Silicon Valley

This Kills Startups Every Day

Over the last several months, I’ve been spending an unusual amount of time in Silicon Valley. Two or sometimes three trips a month – starting to feel like a second home. On some of those trips, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet with very successful venture …

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The Best Countries for Startup Entrepreneurs

Innovation is the lifeblood of every economy. While many nations have unfortunately relied heavily on natural resources to grow their economies (Venezuela, Russia, Saudi Arabia etc.), my homeland no exception (Canada), it is the resourcefulness of the citizenry that countries should rely on to create …

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Google’s $500 Million Secret

I get excited when it comes to startup tech companies with disruptive concepts. These days, that means I’m getting excited a lot – almost every time I get a news alert about the latest major Series B going down somewhere in the world. With that …

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What Makes Elon Musk Great?

Focusing on his business acumen, predominantly in regards to Tesla and SpaceX, we’ve written about Elon Musk here at Capitalist Creations quite a bit. But there is much more to the world-class entrepreneur than those two innovative companies. In this Bloomberg Risk Takers special, Musk …

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India’s World-Class Tech Startups at Rock Bottom Valuations

If India’s technology sector is not on your radar, it should be. India offers a combination of two economic advantages the rest of the world is unable to. First, its people are extremely innovative and provide unique solutions to current technological and economic challenges. Second, …

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iPhone App ‘Secret’ Creates Digital Masquerade Ball for Users – Things Will Get Raunchy

[dropcap style=”style1, style2, style3, or style4″]I[/dropcap]magine you’re at a masquerade ball, your face hidden to everyone around you, and within minutes you find yourself sharing your deepest secrets. You decide to play a game of confessions with people you know, some of them your closest …

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Lyft’s Business Model: Exploiting an Existing Competitor’s Weakness

Putting Out Your Digital Thumb; Lyft Aims to Bring New Meaning to ‘Catching A Ride’ A few weeks ago, we profiled new cab provider UberCab, which is quickly gaining a dedicated following in cities around America and Europe with its alternative, intuitive cab services.  With …

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Sean Parker: A Master of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Making Yourself Indispensable

Not the Sean Parker You May Have Been Introduced To Like many of the players and events in the early days of Facebook’s story, the image most people have of wunderkind entrepreneur and infamous social climber Sean Parker is most commonly the one portrayed by …

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Airbnb Mastering the Service Networking Economy But Can it Play in the Big Leagues?

The Service Networking Economy One of the most promising emerging markets in the web economy is the service networking market, which consists of sites that essentially trade services (like doing errands, micro tasks, or sharing resources that previously required a third-party broker, such as cars …

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