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Why Women-Owned Startups Are a Better Bet

25 Jun , 2018  

Choose your location to get a site experience tailored for you. The gender pay gap is well documented: women make about 80 cents for every dollar that a man earns in the same role. Less well known: the gender investment gap. Read more Share this post:

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On B2B2C Business Models

25 Jun , 2018  

CEO of an enterprise company: it takes forever to close deals and I have to design for the corporate check-signer and not for end-users! I wish I could iterate and get customers more quickly! Read more Share this post:

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GitHub acquired for $7.5B ?

15 Jun , 2018  

Microsoft acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock last week, the third largest in Microsoft’s history behind Skype ($8.5B) and LinkedIn ($26.2B). Microsoft paid 30x GitHub’s annual revenue, nearly 5x what they paid for LinkedIn back in 2016. Read more Share this post:

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Will Uber and Lyft Become Different Things?

15 Jun , 2018  

For most people, an Uber is a Lyft and a Lyft is an Uber. Uber’s roots are in the black-car business, while Lyft’s predecessor, Zimride, was a carpooling app. Yet over the last six… Read more Share this post:

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7 Failed Startups and the Lessons Learned

15 Jun , 2018  

In 2005 Evan Williams founded a podcast platform called Odeo. Unable to compete with Apple’s iTunes store, Odeo only went on to raise a Series A. However, Williams’ side project, Twitter, went on to become, well, Twitter. Read more Share this post:

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Top Tips for Product Leaders from the Chief Product Officer of Box: Jeetu Patel

17 May , 2018  

During Aptrinsic’s recent Mastering Product Adoption and Growth event, industry-renowned product leaders shared their insights into driving product growth. Read more Share this post:

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People Who Have “Too Many Interests” Are More Likely To Be Successful According To Research

1 May , 2018  

The most comprehensive case that has ever been made for why nearly everyone should become a polymath in a modern knowledge economy. The warning against being a generalist has persisted for hundreds of years in dozens of languages. Read more Share this post:

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Hear Us Roar: A Manifesto for Women and Minorities in Startup, Tech, and Business Communities

19 Apr , 2018  

In the last 48 hours, a Google Engineer released a hailstorm of outdated and twisted psychological and biological myths to mask his personal prejudice against women, and less overtly, against minorities as well. I want to suggest a counter-manifesto. Read more Share this post:

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Founder mentoring: When is it useful and how can you make the most of it?

19 Apr , 2018  

Mentoring startups can be a hit and miss affair. Both for the mentor and the founder. Mentors want to be useful and can find it difficult to find the best startups that can benefit from their expertise. Read more Share this post:

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What Did VCs Study In College?

13 Apr , 2018  

Although some colleges may offer a major program in business or entrepreneurship, there isn’t exactly a major in venture capital or angel investment. Read more Share this post: