Former New Yorker Ben Wiener is launching one of the first micro-funds in Jerusalem, so new ideas can flourish in one of the world’s oldest cities.
Most startups begin by pricing their product based on cost or competition. Smart startups price their product based on value to the customer — because you can’t guess how your product is valued by customers.
Amazon’s public cloud is still the one to beat, but because it can come with technical issues and high costs are possible, it’s not always ideal for startups. Another one called TestingBot just defected.
Guest Post There are over 2,000 startups on AngelList that are categorized as “social commerce.” That’s equivalent to every Stanford MBA over the last 5 years starting a brand new social commerce company.
You hear about startups getting venture capital or crowdfunding money all the time in Silicon Valley. But the two combined barely make up the money given by startups’ biggest funding source: friends and family.
Editor’s Pick In the event that this divisive case reaches the California courts, it will have far reaching implications for the entire health care industry.
While the notion of dropping out to start your life’s work is romantic in Silicon Valley, many others are starting to look at “entrepreneurial MBAs.”
Startup culture is homogenous. It feeds itself into a cycle of startups that build features and sell them as businesses. Few are making big solutions for big problems. Racism and misogyny are still issues.
The goal is to provide high quality loans to people who banks typically decline, so they can avoid sinking into mountains of debt.
Intel is making a big step into the education sector with its acquisition of Kno, a well-funded digital textbooks startup.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Airbnb is a global company with millions of customers, but it was a struggling startup just five years ago.
Guest Post A few months ago, I decided to experiment with a virtual assistant through Zirtual, a service that connects you with a dedicated, local assistant.
Guest Post Once upon a time, if you wanted to make it in the startup world, you had to be in The Valley for access to both money and mentoring. But as startup ecosystems begin to grow elsewhere, residency in California is no longer a requisite.
Guest Post The JOBS Act attempts to do the impossible: Balance investor protection with the desire to enable companies to raise money from strangers all over the country with minimal red tape.
And I am saying this as one of the earliest proponents of a crowdfunding exemption.
“What’s cooler: music or computer programming?” I asked Will.i.am, one of the founding members of the iconic hip hop band Black Eyed Peas. “Coding,” he replied instantly. “By about 10 times. A trillion times.”
Guest Post Some people think the Midwest is losing talent to the coasts, but really, startup-life is starting to get bigger.
Guest Post Amr Shady is the CEO of TA Telecom, one of the fastest-growing companies in the Middle East and Africa.
Smart people want to try many new ideas, but a resource-constrained startup does not have the luxury to try all the cool things.
Guest Post When I travel outside the Mile High City, I’m often asked what makes Denver so attractive for startups. While our tech community and the companies it’s home to are gaining traction by the month, the benefits of launching a startup in Denver aren’t necessarily as obvious as those associated with major tech destinations like the Valley and, more recently, New York.
StartUp Health’s academy program is long-term, highly structured, and is designed to help startups become sustainable businesses.
Guest Post Earlier this year, I started a new business venture with a partner. We were going to solve a major problem, travel costs for small and medium-sized companies. After investing three months of our time and about $2,000, we decided to stop actively pursuing the opportunity. The reason? Several of our core assumptions turned out to be wrong.
Deutsche Telekom-backed Hubraum today kicked off the next round of its accelerator program in Berlin and revealed the seven startups taking part. The latest batch of teams includes health technology startups, an online education startup, a digital identity provider and a service that lets users monetize their own personal data.
The first five minutes is the most important with someone like me. Don’t waste it.
We scoured SEC filings and press releases for our full list of startups that gained funding today. It’s an eclectic bunch!
Title II of the President Obama’s JOBS Act says that entrepreneurs seeking cash can now notify the world. And that’s exactly what’s starting to happen.
Guest Post It’s hard to find good advisors who can carve out their time for you and your project. There are many well-meaning advisors who might hurt you without intending to.
Today a massive change in investment financing goes live, killing an 80-year ban on telling people that you are raising money.
Startups have to have a strong sense of identity when they pitch venture capitalists who have seen it all before — twice.
Cofounders Hamish Brocklebank and Nicolas Philippe started the company two years ago, as they didn’t believe that students should have to pay for academic content.
Quick, name one Aussie startup.
The clichés of startup life are clichés for a reason. Scrap the corporate culture and dress code, and understand that even though they can seem frivolous, startup trappings like the ping pong table serve a purpose.
A startup called Apttus closed its first round of funding today, a massive $37 million.
When asked what employees liked most about working at a young company, the most commonly named reasons were good team dynamics and an open work environment.
Guest Post It’s not just the Internet usage that is growing in Latin America, it’s also the startup community that has begun to boom in the region.
This morning San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is unveiling a new “entrepreneur-in-residence” program in collaboration with the White House, to bring the innovative energy of startups to bear on a massive underserved market: the $142 billion public sector.
Sick of hearing smartwatch news? Read about startup funding news instead!
Guest Post Your startup could avoid spending a lot of money if you crowdsource your needs at the beginning.
Entrepreneurship is a game that you win in the long term. It is a game that is beyond just you. It is a myth to think that you alone will have it all under control, however smart you are.
“We want people to associate good startups with RocketSpace in the same way you’d think law with Harvard, or tech with MIT.”
Guest Post Has VMworld become too big for the startup ecosystem from where it came?