Bill Gates

Meet 14 of the richest tech tycoons from around the world

Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, and Jeff Bezos are among some of the wealthiest tech tycoons here in the U.S., but there are plenty of extremely wealthy tech executives across the globe who are making major contributions to their country’s tech scenes.

10 commandments

Towards a VC code of conduct

The venture business is a complex one – and the relationships between VCs and entrepreneurs are sometimes fraught with tension.

impossible

How to write a winning Y Combinator application

Scrappy entrepreneurs are always looking for an edge in the application process. However, there are no shortcuts or hacks. The YC partners are too smart for that.

mouse trap

The unprofitable SaaS business model trap

Marketo filed for IPO with impressive 80 percent year-over-year growth in 2012, with almost $60m in revenue.
Except, they lost $35m. WTF?

globe

4 ways to build your global community

In the past, being an international company meant you had offices, employees and activities across the planet. Today, thanks to the Internet and an ever-flattening world, any startup with a router can go global.

montreal celebration

Vive la demo day: VentureBeat est à Montréal

“I do think that we have stepped it up significantly,” FounderFuel general manager Ian Jeffery told me yesterday. “In this cohort are some of the most mature companies we’ve ever had. All nine are fantastic, but some have real revenues already, over a million downloads, and upwards of 30,000 active users.”