Denver, Colorado

Denver vs. Silicon Valley: Where we’re better and where we need to grow

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.

hurdle

How my company failed in only three months (and still was a success)

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.

Germany

German accelerator's latest batch takes aim at health, personal data, and education

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.

DoubleRobotics telepresence from Y Combinator

How to get your demo right

The first five minutes is the most important with someone like me. Don’t waste it.

A bunch of people, who might be working at a startup, playing Foosball.

Career change? 10 top tips to landing a hot tech startup job

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.

crowdsourcing

5 crowdsourcing golden rules

Your startup could avoid spending a lot of money if you crowdsource your needs at the beginning.

entrepreneurial rollercoaster

7 things going against you as a first-time entrepreneur

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.

startups

VC perspective: The 3 things I want to hear first in a pitch

As a Venture Partner at XSeed Capital, sitting on the other side of the table from bright entrepreneurs with really intriguing ideas is a lot of fun for me. But, I’ve also been the one raising rounds for my startups. Here are some tips that have become a lot more obvious and important to me, now that I’ve seen hundreds of presentations:

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So you want to be a venture capitalist?

With very few job openings a year, landing that dream job in venture can be harder than you think. Here’s some tips to optimize your chances.

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A global perspective is now a requirement for Internet businesses

A decade ago, the U.S. market represented the key to consumer Internet dominance. Now, leading consumer technology companies such as Google, eBay, and Apple have something new in common: the U.S. accounts for just a minority of their revenue.