Top 21 VC Blogs You Must Follow

Top 21 VC Blogs You Must Follow

Venture Capitalists of our day have taken the time to create and maintain active blogs that are meant to inspire, educate, and help you along your path as an entrepreneur or investor. Here are the top ones to consider that I personally follow. 

World Cup 2014: How Can Your Team Advance to the Next Round?

World Cup 2014: How Can Your Team Advance to the Next Round?

Only the top two teams from each of the eight groups advance. Let's take a look at the odds for each team and what would need to happen to help them qualify. 

Led by Elon Musk, Tesla sets an example for IP in the Tech World

Led by Elon Musk, Tesla sets an example for IP in the Tech World

It's not only becoming increasingly clear that Elon Musk is our generation's most vibrant business leader, but also that he is becoming an emerging icon for business' role as a driver for the wellbeing of people and our beloved planet.

World Cup 2014 Breakdown and Analysis

World Cup 2014 Breakdown and Analysis

The immense excitement of the World Cup is finally here. Here's a complete breakdown and analysis of each group on the journey to the finals.

Computer AI Passes the Turing Test for the First Time in History

Computer AI Passes the Turing Test for the First Time in History

We've all been awestruck by movies like Her or "Jarvis" from Iron Man that has helped us expand our beliefs on what's possible in today's computing age. With artificial intelligence rapidly growing in speed, capability, and application, we all wonder when we'll see the rise of the smart computer. A computer that can interact with you in the same manner as you would with your friends or family members, through just your voice, text, or gestures.  Well that day has finally come.

The Startup Dream Team

The Startup Dream Team

What if there was a dream team for the startup world. Who would make the cut?

The Next Technology Tsunami and How to Navigate your Career

The Next Technology Tsunami and How to Navigate your Career

Stay with me a moment as I take a brief look at human economic and technology development from the broadest perspective possible. I want to look at the record-breaking technology waves – the biggest of the big. Not the measly 100-foot waves that bigshot surfers try to take on. I’m talking about the 1,700-foot-tall technology tsunamis that changed the world, and the upcoming one we should prepare ourselves for. 

Let's not forget why and how we get into relationships

Let's not forget why and how we get into relationships

In light of Valentines Day fast approaching, we are all exposed to endless images of candy, chocolate, lust, and sex but amidst all this, we tend to sometimes forget why we got into relationships in the first place. Check out a piece by my friend and Wilshire Austin assistant account coordinator, Andhrea Gapunay, on how we should all take a moment to look back at how our relationships first started. 

The Habits of Highly Creative People

The Habits of Highly Creative People

Imagination and creativity is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Let's take a peek at the habits of highly creative people.

Love Hookah? Top 5 Businesses from the Tobacco Plus Expo 2014 Las Vegas

Love Hookah? Top 5 Businesses from the Tobacco Plus Expo 2014 Las Vegas

With continued growth and industry proliferation, traditional tobacco brands like Marlboro are quickly being overshadowed by their electronic counterparts; especially at large industry conventions and tradeshows namely the 2014 Tobacco Plus Expo. Let’s look at the top five companies that made a huge splash at this year’s TPE 2014 in Las Vegas. 

 

Entrepreneurship: The Path of Uncertainty

Entrepreneurship: The Path of Uncertainty

Unfortunately, the ability to control outcomes is an illusion. This is one of the fundamental lessons I’ve learned in my years of being in business for myself.

You don’t really know how things will turn out.

And this is OK.

Top SuperBowl Commercials - A lesson in PR

Top SuperBowl Commercials - A lesson in PR

It's a beautiful and powerful thing, when a company's message captures your attention and connects with you deeper, not via statistics or data, but by human emotion and resonation to evoke synergistic thought. It's a message that you trust, hold in your hand and in your heart as your own, and inspires you to act. 

11 PR Tips for Your Startup

11 PR Tips for Your Startup

Getting press for your startup can be tough. Here are 11 tips to make it easier. 

7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

What is it that makes them so successful? 

5 Red Flags of Startups: Wasabi Ventures Academy Part 6/6

5 Red Flags of Startups: Wasabi Ventures Academy Part 6/6

Venture Capitalists invest in one deal for every hundred they see. With that much deal flow, how can one streamline the process so that you’re left with more viable candidates for your investment? Check out the five red flags in the startup world. 

MLK's 5 Lessons to Learn on Entrepreneurship

MLK's 5 Lessons to Learn on Entrepreneurship

In light of MLK day, I found it only fitting that we shine a spotlight on the civil rights hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, we’re covering 5 entrepreneurial lessons we can learn and implement from his extraordinary life. MLK was a visionary, an activist, a catalyst for change and an entrepreneur. Yes, you heard that right. An entrepreneur. Check out the five things we can all learn from him and emulate into our own lives.

 

Off to Los Angeles

Off to Los Angeles

A new city, a new place, a new company, and a new beginning. It's a new chapter to write. We all have only one life to live - just one autobiography to write. I intend to write a good one.

Analyzing the Competitive Landscape in the Startup World: Wasabi Ventures Academy part 5/6

Analyzing the Competitive Landscape in the Startup World: Wasabi Ventures Academy part 5/6

The startup world is like the Hunger Games. And you, the entrepreneur, are Katnis Everdeen, placed with a daunting task: to persuade masses to believe you and in what you’re building, to raise an army to help you, to fight the competition, to protect your dream, and to grow a kingdom of loyal customers – all while others constantly doubt you, fight you, and try their best to take everything you have. 

Startup Finance 101: Wasabi Ventures Part 4/6

Startup Finance 101: Wasabi Ventures Part 4/6

Whether you're a startup founder or an investor, it's always important to grasp the basic fundamentals of startup finance. Don't worry, we're breaking it down to the bits and pieces. 

How to Conduct Startup Due Diligence: Wasabi Ventures Academy Part 3/6

How to Conduct Startup Due Diligence: Wasabi Ventures Academy Part 3/6

I know many of you have thought about investing in startups, joining startups, or wondering if a startup has the potential to truly scale and grow but you don't really know how to assess them. The best way to assess startups is to keep one thing in mind: It's all about the team.