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Sean Bisceglia: Using New Metrics to Measure for Startup Success

Sean Bisceglia, founder of Scout Exchange: I hear a lot of back-and-forth banter about today’s valuations being too high. But those prone to worrying about the past repeating itself have missed a key point: There has been a profound change in the way companies are being valued today. We now use key metrics that weren’t around a decade ago...

TenOneTen Founders Go From Creating Startups To Investing In Them

It's part of a wave of new seed funds, many of them created by former entrepreneurs looking to put their operational experience to work by picking promising startups.

Shelly Moyal: Minding the Gap Between U.S. and Israeli Valuations

Shelly Moyal, co-founder at iAngels: In the last 12 months, Israel has generated three near-billion dollar exits alone with Waze, Wix and Viber. Almost every angel investor that we’ve met has agreed that Israel is at least comparable to New York City and Silicon Valley when it comes to startup output, entrepreneurial talent and a robust support system...

SeatGeek Raises $35M for Sports, Entertainment ‘Ticket Search Engine’

Investor and Boston Celtics CEO Wyc Grousbeck said his investment firm will try to help the company make further inroads with pro teams.

Mizzen+Main Raises $1.2M for Clothes That Look Upscale, Feel Athletic

The Dallas-based company’s best-known product is a moisture-wicking, wrinkle-free dress shirt.

Satellite Lost In Space? We’ll Tow It, Says Israeli Startup

It’s not a tractor beam, but a robotic space tow-truck could get the job done just as well. An Israeli startup has designed a Micro-satellite, which it says can dock with a wayward satellite and tug it into the right orbit.

Dropbox Bulks Up Its ‘Pro’ Cloud-Storage Plan

Dropbox is reloading for the cloud-storage war with a simple plan: a terabyte of space for $9.99 a month.

WaterSmart Hires Robin Gilthorpe as CEO to Help Utilities Save Water

The company aims to help utilities use big data to conserve freshwater as several states are experiencing severe drought

Venture Capital Investments On Track for Record Year in Asia

The first six months of this year put the industry on track to pass a five year peak.

E-learning Co. Pluralsight Raises $135M in Record Round for Utah

In the largest-ever venture financing round for a Utah company, online technology education company Pluralsight LLC has raised $135 million. Aaron Skonnard, the company’s co-founder and chief executive, said the company seeks to “democratize tech education” and ensure that tech professionals and job seekers have the hard skills employers demand.

Maynard Webb: Are Too Many Startups Overvalued?

MAYNARD WEBB: There’s so much debate over valuation. In general, the market is frothier than it was when I started the Webb Investment Network four years ago, but it’s not ridiculously frothy. It makes sense: we are in a better climate, the economy is improving, the stock market is doing better and there is more angel money. Show More Summary

Jessica Alba’s The Honest Co. Raises $70M, Preps for IPO

The California-based startup has grown quickly by blending its environmentally sensitive products with a social mission.

Jay Samit: 4 Secrets VCs Never Tell You About Valuations

Jay Samit, serial entrepreneur: Every time a twenty-something CEO turns down a multibillion-dollar offer for a company that has little or no revenues it hits a raw nerve in me. Unlike most professionals, I am not shocked by the seemingly bizarre behavior of those founders who pursue their vision beyond all rational thought or monetary reward. Show More Summary

Wearable Fitness Trackers for Fido? More Startups Look to Join the Pack

Three animal-health wearables companies are pitching this year at the KC Animal Health Investment Forum

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