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.

Etsy Dips a Toe Into Crowdfunding for Makers
Etsy

Etsy Dips a Toe Into Crowdfunding for Makers

The Brooklyn-based online craft marketplace is testing out a pilot program that allows makers to raise money for production costs.
GitHub Is Said to Hit $2 Billion Valuation With New Investment Round
Coding

GitHub Is Said to Hit $2 Billion Valuation With New Investment Round

The San Francisco-based social coding platform is looking to raise another $200 million.
Taxi App War: Uber's Competitor in China Raises $1.5 Billion
Uber

Taxi App War: Uber's Competitor in China Raises $1.5 Billion

Days after news leaked that Uber would be investing $1 billion in China, reports claim the newly merged Uber competitor Didi Kuaidi is raising its own, bigger round.
This 29-Year Old Tailor Is Relentlessly Working to Overhaul the Menswear Fashion Industry
Ecommerce

This 29-Year Old Tailor Is Relentlessly Working to Overhaul the Menswear Fashion Industry

Combat Gent founder Vishaal Melwani is proving that high fashion and high tech don't have to mean high prices.
5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Uber on Its 5-Year Anniversary
Uber

5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Uber on Its 5-Year Anniversary

To mark Uber's five-year anniversary,CEO and founder Travis Kalanick spoke about his experience as the leader of the transportation technology company juggernaut. Here's a few pieces of advice owners can apply to their business.
The Maker of This Invention Kit Wants You to See the World as Your Playground
Inventing

The Maker of This Invention Kit Wants You to See the World as Your Playground

Jay Silver's first Makey Makey invention kit raised more than half a million dollars on Kickstarter. His second kit, called the Makey Makey GO, has raised more than $120,000 so far.
This Business Owner Is Paying for His Employees' Kids to Go to College
Managing Employees

This Business Owner Is Paying for His Employees' Kids to Go to College

The co-founder and CEO of bulk shopping app Boxed put his own money on the line to be able to provide for his corporate family as his own.
For the First Time Since the Great Recession, U.S. Startup Activity Is Strengthening
Entrepreneurs

For the First Time Since the Great Recession, U.S. Startup Activity Is Strengthening

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows a rebound in entrepreneurship.
10 U.S. Cities With the Longest Commute Times
Commutes

10 U.S. Cities With the Longest Commute Times

Transportation researchers analyzed how long it takes workers in the biggest cities to get to and from work.
Meet Wag, an App to Help You Find a Dog Walker
Apps

Meet Wag, an App to Help You Find a Dog Walker

During each walk, Wag provides owners with a photo of their dog, a map of the walk, and a 'pee-poop' status update.
This New Virtual Reality Headset Tracks Your Eye Movements
Virtual Reality

This New Virtual Reality Headset Tracks Your Eye Movements

FOVE has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production and manufacturing of its headset.
3-D Printing Opens Up Wild New Frontiers for This Longtime Jewelry Designer
3-D Printing

3-D Printing Opens Up Wild New Frontiers for This Longtime Jewelry Designer

Dilek Sezen used to spend months designing each of her high-end earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Then, she discovered the 3-D printer.
This Is the Teeny-Tiny Phone That Wants You to Leave Your Real Phone Behind
Smartphones

This Is the Teeny-Tiny Phone That Wants You to Leave Your Real Phone Behind

The Light Phone is a credit-card sized phone that does basically nothing.
Lyft Is Playing in Tinder's Sandbox
Lyft

Lyft Is Playing in Tinder's Sandbox

The ridesharing app is trying out a new feature that allows carpooling passengers to rate and message each other after a ride.
The 3 Smartest Things Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Told Grads
Snapchat

The 3 Smartest Things Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Told Grads

The founder and CEO of mobile app Snapchat spoke at the University of Southern California Marshall undergraduate commencement ceremony. Here's a synopsis of his best thoughts.