1. Articles in category: Venture Capital

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    1. To Fit Into Silicon Valley, Wear These Wool Shoes

      To Fit Into Silicon Valley, Wear These Wool Shoes

      Founded by a New Zealand soccer star and a clean-technology entrepreneur , Allbirds makes the sneakerlike shoes from wool and castor bean oil. Slightly fuzzy to the touch, Allbirds have minimal styling (tiny logos only) and come in two versions: a ...

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    2. Forget Avocado Toast: Millennials Are Flocking To Natural Deodorant

      Forget Avocado Toast: Millennials Are Flocking To Natural Deodorant

      The longtime Old Spice devotee was itching to get in on the booming natural products market when an assistant told him about Schmidt’s Naturals. The Portland startup sold small batches of homemade deodorant with scents like sage, bergamot, and lime with lavender. “Back then in 2014, [Schmidt’s Naturals] was only in a jar,” he recalls incredulously of the product that was applied with a finger. “A jar.” Empty out five of our sustainable glass jars, and we'll set you up with a freebie. ???

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    3. 5 Startups Set Up Shop Inside Morgan Stanley

      5 Startups Set Up Shop Inside Morgan Stanley

      When Brian Brackeen turned eight, his father gave him a computer — and explicit orders to skip the video games and start coding. The paternal foresight paid off. Brackeen, now the founder of Kairos, a startup that brings artificial intelligence to facial recognition, is looking to disrupt the security and marketing worlds with his new technology. But first, he has to navigate the investment world in search of capital to make his vision a reality.

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      Mentions: New York
    4. This Women-Led VC Fund Wants To Show The Valley What Real Gender Equality Looks Like

      This Women-Led VC Fund Wants To Show The Valley What Real Gender Equality Looks Like

      If there’s one thing we’ve been reminded of over the past few months in Silicon Valley, it is that chipping away at sexism depends on addressing the issue of diversity. What women entrepreneurs really need is more female investors—not a proliferation of tepid apologies on Medium. Enter XFactor Ventures, a pre-seed and seed stage fund launching today that seeks to invest $3 million into 30 female-led companies over the next couple of years.

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    5. Is SoundCloud Doomed? Here’s How It Can Be Saved

      Is SoundCloud Doomed? Here’s How It Can Be Saved

      This probably isn’t what Alexander Ljung had in mind for his company’s 10-year anniversary. But when Ljung, the company’s CEO, and cofounder Eric Walforss launched SoundCloud in 2007, the world was a very different place. The traditional music industry was only in mid-collapse, the iPhone had just been born, and streaming music was still an academic pipe dream. Venture capital flowed freely—often in obscene gobs—to the best ideas in tech.

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    6. I’ve Raised A Billion In VC Funding—Let Me Help You With That Pitch

      I’ve Raised A Billion In VC Funding—Let Me Help You With That Pitch

      I’ve raised around a billion dollars in funding from venture capitalists and have been an angel investor in dozens of companies, so I’m not surprised when founders ask me for pitching advice. Having been on both sides of the table, I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t many times over. And what works is pretty simple: Winning pitches paint a grand picture. They unveil a huge need, show a broken problem, and present a great solution.

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      Mentions: Los Angeles
    7. How Facebook Used Science And Empathy To Reach Two Billion Users

      How Facebook Used Science And Empathy To Reach Two Billion Users

      “I’m pretty happy with the amount of people that have been to it so far,” he said. From almost the moment that a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg launched a site designed to help his classmates find each other, one of the most notable facts about Facebook has been that it just keeps getting larger.

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    8. The 4 Fundamental Pillars Of A Successful Company (According To These 4 CEOs)

      The 4 Fundamental Pillars Of A Successful Company (According To These 4 CEOs)

      When it comes to building a successful company, there truly is a "method to the madness." Read enough interviews, listen to enough CEOs speak on their difficult journey up the mountain, and you'll start to draw parallels from one experience to another -- regardless of industry. One of the ways I feed my own learning process as a young entrepreneur is by learning from those above or ahead of me on the path.

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    9. How to Succeed in Business While Really Trying

      How to Succeed in Business While Really Trying

      From Diane von Furstenberg and Margaret Cho to the founders of Chobani and Reddit, expert advice on building your career. For the past four years, dedicated readers of Bloomberg Businessweek have been rewarded for finishing the magazine with a back page titled “How Did I Get Here?” The feature profiled industry leaders by printing their résumés alongside first-person anecdotes about important moments from their childhoods and careers.

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    10. To Build a Successful Sports League, This Executive Had to Trash His Original Plans

      To Build a Successful Sports League, This Executive Had to Trash His Original Plans

      Editor's Note: In the new podcast Masters of Scale, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business -- and at Entrepreneur .com, entrepreneurs are responding with their own ideas and experiences ...

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    11. The Tech Industry’s Missed Opportunity: Funding Black Women Founders

      The Tech Industry’s Missed Opportunity: Funding Black Women Founders

      Black women are the most educated group in the nation, and black women are the highest percentage of any group enrolled in college, as per the 2011 U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 60% of black women are active in the labor market, but are grossly underpaid (Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is on August 1 this year). They are also the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the country.

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