Entrepreneurs

Even the low-end estimates of connected devices in the world by 2020 is a mind-bending number. Gartner, the technology research firm, pegs the number at 26 billion. Cisco Systems estimates 50 billion. Semiconductor giant Intel predicts 200 billion. International Data Corp. forecasts 212 billion. To paraphrase the...

An overwhelming majority (94 percent) of active investment angels believe it helps to have subject-matter experts weigh in when they evaluate a startup investment opportunity, according to a Propel(x) survey of 200 aspiring and active angel investors in the United States....

Customers are becoming "impatient narcissists," according to Rick Davidson, president and CEO of the consultancy Cimphoni. "They want what they want, and they want it now," he said during this presentation on cognitive computing for the enterprise at the recent Fusion CEO-CIO Symposium in Madison,...

In San Francisco, as in most cities, parking is an expensive daily grind that saps the soul. So a year and a half ago, when I discovered the valet-parking app Luxe, the heavens parted, choirs began singing and double rainbows colored the sky. This, I...

Hint: It's not what you think it is. Are you a gambler? The answer might surprise you. Risk is part of being an entrepreneur. You are accustomed to taking risks, otherwise you wouldn't be contemplating or running your own business, right? Well, perhaps, but it has to...

Life's toughest decision really boil down to answering 5 simple questions I was terrified, but I was comfortable. That was the way it felt almost 30 years ago when I started my first company. I was gainfully employed, making an extraordinary salary, had all the perks...