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5 infamous startup failures in 2017: pick your lessons

In reality, startups rise and startups fail. Like other business ventures, there are many factors to consider in starting a company and making it thrive.

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Snowflake, now a unicorn, eyes global growth for cloud data warehouse

Fueled by a capital injection of $263 million making it the first cloud-native data warehouse startup to achieve "unicorn" status, Snowflake is set this year to expand its global footprint, offer cross-regional, data-sharing...

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Businesses of all sizes have a lot to learn from the startup world

Taking a page out of the book of these new disruptors will open the door to new opportunities to collaborate, to merge conventional wisdom with disruptive thinking and to create business models of the future.

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New technologies take aim at IT’s diversity problem

From the job description to the workplace, female entrepreneurs are designing new tools to mitigate bias in hiring, company culture and decision making.

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10 hot startups targeting today’s key IT initiatives

Startups remain a key resource for CIO’s seeking an innovative edge in the digital era. CIO.com profiles 10 notable startups tackling key IT concerns, from artificial intelligence to data analytics to cybersecurity.

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What banks can learn from fintech startups

To weather the fintech market’s overgrowth, traditional banks can ramp up digital investments and operate more like nimble startups by turning existing capabilities into reusable assets designed for broad consumption.

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Technology-led innovation in digital health: The law of inverse relationships

Digital health solutions, especially those built on emerging technologies, face a conundrum of high investments and low returns in the near term. Crossing the chasm requires an understanding of key market factors.

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Step aside venture capital: Corporates are stepping up to the plate

For a few years now there’s been a tremendous amount of VC investment available for scaling tech businesses. But things are changing. Corporates are now getting in on the act, building relationships with early-stage ventures and...

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Uber CEO resigns, leaving company in search of a new strategy

Uber is now a driverless vehicle, after CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday.

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Why you need to stop comparing Snap to Facebook

Snap’s short life as a public company took a turn for the worse this week. While dramatic slides in value aren’t unprecedented for new publicly traded social firms, Snap does have some perception problems to address.

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Coca Cola’s investments in startups is the real thing for innovation

The biggest soft drink company in the world is investing in a wide range of startups because it’s a good move for business.

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What's the key to surviving as a cybersecurity startup?

It’s always a gamble to establish a startup, but if you were to choose any sector where you’d fancy your chances of success, it would surely be cyber-security.

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2017: How innovation management is bridging the startup-enterprise divide

Enterprises and startups need each other because enterprises are complicated and riddled with problems that need solutions, while startups develop solutions to solve those very issues. But that equation has been complicated by...

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Startup founded by FireEye alum goes after FireEye

SlashNext, a startup formed by a former FireEye engineer, uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect and prevent threats from causing harm.

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Do you really need a CEO?

Two very different companies; one surprising similarity: They don't need a CEO to be successful.

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Investor with golden touch for social startups is jazzed about the enterprise

A venture capitalist with massive wins in the consumer social market is excited about the parallels he sees in the enterprise. Apps for work are going through a rebirth and Bijan Sabet is putting money on it.

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Deciding when to scale: 3 big questions every tech startup needs to ask

Sure, you've got a growth plan. But how do know, exactly, when it's time to scale?

How to make money from open source software

What steps you need to take – and what mistakes you need to avoid – if you want to launch an open source software startup.

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