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July 21st, 2014 at 10:04 am

Democratization of funding is disrupting the venture capital landscape

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Democratization of funding is changing the VC landscape.

The venture capital and funding market has changed dramatically over the last ten years. In the past venture capitalists were the go-to-guys in the playground, there are new players giving entrepreneurs with many choices. One used to focus their efforts in the famed VC offices on Sand Hill Road, but today it is happening in every corner and coffee shop around the world.

 

 

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July 20th, 2014 at 8:17 am

The salary at which money won’t make you any happier in each state

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Can money buy happiness? Only up to a certain point. But just how much you need to get to that threshold really depends on where you live, according to a new analysis by Doug Short, vice president of research at investment group Advisor Perspectives.

 

 

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July 15th, 2014 at 8:06 am

Health issues stress Americans more than anything else

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Health overwhelmed financial problems in terms of causes of stress.

We are all stressed. Work can get some people down, and of course money is something we all worry about. But Americans with health issues are more likely to experience a great deal of stress than anyone else, according to a recent poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and NPR.

 

 

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July 10th, 2014 at 11:07 am

RevolutionCredit wants to change the way credit scores are calculated

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RevolutionCredit is using online finance crash courses to help lenders better determine a person’s creditworthiness.

Could a better credit score may soon be just be a few mouse clicks away? The current system of determining a person’s creditworthiness is “inadequate and insufficient” and is costing both consumers and creditors, said Zaydoon Munir, founder and CEO of RevolutionCredit.

 

 

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June 11th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

It’s time to disrupt the venture capital world

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We are set to disrupt the way startup investments are made.

Billions of dollars are flowing through Venture Capital Companies into startups. And that is an incredibly important development to bring more innovation, disruptive thinking and many more businesses to life. However, the Kauffman Foundation, a pretty influential force in the VC world, has expressed their frustration in a recent report:

 

 

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May 9th, 2014 at 11:03 am

AirHelp gets you money back for canceled or delayed flights

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AirHelp

It can be hard to a book flight on an airline website, so imagine how hard it must be to claim compensation for delayed, canceled or overbooked flights. Meet AirHelp, the startup that will save you all the hassle and claim money for you. AirHelp has unveiled a major new feature, making the claiming process much easier. (Video)

 

 

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April 30th, 2014 at 8:06 am

Why there’s a big opportunity to revolutionize the financial system

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There’s a huge fortune to be made if you can solve the problem of cheap payments. Payments are one of 10 big problems that are crying out for a solution (others include cheap battery storage, water desalination, and a pill that makes you lose weight).

 

 

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April 29th, 2014 at 10:56 am

Waiting for patent reform is costing the U.S. billions of dollars

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The U.S. economy has lost $1.1 billion  due to inaction on the issue during the Senate’s two week recess.

After almost three weeks of heated debate the Senate Judiciary Committee left for April Recess on the doorstep of an historic deal to curb the scurrilous practices of patent trolls.

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April 16th, 2014 at 10:10 am

The problem with profitless-on-purpose startups

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SpoonRocket

There are dozens of services operating in and around San Francisco like – Homejoy for cleaning, BloomThat for flowers, Postmates for courier service, SpoonRocket a gourmet meal-delivery service, and on and on. Most of them provide cheap, convenient amenities at the tap of a smartphone app. Few of them are profitable on a corporate level. And together, they’ve formed the backbone of a strange urban economy: one in which massive venture-capital injections allow money-losing start-ups to flourish, while providing services that no traditional, unsubsidized business can match. It’s an economy built on patience, and the hope that someday, after the land grab is over and the dust has settled, a better business model will emerge.

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March 15th, 2014 at 8:01 am

How China’s official bankcard is used to smuggle money

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Chinese government-supported payment card network, China UnionPay.

There are a growing numbers of people in China who are using the country’s state-backed bankcards to illegally smuggle billions of dollars abroad, according to a report by Reuters.

 

 

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