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If Jet.com succeeds in its audacious plan to take on Amazon, Port Washington, N.Y., entrepreneur Dave Kerpen's 60 hours of work and $1,000 could turn into millions. Read more »

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Entrepreneur turns his job hunt into a startup specializing in job hunting

by Hayley Ringle entrepreneur Chad Porter

C had Porter had lost his job in online advertising sales and found a lack of good, local jobs.

Instead of struggling, Porter turned entreprenuer and started Invisume, the free online invisible resume site.

Throughout his job search, which included about 60 interviews and conversations in three weeks, he saw a huge technology gap in recruiting to online advertisers. He sought to develop a site  ...

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How a tiny company cut a deal with a Swiss giant to stop counterfeiters

by Heather Draper David A. Toy Hogan Lovells Lawyer

I nventors in Englewood, Colo., have created a technology that could thwart counterfeiters around the globe, and they've joined forces with a giant Swiss company to make it happen.

Attorney David Toy, a partner at the Denver office of Hogan Lovells, worked behind the scenes to create a joint venture between Colorado-based micro-optics firm Lumenco Inc. and KBA-NotaSys, a printing press company  ...

17 hours ago
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Upstart 100 honoree Paul Singh talks salesmanship, startups and investing

by Kasra Kangarloo Paul Singh

U pstart 100 honoree Paul Singh first learned how to hustle at CarMax. It was 1999, and the company had opened one of its premier lots in Dulles, just around the corner from where he grew up in Great Falls, Va. He applied for a job the day he turned 18.

"You're talking to a used-car salesman," he flat out told me, flashing it like a badge of honor.

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20 hours ago
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Will an immigration rule change lets this entrepreneur run Pittsburgh company she co-founded?

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E ntrepreneur Ketaki Desai spends roughly the equivalent of a full-time job working on a new data analytics startup she has co-founded with Ed Engler, managing partner at Pittsburgh Equity Partners. But because she is on a H-4 dependent visa, she can't be paid for the work she does.

"I have an offer letter that says I will be president," Desai said. "And it lays out my compensation, everything,  ...

February 27, 2015 | 5:00pm EST
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Pivot, pivot and pivot again meant millions for Nik Seet of Auditude

by Dan Mayfield nik seet

H ow do you sell a company for millions?

Pivot, pivot again, and then pivot again.

That's how Nik Seet went from struggling tech entrepreneur 15 years ago to a darling of the Silicon Valley tech world when he sold his advertising company, Auditude, to Adobe for what was reported to be between $120 and $250 million.


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February 27, 2015 | 4:15pm EST
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Need cheap manufacturing? This Houston startup has you covered

by Joe Martin chris

A fter being in development since 2013, MacroFab Inc., a company founded by former Alert Logic founder Chris Church, has officially hit the market.

Church formerly was with Alert Logic, a security-as-a-service company that has been on the Houston Business Journal Fast 100 List, for nine years as chief architect. MacroFab, his new venture, was founded in October 2013, and in March, it closed an  ...

February 27, 2015 | 3:30pm EST
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Ever wish you could take back a text? A D.C. startup has an app for that

by Kasra Kangarloo Maci Peterson of On Second Thought

M aci Peterson, a D.C. entrepreneur, has created a mobile app that lets users take back those text messages they immediately wish they hadn't sent.

The app, called On Second Thought, has two main features:

  1. A recall function that gives the user up to 60 seconds to reclaim a text before it's sent.
  2.  ...

    February 27, 2015 | 2:45pm EST
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