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    1. 5 emerging female VCs you should know about

      5 emerging female VCs you should know about

      According to a report conducted by TechCrunch, only 7 percent of partners at top VC firms are women. While there is an apparent gender divide amongst male and female VCs, a new study shows that women are better investors than men. The big investment firm Fidelity found that female investors outperformed men by 0.4 percent in the past year. The firm also discovered that female investors outdid men last year when generating a return on their investments.

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    2. The app inventor's guide to unlocking investment funds - VentureBeat

      The app inventor's guide to unlocking investment funds - VentureBeat

      The entrepreneur made a list of funds and the investors within the funds. She then hired a freelancer on UpWork to see if there were any pictures of these same investors outdoors — hiking or camping — figuring that the investors who chose to be ...

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    3. Establishing credibility when you're a young entrepreneur

      Establishing credibility when you're a young entrepreneur

      Getting a business off the ground is hard and often feels like one obstacle after another. You need a compelling idea. You need funding. You need customers. You need to learn how to market – the list of things you need is endless, but perhaps the most ...

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    4. What it takes to be a tech entrepreneur in 2015

      What it takes to be a tech entrepreneur in 2015

      A handful of technologies have contributed to an explosion of entrepreneurship in the past decade, making the prospect of starting a tech company — or tech-enabled company — more accessible to people around the world.

      As a result, the barrier to entry for entrepreneurs is lower than ever. Geography, race, gender, educational background — all make less difference than they ever have before in starting a companies with potentially global reach.

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    5. Global 3D printing market grew 68 percent last year, generating $3.3B in revenues | VentureBeat | Business | by Chris O'Brien

      Global 3D printing market grew 68 percent last year, generating $3.3B in revenues | VentureBeat | Business | by Chris O'Brien

      The market for 3D printing continue to build momentum last year as 133,000 printers were shipped, indicating that the nascent manufacturing revolution has some legs. According to a report from Canalys, those sales represented a 68 percent increase in 3D printers shipped. The result was $3 billion in revenues generated by printer sales as well as sales of associated materials.

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    6. 3 things to know ahead of tomorrow's net neutrality vote | VentureBeat | Business | by Ruth Reader

      3 things to know ahead of tomorrow's net neutrality vote | VentureBeat | Business | by Ruth Reader

      Tomorrow the Federal Communications Committee will vote on whether broadband service can be regulated as a public utility. Here’s what you need to know: The FCC is largely expected to vote to classify the Internet under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act. What that means is that the FCC will be in charge of making sure that Internet service providers like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon offer equal access to high quality broadband.

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      Mentions: Barack Obama At&T AOL
    7. What an Oscar win for Snowden documentary could mean for tech policy

      What an Oscar win for Snowden documentary could mean for tech policy

      The Hollywood elite showed some love for Edward Snowden and the journalist, Laura Poitras, who directed the award-winning documentary and helped break the massive National Security Agency spying scandal. The documentary itself chronicles the story of the Snowden leaks. “The most important decisions being made affecting all of us are made in secret. We lose our ability to check the powers that control,” said Poitras in her acceptance speech.

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    8. Jeff Bezos' brilliant advice for anyone running a business

      Jeff Bezos' brilliant advice for anyone running a business

      If you want to build a successful, sustainable business, don’t ask yourself what could change in the next ten years that could affect your company. Instead, ask yourself what won’t change, and then put all your energy and effort into those things. That’s the advice of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, highlighted in an interesting post about Uber’s big ambitions by venture capitalist Bill Gurley.

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    9. The 5 temptations to hire at your startup - and why you shouldn't

      The 5 temptations to hire at your startup - and why you shouldn't

      Investors will ask you who your cofounders are, press will want to know how many employees you have, customers will be leery of taking a chance on a new product from five underpaid employees in a low-rent office. Even your friends and family will ask the loaded question, “How big is your team now?”

      So it’s not surprising that a founder’s inclination is to hire. 

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      Mentions: Stanford MIT
    10. Hipster analytics: The 5 best tools you’ve probably never heard of

      Hipster analytics: The 5 best tools you’ve probably never heard of

      It’s nearly impossible to keep up with a wave of new marketing and analytics tools that have flooded the market in the past year. But my company, Segment, tries to test them all. We’ve found a few gems that are super useful but still fly under the radar. So if you want in on the underground analytics market, hop off your ‘fixie’, don your Warby Parkers, and grab a snobby coffee. It’s time for a lesson in hipster analytics; the best tools before they break.

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    11. Mobile Internet investment explosion: $47B in M&A plus $14B in investments

      Mobile Internet investment explosion: $47B in M&A plus $14B in investments

      Over the last 12 months we’ve seen an unprecedented explosion of financial deals in the mobile space. That includes a staggering $47 billion in mergers and acquisitions — plus $14 billion in investments. And, no, it wasn’t all WhatsApp and Facebook. “Removing the blockbuster Facebook-WhatsApp deal from the M&A record reveals a sellers market across sectors,” said Digi-Capital’s Tim Merel, who authored the company’s recently-released Mobile Internet Investment Review.

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    12. 6 things George Washington knew about running a startup

      6 things George Washington knew about running a startup

      If you think about it, America’s first startup was, well, the United States of America. So it’s not surprising that the country’s first President, George Washington, knew a thing or two about how to make outlandish visions a reality — seeing as he was the founder of perhaps the most impressive “startup” in modern history. What could be more daunting than turning the then-conventional idea of top-down government on its head and suggesting that it be run bottom-up, for and by the people?

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    13. 8 gifts to make the entrepreneur in your life happy (or at least look up from the computer)

      Tech entrepreneurs can be tough to shop for. They are notorious workaholics with separation anxiety when it comes to their business. As a result, it can take serious planning to attract their attention — if you’re not a check-bearing VC or a member of their target market. So, how do you shop for such a person?

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    14. Versus.com goes on a hiring spree to build a ‘Wikipedia of comparisons’

      Versus.com goes on a hiring spree to build a ‘Wikipedia of comparisons’
      Versus.com

      Berlin versus London comparison image, from the Versus.com website.

      We noticed something pretty major while browsing on the website of Versus‘ mother company, Urge IO. The Berlin-based startup that lets users “compare anything” is looking to hire a hell of a lot of new staff (we counted 47 open positions, to be exact).

      Filed under: Entrepreneur
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    15. GlassUp raised $100K on Indiegogo — but PayPal is refusing to pay up

      GlassUp raised $100K on Indiegogo — but PayPal is refusing to pay up
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      GlassUp

      It’s wonderful to raise money via crowdfunding platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Not so great, however, if PayPal refuses to release the money that supporter have pledged to back your project.

      That’s exactly the situation that Italian Google Glass competitor GlassUp faces.

      Filed under: Business , Deals , Entrepreneur , Social
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      Mentions: Google Vancouver
    16. How Google Venture Partners does rapid prototyping ‘design sprints’ with its 170 startups

      How Google Venture Partners does rapid prototyping ‘design sprints’ with its 170 startups
      John Koetsier/VentureBeat

      How do you avoid the Duke Nukem nightmare scenario of never shipping? Or, how do you avoid shipping crap?

      Those are two of the problems that Google Venture companies face every day. So the $1.2 billion investment fund hired two designers to work with its 170 portfolio companies. And today they shared their prototyping methodology, or “design sprints,” with about 1,100 attendees at Grow Conference in Vancouver.

      Filed under: Business , Entrepreneur
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    17. This 12-year-old kid learned to code on Codecademy, built 5 apps, and is speaking at SXSW

      This 12-year-old kid learned to code on Codecademy, built 5 apps, and is speaking at SXSW
      Rick Duggan

      Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. Even when you’re 11 years old.

      Last year Las Vegas kid Ethan Duggan found himself in a tough spot. His mother returned from a whirlwind shopping trip with “about 40 dresses, skirts, and tops.” Without his father home, Ethan was the default watcha-think-of-this audience.

      Like any decent self-respecting 11-year-old kid, Ethan got tired of inventing new comments.

      Filed under: Business , Dev , Entrepreneur , Mobile
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    18. VC perspective: The 3 things I want to hear first in a pitch

      VC perspective: The 3 things I want to hear first in a pitch
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      As a Venture Partner at XSeed Capital, sitting on the other side of the table from bright entrepreneurs with really intriguing ideas is a lot of fun for me. But, I’ve also been the one raising rounds for my startups. Here are some tips that have become a lot more obvious and important to me, now that I’ve seen hundreds of presentations:

      Filed under: Business , Entrepreneur
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    19. Five reasons telecom pros should connect with Silicon Valley

      Five reasons telecom pros should connect with Silicon Valley

      This sponsored post was produced by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley.

      For telecoms and their tier 1 vendors, the pace of innovation is daunting. There is no longer an option of competing in the marketplace using only in-house technologies, or else “over the top” (OTT) companies and competitors will leave the slower players eating their dust.

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