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.

7 Secrets From the Man Who Turned a Kickstarter Flop Into the Most Successful Campaign Ever
Young Influentials

7 Secrets From the Man Who Turned a Kickstarter Flop Into the Most Successful Campaign Ever

The first time Ryan Grepper took his tricked-out cooler idea to Kickstarter, he failed to make his $125,000 goal. The second time, his cooler became the most funded project in Kickstarter history. Here's what he learned.
How A Brooklyn Co-Working Space Is Looking to Compete on the Global-Manufacturing Stage
Young Influentials

How A Brooklyn Co-Working Space Is Looking to Compete on the Global-Manufacturing Stage

Marcel Botha, an entrepreneur working out of an innovative co-working space in Brooklyn, talks about how he was able to rapidly prototype an ergonomically designed baby spoon thanks to 3-D printing technology.
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Support Innovation: Buy Gifts With True Startup Spirit This Holiday Season
Holiday Shopping

Support Innovation: Buy Gifts With True Startup Spirit This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving may feel a million miles away, but it -- and the holiday shopping season -- will be here before you know it. Spend your holiday shopping dollars investing in entrepreneurs and their innovations.
By 2017, the App Market Will Be a $77 Billion Industry (Infographic)
Mobile Apps

By 2017, the App Market Will Be a $77 Billion Industry (Infographic)

Mobile phone users are spending more and more time using apps. Here's a look at what they are using and how much they are paying for those apps.
Innovation vs. Regulation Fight Continues as Airbnb Reveals Host Names to NY's AG
Sharing Economy

Innovation vs. Regulation Fight Continues as Airbnb Reveals Host Names to NY's AG

Lodging-rental platform AirBnB announced that it is turning over the personal information of 124 New York City hosts at the behest of the attorney general.
The Founder of Dinner Lab On How to Manage the Unsexy Side of Rapid Expansion
Trep Talk

The Founder of Dinner Lab On How to Manage the Unsexy Side of Rapid Expansion

Pop-up dining startup Dinner Lab was hiring new employees every five days in its early growth phase.
Meet the Newest Member of Kickstarter's Million-Dollar Club
Crowdfunding

Meet the Newest Member of Kickstarter's Million-Dollar Club

This startup has entered an elite and growing group that has raised seven figures on the popular crowdfunding site.
Sam Adams Founder: Waiting for That 'Light Bulb' Moment? Don't.
National Small Business Week

Sam Adams Founder: Waiting for That 'Light Bulb' Moment? Don't.

Jim Koch launched the Boston Beer Company from his kitchen table in 1984. Now, 30 years later, the leader of the craft brewing movement is doing more than $700 million in sales. Here's what he learned about starting up.
Looking to Be Everywhere, Uber Opens Its API to Big-Name Companies
Uber

Looking to Be Everywhere, Uber Opens Its API to Big-Name Companies

The ridesharing company has released a feature that allows third-party companies like Trip Advisor, Starbucks and United Airlines to embed the Uber service into their own mobile applications.
Lyft COO Exits, Says Controversial NYC Launch Isn't the Reason
Lyft

Lyft COO Exits, Says Controversial NYC Launch Isn't the Reason

The COO of Lyft is leaving the company, taking his entire operations staff with him.
With $9 Million and Counting, This Cooler Could Become the No. 1 Kickstarter Campaign Ever
Crowdfunding

With $9 Million and Counting, This Cooler Could Become the No. 1 Kickstarter Campaign Ever

The Coolest -- a cooler that comes equipped with a rechargeable blender for mixed drinks, a smartphone charger and other goodies -- is currently the second most funded project in the crowdfunding site's history.
Sam Adams Founder: 'You Can't Expect More of Your People Than You Expect of Yourself'
National Small Business Week

Sam Adams Founder: 'You Can't Expect More of Your People Than You Expect of Yourself'

Jim Koch, the founder of Boston Beer Company, gives his best leadership advice after three decades at the helm of the brewhouse that makes Sam Adams beer.
Want Angel Investors? Here's What You Need to Know Right Now. (Infographic)
Angel Investors

Want Angel Investors? Here's What You Need to Know Right Now. (Infographic)

A snapshot of where angel investors are putting their money.
Uber Unveils Carpooling Option to Make Trips Cheaper
Ridesharing Apps

Uber Unveils Carpooling Option to Make Trips Cheaper

The San Francisco-based taxi alternative announces UberPool, an option for strangers going in the same direction to hitch a ride together and share the cost.
Leadership Lessons From a Corporate Trailblazer Who Has Managed 70,000 Employees
Leadership

Leadership Lessons From a Corporate Trailblazer Who Has Managed 70,000 Employees

Vicki Escarra started her professional career as a flight attendant and eventually became Delta's first female executive. Today, she heads up a global finance network for entrepreneurs in underprivileged countries around the world. Here's what she's learned along the way.