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From surviving to thriving as a hardware startup

Nils Mattisson Contributor Share on Twitter Formerly at Apple, Nils Mattisson is now CEO and co-founder of smart home tech company Minut. More posts by this contributor The road to recurring revenue for hardware startups When a friend forwarded this tweet from Paul Graham, it hit close to home: Startups are subject to something like infant mortality: before they’re established, one thing going wrong c...
Tags: Startups, Column, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Paul Graham, Hardware Startup, Nils Mattisson, Apple Nils Mattisson


Dear Sophie: Hacks for the March 2021 H-1B lottery?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can an H-1B co-founder own a Delaware C Corp? Dear Sophi...
Tags: Column, Labor, California, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, H-1b Visa, Sophie, USCIS, Cato Institute, Jeffrey White, Foster City


The hidden cost of being a founder

James Sutcliffe Contributor James Sutcliffe is the founder and CEO of The Founding Network, a collaboration platform for high-growth founders. If I were to pick one thing that unites the global tech scene in terms of culture I would point to the respect and reverence accorded to startup founders. After all, creating your own company is an ambition many of us harbor. It can bring with it unparalleled freedom, a lasting legacy, prestige, wealth and the ability to...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Column, Labor, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Mental Health, National Institute of Mental Health, James Sutcliffe Contributor James Sutcliffe, Michael A Freeman


Bottom-up SaaS: A framework for mapping pricing to customer value

Caryn Marooney Contributor Share on Twitter Caryn Marooney is general partner at Coatue Management and sits on the boards of Zendesk and Elastic. In prior roles she oversaw communications for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus and co-founded The OutCast Agency, which served clients like Salesforce.com and Amazon. More posts by this contributor Should your SaaS startup embrace a bottom-up GTM strategy? ...
Tags: Startups, Column, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Tech, David, SaaS, Morgan Stanley, Pricing, Asana, Zendesk, GTM, Coatue, Caryn Marooney, Coatue Management, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp


Who’s building the grocery store of the future?

Christopher Wan Contributor Share on Twitter Chris is a venture fellow at Bessemer Venture Partners and a JD/MBA candidate at Stanford University who writes a weekly newsletter about tech, policy and business strategy. The future of grocery stores will be a win-win for both stores and customers. On one hand, stores want to decrease their operational expenditures that come from hiring cashiers and conducting inventory manageme...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Ecommerce, Column, Real Estate, Labor, California, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Retail, Payments, Robotics, Seattle, Facial Recognition, Stanford University, Bessemer Venture Partners


Strike first, strike hard, no mercy: How emerging managers can win

TX Zhuo Contributor Share on Twitter TX Zhuo is the managing partner of Fika Ventures, focusing on fintech, enterprise software and marketplace opportunities. More posts by this contributor A COVID-19 resilience test for B2B companies Discovering that deckhands make great waiters — and why this matters Huston Collins Contributor Share on Twitte...
Tags: Startups, Column, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Netflix, Venture Capital, Valuation, Greenspring Associates, Miyagi, Corporate Finance, Cobra Kai, Zhuo, Fika Ventures, PitchBook NVCA, Cobra Kai school


Dear Sophie: What I’m thankful for

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can an H-1B co-founder own a Delaware C Corp? Dear Sophi...
Tags: Column, Thanksgiving, Labor, California, Tech, Policy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, H-1b Visa, Trump, Sophie, Alcorn, Niw, Green Card, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS


The road to smart city infrastructure starts with research

Dominik Schiener Contributor Dominik Schiener is co-Founder and Chairman of the IOTA Foundation. He has been in the blockchain space since 2011, with several startups in Switzerland, UK and Germany. His primary focus is how to improve physical infrastructure with digital infrastructure such as DLT and AI. Mathew Yarger Contributor Mathew is Head of Mobility and Automotive at the IOTA Foundation, where he develops strat...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Mobile, Column, Smart City, Germany, Singapore, Policy, United States, Urban Planning, Smart Cities, Blockchain, Mathew, DLT, Urban Infrastructure


What will tomorrow’s tech look like? Ask someone who can’t see

Will Butler Contributor Share on Twitter Will Butler is a writer, producer and podcast host from California. Legally blind since age of 19, Will has written and produced numerous stories about adjusting to vision loss. Will joined Be My Eyes as its VP in 2019 after four years at Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco. You can listen to Will’s interviews with leaders from the world of blindness and accessibilit...
Tags: Google, TC, Column, Microsoft, California, San Francisco, Siri, Tech, Accessibility, Will, Blind, Waymo, Apple Amazon Microsoft, Apple Amazon Google, Vista Center for the Blind, Sight Tech Global


How Verge Aero’s drones pulled off an Election Day win as big as Biden’s

Carlye Wisel Contributor Share on Twitter Carlye Wisel is a theme park journalist reporting on everything from Mickey Mouse weddings to mid-pandemic roller coaster rides. Her podcast, Very Amusing with Carlye Wisel, explores untold stories and secrets behind how experiences are created at Disney and Universal theme park resorts. 2020 has felt excessively long, and Election Day was no different. A drawn-out, five-day statistic...
Tags: Column, Hardware, Disney, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Intel, United States, Drones, Philadelphia, Biden, Aero, Shooting Star, Mickey Mouse, Wilmington Delaware, Carlye Wisel


Ignore the social media echo chambers

Bernard Moon Contributor Share on Twitter Bernard Moon is co-founder and partner at SparkLabs Group, a graduate of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and is an alumni of the Coro Fellowship. More posts by this contributor Cultivated data is the next Gold Rush Dilution: The good, the bad and the ugly After Election Day, NPR, The Washington Post and various blogs described Amer...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Column, Media, Obamacare, Obama, Washington Post, Opinion, Government, America, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Netflix, Atlantic, House


Will Brazil’s Roaring 20s see the rise of early-stage startups?

Matheus Tavares Dos Santos Contributor Share on Twitter Matheus is a hedge funds investment analyst for a major global investment manager and technology provider. In prior roles, he was an associate at a LatAm-focused venture capital firm and worked in corporate venture with regional banks and the Brazilian stock exchange. Since 2007, the number of publicly listed companies in Brazil has decreased from 400 to just a little ov...
Tags: Startups, Column, New York, Tech, Iran, Mining, Venture Capital, Brazil, Latin America, Securities And Exchange Commission, U S, Corporate Finance, Matheus, CVM, Venture Capital Funds, Investimentos


The downfall of ad tech means the trust economy is here

Richard Jones Contributor Share on Twitter Richard is CMO of Cheetah Digital, a cross-channel customer engagement solution provider. As an expert in zero-party data, he is committed to helping brands provide a value exchange with consumers through the lifecycle in return for consumer attention, engagement and loyalty. 2020 has brought about much-needed social movements. In June, activists launched the Stop Hate for Profit cam...
Tags: Social, Verizon, Facebook, Column, Media, Advertising Tech, California, Opinion, Marketing, America, Social Media, Tech, Starbucks, Richard, Meredith, Forrester


The downfall of adtech means the trust economy is here

Richard Jones Contributor Share on Twitter Richard is CMO of Cheetah Digital, a cross-channel customer engagement solution provider. As an expert in zero-party data, he is committed to helping brands provide a value exchange with consumers through the lifecycle in return for consumer attention, engagement and loyalty. 2020 has brought about much-needed social movements. In June, activists launched the Stop Hate for Profit cam...
Tags: Social, Verizon, Facebook, Column, Media, Advertising Tech, California, Opinion, Marketing, America, Social Media, Tech, Starbucks, Richard, Meredith, Forrester


Founders seeking their first check need a fundraising sales funnel

Nathan Beckord Contributor Share on Twitter Nathan Beckord is CEO of Foundersuite.com, a software platform for raising capital and managing investors that has helped entrepreneurs raise over $2 billion since 2016. He is also the host of Foundersuite’s How I Raised It podcast. More posts by this contributor Fundraising lessons from David Rogier of MasterClass Are you ready for the coming wave of VC down round...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, UTA, Gary Vaynerchuk, United Talent Agency, Scooter Braun, Ludlow Ventures, United Talent Agency UTA, Milana, David Rogier


Can artificial intelligence give elephants a winning edge?

Adam Benzion Contributor Share on Twitter Adam Benzion is a serial entrepreneur, writer, tech investor, co-founder of Hackster.io and the CXO of Edge Impulse. Images of elephants roaming the African plains are imprinted on all of our minds and something easily recognized as a symbol of Africa. But the future of elephants today is uncertain. An elephant is currently being killed by poachers every 15 minutes, and humans, who l...
Tags: Column, Internet Of Things, Japan, Science, Microsoft, Developer, Africa, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, John Legend, GreenTech, Natalie Portman, Western Digital, Sara, Tim


Against all odds: The sheer force of immigrant startup founders

Niko Bonatsos Contributor Share on Twitter Niko Bonatsos is a managing director at General Catalyst Partners. More posts by this contributor As VCs enroll the startup class of 2016, it’s RIP for ‘me too’ companies I’ve long said that I don’t care where you come from, if your name is hard to say, or you have a “funny” accent. There’s a reason for that. For centuries, some of America’s biggest companie...
Tags: Column, Europe, Opinion, Entrepreneurship, China, India, Immigration, America, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Czech Republic, United States, Amsterdam, Silicon Valley, South America


Dear Sophie: Can an H-1B co-founder own a Delaware C Corp?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: What does Biden’s win mean for tech immigration? Dear So...
Tags: Startups, Column, Labor, California, India, Tech, Diversity, NewCo, Policy, Silicon Valley, Daly City, Lawyers, Biden, Sophie, Alcorn, Green Card


Why are telehealth companies treating healthcare like the gig economy?

Oliver Kharraz, MD Contributor Share on Twitter Oliver Kharraz, MD is the CEO and founder of Zocdoc, a digital healthcare marketplace for in-person or virtual care. Telehealth has taken off. Spurred by the pandemic, many doctors in the U.S. now offer online appointments, and many patients are familiar with getting live medical advice over the internet. Given the obvious benefits, many experts have concluded that telehealth is ...
Tags: Health, Startups, Column, Opinion, Tech, Data, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Telemedicine, Gig Economy, Zocdoc, Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare, Physician, Oliver Kharraz, Telehealth


3 growth tactics that helped us surpass Noom and Weight Watchers

Henrik Torstensson Contributor Share on Twitter Henrik Torstensson is CEO and co-founder of Lifesum. Previously, he was Head of Premium Sales at Spotify and SVP, Strategy at Stardoll. Many consumers might think Noom or Weight Watchers are industry leaders with their nonstop commercials, but neither is the fastest-growing weight management program. Over the past year, nutrition app Lifesum has acquired users at nearly twice ...
Tags: Health, Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Column, Spotify, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Weight Loss, Lifesum, Growth Marketing, Noom, Henrik Torstensson


How esports can save colleges

Brandon Byrne Contributor Share on Twitter Brandon Byrne is the CEO and co-founder of Opera Event, a technology platform that connects content creators, teams and sponsors to one another programmatically and at scale. He was previously the CFO of Team Liquid and VP of Finance and Administration at Curse. More posts by this contributor Why the Olympics should add esports A few months ago, I wrote a pie...
Tags: Gaming, Column, Education, Video Games, Sports, Tech, Intel, Harvard University, Dallas Cowboys, Ncaa, North America, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Esports, League Of Legends, Forbes


5 key innovations taking e-scooters to a half-billion rides in 2021

Travis VanderZanden Contributor Share on Twitter Travis VanderZanden is the founder and CEO of Bird. Four years ago, shared e-scooters didn’t exist. Today, they’re on track to surpass half a billion rides globally by 2021, far outpacing early growth in the carbon-heavy ride-hailing industry founded by Uber in 2009. That’s a dramatic shift in urban transportation by any measure, and it prompts a simple but important question: H...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Travis Vanderzanden, Column, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, Ukraine, Atlantic, United States, Sharing Economy


A report card for the SEC’s new equity crowdfunding rules

Slava Rubin Contributor Share on Twitter Slava Rubin is founder at Vincent, founder at Indiegogo and founder and general partner at humbition. This month, the Securities Exchange Commission approved major updates to rules enacted via the 2012 JOBS Act. Their stated goal was to “harmonize” the guidelines that establish exemptions for equity crowdfunding, Reg D and Reg A+ offerings. These changes are a powerful step forward for ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Crowdfunding, Obama, Entrepreneurship, Tech, SEC, Indiegogo, REG, Slava Rubin, Equity Crowdfunding, Vincent, Securities Exchange Commission, FINRA


Orange you glad to see me?

The president’s aesthetic choices may contain hidden messages — or was that really him on the TV? The post Orange you glad to see me? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Column, Opinion, Article, Humour, Cyril Ramaphosa, Lockdown, Make-up, Ace Magashule, Paddy Harper, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Carl Niehaus


Which emerging technologies are enterprise companies getting serious about in 2020?

Scott Kirsner Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Kirsner is CEO and co-founder of Innovation Leader, a research and events firm that focuses on innovation in Global 1000 companies, and a longtime business columnist for The Boston Globe. Startups need to live in the future. They create roadmaps, build products and continually upgrade them with an eye on next year — or even a few years out. Big companies, often the target custo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Internet Of Things, Enterprise, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Cisco, Private Equity, North America, Corporate Venture Capital, KPMG LLP, Scott Kirsner, Mobile Technologies, The Boston Globe Startups


Conflicts in California’s trade secret laws on customer lists create uncertainty

Nick Saenz Contributor Nick Saenz is a partner at Lewis & Llewellyn LLP, who focuses on employment and trade secret issues. More posts by this contributor Leaving for a competitor? Onboarding new employees? Avoid accusations of trade secret theft When salespeople in California’s dynamic tech economy transition between jobs, the value they bring to their new company is often their customer relationships. Startup founders and salespeople...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Law, Labor, California, Articles, Tech, Policy, North Dakota, Lawyers, Hiring, California Legislature, Intellectual Property Law, Trade Secret, Verified Experts


Are subscription services the future of fintech?

Joshira Maduro Contributor Joshira Maduro joined the LendingTree team in April 2020 and uses her background in market research and branding to write about credit card news and better ways to spend. Subscription services are on the rise. During the pandemic, Americans have been spending more time at home and more money on the digital products that make navigating our new normal easier. More than ever, Americans’ lives are aided by companies like Netflix, Instacar...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Column, Hbo, Finance, Disney, Tech, Patents, Financial Services, Fintech, Subscription Services, Lendingtree, Financial Technology, Leimer


Dear Sophie: What does Biden’s win mean for tech immigration?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How will this election nail-biter affect immigration? De...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Labor, California, Government, Tech, Diversity, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, Albany, Kamala Harris, Trump, Sophie, HARRIS


Inside Silicon Valley’s SPAC psychology

Jim Cook Contributor Share on Twitter Jim Cook is the CFO Leadership Coach at Velocity Group, the current CFO at Orbital Insight and was on the founding teams and growth stages of Intuit, Mozilla (Firefox) and Netflix. The SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) hype is the latest financial engineering offering to quickly hit both mainstream media and the backrooms of Silicon Valley. Wall Street is now “printing” 15 new SPA...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Column, Entrepreneurship, Wall Street, Funding, Tech, Netflix, United States, Venture Capital, M&a, SEC, Private Equity, Silicon Valley, Aerospace, SPAC


What I wish I’d known about venture capital when I was a founder

Andy Areitio Contributor Share on Twitter Andy Areitio is a partner at the early-stage fund TheVentureCity, a new venture and acceleration model that helps diverse founders achieve global impact. When you’re running your own venture — especially if it’s your first — it’s unlikely you will find the time to deep dive into how venture capital firms work. Fundraising is distracting for founders and can even hurt their company i...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Europe, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Economy, United States, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Point Nine Capital, Corporate Finance, Venture Debt, Andy Areitio