Women founders face challenges, but investor bias isn’t one

Women founders face challenges, but investor bias isn’t one

It’s recently been confirmed that female-led startup companies get just 10 percent of venture capital investment. And according to the report, it’s not just female leadership that puts investors off, it’s the mere presence of a woman — the report states that having a woman on the pitch team means you will get just a tenth of funding compared to those without. The reality, of course, is far more complex. The report makes clear that the proportion of female-led startups

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Your business’ website is outdated — here’s how to fix it

Your business’ website is outdated — here’s how to fix it

For 20 years, a business’ homepage was its front door. When consumers needed information about a company, they would simply go to the brand URL, choose a navigation option like “menu,” and arrive at a transactional landing page where they could take a specific action, such as “order online.” However, with the growth of third-party digital experiences, the customer acquisition “funnel” is no longer on your website. The funnel is now increasingly on search engines, voice assistants, maps, apps, and

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Cyber insurance for companies is overhyped — even though it may be necessary

Cyber insurance for companies is overhyped — even though it may be necessary

For those following the information security space, it can feel as if the past year was just a series of announcements with one corporate security breach after another. Breaches like Equifax, Marriot, and many more have entered the general consciousness after the personal details of hundreds of millions of customers have fallen into the hands of hackers. Fear of being the next target has led many companies to seek out guarantees that will limit their losses if they are breached,

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When to quit? An entrepreneur’s guide to pulling the plug

When to quit? An entrepreneur’s guide to pulling the plug

If you believe the pop-psych literature, perseverance is the most predictive characteristic of successful people. But isn’t knowing when to quit equally important for a satisfied and fulfilled life as an entrepreneur? The basic narrative is that anything worth doing will have major setbacks, and in the face of adversity what you must do is get up, dust yourself off, and try again. I am living proof of this axiom. Of my five to six startups (depends on how you

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How the ACT and SAT exams are built to fail students

How the ACT and SAT exams are built to fail students

A growing number of universities in the US are abandoning the use of standardized tests as a key factor in the admissions process. Last month, Creighton University announced that it won’t require hopeful applicants to submit ACT or SAT test results beginning in 2020, joining the likes of Arizona State University, DePaul University, Drake University, University of Arizona, and University of Chicago, among others. Why are these respected institutions ditching these test scores, which have been a core tenet of

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4 obstacles women face in negotiations, and how to overcome them

4 obstacles women face in negotiations, and how to overcome them

Women on average are still being paid less than men in the workplace and are sadly losing out at the negotiation table. For the first time last year, the gender pay gap between men and women in the UK was exposed. Three-quarters of the 10,000 firms who participated in the report pay men more than women. Research has also shown that gender can impact a negotiation when certain behaviors are triggered and women often don’t get what they want because

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13 AR and VR Systems Entrepreneurs Can’t Wait to See in 2019

13 AR and VR Systems Entrepreneurs Can't Wait to See in 2019

With new tech innovations constantly on the horizon, businesses must always be looking out for the “next big thing.” Gaining insight on what’s to come can help your company plan for strategic adoption of the latest technologies. Two fields that are rapidly developing for business are augmented reality and virtual reality. As these technologies become more mainstream in the consumer market, companies are finding ways to bring them into their operations and workplaces. To find out more, we asked members of Young

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