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Practice safe financing — TechCrunch

The convertible note is a useful and common financing structure in Silicon Valley. It’s a form of debt that is really more a type of equity — one where the valuation hasn’t been determined yet. It’s helpful because sometimes you want to align a new investor or bridge a company with extra capital, but not…

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RebelMouse’s new Discovery tool helps publishers find the right people to promote their stories — TechCrunch

Social media startup RebelMouse has created a new tool for publishers — Rebel Discovery, which helps those publishers identify the social media accounts that they should be sharing stories with for maximum impact. Founder and CEO Paul Berry said that when you publish a story, there are probably many Facebook Pages or Twitter accounts that […]

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OMGYES is a video platform that helps women achieve orgasm — TechCrunch

I know that sounds like porn, but in reality OMGYES is actually an education platform. The startup is tackling a subject that’s still shockingly taboo with concrete research and user-friendly content to teach women (and their partners) how to get to climax. The startup got its start with more than 1000 in-depth interviews with women…

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Technology is finally eliminating geography as a barrier to real estate investing — TechCrunch

Real estate investing has long elicited a variety of emotions, running the gamut from excitement to anxiety. When dealing with significant sums of capital, feelings of apprehension tend to creep in, especially regarding neighborhood quality, tenant and property management issues and liquidity. But those feelings of apprehension should be balanced by the knowledge that real…

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How esports can learn from its traditional sports teams and broadcasters — VentureBeat

GUEST: The global esports market will grow to $463 million this year, according to Newzoo’s latest Global Esports Market Report. By 2019 the report says revenues will grow to a whopping $1.1 billion – not bad for a bunch of “geeks” sitting around playing computer games together, right? As a 22 year old with increasingly…

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You never forget the pain, so try to avoid it — TechCrunch

They say once you’ve had frostbite, you never forget the cold. A founder who has suffered a bad board, or board member, never forgets that, either. I took my company public at age 33 with a board of four: me, someone I trusted and two people who taught me the meaning of the word acrimony.…

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Surveillance as a tool for racism — TechCrunch

I’ve been working in the privacy space for the last six years, and privacy never really mattered that much to me. I can’t say I was ever in the “if-you’re-not-doing-anything-wrong, you’ve-got-nothing-to-hide” camp, but I also wasn’t arms-up-in-the-air outraged that some corporation potentially handed my data over to the police. Then I attended an… Read More

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