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  • FiveStars gets $26 million in Series B funding Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    FiveStars’ customer loyalty dashboard.

    FiveStars, a loyalty-rewards start-up company, says it has received $26 million in Series B funding.

  • Risky investments for Silicon Valley?     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance Senior Columnist, and the "Squawk Alley" team discuss comments by venture capitalist Bill Gurley that the VC community is taking on an excessive amount of risk right now.

  • Dad-turned-CEO inks Pfizer deal for Duchenne drugs Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 12:23 PM ET
    Eytani Ganot, a 4-year-old with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has inspired his father, Ilan, to leave his hedge fund job and form a for-profit company working for a cure for the muscle-wasting disease.

    Ilan Ganot left his banking job to form a company to develop drugs to treat his 4-year-old son, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

  • Secrets of a venture capitalist     Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    Gordon Gund, Gund Investment founder & CEO, discusses his investment thesis, including the family's holdings in Kellogg.

  • Private equity preps Latin America push Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Rio de Janiero, Brazil

    Private equity and venture capital firms are set to increase their investments in Latin America after netting billions in new funds.

  • Carmelo: I want to be 'The' digital athlete Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 4:24 PM ET
    Carmelo Anthony attends his '30 for 30' birthday dinner at The NoMad Hotel on June 2, 2014 in New York City.

    New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony sees himself as the most important athlete investing in tech.

  • Big money is pouring into high-tech tutoring Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    Educational Support Specialists provide online university level tutoring in Mountain View, California.

    The $7 billion market for tutoring services is in the midst of a transformation, driven by new technology.

  • Suddenly, nuclear fusion is drawing investor money Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    A Helion Energy prototype

    Two major tech investors have plowed $1.5 million into Helion Energy to help it develop a technology that hasn’t worked, according to Oilprice.com.

  • Thumbtack comes to you     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Thumbtack allows service providers and consumers to find each other and negotiate jobs online. Marco Zappacosta, Thumbtack CEO & co-founder, explains their platform.

  • VCs 'partying like it's 1999,' says McNamee Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners

    The sky-high valuations of some tech start-ups have yet to be justified, says investor Roger McNamee.

  • What Twitch deal reveals about Amazon: Investor Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Attendees walk past televisions showing live streams of Twitch Interactive's video service during the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

    Amazon's deal for Twitch shows the e-commerce and media giant's "aspirations to be in live entertainment," the largest investor in Twitch tells CNBC.

  • Are you rich enough to be a hedge fund investor? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    A lot more money might be required to invest in private funds given new rules under consideration at the SEC.

  • Dilemmas of VC backed start-ups     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    Manuel Henriquez, Hercules Technology Growth Capital CEO, discusses the funding dilemmas facing start-ups and the financing of venture backed companies.

  • Trouble & risk with VC funding     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    John Mullins, London Business School professor and author of "The Customer-Funded Business," discusses the harm venture capital funding can have on the health of a start-up company.

  • Africa e-commerce firm expands to new markets Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    *Jumia adding retail sites for Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon. BERLIN, July 28- Online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon set up by German venture capital firm Rocket Internet, is expanding into three new markets- Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon, the company said on Monday.

  • Encouraging women entrepreneurs     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    Why some venture capitalists may be hearing pitches from men more often than women.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- U.S. software-management company AppDynamics said Tuesday it raised $120 million in venture capital, launching the company into the growing group of startups valued at more than $1 billion. Battery Ventures, ClearBridge Investments and Sands Capital are leading the funding round.

  • Stripe now operates in several countries including Canada, Britain and Ireland, and is beta-testing in European countries such as Finland and Switzerland. It was valued at $1.75 billion in a January round of funding from venture capitalists, including Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Founders Fund.

  • 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.

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