Why aren't women-led companies getting investment? | The rich get richer in funding market | Uber passes 2B-ride milestone
July 19, 2016
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Why aren't women-led companies getting investment?
Research suggests that female startup founders generate superior returns, but most investment money still goes to male entrepreneurs, writes Therese Huston. This disparity may be linked to a misconception that men are more willing to take risks than women, she writes.
Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (7/12) 
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The rich get richer in funding market
Snapchat and other unicorns are getting the lion's share of venture-capital funding even as the number of total deals has waned, data show. The largest startups don't appear to be in a rush to go public because they can still get money from private investors, said Tom Ciccolella of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
TechCrunch (7/19) 
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Uber passes 2B-ride milestone
Uber passes 2 billion rides milestone
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It took Uber six years to record its first billion rides, but just six months to hit the second billion. Uber credits the rapid growth to aggressive recruitment of new drivers and advertising to bring in new passengers.
Reuters (7/18) 
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Get with the flow. How payment processing affects cash flow.
Cash flow is the lubricant of business. Without a healthy cash flow, business dries up. It stops. It can't function. Which is why it is vital to keep the revenues coming in as the expenses go out. But there's one aspect of cash flow that many of us are not aware of. It is how managing credit cards and other such non-cash payments affect cash flow. Turns out it has a huge affect. Download the free guide today.
Make Your Startup Better
What is it like to work at Airbnb?
Airbnb's culture is fixated on the employee experience, to the point where the top HR executive's title is chief employee experience officer. One example of this focus on how employees live and work: Each Airbnb office has someone in charge of finding community partnership opportunities.
Human Resource Executive (7/18) 
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Don't let friends and family kill your idea
Feedback from friends, family and co-workers can be valuable, but you shouldn't let poor reception extinguish your enthusiasm for a startup or product feature, writes Justin Vincent. The feedback you receive from customers, prospects and industry experts is more valuable, he writes.
Nugget Blog (7/18) 
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Funding, IPOs and Acquisitions
When Entrepreneurs Fail
"Pokemon Go" isn't the first location-based game
"Pokemon Go" and its location-based gaming are succeeding where other startups haven't, writes Darrell Etherington. The game covers some of the same ground as once-hyped startups such as Highlight, Color and Sonar.
TechCrunch (7/18) 
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Launching an innovative new business or service requires taking risks, stepping out on the right limb at the right time.
Therese Huston, a cognitive scientist at Seattle University, writing at the Los Angeles Times
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