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Startup founder Melissa Hanna says extra Silicon Valley traders have to have to be courageous and commit in folks &#039who are not like them&#039

Startup founder Melissa Hanna says extra Silicon Valley traders have to have to be courageous and commit in folks &#039who are not like them&#039

Melissa Hanna is the co-founder of Mahmee, a Los Angeles-centered prenatal and postpartum care administration platform that appears to be to enhance optimistic well being outcomes for moms and infants. In 2015, Mahmee participated in the early-stage enterprise fund and seed accelerator 500 Startups, and Hanna soon discovered herself in fundraising talks with other prospective investors. When pitching her startup to Silicon Valley traders, Hanna stated she was questioned incessantly about her track record and credentials, a actuality a lot of founders of shade facial area in […]

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The AOL founder betting $150 million that the long term of startups isn&#039t in New York or Silicon Valley has determined on the up coming leg of his talent research

The AOL founder betting $150 million that the long term of startups isn&#039t in New York or Silicon Valley has determined on the up coming leg of his talent research

AOL founder Steve Scenario is the head of DC-based mostly enterprise capital organization Revolution, which has a $150 million “” seed fund and American investing tour. Its up coming tour will be from Apr. 29 to May possibly 3 and will incorporate a 4-working day tour of Florida and a day in Puerto Rico. Scenario mentioned Florida has so a lot likely on it was worthy of exploring 4 areas within the state, and that strengthening Puerto Rican startups could assist the island further get better from […]

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Mark Zuckerberg's money manager invested $100 million in a hot startup — and it shows how Microsoft's $7.5 billion GitHub acquisition is sending shockwaves through Silicon Valley (MSFT, TEAM)

Mark Zuckerberg's money manager invested $100 million in a hot startup — and it shows how Microsoft's $7.5 billion GitHub acquisition is sending shockwaves through Silicon Valley (MSFT, TEAM)

GitLab has raised $100 million in a round led by Iconiq Capital, with the deal valuing the startup at $1.1 billion.  GitLab is one of the chief competitors to GitHub, the startup Microsoft is buying for $7.5 billion. Both companies offer tools to help huge teams of programmers work on the same piece of software. But GitLab has found success by focusing on business customers.  This huge round is another sign of how the Microsoft/GitHub deal kicked off a Silicon Valley gold rush around programmer-focused startups. When […]

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'It's a recipe for dominance that should drive fear into Silicon Valley': Here's why experts say China has an edge over the US when it comes to making money from smartphone users

'It's a recipe for dominance that should drive fear into Silicon Valley': Here's why experts say China has an edge over the US when it comes to making money from smartphone users

Many experts view China’s mobile development as having surpassed the US in innovation. With booming e-commerce and social-media markets, Chinese developers are designing products expressly for the phone and spurring new trends and revenue models for the platform. Mobile is taking off in China. Ninety-eight percent of the country’s 800 million internet users , and a growing army of engineers are building, developing, and tweaking scores of new apps every day. If you’re not paying attention to the evolution of China’s mobile market, you should be. That’s […]

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A prominent Silicon Valley investor says entrepreneurs need to stop copying Mark Zuckerberg and quit talking about ‘breaking things,' 'disruption,' and 'robots eating the jobs'

A prominent Silicon Valley investor says entrepreneurs need to stop copying Mark Zuckerberg and quit talking about ‘breaking things,' 'disruption,' and 'robots eating the jobs'

Mike Maples, founder of Silicon Valley-based venture firm Floodgate Fund, says that people in the tech industry need to reconsider the language they use to describe their ambitions. Maples says that phrases like “Move fast and break things,” “Robots are eating the jobs,” and “Software is eating the world” are problematic and pervasive. Maples says that as tech has grown in to the mainstream culture, it needs to use more responsible language.  When Mark Zuckerberg first coined Facebook’s early company motto, “Move fast and break things” in […]

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In one of Louisville's poorest neighborhoods, a formerly abandoned community center is making enormous strides — and even Google has taken note

In one of Louisville's poorest neighborhoods, a formerly abandoned community center is making enormous strides — and even Google has taken note

Google Fiber, Alphabet’s high-speed internet provider, built a $25,000 startup incubator within a community center in an overlooked part of Louisville, Kentucky. The mayor, local entrepreneurs, and national investors have all championed the center, which is called Love City. The center has catered to hundreds of locals and its founders also opened the neighborhood’s only sit-down restaurant. In a recent investing trip to Louisville, AOL founder Steve Case and “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance said it’s an example of how entrepreneurship can benefit struggling communities. This article […]

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This biracial woman knew nothing about Silicon Valley before she founded a startup — now she's trying to help other non-traditional entrepreneurs succeed in tech

This biracial woman knew nothing about Silicon Valley before she founded a startup — now she's trying to help other non-traditional entrepreneurs succeed in tech

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Dixon succeeded in Silicon Valley despite not knowing anything about the tech industry before she moved to the area — and despite being a biracial woman. But Dixon recognizes she was lucky; entrepreneurs who are women or people of color have struggled to gain a footing in the valley. Hoping to use the lessons she’s learned and pass them on, Dixon’s founded a new startup that offers training courses designed for non-traditional entrepreneurs like herself. When Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Dixon launched her first startup, DemoLesson, seven […]

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How a college dropout learned to code on Codecademy, then launched a company that was accepted into the buzziest Silicon Valley startup incubator

How a college dropout learned to code on Codecademy, then launched a company that was accepted into the buzziest Silicon Valley startup incubator

Patrick Stapleton founded Tipe.io, a CMS platform that was accepted into Y Combinator’s 2018 class. Stapleton, a college dropout, learned to code almost entirely from resources he found online. He says he owes his education in coding to Codecademy, another Y Combinator company.  In March, Patrick Stapleton launched his company, , a content management system that’s geared toward nontechnical users. Despite creating a highly technical product, Stapleton’s route to programming recalls the nontraditional path taken by many  startup founders before him:  Stapleton is a college dropout and a […]

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