Entrepreneurs and small business owners heard plenty during the three debates. Too bad little of it had to do with their businesses. Read more »
SILICON VALLEY — Polyvore co-founder and CEO Jess Lee has agreed to join Sequoia Capital as the first U.S.-based female investment partner in its 44-year history.
Bloomberg reported that the Menlo Park firm had been trying to convince Lee to join since 2012, before she sold her Mountain View-based shopping site for fashion and home decor to Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) for $230 million in 2015.
"After ...15 hours ago
NEW YORK — Admit it: You're thinking of leaving the country if your candidate doesn't win the presidency in November. And this time, you're telling anyone who'll listen, you're serious. You're outta here if your choice doesn't romp to victory.
I normally don't pay attention to my-way-or-the-highway political petulance even though is harkens all the way back to the Founding Fathers. As you ...16 hours ago
PUGET SOUND — When a founder decides to move forward on a startup idea, parents typically need the most convincing – even if it becomes successful.
Ahead of Seattle Startup Week, we asked founders and leaders from prominent Seattle startups – including Accolade, Arivale, Convoy, Chef, Julep, Litesprite, Moz, Offerup, PicoBrew, Porch, Rover, Remitly, Smartsheet and Wellpepper– what ...17 hours ago
PORTLAND — Oregon's biggest city is in the beginning of a virtuous cycle that many have hoped would kickstart for years.
The startup community is maturing as high-profile companies are beginning to exit and some entrepreneurs are parlaying their success into more investments.
While the momentum seems to be headed in the direction community leaders want, it’s still just starting and the ...18 hours ago
A remarkable leadership lesson occurred during Alabama’s Sept. 10 win over Western Kentucky, when viewers witnessed Alabama Coach Nick Saban direct some heated remarks at offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.
In today’s politically correct culture, some viewers and journalists were astonished by the episode. After all, Alabama was winning by a wide margin.
Questioned after the game about their ...18 hours ago
LOS ANGELES — The Seriously folks want you to play “Best Fiends” forever.
The Venice, California startup, founded by a couple of executives from Rovio (the Finnish studio behind “Angry Birds”), has launched the second mobile game in its “Best Fiends” trilogy: “Best Fiends Forever.”
The first game, launched in October 2014, is a puzzler set in the world of Minutiae, where some ...19 hours ago
Reid Hoffman has never been shy about speaking his mind.
From giving advice to entrepreneurs to sharing what goes into a killer profile, the LinkedIn co-founder and billionaire investor recently made news in an arena he's not usually associated with — politics.
Hoffman pledged up to $5 million of his own money to support a crowd-funding campaign started by a 26-year-old U.S. ...20 hours ago
Sign up to receive Upstart Business Journal’s free daily email newsletter, weekend edition and breaking news alerts.