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6 non-business books for company leaders

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I’m a voracious reader. I read at least 150 new books each year, spanning almost every genre of nonfiction and several fiction categories. I’m never far away from my Kindle, and I rarely make it through a week without a new Amazon Prime hardcover purchase arriving at my door.

Every good book contains at least one piece of advice that makes me a better entrepreneur. Although traditional  ...

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Startups - The new health care

Bay Area startup's wireless digital stethoscopes and smartphone app cleared by FDA

by Cromwell Schubarth Eko Founders Jason Bellet_Connor Landgraf_Tyler Crouch

Doctors can now buy a Bay Area startup's next generation stethoscope to wirelessly stream heart sounds to their smartphones and directly into their patients' electronic records.

Device maker Eko emerged last year from a startup program at UC Berkeley, the Stanford-affiliated StartX accelerator and Founder.org, a program created by Splunk founder Michael Baum. I wrote about them last fall in The  ...

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Loot - Seeding security

Netskope raises $75M from firm that invests for Mark Zuckerberg, other Silicon Valley billionaires

by Cromwell Schubarth Sanjay Beri Netskope

Cloud security startup Netskope raised $75 million this week in a funding round led by Iconiq Capital, the private investment firm for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley billionaires.

The round was also joined by previous investors Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Social + Capital Partnership.

Los Altos-based Netskope's funding is the latest in a series of  ...

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Startups - Startup woes

Quirky struggles as vendor files complaint claiming unpaid bill

by Chelsea Diana Quirky Schenectady

Here's another example of Quirky's public struggle.

A contractor is taking legal action against the Manhattan startup, seeking more than $27,000 for unpaid cleaning services.

Busy Bee Cleaning Service, a New York City cleaning company, filed the claim with the State Supreme Court in New York County on Monday. The complaint asked a judge to compel Quirky to pay the amount owed, plus interest and  ...

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Startups - Silicon Nation: Boston

'Fitbit for drivers' startup, backed by Sheryl Sandberg, lands big auto insurance partner

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Censio, a Boston startup that has landed investor funding from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, officially launched Wednesday and announced a partnership with Ohio-based Progressive Insurance.

Led by a team of former executives of Zipcar and LogMeIn, Censio offers a mobile app that acts as a "Fitbit for drivers" and tracks driving habits in order to help drivers stay safe on the road and save money  ...

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Loot - Silicon Nation: Washington

Washington's 1776 pushes from accelerator into VC territory

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Even as it closes its first-ever seed fund for startups, 1776 is already thinking about a possible next move: funds for later-stage companies

It's all part of the D.C. tech accelerator’s expansion plans to offer something for everyone and to take advantage of a growing demand for startup guidance.

“For us, this isn’t the fund, this is the first fund,” 1776 co-founder Donna Harris told me  ...

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Startups - Silicon Nation: Jacksonville, Fla.

Startup shakes up the digital dining experience

by Colleen Michele Jones MenuAt

A year ago, St. Augustine startup Menuat had just begun looking beyond the boundaries of the Sunshine State for more businesses to sign on to its digital menu board service.

Now, Menuat, an alumnus of Jacksonville’s One Spark and the former Kyn business accelerator program, is scaling new heights, geographically and otherwise. The company, which produces electronic menu and signage systems for  ...

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