Category Archives: Startups

The intrabusiness chat platform Slack has taken off in the last few years. Larry Scheinfeld discusses why.

Picking Up Slack

If you don’t use it at your office, you might have never heard of Slack. But plenty of tech startups and traditional companies say they can’t function without it. With 5 million daily users and rising, this barely three-year-old app is quickly becoming an essential

driverless car

Are Driverless Cars the Next Smartphone?

Despite some early challenges and resistance, companies such as Google, Uber, and Drive. AI continue to pursue their efforts to make driverless cars an on-road reality. If the trend continues, and so far it appears that it will, Carol Reilly, president of Drive.AI, predicts that

notable startup accelerators of 2016

Larry Scheinfeld: Three Most Notable Accelerators of 2016

With nearly 200 accelerators professing to teach startups business savvy and connect them with financiers, choosing the right one can be a daunting task. While startups like AirBnB, Dropbox, and Reddit have benefited from using the same top accelerator, many copycat programs (which grow in

Women Entrepreneurs lean in to help other female entrepreneurs

Larry Scheinfeld: Women Entrepreneurs Are Leaning In Too

Women supporting women has been a trend since The “Lean In” Movement began in 2013, as a result of Sheryl Sandberg’s book with the same title. Sandberg’s words have women everywhere re-evaluating their leadership approach and role in the corporate world, by addressing challenges head

startups in silicon valley have to deal with politics in Silicon Valley

Larry Scheinfeld: The Politics of Silicon Valley

For the past two decades, startups have been a major driving force of innovation. Companies such as AirBnB, Seamless, and Uber have dramatically reshaped our economy as they made life unprecedentedly more convenient. Unfortunately, innovation often comes with a hefty price tag, which is why

Artificial Intelligence

Larry Scheinfeld: Has Amazon Acquired AI Startup Orbeus?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) are big business, and Amazon’s acquisition of AI startup Orbeus, Inc. is on trend. A source close to the deal suggested it is an attempt by the tech giant to expand their software for the cloud and connected-device