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749f1ae8 4de9 47aa 8bc3 9e5eff50a0d9Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks you have a good idea. In these changing times, if you already have a startup, with no plan, maybe it’s time to think ahead for a change.

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Cursor and 12 Why venture capital funding is dwindling in the tech sector YouTube and 56181 and Bullfrog AI Cookie Consent Memo docx Google DocsYahoo Finance tech reporter Allie Garfinkle details how tech sector investing from venture capitalist firms is falling amid hiring freezes and lay offs occurring in the tech space. Don't Miss: Valley of Hype: The Culture That Built Elizabeth Holmes

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Group of friends meeting for lunchtime drinks in t 2022 02 08 22 39 29 utcVenture capital (VC) investing, done well, requires the right amount of capital and the right amount of industry expertise invested in a startup at the right time. At its best, venture capital delivers a clear advantage to a startup that propels it through its critical growth stages and continues to add value throughout the company’s lifecycle.

 

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Handsome mature entrepreneur talking with smart ph 2022 01 11 23 53 02 utcWhen I started as a postdoc at the University of Cambridge back in 2013, I knew – absolutely knew – that I would eventually become a professor. It was a done deal, there was no question. Instead, after many twists and turns, I started hatching an idea to start a business, and in 2017, I incorporated The Supplant Company.

It was a rocky journey during which we had to change strategy numerous times. But eventually, an amazing team and I turned an idea into something real. 

 

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Prague astronomical clock 2022 02 02 05 06 40 utcRemember when we were kids and nothing was that serious? Everything seemed like a game, from joking around with friends at school to recess to after-school sports. When we were kids, we tried everything, and nothing was off-limits (until your parents grounded you). Our imagination and creativity came out to play every single day. Each new experience, location or field trip lit up our neurons, and the possibilities were endless.

 

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Philadelphia at dusk 2021 08 26 16 02 31 utcTumult in the global economy is forcing commercial real estate companies of every stripe to reassess plans for an environment in which raising money is much more expensive.

For Philadelphia, in the early stages of what it hopes is a prolonged development boom for life sciences, that is complicating a crucial time for keeping its momentum going.

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Question mark gd16f8d084 640 pngApple CEO Tim Cook seems to have confirmed that his company is working on some kind of AR device – the first time any Apple exec has talked about its AR hardware projects publicly.

Speaking to China Daily USA(opens in new tab), Tim Cook was asked about what AR headsets and products need to consider to be successful. In his response, Cook said that “putting humanity at the center of it” should be the priority of any successful tech product.

 

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Inspired by fireflies, MIT researchers have created soft actuators that can emit light in different colors or patterns. CREDIT: Image courtesy of Kevin Chen, Suhan Kim,et alFireflies that light up dusky backyards on warm summer evenings use their luminescence for communication — to attract a mate, ward off predators, or lure prey.

These glimmering bugs also sparked the inspiration of scientists at MIT. Taking a cue from nature, they built electroluminescent soft artificial muscles for flying, insect-scale robots. The tiny artificial muscles that control the robots’ wings emit colored light during flight.

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Walking man 235809 730x419 mIt has long been thought that when walking is combined with a task, both suffer however, researchers at the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester found that this is not always the case.

Some young and healthy people improve performance on cognitive tasks while walking by changing the use of neural resources. However, this does not necessarily mean you should work on a big assignment while walking off that cake from the night before.

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Tim cook macbook pro e1640724283389When talking about augmented reality (AR) with @ChinaDailyUSA, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted at a future AR-enabled device for the first time.

Apple introduced LiDAR scanners in iPad Pro models (2020 and newer) and iPhone Pro models starting from iPhone 12 series. The light detection and ranging (LiDAR) scanning technology uses bouncing light waves off the surfaces and measures the reaction time to determine the shape and distance of objects within a space. The technology is used to create 3-D models of objects or layouts of surroundings.

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Photos: Ave Calvar/Unsplash; Austin Distel/UnsplashThe rise of remote work has drastically changed the relationship between companies and their employees.

What began two years ago as a sudden shift to a work-from-home model has changed collaboration, coordination, and communication permanently. As companies work to find the right balance between flexible work and optimum productivity, the “hybrid” work model is being codified in company policies. The stakes are high: The terms of the new hybrid work contract have a direct bearing on companies’ ability to keep employees happy, and to attract new ones.

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Question mark 2021 08 26 22 30 01 utcIn Partnership with Collision 2022, North America’s fastest-growing tech event, PitchBook recently surveyed 105 venture capitalists about their views on investment stategies and outlooks amid market volatility, rising inflation and shifts in the talent market. We gleaned insights on their approaches to creating impact, their criteria for investing and their thoughts on potential emerging tech disruptors.

 

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