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How to Build a Sales Team from Scratch at Your Startup

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Depending on how central sales is to your organization, you may end up hiring a… Read more »


Why We Can’t Help but Love Funny Companies

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Are you funny? I am; well, not always – but I appreciate humor and a… Read more »


Elon Musk Open Sources Tesla’s Patents

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Today Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced in a blog post titled “All Our Patent Are (sic) Belong to You” that the company is opening its patented technology for use by others. Musk said: “We believe that Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform.” This… Read more »




Screen-Bridge: The Future of Social TV

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Los Angeles is known as the “City of Dreams” — it’s typical to hear about aspiring actresses, boy bands and the next top model “making it big,” but what about young entrepreneurs? After talking with Melanie Witkower, a young entrepreneur from Long Island, I can say that the same holds to be true for up-and-coming… Read more »


Jeff Pulver’s Startup Zula Brings in a $3 Million Series A Round

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Jeff Pulver and Jacob Ner-David put their collective VoIP experience together when they started Zula; Pulver worked with Vonage while Ner-David spent time with Deltathree. Yesterday, the two communications focused entrepreneurs received $3 million in Series A funding for their collective, Israel based startup. Participants in the funding round include Doug Pauly, Ourcrowd, Nathan Low,… Read more »



New Startup Light Raises $9.7M To Reimagine The Art And Science of Photography

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It was recently reported by Re/code that the two powerhouse entrepreneurs Dave Grannan and Rajiv Laroia will be joining forces to create a new photography startup, Light. They’ve already raised $9.7 million from Bessemer Venture Partners and CRV. Additiaonlly, the Qualcomm Executive Chairman Paul E. Jacobs will be joining the board of directors at Light… Read more »


Clickhole, The Onion’s BuzzFeed Parody Site Launched Today

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Huzzah! For those of you tired of seeing your Facebook newsfeed devolve further everyday into a mindless time vortex of various UpWorthy and BuzzFeed articles, The Onion has finally launched their anticipated parody website, Clickhole. We first reported on Clickhole last month, and have since been awaiting its launch, with the hope of informing our… Read more »


6 #WorldCup Quotes For Entrepreneurs

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Soccer players and sportsmen in general are rarely known for their words of wisdom. Nonetheless, as we are hours away from the most-watched sports tournament in the world, 2014 FIFA World Cup, here are six pieces of sporting wisdom for you budding entrepreneurs to consider. On The Importance of learning “I am not a perfectionist, but I… Read more »


Chinese Bistro P.F. Chang’s Possibly Hacked

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If you recently ate at America’s favorite Chinese Bistro, you should check your credit card statement. According to a recent report released today, thousands of credit card numbers are on sale online after hackers targeted P.F. Chang’s chain. According to The Verge, it’s unknown how widespread the breach is, but banks told Krebs that the card information… Read more »


Constant Contact’s Small Business Innovation Program Announces First Class of Startups

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Yesterday, Constant Contact announced the first four startups in the inaugural class of its Small Business Innovation Program, a four-month-long accelerator program created to help entrepreneurs that are aiming to scale their solutions for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Constant Contact provides email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, online survey tools to more than 600,000… Read more »


ISEBOX: The Super Charged Dropbox

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Most mornings I wake up to an inbox absolutely flooded with emails from PR agencies packed full of videos, photos, and pitches. When I was introduced to Joe Witte, VP of Business Development and Marketing at ISEBOX, I knew that I wasn’t the only person who thought it was an issue. ISEBOX, pronounced ‘ice box’, is… Read more »