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New seed funds pursue AI, hard tech and the Midwest

 Stories about seed funding often contain sappy metaphors about planting seedlings and nurturing them to maturity. In reality, it’s a brutally Darwinian business: most companies fail, successful ones get diluted and exits commonly take a decade or more. That said, seed also has the highest potential returns of any investment […]

Toxic VC and the marginal-dollar problem

 Venture capital should come with a warning label. In our experience, VC kills more startups than slow customer adoption, technical debt and co-founder infighting — combined. VC should be a catalyst for growing companies, but, more commonly, it’s a toxic substance that destroys them. VC often compels companies to prematurely […]

Contract laborers at tech companies should be allowed to organize

 Choosing companies that rely on contract labor should pose dilemmas to conscious consumers. Behind small decisions, like what app to use, lie real consequences for workers. But when it comes to some of the worst offenders — the biggest tech companies that have become an inextricable part of our everyday […]

Why Samsung doesn’t beat Apple where it matters

 Samsung’s competition with Apple is on premium phone ($400+) market share, and Apple is crushing Samsung in this market. Why do consumers with discretionary spending still prefer Apple in such large numbers? The reason is not the product. Read More Powered by WPeMatico GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology […]

Global markets can be a key to startup success

 2017 seems like a challenging time to cross borders. While certain economies are focusing inward, unlike anything we have experienced in recent history, many businesses still want to accelerate growth outside their home markets. Looking abroad, companies should focus on the regions with the greatest opportunities for growth. For those […]

Global markets can be a key to startup success

 2017 seems like a challenging time to cross borders. While certain economies are focusing inward, unlike anything we have experienced in recent history, many businesses still want to accelerate growth outside their home markets. Looking abroad, companies should focus on the regions with the greatest opportunities for growth. For those […]

How human capital is tech’s most valuable resource

In spite of Silicon Valley’s awesome technology, human capital remains its most valuable resource. That, at least, is the opinion of best selling writer and entrepreneur Dan Schawbel.  Read More Powered by WPeMatico GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for the last 6 […]