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Silicon Valley hoped the Khashoggi story would go away; instead, it may end an era

Silicon Valley hoped the Khashoggi story would go away; instead, it may end an era

It’s amazing how quickly things can change. Exactly a week ago, we wondered if Saudi Arabia’s money might finally become radioactive in light of the disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Almost no one we reached for comment wanted to participat…

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IBM earnings: Investors want to see how Watson holds on to AI, machine learning market

IBM earnings: Investors want to see how Watson holds on to AI, machine learning market

International Business Machines Corp.’s artificial intelligence product Watson appears to be losing ground to competitors and investors will likely focus on how that’s affecting the tech giant’s cognitive-solutions business when it reports earnings next week.

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6 Things You Need to Know About Your Investors Before You Ask for Money

6 Things You Need to Know About Your Investors Before You Ask for Money

Do your homework and get to know these six things about the people you're going to be borrowing money from.

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Venture Capital Funding Trends Report Q3 2018

Venture Capital Funding Trends Report Q3 2018

PwC and CB Insights' Q3 2018 VC report highlights the latest trends in venture capital funding globally.

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How Angel Investors And Angel Groups Work

How Angel Investors And Angel Groups Work

Angel investing has not only become trendy and highly profitable, it has emerged into being a powerful source of fuel for the national economy, jobs, and new innovation. For entrepreneurs, angels have become a primary source of funding, and for many startups, a vital part of their existence.

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How To Forecast Revenue And Growth

How To Forecast Revenue And Growth

Creating revenue and growth forecasts can be one of trickiest parts of business planning and fundraising for startup entrepreneurs. These numbers are likely to change dramatically once you get going, but they are still needed and expected.

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Impact Investing: The Billionaires Building Change

Impact Investing: The Billionaires Building Change

Some of America's wealthiest are investing in companies and funds that not only make money but have a measurable, positive social or environmental impact. Meet 24 billionaires leading the way.

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The 3 Trends To Watch In Fintech, According To Top VCs

The 3 Trends To Watch In Fintech, According To Top VCs

Venture capital funding for fintech startups has ballooned over the past several years, rising from $1.9 billion in 2010 to $27.5 billion in 2017. While some fintech trends like lending and mobile payment wallets have fizzled out, others are on the upswing.

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As an Investor, Here's How I Deal With Risk and Uncertainty

As an Investor, Here's How I Deal With Risk and Uncertainty

Our bodies and physiological factors can influence how we approach uncertainty.

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Bold Moves

Bold Moves

Celebrating Under 30s' big visions and bold moves.

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What You Can Do When The Venture Capitalists Say No

What You Can Do When The Venture Capitalists Say No

Will the VCs say No? VCs say no about 99 times more often than they say yes. Unless you have developed a fantastic billion-dollar technology, or this is your second venture and your first was a home run, the odds are that your startup will be rejected. Have you lost much if the VCs say no?

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7 Women Investors Reveal What's Different When a Woman Evaluates Your Pitch

7 Women Investors Reveal What's Different When a Woman Evaluates Your Pitch

With the number of women founders rising, women investors are an important success factor for them.

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What Tech Do Capital Markets Firms Want to Invest In?

What Tech Do Capital Markets Firms Want to Invest In?

For stock markets and exchanges, cloud technologies are prevalent, AI is on the horizon and blockchain is not of much interest.

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Cybersecurity Unicorn Darktrace Raises $50M, Pushing Valuation To $1.65B

Cybersecurity Unicorn Darktrace Raises $50M, Pushing Valuation To $1.65B

British cybersecurity Unicorn Darktrace closes another round of funding, securing backing to continue their aggressive expansion.

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Bleximo raises $1.5M for its quantum computing accelerators

Bleximo raises $1.5M for its quantum computing accelerators

Bleximo, a startup that aims to build “quantum accelerators” — basically quantum-based, application-specific integrated circuits — today announced it has raised a $1.5 million seed round led by Eniac Ventures. Other investors in this round include Boost VC, Creative Ventures…

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The death of once high-flying VC funds

The death of once high-flying VC funds

They all started with the best of intentions. Formation 8 talked about bringing “smart enterprise” to the corporate world. Social Capital talked about how to “fix capitalism” and Binary Capital wanted to “affect global behaviour change.” Rothenberg Ventures set out to “work …

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Data.world raises $12M to help Fortune 500 companies close the great data divide

Data.world raises $12M to help Fortune 500 companies close the great data divide

Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, Warby Parker and a long list of other startups of the 21st century have appointed C-level employees to roles focused exclusively on data science. These digital-age companies have established “data cultures,” which provide employees broad access to high-quality data, …

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How Investing in AI is About Investing in People, Not Just Technology

How Investing in AI is About Investing in People, Not Just Technology

True AI readiness must go far beyond the data, and empower (and reassure) the people responsible for its success.

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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be

In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying capital outside the Bay Area more than e…

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This is how much VCs are paid

This is how much VCs are paid

Venture capital is known for being an opaque industry, so it's no surprise most of us have no idea what the average VC earns in a year.

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