Dear Sophie: How do I successfully expand my company to the US?
I’m an entrepreneur in Guatemala and would like to come to the United States to expand my tech company. What is the best way to do that?
Does 👁👄👁 illustrate the power of meme culture in fundraising?
Fundraising was once a formal process. A decade ago, founders would make pilgrimages to the stodgy investor offices that line Sand Hill Road. Now, as the coronavirus ravages the world and venture capi
10 lessons from Marketo’s growth to a multi-billion-dollar exit
It’s hard for entrepreneurs to know the trade-offs required when making the tough decisions -- especially early on. Here are some suggestions.
Amazon launches a last-mile delivery program powered by entrepreneurs
Amazon has gotten flack in the past for some of the challenges its crowdsourced “last-mile” delivery drivers face, but now it’s offering those with entrepreneurial ambitions the opti
Distributed applications, teams, genes and geographies will shape the future of VC in 2018
As the New Year dawns, new opportunities are emerging for savvy venture capitalists in a number of different fields. From new companies building businesses based on the genome, to businesses built on
Why the ‘end of the startup era’ could be great for entrepreneurs
Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the startup era, questioned the future of tech innovation generally and heralded the rise of the “Frightful Five” — Apple, Amazon, Face
Don’t trust investors asking how you’ll exit to Apple, says Apple CEO
If you're a budding entrepreneur and the VC you're pitching switches gears and asks you about your exit strategy that's your cue to get up and leave, says Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Which is the best daily planner for busy entrepreneurs?
Keeping on track is hard. Over the years I’ve tried a number of personal information managers – PIMs, for short – from the original Palm V to my current iPhone/iCal/Vyte/phone tag me
Puerto Rico turns to tech and entrepreneurialism to revitalize the economy
Puerto Rico is steeped in more than $70 billion of debt that has been accruing for the better part of a decade. As part of its new economic development plan, Puerto Rican officials are looking to tech
Why entrepreneurs should avoid federal fixation
Over the past year, the presidential campaign captured the world’s attention. Now all eyes are on Washington and the emerging administration. Indeed, the federal government dominates the news. To pu
Technology dispersion is accelerating
Copycats are a dying breed. Each month the gap shrinks between a new digital service emerging in the U.S. and it being copied in other markets. This trend has big implications for global businesses, f
What do you call a ‘non-entrepreneur? Cuba’s best hackers
What do you call an innovative person who builds a product out of nothing and launches something that will change people’s lives? Everywhere besides Cuba, you’d call this person an entrepreneur. Y
INNOVATE2016: The xenophobia on display in this election could hurt U.S. startups
The anti-muslim, anti-hispanic and increasingly xenophobic tenor of the debate - especially on the Republican side -- is bound to scare smart entrepreneurs from coming to America. Innovation depends o
Tech is primed for an upswing
The past 15 months has created a lot of confusion around where the technology sector is going. I’m constantly being asked by entrepreneurs if the timing is right to start a new business and would I
The golden age of American entrepreneurship
In an otherwise contentious 2016 U.S. presidential election, there will be one issue on which both candidates can agree: Entrepreneurship is good. Entrepreneurs have been embraced by both political pa
Why there will never be an Uber for healthcare
You should walk away from anyone who says there can be an “Uber for healthcare.” It is the equivalent of someone saying they “have a bridge to sell you.” Or, more precisely, it shows a complet
Tech in Brazil is booming despite the country’s political troubles
It was a balmy night in Rio de Janeiro and a pretty J.P. Morgan Private Wealth representative was buying drinks for newly paper-rich entrepreneurs. Nearby at the pool mingled investors who had flown i
Dear startups, focus on the steak, not the sizzle
We are once again learning the old lesson that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably shouldn’t get a SaaS multiple.
Startup spending guide: Where to spend money
There is no shortage of advice when it comes to which tools software companies should use to run their businesses. We’ve all come across numerous “Top 100 resources for startups”-type posts at l
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. It’s easy to understand the appeal of the phrase. It suggests that someone is so full of gro