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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 15- Fundraising by private-equity and venture capital firms in Brazil is expected to rise this year, a senior industry executive said, which could help propel new acquisitions in the infrastructure, logistics and information technology sectors.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 15- Fundraising among private-equity and venture capital firms in Brazil is expected to rise this year, a senior industry executive said, a move that could help propel a fresh round of acquisitions in the infrastructure, logistics and information technology sectors.

  • Venture capitalist Tim Draper, Draper Fisher Jurvetson managing director, discusses his controversial plan to break California into six states. Draper claims it will help lift the state out of its financial troubles, create more jobs and resolve housing problems.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 14- The group representing Brazil's buyout industry is in talks with the government and lawmakers to implement a lower tax scheme on venture capital funds to help lure more money into the highly-risky segment, senior executives said on Monday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Venture capital funding for U.S. start-ups hit its highest mark since 2001 during the first three months of the year and 11 companies were valued at $1 billion or more, underscoring the increasingly pricey environment for entrepreneurs, according to a report on Thursday from consultancy CB Insights.

  • Tech distress threatening IPO pipeline?     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    Tony Florence, New Enterprise Associates partner, discusses how the momentum sell-off is affecting IPO's and venture capitalists.

  • The company said in December that it received a $30 million investment from Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital. The company's investors include venture capital firm Upfront Ventures, billionaire Jeff Skoll's Capricorn Investment Group and insurer USAA.

  • IPO-hungry investors take bite out of Just Eat Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    Investors have taken a bite out of online takeaway service Just Eat as the company shares popped on its London stock market debut.

  • Tread carefully in Cuba's 'open' economy: Experts Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 2:46 PM ET
    In this Nov. 6, 2013 photo, small fishing boats float anchored on the opposite shore of a port under construction in the Bay of Mariel, Cuba. Authorities have high hopes that Mariel could become a strategic economic center.

    Cuba will open itself more to international investment and allow the existence of wholly owned foreign firms, but some experts doubt the benefits.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm that has backed Facebook and Twitter, raised $1.5 billion for a its fourth fund, the firm said in a blog post. Andreessen, which has backed companies such as Facebook, is part of an elite group of funds which experience little trouble raising more cash.

  • Tech's savviest investors     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    Venture capitalists are known for taking big risks. Forbes managing editor Bruce Upbin provides insight into the top ranking companies this year.

  • Andreessen vs. Buffett: bitcoin miracle or mirage? Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    Andreessen thinks Buffett a "world-class expert" on many subjects, but says the Oracle of Omaha is out of his depth on bitcoin.

  • Kobe Bryant makes first investment as 'Kobe Inc.' Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 6:34 PM ET
    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant has proven himself on the basketball court. Now he hopes hoops success will translate to the business arena.

  • Kobe Bryant expands his brand     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant discusses his investment in BodyArmor and the launch of his new business Kobe Inc., which is designed to help grow brands and ideas that challenge the sports industry.

  • Airbnb in advanced financing talks: Report Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Airbnb webpage

    Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb is in talks with private equity firms, according to a report.

  • Why the rich need pawn shops Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Pawn shops to the rich seem to be popping up faster than Starbucks stores, according to an article in Crain's New York Business.

  • The problem with hiring rich people: Horowitz Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 4:50 PM ET
    Ben Horowitz

    Ben Horowitz of venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, has a new book about how companies struggle called "The Hard Thing About Hard Things."

  • So delighted, she dropped everything and flew 1,400 miles on her own dime to the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, for just 20 minutes alone with angel investor Dave McClure as he was driven around town in a tiny red-and-black electric BMW i3.

  • Founders Fund raises $1 billion for fifth venture fund Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- Founders Fund, the venture-capital firm behind startups like space exploration company SpaceX and data-mining company Palantir Technologies, said it had raised $1 billion for its latest fund. In addition to Nosek, Founders Fund V will be led by partners Ken Howery, Brian Singerman, Peter Thiel, Lauren Gross, Geoff Lewis and Scott Nolan.

  • DETROIT, March 4- EcoMotors, a Michigan- based engine maker backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, has formed a joint venture in China with a subsidiary of First Auto Works. FAW's manufacturing partners in China include Volkswagen AG, Toyota Motor Corp and General Motors Co.

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