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State of the Entrepreneurship Union: The Disease Has Become an Epidemic
Customers, revenues, and profits are the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Unfortunately, as the venture capital obsession spreads like wild fire, and the Unicorn hype escalates, inexperienced members of the eco-system are getting utterly and completely confused.
We Need to Stop Burning Our Furniture to Keep Warm
Founder and Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures
Government investment in technology is caught up in the spider web of sequestration and budgetary posturing. It is essential that all of us communicate to our political leaders that we expect them to make intelligent decisions.
Randi Zuckerberg's Social Media Pet Peeve
Randi Zuckerberg joins Ahmed and Bianca to discuss her biggest social media pet peeve.
Randi Zuckerberg on Being Mark's Sister
Randi Zuckerberg talks about the pros and cons of being Mark Zuckerberg's sister.
How to Engage a Venture Capitalist: Lessons From Our Dealflow
The ways in which an entrepreneur might best connect with venture capitalists has been covered by a number of other VCs across the web, but we thought it might be helpful for entrepreneurs to put this question into context by providing actual operating data regarding deal flow for our firm.
Cloning Successful Startups
Manager Partner, Union Square Ventures
It's a free market out there. People can do what they want. That's even more true globally. If you are successful, you will be cloned. That's life. In fact, it's a sign that you've made it when clones of your website, mobile app, and business start cropping up.
Venture Capital -- A Word of Warning
President, CEO and Co-Founder of WANdisco
Venture capitalists are often viewed as the heroes of the entrepreneurial Wild West. Without their willingness to gamble on the future success of unproven companies and products, the world would surely be a much poorer and less innovative place. Right?
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Beyond the Firewall: Israel vs. the Hackers
Knesset member (Labor); Founder, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)
Many of the tools to mitigate existing cyber-threats already exist -- they're just not implemented. Governments and private sectors throughout the free world need to join together, sharing information to confront these dangerous attacks. Let's do it now, before it's too late.
A Sundance for Startups
San Francisco-based product manager for MTV Networks
If you were to compare TechCrunch50 to anything related to Hollywood - a comparison folks in the tech industry love to hate - it's probably most like the Sundance Film Festival, circa anytime before this decade.
A Second(ary) Chance for Venture Capital
CEO of Rapleaf. Silicon Valley dude.
Troubled venture capitalists need to rethink how long they invest in startups; many should fund early and then sell to a secondary firm after a few years.
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Betting Big On Clean Energy
Venture capitalists have been pouring billions of dollars into "clean-energy" start-ups -- producers of solar panels, biodiesel
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