Inventor Mike Toutonghi in his lab

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.

An ad for Tinder's app

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.

Bitcoin

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.

Google Glass zombie

Ending the epidemic of 'zombie meetings'

Zombie meetings are an epidemic infecting companies everywhere. Here’s how you can prevent an outbreak of undead meetings before they start.

Techmanity

Techmanity launches big in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley was the site of the first ever Techmanity, and now with a successful inaugural year under their belts, the organizers are looking to go bigger yet in 2015.

UC Berkeley

6 things we’ve learned about launching university-origin companies

Just because it’s something cutting-edge that’s been developed by someone who appears to have twice your IQ, and because it’s been featured in peer-reviewed journals worldwide, doesn’t mean that there’s a business behind it.

family care

Tech for family caregivers: 3 ways entrepreneurs can help

Family caregiving is potentially a huge market, untapped primarily because it is unseen. But the needs are real and widespread, and enticing to bold, innovative entrepreneurs.

Soul for sale

The exit: Hey founders, you weren’t using your soul, were you?

Here’s an extreme version of what you can expect to hear just before signing over your startup in an M&A deal: “Our counsel says including your first born child in reps and warranties is totally standard. We have never had any pushback on this!”