Start-Up Goes to War

By Ben Schott, on Friday, October 10, 2014

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This Week’s Best Reading

Start-Ups Search For Ebola Cure

With no vaccines currently approved for Ebola, a number of nimble start-ups are joining the fight to work on it.

JOBS Act Title II: The Infographic

One year later, Title II can be thanked for a whopping $357 million in capital raised. See more – including which sectors got the most dough – here.

Great TV: Rich Guys Verbally Abusing Each Other 

It's Wall Street vs. Silicon Valley as Carl Icahn and Marc Andreessen publicly beat each other up. It’s awesome. Check it out.

Airbnb and Uber Face Some Harsh Realities

After finding a loyal and happy user base, these two success stories are now facing tough resistance from all sides – including from political and social circles they could never have imagined. Read more here.

7 Start-Ups You Haven't Heard Of – Yet

These innovators might disrupt massive markets, or create entire new business categories where none existed before. Check them out.

Start-Up Goes to War 

How much would you pay to stop receiving annoying sales calls? $10? $100? How about$60 million? That’s how much investors have ponied up to help a start-up make them all go away once and for all. Read more.

Bitcoin - Price vs. Promise

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures is a fan of bitcoin, but he doesn't much care how much of it he has. Here's what really turns him on.

4 Really Bad Start-Up Ideas

Chris DeVore of Founders Co-op tells first-time founders and potential angel investors which start-ups to avoid in this entertaining post.

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Ben Schott
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