Venture Capital


  • The Truth About How New Businesses Are Funded Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 5:47 PM ET

    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.

  • Ready for Launch: Five, Four, Three, Two, One... Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    Falcon 9 Rocket

    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.

  • Being Careful About Whose Money You Take Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 4:37 PM ET

    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.

  • A Son's Call to Champion Entrepreneurial Efforts Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 3:34 PM ET
    Statue of Liberty

    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.

  • Incubators Help Power Revival of the Startup Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 9:26 AM ET

    Years after the dotcom bust, capital is again flowing to needy entrepreneurs, but the funding structure is very different.

  • Green Energy Has Clear Winners and Losers in 2011 Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    An Aerotecture turbine near Chicago.

    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.

  • Help Wanted: Money That Is Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 5:50 PM ET

    The lack of female entreprenuers is not for lack of trying. But it may be because of lack of asking.

  • Help Wanted: Money, That Is Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:42 AM ET

    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.

  • Venture Capital Back in Vogue?     Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 4:27 PM ET

    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.

  • Proenza Schouler Runway Spring 2012

    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.

  • I'm A VC: The Video Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 11:35 AM ET

    The venture capitalists at the Foundry Group decided to put their thoughts to song.

  • Banking on Silicon Prairie     Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 1:44 PM ET

    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.

  • Investing in Russia's Tech Boom     Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

    Discussing how to invest in Russia's next best tech venture, with Craig Barrett, former Intel chairman, and Igor Agamirzian, Russian Venture Company CEO.

  • Hot Startup: RockHealth     Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    Matchmaking between big companies and hot health care startups, with Halle Tecco, RockHealth CEO, and Patrick Chung, NEA.

  • Look to Emerging Markets for Killer Apps: VC Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 4:27 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    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.

  • The Madness of the Venture Capital Exemption Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 10:29 AM ET
    Confused man

    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 SEC's New Hedge Fund Rules Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 10:12 AM ET
    Government Regulation

    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.

  • Small Group Rode LinkedIn to Big Payday Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 10:50 AM ET
    Linkedin founder Reid Garrett Hoffman (C) and CEO Jeff Weiner (2nd R) at the ringing of the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange May 19, 2011 during the initial public offering of the company.

    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.

  • Biotech VC Enjoys Record Profits     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 5:50 PM ET

    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.

  • Dentist

    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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