Founders who want to build the next billion-dollar business are faced with a hard decision when somebody offers to buy for, say, $100 million. One of the ways to evaluate this kind of offer is to compare the acquisition deal to the valuation the company would be able to achieve in a subsequent funding round.
A number of ride-hailing startups are trying to outmaneuver Uber and Lyft by offering appealing perks to drivers. Juno, for example, reserves some of its company stock for drivers and charges relatively low commissions.
Tracy Heller, founder of the online retailer Brooklyn Born, found herself in an unexpected dispute with an investor after posting images from the women's march held in January. The situation highlights challenges women may face in finding funding and navigating relationships with angel investors, many of them male.
If you're applying to Y Combinator, prioritize your product demonstration as you do interview preparation, writes Danielle Morrill, CEO of Mattermark. Also, resist the temptation to give an unnecessarily detailed, jargon-heavy description of your product.
Rather than only focusing on numbers, tech companies have to focus on humanizing diversity issues, says Damien Hooper-Campbell, eBay's first chief diversity officer. The key is to move beyond "surface-level conversations" at work and develop larger "circles of trust" that offer safe, open spaces for discussion.
In celebration of National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day on March 29th, we're digging into the biggest misconceptions that surround family businesses. How much do family businesses contribute to economic growth? How often are family businesses passed down for generations? Check out our infographic to set the record straight!
Investors in troubled blood-testing startup Theranos are being offered shares in exchange for pledging not bring lawsuits against the company, sources say. The share transfers will reportedly affect founder Elizabeth Holmes' majority stake.