Venture Capital


  • Young Entrepreneur

    The second quarter of 2012 marked the single largest period for venture capital dollars invested since the second quarter of 2001, according to new study. See which tech sectors are hot.

  • Finding VC Opportunities in Technology     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Bruce Gibney, Partner at the Founders Fund, says technology has become attractive to venture capital firms due to its relatively attractive returns. He adds that technology is resurgent in the U.S.

  • One-On-One with Marc Andreessen     Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 7:50 AM ET

    In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC's Julia Boorstin, venture capitalist, Marc Andreesen reveals his thoughts on Yahoo's newly appointed CEO; Facebook's IPO; listing on the Nasdaq; trading in the secondary markets; and the politics of regulations.

  • Private Equity 'Perks Up'     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 8:04 AM ET

    Stephen Pagliuca, Bain Capital managing director, discuses what's driving the increase in private equity and the politics behind the funding, with Thomas Stemberg, Staples co-founder & former CEO.

  • Yao Ming Joins Dynasty of Celebrity VCs Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 3:23 PM ET
    Yao Ming

    Yao Ming, the 31-year-old, 7-foot 6-inch former NBA star forced into early retirement from injuries, is now trying to make a splash as a venture capitalist in various projects in his home country.

  • This New Fund is Seeking 'Disruptors'     Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    Ajay Royan, Mithril Capital Management general partner, explains how his fund is evaluating new ventures and where he sees growth opportunities.

  • Invisergy

    Start ups have become quite resourceful when it comes to raising funds. Many are finding start-up competitions as a great source of capital.

  • Start Ups Need to Do Due Diligence on VCs Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 4:13 PM ET
    JPMorgan prepares for the arrival of Facebook management.

    Choosing the right VC has become even more important in the wake of the Facebook IPO fallout.

  • Sean Parker, Airtime co-founder, discusses new corporate governance models in Silicon Valley, with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • 11 Ways to Finance a Start Up Friday, 25 May 2012 | 12:35 PM ET
    For decades, entrepreneurs have followed a traditional stair-step of financing methods to vault their companies through successive stages of growth. Starting with personal savings, they would often then raise seed money from personal contacts, move on to banks, angel investors and/or venture capitalists. Eventually, a successful start up would offer shares to investors and become a publicly traded company.But openings onto that well-trodden path are narrowing. Banks and venture firms are less li

    There are many different routes a potential business owner can take when financing a startup.Click ahead to see what the various forms of funding are.

  • Strategy on Rival’s Career Holds Pitfalls for President Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
    Hamilton E. James and Barack Obama

    President Obama's attacks on Bain Capital is testing a bond formed by Bill Clinton, who showed that Democrats could be both populist and friendly to Wall Street, The New York Times reports.

  • Obama Slams Romney on Bain Capital Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama

    President Obama presses his attacks on Mitt Romney's background as a venture capitalist, arguing that profit-making alone is not a qualification for the White House.

  • Could Evernote Be Acquired? Founder & CEO Says No Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 12:11 AM ET
    Apple's iPhone 3Gs

    Evernote, a U.S. mobile startup whose shareholders include NTT DoCoMo and Sequoia Capital, has no intention of being acquired and its owners have "no exit strategy", according to founder and CEO Phil Libin.

  • Etsy: Crafting a Plan for Expansion     Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    Chad Dickerson, Etsy CEO, discusses how the start-up company has been able to raise funding, generate profits and its plans for international expansion.

  • Athlete Tech Investors Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 5:10 PM ET
    The career of a professional athlete on the field doesn’t last forever. The shrewd ones know that, and for those who want their money to work for them beyond age 40, having a solid plan B is of paramount importance. So they start thinking about ways to invest their money wisely to make it last a lifetime.Often, athletes will put their money back into sports. After hanging up his jersey, Michael Jordan invested his money in the Charlotte Bobcats basketball team, and although LeBron James is still

    By now, most people have gotten the memo that there’s money to be made in technology, including professional athletes. Check out the athletes who have chosen the tech sector as their next arena of competition.

  • Warby Parker: Rising Start-Up Star     Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    Dave Gilboa, and Neil Blumenthal, Warby Parker co-CEOs, discuss the company's start-up efforts, eliminating the middle man, and its "buy-a-pair, give-a-pair" eyewear program.

  • The Facebook Ecosystem     Monday, 14 May 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    Which stocks are getting "twitter" chatter? CNBC's Seema Mody reports shares of Zynga are up 5% ahead of Facebook's IPO. John Frankel, ff Venture Capital, also discusses what investors could miss if they don't pay attention to the firm's initial public offering, calling it the "content revolution."

  • Forbes' Top 5 Venture Capitalists     Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 1:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports on the details of Forbes.com's list of the top 5 venture capitalists, including Marc Andreessen's bets on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

  • Become an Entrepreneur — No Idea Required Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:06 PM ET

    You get a salary, equity, mentors, and more. An inside look at how a San Francisco 'foundry' plans to build the next killer start-up.

  • Smart-Growth Sectors and the New Economy Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

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