FROM FORBES: As the startup ecosystem in India continues to take off, it’s interesting to note the unique way Indian entrepreneurs go about their fundraising efforts. Certain patterns are universal in the lifecycle of a typical startup, and specific traits differ based on cultural and local norms. India and the US, two leading nations in tech innovation, are excellent subjects for examining universal elements of international startups, as well as differences. Continue reading.
FROM FORBES: With the abundance of talented young founders in global startup scenes, the idea of a budding CEO hiring a seasoned industry veteran has been poked fun at in movies and even the media. The truth is, however, that key senior hires can bring efficiency and wisdom to an often energetic chaos for which early-stage startups are notorious. Those with specialized training and previous experience can save a business precious time, costly mistakes and missed opportunities. Continue reading here.
FROM FORBES: There are many immigrants at the helm of the world’s largest companies. In fact, 40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children. Google’s Sergey Brin, eBay’s Pierre Omidyar, Intel’s Andrew Grove, the list goes on. Why do so many expats seem to have entrepreneurialism in their blood? Find out more here.
FROM HUFFINGTON POST: Once, living with roommates or housemates was a necessary way station between dorm life and settling down to buy a family home. Now, shared living is a bona fide life stage not only for millennials, but increasingly for Americans of all ages.
Shared living can mean anything from standard shared apartments to shared houses or even the furnished, flexible co-living spaces of WeLive and similar brands. Read more here.