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$25 Billion Available for Startups Willing to Disrupt the Status Quo

$25 Billion Available for Startups Willing to Disrupt the Status Quo

Venture-capital funds have raised more money than ever before because they know the world is fundamentally about to change. We are living in an era of endless innovation, where small startups are quickly displacing 100-year-old companies with billions of dollars in revenue virtually overnight. The self-made billionaire in his twenties, unheard-of a decade ago, is now a plain reality. The secret to creating value today is...

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4 Secrets Venture Capitalist never tell you about Valuations

4 Secrets Venture Capitalist never tell you about Valuations

Every time a twenty-something CEO turns down a multi-billion 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.  But rather, I am reminded that in my youth I was that...

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Sometimes the Best Man for the Job isn’t a Man!

Sometimes the Best Man for the Job isn’t a Man!

I never understood why women wanted equality in the workplace when in fact, that would be selling them short.  Numerous studies, and my own experience as a serial entrepreneur, have proven that companies with a diverse management team provide greater financial returns to investors.  For all those that thought gender was no longer an issue in corporate America, the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley...

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Serial Entrepreneur and Innovator Jay Samit Joins Equal Earth Board of Directors

Serial Entrepreneur and Innovator Jay Samit Joins Equal Earth Board of Directors

Equal Earth, a global diversified clean energy company, today announced that Jay Samit, serial entrepreneur, innovator, investor and host of the Wall Street Journal Startup of the Year, has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Effective immediately, Samit joins Equal Earth’s Board as the company continues to close noteworthy deals and investments, sign on new clean energy projects, and expand operations as the...

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Jay Samit: Three Types of Advisers You Need

Jay Samit: Three Types of Advisers You Need

Creating the right advisory board for your startup can be the single most important step you take in building a new business. As good and as smart as you may be, no one knows everything. I truly wish I was as smart as I thought I was when I started my first company 30 years ago. I was fresh out of college and had never...

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Five Top Tips for Networking

Five Top Tips for Networking

No matter how much we tweet, blog and post, nothing in business is as powerful as actual face time with prospective business partners and customers. Some of the most lasting contacts and friendships that I have developed began by just grabbing a drink or breaking bread with a stranger at an industry event.  From Mumbai to Moscow, Tulsa to Tokyo, here are my five favorite...

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Jay Samit: 3 Overlooked Benefits of Hiring Interns

Jay Samit: 3 Overlooked Benefits of Hiring Interns

Had Steve Jobs not interned at Hewlett Packard, he might never have met Steve Wozniak and founded Apple.  Everyone from talk show host Oprah Winfrey (CBS affiliate in Nashville) to fashion designerTom Ford (Chloé) started as interns and worked their way up. The benefits to the students are undeniable, but what most company founders don’t realize is that the benefits to startups are even greater. Building a great...

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