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Why We Start Up Startups

Why We Start Up Startups Thanks to the great Brad Feld for publishing this column in his blog today as well. Pause for a moment.  And ask yourself some simple questions you probably don’t think about every day.  Why do we build...

Jan 24 2014, 9:36am CST

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Venture investments, number of deals up in 4Q Venture investments, number of deals grew in the 4th quarter NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for U.S. startups increased 20 percent in the final three months of 2013 as venture capitalists poured more money into...

Jan 17 2014, 11:21am CST

U. S. Healthcare Innovation Demands A Paradigm Shift

U. S. Healthcare Innovation Demands A Paradigm Shift New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. - John Locke We are just over two weeks into 2014, and the dominant conversation about healthcare...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST

Silicon Valley Taking A Smaller Slice Of The VC Pie

Silicon Valley Taking A Smaller Slice Of The VC Pie Other tech hubs are receiving a higher percentage of global venture capital investment, according to new data. Each year new tech hubs around the world attract more and more media attention, but are they also attracting...

Jan 13 2014, 7:31am CST

The Best Coffee Shops of Silicon Valley

The Best Coffee Shops of Silicon Valley To know an innovation ecosystem, drink coffee.  That’s my secret weapon. People often ask me how to understand an ecosystem.  It’s easy.  Whenever my work takes me to a new city or country, I visit its coffee shops. ...

Jan 13 2014, 6:01am CST

We Need Entrepreneurs Who Can Drive Global Change

We Need Entrepreneurs Who Can Drive Global Change By most definitions of the term, an entrepreneur is someone who starts a new business, incorporating innovative changes to existing products, services, business models, and creating new markets. Yet very few achieve...

Jan 11 2014, 6:31pm CST

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Will Financiers Help London's Quest To Be The World's Favourite New Technology Center? The idea of London becoming a technology center to rival other parts of the world has gained a lot of momentum in the last 12 months. From around 200 firms in early 2010 the city now boasts around 1500 new technology...

Jan 10 2014, 5:51am CST

How Silicon Valley Could Destabilize The Democratic Party

How Silicon Valley Could Destabilize The Democratic Party Much has been written, often with considerable glee, about the worsening divide in the Republican Party between its corporate and Tea Party wings. Yet Democrats may soon face their own schism as a result of the growing...

Jan 9 2014, 3:16pm CST

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Can 2014 Be The Year Of Real Healthcare Innovation? Our body is a machine for living.  It is organized for that, it is its nature.  Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it bey encumbering it with remedies.     —...

Jan 8 2014, 4:11pm CST

11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Break-Out Year For Women Entrepreneurs

11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Break-Out Year For Women Entrepreneurs While women in the upper echelons of corporate America are singing the same old  tune, “Still No Progress After Years of No Progress,” female entrepreneurs have something to rejoice about it. The number of $10-million-...

Jan 8 2014, 10:31am CST

VC Tim Draper On Bitcoin, Going Public And Hong Kong's Startup Community

VC Tim Draper On Bitcoin, Going Public And Hong Kong's Startup Community If you have even the most minimal exposure to the venture capital industry then Tim Draper is a man who needs no introduction. He’s the “Draper” in the storied VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He’s invested in companies...

Jan 7 2014, 8:26pm CST

Forsake Start-Up Envy: Three Reasons Why Large Companies Should Out-Innovate Start-Ups

Forsake Start-Up Envy: Three Reasons Why Large Companies Should Out-Innovate Start-Ups This is the first of a two-part series on how large companies can out-innovate start-ups. Part Two is available here.  An accompanying infographic is also available. An executive recently left his job at a global...

Jan 7 2014, 12:56pm CST

The 2014 Midas List of Tech's Top Venture Investors Is Now Open For Entries

The 2014 Midas List of Tech's Top Venture Investors Is Now Open For Entries It’s time for all great technology investors and company builders to stand up and be counted in the 14th annual Forbes Midas List of the world’s top venture capitalists. Since 2011, Forbes has worked with TrueBridge...

Jan 7 2014, 9:36am CST

Tech Exec Aneel Bhusri Becomes A Billionaire As Workday Shares Soar

Tech Exec Aneel Bhusri Becomes A Billionaire As Workday Shares Soar Aneel Bhusri wears many hats. A Silicon Valley veteran, he’s been a partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners for the last 15 years. More recently, he’s served as co-CEO of enterprise software firm Workday. And...

Jan 6 2014, 4:36pm CST

Startups Don't Go Bankrupt -- Founders Do

Startups Don't Go Bankrupt -- Founders Do As startup Founders, we are constantly focused on making sure our fledgling companies have enough runway to grow.  We believe that if the company’s bank account runs out, the company goes bankrupt and it’s game over....

Jan 6 2014, 2:46pm CST

The Inside Story Of Snapchat: The World's Hottest App Or A $3 Billion Disappearing Act?

The Inside Story Of Snapchat: The World's Hottest App Or A $3 Billion Disappearing Act? THIRTEEN MONTHS AGO Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, the richest twentysomething in history, reached out to Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel, who oversees a revenue-less app that makes photos disappear, with an invitation, delivered...

Jan 6 2014, 7:06am CST

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30 Under 30: Meet Technology's Smartest, Youngest And Most Daring Innovators There’s no shortage of technology wunderkinds under the age of 30 transforming business, society and our day-to-day lives. We’ve all heard the startup stories behind Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Aaron Levie of Box,...

Jan 6 2014, 6:56am CST

How An Artist And A Dancer Saved An American City

How An Artist And A Dancer Saved An American City Culver City, once the heart of California’s movie industry, was dying just a decade ago.  The downtown was decaying.  It had become a sleepy commuter town.  Today, however, people have proclaimed it an urban renaissance...

Jan 6 2014, 5:56am CST

The Startup Movement Is Not About Startups, Actually

The Startup Movement Is Not About Startups, Actually I’m going to say something that might sound nutty.  But I’ll say it anyways.  The Startup Movement is not about startups. What could I possibly mean, you might be asking?  Did I drink too much eggnog over the holidays...

Jan 3 2014, 5:46am CST

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Top VCs Predict Where They'll Invest Their Money In 2014 With the new year on the minds of tech companies and investors alike, it’s time to look back on 2013′s startup crazes and forecast what’ll be the next wave in tech for 2014. What types of companies will prove the next...

Dec 31 2013, 9:36am CST

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The Secret Of Ashton Kutcher's Venture Capital Success The Telegraph carries an interesting little piece trying to work through why Ashton Kutcher is such a success as a venture capitalist in the tech space. And there is a bit of head scratching possible here: the tales of...

Dec 30 2013, 12:41pm CST

Inside the real Dragons' Den

Inside the real Dragons' Den “Over good wine we came up with the idea of putting ourselves in the middle of people with money and people who need it. We thought of making Dragon’s Den online, it was amazingly flawed.” This was six years ago and “...

Dec 30 2013, 12:21pm CST

Rap Genius And The Problem With The Venture Capital Fueled Growth Hack

Rap Genius And The Problem With The Venture Capital Fueled Growth Hack Almost entirely missing from the discussion of RapGenius‘ punishment by Google for bone-headed SEO practices is the fact that RapGenius is not in fact a “lyrics site” like the ones it is competing for search rankings...

Dec 26 2013, 11:41am CST

Venture Capital 2013 recap - Oh what a year it was....

Venture Capital 2013 recap - Oh what a year it was.... There are bad years, so-so years and then there is 2013…its been a long time coming. In 2013, VCs finally took some pride in the 10-year returns which recovered to 7.8% as of Q2 2013. The battered egos have regained...

Dec 26 2013, 10:41am CST

'Shark Tank': What Fans Should Know About Betting On Startups

'Shark Tank': What Fans Should Know About Betting On Startups Seven million viewers watch ABC’s “Shark Tank,” a reality show that pits four savvy venture capital investors—the “sharks”—against wide-eyed entrepreneurs who need funding to expand their companies. The entrepreneurs’...

Dec 24 2013, 11:26am CST

Top Ten Trends That Shaped The Silicon Dragon World In 2013

Top Ten Trends That Shaped The Silicon Dragon World In 2013 As the year comes to close, here’s a look at some leading trends that have shaped the startup scene in Asia during 2013. 1. The emergence of tech hotspots in a broader group of markets, including Australia, New Zealand...

Dec 23 2013, 12:36pm CST

Crowdfunding Is Not Just For Billionaires Anymore

Crowdfunding Is Not Just For Billionaires Anymore The year was 2004 and billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel decided to sow $500,000 into a small but growing startup. Facebook was its name, perhaps you’ve heard of it. It was the company’s first angel investment. In...

Dec 20 2013, 3:31pm CST

On Deck Gets $17M From Google Ventures

On Deck Gets $17M From Google Ventures The Main Street lending company, On Deck announced its plans to lock $17 million in the expansion of its Series D investment funding. The technologically-oriented big time firm will work jointly with Google Ventures to seal the deal that has become the talk of the town. This will aid the company in its burgeoning growth profile.

May 1 2013, 8:59am CDT