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  • Google Glass hops into business with tech partners Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:08 PM ET
    Google Glass

    Google Glass is partnering with technology start-ups, which may help it carve out a more important and profitable role in business.

  • VC investment rising     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at the hottest startup and venture capital trends.

  • And it had signed on Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz's Maveron venture capital firm as its biggest investor. For growth-hungry investors seeking to replicate the success of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Starbucks, it's a cautionary tale.

  • Less than a year after IPO, no fire in the Potbelly Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    And it had signed on Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz's Maveron venture capital firm as its biggest investor. For growth-hungry investors seeking to replicate the success of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Starbucks, it's a cautionary tale.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 10- Most venture capital firms give cash to entrepreneurs. Now Upside Partnership plans to give them a stake in its new fund, too. The $30 million fund, announced on Thursday, is the brainchild of Kent Goldman, a former managing partner at First Round Capital.

  • CNBC's Kayla Tausche speaks to Jeff Jordan, Andreessen Horowitz general partner, about the state of venture capital and the quality of companies going public in the current economic environment. Jordan also weighs in on Carl Icahn's fight to spinoff PayPal from eBay.

  • US venture firms raise $7.4B, doubling last year Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    A hot market for initial public offerings and acquisitions is likely bolstering investor appetite for the sector.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. venture capital funds raised $7.39 billion in the second quarter, more than double the amount generated a year ago, as investor demand for startup companies stayed strong, according to a report issued on Wednesday.

  • Saemin Ahn, Managing Partner at Rakuten Ventures, describes the qualities that they look out for in startups.

  • Bonobos: Reinventing the retail store     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Andy Dunn, Bonobos co-founder & CEO, discusses the company's new round of venture funding that will allow the e-commerce men's retailer to expand its store count across the country.

  • NEW YORK, July 2- Venture capitalist Tim Draper was the sole winner of an auction last week of 30,000 bitcoins by the U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off 29,655 bitcoin at an estimated worth of about $18 million in an online, sealed-bid auction that drew more than 40 bidders, including a number of well-known players in the crypto-currency.

  • Venture-backed IPOs strong     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    Bobby Franklin, National Venture Capital Association president & CEO, discusses the strength of the venture-backed IPO market and explains the public offering cycle.

  • Facebook's mood experiment: Report     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Geoff Lewis, Founders Fund partner, shares his thoughts on revelations Facebook conducted secret "psychological experiments" on over 600,000 FB users.

  • Tech bubble warning signs     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Geoff Lewis, Founders Fund partner, discusses whether a tech bubble is forming and the difficulty in placing a valuation on startups.

  • VC sentiment in Silicon Valley     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche speaks to Stuart Bernstein of Goldman Sachs, about venture capital trends in tech and sentiment in Silicon Valley with recent volatility in high growth stocks.

  • Rewiring tech innovation     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Scott Kupor, Andreessen Horowitz COO, shares his thoughts on GoPro's IPO, and tech's biggest hardware and software plays. Software is Silicon Valley's biggest friend right now, says Kupor.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 26- 500 Startups, the $100 million Silicon Valley venture fund perhaps best known for its incubator program for young companies, said on Thursday it would tap a new source of cash for its latest fund: the public.

  • The government as venture capitalist Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    Government cannot satisfy the demand for public goods and services alone. Its role should be akin to a venture capitalist, says Laura Tyson.

  • Pitching personalized pot     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    More than 200 angel investors and venture capital firms are meeting in Denver today to hear pitches form start-ups in the world of weed, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Quirky branches out into smart home products Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    Ben Kaufman, CEO of Quirky.

    Quirky is setting up a separate company, Wink, whose main technology is software helping seamlessly connect automated home devices.

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