Venture Capital


  • Meet Oscar: A techie insurer primed for Obamacare Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    From left: Mario Schlosser, Kevin Nazemi and Josh Kushner of Oscar.

    Oscar, an insurance start-up that is using technology and data to create a more consumer-oriented health care company, is gaining ground under Obamacare.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14- Tom Perkins, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist who compared the plight of the wealthiest Americans to Jews in Nazi Germany, offered up a provocative new idea on what the rich deserve: more votes in public elections for every dollar they pay in taxes.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14- Tom Perkins, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist who compared the plight of the wealthiest Americans to Jews in Nazi Germany, offered up a provocative new idea on what the rich deserve: more votes in public elections for every dollar they earn.

  • The Doerrs? It's the #VCCoverBands game Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 10:58 AM ET
    Light My Fire! The Doors meet VC?

    Kill some time playing the latest enterprenerd time-suck on Twitter, the #VCCoverBands hashtag.

  • Venture Capitalists on the move     Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Theresia Gouw and Jennifer Fonstad are the founding partners of Aspect Ventures. Both discuss being women in the boardroom, as well as investing in mobile start-ups.

  • Now, two venture capitalists have raised $250 million in a gambit to recreate some Silicon Valley- style growth in the U.S. Mark Kvamme and Chris Olsen, formerly partners at venture-capital firm Sequoia Capital, announced Tuesday that they had raised the funds to nurture companies in states often overlooked by traditional venture cash.

  • BERLIN, Jan 28- The World Bank's private-sector arm is investing up to 25 million euros in two online retailers, Lamoda in Russia and Dafiti in Latin America, the latest fundraising success for German venture capital firm Rocket Internet.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 27- Legendary venture capitalist Tom Perkins apologized for comments comparing the treatment of wealthy Americans to the Nazi's persecution of Jews, although he stood by his belief in the danger of demonizing the rich. "Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930," he wrote, referring to the 1938 attack on Jews in Nazi Germany and Austria. "

  • VC founder alienates with Holocaust analogy Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 9:33 AM ET
    Tom Perkins of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    The co-founder of a venture capital firm shocked many by comparing wealthy Americans to Jews in Nazi Germany, Re-code reports.

  • Chart of the Day: Start-up death trends Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    These companies, most of which are in the Internet sector, lasted an average of 20 months after their last funding round before biting the dust.

  • STOCKHOLM, Jan 20- A Nordic venture capital firm says it has built the world's largest database of businesses dealing in Bitcoins in an effort to shed light on a virtual currency which has seen its value rocket in the past year.

  • Health care ripe for revolution?     Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan and Josh Lipton discuss venture capital investments in health care.

  • US venture funds raise least since 2010 Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    US venture funds raised $4.85 billion last quarter, up 53 percent from the same period a year ago.

  • NBC News ventures with NowThis News     Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Eric Hippeau, a managing director of Lerer Ventures, discusses the collaboration with NBCUniversal News in which Lerer's NowThis News and NBC will co-produce original short-form videos to be distributed across mobile and social platforms.

  • Battery Ventures lands Netflix executive Cockcroft Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 7- Battery Ventures has lured away Adrian Cockcroft, the engineer who remade Netflix's streaming-entertainment service, to become the venture-capital firm's first technology fellow. In Netflix's case, Cockcroft moved its streaming entertainment to Amazon's cloud platform.

  • Venture capital in 2014     Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Menlo Ventures managing director Venky Ganesan discusses which sectors will garner the most attention and money from VC firms in 2014. BuzzFeed's Jon Steinberg weighs in.

  • What are the hot venture capitalist plays in 2014? CNBC's Josh Lipton takes a look.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 19- The University of California is under no obligation to obtain and disclose information on the investment performance of venture capital funds in its portfolio, a California court ruled Thursday in a decision that could broadly affect how public-records laws are interpreted.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 13- The startup Oculus VR has raised $75 million to market its virtual-reality headset for video games, hoping to attract consumers who have shied away from such products in the past. Irvine, California- based Oculus raised the sum in a round led by Silicon Valley investor Mark Andreessen of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

  • Tech power plays for 2014     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 6:49 AM ET

    Josh Stein, DFJ Venture Capital, reveals his top investment strategies to stay ahead of the tech trends for next year. Facebook has been able to monetize revenues, says Stein.

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