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The race to monetize artificial intelligence has begun

June 1st, 2016 at 9:01 am » Comments Off

The artificial intelligence (A.I.) battle has been heating up. IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google all continuously release impressive technologies in the space that are capturing the minds of developers and customers. From a market standpoint, A.I. is positioned to become a pillar of the next generation of software technologies. We can expect all those […]



The Exodus from Silicon Valley

March 10th, 2016 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

Over the past few years, there has been a sort of entrepreneurial utopia bloom in Silicon Valley. Young kids with big ideas moved to the Bay Area, where zealous venture capitalists were anxious to fund the next Facebook or the next Uber. However, there’s been trouble in paradise recently. Mega-rounds have declined, and companies have […]



Only 3% of Americans are legally allowed to invest in startups

June 23rd, 2015 at 9:42 pm » Comments Off

All of the venture capitalists that are worth more than $1 billion are all men. Most of these men have invested in Groupon, LinkedIn, Skype, YouTube, Paypal, Facebook and others. Chances are, you are legally barred from joining their exclusive investors’ club.



B V M – Keys to Funding

May 7th, 2015 at 1:44 pm » Comments Off

Karl Dakin:  I sat through a number of entrepreneur pitches recently and was frustrated by the fact that none of the pitches addressed any of the keys to funding: Benefits Value Management Without this trifecta, there is no basis for any funding, regardless if the funding is a charitable gift, an impact investment or a […]



$500,000 for a startup idea sketched on a napkin?

April 23rd, 2015 at 4:35 pm » Comments Off

You have no product, traction, or even a working prototype, but you have an idea for a startup.  Well then you could still get up to $500,000 from a new wave of venture capitalists.  These “pre-seed investors”  will be happy to fund your future business endeavor.  



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