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.

Human commodity

The commoditizing of humans

There is a downside to Internet connectivity that is rarely considered. Easy access to large, almost unlimited, numbers of people has turned us into commodities.

software-cmo-developers

Software CMOs, meet your toughest customer: developers

Tech-savvy businesses have known for years that they must market to those who influence a brand’s customer experience the most — application developers.

fintech (1)

VentureBeat Webinar: The growth of fintech and wealth apps, plus the role of big data

A $41 trillion transfer of wealth from boomers to millennials coinciding with significant technological change is creating massive opportunities for innovative fintech companies. Meeting these opportunities head on — and the challenges involved — will be at the heart of this animated roundtable discussion.

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.

fb gifts holiday

Startups: Does your marketing feel like a gift or a re-gift?

Think about the last time you were “re-gifted.” You probably got the feeling that the gift giver didn’t really care about you as much as you had hoped. That’s what bad marketing feels like.

Copenhagen is picturesque, yes, but it's also turning into a great incubator of tech startups.

Six hot startups in cool Copenhagen

There’s actually something pretty awesome in the State of Denmark: Namely, a breakout startup scene that’s beginning to get noticed around the world.

The 2010 class of Techstars entrepreneurs.

7 key things you need to know about an accelerator like Techstars

My startup, Final, was lucky enough to take part in this year’s Techstars Boulder program. Along with learning that a diet consisting only of free coffee and Cosmo’s pizza gives your skin a weird tint, here are some key takeaways from my experience with one of the top tech accelerators.

sitting hands executive stefanolunardi shutterstock

When a company founder resigns, investors should head for the exit too

Most large tech companies are no longer run by their founders. This is problematic for investors, because a painful corporate bureaucracy develops when a founder leaves and, as a result, risk-taking and innovation deteriorates.