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  • Content Marketing Tips from Experts at First Round Capital and Andreessen Horowitz
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-13 at 12:00

    Camille Ricketts is the Head of Content and Marketing at First Round Capital. Sonal Chokshi runs the editorial team (part of the marketing operation) at a16z. […]

  • The Hidden Forces Behind Toutiao: China’s Content King
    by Anu Hariharan on 2017-10-12 at 15:33

    Toutiao, one of the flagship products of Bytedance, may be the largest app you’ve never heard of–it’s like every news feed you read, YouTube, and TechMeme in one. Without any explicit user inputs, social graph, or product purchase history to rely on, Toutiao offers a personalized, high quality-content feed for each user that is powered by machine and deep learning algorithms. […]

  • Mr. Robot’s Co-Producer and Writer – Kor Adana
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-11 at 15:00

    Kor Adana is a writer and co-producer on Mr. Robot. He started hacking in his teens and later went to school for CS. All the while he was hoping to become a writer for TV. Eventually he left a career in engineering, worked on a few projects, and then met Sam Esmail, the creator of Mr. Robot. He's been working on the show ever since. Mr. Robot season three premieres tonight on USA. […]

  • YC Application Advice from African Startups
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-09 at 13:13

    Over 250 people attended the YC Lagos Meetup at Paystack HQ. Guests stayed for over five hours to hear eight Nigerian and Ghanaian alum share their stories. Here's their advice for companies interested in applying to YC. […]

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  • Techstars Music Accelerator Adds Three Member Companies for 2018
    by Bob Moczydlowsky on 2017-10-10 at 15:25

    Concord Music, RecoChoku and Royalty Exchange join Warner Music Group, Harmonix Music Systems, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Silva Artist Management, and Sony Music in supporting startups building new solutions for the music business A big part of the Techstars Music Accelerator strategy is our deep cooperation with the global music business. We believe […]

  • 7 Lessons Learned from Techstars
    by Aldrich Huang on 2017-10-09 at 13:00

    We were very lucky to be given a place in Techstars in October 2015. Starting from November, we embarked on our three-and-half-month journey to the accelerator. I hope to share what I learned from Techstars so that other teams from Taiwan and Asia could better understand what Techstars is like. Here were the seven lessons […]

  • Techstars and Netcapital Form Strategic Partnership
    by David Brown on 2017-10-06 at 13:00

    We are excited to announce our strategic partnership with Netcapital, a leading internet funding portal, which will allow Techstars to offer more capital to our entrepreneurs and more investment opportunities to our network. Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through this partnership, we are helping knock down barriers to capital formation, which […]

  • My Next Adventure! Managing Director for Techstars Dubai
    by Vijay Tirathrai on 2017-10-05 at 16:00

    Anyone who knows me will tell you I love a new challenge – fresh out of my role as CEO at the Entrepreneurs Organization, I’m joining Techstars as the managing director for the Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO. Here are the reasons why I decided to uproot my life in Washington D.C. to […]

  • 7 Blog Posts That Will Change the Way You Think About Product Roadmaps
    by Sofia Quintero on 2017-10-04 at 13:00

    Product roadmaps are common fixtures in most industries and every bit as common as business plans. Every business has its unique take on the process and many try to establish their roadmap as a virtual competitive advantage. Unfortunately, most fall into the same category as your average business plan — a pile of hopes with subheadings. Here, […]

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    • SA analytics startup Syenap honoured by CIOReview magazine top-20 listing
      by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-16 at 11:36

      SA startup Syenap, which provides data analytics to improve customer experience management, has been selected by global magazine CIOReview as one of 20 most promising CEM solution providers of 2017. In a press release, Syenap CEO Elad Segev (pictured above with CIO Kerry Nel) said the recognition by the internationally respected publication is a proud achievement for the […]

    • SA shopping community SnapnSave reports R40m in sales to brand partners
      by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-16 at 10:57

      SnapnSave, which claims to be South Africa’s number one cashback coupon app, has reached a milestone having delivered over R40-million in retail sales, 50 million impressions and seven million engagements for brand partners including Reckitt Benckiser, Tiger Brands, Nestle and SAB. In a press release earlier this month the SA company said it expects these numbers to treble in […]

    • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [16/10/2017]
      by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-16 at 09:19

      Looking to get into the South African startup scene or catch up on some of your skills? Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of competitions, networking sessions and workshops happening around South Africa and the rest of the continent (namely Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana) that we’ve rounded up to make your life a bit easier. This article is part of a weekly series that […]

    • Q&A: Wala CEO on tackling financial exclusion in emerging markets
      by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-13 at 14:24

      Imagine life without access to crucial financial services, the convenience of having a bank account, the means to save towards a goal or put away money for a rainy day, or even the ability to send money to loved ones quickly and securely in emergencies. This is a reality for billions of people living in developing and under-developed regions around the world. Enter Wala, a Cape Town-based fintech […]

    • Here are the winners of the 2017 MTN Business App Of The Year Awards
      by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-13 at 12:15

      The sixth edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards was held last night in Johannesburg. Although the overall winner for the night was Shyft, a Standard Bank project, a few startups managed to grab some accolades, including Hey Jude, OrderIn, EcoSlips and IntergreatMe. On-demand delivery platform Zulzi was also crowned South Africa’s favourite app after it got 48 000 votes, […]

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    • Romances Are Common At Work, But The Risks Are Great
      by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-15 at 13:30

      We all have to communicate and collaborate with other people at work, but most of us start out instinctively trying to maintain an emotional distance from others in the work environment. In fact, most employee training courses recommend the distance if the work relationship crosses management levels, and most management policies strictly forbid fraternizing with the team. Yet the 2017 Office […]

    • 6 Principles For Driving Online Reputation Management
      by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-14 at 13:30

      Every startup fears that one angry and unfair customer who can jeopardize the business by a negative post on Ripoff Report, Yelp, or one of the hundreds of other consumer complaint and review sites on the Internet. Most entrepreneurs don’t even know how to keep track of what people are saying about them on the web, much less how to respond or remove it. Web reputation management, both […]

    • 7 New Initiatives To Fearlessly Grow Your Business
      by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-13 at 13:30

      Growth has always been fundamental to business success, but it’s never been more critical than it is now, nor more difficult. Every opportunity is global, but so is the competition. Evolving customer expectations and technology are the norm, forcing every company, from startups to large enterprises, to innovate quickly, despite their fear of change, uncertainty, and doubt. As a long-time […]

    • 10 Winning Entrepreneur Insights That May Surprise You
      by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-11 at 13:30

      Every aspiring entrepreneur would love to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos, but most have no idea what really sets these guys apart from all the rest. Conventional wisdom has them looking for a painful problem, a very large opportunity, and minimal competitive barriers to entry. In reality, most great entrepreneurs find these necessary, but not sufficient for the big win. They think […]

    • 10 Secrets For Getting More Things Done In Business
      by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-09 at 13:30

      Every business professional I know faces the challenge of getting more things done on time, and getting the right things done. They all dream of working less, and accomplishing more. Yet I see that most are their own worst enemies. They seem to all fall victim to a common set of mistaken priorities and well-meaning distractions that keep them from exceeding their own objectives. For example, I […]

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    • Forks, forks everywhere
      by David Lopez on 2017-10-16 at 04:10

      If you thought Bitcoin forks were over, they are not.Everyone remembers Segwit and Bitcoin Cash, the fork that happened earlier this year in August after a heated debate that lasted years. But these forks aren’t all that’s in store for Bitcoin in 2017. For the rest of this year alone, we will see two events that may cause Bitcoin to fork again:In October 2017Bitcoin […]

    • Scaling Bitcoin: No Bullshit Edition
      by Daniel Staudigel on 2017-10-16 at 03:33

      Bitcoin isn’t the transformational technology you may have been led to believe.Bitcoin’s breakthrough wasn’t in technology, it was in game theory. The technology underlying BTC, the blockchain, is really just a fancy term for “a shared list of transactions”. Yes, really. What was truly revolutionary about bitcoin was aligning the incentives of miners, users, and […]

    • Coding is Like Writing
      by Ben Stokman on 2017-10-16 at 03:32

      Note: This is a half-poem half-essay thingWhen you code, you format the characters in such a way that you can understand what you have written — as well as anyone else who will be reading it. When you write, you format your words in such a way that you can understand what you have written — as well as anyone else who will be reading it.Every single choice […]

    • Spec-Driven APIs
      by Steve Konves on 2017-10-16 at 00:13

      Find, Define, and Enforce Seams in Distributed SystemsFind the SeamsSoftware is expensive. But regardless of how much you spend to get Version One out the door, that cost generally represents only one quarter of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a system. Expect 75% of a project’s cost to come from maintenance after it’s already in production.Costs increases exponentially as […]

    • Gamers Paid for Deep Learning and Self-Driving Cars Research
      by Pavel Surmenok on 2017-10-15 at 23:15

      NVIDIA BB8 test car. SourceThe gaming industry has a significant impact on deep learning and self-driving cars. GPUs fueled the progress in deep learning, as they enabled training much larger neural networks on large datasets.For about 20 years, GPUs were mostly used by gamers. Every year NVIDIA was pouring billions of dollars into R&D to make better and faster GPUs to support better […]

    • WTH are torrents!? Explained in Layman’s terms.
      by Vikas Yadav on 2017-10-15 at 20:35

      What are torrents?Torrents are simply a way to distribute files.Now to understand WTH is seeders and leechers , first let’s take a look at a simpler method of sharing files — Hyper Text Transfer Protocol i.e. HTTP.HTTP is used when you download files from a website using your web browser, or something like Internet Download Manager. (For example, when you […]

    • CommerceWars Weekly #3
      by Daniel Shinar on 2017-10-15 at 12:44

      The past week’s news in e-commerce & the battles of the giants.This is CommerceWars log, Week Three, Day One.After focusing on the Amazon-Google front last week (mainly around AI assistants), this week was more about the good old Amazon vs. Walmart battle. Walmart had a good week, its share price jumped 4.5% to a two-year high after forecasting U.S. online sales would rise by […]

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