money distribution

I can’t believe they said “hiatus” but literally all of them are on the same schedule rn….like y'all can’t bring it in??? I can’t distribute my money like this….my bank account will now allow…..

Ten Years (Part 12)

Summary: AU. When a major account is on the line at work, reader is forced to revisit some old connections at her ten year high school reunion for a chance at success. Will she let the past consume her, or will she see the future in her grasp?

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Word Count: 4,065 (I AM OUT OF MY MIND)

Warnings: language, fluff, excessive sweetness

A/N: Tags are closed. This is the second to last part. I came THISCLOSE to having another cliffhanger, but I couldn’t do it. I don’t want to drag it out just to torture you. PS - IT’S SO FLUFFY I’M GONNA DIE!

Part: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

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It’s finally here! I actually ordered this before the Golden Thread Tarot, but it took much longer to arrive. But now it’s here and I am in love!

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anonymous asked:

Hi Cris, what are the benefits of signing a full record deal as opposed to a distribution deal? If the distribution deal is much better money wise, why doesn't everyone do it? Someone told me major labels push their own artists harder than their distribution deal artists. Is that true? Like, Adele and Beyonce have full record deals with Columbia, right?

Distribution deals are really only beneficial for major artists that have already gone through the standard record deal grind and have an established fan base that they can count on to buy a certain number of copies of their records.  

And if you recall, Capitol pushed Niall like he was the literal fruit of their loins for This Town, so the question of who they push harder isn’t the issue.  The issue is who do they think is going to make them the most money?

A distribution deal means that Capitol put very little money on the table up front to get Niall to sign with them. So they don’t have to worry about recouping anything other than marketing costs. But it’s good for the artist, because they retain rights to their masters and make money on every unit sold and don’t have to worry so much about the label using creative accounting. The artist is effectively hiring the big label to promote them for a percentage of sales, very cut and dry (for the most part).

At the same time, the big label gets to claim the artist and has bragging rights when they have a hit, which matters more than you’d think in the industry.

A normal record deal with an established, top level artist is set up so that the label has to give them a big chunk of money up front (usually millions) and then bet on whether the artist will sell enough for them to recoup the advance. Then after the advance has been paid back, the artist begins making additional money (or more specifically, after the advance and all recording, marketing, administrative, and bullshit costs are deducted).

As for Adele and Beyonce, nope.  

Beyonce has the same kind of deal that Niall does, it looks like (this is for Lemonade):

And Adele’s deal is actually with XL, her original label:

likiliki12  asked:

Anarchy is controversal and stupid it denyes itself. If only rule is that there are no rules than it's a paradox. And let us not get started on the topic of how uncivilazied the whole concept is. So my question is what makes anarchist so diffrent from somebody like caveman? They didn't have any gods, pope, bishops, laws, govorment, presidents, or any tax to pay at all just like your preachings. So what makes you better than them?

From the look of your blog you seem primarily concerned with using short replies to insult people who are trying to make the world a little better. I don’t really expect that you will take the time to read my long answer. But maybe other people do want to read it so I am writing it anyway for the people who are interested. Maybe that includes you maybe it doesn’t. 

I could say so many different things to this, starting with the fact that most evidence shows that cave dwelling people actually had very few wars, took care of the sick and disabled and had a far more equal distribution of food and goods than we do today. Historians have often imagined the ‘uncivilized’ caveman’s life to be full of rape and warfare but there is no evidence for that at all. Many died at 30, sure, but that was because they did not yet have the technology to do 21th century health care. 

I do not want to get back to a caveman like lifestyle. All I am saying here is: the system we live in now brings out the worst in humanity. When people are not forced into a system of huge wealth unequality that forces people to work meaningless jobs for long hours under bad conditions for scraps, they’re actually pretty nice. When people have to distribute what they have in their own communities, they never come up with a ‘I keep 99% and you lot can devide this 1%’ system. You need the extensive system of capitalism to achieve that. 

Anarchy is not just about ‘no rules’, that is a twisted version of the concept that is being repeated over and over again by opponents and has no basis in real anarchism. Some of the main building blocks of anarchism are:

- The systems that are currently creating massive inequality need to be destroyed. That means dismantling capitalism, the state, borders, prisons, cops, and the distribution of money as we know it but it also means we need to dismantle white supremacy, the patriarchy, cissexism, heteronormativity, ableism, neuronormativity etc. 

- Distribution of goods should take place based on everyone getting what they need to live comfortably, and everyone working in ways that they want and can do comfortably. We can easily feed the world that way because we’ll no longer have to give 99% to the ultra rich. 

- All organization, be it a family, a factory or a whole city, should be organized around group-decision making and should be entirely voluntary. No systems should be set up that you can not leave.

- A lot of organizing involved setting rule together, things like ‘don’t put stuff on the wheelchair ramp’ and ‘everyone on this farm who can physically do the work needs to show up for the harvest because we need to get all the food inside before the weather turns bad’. But these are not rules as laws, they are rules as communication: stuff we agree on together because it makes our lives better. If someone feels that the rules they have set with a community no longer fit there is no punishment, there is a conversation about why they don’t fit and a search for a better way to organize the rules. If someone is harmful to others, there is a focus on protecting victims and simultaneously working with the harmful person to figure out what made them act in harmful ways and what they need to change. 

There is more, and there are a lot of groups within anarchism that would emphasize different aspects of anarchism, but as you can see, it’s definitely about a lot more than ‘no rules’. 

I once thought that Anarchy was just ‘no rules’ and it frightened me. Without rules, how would a small, neuroatypical, queer trans person like me be safe? How would my friends be safe? But I realized that anarchism is actually primarily concerned with breaking down all the systems that are creating an unsafe world for me and that the alternatives anarchists build focus on working together to create real safety in a way that the legal systems under capitalism can never provide. 

If you’re interested, check out the many books at The Anarchist Library

Or start with my favorite book Anarchy Works. 


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Dear brothers and sisters,

As you are all probably aware, the drought situation in Somalia right now is beyond description. Children, men, women and livestock are dying due to lack of access to food and water. Moreover, March is the hottest and driest month of the year in Somalia, only adding to the dire need right now. The prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.“ (Tirmidhi, 589)

We are raising funds in the hopes that Allah subhana wa ta’aala places barakah in it and makes it of benefit to those who need it most. As we know, giving sadaqah has countless benefits, including that it does not detract anything from the one who gives it.

“And whatsoever you spend of anything (in Allah’s Cause), He will replace it. And He is the Best of providers.” [Saba’: 39]

The prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: “Charity does not decrease wealth.” (Muslim, 2588)

Those who spend their wealth (in Allah’s cause) by night and day, in secret and in public, they shall have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. (Baqarah: 274)

So what is stopping us from giving? Let us pause in our lives of comfort and privilege and, firstly, make sincere du’aa that Allah alleviates the pain and suffering of our brothers and sisters. Secondly, let us reach into our pockets and give what we can. Perhaps you are thinking “I already gave”, but is there a limit to good? Do not underestimate what you can give, every dollar makes a difference. Any amount you give, you will be rewarded for. Imagine the joy and relief of the mother whose child you help nourish. A child who likely walked miles and miles in search of food and water, and still with no relief in sight.

For this fundraiser, our plan is to raise as much money as possible and distribute it to different areas in Southern and Northern Somalia affected by the drought, particularly the more rural areas. The amount of areas we can send to is dependent on how much is raised. We are working with trusted people (rather than agencies) who will use the money to buy clean drinking water, staple food items and any other necessities and distribute it fairly among those in need. This will include trucks filled with clean drinking water that will be driven from village to village.

To keep this as transparent as possible and to help you feel confident that your money is going to the right people, we will be sending email updates to all donors, communicating how much has been raised and taking pictures of all receipts (of funds we forward to Somalia) and closely following up with those entrusted to do the job. We have opted to use e-transfers and PayPal rather than GoFundMe so that every dollar given reaches its target inshaa’Allaah.

To donate, please send e-transfers to:
OR send through PayPal using the same email address if you are outside Canada

Also, whether or not you donate, PLEASE forward this message to all of your contacts, both local and international. Raise as much awareness as you can! Barakallaahu feekum for ALL of your support and may Allah سبحانه و تعالى place barakah in all of your affairs.


Samsam Hersi & Umalkhayr Suleiman
Ottawa, Canada

10th Jumaad ath-thaani 1438 // March 9th, 2017

anonymous asked:

Sorry if this is a silly question, what's the difference between song writing and publishing credit? Like wouldn't a song they worked on give them song writing credit and then publishing credit because it was acutally published? I would assume you get song writing credit for writing it whether it gets made or not? And you get paid for that? I'm really sorry for this dumb question! And did you mean monetarily Louis gets the most money from these two sources?

A song’s royalties are split into three parts: performance (the artist), writer (the songwriters), and publisher (the people who license the song).

The artist gets nothing when a song is played on the radio or performed live, songwriters and publishers get all of that money, but when a song is sold or streamed, the artist gets the lion’s share of the money from a sale (or their record company does, but that’s another post).

Songwriters have publishing companies and they work about the same way that record labels work for artists. They promote the songwriter’s songs, collect and distribute the money earned from plays or sales, and if the songwriter is not self supporting already, they sign deals where the publisher gives them an advance on possible future sales.

Out of that advance, the publisher keeps the publishing rights to a song. This means they can license the song to an artist to perform it, or they can approve the use of the song in a commercial/tv show/movie/etc.

Established songwriters have their own publishing companies, so that they get both the songwriter share of a song and the publishing share and then they just pay a third-party company to collect royalties for them for a fee instead of giving them ownership.

As for Louis and Just Hold On, the songwriters on that song are split between PRS (who do not have public records), ASCAP, and BMI (who show ownership and splits but not all of them and not in the same way).  So, from what I can tell, Louis owns 37.5% of the song’s publishing and songwriting royalties, Steve has 30%, and the other three credited writers split the other 32.5%. It also looks like Steve and Louis evenly split the songwriting royalties, but Louis gets more in publishing (I won’t swear to this since some of the info is hidden, but that’s how it appears).

Performance royalties are probably split evenly between Steve and Louis, but I have no way of knowing that for certain.

Hope that answered your question.

hattposts  asked:

And now i want to knew about the structure of the Equestrian government. If you think this is weird, it mast be really interesting.

It’s not weird at all, but it must be for ponies who think alicorns are ridiculous given that we hold the highest executive offices!

The actual structure is quite informal. Starting at the bottom, various towns and villages have a great deal of autonomy and usually electing their own leaders, managing their own affairs and such. As long as local leaders report to the national government and national standards are met, there’s very little interference.

Of course, laws are mostly the same everywhere, especially since that’s more based on a general understanding of what is acceptable behavior which doesn’t change depending on where you are, though some things are specific to a certain context or place (in a more natural place like Ponyville walking on the grass is a given, while in other places that put a lot of work into maintaining lawns it’s not OK, but there are signs to help you not make that mistake).

The national government is in charge of decisions which set the standards for all of Equestria, dictating certain requirements parts of Equestria need to fulfill, like education, but how such goals are accomplished is determined on a local level. The important thing is that no matter where you are from you should be granted certain rights and resources to help you prosper, and that ponies have a common understanding of our world and what is expected of us.

Collecting of taxes and distributing the money is also handled by the national government, using assistance from the local level. Local authorities usually don’t collect local taxes (legally they have a right to, but ponies don’t want to pay taxes twice), but often do their own fundraising in other ways, as often happens when a town wants to build something new to benefit their citizens.

The national government is primarily controlled by the senate, which involves a mix of elected representatives and trusted appointees (most of which are selected by Celestia). Representatives come from all over Equestria, with each town having the right to send a number of representatives in relation to their population.

Princess are of course the highest authorities, and yes, we are all alicorns, even if some may find that ridiculous. In either case, we have the right to veto any decision, enact new laws and standards, and we are also technically above the law.

However, we try not to micromanage. We take a more long term approach and look after the future of Equestria, only intervening when something poses a major issue. Celestia and Luna are more involved than myself though, much in part to them being in Canterlot and ponies looking to them for guidance.

Cadence is of course her own special case since she is also ruler of the Crystal Empire, which means she’s highly involved in the local affairs there. This and her remote location means she isn’t very involved on the national level.

There’s a lot of history behind why things are organized in this fashion, but this letter has gotten quite long so I will leave that for another time, if anypony is interested.

anonymous asked:

Mellysandra! Can you please explain to me what Liam's deal means and why it might be significant that it got updated on iTunes? Is this at all like Zaynie?

Sure! So, the short answer is that it’s not even a quarter of a tit’s worth similar - the situations are nothing alike. Business Hoe hats on!

Loammy looks to have negotiated a deal for himself similar to what Harry and Niall have (but not Zayn, and I’ll tell you why): they actually own their record labels and the masters to their music, and Zehn does not - his deal is with Syco- which, as you all know, Syco is the hellmouth and is owned by Sony.

Its  true that Zayn’s classification on Itunes was changed from “Syco, Under Exclusive License to RCA” to just RCA, and that’s fucky all by itself (and was a huge dick shaped balloon of proof that Zayn was naht free from his Syco indentured servitude). But I do naht think Loammy’s classification getting updated is a dick shaped proof balloon that he’s got fuckiness, too. For me, it’s actually the opposite: Loammy’s licensing classification change puts him in wayyyyyy more of the drivers seat, since he owns the masters and is the primary label and sole director (and can really negotiate more artistic control):

With a deal like Loammy’s, Hampton Records (Loammy) would bankroll the initial production costs like recording, producing, mixing, work snacks, etc, and then the music is licensed out (in this case to Capitol/Republic). Like everything in this world, terms of the deal totes vary, but the gist is that the label who has the license puts down the Scrooge McDuck money for marketing, distribution, and prom(h)o(e).

617: The Sword and the Dragon

We’re back in Aleksandr Ptushko land!  The title of this movie in its homeland was simply Ilya Muromets.  Like Sadko the Sailor, Ilya Muromets is a hero of Russian folklore, the subject of much poetry, art, and opera.  He is thought to be based on Saint Ilya Pechersky, a medieval knight-errant who became a monk later in life, and what we see here in the movie is only a sampling of the stories told about him.  He’s supposed to have once fought off a band of robbers, using no weapon but a boot – now that is a scene I would have liked to see in the movie!

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The creation and supply of money lies in the hands of a few families, mainly the Rothschild, Rockefeller, Morgan, Carnegie, Harriman, Schiff, Warburg and a handful of others. These incredibly powerful families control the entire planet’s money supply. They have the right to print and distribute money without restriction. Their rights are protected by the current governments of the world and the military might that upholds the governments. These are further supported by the laws that are made by the governments and the courts that uphold such laws. All of this activity is kept nice and tidy under control of the banking elite who in turn keep the governments in power. It is a system so skilfully crafted that we have to admire its architects for keeping us in the dark for so long. But now that we have figured out that we are mere pawns in a huge game of global slavery, it is time for change.
—  Michael Tellinger - UBUNTU Contributionism - A Blueprint For Human Prosperity - Unity and Higher Consciousness for a New World
The time I got to be North America

I just remembered this little tidbit from when I was in the sixth grade. My social studies teacher was doing a demonstration on well, I think it was the different economies of the world and how money was distributed(frankly I hardly remember most of what I was taught in school so bear with me). He gave every student a card that had the name of a country on it. I was the only one who got “North America.”

We went outside where chalk countries had been drawn and everyone had to stand in the country they were given in class. My social studies teacher proceeded to use mini milky way candies as examples of how money was distributed. Most of the countries got about one or two or four milky ways which weren’t enough for everybody who were assigned those countries.

Then he got to me, the only one in the North America square and he proceeded to dump the remaining amount of candy (which was almost an entire bag) at my feet which I think represented how wealthy North America was…frankly I was just stoked I got free candy (which I did share with anyone who wanted some afterwards). 

I went to look up if the WGA called the strike or not and the first headline Google gives me is “Writers’ Strike Won’t Affect the MCU” and now I’m very angry. Like, THAT’S the article you want to write when an industry is on the verge of calling a second strike in ten years? When basically everything else is talking about the issues of the hierarchy in television writing and how money is distributed and the issues of the Netflix working model and the complications of shorter seasons? Like…. it just sounds so tone deaf.

This is basically what playing Monopoly with friends is like in a nutshell

FYI: I am the one distributing the money, @violafortin is rubbing the money to herself, @ohwillchampion is suffering on the ground, @clodplaye is screaming through the mike, @coldplayfeels is crying in despair, @anirudhiyer19992 is in cardboard jail, and @whereiwantedtogo is ragequitting in the background.

Credits go to the original owner of the base (I’m too lazy to track it down)

Jealousy at the Bar

Made for Anon who requested a jealous Richard Speight and a little out of character low self-esteem from Rich. Hope you like it :)

Pairings: Richard Speight Jr x Reader

Characters: RSJ, Mark P, Jenen, Jared, and more

Word Count: 1,539

Summary: Everyone knows about Richard’s crush on you, except you. The guys have a plan and are putting it into action

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Wholesome week day 2: (Dorky) Parents

Day 2 of the SVTFOE wholesome week event! Enjoy!


Star and Marco were both sitting on the bed inside Star’s room, staring into the void in complete silence.

Neither wanted to speak about what they had just witnessed on the 1st annual Butterfly-Diaz get-together, which was basically nothing more than Moon and River coming over for a visit to socialise with Angie and Rafael Diaz, Marco’s parents. Everything was going fine and Star and Marco were more than thrilled to see their parents getting along so well until something happened that left them both speechless. They made a deal; never speak of it again. But alas, the memory would never fade from their minds.

It wasn’t the baby stories both of their mothers had all-to-willingly exchanged; Angie having told Queen Moon about the time Marco was 7 and came home crying one day after getting bullied by a 3-year old girl on the playground, and the Queen mentioning the time Star had gotten mewni gum stuck in her hair, so they were forced to shave her beautiful blonde locks in order to get it fully out. The Queen even showed Marco’s mother and father a picture of the bald 6-year old Star, much to the princess’ embarrassment.

Nor was it the game of Mewnopoly their parents had played while the two, out of precaution, decided to take up the roles of the bankers and simply distribute the money and read the cards. None of the four adults wanted to charge anyone anything, stating that they would feel bad about not letting a good friend sleep over for free. Aside from Queen Moon, who won the game with her eyes closed. No, literally, she fell asleep out of sheer boredom and the other’s went bankrupt after a good 10 turns…

No, it was something much much worse…

No, not my stories! Those have an honorary 2nd place on the ‘Disasters of the Universe’ list!

It was something absolutely horrendous. Something which would undoubtedly leave the two teenagers scarred for the rest of their lives. Yes, you guessed it; Their father’s had worn socks AND sandals! What’s worse… they wore them…

*Insert overly dramatic pause*



Dark & Wild

Pairing: You x Kai

Summary: When he’s a member of a criminal organization.

Everyone knew about them. They were like some sort of modern folk tale, except EXO were very much real. They were infamous in the city for attacking the rich fat cat bankers, corrupt business men and the like, taking their money and distributing it - where? Rumor had it that the cash went to children’s shelters and charities, donated anonymously, but some people were skeptical.

“As if they would go through all the trouble to steal only to give it away,” my mother scoffed after reading the most recent EXO report in the news. “This isn’t Robin Hood and his Merry Men.”

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The Content Problem: The Parable of Over-Saturation

I have an imaginary place in my head that allows me to understand everything in marketing very strategically. I’m going to be a little vulnerable and share it with you, today, in the context of content.

The more content brands create, the more competition rises, the lower probability you can make money from it. An entire profession based around content (journalism) is dying, what makes you think you can beat an entire industry? But every marketing function is trying to sell you on content (distribution, influencers, hubs). Today you’ll learn about the problems with content strategy.

Meet the Market

Imagine a bustling ancient marketplace with 100 consumers and three shops (early SEO). People lined up to each and every vendor made money. Imagine more owners moving in, seeing other making money. The customers and vendors grow over a year and now you have 100 shops and 200 customers. The market has never been more popular, but most vendors can’t make money. This is the approaching state of content.

Specialists work with the most popular shops (who pay), taking customers from the small shops and maneuvering them to the larger ones, they also draw more attention to the market, and get more customers. This is Facebook’s strategy. However those who don’t or can’t pay see even greater loss.

Magical salesmen show up on the scene. They bring people who love them to the booth, only a few, but new customers. These wizards are showmen of the floor, vendor-taining more customers to your booth, but annoying others long-standers who just wanted a nice, quiet deal. This nets a positive until you see the wizard’s bill. This is influencer strategy.

Another wizard appears from the ether, the risky wizard. He regales you of the time he helped Spiffy the Magnificent’s business boom. You talk to Spiffy, it’s true. You pay the wizard, and he performs a magnificent display for your shop…but everyone’s saw that trick the last time. Yawn. It turns out that this wizard has a probability modifier, meaning he does sometimes succeed…freakin gloriously, but more often fails. This wasn’t accounted for. This is the, “Big Idea”PR and Ad agency model.

Next comes the professional looking businessman who promises to make your shop more attractive and makes it easier to navigate. You do see improved results, but the cost of building your new shop takes decades to pay off with the improved performance. This leaves you financially vulnerable in the short term, reduces your flexibility to adapt (less funds), and the small-digit improvement doesn’t look good to your performance in your boss’ eye. This is content optimization.

Shady characters appear, selling vendors with promises of thousands of customers, more people naturally finding the shop, and various wonders of analytical performance. These are the people who run bot services, and promise SEO optimization that never delivers. By the time the check clears, they’ve already blamed the vendor for not listening and disappeared onto the next sucker.

Finally, a nerd with an abacus shows up at your door. He takes a tremendous amount of your money, but drives hordes of people to your doorstep. They’re of a little lower quality but that’s cool because you’re making a net positive of sweet, sweet, monies. More people learn of this nerds services and he begins dividing his attention (and customers). You slowly notice less and less results until you are breaking even, and then eventually losing money. This is distribution, also known as paid media.

After you learn all these lessons, someone from another marketplace comes to you and says, “why did you do that? You could have learned from us?” This is journalism and it makes you cringe. Probably because you bought content from them. -_-

Aging Market = Less Revenue

The first people in the marketplace made their money when they were alone, and got out. Or became so big (Buzzfeed) they monopolized a huge part of the market audience through momentum. Because they made money early they could adapt more quickly and take over the market.

Everyone else just followed by example, assuming they had the formula. They discounted the marketplace economics of saturation. Eventually the market reaches and equilibrium. Those who can make money (with good margins) stay, but most walk away, disappointed. In economics this is known as the theory of the, “greater fool.”

The cost of space went up as more people wanted in. The cost of wizards and con-men increased with more demand their services. The businessmen who optimized gave you a better product, but a shift in the market made it quickly irrelevant. Everyone took your money and got out. Welcome to marketing.

This process occurs on multiple levels. The product. Digital marketing. Niche things like Content. The list goes on. They are all going through one stage or another of this cycle. The best strategist can help you see beyond the hype, they try to show you the meta that is beyond, but it’s a mountain of work. This is material that can’t be taught in a jpg, or even a PowerPoint. It takes time, experience, long (boring, & ego-filled) discussions, and the wisdom of many failures.

How You Get Used

Others Take Advantage
Beware the dark side. There are others who know the cycle, and use it! With the framework it’s also very easy to sell you the hype. When all your friends have a shop in the slowly dying market, there are those who will sell you on it, too. The easiest thing to sell is that which is enviable.

The Enemy is Me
Cognitively, we love the things we tell others to buy. Our brains are structured towards fallacy. They convince us that we are the heroes of our own story, regardless of the outcomes of our efforts. The more we invest in something, the more we convince ourselves it was worthy of investment. Break that cycle. Now.

The most important skill for you to develop is to train yourself to live in the (frankly, depressing) land of the meta. To invest early (and wisely) in new markets, and to dominate them, is both the smartest and most scary way to win. Or you’re just spending the time convincing yourself you’re not slowly being boiled, like a frog, with your competitors.


Heh. Next time, we’ll talk about some tactics to navigate around a competitive market.

Jim Bruno is a Director of Marketing and Digital Strategist. He’s worked on everything from Fortune 500s to startups.