The Reason why Quantity Matters

Writers have ideas all the time. Every now and again a writer comes across an idea so persistent, it demands to be written down. He then spends hundreds of hours extracting this idea from his head, just for it to bugger off. Because once it’s written down, others can worry about it.


How the Kleiner Perkins Empire Fell

Once the very embodiment of Silicon Valley venture capital, the storied firm has suffered a two-decade losing streak. It missed the era’s hottest companies, took a disastrous detour into renewable energy, and failed to groom its next-generation leadership. Can it ever regain the old Kleiner magic?


Bryan Shaw: Syndicated investments – the new normal?

In the early months of 2020 and during Covid lockdown, access to capital for early-stage and scaling businesses became more difficult as investors’ risk appetite waned due to the unprecedented uncertain economic conditions only a once-in-a-century global pandemic brings to an economy.


After Raising over €14.6 Million, Change takes leap into trading

Investors can get a stake in fast-growing Estonian investment startup via Funderbeam

TALLINN, Estonia, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Change, one of Europe’s top ten investment and cryptocurrency trading startups, today announced that it is offering a portion of the company’s shares to investors for trading on Funderbeam, a global equity funding and trading platform that connects a diverse investor network with highly-vetted growth companies across international markets. 


How to open an online casino in the UK

Setting up and developing a business in the UK is a profitable and excellent prospect for investing money or implementing a unique idea. There can be a great variety of these ideas, and it is important to understand whether your idea is interesting to people. Decide what people are of your audience, what their desires are. For example, when opening a gambling business in the UK, it is important that the gaming content was original and of high quality. Otherwise, you simply cannot withstand the competition.


EntrepreNerd teaches entrepreneurship through building dozens of ‘tiny startups’

Twice per week, Max Mihro live streams himself building out a product or service.



The CMU Tech Recipe That Feeds Pittsburgh’s Future

Donald Bonk interviews Reed McManigle, mentor in residence at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation, as part of the Pittsburgh Tomorrow podcast series. This interview was conducted before COVID-19. The transcript is abridged and edited for clarity.

“We need lead investors here locally. We need gap funding that helps things in the university get to the door. We need early stage funding to get out the door.”

Reed McManigle, CMU Tech Transfer


How AlphaLab Health Could Spur Some Much-Needed Competition in Pittsburgh’s Life Sciences Sector

Long before Rich Lunak became president and CEO of Innovation Works—the Pittsburgh region’s top seed-stage investor—he was on the other side of the table, working to turn Automated Healthcare, a humble three-person startup focused on automating pharmaceuticals distribution, into a company fit for a $65 million acquisition. It was no walk in the park.


Florida is raising minimum wage to $15 per hour. Some economists hope to see a national trend

One winner emerged in Florida’s election that wasn’t President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden. It was the $15 an hour state minimum wage. The initiative passed on Tuesday with 60.8% of the vote, just over the 60% minimum required for approval. The approval rate surpassed both Trump’s and Biden’s support in many parts of the state. Florida’s popular vote went to Trump, who received 51.2% of the votes, versus Biden, with 47.8%.


Introducing the 2021 eLab Cohort

Student startup accelerator eLab has selected 21 teams of student-entrepreneurs, from a pool of more than 200 applicants, for its 2020-21 cohort. Over the course of the academic year, the rigorous for-credit program assists startups with evolving their business models by engaging in customer discovery – the important process of speaking with consumers to gather evidence for or against product-market fit – perfecting their pitches for investors and preparing for a successful launch.