Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 13 largest rounds in the US during the month of April. I have included some additional information such as industry, company description, round type, location of the startup, total equity funding raised, and date of funding to further the analysis. To maintain a focus on […]
Going back to the dawn of civilization, many entrepreneurs have sought their fortunes through adventures of exploration. Mesopotamian entrepreneurs prospered by expanding their landlocked trade routes east to the Indus Valley (modern-day India) and west to Egypt and beyond. Several hundred years later, Phoenician entrepreneurs did so on the open seas, leveraging their superior nautical […]
I’ve always said that startups are all about execution. Sometimes I encounter self-proclaimed entrepreneurs who have been thinking about a concept for many years and haven’t started yet. Some of these may be visionaries, but none are real entrepreneurs – yet. Elon Musk has built several innovative companies, including SpaceX and Tesla Motors, and is […]
In light of recent events such as the Tesla Model S receiving the highest owner-satisfaction score consumer reports have seen in years, to the latest news of the hyperloop, I found it fitting to explore the man who is challenging all of us to rethink what’s possible. Often referred to as the modern day Iron […]
With March Madness in full gear, sports fans and enthusiasts start packing bars and clubs around the nation with speculative chatter. Who is the best team? Who is the best player? Our creativity and memory rapidly dives through stats, numbers, and highlight reels of our favorite players and teams. When I was a kid I […]
Recently, there has much chatter about the juiced and jumbo Series A rounds. Inspired by these discussions and armed with some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest series A rounds of all time.
There is a lot of buzz and certainly a healthy amount of skepticism following Elon Musk’s announcement last week that he proposed to build a “Hyperloop” that would travel at incredible speeds and potentially change land-borne mass transportation forever. As one of the co-founders of PayPal and the chief executive of Tesla Motors (TSLA) […]