Entrepreneurship

500 Startups closes $15M fund to back founders in the Middle East and North Africa

 Fresh off closing a $10 million fund earlier this year for Latin American startups, 500 Startups has pulled together capital for a new $15 million fund that will exclusively target startups in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Despite just closing today, 500 Startups has already made 39 investments in MENA out of other funds, so the group does have experience deploying capital in… Read More

Dell Technologies Capital emerges from stealth, announces over 70 investments

 Most venture capital funds that have 27 exits under their belt are not in stealth. In fact, most venture capital firms today don’t even know what 27 exits looks like. But Dell Ventures, in stealth until today, has been steadily investing at a rate of about $100 million per year. The group certainly knows what the market is willing to buy. It’s seen nearly 37 percent of… Read More

Columbus welcomes urban problem solvers with new accelerator

 Every American city wishes it could better support technology, entrepreneurship and infrastructure, unfortunately few actually have the resources to set truly ambitious goals into motion. But Columbus, Ohio, having secured $40 million in grants to improve access to transportation and ready itself for autonomous vehicles, is one city actually in a position to take risks. Its latest, a… Read More

Why ‘Trust Your Gut’ Is a Myth

When it comes to making tough decisions, those voices in our heads are wrong at least as often as right.<p>Founders are a finicky bunch. They tend to rely on their own judgment, and maybe the advice of an insider or two. It’s nearly impossible to penetrate that inner circle and gain their trust. …

Startup step-by-step: Why I’m doing another startup

 The desire to create is a hard one to kill. I’ve had it all my life, from the comic books and music I made with my grade school friend Rick to the books I wrote and tried to write to the projects I built over the years. Now it’s become easier and, in a way, harder, to make something meaningful online so, after shutting down one startup last year, I’ve decided to work on… Read More

Oscar Health officially rolls out its small business product Oscar for Business

 Oscar Health, a startup rethinking health insurance for the digital age, is rolling out a new product for small businesses called Oscar for Business. The rollout moves Oscar further away from its original bet on individual insurance through the Affordable Care Act, a move which vaulted the company, now valued at $2.7 billion, to initial success. Oscar was the only startup that had the… Read More

The Cost Of Entrepreneurship (And The Impact It Can Have On Your Family)

It's not always easy.<p>Entrepreneurship is a juggling act. For every benefit of being your own boss, there are a handful of challenges that come with such free-floating territory. Not having a 9-5 often means suddenly working 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The freedom to work while you travel somehow morphs into …

The Cost Of Entrepreneurship (And The Impact It Can Have On Your Family)

It's not always easy.<p>Entrepreneurship is a juggling act. For every benefit of being your own boss, there are a handful of challenges that come with such free-floating territory. Not having a 9-5 often means suddenly working 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The freedom to work while you travel somehow morphs into …

The Cost Of Entrepreneurship (And The Impact It Can Have On Your Family)

It's not always easy.<p>Entrepreneurship is a juggling act. For every benefit of being your own boss, there are a handful of challenges that come with such free-floating territory. Not having a 9-5 often means suddenly working 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The freedom to work while you travel somehow morphs into …

The Cost Of Entrepreneurship (And The Impact It Can Have On Your Family)

It's not always easy.<p>Entrepreneurship is a juggling act. For every benefit of being your own boss, there are a handful of challenges that come with such free-floating territory. Not having a 9-5 often means suddenly working 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The freedom to work while you travel somehow morphs into …

Arjuna or Abhimanyu: Breaking through the Chakravyuha of the Startup World

<i>We are back in the days and times of the Mahabharata.</i><p>It was then that Abhimanyu found himself in the midst of the Chakravyuha set up by his step …

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