Matt Villano

Matt Villano

Matt Villano is a freelance writer and editor in Healdsburg, Calif. He is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur, and has covered startups and entrepreneurship for The New York Times, TIME and CIO. He also covers a variety of other topics, including travel, parenting, education and -- seriously -- gambling. He can be found on his personal website, Whalehead.com.

Why Startups Launch in 'Stealth Mode' and Others Don't
Startup Basics

Why Startups Launch in 'Stealth Mode' and Others Don't

The pros and cons of operating under stealth mode before launching a company.
Best Business Books to Get Cozy With This Fall
Growth Strategies

Best Business Books to Get Cozy With This Fall

Looking to take your business to the next level? Look no further than these seven works that will make you a better entrepreneur.
What Corporate Incubators and Accelerators Mean for Your Business
Startup Basics

What Corporate Incubators and Accelerators Mean for Your Business

Can entrepreneurship thrive within corporate constructs? Here, the ins and outs of corporate incubators and accelerators--and why they should matter to you.
The Big Idea Behind the Tony Hsieh-Backed 'Life is Beautiful' Festival
Growth Strategies

The Big Idea Behind the Tony Hsieh-Backed 'Life is Beautiful' Festival

In an on-going effort to rehabilitate Sin City, the Zappos CEO is throwing his support behind yet another Vegas-based startup event.
Web Startup Scores $28 Million to Simplify A/B Testing
Technology

Web Startup Scores $28 Million to Simplify A/B Testing

Optimizely found a way to make website optimization easier and everyone from Obama to venture captalists took notice.
The Business of Turning Sports Fantasies into Cold Hard Cash
Entrepreneurs

The Business of Turning Sports Fantasies into Cold Hard Cash

Increasingly enthusiasts are keeping up with the sport with the plentiful online Fantasy Sports Leagues. Here, one fantasy league founder gives us the low-down on his vibrant business.
A New Way to Rent a Car
Growth Strategies

A New Way to Rent a Car

Two San Francisco-based startups, RelayRides and Getaround, have teamed up to create a new kind of car-rental company -- one that allows car owners to rent out their vehicles.
Web Startup Puts a Digital Spin on Collecting Autographs
Starting a Business

Web Startup Puts a Digital Spin on Collecting Autographs

Athletes and fans share memories through electronic autographs.
Startup Advice From 7 Successful Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

Startup Advice From 7 Successful Entrepreneurs

We spoke with entrepreneurs we admire to cull the single best bit of startup advice they could muster -- and the experiences that led to it.
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A Company That Makes User Analytics Simple
Marketing

A Company That Makes User Analytics Simple

KISSmetrics has crunched customer data for AOL, Foursquare, Microsoft, and other major companies.
Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs
Starting a Business

Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs

Having a killer business idea is key, but it won't necessarily help get your foot in the door when you're looking for funding. Sometimes the best way to grab someone's attention is to get creative.
Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital
Finance

Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital

The founders of Clif Bar set out to fund more altruistic success stories with their venture capital firm White Road investments.
Culinary Pros Lend Credibility to a Dining App
Starting a Business

Culinary Pros Lend Credibility to a Dining App

Chefs Feed has a network of more than 600 chefs that rate and review items at restaurants in 15 U.S. cities.
Technology

An App That Moves Sports Fans to Better Seats

Evan Owens designed Pogoseat, an app that helps fans at an event swap seats.
Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences
Starting a Business

Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences

Fandeavor.com puts sports junkies in the middle of the action.