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It Pays to be Pessimistic, Shows New Research Into Entrepreneurs

Optimistic thinking is leading people to set up businesses that have no realistic prospect of financial success, shows new research which may help explain why only fifty per cent of businesses in the UK survive their first five years.

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In U.S. Food Investors’ Mind, Dairy And Meat Alternatives Stays On Top

A new report tracking the U.S. food and beverage investment in 2018 reveals about one-third of the total funding went to dairy- and meat-alternative products, with other categories, including CBD, keto, chips and salty snacks, also receiving a decent amount of investment.

To Expand Employee Training Platform WorkRamp Raises $8 Million Series A

Work Ramp, the San Francisco employee onboarding and training platform, announced today that it has raised an $8 million Series A, led by University of California-backed Bow Capital. Initialized Capital, Susa Ventures and the Slack Fund also participated in the round. It brings the company's total funding to $10 million.

Culture Change For Climate Change

What do fishermen, school cafeterias and the Catholic Church have in common? It turns out they are all allies in the fight against climate change. Earlier this week, five social entrepreneurs gathered in New York at The New School's Tishman Center for Environment and Design to discuss innovations to protect the environment.

Is Delivery A Solution To Restaurant Staffing Problems? Deliveroo Gets Amazon Cash

Deliveroo doesn't have a presence yet in the United States, but if you live in London, you bump into the food delivery company all the time. Its drivers zoom around on motorbikes and scooters, dropping off breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to homes and offices around the city.

Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report - More Than 25% Of U.S. Adults Almost Always Online:

Mary Meeker just delivered her highly anticipated annual "Internet Trends" presentation on the state of the WebMary Meeker just delivered her highly anticipated annual "Internet Trends" presentation on the state of the Web. The longtime Kleiner Perkins general partner, who launched a new firm called Bond Capital earlier this year, ran through the 333-page report during a rapid-fire, 30-minute presentation Tuesday morning at the Code Conference in Arizona.

For Commercial Open Source Software Vendors, No Easy Way Forward

In an earlier article, I examined some of the recent dynamics in open source software, specifically around the for-own-profit commercialization of some projects by large cloud providers, and how that is driving smaller companies to seek out restrictive license models, in the process causing themselves considerable friction in their communities.

To Invest In Tech Why I Moved From San Francisco To Europe

When I told people I was moving from San Francisco to Europe to pursue a career in tech, my enthusiasm was met with confused looks. And then they asked if I was stockpiling food for Brexit or avoiding France due to the yellow jackets.

After Breezing Through First Financial Results As Public Cloud Companies PagerDuty And Zoom Shares Fly Higher

Software companies looking to hold an IPO in upcoming weeks got a shot in the arm from strong first financial results by two recently public cloud companies, PagerDuty and Zoom.

Irina Borodina wins 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators

In a group of 12 nominees, Irina Borodina was selected as one of the three winners of the 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators, funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 program.

What You Need To Open an Insurance Brokerage

Fuel this spirit with the image of you running the exact company you imagine, without managers peering over your shoulder or following rules you find unnecessary. You will be on your own time, able to handle leads and clients how you see fit, but the road to that point of glory can be confusing.

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