Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars

Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars

You don’t need a fancy university degree to launch a startup and secure venture capital. But looking at the data on who gets funded, alumni affiliation sure seems to be a big contributing factor. For this back-to-school series, Crunchbase is taking a look at how top U.S. universities rank in terms of graduating entrepreneurs who go on to launch funded startups. We look at which institutions launch the most startups, as well as the most highly capitalized. But first, a spoiler alert: If you’re looking for surprises, stop reading now….

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Raise a toast to a wine-tasting career in India

Raise a toast to a wine-tasting career in India

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” — Paulo Coelho, ‘Brida’ Have you watched the documentary Somm and wondered what it was all about? The protagonists are sommeliers or wine tasters. A glass of wine is a divine pleasure in itself and tasting varieties of it in order to earn a living is like a dream for many. The pristine liquid flowing in parties can be a great…

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California Is About to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

California Is About to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that California has reached a “landmark deal” to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, after lawmakers made atentative agreement over the weekend. If approved by the state assembly, the deal will make California the first state in the nation to adopt a $15 minimum wage for all workers. (Photo Credit: brainchildvn/Flickr) Cities like Seattle and Los Angeles have already started phasing in minimum wages of $15 an hour, and other cities, counties, and states have passed laws raising pay for…

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How Your New Salary Negotiation Hero Scored a $30,000 Raise

How Your New Salary Negotiation Hero Scored a $30,000 Raise

In the post-recession economy, most people would count themselves lucky to get a 3 percent annual raise, or make a jump to a new job that gives them a couple of extra thousand dollars a year – even if that bump seems to disappear, once taxes come out. But not Claudia Telles. The 28-year-old quality specialist tells Business Insider that she managed to jump from a $41,000 annual salary to $72,000 – all without leaving her employer. (Photo Credit: thethreesisters/Flickr) How’d she do it? 1. She was willing to change…

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