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 Commission Demanding Voter Data Via Unsecured Email

Trump Commission Demanding Voter Data Via Unsecured Email
The voter rolls include names, addresses, birthdays, partial Social Security numbers, and in some cases even drivers license numbers, among other information. But the the email system intended to traffic the information lacks minimal encryption protections, according to the report. Mississippis Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said commission members could go jump in the Gulf of Mexico. Californias participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the president,

Your Health Care Information Is Insecure — And Extremely Lucrative On The Black Market

Your Health Care Information Is Insecure — And Extremely Lucrative On The Black Market
Not very. TrendMicro, an information security company, has reported that the health care sectoris now the preferred target for cybercriminals. The industry, with hospitals leading the way, has been the top target of data breaches, followed by government and retail.In 2015, a total of 113.2 million health care-related records were stolen, the most ever, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. An electronic health record database contains personal information that does not expire such as Social Security

Adam Driver Brings A Family To Tears With Life-Changing Surprise

Adam Driver Brings A Family To Tears With Life-Changing Surprise
Just a warning: Tears may start flowing when you see Star Wars actor Adam Driverdeliver a surprise, life-changing scholarship to the daughter of a disabled veteran. Driver teamed up with Budweiser and the Folds of Honor Foundation to make it happen. The actor, a former Marine, told HuffPost he jumped at the chance to get involved when he heard how the two organizations were helping military families. Over email, Driver told HuffPost more about the experience, what it was

How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News

How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat JK Rowling said about first Harry Potter book in 1997 Can you believe it's 20 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone? Joanne Rowling, as she was known then, dreamed up the story of the bespectacled boy wizard on a train trip between London and Manchester. She finished the manuscript in 1995, writing much of it in cafes in Edinburgh while her baby from her first

Visa refusal leaves mother and toddler 4,000 miles apart – BBC News

Visa refusal leaves mother and toddler 4,000 miles apart – BBC News
Image caption Suhail and Riza met on a holiday in Pakistan Irena said: "As he's growing up he's forgetting her so we have to remind him all the time on Skype or on email or WhatsApp - 'that is your mother'. He doesn't realise that at all."The family had to mark Umair's first birthday without his mother: "I cried my eyes out. I really, really cried because she wasn't there to have a look at his first birthday," said

Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns
Aid workers from nine floundering vessels in distress off the Libyan coast on Thursday, in another intense day for the Italian Coast Guard and humanitarian organizations operating search-and-rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea. The crews of Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish aid organization involved in Thursdays operations, two rubber dinghies and a wooden boat each crammed with more than 130 men, women and children. A 2-month-old baby with asthma was among the passengers of another wooden vessel intercepted that

Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash
The pilot, who was still inside the airship when it crashed, suffered serious burns. He was taken to a Milwaukee hospitalin serious condition, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening. Heres what we know. The pilot had previously been involved in two forced landings. Thompson was trying to land because the winds were too strong. Patrick Walsh, president of AirSign, believes the crash was caused by a failure of the airships skin, which likely caused the blimp to depressurize,

After the game, can the good feelings last?

After the game, can the good feelings last?
(CNN)The congressional boys of summer ditched partisan hardball for seven innings of healing Thursday at their annual baseball classic just 36 hours after a horrifying gun rampage at a Republican batting practice.And while rattled lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill instinctively drew together after the shooting, sitting together at the game, that doesn't mean their constituents and attack dogs in warring partisan media establishments will heed a moment of Beltway togetherness.Congressional baseball players: We must unite"We are dealing with

Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

Five things to watch: The Comey hearing
Washington (CNN)The Senate intelligence committee hearing of former FBI Director James Comey was already going to be a blockbuster before it even started -- with Comey stating in pre-written testimony Wednesday that President Donald Trump urged him to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. READ: James Comey's prepared testimonyRep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House probe, said he wants to know if Trump's request for loyalty and that Comey drop his Flynn investigation

Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify
SANTA ANA, Calif. Six years ago, Scott Dekraai walked into a hair salon in Seal Beach and gunned down eight people, including his ex-wife. No one is disputing that. But what remains in dispute is his sentence as the court struggles to untangle a secretive jailhouse informant program that this week saw key witnesses either refuse to testify or plead ignorance. Hearings ordered two weeks ago by Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals have focused on misconduct involving

Meet the women and girls who rocked Comic Con – BBC News

Meet the women and girls who rocked Comic Con – BBC News
Sophie: "I'm playing Maleficent, the Angelina Jolie version. I love cosplay because it gives you the chance to play someone else for a day. It's escapism, pure fantasy."You can be covered or wear the smallest of clothes, it's a very respectful environment where you can express yourself. There's a lot of amazing female characters in the comic, anime and film world, so there's a lot of inspiration."Eliza: "I love young Maleficent because her wings are ginormous and she can

White House Facebook Page Snubs Gay Prime Minister’s Husband, Fixes It After Backlash

White House Facebook Page Snubs Gay Prime Minister’s Husband, Fixes It After Backlash
The photo, posted to an album titled President Trumps Trip Abroad, featured the spouses of NATO leaders gathering before dinnerat the Royal Castle of Laeken in Brussels. Twitter users were quick to point out the missing name and accused the White House of doing it on purpose.Scott Bixby of The Daily Beast called the caption homophobic. Thousands of photos were taken over the course of a very big, very busy international trip, deputy press secretary Stephanie Grisham told Johnson