What Santa Teaches Us About Start-Ups

By Ben Schott, on Friday, December 26, 2014

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This Week’s Best Reading

The Top 10 Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2014

It was a banner year for crowdfunding, and we saw exponential growth in the amount of money equity investors funneled into start-ups. Here are ten of the year's record-breaking campaigns.

How to Be an Expert in a Changing World

"When experts are wrong, it's often because they're experts on an earlier version of the world" writes Paul Graham of Y Combinator. Read the full post here.

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Start-Ups

True to form, the billionaire and Shark Tank host pulls no punches in his advice to potential start-up founders, employees and investors. Check it out.

Why Sony's Breach Matters

Steven Sinofsky of Andreessen Horowitz provides some context and explains why we're at a moment of disruption. Here's the good news and the bad news.

How VCs Use Crowdfunding to Vet Deals

Many professional venture capitalists have begun to embrace crowdfunding as a new source of deal flow that allows them to vet deals much quicker than in days past. Read more here.

What Santa Teaches Us About Start-Ups

Kurt Leafstrand of Clari points out that there's quite a bit the start-up community can learn from how St. Nick runs his North Pole operation. Read more here.

Is the IPO Outmoded?

Tech companies are staying private longer than ever before. Shriram Bhashyam of EquityZen explains what's behind the trend and, more importantly, what it means for early stage investors.

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Ben Schott
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