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Success Comes From Solving Real Problems, Not Chasing Unicorn Fantasies
Tech Startups

Success Comes From Solving Real Problems, Not Chasing Unicorn Fantasies

If your dream is to get rich selling your tech startup to Google or Facebook, you're overdue to wake up.
John Boitnott
Why the Term 'Unicorn' Needs to Die
Culture

Why the Term 'Unicorn' Needs to Die

That Silicon Valley jargon is simultaneously the dumbest and most perfect appellation for overvalued startups.
Will Silicon Valley's Unicorn Herd Grow or Shrink in 2016?
Unicorn Club

Will Silicon Valley's Unicorn Herd Grow or Shrink in 2016?

Startups with high valuations are not as rare as they once were. Will the trend continue?
Jason Ankeny
Startups Don't Need Unicorn Aspirations to Attract Investor Attention
Venture Capital

Startups Don't Need Unicorn Aspirations to Attract Investor Attention

Investors fixated on finding the next startup to attain the exalted $1 billion valuation inevitably miss many very good investments.
Richard Maclean
As Ad Business Struggles, Investors Question Snapchat's $16 Billion Valuation
Snapchat

As Ad Business Struggles, Investors Question Snapchat's $16 Billion Valuation

The free mobile app is having trouble courting advertisers, and investors are nervous.
Square to Price Shares for IPO Today
IPO

Square to Price Shares for IPO Today

The company run by founder Jack Dorsey will debut Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange.
4 Ways to Scale and Capture Your 'Unicorn' Horn
Ready To Launch

4 Ways to Scale and Capture Your 'Unicorn' Horn

Survivability is thrivability. Here are the moves that will get you there.
Sharon Wienbar
Are the 'Wall Street Journal's' Claims Against Theranos Accurate?
investigation

Are the 'Wall Street Journal's' Claims Against Theranos Accurate?

Fortune's Roger Parloff spoke with the general counsel at Theranos to investigate claims made in a recent 'Wall Street Journal' article. Here's what he discovered.
Roger Parloff
JustFab: Silicon Valley Sees a Unicorn, Customers See a Trojan Horse
Legal Issues

JustFab: Silicon Valley Sees a Unicorn, Customers See a Trojan Horse

The company's founders have a history of being associated with dubious practices.
Carly Okyle
How BlaBlaCar Is Different From Uber
Sharing Economy

How BlaBlaCar Is Different From Uber

The French ridesharing company is reportedly valued at more than $1 billion. Here's what you need to know about it.
Catherine Clifford
Tech 'Winter' May Be Coming. Here Is What It Means for Your Startup.
Ready To Launch

Tech 'Winter' May Be Coming. Here Is What It Means for Your Startup.

If so-called unicorns are overvalued, it may send reverberations throughout the investment community. Do these five things to be more prepared.
Alex Iskold
Myths That Can Hold New Entrepreneurs Back
Make More Happen

Myths That Can Hold New Entrepreneurs Back

Here are six ways you're making things harder for yourself.
Nina Zipkin
10 Companies That Are Probably Going Public in the Next Year
IPO

10 Companies That Are Probably Going Public in the Next Year

IT and health care tend to be the most popular business sectors, accounting for 28 percent and 39 percent of all VC-backed IPOs over the past 10 years, respectively.
Geoff Weiss
The 5 Steps From Startup to Unicorn
Ready To Launch

The 5 Steps From Startup to Unicorn

Those ultra-rare companies that grow from idea to $1 billion enterprise all go through a similar merciless process.
Peter S. Cohan