Thinking about the future of robots and autonomy is exciting; driverless cars, lights-out factories, urban air mobility, robotic surgeons available anywhere in the world. We’ve seen the building blocks come together in warehouses, retail stores, farms, and on the roads. It is now time to build robots for humans, not to replace them. We still […]
I have often been asked about Startup Funding by entrepreneurs. Many myths surround the subject of startup funding. Here is Startup Funding, a Comprehensive Guide for Entrepreneurs. Pre-Requisites of Funding Gone are the days where you can get funded based on an idea. To secure your funding, you must establish the feasibility of your idea […]
With the economy in an inevitable tailspin toward the first recession in over a decade, there remains ample click bait apocalyptic article titles touting the economy’s inevitable downfall. The most alarming recent data is the millions that filed for unemployment in a single week–the largest such black swan event in the history of the country. […]
Can we see that maintaining a software-obsessed tech industry is self-sabotage? As a venture capitalist, I know there’s incredible excitement around quantum computing. Yet, as a material scientist, I also see the technology is at least five years away from commercialization. Once again, we see a bias that plagues the tech community: software overshadowing hardware. […]
The smart city space is basking in interest from global governments and companies looking to invest where environment and technology intersect. This intersection was formerly considered the domain of cleantech, and under the smart city mantle it may be so again. A recent Bloomberg article raised the notion that many cleantech startups are rebranding as […]
Industrial IoT market participants – from big corporate players to small startups – may still be feeling around for the size of the market, but Lux Research says…think trillions of dollars.
Open source may be the foundation for big data, but it’s not the ticket to riches.
Venture capital is for closers.
Guest author Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council. Raising rounds of venture capital is the goal for many companies: An influx of cash is certainly the fastest way to jump-start your growth and start hitting key milestones more quickly. But venture capital isn’t a silver bullet, and it’s not the right […]
An early Oracle employee says Silicon Valley still doesn’t play fair with women or minorities.
The Amazon cloud is everywhere.
Rock-star developers may be obsolete.
Don’t build the next Snapchat. Write the next Workday.
Oracle missed another quarter, yet one more sign that the traditional technology vendor is doomed.
Dropbox at $8 billion is rich. Snapchat at $3 billion, much less $30 million, is foolishness.
The venture-capital firms behind Google and Facebook are backing a company that’s helped millions lose weight.
A veteran of PayPal, LinkedIn, Slide and Square will share insights on tech investing.
Developers, not venture capitalists, are the best indicators of long-term technology success. So why do we care what VCs do?
Stay in school, kids—math is hard.