Funding

Understanding Funding Rounds of the 100 Highest Valued Unicorn Companies

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

As the saying goes, a unicorn company can’t be built in a day. Much like the rest of the entrepreneurial process, success takes time and hard work, and there are no shortcuts to accelerate it. You’ll need to make small, achievable goals along the…

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20 Most Lucrative Industries for Small Businesses, Ranked

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

As Vince Lombardi would say, making money isn’t the most important thing when it comes to running a small business; it’s the only thing. Sure, making the world a better place and developing revolutionary technology are up there. But if you can’t keep the…

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NYC

25 Most Innovative Cities in the World, Ranked

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 11:30 am

Innovation is one of those words that can mean a lot of different things. Whether you’ve developed artificial intelligence software that can predict your schedule or just decided to put potato chips on a turkey sandwich (try it, seriously), innovation comes in all shapes…

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10 Most Lucrative Non-Game Apps in the World, Ranked

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm

While most of the mobile apps you know and love are free, the business world is all about making money. Sure, some entrepreneurs are all about saving the world, but if you can’t secure your bottom line, the only thing you’re going to be…

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10 Best States for Startup Funding, Ranked

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

It’s always a competition when it comes to entrepreneurs. Whether they’re competing for media attention, customers, or in an actual startup competition, being innovative doesn’t mean jack unless you can do it better than the person next to you. Unfortunately for everyone outside of…

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Chicago

10 Best Cities for Startup Funding, Ranked

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the startup world, sometimes it can feel like the coasts get everything. Whether it’s the media attention, the business resources, or the innovative minds, New York and San Francisco are the tech hubs that make everyone else feel small. However, according to a…

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Fargo

What Are the Best & Worst States for Startups?

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Looking to build a startup? You may think California, New York, or Massachusetts are the places to go kick things off. However, a recent report by WalletHub may have you thinking twice about the best place to run a business, as they have ranked…

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Study: Almost Every American Thinks Internet Speeds Need Improving

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

Just a few years ago, a quality internet connection was a luxury. Downloading games from floppy disks, video chatting on AIM, and pirating illegal music on Napster at reasonable speeds were nothing more than pipe dreams for avid online enthusiasts. However, since then, internet…

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The Age of the Decacorn: 7 Companies Valued at More than $10 Billion

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the business world, a unicorn is a private company that is valued at more than $1 billion. Named for their rarity and their prestige, these companies used to be more rare than an actual unicorn. However, as technology has made entrepreneurship easier than…

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100 Most Valuable Global Brands in 2017

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

The world is filled with brands. Big brands, small brands, popular brands, declining brands, the list could go on forever. But when it comes to the global brands that everyone can recognize, keeping track of who’s in first place is on everybody’s mind. Fortunately, BrandZ…

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Portland, Maine

Maine Drops Two Spots in Kauffman Startup Activity Index

By | May 30, 2017 at 9:15 am

Maine has dropped two spots in the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, an annual index that measures new business creation and startup density among the states and largest metro areas. The index, a project of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, splits states into…

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Austin

The Top 5 Cities for Tech in the US

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

For years, Silicon Valley has been the tech haven of the world. With more patents, more unicorn companies, and more overall innovation than anywhere in the world, it was hard to argue with the Bay Area’s status as the best city for tech. However,…

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The Top 25 “Next in Tech” Cities Fostering Startup Growth [Infographic]

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Being a startup in a tech hub can be pretty stressful. Whether it’s Silicon Valley or New York City, you have to be pretty lucky to make it as a small fish in a big pond. Between vying for funding and fighting for media attention,…

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The Highest Funded Startups in Every State

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Success in the startup world is calculated in a number of different ways. Whether it’s popularity, downloads, or positive reviews, budding companies are always trying to show the world that they’re at the top of their field. However, when it comes down to it,…