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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than a single female venture partner.

  • An entrepreneur's No. 1 source of frustration Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Given Silicon Valley wealth, there's plenty of money to go around for entrepreneurs, right? Wrong. The VC numbers tell a different story.

  • 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.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 20- When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions- but not the tip she got from a female investor who suggested she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists.

  • 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.

  • And it had signed on Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz's Maveron venture capital firm as its biggest investor. For growth-hungry investors seeking to replicate the success of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Starbucks, it's a cautionary tale.

  • Less than a year after IPO, no fire in the Potbelly Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    And it had signed on Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz's Maveron venture capital firm as its biggest investor. For growth-hungry investors seeking to replicate the success of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Starbucks, it's a cautionary tale.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 10- Most venture capital firms give cash to entrepreneurs. Now Upside Partnership plans to give them a stake in its new fund, too. The $30 million fund, announced on Thursday, is the brainchild of Kent Goldman, a former managing partner at First Round Capital.

  • 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.

  • Bonobos: Reinventing the retail store     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    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.

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