Mark Cuban and Serena Williams Invest in a Software Services Platform

Plus, there is a new pet-friendly app that will pick up you and your dog, and there’s a startup putting a new spin on laundry and dry cleaning. July 19, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Mark Cuban and Serena Williams have invested $3 million in seed funding to Mahmee. Mahmee is a HIPAA-secure care management platform that makes it easy for payers, providers and patients to coordinate comprehensive prenatal and postpartum healthcare from anywhere. The company also offers a community of other moms going through the same thing and plans on using its new funding to expand its team and partnerships.  SpotOn, a mobile app available on the iPhone and Android, makes it easy to hail a ride even with your pet. All the SpotOn drivers are trained to accommodate pets of all sizes, and each vehicle is equipped with special equipment that ensures the pet’s safety during the […]

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Lady Gaga Is Coming Out With a Beauty Line on Amazon. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Plus, you can now pay a premium to request a quiet Uber driver, and there is a new mentorship app. July 12, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Lady Gaga is creating a new makeup and skincare line called Haus Beauty. The beauty line will apparently have foundation, lipstick, perfume, face wash, highlighter and nail polish. Haus Laboratories will be the first major beauty brand to launch exclusively on Amazon. This will mark Gaga’s first independent business venture. Want a quiet Uber ride? Now, with Uber Comfort, it’s an option in 43 cities — for a premium price. If you pay the extra 20 to 40 percent more you can get a newer car, higher-rated drivers and the request for a chatty or silent car ride.  A digital mentorship platform startup called Tribute is aiming to redefine membership. The Seattle based startup wants corporate membership to be an easier and more authentic experience. Related: A […]

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Sam’s Club Launches Alcohol Delivery Through Instacart

Plus, a new DNA startup will help you live an overall healthier lifestyle, and there’s a new female-led media Venture called Shared Media. June 28, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Sam’s Club is expanding into same-day alcohol delivery via Instacart. Sam’s Club members will be able to order both from the in-house “Member’s Mark” as well as well-known alcohol brands like Tito’s and Kendall Jackson. The alcohol delivery is currently live in 215 stores across 12 U.S. states with plans to expand into more markets.  There is a new startup called DNAfit that examines your genetics to help you become the best possible version of yourself. DNAfit will tell you what you should be eating, what exercise will benefit your body most—and will even explain why you might be a morning person or a night owl. The basic DNA test starts at $89.  Boss ladies Lily Marston […]

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Facebook Launches a New Cryptocurrency Called Libra

Plus, Lululemon launches a line of personal-care products, and a mental health chatbot app raises $3 million. June 21, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Facebook is creating a new open-source digital currency called Libra. The goal is for developers to create services for consumers to send money around the world easily and for free. Payment companies like Visa, Stripe and PayPal will help merchants accept Libra. Lululemon is expanding beyond workout apparel. They have announced the launch of personal-care products sold in retail 50 stores and online. The lineup includes dry shampoo, deodorant, face moisturizer, and lip balm. Lululemon has also hinted that they might launch their own line of shoes! A mental health app chatbot app called Youper raised $3 million. The funding was from Goodwater Capital and the San Francisco based startup will use the funding to grow their AI based capabilities.  Related: The Number One Reason Women Entrepreneurs Should Look to Support Each […]

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The Number One Reason Women Entrepreneurs Should Look to Support Each Other

The CEO of this fertility coverage company explains how integral a network of female cohorts can be. June 19, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with Tammy Sun, the CEO of Carrot Fertility. Sun shares that one of the most important responsiblities she feels as a female entrepreneur is to discuss the universality of her company’s message. Sun describes Carrot as more than a female health company or a technology company, but insead a business that applies to many groups of people. Sun’s advice to young entrepreneurs is to concentrate on building a network with other female founders. In Sun’s experience, women love to support each other and build each other up. Since it can be difficult for female founders to nail down capital from investors and financial partners, it is even more important for female founders to […]

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Why You Should Forget About Your Weaknesses and Focus on Your Strengths

Own what makes you different, don’t hide it. June 3, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars sits down with Denyelle Bruno, CEO of Tender Greens. Bruno discusses some of her best advice for young women, which includes treating your differences as strengths and not downplaying them.  Bruno also encourages entrepreneurs not to bend over backwards to correct their weaknesses, but instead to forget about all the noise and work hard to highlight the best parts of yourself.  Click the video to hear more. Related: Why This Author Loves Coming Up With New Gluten-Free Recipes Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube […]

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Amazon Is Working on Wearables That Can Read Your Emotions

Plus, a health fitness startup raises $3 million, and TikTok’s parent company is working on its own smartphone. May 31, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Amazon’s hardware group Lab126 and the Alexa voice software team are working on a new wearable device. It is described as a health-and-wellness product that would come equipped with a microphone to listen to a user’s voice and detect their emotional state. Amazon has yet to comment on the new wearable device.  Livekick, a startup that gives customers access to one-on-one personal training, raised $3 million in seed funding! Users can sign up for one, two or three live, 30-minute sessions with a remote trainer, with whom they’ll connect via the Livekick app or website. TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is reportedly launching its own smartphone! The plan is to focus on launching the phone with the company’s many apps pre-installed.  Related: Why This […]

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This Entrepreneur Made Her First Perfume When She Was 13, and Now She Runs a Fragrance Business

Founder Carina Chaz sees every one of her work days as holding something new. May 27, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars speaks with fragrance company DedCool’s founder Carina Chaz. Chaz explains how she was thirteen when she became interested in fragrances — particularly in scent profiles and how to put together an interesting scent. Her passion for her business and the variance of her work helps make every day exciting and challenging.  Click play to hear more from Carina Chaz and Business Rockstars.  Related: Laughter Is a Key Component to This Specialty Magazine’s Success Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of […]

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American Express Purchases a Startup to Help Its Cardmembers Eat Better

Plus, Target launches a new skincare brand, and a startup is delivering an easier way to train your puppy. May 24, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. American Express recently announced its acquisition of Resy, a startup that helps people get seats at restaurants and that also previously made an appearance on Business Rockstars. American Express says the acquisition will help cardmembers get access to notable restaurants that are usually hard to get into. Target launched a new exclusive skincare line called Versed. Versed relies on powerful, clean ingredients that fight everything from dryness to acne to aging. Versed was created by the same team that created the Target-exclusive apparel and accessories line Who What Wear.  Plus, a Shark Tank entrepreneur is helping dog parents house train their dogs! Fresh Patch is a startup that delivers a patch of real, dirt-free grass to your front door. The all-natural grass training pad is a no-brainer for dog […]

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Here’s How This Entrepreneur Manages Her Team of One

Robyn Young works with a freelance team when she needs design help, but mostly relies on her own talents to build her business. May 20, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with Robyn Young, the founder of branding agency company Robyn Young & Co. Click the video to hear more from Business Rockstars and Robyn Young.  Related: Why Your Employees Should Support You and Challenge You at the Same Time Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the business vertical. Watch video from our network partners on demand on Roku, Apple TV and the Entrepreneur App available on iOS and Android devices. Click here to become a part […]

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Here’s How This Former Architect Started an Ice Cream Company

The founder of Coolhaus ice cream talks about how she got into the sweet business. May 13, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Business Rockstars talks with Natasha Case about transitioning from architecture to running an ice cream company, Coolhaus. Case never expected herself to work in ice cream, especially after focusing on architecture throughout school and her early life.  However, Case discovered a new side of herself as an entrepreneur. Click play to learn more about that journey, Coolhaus and Business Rockstars. Related: Why Being a Good Entrepreneur Means Taking Care of Yourself First Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in […]

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This Health Coaching App Just Raised $58 Million

Plus, Plum raises $4.5 million, and two female founders are disrupting the non-dairy milk industry. May 10, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Noom, a health coaching app, raised $58 million led by Sequoia Capital. Noom focuses on long-term lifestyle changes and tracks calories and exercise. Noom will use the capital to bring on more employees for product development.  Meanwhile, the money management chatbot Plum raised $4.5 million. The intelligent chatbot is designed to create better financial behavior habits. Its three-pillar strategy incorporates savings, investments and helping users find out when they’re wasting money on overpriced deals.  The two female founders of Malibu Mylk want to make flax milk, which is loaded with fiber and protein and low in sugar, the new dairy-free milk of choice. You can try Malibu Mylk in major grocery stores like Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, and Erewhon.  Related: Why Being a Good Entrepreneur Means Taking […]

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Why Being a Good Entrepreneur Means Taking Care of Yourself First

This female founder encourages everyone at her business to seek out a therapist if they need it. May 8, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with Lindsay Nahmiache, the co-founder of Jive PR + Digital. Nahmiache points out that business owners become the business. Thus, as a business owner, you should take care to nurture yourself and take care of yourself, because how you are eventually becomes the business.  Nahmiache also offers some advice to young, female entrepreneurs. Nahmiache says they should look after themselves and rid themselves of toxicity so they can dream up their most ambitious ideas. Click the video to hear more from Business Rockstars and Lindsay Nahmiache.  Related: Here’s What This Lifestyle Blogger Considers the Biggest Benefit of Being Her Own Boss Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs […]

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Why Leading a Startup Can Be Different From Other Teams and Businesses

This founder talks about what it’s like to head up a growing startup team. May 1, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars sits down with Kate Gorman, the founder and CEO of Fort Mason Games, to talk about the responsibilities of leading a team.  Gorman says that her job is to drive her team towards a common goal with consistency. Leadership looks differently in the fast-paced startup world. Gorman emphasizes that a leader needs to take the time to understand everyone’s opinions and align the team before making pivots and big moves.  Gorman also says it’s possible to find a sweet spot, even while leading a team, where you can live a productive life outside of work, too. To learn more about how, click play.  Related: How This Entrepreneur Used a Painful Breakup to Launch Her Startup Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education […]

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How This Entrepreneur Used a Painful Breakup to Launch Her Startup

When faced with unforeseen adversity, Kalika Yap rose above her circumstances. April 29, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Business Rockstars interviews Kalika Yap, the CEO of Citrus Studios, a company that helps entrepreneurs build personal brands. Yap talks about developing her business after she was dumped and told to go get a job. She signed up for coding classes soon after. Now, Yap says she believes that entrepreneurs can change the world. Click the video to hear more Business Rockstars and Kalika Yap.  Related: This CEO Breaks Down Why Working for Yourself Is Just as Great as You’d Hope Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds […]

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This CEO Breaks Down Why Working for Yourself Is Just as Great as You’d Hope

This entrepreneur has the freedom to do what she wants, how she wants. April 24, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner, Business Rockstars talks with Jen Proctor, the CEO of Cultivated Entertainment. The CEO knew from a young age that she wanted to work in some capacity in entertainment, but she says one of the most rewarding parts of being an entrepreneur is being able to make decisions and do things whenever she wants rather than constantly working under another person.  Click the vide to hear more from Business Rockstars’s discussion with Jen Proctor. Related: How These Women CEOs Raise Money in Rooms Full of Men Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital […]

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How These Women CEOs Raise Money in Rooms Full of Men

The founders of furniture startup Hutch talk about the various obstacles they’ve come up against while fundraising. April 22, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner, Business Rockstars talks with Madeline Fraser and Beatrice Fischel-Bock, the founders of Hutch (a furniture app that allows customers to try before they buy). They discuss some of the deep-seeded fears female entrepreneurs hold, which often arise from coming up against challenges as two women founders in a male-dominated field like venture capital. Fraser talks about how she often has to first prove herself as a woman and then again as a credible entrepreneur. In order to stay grounded, Fraser emphasizes taking lunch with trusted, professional women to shake off self-doubt. Fraser also talks about not guilting people for canceling a social plan or being unable to make a particular meeting over work commitments. Moreover, she emphasizes how start-up founders should be wise […]

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Get Your Business Off the Ground by Making Mistakes

Here’s why young business owners should not be afraid of taking the plunge and screwing things up. April 17, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with Gianna Wurzi, a founder of Quilt. Wurzi is intentional with her time. She concentrates on carving out specific time to socialize and time to buckle down. This helps her have perspective and keeps her priorities in place. Wurzi encourages young female founders to get out there and take action. She says you shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes, because those mistakes will teach you how to build the company you envisioned.  Click play to hear more.  Related: Want to Grow Your Business? You Have to Fire Yourself First. Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and […]

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Want to Grow Your Business? You Have to Fire Yourself First.

As part of being a founder, you must have the awareness to take a step back and give up responsibility. April 15, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with Cooper Harris, the COO and founder of Klickly. Harris speaks about the ability to recognize which tasks in your business you are good at, and which you are not. While at the helm of a budding business, it may be tempting to take on many different roles, but inevitably, to do a satisfactory job and discover the best hire, you should look to fire yourself from certain jobs. Harris explains that as a founder, it can be tempting to wear all the hats, but this tendency can also stand in the way of pinpointing just the right people for open roles.  Click the video to hear more from Business Rockstars and Cooper […]

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Kabbage Closes $700 Million Asset-Backed Securitization

Plus, Rent the Runway is going to start offering clothing for girls, and Landed just raised a $7.5 million Series A round. April 12, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Loan platform Kabbage has closed a securitization of $700 million dollars as it continues to grow. Kabbage is valued at over $1.2 billion dollars.  Rent the Runway, an online clothing and accessory rentals platform, is going to start offering clothing for girls later this month. Some of the designers offered for kids will be Fendi, Chloé and Stella McCartney. The announcement comes shortly after Rent the Runway announced their venture into the home business through a partnership with West Elm.  Landed, a startup company that helps teachers buy homes, just raised a $7.5 million Series A round. Landed helps teachers and educators buy homes by helping them with down-payment assistance. The round was led by Initialized Capital.  Related: Hiring More Women Is One of This Founder’s Proudest […]

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