Officials with Hyperloop One want to build their first systems along existing highways in places like the Bay Area and L.A., not on long runs between those two ends of California. Read more »
SAN FRANCISCO—The burgeoning fintech sector is providing plenty of opportunities for women entrepreneurs and executives, but it also comes with challenges.
Signs of growth abound for fintech, with the top 50 fintech companies in the Bay Area now employing almost 20,000 people.
No wonder Joanne Bradford, chief operating officer at SoFi, urges women to go where the growth is occurring. Fintech ...36 minutes ago
ATLANTA—A new start up founded by the daughter-in-law of National Football League Hall of Famer and veteran entrepreneur Fran Tarkenton and the son of early Atlanta tech entrepreneur and investor Ben Dyer is looking to disrupt the student loan industry.
Jeannie Tarkenton and Jesse Dyer have launched Funding University Inc., a private student lender, that offers a single loan product – a ...4 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO— Twitch has gained notoriety for both its product — streaming video of people (mostly) playing video games and offering live commentary — and its size: it was bought by Amazon for $970 million in 2014.
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DENVER—Anthony Franco often gets a surprise reaction when people find out what he’s doing since leaving the Denver web-technology business he founded and sold to one of the world’s largest advertising conglomerates.
“'You’re selling whiteboards?' A lot of people say that to me,” Franco says with a laugh.
The veteran tech entrepreneur who’s last business, EffectiveUI, was bought by ...22 hours ago
What does a successful startup with five employees have in common with an established corporation that operates hundreds of locations around the world?
When it comes to investment decisions — either financial or effort-based — they have to be justified. Whether it’s a process conversion or new management effort, stakeholders and executives must be able to evaluate the reasoning and ...23 hours ago
I am convinced that T-R-U-S-T is the most important five-letter word in business — not sales or money or any other replaceable commodities.
Trust can be fragile, especially in the workplace. Once it’s broken, few companies, managers or employees ever win it back.
At every level of every organization, workers need to understand the importance of keeping their word and living up to the ...24 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO—A startup that helps companies cut back on energy bills got a boost from a prominent Silicon Valley backer: Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan's Mithril Capital Management, a $1 billion fund that invests in high-growth tech companies.
Stem, which repurposes batteries from Panasonic, Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA) and Samsung for enterprises to roll back energy use at peak times, has raised $105 ...May 27, 2016 | 12:30pm EDT
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