April 17- Fund and pension investors who are watching their biotech and social media stakes melt before their eyes may well feel they've had their pockets picked by self-serving investment managers. William Janeway, economist and venture capital veteran, put it well at the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference last week:.» Read More
Where do most entrepreneurs get start-up funds from? It's not what you'd think. While venture capitalists get all the attention, more often than not, it's from the entrepreneur's own savings.
More than 90 percent of job creation at venture-backed companies occurs after an IPO. Guest Columnist Terry McGuire looks at ways to get more companies to market.
Only a minority of small-business owners seek venture capital, but for those who do, it can feel like a deal with the devil, reports The New York Times.
America was founded on the backs of great entrepreneurs, and it will only continue to flourish if we champion entrepreneurship moving forward, says venture capitalist Mo Koyfman.
Years after the dotcom bust, capital is again flowing to needy entrepreneurs, but the funding structure is very different.
To mark our annual November "Green Is Universal" week, we've assembled a "Green Winners & Losers 2011" special report, looking at six industries whose fortunes either rose or fell this year.
The lack of female entreprenuers is not for lack of trying. But it may be because of lack of asking.
When Alexa von Tobel found herself frustrated with the lack of personal finance resources and tools available to her, she took a leave of absence from Harvard Business School in 2008 to pursue her dream of creating a way for women to gain control of their finances.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche takes a look at the landscape of private equity changing as the markets swing and traditional deal structures are becoming too expensive.
Instant shopping site Moda Operandi offers consumers the chance to preorder next season’s clothes days or even hours after they’ve appeared on runways. That’s long before the spring and summer looks that debuted over the past eight days of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York hit the stores. That is, if some of the more fantastic or theatrical pieces even make it there at all.
The venture capitalists at the Foundry Group decided to put their thoughts to song.
Could the Midwest be the next innovation hub? Discussing tech startups in America's heartland, with Paul Lee, Partner, Lightbank partner, and Justyn Howard, Sprout Social CEO.
Discussing how to invest in Russia's next best tech venture, with Craig Barrett, former Intel chairman, and Igor Agamirzian, Russian Venture Company CEO.
Matchmaking between big companies and hot health care startups, with Halle Tecco, RockHealth CEO, and Patrick Chung, NEA.
Picking the next Angry Birds, Zynga – or Pandora – will mean looking for leaders on emerging platforms and recognising the potential of emerging markets, according to venture capitalist Mattias Ljungman.
When Congress granted the Securities and Exchange Commission new powers to require private investment funds to register and make disclosures, it ordered the agency to create an exemption for venture capital funds. But the carve-out is so complex, many venture capital funds might just decide it isn't worth the hassle.
The new rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange yesterday requiring hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds register and make periodic disclosures to the agency fail at most basic level: They simply lack a cognizable purpose.
For Reid Hoffman, the chairman of LinkedIn, it took less than 30 minutes to earn himself an extra $200 million the New York Times reports.
Alexis Borisy, Third Rock Ventures, discusses record-breaking aggregate net profit for biotech centers in the United States. "Personalized medicine is on the verge of being monetized," he tells Fast Money.
One saw a need for cheaper dental care for the uninsured; the other saw a massive investment opportunity. That's how venture capitalist Navin Chaddha came to put money into Brighter.com, a website that offers dental discounts to members and their families.
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