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Why Your Startup Will Fail: You.
Startups

Why Your Startup Will Fail: You.

The most common preventable failure comes when CEOs are simply not willing to put their companies' needs ahead of their own.
Steve Tobak
Ducking Rubber Bands and Double Takes as the First Female Hire at a Tech Startup
Hiring

Ducking Rubber Bands and Double Takes as the First Female Hire at a Tech Startup

A female executive in San Francisco does some truth telling.
Jenn Steele
Age Really Is Just a Number When It Comes to Entrepreneurial Success
Startups

Age Really Is Just a Number When It Comes to Entrepreneurial Success

Years of experience in business is a better indicator than age, young or old, when guessing who will complete the trek to success.
George Deeb
The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth
Finance

The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth

Investors don't want to invest in a product, they want to invest in a business. Here are seven reality checks to apply.
Martin Zwilling
The Parallels Between Entrepreneurship and Bipolar Disorder
Psychology

The Parallels Between Entrepreneurship and Bipolar Disorder

Product company founder and venture capitalist discusses how his sister's struggles with mental illness reflect on his experiences with developing businesses.
Adam Callinan
San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down
Regulations

San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

After being served a cease-and-desist letter by the city, on-demand parking app MonkeyParking is suspending its services in San Francisco.
Laura Entis
How to Evaluate Your Startup Like a VC
Startups

How to Evaluate Your Startup Like a VC

The are six factors that investors will focus on when evaluating your business. Know them by heart.
Steve Tobak
Tech IPOs Not Keeping Pace With VC Funding Surge
IPOs

Tech IPOs Not Keeping Pace With VC Funding Surge

Venture capitalists opened their wallets wide during the second quarter, but venture-backed initial public offerings fell.
Ari Levy
Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission
Pivots

Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission

A startup that allows customers to pay for restaurant reservations is doing a 'soft pivot' following outrage from the restaurant industry.
Kate Taylor
Aereo's Plan B: Fine, We're a Cable Provider
Aereo

Aereo's Plan B: Fine, We're a Cable Provider

The streaming TV startup that lost against big broadcasters in the Supreme Court is still not giving up. It's giving in. Well, sort of. Here's how.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Google Ventures Launches $100 Million Startup Fund in Europe
Venture Capital

Google Ventures Launches $100 Million Startup Fund in Europe

The startup investment arm of the digital giant is aiming to put support into new European companies.
Nina Zipkin
A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program
Accelerators

A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program

Running the gamut from products for children to houses of high-tech, each winner will receive $120,000 in investment capital and mentoring from top Disney execs.
Geoff Weiss
5 Tips from Entrepreneur Pros on Starting a Business
Starting a Business

5 Tips from Entrepreneur Pros on Starting a Business

Starting a business can be a challenge and often entrepreneurs need guidance in various areas. Here five established founders reveal their tips for getting a new business off the ground.
Mike Templeman
Difficult People Suck: 5 Quick Tips on How to Deal
Alleynyc

Difficult People Suck: 5 Quick Tips on How to Deal

When people make you want to scream, here are five really quick tips to cope.
Jason Saltzman