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This Startup Got Bought in Reportedly Biggest Ecommerce Deal Ever

Walmart has nothing on PetSmart, well, at least when it comes to acquisitions. In what is lauded as the biggest ecommerce acquisition ever, the pet retailer has snapped up competitor for $3.35 billion, beating out Walmart’s purchase of for $3.3 billion, according to Recode. (When reached for comment, PR reps told This Dog’s Life, “We are not commenting ...

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4 CEOs Share Their Secrets on How to Dominate Your Market

The marketplace is a volatile place. Like a field built on a fault line, it can crack at any moment. Sometimes, that results in economic anxiety, but at others, the cracks can reveal some stupendously profitable new market. All we can do is study the trends and dive in when we find one. But, it doesn’t just stop at finding the market — that’s ...

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The 3 Big Things VCs Look For When Funding Startups

Most startups fail before they reach Series A. Nevertheless, those that reach Series B are more likely to go on to build large, successful businesses. Much is written about milestones to successfully fundraise at Series A and B — the number of active users, monthly recurring revenue (MRR), strong cost-per-acquisition ratios (CAC) or customer lifetime value (CLTV). But in Cloudant ...

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Opportunity Doesn’t Expire: A Guide to Ageless Entrepreneurship

March was a monumental month in the business world. A pair of 20-something co-founders became billionaires during Snap Inc.’s IPO: Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy are now both worth about $5.3 billion. In my personal universe, I turned 30 the same month and am now a full-fledged member of the adult club, and comfortable admitting I no longer qualify for those coveted ...

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Tell Your Startup’s Story and Captivate Your Audience. Here’s How.

When successful brands record their core values, those values transcend the paper they’re written on: They move beyond mere mission statements and marketing strategies.They engage people in a living, breathing story of what those brands stand for. In order for you to get your own startup to this point, you have to excel at one important thing: storytelling. The power of ...

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Elon Musk Wants Your Help in Naming His New Tunnel-Digging Machine

Want to help Elon Musk? The billionaire entrepreneur on Thursday took to Twitter to take suggestions from his 8.5 million-plus followers for the name of The Boring Company’s first tunnelling machine. The Boring Company, which sparked from Musk’s frustration over Los Angeles traffic, is the high-profile executive’s newest venture that seeks to build underground tunnels to reduce traffic congestion in ...

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