Data is being used for much more than analyzing social media audiences or selling shoes. It's being used to save lives.
By Bill Ericson
The American Society of Human Genetics met last week in Boston, and it didn't generate anywhere close to the same buzz as South by Southwest. Or even a more modest confab like a TechCrunch Disrupt. But it would have felt quite familiar to the geek squad.
There was lots of MORENov 5, 2013 11:49 AM ET
How APIs are disrupting every business.
By Promod Haque
FORTUNE -- The havoc the Internet has wrought on traditional business already dwarfs previous economic transformations, but we haven't seen anything yet.
Companies of all sizes and across all industries are now facing a massive digital disruption that will permeate their cores. Information technology has been working its way into business processes for decades, but this is different: The apps, data and APIs MOREOct 22, 2013 10:49 AM ET
An early LinkedIn investor looks back at his firm's original decision.
By David Sze
FORTUNE -- The best early-stage venture capital investments appear obvious in retrospect, however very few of them are actually obvious when you make them. In fact, we reviewed our process at Greylock and discovered that the best investments are non-obvious enough that they result in a mixed vote by our partnership. Such was the case with LinkedIn MOREOct 15, 2013 12:50 PM ET
It's hard for startups to get funded. But the first step is often the most overlooked.
By David Hornik, contributor
FORTUNE -- The other day when I was giving a talk I was asked the simplest of simple questions: "how do you get funded by a VC?"
I thought about it and could only come up with one, for sure, piece of advice. Get introduced! I told the audience that in my 13 MORESep 17, 2013 4:49 PM ET
Separating out traditional banking, investment banking, and proprietary trading into standalone companies will go a long way in assuaging government regulators and promoting better risk management.
By Sanjay Sanghoee
FORTUNE -- As the nation's largest bank undergoes an unprecedented onslaught of regulatory scrutiny and fends off charges or investigations of fraudulent marketing practices, bribery, market manipulation, and gross mismanagement of risk, perhaps it is time for JPMorgan Chase to consider strategic alternatives MORESep 16, 2013 2:23 PM ET
What to do with the company co-founder who isn't CEO?
By Jeff Bussgang
FORTUNE -- I've been thinking a lot lately about the unsung hero of many startups: The other founder. A lot has been written about the founder/CEO and his growth and evolution as a company grows. But little is written about the (nearly omnipresent in my experience) co-founder -- the No. 2, behind-the-scenes partner who teams with the founder/CEO MORESep 10, 2013 1:15 PM ET
Not every successful tech entrepreneur wants the limelight.
By Jeff Richards, contributor
FORTUNE -- Salesforce.com recently announced the acquisition of EdgeSpring, an emerging player in the business intelligence/analytics market. It was an amazing outcome for the company's two founders, employees and investors (Lightspeed and Kleiner Perkins).
So why didn't you hear about it?
Because the founders want it that way. They represent Quiet Success. And – despite what you may have been led to believe – MOREAug 13, 2013 11:58 AM ET
What startups should do if the environment is worse than expected
By Ben Horowitz
"Hope that you feel this Feel this way forever You can plan a pretty picnic But you can't predict the weather."
--Outkast, Ms. Jackson
FORTUNE -- If you run a startup and are currently raising money, you probably planned for a somewhat different fundraising environment than the one you find yourself in today. You probably thought that valuations would be roughly MOREJul 15, 2013 2:29 PM ET
Hedge funds may be a media piñata right now, but they aren't going away. Nor should they.
By Josh Brown
FORTUNE -- Over the last month, the low hum of anti-hedge fund murmuring has exploded into a full-on festival of malice -- thousands of investors, having spotted the 2-and-20 emperors sans clothing for the umpteenth time, are now reveling in their newfound courage to say it out loud:
"I don't get it."
The journalists -- MOREJul 14, 2013 9:23 AM ET
Innovation booms take a while to absorb.
By Jeff Bussgang
FORTUNE -- Think about all of the amazing technology innovation that has impacted businesses over the last three years. Since 2011, we have seen an explosion in cloud computing, in mobile, in technology-enabled business services and in globalization. All of us feel more productive as professionals, and our businesses feel more productive institutionally.
As a nation, the United States must be cranking MOREJul 11, 2013 12:52 PM ET
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