Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money
Joe Flaherty is director of Content & Community at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor: Theres no shame in a $100M startup Overdosing on VC: Lessons from 71 IPOs Venture capital is a hell of a drug, and its possible tooverdose on VC, but for most founders that is a champagne problem. More often the question investors hear is how do I get a VC to back my startup? These founders arent worried about how overcapitalization will make their IPO

Trump and Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug

Trump and Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug
(CNN)The first face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sealed with a bear hug Monday, as the two leaders looked to publicly underscore their new found friendship.Declaring the meeting a success, Trump went on to describe the relationship between India and the United States as having "never been stronger, has never been better."Trump: We are world leaders in social mediaPrior to the meeting, senior US administration officials said Trump was aware of

Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?
(CNN)Tensions in northeast Asia are among their highest in decades, amid continued missile testing by Pyongyang and saber-rattling from Tokyo, Beijing and Washington. In discussions with FIFA President Gianni Infantino this week, the South Korean President suggested a "regional bloc" including both Koreas, China and Japan could join forces to host the 2030 football World Cup. If Moon were to achieve his vision, it would require a difficult balancing act. Since his election in May, Moon has been trying

U.S. Lashed As ‘Main Threat’ To Environment At UN Ocean Conference

Morales called the U.S. one of the worlds main polluters. In opting to exit the Paris Agreement, he said, it is denying science, turning your backs on multilateralism and attempting to deny a future to upcoming generations. That has made it the main threat to Mother Earth and to life itself. U.N. Secretary-General Antnio Guterres told representatives of about 200 countries in the General Assembly that oceans are thelifeblood of the world and under threat as never before. We

The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate
What they shared, according to friends and family, was a willingness to put others first and stand up to wrongdoing. He was saying things about how Muslims should die and how theyve been killing Christians for years, Dyjuana Hudson, one of the girls mothers, said. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Saturday called all three men heroes. Man, hes just the best person. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche was a friend who would never forget about you, said Christoper Landt, who grew

Trump Declares Victory, Heads Home To Face More Russia Scandal

I think we hit a home run no matter where we are, Trump said in a speech at the Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily. A very proud nation salutes you, he said. You are the metal spine forged out of the fire of American strength. Of the arms sales, he said he had agreed to massive economic development deals, the likes of which there has never been, that will create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the United

Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?

Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?
Beijing (CNN)Jeong Min-young is worried. Since the beginning of the year, relations between Beijing and Seoul have soured over the deployment of a US missile defense system -- THAAD -- in South Korea. On the Chinese internet, patriotic citizens posted calls for boycotts of South Korean goods and even staged performative displays of destroying make-up and other popular products, generating approving columns in Chinese state media. Neighborly quarrels One development that might make it easier for Beijing and Seoul

Congress exasperated as White House in ‘downward spiral’

Congress exasperated as White House in ‘downward spiral’
(CNN)Republicans in Congress barely had time to get their footing Monday, as another wild development, this time reports that President Donald Trump had revealed sensitive intelligence to Russia's foreign minister and US ambassador, swept the Capitol. Senators mulled over the latest stunning news, first reported by The Washington Post, as they met inside the chamber. Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said the wave of negative stories related to Trump and intelligence meant the White House is in a "downward

1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says
(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world -- an average of 3,000 deaths per day -- from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed significantly. Dr. Sonia