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The rise of the winged pink unicorn

Claire Diaz-Ortiz Contributor Share on Twitter Claire Diaz-Ortiz is an angel investor and bestselling author of nine books that have been published in more than a dozen countries. An early employee at Twitter, she was called “The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter” by Wired and holds an MBA and other degrees from Stanford and Oxford. More posts by this contributor Latin America takes the global lead in VC directed ...
Tags: Startups, Column, Europe, Usa, Stanford, Africa, Tech, Diversity, Venture Capital, Brazil, Silicon Valley, Unicorns, Latin America, Caribbean, Walk, Kaszek Ventures


Three Memorable Moments From Danish “Shark Tank”

The fifth season of the Danish “Shark Tank” called “Løvens Hule” (Lion’s Den) is coming to a close. In Denmark the sharks are called lions, and this season introduced new two new lions as well as series of interesting new businesses trying out their luck in front of the five angel investor. With the fifth season coming to an end, we have decided to pick out three memorable moments from the first five seasons. 50+ danish startups, entrepreneurs and inventors have tried their luck in front of...
Tags: Startups, Startup, Investing, In the News, Fundraising, Denmark, Shark Tank, Birgit Aaby, Northern Denmark, Jesper Buch, CitatPlakat, Jan Lehrmann, Dialægt


How One Entrepreneur Went from Getting Robbed to Being a Millionaire

AquaVault is a portable outdoor travel safe that protects your valuables while you swim on vacation. Small Business Trends contacted Jonathan Kinas, Co-Founder/ Managing Partner, Aqua Vault Inc, to learn the story behind this product. Like a lot of great products, Kinas pointed to the old adage that necessity is the mother of invention. The AquaVault Story “We got robbed at the beach,” he writes. “And then invented a product and created a company that got the attention (and investment) of Sha...
Tags: Sales, Startup, Shark Tank, Disney World, Small Business Trends, Jonathan Kinas, Co Founder Managing Partner Aqua Vault Inc, Kinas, Daymond John Kinas, Daymond John Water


Where Are They Now? Tracking Down the Startups from the First ABA Techshow Pitch Contest in 2017

In just over a week, on the opening night of ABA Techshow in Chicago, 15 legal technology startups will take the stage in a pitch competition, where each will make its case for why the audience of Techshow attendees should vote for it as the most innovative. This will be the fourth annual Startup Alley pitch competition at Techshow — a tradition that started in 2017. Again this year, as I have every year, I will serve as moderator. As I’ve been getting ready for the 2020 pitch competition, it go...
Tags: Texas, London, Law, Uncategorized, Dallas Mavericks, James Jones, Chicago, Brooklyn, RFP, Illinois, Clifford, Techshow, Cto, Shark Tank, Kirkland Ellis, Butler


Married co-founders are a startup’s secret weapon

“If I was running Clearbanc by myself, it probably would have gone off the cliff eight times at this point,” says Clearbanc co-founder Andrew D’Souza.  “If I were running the company by myself, it would be half its size,” adds Michele Romanow, Clearbanc’s other co-founder. In addition to starting the $420 million-backed fintech company together, D’Souza and Romanow are in a relationship. The two initially met at an event in San Francisco, and followed up with a friendly informational int...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mexico, La, China, Groupon, America, San Francisco, Tech, Canada, United States, Brookfield, Silicon Valley, Dell, Andreessen Horowitz, New York Stock Exchange


Zuckerberg’s Priority; BackRub & Burbn; 3 Strategies for Women

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. …while I’m glad I did annual challenges over the last decade, it’s time to do something different. This decade I’m going to take a longer-term focus.   Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO 3 Strategies Women Can Use to Be Heard at Work -- This Fortune article details three ways women can deal with mansplaining, bropr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Leadership, Instagram, Australia, Sydney, Shark Tank, Odeo, Zuckerberg, Max, Ben, Bill Gallagher, Better Book Club, John Ratliff


#572 Why You’re Never Going to “Find Your Passion”

On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: There’s no lack of people out there telling you to go find your passion and dream big. But why does it seem like when we try, we end up feeling more lost and overwhelmed than when we started? Liz Forkin Bohannon, founder of Sseko Designs, wants you to rethink everything you’ve been told about finding your passion and following your dreams. As she says, you’re never going to find your passion because your passion and p...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Small Business, Abc, Sales, America, Siri, CMO, Artificial Intelligence, Purpose, Alexa, Chris, Shark Tank, Radio Show, Liz, Small Town


How To Find Investors To Pitch Your Startup

Are you looking for investors to help you launch your start-up business? Well, there are countless methods of approaching a fundraiser. However, to be noticed by potential investors, you will need a high-level pitch. Regardless of your business idea or product, getting more financial leverage and capital is inevitably necessary. Having enough capital to finance your start-up next milestone is essential for your business to live to its potential. Of course, it’s only in your dreams that you will...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Fundraising, Kickstarter, Shark Tank, Investors, Others, Startup Advice, Raising Funds


Zephyr Real Estate affiliates with Corcoran to launch first franchise

Zephyr Real Estate — the largest indie in San Francisco and a top 100 brokerage in sales volume — and Oliver Luxury Real Estate are becoming Corcoran Global Living.
Tags: San Francisco, Radio, Compass, Shark Tank, Industry News, Barbara Corcoran, Corcoran, Zephyr Real Estate, Pacific Union, HomeServices of America, Brokerage, Select, Alain Pinel Realtors, Paragon Real Estate, Intero Real Estate, Michael Mahon


Your toilet is your friend, these cool items can help you treat it like one

We all have at least one in our homes. We spend an inordinate amount of time with it. And we’d be lost without it. Yet the less we think about it, the better. Yes, we’re talking about your toilet. And while you’d rather just ignore it, give it a moment of your time right now. And maybe even throw a dollar or two it's way. Because seriously...your throne needs some love. Below, you’ll find 10 different items designed to make your time in the WC a little more pleasant. Just consider it for a secon...
Tags: Post, Shop, Shark Tank, Brondell, Flushie


How to Get a Business Loan

I love watching Shark Tank more than I should. And I’d never go on it myself in order to raise money for my business. The terms are usually terrible. Instead of having Kevin O’Leary eviscerate my plan on national TV, I’d rather go the more traditional route and get a business loan. In an era of TV fundraising, startups, and VC funding, small business loans don’t get the attention that they deserve. There’s multiple options for getting a business loan, I’d explore these first before considering o...
Tags: Personal Finance, Marketing, Shark Tank, Small Business Administration, SBA, U S Small Business Administration, Kevin O'Leary, Business Credit Cards, Bank statements Budget


Tech and business giants mourn the unexpected death of NBA legend turned investor Kobe Bryant, who was known for his 'obsessive' work ethic and used to call leaders like Tim Cook for advice

Tech and business leaders from Apple and Microsoft as well as high-profile investors reacted with shock, sadness, and respect for Kobe Bryant's legacy on Sunday, following the news that the NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash at age 41. Bryant may be best known for his achievements on the court, but he became a savvy investor in his later career. The former NBA star is also said to have sought advice from business leaders like Oprah Winfrey, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and former Nike CE...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Nike, Tim Cook, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Coca Cola, TED Talks, Los Angeles Clippers, Cnbc, Alex Rodriguez


Food truck cities

There’s just something about a meal prepared inside of a truck. Maybe it’s the efficiency of the experience, the perceived affordability, or just the sheer fun of strolling up to a colorful Mystery Machine clone and walking away with a handful of fish tacos. Whatever the reason, the love for food trucks and changing food service laws have led to an explosion in popularity all across the US. Today, food truck festivals are worthy of a Google calendar alert, and the divine appearance of an ice...
Tags: Travel, Google, New York, Texas, Minneapolis, US, Indianapolis, Austin, Maine, Philadelphia, Jamaica, Kingston, Houston, Food Trucks, Ohio State, Columbus


A company that runs on 'unstructured chaos' is going viral and selling out products in minutes, from Jesus shoes to toaster-shaped bath bombs

A company called MSCHF has quietly been creating some of the most absurd, cynical, and viral projects and products that have spread across the internet. Products from the seven-person company range from an astrology-based stock trading app, to a toaster-shaped bathbomb, to Holy Water-filled sneakers. CEO Gabriel Whaley recently told Business Insider that MSCHF runs on "unstructured chaos" — the team believes that nothing is off limits, allowing them to do "whatever the f--k we want." Visit Bus...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Nike, Brooklyn, Jesus, Pete Davidson, Chinatown, Shark Tank, Williamsburg, Greenberg, PitchBook, Whaley, Daniel Greenberg, Mschf, Gabriel Whaley, MSCHF Whaley


AB InBev exec wants to create the world's largest green 'Shark Tank' to take on global sustainability challenges

Beverage giant AB InBev is gearing up for the second year of 100+ Accelerator, an incubator program designed to help fund startups seeking global sustainability solutions. "AB InBev is about accountability and we have huge assets," Tony Milikin, chief sustainability and procurement officer at AB InBev, told Business Insider. "If we don't act appropriately we won't have that empowerment to keep on doing what we do." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. DAVOS, Switzerland — AB In...
Tags: Trends, Davos, Blackrock, Business Insider, Shark Tank, Ab Inbev, AB, Larry Fink, Tony Milikin, Milikin, Switzerland AB, Green Mining, Rodrigo Oliveira


Here's everything we know about how Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was apparently able to hack Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone in May 2018, Tuesday — claims that UN investigators backed on Wednesday. This is the latest development in a year-long saga that begun in January 2019, when Bezos announced his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos, shortly before his relationship with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez was made public.  News of the affair led to concerns over whether Bezos' phone was hacked, and the investigation that ensued eventuall...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, United Nations, Nba, The Guardian, Un, Kobe Bryant, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Mohammed


The married couple who created a wacky sex button went on 'Shark Tank', and the investors didn't understand why it even exists

LoveSync, a device that lets you silently indicate to your partner you're in the mood for sex, went viral in 2019 among internet users who mocked and criticized the device. The couple behind LoveSync, Ryan and Jenn Cmich, recently appeared on the TV reality show "Shark Tank" to ask the show's famed investors to fund their "sex button." All five of the investors declined to put money into LoveSync, criticizing the product's intent to replace verbal communication and slamming the founders' lack ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Cleveland, Shark Tank, Daymond John, Ryan, Kevin O Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Jake Paul, Lovesync, Jenn Cmich, Ryan Cmich, Ryan Barbara Corcoran, Cmiches


The married couple who created a wacky sex button went on 'Shark Tank' and the investors didn't understand why it even exists

LoveSync, a device that lets you silently indicate to your partner you're in the mood for sex, went viral in 2019 and was heavily mocked online.
Tags: News, Shark Tank


Cash Crunch? 5 Unconventional Ways To Fund Your Startup

by Daniel Pigg, director of business engagement and an instructor at Indiana State University Would you bet money on an inexperienced horse? Few people would. Yet despite an unproven track record, first-time entrepreneurs consistently seek funding. As a result, many struggle to convince financial institutions to lend them a penny. The issue is one of reality rather than greed or emotion. Statistically, plenty of startups fail — up to 90% a year. That’s why lenders rely on the five C’s as a guid...
Tags: Startups, Funding, Fundraising, Joe, Shark Tank, Daniel, Joe Smith, ISU, Indiana State University, Professionalisms, Startup Advice, Daniel Pigg, Indiana State University Would, Sycamore Innovation Lab


Will this electric fin propel surfing into the future — or wipe out?

Dmitri Kozhevnikov looked out to the water at San Onofre State Beach, where a high tide and lack of swell made for gutless conditions with only small waves rolling through. “It’s perfect,” he said with a smile on a recent day. Kozhevnikov and business partner Alexei Ostanin were at the beach to showcase their invention, Boost Surfing, an electric fin that allows surfboards to move faster in the water, without the need to paddle. The duo, natives of Russia who now call Huntington Beach home, have...
Tags: News, Russia, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Surfing, Bob, Beach, Boogie Board, Shark Tank, Huntington Beach, Morey, San Clemente, Bolen, San Onofre State Beach, San Clemente CA


Sony Pictures Television Launches ‘Shark Tank’s French Adaptation on M6

The milestone 40th adaptation of Sony Pictures Television’s hit business reality show “Shark Tank” is kicking off on Tuesday in France on the commercial network M6. The French adaptation of the popular format is set to run across six episodes under the title “Qui Veut Etre Mon Associé?” which translates as “Who Wants To Be […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Sony Pictures Television, Shark Tank


Sony Marks 40th Adaptation of ‘Shark Tank’ With France’s M6

The milestone 40th adaptation of Sony Pictures Television’s hit business reality show “Shark Tank” is kicking off on Tuesday in France on commercial network M6. The French adaptation of the popular Japanese format is set to run across six episodes under the title “Qui Veut Etre Mon Associé?” which translates to “Who Wants To Be […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Sony Pictures Television, Shark Tank, Sony Marks


'Shark Tank' recap: Haitian beauty-product sellers get tough love from Mr. Wonderful

The sharks had doubts about Kreyol Essence, a line of beauty products made from castor oil, but Kevin O'Leary came aboard for a royalty.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Shark Tank, Kevin O Leary


The best smart locks of CES 2020: Lockly, August, Kwikset, and More

CES 2020 has introduced some amazing new smart locks from Lockly, Kwikset, and Shark Tank alum BenjiLock that are tough, smart, and simple to use. Here are the best smart locks from the show so far.
Tags: Trends, Shark Tank, Lockly Kwikset, BenjiLock


Dog Died, Marriage in Trouble; Five-Year Turnaround; Trillion Dollar Biz; Feb 10 Sydney

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. After 10 years in business, our tutoring company, SurePrep Learning goes under after the elimination of a federal tutoring program. We are forced to lay off 22 beloved team members. My mom passes away. Our dog dies in a tragic accident. We have marital issues at home. I am hanging on by a thread.   The Rest of David Dodge’s...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Leadership, California, Sydney, Time Magazine, Icc, Shark Tank, DUBLIN Ireland, Google Facebook, SBA, Bill Gallagher, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne, Katica Roy


The Mercy of a Stomach Bug

Last week, an Olympic-level gastrointestinal event radically transformed my trusty To-Do List. Taking it from: Chores, homeschooling, piano lessons, Altar Boy League, tennis practice, article editing, meal preparation to … Okay, just survive. My family of nine also transformed from a well-oiled, highly functioning machine into a wilting set of parents and seven sons barfing in polyphonic harmony. But here’s the crazy part — there was actually something very enjoyable about the whole thing. O...
Tags: Featured, Religion, James, Shark Tank, Henry, Marriage & Family


23 Shark Tank products with a cult following—and why they're worth it

The 'Sharks' on Shark Tank have found some amazing items over the years like the Squatty Potty, Stasher bags, Manscaped, and more.         [Author: Reviewed.com]
Tags: News, Shark Tank, Reviewed.com


14 celebrities who limit their children's screen time and tech use

How much screen time to allow for children is one of the biggest debates of modern parenting. Some famous figures, like Bill Gates, raised their children mostly tech-free.  Other celebrities, like Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie, strictly limit their children's screen time throughout the week.  Here is how 14 famous people limit their children's exposure to technology. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. How much screen time to allow for children is one of the biggest debat...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, White House, Trends, Cisco, Netflix, Williams, New York Times, Bill Gates, David Beckham, Reddit, Michelle Obama


How to Find an Angel Investor for Your Startup

Does watching Shark Tank make you dream about finding an angel investor of your own? Well, stop dreaming and start searching—angels are real and not just found on TV. In fact, the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research reports in 2018 that “The angel investor market saw an increase in market participation in more companies but at smaller amounts. Total investments in 2018 were $23.1 billion, a decrease of 3.4% over 2017, and 66,110 entrepreneurial ventures received angel fundi...
Tags: Sales, ACA, Cnbc, Shark Tank, University of New Hampshire, Center for Venture Research, Sohl, Angel & Venture Funding, Angel Capital Association ACA angels, Jeffrey Sohl


How to Find an Angel Investor for Your Startup

Does watching Shark Tank make you dream about finding an angel investor of your own? Well, stop dreaming and start searching—angels are real and not just found on TV. In fact, the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research reports in 2018 that “The angel investor market saw an increase in market participation in more companies but at smaller amounts. Total investments in 2018 were $23.1 billion, a decrease of 3.4% over 2017, and 66,110 entrepreneurial ventures received angel fundi...
Tags: Sales, ACA, Cnbc, Shark Tank, University of New Hampshire, Center for Venture Research, Sohl, Angel & Venture Funding, Angel Capital Association ACA angels, Jeffrey Sohl