If startup SmartThings has its way, nearly every object in your house could one day be tracked and automated.
FORTUNE -- When Alex Hawkinson and his family arrived at their Colorado home in February 2011 for a ski trip, they were shocked at the sight. Earlier that winter, the pipes had burst, water had flooded the basement, and parts of their home were rotting.
"I couldn't stand that I didn't know that MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 7, 2013 7:06 AM ET
China has a hot new startup scene, but there are still a lot of challenges.
By Jennifer Reingold, senior editor
FORTUNE -- The "fail your way to success" model has been gospel for Silicon Valley venture capitalists and private-company investors for a long time. But in mainland China, that notion hasn't fully caught on, said a group of influential investors speaking at Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu, China. That makes it hard for some MOREJun 7, 2013 5:38 AM ET
Hot interior design startup didn't have the usual beginnings.
By Colleen Leahey, reporter
FORTUNE -- Adi Tatarko planned big things for her Silicon Valley ranch-style house. But making them a reality proved an expensive -- and miserable -- experience. Tatarko's friends described similar frustrations while renovating their homes, so she and her husband Alon Cohen began developing what would eventually become startup Houzz. Cohen understood the mutual need between buyers and sellers MOREMay 31, 2013 5:00 AM ET
How to make it in tech.
FORTUNE -- Fortune's Brainstorm Tech Conference (July 22-24 in Aspen, Colo.) regularly brings together the best and brightest minds in tech and innovation. Each week, Fortune will turn the spotlight on a different conference attendee to offer entrepreneurial insight. We asked YouSendIt CEO Brad Garlinghouse to answer 10 questions about leadership, education, success, and industry advice for young entrepreneurs. His responses follow. Fortune: What is the MOREMay 30, 2013 7:12 AM ET
Startup Automatic wants to make your iPhone your car's cerebral cortex.
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- You will never forget where you parked your car again. Well, you may forget, but now your phone will keep you from aimlessly wandering the parking lot. Helping drivers remember where they parked is just one feature of Automatic, a new device users can plug into their car, enabling it to talk to their MOREMay 14, 2013 6:28 AM ET
Equity-based crowdfunding has yet to take shape one year after the JOBS Act was signed.
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- It's been exactly one year since President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law. After passing with flying colors in the House and Senate, the President called the new legislation a "potential game changer" for its ability to alter the fundraising landscape for both startups and small businesses. Of the MOREApr 5, 2013 7:30 AM ET
With Paper, a handful of ex-Microsoft employees are proving the iPad is more than just a consumption device, one digital brush stroke at a time.
FORTUNE -- If you thought the iPad was still purely a consumption device, take a few minutes to doodle around with Paper by FiftyThree.
Since co-founders Georg Petschnigg, Andrew S. Allen, Julian Walker, and Jonathan Harris launched the company nearly a year ago, its drawing app MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 27, 2013 6:58 AM ET
Ilya Zhitomirskiy was supposed to be the next Mark Zuckerberg. He had the startup, the crowdfunding, the loyal following. And then everything fell apart.
By Matthew Shaer
FORTUNE -- At 8 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2011, a San Francisco entrepreneur named Tony Lai received a call from a number he did not recognize. Lai had recently returned from a trip to Costco to pick up party supplies -- he and a friend MOREMar 26, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The startup's take on casual style may not be for everyone, but Nasty Gal's phenomenal growth rate is raising eyebrows.
FORTUNE -- If the name Nasty Gal rubs you the wrong way, odds are Sophia Amoruso's clothes also won't appeal either. "'Have you ever considered changing the name Nasty Gal?' is probably the dumbest question I've ever heard," says Amoruso.
The four-and-a-half year old Los Angeles-based online clothes retailer caters to twenty-something women with MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 26, 2013 8:27 AM ET
Retroactive tax bills and the elimination of a state tax-break for California's entrepreneurs and early stage investors could force them to move to ... Texas.
By Omar Akhtar, reporter
FORTUNE -- Entrepreneurs and investors in California can expect to receive a rude shock in the mail if they sold their company in the last four years. Not only did the state's Franchise Tax Board (FTB) eliminate a tax break on capital gains MOREFeb 21, 2013 7:24 AM ET
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