startups

17Nov

The 20 Highest Paying Startup Unicorns

It makes sense for unicorns, or startups valued at more than $1 billion, to use those means to attract top talent with more generous pay, but which of this magical herd pays employees the most? We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then […]

17Nov

To Go After Local Neighborhood News And Marketplaces, Hoodline Raises $1.6M

One of the most sought-after, but never quite dominated, frontiers in online media and marketplaces has been centered on local communities. There have been many attempts, most famously and disastrously with AOL’s Patch effort, and there are some very promising platforms like Nextdoor, which raised more than $100 million earlier this year. […]

17Nov

Pandora To Buy Rdio Assets For $75M In Cash, Rdio Files Ch.11, Will Shutter Service

That was fast: just as soon as it was reported that Pandora was in talks to buy Rdio, the two sides have confirmed that an acquisition is indeed taking place. Pandora has acquired “key assets” from Rdio for $75 million in cash, the company has just announced. But as part of […]

16Nov

EventBoard, A Smart Conference Room Booking Startup, Raises $6.5M

EventBoard, a company that provides software to make conference rooms more efficient, may be based in Salt Lake City, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t found its way into the guts of Silicon Valley. “We’re right downtown, we have a lot of presence in Silicon Valley and San Francisco specifically, but we’re […]

03Nov

The Negative Side Effects of Entrepreneurial Failure

When you think about Silicon Valley what comes to mind? Do you picture wealth and prosperity? Do you imagine trendy office buildings with lax dress codes and top-notch technology? Whatever your perception is of The Valley, it’s probably skewed. While there certainly is wealth, prosperity, lax dress codes, and advanced […]

03Nov

Who Says Science Degrees Pay Better?

Humanities degrees have been the source of much parental hand-wringing. Sure, there’s inherent value in pondering the deep questions of life in a philosophy class or delving into great works of literature for an English degree, but in today’s tight job market, will your kid ever get a decent paying […]

03Nov

Why This Founder Thinks Too Much Money Can Be Bad for Business

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03Nov

Why Entrepreneurs Should Look to Kids for Guidance

CountryUnited StatesAfganistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntigua & BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBonaireBosnia & HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCanary IslandsCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChannel IslandsChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos IslandColombiaComorosCongoCook IslandsCosta RicaCote DIvoireCroatiaCubaCuracoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEast TimorEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreat BritainGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuineaGuyanaHaitiHawaiiHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea NorthKorea SoutKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacauMacedoniaMadagascarMalaysiaMalawiMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMidway IslandsMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNambiaNauruNepalNetherland AntillesNetherlandsNevisNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalau IslandPalestinePanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhillipinesPitcairn IslandPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRepublic […]

03Nov

Why Great Ideas Have to Die (Sometimes)

Why, oh why, did it have to die? That has been the lament of sports and pop culture fans all over the U.S. since last last week, when ESPN revealed it was suspending the publication of Grantland, a site whose stories were deftly devoted to those subjects. In a statement, […]

02Nov

3 Rules for Testing a Big Business Idea

In an era when even Goliaths like Pepsi and IBM are designing and innovating like startups, many leadership teams are surprisingly ill-equipped when it comes to a related–and basic–business task: conducting customer experiments. “While there has been a rapid growth in experiments, especially within tech companies, we’ve seen too many […]

02Nov

How Marissa Mayer, Mark Cuban, and Other Top Business Executives Spent Their Mid-Twenties

Some of the most accomplished people prove that no two paths to success are alike. While the Steve Jobses and Richard Bransons were already dominating the business world at 25, others took a little longer to hit their stride and saw their mid-20s as transformative years. Here’s what 12 of […]

02Nov

Airbnb Could Be Dealt a Major Blow on Election Day

Airbnb is on an “inexorable march towards history,” says its head of global policy, Chris Lehane. It’s an understated title for a man nicknamed the “Master of Disaster” who’s the general of Airbnb’s relentless march into every city on the globe. The home-sharing site is in all but three countries: […]

02Nov

Finding and Funding the Next Generation of Female Founders

Women-led companies receive only about 7 percent of all venture capital funding. When a report came out of Harvard Business School last year with that statistic among its findings, Rad Campaign’s Allyson Kapin and craigslist founder Craig Newmark set out to make a change in how female founders were regarded […]

02Nov

Why Mark Zuckerberg Likes to Kick Back With a Page Turner (And Why You Should Too)

Mark Zuckerberg is a busy guy, but he still finds time to read. In fact, in an effort to make sure he feeds his mind a steady diet of good books this year, he has vowed to read something new every two weeks, starting an online book club to keep […]