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How Do VCs Find And Fund Your Startup? – 4 Major Paths Of Deal...

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Following up from the last article “VCs Suck? Here Are 5 Practical Ways For Entrepreneurs To Minimize The Pain,” this post is focused on the other perspective. VCs get flooded with business proposals, as...
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How to Create Your Own Cryptocurrency and Make Your Business Ready For The Future

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How does cryptocurrency work? How to make a cryptocurrency? How to launch my cryptocurrency? All these questions must be popping in your head. Don’t worry we have the answers for them. Keep reading to...
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Why Every Organization Needs a Data Analyst

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There is so much hype around the data scientist role these days that when a company needs a specialist to get some insights from data, the first idea is to look for a data...
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AI Startups + Fundraising = What Are The Metrics?

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What do I need to show in order to raise my next round? All entrepreneurs face that question at some point and it may be the single piece of advice they most ask. This...
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The Rise of Non-Traditional VCs

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Non-traditional VCs playing the startup game is nothing new but the scale at which they are participating now is bigger than ever. Pitchbook called it “tourist investors” -- perhaps questioning their staying power -...
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The 1960s Hippie Movement and How It Gave Rise to Silicon Valley

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There’s probably not a person in the world that doesn’t associate Silicon Valley with major technological enterprise – most of us associate the area with big-time tech developers like Google and Apple. But what was...
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Volatility compels calm amid the storm

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Few things travel in a straight line in nature, especially the economy. While investors and consumers hope for calm, volatility is often the norm. Knowing how to survive in volatile environments and markets falls in...
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Mental Health Startups: Where Are The Exits?

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The mental health space is maturing as startups are starting to hit growth stage. There are also significant efforts from both The Establishment (providers / payors / pharma) and Big Tech, case in point...
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Investing in Future Startup Entrepreneurs? Focus Instead on a Killer Marketing Plan

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“Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless.” -- Mary Kay Ash Isn’t this one of the greatest quotes you’ve heard lately, and so true! These days, everyone is hoping to become...
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Startups And Impact Investors – Good or Bad?

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Value = Valuation. Valuation -> Profits. Profits!= Profiteering. Are you a startup wondering about this sequence? Then you may want to consider working with impact investors. There are benefits and pitfalls in doing so, before...
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Startups succeed through persistence, not miracles

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Lindah Mbaisi is a versatile entrepreneur. “Queen” Lindah, a public relations professional, founded Hans J. PR and Communications. She also works at Performers Rights Society of Kenya as the member relations executive. An expert...
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Pitch right down the middle

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Ideas are only as good as their pitches, and pros are the masters of pitch selection to improve business proposals. Three of the best in the business -- Evan Wyk, Brant Pinvidic and Brian Cristiano...
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Startups And Saying No To A Large Investor

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Hot startups are often thought of that way because of who is involved and how bold the idea is. And they get disproportionate and arguably undue attention. If you are finding yourself in that...
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Balance work and life for a ‘golden hour’

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For 30 years, Sabrina Cadini excelled and won awards as an event and wedding designer and planner. She pushed herself hard. Too hard. Before she knew it, Cadini was in the throes of entrepreneurial...
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Is an Idea Worth Billions?

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It’s 2019, and we live in the most convenient time known to man. Hungry? Press a button and your favorite food arrives at your door in less than 30 minutes. Need a ride? A...
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‘We learn more from failure than from success’

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Successful entrepreneurs build their businesses from failures large and small. As Yvette Aloe knows, failures set back everyone from infants to experienced professionals. Those who succeed have profited from mistakes. Aloe is a certified life...
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15 Years Of Trying To Be Carbon-Neutral: Practical Uses Of Technology For Individuals

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I am the product of both developing and developed countries -- my adult career in Silicon Valley has shaped a fundamental belief that tech can do tremendous good if we apply it correctly. I...
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The Technologies Poised to Change the World in 2019

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It is not easy to imagine a technology that will receive as much publicity as the blockchain did last year but there’s little doubt that other new and innovative technologies will make even greater...
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Hurtle diversity barriers with eyes wide open

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Women in tech is one of Tiffany Horan’s passions, starting as host of Women in Tech Chat on Twitter. She is also a growth hacker and engagement manager at humane product company Mudita and...
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No fooling: Marketing goes for laughs

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It’s a funny thing when you mix humor and marketing. Surely, Mark Anderson hopes so. Don’t call him Shirley. Instead, call him a professional cartoonist, what Anderson calls the best job in the world. He talked...