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Inside The Mind Of An Investor: The Ins And Outs Of Angel Investing

After having watched every single Shark Tank episode, concluding that every investor is, well, a jerk, the guy we sat down with really wasn’t what I was expecting. The person in question is young, intelligent, humble and unbelievably well spoken…

#InstaSuccess: Here´s How Instagram Started Out

If I told you that it would be possible to make a billion dollars in two years by launching a startup, would you call me crazy, out of my mind, delusional or all of the above? See, there are people…

Teamwork should be Plan A, not Plan B!

As we witnessed Germany win the World Cup,  we realized this is a triumph for team work over individual brilliance. Germany has a team of very good players and throughout the tournament we have seen them dispatch teams with players…

I Wanna Be A Billionaire: Facebook Is Now Worth More Than Coca Cola and Bank Of America

Facebook just keeps on getting bigger, better – and richer. As a matter of fact, today Facebook is worth a lot more than   companies who have been around for decades! According to the Quartz report, Facebook is officially worth…

All In Or Nothing: FedEx CEO Gambled The Companys’ Last $5,000 To Save Its Existence

Look, I’ve done a lot of crazy shit in my life; jumped off buildings, driven at 200 mph and even experienced some high stakes in my days, but never have I (or would I) ever gamble my future multi-billion dollar…

Elie Saab: When Beauty And Power Unites As One

Let’s face it; there aren’t that many global Middle Eastern fashion brands that have taken the world with a storm, attracting royalties from all corners of the globe, making red-carpet celebrities dying to wear your creations. There just isn’t the…

Startup From The Bottom: Here Is How Uber Started Out

Few are those companies who blow you away and make you wonder how a business can be so cool and so awesome. We have Apple, Facebook and Tesla, and then we had Uber come along. The only difference is: Uber…

Look At Me Now: This Is How Pinterest Started Out

Ben Silbermann, one of the early founders of Pinterest, must have, in all honesty, been one of the most stubborn, most dedicated and devoted entrepreneurs out there as he just would not give up on what would later turn out…

Startup Secrets: How To Fund Your Baby

Raising millions of dollars for your start up seems great, but in reality, you are expected to perform and most importantly provide a positive return on investment for your investors. Anything short of this spells future disaster for you and…

Being Practical and Passionate: Every Entrepreneurs’ Starting Point

What excites you? If the opinion of your parent was not a factor and peer pressure didn’t exist, what would you go for? Would you study the structure of dandelions in the US or travel to places you’ve never been…

12 Ways to Fund Your Startup

Sometimes, coming with the right idea, finding the right team or even drafting the perfect business plan is not the hardest part of getting your startup up and running. The real trouble is finding the Benjamins to finance your little…

The Startup Formula That Will Make You Billions

We all wish there was a secret formula, a magical recipe, that poured down money from the heavens, establishing that financial freedom we all seek. Well, as there might not be a precise socio-economic formula for success, there is definitely…

How Airbnb Turned $80 To A 10 Billion Dollar Valuation

Airbnb went through an amazing transformation, going from helping us rent out mattresses to having an astonishing 10 billion dollar valuation – how they did it? The timeline presented bellow is a chart created by Funders and Founders, Anna Vital,…

Why Being A Problem-Solver Will Make You Rich

We all have problems. It´s true that not everyone has the same troubles, and it is also true that there are some  much more serious than others . But, at the end of the day, we all face a multitude…

If You’re Not Pissing Someone Off, You Probably Aren’t Doing Anything Important

Are you losing weight? “You should be happy with your own body!” Saving children in Africa? “You should save your own country!” Curing cancer? “What took you so long?” Whatever you do, you’re going to annoy someone, and annoying someone…

A Piece Of Advice From Three Successful Entrepreneurs

I took the liberty to dedicate my time on asking three of the greatest entrepreneurs, the ultimate question we all want an answer for: “what makes a good entrepreneur, a great entrepreneur?” What makes you the black sheep in the…

8 Starting Points For Great Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is undoubtedly an excellent master key to use for unlocking success in life. When you are standing on the line between doing instead of doubting and are ready to take a big step forward, it’s good to be acquainted…

Goodbye Capitalism, Hello Talentism

As a generation, we’re experiencing a radical change of era, a change that encompasses everything, from relationships and interactions between people to the ways of making money. The rise of telecommunications and computing technology for example has made the access to…

10 things you have to do right now

Don´t know what to do? Are you bored? Need some motivation? Ok. Here are the 10 things you need to do right now: 1. TURN OFF THE TV If you’re watching TV, please do yourself a favor and turn it…

5 Essential Rules to Angel Financing

It was 9am when I landed in New York City for my 153rd angel investor meeting. After eating breakfast at Pret a Manger and a 2-hour angel investor meeting I had been convinced that there are 5 essential rules when raising…