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How I made the tough decision to shut down my startup after raising $62 million — and the mistakes I made that got us here

Kyle Russell/Business Insider Shyp, the shipping startup that raised $62 million in funding, announced it would be shutt.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 27th, 2018

A startup founder who was rejected 148 times before raising almost $30 million made two small changes to get investors excited

TechCrunch/Flickr Entrepreneur Kathryn Minshew is the cofounder and CEO of The Muse. In her seed round of investing, she was rejected 148 times. In the Series A round, she was more strategic .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 27th, 2018

A $150 million seed fund is on the hunt for the next hot startup — and this spring, it will scour 5 southern cities on its search

Reuters This post is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism. AOL founder Steve Case and "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance are overseeing the $150 million Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, operated throug.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 17th, 2018

Why Jessica Iclisoy"s Passion for Her Family Helped Her Grow an $85 Million Business

When CEO & co-founder of California Baby, Jessica Iclisoy, wanted better baby products for her kids, she made them herself......»»

Category: topSource: incNov 17th, 2017

How these Founders Pivoted from a Failing Startup at the Last Minute and Created a Million-Dollar Business

With their bank account quickly dwindling, Dennis Meng, Basel Fakho.....»»

Category: topSource: incOct 24th, 2017

How This Millennial Founder Created a $730 Million Fashion Startup--With the Help of an Algorithm

Proving that data-powered humans really can build a better fashion retail business......»»

Category: topSource: incSep 26th, 2017

The Founder of a Million-Dollar Startup Has This Advice For First-Time Entrepreneurs

If starting and building a million dollar business is your goal, this founder has some important advice for you......»»

Category: topSource: incSep 6th, 2017

An ASX-listed IoT startup just made one of its key investors general manager

The founder Western Australian Internet of Things business targeting energy efficiency in commercial buildings has made veteran Cisco executive .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 4th, 2017

Bitcoin Payment Firm BitPesa Gets Big Boost From Famous Investor

Alan Patricof is in. The grandfather of venture capital just made his first bet on bitcoin. Alan Patricof, the founder and managing director of Greycroft, announced on Wednesday a $2 million investment into BitPesa, a startup that uses bloc.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 30th, 2017

How This Founder Conquered Fear and Started a $13 Million Company

After business school, with $200k in debt, Matt Pohlson had to choose between getting a job and building a startup. He chose the latter and co-founded Omaze......»»

Category: topSource: incAug 23rd, 2017

The Goldman and Marc Jacobs alums who raised $2.6 million for a jewelry startup say their early choices made them more appealing to investors

Business InsiderCourtesy of AUrateManhattan jewelry startup AUrate New York raised $2.63 million in .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 2nd, 2017

How This Boss"s Weird (but Brilliant) Leadership Style Helped Grow a $226 Million Business

Big Ass Solutions has made some big ass revenues since 2010. But its most unique feature? Their odd culture and its contrarian founder, Carey Smith......»»

Category: topSource: incJul 29th, 2017

I Worked as a Janitor to Make Money While Starting My Business--and It Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

The startup life can get really dirty, but it's important to embrace the dirt so you can really get to what you love......»»

Category: topSource: incApr 19th, 2018

This 21-Year-Old"s $10 Million Business Is Just Nuts (Literally)

No Cow founder Daniel Katz started his first business at the age of 21. Nine years later, he's on his way to building an empire......»»

Category: topSource: incApr 19th, 2018

How Two Frat Brothers Turned Their College Smoothie Startup Into a $3.6 Million Company

Kevin Gelfand and Martin Reiman built their company, Shake Smart, after struggling to find healthy and quick meals on their college campus......»»

Category: topSource: incApr 19th, 2018

CEO of $20 million startup could lose his business over visa issue

Hiral Sanghavi launched his company BauBax on Kickstarter in 2015. Three years and $20 million in sales later, he now fears he could lose everything due to a visa issue......»»

Category: topSource: cnnApr 17th, 2018

CEO of $20 million startup could lose his visa and his business

BauBax fo.....»»

Category: topSource: cnnApr 16th, 2018

Social media is playing a growing role in the threat of school shootings — and authorities are struggling to stop it

Jonathan Drake/Reuters Since the Parkland shooting it has been estimated that almost 50% of school-shooting threats have been made via social media. In the weeks following the Parkland incid.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 14th, 2018

Bratz maker"s CEO bids $890 million for Toys "R" Us stores

(Reuters) - Bratz doll maker MGA Entertainment said on Friday its billionaire founder and chief executive, Isaac Larian, had made an $890 million bid for Toys 'R' Us stores in the United States and Canada......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 13th, 2018

How These Co-Founder Cousins Made $20 Million Last Year Bringing Maine Lobster to Food Trucks Around the Country

Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac started Cousins Maine Lobster after a thumb-aching marathon of NHL '94......»»

Category: topSource: incApr 12th, 2018