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Angel/Seed - Venture capitalists (VCs) have long been seen as the top of the pyramid for startup funding sources. But, in fact, angel investors now fund over sixty times as many companies, according the Center for Venture Research. A new class of...
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Advice - All businesses strive to create value — they just don’t always know where that value lies. A minimum viable product (MVP) is the most basic level at which a product can enter the market. It’s an experiment to determine if the...
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Advice - Back in the early days of Google, there was a time where they almost sold the company. There were offers, many of which were very good. The thing that stopped them wasn't the lack of money, but the lack of a long-term vision. "Search...
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Advice - Startups are a huge risk. They are the paths into uncertainty, and the entrepreneurs leading them need to be comfortable navigating unstable terrain and unpredictable obstacles. Nine out of 10 startups end up going out of business and...
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Advice - IPOs are the gold standard for taking a company public, with all the glory associated with a stock bought and sold on a major exchange. But if all a company wants to do is sell shares in return for equity — and doesn't aspire to be...
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Tech - In an interview, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates discusses the use of technological innovations to solve the world's problems. Video not showing...
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Advice - Social media transformed classic PR and is offering startups and growing brands endless new possibilities to drive traffic to their digital and physical storefronts. It sounds like the best of all worlds; blending new media with old...
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Advice - When you have the mind of an entrepreneur, ideas excite you more than anything else. They catalyze a burning desire to be creative, expressive, authentic and inspirational. In this sense, the entrepreneur is akin to the artist,...
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Advice - The human brain is an amazing thing. In addition to the ability to perform high-level reasoning and split second decision making, the average brain can store over 2.5 petabytes of data. In extreme cases, there are children who have...
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#NYCTech - Every retail investor’s dream is to have institutional-level access to alternative investments, including venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, and commercial debt products. Which is precisely what DarcMatter’s platform...
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Tech - We’re big fans of the “Kids React” and “Teens React” series here at Techlicious. There’s something magical about watching youngsters take a look at ancient technology like green screen computers for the first time – their...
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Videos - Pinterest's success with women is creating a conundrum for the company: How can more men become fans? Video not showing up? Click here
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Design - This was Amazon’s home page in 1995: By ’98, it had adopted the “catalog” look: The “catalog look” is the ubiquitous format for most online shops today, and one a few have veered from it. The Web has changed since...
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AlleyTalk - Ed Zimmerman could be described as a venture lawyer, angel investor, and a wine lover and connoisseur, - which may help to explain why he’s part of an angel investing group called GrapeArbor. He co-founded GrapeArbor in 2006 in...
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Advice - Oftentimes, tech startups are so focused on building their technology, that once it is built, they have no idea how to price it. This lesson will provide some high-level guidance on how to do that. HOW MUCH DID IT COST TO...

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