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3 ways to grow a startup to $1 billion from Y Combinator's Kevin Hale

by Abraham Aboraya ycombinator

Want to take your startup and grow it into a $1 billion company?

Kevin Hale is here to help. Hale, who was speaking at a Monday iSummit Orlando event, was co-founder of Wufoo in 2006, an online form builder company acquired by SurveyMonkey in 2011 for $35 million. Hale is also a partner in Y Combinator, the seed accelerator that put $118,000 in Wufoo — the only money the company ever  ...

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Pop Quiz: What do Jared Leto, Reddit and cryptocurrency have in common?

by Alex Dalenberg Jared Leto

R eddit CEO Yishan Wong says the social network and Internet trendsetter is more than just a company. Indeed, it’s “the government of a new type of community.”

And now, in what could be the most Reddit thing to ever happen on Reddit, that government might mint its own currency. Yes, Reddit money.

Reddit just closed a $50 million Series B round of funding (at a $500 million valuation) from  ...

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Do you know what the top tech talent really want?

by Young Entrepreneur Council JGrill Media founder Jason Grill

A s the tech job sector continues to grow in the United States, there is a constant competition between employers to get the best talent available. However, there is a true disconnect between the type of talent many businesses are looking to hire and what the high tech worker really wants from a job. Many businesses are undervaluing culture and overvaluing wages. Many believe this leads to lower  ...

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An Upstart September: Alibaba's huge debut, VCs warn of a startup bubble, and Elon Musk's very good month

by J Jennings Moss September's stories

T he stories, deals, moves and more from the upstart economy that made us take notice in September.

Key deals and big money

— Alibaba makes IPO history on the New York Stock Exchange with a $25 billion IPO, a debut that got us taking a look at the Chinese ecommerce giant’s potential impact on on U.S. retail.

— eBay's board of directors decides to spin off PayPal into a separate,  ...

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The Pipeline: Toy racecar maker scores $55M, a watch that zaps you when you smoke, Rupert Murdoch takes on Zillow

by Kent Bernhard Jr Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch

A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for September 30 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.

Deals and money plays

Silicon Valley…News Corp. buys Move Inc., the real estate listing service that runs Realtor.com, putting Rupert Murdoch’s media giant into competition with Zillow.

Silicon  ...

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Grooveshark joins Napster in ignoble club after a painful court loss

by Michael del Castillo Grooveshark

S treaming music site Grooveshark yesterday lost its fight against three major record companies when a New York judge found the company liable for copyright infringement, according to a New York Times report published today.

Founded in 2006, on the cusp of the streaming music explosion, Grooveshark now looks to be lumped in with its defunct predecessors, instead of its more successful  ...

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Should startups bother with side projects?

by Alex Dalenberg Startup Side Projects

T here has been a lot of ink spilled on startup side projects in the last year or so. I’ve even seen one post that asks, “Is there a startup side project bubble?”

Breaking down the pros and cons of side projects, Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover touches on a question I’ve often wondered: shouldn’t entrepreneurs be working on, you know, their company?

“If time is a startup’s most  ...

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