Catherine Clifford

Catherine Clifford

Frequently covers crowdfunding, the sharing economy and social entrepreneurship.

Catherine Clifford is a senior writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was the small business reporter at CNNMoney and an assistant in the New York bureau for CNN. Catherine attended Columbia University where she earned a bachelor's degree. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Email her at CClifford@entrepreneur.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @CatClifford.

The $19 Billion WhatsApp Deal Was Big, But Not the Year's Biggest (Infographic)
Facebook

The $19 Billion WhatsApp Deal Was Big, But Not the Year's Biggest (Infographic)

So far in 2014, there have been three M&A deals larger than Facebook's $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp.
Self-Made Billionaires Around the Globe: Where and Why They Thrive (Infographic)
Global Entrepreneurship

Self-Made Billionaires Around the Globe: Where and Why They Thrive (Infographic)

The London-based Centre for Policy Studies took a look at so-called 'SuperEntrepreneurs' and the government and policy infrastructures that best support them.
A Look at Tomorrow's Tomorrow: We Will Live Inside Computers
Trep Talk

A Look at Tomorrow's Tomorrow: We Will Live Inside Computers

Brian David Johnson, the resident futurist at Intel, predicts how human beings will interact with technology in the future. We sat down and talked to him at The Feast social innovation conference in NYC this fall.
Why UPS Should Be Very Afraid of Amazon's Delivery Plans
Amazon

Why UPS Should Be Very Afraid of Amazon's Delivery Plans

Amazon has already changed the way we shop and consume media. Who's to say the ecommerce giant won't overhaul how you get your mail?
Lyft Gets a Serious Lift: Uber Competitor Expands to 24 More Cities
Lyft

Lyft Gets a Serious Lift: Uber Competitor Expands to 24 More Cities

Fresh off of a $250 million round of funding, the ride-sharing company is venturing into new markets.
Hottest of the Hot: The Most Exciting Trends in Innovation Right Now
Innovation

Hottest of the Hot: The Most Exciting Trends in Innovation Right Now

At the launch of Tribeca Film Festival's Innovation Week, a panel of leaders in NYC talked about what excites them most right now. Answers ranged from a crowdfunded virtual reality headset to a new way to think about our own identities.
What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Do What They Do? (Infographic)
Starting a Business

What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Do What They Do? (Infographic)

Running your own business is stressful, tiring and risky. So, why bother? A new survey reveals some surprising insights.
IBM's Watson Could Be Your Next Shopping Partner
Artificial Intelligence

IBM's Watson Could Be Your Next Shopping Partner

Cognitive, artificial intelligence is moving into e-commerce.
Why Fraudsters Won't Sink Equity Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Why Fraudsters Won't Sink Equity Crowdfunding

As the SEC works on final regulations for equity-based crowdfunding, one of the pervasive fears has been that non-professional investors will be swindled by fraudsters. But is there really reason to worry?
8 Writing Strategies for People Who Say They Can't Write
Writing

8 Writing Strategies for People Who Say They Can't Write

Hate writing? You're not alone. Here are top tips from writing professionals on how to break through the paralysis and start to put words on the page.
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Rumors Swirl That Square Is for Sale
Mobile Payments

Rumors Swirl That Square Is for Sale

The mobile-payments company founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has reportedly been talking to suitors about selling itself.
Zipcar Founder: Having a Social Mission as No.1 Is Not Enough to Make You a Success
Trep Talk

Zipcar Founder: Having a Social Mission as No.1 Is Not Enough to Make You a Success

Robin Chase says that to make positive change on a large scale, social entrepreneurs need to make sure they are first and foremost catering to the needs of their customer.
Smartphone or Sex: Which Would You Rather Give Up? (Infographic)
Smartphones

Smartphone or Sex: Which Would You Rather Give Up? (Infographic)

More Americans report they would rather forgo sex than a mobile phone, and almost 70 percent of Americans say they check their mobile phone even when it hasn't made any indication of a message arriving.
Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition
Financing

Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition

The peer-to-peer lending site announced today that, with its acquisition of Springstone Financial, it would be expanding its reach in consumer finance.
In This Smartphone-Obsessed World, He Who Communicates Best With His Customer Wins
Marketing

In This Smartphone-Obsessed World, He Who Communicates Best With His Customer Wins

Customers expect better communication from brands than ever. Most businesses, though, are not keeping up.