Venture Capital


  • Don’t chase unicorns, chase dragons: Expert Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:56 PM ET

    VC's should steer away from the "unicorn" start-ups roaming the world nowadays and go after dragons, one expert said Thursday.

  • Sighting Silicon Valley's dragons ... and unicorns  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    John Backus, New Atlantic Ventures, talks about his thinking that a unicorn is a great company, but a dragon is a great investment.

  • Go for dragons, not unicorns: John Backus  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    John Backus, New Atlantic Ventures founder, explains why venture capitalists should steer away from "unicorns."

  • Capitalizing on top tech trends  Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 7:19 AM ET

    Geoff Yang, Redpoint, shares what he looks for in an entrepreneur and investment opportunities as the shift from the Internet to mobile takes place.

  • The new tech players of the California drought Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    A John Deere 8600 tractor is displayed on opening day of the World Ag Expo on February 10, 2015 in Tulare, Calif.

    Fierce competition at the world's largest outdoor farm machinery show may cause discounting this year, particularly for used tractors and combines.

  • Venture capital back to 2000 levels - thanks to who? Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    The venture capital industry poured $86.7 billion into companies in 2014, the highest level in nearly 15 years.

  • Bubble, bubble tech in trouble?  Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 12:50 PM ET

    Venture capitalists are sounding off on the eye-popping valuations of tech startups, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Up next in tech: Virtual reality startups  Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 1:57 PM ET

    In addition to tech titans, a number of startups are also chasing virtual reality with the help of some venture capitalists. Details, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Is the tech start-up market in a bubble? Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:19 AM ET

    The technology start-up market is “overheated”, a top venture capitalist told CNBC, although he stopped short of saying it was in a bubble.

  • Tech biz on fire: VC Expert  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    Geoff Yang, Redpoint Ventures, weighs in on where he sees venture capital opportunity in Silicon Valley and China, as the mega-caps disrupt tech.

  • Why venture capital is back in Israel  Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 7:22 PM ET

    With innovation at an all-time high in Israel, venture capital funds are investing heavily into technology-related Israeli firms, says Fiona Darmon, Partner at Jerusalem Venture Partners.

  • Buy into Box IPO? Traders are split  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    Discussing the battle for cloud space, Rick Heitzmann, FirstMark Capital, and the Fast Money traders, debate if Box is a wise bet or if investors should beware.

  • Box's path to profit  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    Box board member Josh Stein of DFJ Venture Capital, discusses the road of Box from a garage startup to Wall Street IPO, and how they will become profitable amid strong competition in the sector.

  • Bringing bitcoin to Wall Street  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    Brian Armstrong, Coinbase CEO, discusses the company's $75 million funding round and shares his vision for the future of bitcoin.

  • Venture capital's generous year  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    The National Venture Capital Association says VCs invested over $48 billion last year. "Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary of O'Leary Funds, and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss.

  • Gadget watch: CES review  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    Discussing what new gadgets stood out at CES and what products will most impact markets, with Jeff Richards, GGV Capital.

  • Peter Thiel's fund buys into marijuana business Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 2:19 AM ET

    Peter Thiel's Founders Fund is investing in Privateer Holdings, a marijuana company that owns several pot-related brands.

  • No rush on tech IPOs? Here's why Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 1:16 PM ET
    Uber Technologies signage stands inside the company's office.

    Look for more tech companies to accumulate huge rounds of private funding while holding off on IPOs, a venture capitalist said.

  • Strategy behind the Microsoft Band  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    Microsoft's Matt Barlow, discusses the company's newly launched version of the wearable fitness band.

  • Swisher: Bullish Snapchat  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 11:37 AM ET

    SnapChat just raised $486 million in its latest round of funding. Re/code's Kara Swisher, says there is tons of money available for companies people perceive as winners.

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