Shippo is developing a platform to
support negation between couriers
and merchants, offer special rates
to customers, generate shipping
labels, ensure smooth delivery, and
provide tracking services. Then there
is Amy Chang, who previously worked
at Google and Cisco Systems. With
equity funding of $40.6 million,
Chang is developing an application
that taps data from users’ email
messages, calendars, contacts, and
social-media activity to create a
database of relevant information and
display it in user-friendly format to
help them manage their schedules.
Revel Systems, with equity funding of
$127.3 million, was founded by Lisa
Falzone and Christopher Ciabarra to
develop a point-of-sale system using
an iPad. And Cloudflare, founded
by Michelle Zaytlin and Matthew
Prince with equity funding of
$182.05 million, is a content-delivery
network offering a speedy page
loads and user experience.
Google for Entrepreneurs
This Google initiative supports
small businesses and nurtures
entrepreneurship, aiming to partner
with organizations that provide
local entrepreneurs the tools and
resources they need to scale up.
Founded by Dave McClure and
Christine Tsai, this seed accelerator
funds early-stage startups.
500 Startups has invested in
approximately 1,600 ventures to date,
including Tripoto, Kraftly, Udemy,
RidePal, and Talk Desk.
Founded by Naval Ravikant and
Babak Nivi, AngelList helps people
find jobs at startups, post industry
jobs, and invest in startups. It also
helps startups raise money through
crowdfunding and angel investors.
The 7 Day Startup: You Don’t
Learn Until You Launch
By Dan Norris
Norris describes ways to generate new
ideas, launch new products, evaluate
business ideas, and even select the
name of a new business, as well as
create a website in a day and market
products and ideas.
The $100 Startup
By Chris Guillebeau
Guillebeau shows how to swap your
nine-to-five work lifestyle for a startup
lifestyle, inspiring you to live on your
own terms and make your living
through something you love to do.
Zero To One
By Peter Thiel
PayPal founder, venture capitalist, and
Facebook-investor Peter Thiel, along
with Blake Masters, details ideas
from the startups class Thiel taught at
ON THE SMALL SCREEN
“The Single Biggest Reason Why
Startups Succeed | Bill Gross”
In his 205 TEDTalk, Gross explores
the reasons some startups succeed
and some fail, covering five essential
elements that lead to success.
“The 15 Characteristics
of Effective Entrepreneurs”
Included are quotes from
insightful people, along with the
15 characteristics of effective
“Elon Musk on How to
Start Up a Business”
Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, Tesla,
and SolarCity, wants to change the
world through business.
What Is Crowdfunding?
Indian actor Kunal Kapoor explains
crowdfunding while promoting Ketto.
org, a crowdfunding platform and
“A San Francisco Startup 3D Printed a
Whole House in 24 Hours”
Startup, Apis Cor, used 3D-printing
technology to build a 400-square-foot
house in 24 hours, including concrete
walls and partitions, then added
appliances, heating, and electrical