Entrepreneurship

Y Combinator takes machine intelligence startups to school and learns a thing or two

 Machine intelligence startups are the black sheep of the startup world. The new kids on the block are challenging investors to do their technical homework and differentiate themselves in intentional ways. Y Combinator joined a growing list of investors offering exclusive services to these companies in a specialized AI track for its latest S17 batch of startups. In the competitive world of… Read More

The top 7 startups from Y Combinator S’17 Demo Day 2

 Day two of YC S’17 brought us autonomous store checkout, cannabis genomics and at home fertility testing. We whittled down the strong day of pitches to just seven hot companies. These are the startups our writers and the investors we spoke with were most excited about. If you want to check out the full list of startups from day 2 you can read about them here.  Additional reporting by… Read More

How to Prepare Your Business for the Ways Employees and Customers Are Changing

It is time to disrupt the status quo and elevate the health of your company culture differently.<p>“The way we have been measuring the impact and influence of people is flawed,” says Glenn Llopis, author of <i>The Innovation Mentality.</i> If your business is at a standstill, it is time to disrupt the status …

Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund to start his own fund

 Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund, where he was partner, and is starting a venture fund of his own. This means he’ll no longer be working with Peter Thiel, directly anyway. Founders Fund will be one of his LPs. The news was first reported by Bloomberg, which said that he intends to raise more than $100 million for the new fund. We understand that the exact amount has not been… Read More

7 Traits That Mean You’re Ready to Be an Entrepreneur (Otherwise, Don’t Quit Your Day Job)

Building a business is always hard work, but I've found that your level of commitment is more often the key to success. Test yours here against the best.<p>In my role as advisor to small businesses, I often think of the old joke, "In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, the chicken is very involved, but the pig …

7 Traits That Mean You’re Ready to Be an Entrepreneur (Otherwise, Don’t Quit Your Day Job)

Building a business is always hard work, but I've found that your level of commitment is more often the key to success. Test yours here against the best.<p>In my role as advisor to small businesses, I often think of the old joke, "In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, the chicken is very involved, but the pig …

7 Traits That Mean You’re Ready to Be an Entrepreneur (Otherwise, Don’t Quit Your Day Job)

Building a business is always hard work, but I've found that your level of commitment is more often the key to success. Test yours here against the best.<p>In my role as advisor to small businesses, I often think of the old joke, "In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, the chicken is very involved, but the pig …

7 Traits That Mean You’re Ready to Be an Entrepreneur (Otherwise, Don’t Quit Your Day Job)

Building a business is always hard work, but I've found that your level of commitment is more often the key to success. Test yours here against the best.<p>In my role as advisor to small businesses, I often think of the old joke, "In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, the chicken is very involved, but the pig …

7 Traits That Mean You’re Ready to Be an Entrepreneur (Otherwise, Don’t Quit Your Day Job)

Building a business is always hard work, but I've found that your level of commitment is more often the key to success. Test yours here against the best.<p>In my role as advisor to small businesses, I often think of the old joke, "In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, the chicken is very involved, but the pig …

7 Traits That Mean You’re Ready to Be an Entrepreneur (Otherwise, Don’t Quit Your Day Job)

Building a business is always hard work, but I've found that your level of commitment is more often the key to success. Test yours here against the best.<p>In my role as advisor to small businesses, I often think of the old joke, "In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, the chicken is very involved, but the pig …

7 Traits That Mean You’re Ready to Be an Entrepreneur (Otherwise, Don’t Quit Your Day Job)

Building a business is always hard work, but I've found that your level of commitment is more often the key to success. Test yours here against the best.<p>In my role as advisor to small businesses, I often think of the old joke, "In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, the chicken is very involved, but the pig …

Andrew Ng is raising a $150M AI Fund

 We knew that Andrew Ng had more than just a series of deep learning courses up his sleeve when he announced the first phase of his deeplearning.ai last week. It’s clear now that the turn of Ng’s three part act is a $150 million venture capital fund, first noted by PEHub, targeting AI investments. Ng, who formerly founded Google’s Brain Team and served as chief scientist at… Read More

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