The past decade has seen a 93% drop in IPOs for sub-$50 million companies, says Mark Hatch of TechShop, the membership-based tool-and-workshop indy manufacturing community.
“Entrepreneurship is how America became great,” Case said. “The good news is that we’re still the most entrepreneurial nation in the world. The bad news is that all the other countries are trying to catch us.”
Editor’s Pick Washington D.C. may have with ambition and politics, PhDs and bulging bank accounts, and history of technological innovation , but it is not a friendly place for entrepreneurs. At least until now. Signs show a startup scene is emerging in our Nation’s Capital.
Guest Post We’re just three guys in a Honda Element who spend most of their nights couch surfing, staying in cheap hotels or on pig farms. The first lesson from an epic road trip to spread entrepreneurship through America.
A valuation is an incredibly attractive number that intimidates competition and attracts potential investors, but how can entrepreneurs accurately value their business when it’s still a fledgling startup?
Guest Post The platform you choose may determine the fate of your business. Instead of relying upon other people’s platforms, why not build, control, and own your own?
Don’t get emotionally attached to your ideas. Be ruthless about killing off the medium performing ideas and just keep the absolute best.
A few people from TourWrist, the startup behind the very cool 360-degree panorama tool of the same name, came out to VentureBeat’s MobileBeat 2012 conference this week and built nine panos for us.
Social fashion site Chicismo officially launched today and announced it has raised $800,000 in initial investment.
Hiring well is one of the most crucial things any company does. New start-up enRecruit is launching today to help recruiters and managers use video to hire better, smarter, faster.
The first quarter of 2012 was the best quarter in more than four years for software and Internet company IPOs, according to a new report.
I’ll be traveling to Tel Aviv next week, and I’m looking to meet with entrepreneurs.
Leaving Google behind, Dave Girouard is leaving to launch his own startup, backed by Kleiner Perkins, NEA, and Google Ventures.
If your company is based in the greater Los Angeles Are, and you want to meet with Peter Pham and the team from Science on Thursday, Feb 23, this is your last chance to sign up.
Sean Percival and his wife, Laurie, are known in the L.A. tech scene for being a particularly stylish couple.
Say you want to rent out the Entourage house for your birthday or Eric Clapton’s old house for your rock-and-roll-themed wedding reception.
MOGL, a customer loyalty platform that’s all about psychology and game mechanics, has raised its second institutional round of funding.
While the overall economy in 2011 was still on shaky ground, VCs continued to “make it rain” on startups in need of institutional funding.
TaskRabbit, a San Francisco-based startup that lets you hire people to do simple tasks like wait in line to pick up your dry cleaning, has acquired SkillSlate, a New York-based startup that lets you auction your skills, services and time.
“She’s got to feed the monkey, I mean, hasn’t that ever occurred to you man?”
Guest Post “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgTxOz4qz04&w=560&h=315] See that? Someone just gave that $2.7 million dollars.
We have only a few days before the new year ball drops and 2012 is upon us. Many will hope for good health, good fortune and good friends, but in this economy, even more may hope for jobs.
New statistics from Silicon Valley’s top law firms show that new startups spend around $80,000 on legal costs.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director Alejandro Mayorkas is getting serious about creating reforms that would make it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to settle in the US.
Some of the world’s biggest tech companies from Google to Facebook are data-driven, but few startup founders have any idea what a data scientist does, never mind whether they should hire one. Here is VentureBeat’s guide to data science for startups.
Guest Post Editor’s note: Julia Plevin recently started a job at a startup that’s still in stealth mode. She’ll be posting occasional columns on VentureBeat about her experiences.
[vimeo 31464179 w=640 h=360] Leah Busque, founder of TaskRabbit, is passionate about creating a community of “micro-entrepreneurs” — people who work autonomously on a part-time or full-time basis.
There’s a certain separation between the religious community and the tech community. So when we heard about The Table, a social media startup aimed squarely at churches, we were intrigued.