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Arlan Hamilton and Steve Case: 3 Ways for Investors to Support Diverse Startups

Arlan Hamilton remembers what she thought upon learning that roughly 90 percent of U.S. venture capital funds go to companies led by White men: This isn’t just unfair–it’s a missed opportunity. “The people I’ve been surrounded by have been from so many diverse backgrounds,” Hamilton, the founder of Los Angeles-based VC firm Backstage Capital, said on Thursday at […]

Entrepreneurs

How Mismanaging Marketing Causes Many Startups To Fail (And How To Manage Marketing Better)

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Getty getty Startup failure is well documented. According to Matt Hirst, Partner at West, a venture studio that specializes in designing, building, and launching brands, a key reason startups fail is because they undervalue marketing. Below, I share Hirst’s insights on the marketing problem so many […]

Expansion

How Higher Education is a Primary Source of Innovation for Today’s Startups

July 28, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Although universities have always had a research function, they have increasingly become the primary source of innovation for many of today’s startups and organizations. Disproving the old cliché about delivering theory over practical solutions, today’s universities attract entrepreneurs who are working […]

Entrepreneurs

How An Under 30 Alum Got His Startup’s Technology For Stabilizing Helicopter Baskets Into This Year’s National Defense Authorization Act

Vita Inclinata’s Caleb Carr Jamel Toppin for Forbes Vita Inclinata cofounders Caleb Carr and Derek Sikora came up with a way to stabilize helicopter lift systems, used in everything from emergency rescues to supply deliveries. In this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, they got the nod for millions of dollars of orders to outfit UH-60 […]