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    1. It's time to remove “serial entrepreneur” from our vocabulary

      It's time to remove “serial entrepreneur” from our vocabulary

      In today's tech-driven business world, the title “serial entrepreneur ” is a coveted badge of honor. A quick look at Google, for example, yields no less than 830,000 mentions — with “how to become a serial entrepreneur ” topping the list of popular ...

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    2. The death of Instagram for brands and small business

      The death of Instagram for brands and small business

      Earlier this week Instagram updated its news feed magic. Posts will no longer appear in chronological order and instead be sorted “based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting, and the timeliness of the post.”

      What this means is that Instagram will choose what to surface and when – essentially mirroring Facebook’s news feed.

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    3. The Erosion Of “Same Round, Same Price”

      The Erosion Of “Same Round, Same Price”

      Reading the comments on my recent TechCrunch post, it seems most founders believe investors asking for “extras” on the side are simply greedy and short-sighted. While it’s easy to criticize investors, I believe this behavior is driven in large part as a response to conditions founders have created in early stage investing. Anecdotally, I believe the following two trends, when taken together, have eroded the “one round, one price” standard.

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    4. Entrepreneur First Demo Day: Meet The Nine Startups That Presented (And Read ... - TechCrunch

      Yesterday afternoon I attended London-based Entrepreneur First's fourth Demo Day. EF isn't an accelerator, co-founder Matt Clifford was at pains to out. Instead, the self-described “talent first” investor sources the best technical talent from across ...

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      Mentions: Sony
    5. Entrepreneur First Raises £8.5M To Find Europe's Best Technical Talent And ... - TechCrunch

      London-based Entrepreneur First (EF) has come a long way since founders Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck came up with their idea for something entirely different in the startup acceleration space: Instead of backing teams with two or more co-founders who are already working on or have even launched an existing business, EF sources and invests in the best technical talent in Europe — often straight out of university but also working at existing tech companies — before they have a team or a developed idea. Needless to say, EF’s “pre-team, pre-idea” model raised more than a few eyebrows back in 2011 ...

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    6. A Fundraising Template Every Entrepreneur Can Use - TechCrunch

      A Fundraising Template Every Entrepreneur Can Use - TechCrunch

      Raising massive rounds these days is so commonplace that most of us tune out fundraising news altogether. The fundraising environment has changed so dramatically over the past four years, it’s almost incomprehensible to those of us who lived through it. A lot has been made of how ridiculous late-stage rounds have gotten, as well.

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    7. The Regulatory Fault Line For Startups Moves To Washington

      Editor’s note: Ron Klain, a former high-level White House aide in the Obama and Clinton administrations, is general counsel of Revolution LLC, a Washington-based investment firm. For the past few years, the most visible friction between startups and regulatory agencies has been on the local level.

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    8. Lingua.ly, Which Turns The Internet Into A Language Textbook, Raises $1M

      Lingua.ly, Which Turns The Internet Into A Language Textbook, Raises $1M

      Lingua.ly, which saves language students from the tedium of traditional textbooks, has raised $1 million. Participants in the round include Udi Netzer (a returning investor), Shai Rephaeli, Yochy Investments, and Seed Fund 1776. The site and apps pulls articles from the web-based on vocabulary lists and each users’ interests. TechCrunch last covered the startup when it launched its free Android app in April 2014 (it is also now available for iOS).

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      Mentions: Spanish Asian Russian
    9. Black Friday Starts Early This Year, With Pre-Thanksgiving Sales Up 19% Over 2013

      Black Friday Starts Early This Year, With Pre-Thanksgiving Sales Up 19% Over 2013

      Retailers are always working to extend the holiday shopping season, as it’s the biggest sales driver for their businesses, so it’s not surprising to see them figure out how to turn Black Friday into a week-long event. In fact, given the number of week-long sales rolling out ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, it no longer even seems appropriate to call these “Black Friday” sales. They’re just holiday sales.

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    10. Bigcommerce Raises $50M Series D From SoftBank, Telstra, And American Express

      E-commerce platform Bigcommerce announced today that it has raised $50 million in Series D funding, led by SoftBank Capital, with participation from Telstra Ventures, American Express, and returning investors General Catalyst and Revolution Growth. The capital will be used to develop the technology behind Bigcommerce’s cloud-based platform, further sales and marketing initiatives, and… Read More

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    11. Docstoc Redesigns Its Site To Become The Go-To Place For Small Business ... - TechCrunch

      Docstoc Redesigns Its Site To Become The Go-To Place For Small Business ... - TechCrunch

      The redesign follows on a number of other moves that Docstoc has made to shore up its position in the SMB market, including a major partnership with Microsoft, as well as its launch of license resource License 123 and its recent acquisition of work app ...

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    12. Zoho Goes For The Small Business Customer By Helping Them Organize And ... - TechCrunch

      Zoho Goes For The Small Business Customer By Helping Them Organize And ... - TechCrunch

      Zoho has launched a service that centralizes contacts for customers, helps them share them across different groups and manage related tasks. As part of the effort to reach small business owners, the CRM company and business services provider is also ...

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    13. ElationEMR's Kyna Fong On Taking The Family Business To A New Level - TechCrunch

      ElationEMR's Kyna Fong On Taking The Family Business To A New Level - TechCrunch
      She explains why she left an academic life as an Economics professor at Stanford University to follow her passion and the family business. On starting a company with her brother: When I see a lot of successful founder relationships, they end up ...
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