Tag: stanford

  • How students are founding, funding and joining startups

    Shawn Xu Young founders who want to start companies while still in school have an increasing number of resources to tap into that exist just for them. Students that want to learn how to build companies can apply to an increasing number of fast-track programs that allow them to gain valuable early stage operating experience. […]

  • In emerging markets there are no copycats, just budding entrepreneurs

    Federico Antoni Every year I teach an MBA course at Stanford about the exciting opportunities for tech investors and entrepreneurs in developing economies. When we designed the syllabus back in 2013, Rocket Internet was still firing on all cylinders on four continents. The unapologetic machine built to copy big American internet companies created billions of […]

  • Meet Shuttle, the company thats building a booking agent for spaceflight

    Avery Haskell says he first knew he wanted to be an astronaut ever since he was a boy growing up in Houston near NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The 24-year-old Stanford graduate who counts Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan as his heroes grew up in an entrepreneurial family. In the early days of the internet his […]

  • PitchBook now offers users suggested companies when they search

    This one’s for all the due diligence fiends and competitive landscape mapping mavens out there. PitchBook, the data and analytics service for private equity and public markets, is rolling out an automated suggestions feature for premium users when they’re doing searches on companies for market intelligence. The new service is based on machine learning technology […]

  • Here is where CEOs of heavily funded startups went to school

    Joanna Glasner The rankings aren’t hugely different from the broader population of funded U.S. startups. In that data set, we also found Harvard and Stanford vying for the top slots, followed mostly by Ivy League schools and major research universities. For heavily funded startups, we also found a high proportion of business school degrees. All […]

  • How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market?

    Earlier today, the services marketplace Thumbtack held a small conference for 300 of its best gig economy workers at an event space in San Francisco. For the nearly ten-year-old company the event was designed to introduce some new features and a redesign of its brand that had softly launched earlier in the week. On hand, […]