The 16 Hottest Start-Ups of 2014

By Ben Schott, on Friday, December 12, 2014

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Secrets of the Super-Angel Investor

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The 16 Hottest Start-Ups of 2014

It's a subjective list to be sure. But taking into account everything from funding and revenues, to investor interest and growth, it's an impressive list. Check it out here.

Video: The Founder/Investor Relationship

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Ben Schott
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