Startup Funding

Technology

Paper Masks Are Fooling Facial Recognition Software

Researchers with an artificial intelligence firm said they were able to fool facial-recognition software at an airport and mobile-payment kiosks using a printed mask, highlighting security vulnerabilities.

Startups Must Get Creative as Early-Stage Investors Shift to Larger Deals

The swashbuckling masters of the universe of who fueled the early days of Silicon Valley have aged and it shows in their investment choices.

Starting Your Business: The Tools, Resources and Mindset You Need to Succeed

Never underestimate how much money you need to start, how long it will before you turn a profit or how hard you will have to work.

A Public-Private Partnership Could Be Key to Your Startup's Survival

Funding from public-private partnerships is there for the taking -- but it often focuses on startup launches rather than startup sustainability.

How to Raise Money Without Lying

Entrepreneurs often overstate their early "success" in order to get investors to buy in. Here's how to avoid this fatal strategy.

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