Entrepreneur

  • A Super Angel’s View On Venture Capital In 2015

    A Super Angel’s View On Venture Capital In 2015

    As the first quarter of 2015 draws to a close, it’s clear that the venture capital industry is evolving. Since 2005, thousands of new millionaires have been minted by the IPOs of Alibaba Group, Lending Club, Go Pro, Box, Zendesk, Facebook, Pandora, Zynga, Linkedin, Homeaway, Zipcar and countless others. Read More

  • Y Combinator’s Sam Altman On The Elements Of A Successful Startup

    Y Combinator’s Sam Altman On The Elements Of A Successful Startup

    You don’t have to have millions of dollars or the best team possible to launch a winning startup. What you do need to have, however, is passion according to Sam Altman in an interview he gave with at Startup Grind 2015 When an entrepreneur has a project he feels passionate about, he’ll be much more likely to succeed than someone who simply launches a startup for the sake of… Read More

  • Derek Jeter, Budding Media Mogul, On Launching The Players’ Tribune

    Derek Jeter, Budding Media Mogul, On Launching The Players’ Tribune

    As his new company, The Players’ Tribune, plots its course toward dominance in the sports media market after its official launch on Tuesday, Derek Jeter gives us his thoughts on his company and the transition from iconic athlete to startup entrepreneur in the email interview below. Since Jeter took his final bow in Yankee pinstripes, the former shortstop has been working to reinvent… Read More

  • Israel VC Singulariteam Raises 2nd Fund, $102M Backed By Tencent, Renren Founders

    Israel VC Singulariteam Raises 2nd Fund, $102M Backed By Tencent, Renren Founders

    Israel is racking up a growing list of startups that have either exited to big buyers or gone public, and this trend is driving yet more investment into the country. In the latest development, Tel Aviv VC Singulariteam is announcing that it has closed its second fund — $102 million from LPs that include co-founders of China’s Tencent and Renren — that it will use… Read More

  • Startup Grind Partners With Google For Entrepreneurs To Aid Global Expansion

    Startup Grind Partners With Google For Entrepreneurs To Aid Global Expansion

    Startup Grind, a community for entrepreneur meetups, is partnering with Google For Entrepreneurs to provide global resources and technology. The organization has also added 10 new chapters, bringing its total to 54 chapters in 20 different countries. Read More

  • StyleSeat's Melody McCloskey | Foundation

    Foundation Video: Melody McCloskey Of StyleSeat On Getting Investors Involved In A Beauty Startup

    In the most recent episode of my Foundation video series, I sat down with the founder of StyleSeat, Melody McCloskey. Melody shares how her frustration with finding a stylist inspired her to build the platform. She also talks through the challenges of reaching an audience who isn’t in front of a computer all day and how the web helps them grow their business and improve their client… Read More

  • On Bubbles … And Why it Will All be Fine

    On Bubbles … And Why it Will All be Fine

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by (@msuster) Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at Bothsidesofthetable Bubble. There, I said it. We’re definitely in some stage of it – whether early in the cycle or the end of it nobody can say. And it will all be fine. People get too worked up over the word. I’m no great scholar on… Read More

  • Why Startups Should Raise Money at the Top End of Normal

    Why Startups Should Raise Money at the Top End of Normal

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by (@msuster) Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at Bothsidesofthetable It’s 2011 but you could forgive yourself for thinking you’ve gone back in a decade old time capsule to a time with frothy valuations and easy money. I know, I know. It’s not the same market. There are more users now… Read More

  • Startup Mantra: Hire Fast, Fire Fast

    Startup Mantra: Hire Fast, Fire Fast

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by (@msuster) Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at Bothsidesofthetable There is an old management adage that says, “Hire slowly, fire fast.” The idea has become conventional wisdom. It says that you need to take due care in selecting team members. It also says that you need to act quickly when… Read More

  • A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

    A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at Bothsidesofthetable I’m in Seattle this week. Seattle should be the envy of any non Silicon Valley tech community in the country. Great lifestyle, great cost of living, motivated people and only the crap weather on the negative side. They have had… Read More

  • Should You Really Be A Startup Entrepreneur?

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of VC. He started his first company in 1999 and was headquartered in London, leaving in 2005 and selling to a publicly traded French services company. He founded his second company in Palo Alto in 2005 and sold this company to Salesforce.com, becoming VP of Product Management. He joined… Read More