Here Are The Top States And Cities For Startups In The South

The American South may not be the first region that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “hotbed of tech entrepreneurship,” but, slightly misguided perceptions aside, it’s home to a diverse and growing collection of startups. As is the case with most of the country, the South appears to be experiencing a shift in startup funding as we move toward the latter half of a bull run in entrepreneurial activity. Read more>>

Wait But Why’s Tim Urban on Parsing and Transmitting Complex Ideas

In Bruce Lee’s final film, his character fights his way to the top of a pagoda, vanquishing foes of different fighting styles on each floor. In the world of content, Tim Urban is the Bruce Lee of long-form. In this exclusive interview, Urban shares how he distills and presents complex ideas so they’re rich and resonant for others: an act that every startup leader and team must master over and over again. Read more>>

Can artificial intelligence create content as well as a human?

Artificial intelligence is undeniably going shape the future in a huge way. It’s already playing a role in our everyday lives; have you watched Netflix or Googled anything lately? But of course, as companies invest more in AI, the question of “But will it take our jobs?” is always lurking in the background. A Gallup survey found that 73% of Americans believe AI will eliminate more jobs than it creates. However, only 23% are worried about their jobs. Read more>>

Snoop Dogg’s venture firm just closed its debut fund with $45 million

Snoop Dogg, the rapper, entertainer and businessman, can claim another small victory in a long string of career highlights. The venture firm that he co-founded a couple of years ago, Casa Verde Capital, has closed its debut fund with $45 million. The money was raised in earnest last year, says managing partner Karan Wadhera, an alum of both Goldman Sachs and Nomura Securities who joined the outfit in the summer of 2016 to take over the process of securing capital — as well as investing it along with fellow managing director Evan Eneman. Read more>>

The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies

Powerful tools, amazing talent and endless dollars flowing from eager investors makes today an amazing time to start tomorrow’s technology companies. Curious and ambitious founding teams are putting their skills to work toward solving real-world problems. Here’s how to build hard value while avoiding common pitfalls in nine exciting startup categories that will brighten our future. Read more>>

6 takeaways from the ClickZ Blockchain Marketing Forum

On the morning of March 6, ClickZ hosted the ClickZ Blockchain Marketing Forum in New York, bringing together 80 senior marketers to discuss the impact of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency on marketing. Jeremy Epstein, former VP of Marketing at Sprinklr, CEO of Never Stop Marketing and a recent advisor to the Pentagon, opened the morning session drawing on his 20+ years of experience bringing innovative technologies to the mainstream. Read more>>

How to Build a Brand Pyramid

In this world full of ads, companies need to cut through the noise. The smartest way to do that is to build a strong, memorable brand and relentlessly nurture it over time. Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or a small start-up, solid branding can reward you with pricing power, customer loyalty, lower advertising costs and inspired employees. However, many companies struggle with branding. Read more>>

MoviePass CEO proudly says the app tracks your location before and after movies

Everyone knew the MoviePass deal is too good to be true — and as is so often the case these days, it turns out you’re not the customer, you’re the product. And in this case they’re not even attempting to camouflage that. Mitch Lowe, the company’s CEO, told an audience at a Hollywood event that “we know all about you. We watch how you drive from home to the movies. We watch where you go afterwards.” Read more>>

Like It Or Not, Personal Health Technology Is Getting Smarter

With sensors that can collect data on body movements, heart rate, blood pressure and other metrics, the list of health trackers that go beyond activity trackers like Fitbits gets longer each year. “There’s definitely an explosion of these things,” says Dr. Joseph Kvedar, the vice president for connected health at Partners HealthCare in Boston, and an associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Read more>>

The Three Mindset Habits That Helped This Scientist Launch A Startup

It was December 2010 and Frida Polli’s life was unfolding even better than she planned. After graduating from Dartmouth, she earned her PhD in Neuropsychology and was completing her postdoctoral fellowship. She found herself yearning for a different career. Polli decided to make a radical life shift by applying to Harvard Business School, where an opportunity to launch a startup, the embodiment of her quest, quickly presented itself. Read more>>