I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”
The new Nasdaq-SharesPost private market will make it far easier for pre-IPO companies and their investors to turn shares into cash. But at what price?
After multiple attempts — and failures — at trading for small, early-stage companies, Nasdaq is betting the private-equity farm on SharesPost’s technology. Is this enough to erase the Facebook fubar?
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) revealed in a private meeting with the press that the state is backing a new venture fund.
Guest Post Folks, Twitter marketing just got serious.
Want to buy shares in Twitter? Pinterest? Palantir? Nasdaq wants to help you out with that — and it might be able to as soon as this year.
At the VCIR conference to showcase the mountain region’s startups, Colarado’s governor spoke about his state’s commitment to tech. In a private meeting with the press, he stressed his mission to turn Colorado into the most pro-business state without jeopardizing its natural beauty.
From a first equity hire to a first round, these documents give startup founders a leg up — now with more open-source collaboration and nerdy street cred!
Life is short. Get acquired.
Zillabyte, Jawfish Games, Instaradio, and AdStage have 300,000 points, and the numbers are continuing to climb.
Guest Post Entrepreneurship has turned into its own cult, complete with a canonical “Bible,” a roster of prophets, and a defined creed.
Guest Post Silicon Valley is still the gold standard for tech entrepreneurship. However, Austin is now emerging as a new destination of choice for tech startups as well as larger enterprise companies — for a variety of economic and cultural reasons.
With 74 million daily posts, Tumblr is a big haystack to get lost in. Which is why the company is planning to monetize its mobile product the new old-fashioned way: pay-per-view. You pay, that is, and others view.
Your app is wonderful, amazing, and awesome, and it’s one in a million. Literally.
The Mac Essentials Bundle is still available for only $49.99 — but time on this VentureBeat offer is running out!
Guest Post In the last three months I have had several of my female students or recent business school graduates tell me that their aspiration is to be a chief operating officer. What’s odd is that I never hear that from young male students.
On stage at Launch, Chamath Palihapitiya confirms that he has raised $275+ million for the Social+Capital Partnership’s latest fund.
At the Launch festival, a new crowdfunding app serves as a buzz barometer for what the 5,000-plus attendees think of the startups as they launch out of stealth mode.
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple are not just engines of technological innovation in America … they’re also the path to Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list. But there is a little catch — you gotta be a man.
IBM just announced that its cloud products and services will be based on open cloud architecture.
Sponsored Post Somehow over the past several years, advertising has turned into a big data business.
Guest Post I know many women who are irked by Sheryl Sandberg’s dictum to “lean in,” the subject of her new book.
Online retailer of electronics “bits and pieces” SparkFun sets off an a cross-country tour to bring hands-on electronics education into the classroom.
Guest Post What I’m here to say today is that education is being transformed by technology. The future is here, but educators and deans, the ones who hold the gauntlet, are choosing not to believe it.
Many entrepreneurs — and pundits about entrepreneurship — reject it as impossible. Others believe that figuring out how to balance work and life is a sign of a more enlightened entrepreneurial perspective.
Guest Post Let’s take a step back and understand the technology tools that can benefit the largest group of people who have been hardest hit by large enterprises and new technologies: the tens of millions of local merchants all over the world.
Job-finding and recruiting sites are hotter than heat, but no-one’s hotter than the relatively ancient old man on the block: 8-year-old Indeed.com.
Editor’s Pick Futurist and entrepreneur Michael Vassar has a bone to pick with the U.S. medical system. He hopes to “humiliate” it into providing better quality care by creating a “product that works better than the system.”
Technology advancement is disrupting the $3 trillion health care market, and VentureBeat’s upcoming HealthBeat event will showcase the most interesting health care IT startups and companies that are driving this change.
Twilio Fund Europe 2013 will invest in early-stage European startups that make creative use of Twilio’s API.
Guest Post Almost all startup founders experience a deep and prolonged sadness after selling their company, even when the sale is an outrageous success. Why?
Getaround, the car sharing service backed by investors like Marissa Mayer and Google’s Eric Schmidt, hopes its new iPhone app will prompt you to consider an alternative to car ownership.
Editor’s Pick Thinx has designed the ultimate hi-tech, high-quality line of womens underwear to improve ‘that time of the month’ for women around the world.
Sponsored Post This VB Store online course (featuring over 18 lectures and 1.5 hrs of content) will put you on the road to unparalleled Mac efficiency and effectiveness – and for just $29!