You may be struggling to raise funding because you're not ready, and that's OK, writes Alex Iskold of Techstars. If you've answered all the questions of readiness -- he offers 14 of them -- then you need to look at getting face time with more potential investors.
If you are meeting with investors, look at their feedback. "Understand the pushback, do research, get data, execute and come back with a fix," Iskold writes. "Also, know that there are more subtle things that people won't necessarily tell you about."
The popular conception of a startup leader as a lone wolf doesn't match reality, writes Allen Gannett, CEO of TrackMaven. In fact, many CEOs depend on a network of mentors, advisers, therapists and other supporters to help them excel.
Baylor University President Ken Starr has been demoted to chancellor and football coach Art Briles fired, following accusations that leadership did not take seriously a series of sexual assault allegations. Regents of the Texas Baptist college also have implemented new policies for handling such claims and increased oversight of the athletic department.
The Foreign Exchange Working Group, established by the Bank for International Settlements Markets Committee, has released the first phase of a global code of conduct for the foreign exchange market. The document, which takes ideas from regional codes, bans lying, false rumors and other practices that have damaged the market. More stipulations will follow the first phase, although no enforcement mechanism appears to exist.
Oil rose to over $50 a barrel this week, according to data from CME Group, but this might not improve the stock market. While low oil prices might stimulate the global economy due to the lower cost of transportation, they could be an indication of low demand that could be keeping stock prices flat.
Obesity should be viewed as a chronic medical condition and clinicians should emphasize better health over weight loss, according to guidelines from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists that were released at the group's annual meeting. The recommendations cover when and how to use lifestyle modification, weight-loss medications and bariatric surgery.
Building a buzz for "Hamilton" seems easy, as the musical has the media in a frenzy, but creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and his crew are taking active steps to promote the hype. Miranda engages on Twitter up to 20 times daily, the show offers cheap-seat lotteries to keep fans engaged, and the cast shares behind-the-scenes action on social media.
Millennial women make up the largest portion of the $13 billion cosmetics market and they're more likely than other age groups to buy 10 or more kinds of beauty products annually, according to TABS Analytics. Gen Y's demand to try out products before they buy is driving new trends in beauty retail, from the rising popularity of Ulta and Sephora to the emergence of services such as Birchbox and Ipsy that specialize in sample boxes.
Internet of Things startup Netatmo has debuted its developer platform, which is aimed at increasing the number of apps that work with its products. With 14,000 developers already using Netatmo's APIs, the company will focus on giving developers access to its weather station, smart thermostats and cameras and increasing its enterprise customer base.
A case of Escherichia coli resistant to last-resort antibiotic colistin has been identified in a 49-year-old woman in Pennsylvania, according to an article in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. "The medicine cabinet is empty for some patients. It is the end of the road for antibiotics unless we act urgently," said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden.
Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing has admitted that incorporating Motorola Mobility into the Chinese electronics-maker's fold proved a tougher job than expected in saying the company is predicting continued smartphone losses in the "short term." The turnaround plan includes a heavy push for high-end handsets in the US. Lenovo will unveil a pair of smartphones at a June 9 event, Yang said.
London's Garden Bridge across the Thames River; Taiwan's 3,000-foot, cable-stayed Danjiang Bridge; and Singapore's Helix Bridge are just three of this slideshow's 11 innovative bridge designs that are becoming infrastructure landmarks.
Dong Energy has set a new goal to add 1 gigawatt of installed offshore wind capacity annually from 2021 to 2025. The company, which launched its initial public offering Thursday, said it has already secured rights for 8.1 GW worth of new installations in the US, UK and Germany. "We also aim to participate selectively in tender and auction rounds for projects, and may otherwise seek to acquire additional project rights, in our existing markets and new markets," the company said.
American Airlines Cargo hired the HAE Group as a general sales agent for Africa. "We believe there is considerable potential for shipments to and from Africa," said Richard Hartmann, regional sales manager.
Prospective guests will have virtual reality access to all 2,200 Best Western Hotels & Resorts this summer as the chain joins a growing high-tech trend. The service is part of a $2 billion campaign to refresh the company's image.