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CNBC's Kayla Tausche speaks to Jeff Jordan, Andreessen Horowitz general partner, about the state of venture capital and the quality of companies going public in the current economic environment. Jordan also weighs in on Carl Icahn's fight to spinoff PayPal from eBay.
NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. venture capital funds raised $7.39 billion in the second quarter, more than double the amount generated a year ago, as investor demand for startup companies stayed strong, according to a report issued on Wednesday.
Saemin Ahn, Managing Partner at Rakuten Ventures, describes the qualities that they look out for in startups.
Andy Dunn, Bonobos co-founder & CEO, discusses the company's new round of venture funding that will allow the e-commerce men's retailer to expand its store count across the country.
NEW YORK, July 2- Venture capitalist Tim Draper was the sole winner of an auction last week of 30,000 bitcoins by the U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off 29,655 bitcoin at an estimated worth of about $18 million in an online, sealed-bid auction that drew more than 40 bidders, including a number of well-known players in the crypto-currency.
Bobby Franklin, National Venture Capital Association president & CEO, discusses the strength of the venture-backed IPO market and explains the public offering cycle.
Geoff Lewis, Founders Fund partner, shares his thoughts on revelations Facebook conducted secret "psychological experiments" on over 600,000 FB users.
Geoff Lewis, Founders Fund partner, discusses whether a tech bubble is forming and the difficulty in placing a valuation on startups.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche speaks to Stuart Bernstein of Goldman Sachs, about venture capital trends in tech and sentiment in Silicon Valley with recent volatility in high growth stocks.
Scott Kupor, Andreessen Horowitz COO, shares his thoughts on GoPro's IPO, and tech's biggest hardware and software plays. Software is Silicon Valley's biggest friend right now, says Kupor.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26- 500 Startups, the $100 million Silicon Valley venture fund perhaps best known for its incubator program for young companies, said on Thursday it would tap a new source of cash for its latest fund: the public.
Government cannot satisfy the demand for public goods and services alone. Its role should be akin to a venture capitalist, says Laura Tyson.
More than 200 angel investors and venture capital firms are meeting in Denver today to hear pitches form start-ups in the world of weed, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.
Quirky is setting up a separate company, Wink, whose main technology is software helping seamlessly connect automated home devices.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19- Investors in March fired G. Steven Burrill as the head of a $283 million venture-capital fund he ran, amid alleged fraud and misuse of capital, according to a lawsuit.
NEW YORK, June 17- The venture capital arm of Japan's SoftBank Corp is investing in enterprise mobile company Kony Inc, Kony said in a statement on Tuesday. SoftBank Capital will lead the $50 million financing round, Kony's largest to date, with existing and new investors including Insight Venture Partners, Telstra Ventures and Georgian Partners.
Anyone can invest in disruptive start-ups, thanks to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter. It has helped fund blockbusters like Oculus Rift
They may still make the stuff in Asia, but the ideas for Quirky's products originate in the ingenious minds of 'moonlighting' inventors.
With AngelList, entrepreneurs wary of venture capital have a new way to transition their ideas all the way from start-up to stock offering.
Despite having about one-fifth the worldwide total of Internet users, China is notoriously tough for U.S. venture capital firms.
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