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Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million as It Prepares to Go Public
Valuations

Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million as It Prepares to Go Public

This latest round of funding values The Honest Company, a maker of eco-friendly family and baby products, at close to $1 billion.
Laura Entis
Snapchat Valuation Skyrockets to $10 Billion Following New Funding
Valuations

Snapchat Valuation Skyrockets to $10 Billion Following New Funding

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers tendered a $20 million investment in the as-yet-unprofitable ephemeral messaging app last May.
Geoff Weiss
3 Unconventional Tips on Building a Startup
Starting a Business

3 Unconventional Tips on Building a Startup

Startups are trying to buck the fail trend by increasingly turning to the business underground for their competitive advantage, learning how to "break the rules" and position themselves for success.
Justin Jones
Want to Get a VC's Attention? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things.
Raising Capital

Want to Get a VC's Attention? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things.

Raising capital is perhaps the most difficult challenge any entrepreneur faces in starting a business. Here are a few tips to make it less daunting.
David Drake
This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment
Y Combinator

This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment

For the first time, the accelerator program is actively recruiting startups outside the tech space.
Laura Entis
Turning Time Into Currency at Age 23
Young Millionaires

Turning Time Into Currency at Age 23

With his startup Kiip, Brian Wong is connecting consumers with brands by rewarding engagement.
Katherine Duncan
Building a Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Network at Age 27
Young Millionaires

Building a Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Network at Age 27

With her startup Getaround, Jessica Scorpio is connecting individual car owners with renters.
Katherine Duncan
7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Exhibiting at a Trade Show
Trade Shows

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Exhibiting at a Trade Show

Do it right, and a trade show can lead to more funding, new customers and lots of buzz.
Michelle Goodman
MBAs for Hire, By the Hour
Business Unusual

MBAs for Hire, By the Hour

A startup raises nearly $5 million to match companies with the well-educated consultants they need.
Gwen Moran
Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services'
Freelancers

Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services'

The site, which started out as a quirky, $5-a-pop freelance marketplace, has beefed up its offerings.
Laura Entis
Report: Snapchat Value Could Reach $10 Billion With Alibaba Investment
Valuations

Report: Snapchat Value Could Reach $10 Billion With Alibaba Investment

Look out, Airbnb, Dropbox and Uber: there's reportedly a new $10 billion business on the block.
Geoff Weiss
Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt
Loans

Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt

A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan.
Laura Entis
What It's Like to Launch Your Own VC Firm
VC 100

What It's Like to Launch Your Own VC Firm

The best venture investors may be the ones who can currently empathize with your status as a startup.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run
Starting Up

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta's company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.
Laura Entis