Alternatives to Silicon Valley, According to the Data

By | Oct 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

As Silicon Valley grows, certain aspects start looking less and less appealing, from office and living rents to average commute time to the cost of living overall. Luckily, the U.S. has plenty of other tech hubs. We’ve written about most of these alternatives, from…


Netflix Subscribers Are Way Up Even After That Price Hike

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Netflix estimated 2 million new subscribers this last quarter. The actual number: 3.2 million. Better yet is the amount that Netflix was able to add to its market cap once this news was unveiled: $10 million. Looks like Netflix, which this year began rolling…


KLM Partners With DigitalGenius to Bring AI to Social Servicing

By | Oct 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic these days. In this industry, investment grew more than 3-fold since 2013, and new services and applications for it are appearing every week. These two facts alone provide plenty of reason to believe that AI is here to stay…


10 Sales Tools for Growing Startups

By | Oct 10, 2016 at 10:30 am

Growing your business is all about gaining attention of potential users, converting them into leads, and then nurturing those leads through your sales funnel. At the same time, you want your satisfied customers to be loyal and to spread the word about the product…


Ask Techstars: Applying to an Accelerator

By | Oct 8, 2016 at 12:45 pm

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…



U.S. Intel Is “Confident” Russia Hacked the DNC to Influence Election

By | Oct 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm

The Department of Homeland Security has released a statement: The U.S. government has now officially blamed the Russian government for attempting to influence the upcoming 2016 election by hacking into the U.S. government. Here’s the statement, presented jointly from both the Department Of Homeland Security…

Gear & Gadgets

Security Camera Blink Expands Reach to Echo, Adds Battery Power

By | Oct 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Earlier in the year we came across a home DIY security company, Blink, that was changing the way consumers were able to keep an eye on their property. We also dug into the Boston, MA-based company’s system, putting it to the test and giving…


Series B Investment Is Up 207 Percent This Quarter

By | Oct 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm

We reported on one relevant data point from Q3 2016 yesterday: Seed Investment Dollars Dropped 20 Percent Since Last Quarter. Now, here’s a look at all the other numbers, including one that stands out as the only upward shifting data point in the entire quarterly…


Seed Investment Dollars Dropped 20 Percent Since Last Quarter

By | Oct 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The third quarter numbers are in for 2016, and that means an update on how VC investment looks like. This time, we’ll focus on seed investments, a metric that indicates how many venture risks capitalists are willing to make. It’s 20 percent fewer than…



Want to Expand Your Startup Into China? Just Win This Competition

By | Oct 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Finally, a chance to easily grow your business internationally: If you win the Dongsheng International Entrepreneurship Competition, you’ll have a shot to expanding into the one of the biggest, fastest-paced markets in the world. By this time next month, you could be among the final contestants….


Amazon Caters to Bookworms With New Prime Reading Feature

By | Oct 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Amazon Prime’s one and only goal is to get you to sign up for it. You’ll get free shipping along with a selection of free movies, music and TV. And, as of today, a bunch of free books to read. “Prime Reading” is the name…


Study: Brain-Training Games Are Terrible, Should Die Forever

By | Oct 5, 2016 at 9:15 am

A new study in the Psychological Science in the Public Interest debunks the supposed benefits of brain-training games, which cottage industry leaders like Luminosity and LearningRx hype as helping people overcome brain-related diseases and ailments. To tackle the job, the study’s lead, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign psychology…


Stop Confusing Entrepreneurs With Startup Founders, Everyone

By | Oct 4, 2016 at 9:15 am

Entrepreneurs are those who start their own self-owned small business. Startup founders are entrepreneurs whose business hinges on a specifically innovative model. In a sense, if you open a coffee shop, you’re a mere entrepreneur. If you open a store that delivers piping hot…


10 Ways Big Data is Changing How Startups Invest in Marketing

By | Oct 3, 2016 at 5:50 pm

With big data providing more insight into buyer behavior than ever before, it’s no surprise that startups are changing the way they invest in marketing. But what exactly is the availability of big data helping them do? We asked 10 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur…