SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- Founders Fund, the venture-capital firm behind startups like space exploration company SpaceX and data-mining company Palantir Technologies, said it had raised $1 billion for its latest fund. In addition to Nosek, Founders Fund V will be led by partners Ken Howery, Brian Singerman, Peter Thiel, Lauren Gross, Geoff Lewis and Scott Nolan.» Read More
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.
A look at the members-only, deep discounter for dental services that has caught the attention of venture capitalists, with Jake Winebaum, Brighter.com CEO, and Navin Chaddha, Mayfield Fund
CNBC's David Faber reports there aren't many brokerage firms around for smaller companies to become public.
A look at venture capital investing and the growing boom in biotechs, with Terry McGuire, Polaris Ventures.
Private equity players share opportunities at the KBW conference, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.
Finding investment opportunities in small, startup tech companies, with Alan Patricof, Greycroft Partners.
A look at where the next digital boom will be and where private equity is investing now, with David Sze, Greylock Partners.
Discussing the next hot tech companies looking for venture capital, with Raj Kapoor, The Mayfield Fund, and Patrick Chung, NEA Capital.
Venture capitalists are ready to hand out seed money to the next big start-up, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin, and Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital.
CNBC's Brian Shactman has the story on whether LinkedIn is giving venture capitalists a spark.
Looking ahead to the next big tech ideas coming from Silicon Valley, particularly those attracting the most attention from VCs, with Nicole Perlroth, Forbes deputy editor, and David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy Conference founder.
An outlook on the future of venture capitalist investments, with Steve Singh, Concur Technologies chairman/CEO.
The banking crisis of the last few years has changed the way people think about their money, but even before that things were starting to change. Some people believe at this point conditions are ripe for a full-scale paradigm shift in the way consumers spend and save money.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the story on who's spending and where the money is going.
VC investments are on the rise. Is there another tech bubble forming? Dan Primack, Fortune.com explains.
The details on Forbes' annual ranking of the world's most powerful venture capitalists, with Nicole Perloth, Forbes reporter.