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Motivational factors for investors in startups revealed

What factors do investors weight up when deciding to put money into a startup? New research shows fear of missing out is a key motivators for investors to invest early to startups with a disruptive vision. But how much they give depends on other risks.

Venture firms run by students, for students

Starting a company is hard work no matter who the founder is, but some factors make that work even harder. Like, being a student. That's where these student-run venture firms looking to help out their fellow classmates step in.

New program for female angel investors launched

A new venture has been formed as an accelerator program for women corporate and technology executives. The aim is boost the number of women performing deal-making venture capital gains.

Op-Ed: Tech and legislative disruptions hitting asset management

New York - What are the next disruptions facing the asset management industry? Financial experts from the alternative asset industry weigh in.

Op-Ed: Investing alternatives to the stock market

Investing in the stock market has been the most popular form of investing for the last 100 years. The question we have to ask is, "Is the stock market the best place to invest your money right now?"

Find out more about Salesforce's aggressive investing strategy

It didn’t take too long for InsideSales.com CEO Dave Elkington to learn that Salesforce might be interested in investing in his company earlier this year.

Op-Ed: The multiple threats facing the online gambling industry

Online gaming faces extraordinary obstacles making their way into a profitable industry in gaming because of a multitude of threats.

Op-Ed: Investing with care rules for Shareholders for long-term goals Special

Sonoma - Listening to financial advice can be a bit like listening to motivational speakers or perhaps even preachers. It all sounds good and gets one's motivation going, but is it what's needed? Will it work?

Barry G Hartman on why Warren Buffett is the financial fireman Commissioned

As the stock market took a free fall in 2008, Goldman Sachs knew they needed help. They had to boost capital and build up confidence as their shares plummeted. They called upon the Oracle of Omaha, also known as Warren Buffett, for a hand.

Are diamonds the new gold? Commissioned

Read how diamonds are attracting the eyes of investors and turning heads in both the business and tech markets as some key players dabble with creating man-made diamonds.

Op-Ed: The push towards online grocery is all the rage right now

It’s not hard to find whatever you need online, from electronics to clothes and furniture and now groceries through some companies.

Pimco launches first closed-end fund in Canada

Pacific Investment Management Co on Friday launched the Pimco Global Income Opportunities Fund, one of the largest closed-end funds to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange <.TSE>, according to a statement by the firm.

Berkshire's Buffett says firm has cut U.S. catastrophe insurance

Berkshire Hathaway <BRKa.N> chairman and chief executive Warren Buffett said on Friday that his firm had eliminated most of its catastrophe insurance business in the United States.

Stock funds worldwide attract $7.5 billion inflows: Bofa

Investors worldwide poured $7.5 billion into stock funds in the week ended March 5 on reassuring signs the U.S.

Pimco’s Gross tries again to soothe clients

Pimco's Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund, on Tuesday sought to reassure the firm's clients about the new leadership structure he has put in place since his heir apparent stunned the investm...

Stock funds worldwide attract $11.5 billion after record outflow: BofA

Fund investors worldwide committed $11.5 billion to stock funds in the week ended Wednesday on reassurance from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that the U.S.

Bitcoin plunges after marketplace indefinitely halts withdrawals

The price of the digital currency bitcoin slid to its lowest level in nearly two months on Monday after bitcoin digital marketplace Mt.

The New York Times delivers 13th consecutive quarterly loss

The New York Times Company delivered another quarterly loss - its 13th consecutive quarterly decline - citing an extra week in 2012 and investments the company made in 2013.

Op-Ed: Is the World Economic Forum working for regional economies?

The World Economic Forum's annual conference in Davos concluded this weekend during a turbulent period in emerging markets and yielding questions on the impact the WEF is making globally.

Two industry reports help shape a bullish Twitter valuation

As equities analysts struggle to find a consensus and an overall value for Twitter, just months after the company went public, important details are emerging on how wrong the commercial social media community is viewing Twitter.

With an incredibly healthy pipeline, Boeing deemed ready to fly

With a contentious labor union vote behind it, and with global airplane manufacturing orders in abundance, the Boeing Company appears poised for untethered growth.

Dar es Salaam government invests 130 million dollars in nanotech Special

Dar Es Salaam - The Dar es Salaam government has announced an investment in nanotechnology, focusing on health care, energy, agriculture and forestry, and technology commercialization.

Chinese investing in Queens, New York property

Guess which New York neighborhood is seeing Chinese investors buying its properties? It may surprise you to learn that it's Queens!

Bill Gates reported to invest in social network for scientists

Berlin - Microsoft co-founder and global philanthropist Bill Gates is reported to have placed a quiet investment in the Berlin-based scientific social network company ResearchGate, reflecting his long-held interests in science.

With Tumblr acquired, Yahoo enters crowded bidding pool for Hulu

Coming off the heels of a $1.1 billion acquisition of popular social media blogging site Tumblr, Yahoo announced on Friday its entry into the bidding for digital video property Hulu.

Bed and breakfast innkeeper fantasy explored in 'Second Acts'

In the site's third installment of the 'Second Acts' editorial series, Slate's Emily Yoffe explores one woman's post-career move to own and operate a bed and breakfast.

Poll: More Canadians say they can't afford to save or invest

Toronto - With just a few weeks until the Mar. 1 deadline for the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), a new poll suggests that a growing number of Canadians say they can't afford to save or invest, which will lead to a difficult time in the future.

Y Combinator ‘grew too fast,’ will seek 40% fewer startups

Mountain View - Paul Graham, co-founder of the Silicon Valley-based seed accelerator Y Combinator, announced Sunday that the firm’s winter cycle will seek about 40 percent fewer startups.

Is the US Dollar at risk?

Is it now a good time to start dumping the US dollar? Although it's the primary dollar security, it may be wise to reserve other currencies.

Why Warren Buffett stayed away from the Facebook IPO

Last May, a few weeks before Facebook went public with its IPO, Warren Buffett had said in not so many words, investing in Facebook is something he'd planned to steer clear of doing.
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