entrepreneurship

Learning to embrace conflict as a part of startup culture

Most team leaders will agree on the majority of decisions that need to be made and good startup teams seem telepathic at times, but there are inevitably going to be profound disagreements. It’s crit

Let’s meet in New York to talk token sales

I’ve been holding a few micro meet ups over the past few years and thought I’d start it up again in honor of token/ICO mania. I’d love to hear what you all are working on in the New

Indiegogo now lets you fund via token sale

Crowdfunding service and Kickstarter-competitor Indiegogo is now offering an ICO service alongside its partner, MicroVentures. The company will allow users to participate in SEC-complaint ICOs and, li

Ex-Uber data chief Kevin Novak joins LA-based startup Tala in big win for LA ecosystem

Kevin Novak, the architect of Uber's dynamic pricing technology and the head of its data team, has joined the Los Angeles-based financial services startup Tala as its new head of data.

China’s JD partners with accelerator program Plug and Play to reach US startups

E-commerce giant JD.com, the closest rival to Alibaba in China, is broadening its presence in Silicon Valley after it announced a collaboration with accelerator firm Plug and Play to seek out and work

Enjoius raises $1.4 million to bring its party planning services to you

Just in time for the holiday season, a group of prominent Los Angeles entertainment and technology executives have come together to back the new startup, Enjoius, which aims to make it easier for hos

Do VC woes extend to portfolio companies? For Rothenberg, probably not

As VC brands go, Rothenberg Ventures has seen better days. The firm built up a reputation as an up-and-coming early-stage investor. But Silicon Valley soured on Rothenberg Ventures last year; laws

Where and why venture capitalists invest close to home

Public market investors have the luxury of being able to make, invest and move their money anywhere they’d like. But the same isn’t true for startup investors, who, if conventional wisdom is to be

Hear from leading venture capitalists at Disrupt Berlin

TechCrunch Disrupt is returning to Berlin this December, and among the founders and developers speaking, we’re pleased to have leading venture capitalists on stage to talk about fundraising, ent

Where venture capitalists invest and why

Entrepreneurs looking to raise capital are often told that investors like to keep things close to home. Is that true? The question influences where people locate companies. After all, if investors are

What happens when you sell your startup?

This is the final installment in the series "A Startup Takes Flight." We started by creating a company -- the Internet of Wings, a provider of drone-delivered chicken sandwiches that pivoted into gene

Neos launches IoT-powered home insurance UK-wide

What do you get if you combine the Internet of Things with the business of home insurance? U.K. startup Neos is hoping the answer is damage and/or theft prevention rather than just after-the-unfortuna

Quantifying the driverless startup boom

For driverless car startups, raising capital seems to happen on autopilot. Investors and acquirers have put billions into the space over the past couple of years in the race for early-mover advantage.

Factory operations manager Polymer spins out from Dandelion Chocolate

Not every startup journey starts as sweetly as the road co-founders Ishita Prasad and Maya Balakrishnan took to launching their new company, Polymer -- but then again, not every startup takes its insp

Startup studios go Hollywood as CAA launches Creative Labs

Continuing a tradition that began with the incubation and launch of Funny or Die (alongside Sequoia Capital and Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions), one of Hollywood's top agencies is partnering

Social Capital has started investing in startups, sight unseen

There's little question that former Facebook executive and venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya thoroughly enjoys challenging the way that startups are funded. Because he has the hot hand, so to sp

Asian travel platform Klook raises $60M with backing from Goldman Sachs

Sometimes, for growth stage startups raising money, when it rains it pours. That’s the case for Klook, a Hong Kong-based travel startup that specializes in helping travelers book trip activitie

Heartland startups finally strike back

A year ago the Midwest seemed on the cusp of a renaissance. Small towns and cities from Pittsburgh to Omaha had perfected the YC model of accelerator creation and low-cost/high-impact funding. The eco

Amid Brazil’s persistent economic crisis, fintech startup GuiaBolso raises $39 million

Despite a continuing economic crisis, Brazil's technology startups are continuing to attract cash and financing, with the mobile personal financial service GuiaBolso raising $39 million in fresh fundi

ROSS Intelligence lands $8.7M Series A to speed up legal research with AI

Armed with an understanding of machine learning, ROSS Intelligence is going after LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters for ownership of legal research. The startup is announcing an $8.7 million Series A
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