The company helping celebrities break into China

East Goes Global works with leading Western celebrities (Britney Spears, Shawn Mendes, Jessie J, Will Smith) to grow their brands in China.

Trung T. Phan • December 8, 2020

The pandemic is straining the franchisee-corporate relationship

With margins down during the pandemic, franchisees are fighting back against onerous corporate costs.

Trung T. Phan • December 3, 2020

The Hustle Q&As

Trung Phan interviews leading entrepreneurs, creators and investors to uncover key lessons and ideas for readers of The Hustle's Daily Email.

The Hustle • December 1, 2020

How much does a founder really matter?

Two Harvard professors are battling over how much a founder matters.

Trung T. Phan • November 24, 2020

When brand extensions go wrong

Some major product fails from Harley-Davison, Apple, and DuPont.

Trung T. Phan • November 10, 2020

How businesses scored on the ballot

The weed and ridesharing industries took home some Ws.

Trung T. Phan • November 5, 2020

Women-led VC funds are on the rise — but they face significant challenges

A new report from Women in VC shows progress for female investors. But there’s a long way to go.

Trung T. Phan • October 23, 2020

Akash Nigam: “We will allow everyone to fully express themselves in the digital world”

Akash Nigam is the co-founder and CEO of Genies. He tells us his vision for the avatar tech startup and the future of digital identities.

Trung T. Phan • October 19, 2020

How businesses can find innovation from anywhere

That time an F1 pit crew team showed a hospital how to reduce post-surgery fatalities.

Trung T. Phan • October 19, 2020

America is experiencing a startup boom

New business applications in America are surging. Will the trend last?

Trung T. Phan • October 13, 2020

Free samples are coming to online shopping

Clicking on clown makeup on Walmart.com? Don’t be surprised if it shows up in the mail.

Michael Waters • October 12, 2020

Can you fund a social media company like a video game?

The startup Yubo runs on in-app purchases.

Michael Waters • September 30, 2020

The gig economy is coming for elder care

The platform Papa wants you to give company to older people on the side.

Michael Waters • September 28, 2020

Hint’s Kara Goldin: “I would take passion, curiosity, and commitment over experience any day of the week”

Kara Goldin's new book (Undaunted) recounts the personal doubts and challenges she overcame to build one of America's most successful beverage businesses.

Trung T. Phan • September 21, 2020

What you need to know about the TikTok deal

A TikTok deal with Oracle and Wal-Mart would value the video app at $60B. More broadly, the deal likely marks the end of the open internet.

Trung T. Phan • September 21, 2020

Can you build a business around internet pranks?

The latest drop from MSCHF is a viral-ready card game.

Michael Waters • September 17, 2020

A SoftBank-backed delivery company was started for stoners. Now valued at ~$2.8B, it sells everything.

With $750m from Softbank, goPuff now serves 500 cities delivering 3k items. Can it turn a profit, though?

Caroline Dohack • September 11, 2020

This German internet company copied itself to success. Now, its biz model is in question.

Rocket Internet built a multibillion dollar business by cloning US firms. Its business model is now in question and plans to delist from European stock exchanges.

Trung T. Phan • September 10, 2020

In-flight WiFi is in crisis — which could be good for everyone else

A satellite company just bought the WiFi division of GoGo, Inc.

Michael Waters • September 4, 2020

A VC company is funding training for home health aides

VC seeks to connect unemployed workers with healthcare careers.

Caroline Dohack • September 4, 2020

Can startups make scheduling less terrible?

Brace yourself for the rise of the “calendar influencer.”

Michael Waters • September 1, 2020

Tons of startups are trying to turn streaming into social media

And it might just help the streamers keep their edge.

Michael Waters • August 28, 2020

The hottest trend in finance? ‘Blank check companies’

SPACs (AKA ‘blank check companies’) are storming public markets

Trung T. Phan • August 25, 2020

The ‘Tesla of chicken nuggets’ is using memes to stand out in the race to replace meat

The startup behind the “Tesla of chicken nuggets” is mastering faux meat and memes.

Trung T. Phan • August 25, 2020

What’s powering Apple’s $2T valuation, and where it’s headed next

The keys to Apple’s $2T market cap: product strategy and ecosystem.

Trung T. Phan • August 24, 2020

Who are the most baller No. 2s in corporate America?

Giving corporate America’s top No. 2s the shine they deserve

Trung T. Phan • August 24, 2020

Ben Pasternak: “SIMULATE is a nutrition company with a software framework”

SIMULATE is the nutrition tech company behind the popular NUGGS product — aka the “Tesla of chicken nuggets” made with plant-based protein. With $11m in...
Trung T. Phan • August 23, 2020

Sex toy sales have skyrocketed, so why are startups screwed?

Big sextech businesses are banging, but startups struggle to seal the deal.

Caroline Dohack • August 21, 2020

A company behind a series of kids books made $1m+ in 10 days

A publishing startup that set out to help parents tackle tough topics was a surprise success this spring.

Caroline Dohack • August 20, 2020

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