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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rakuten Ventures: What attracts us to a startup  Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 9:36 PM ET

    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.

  • Venture-backed IPOs strong  Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    Bobby Franklin, National Venture Capital Association president & CEO, discusses the strength of the venture-backed IPO market and explains the public offering cycle.

  • Tech bubble warning signs  Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Geoff Lewis, Founders Fund partner, discusses whether a tech bubble is forming and the difficulty in placing a valuation on startups.

  • VC sentiment in Silicon Valley  Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Rewiring tech innovation  Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    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.

  • The government as venture capitalist Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    Government cannot satisfy the demand for public goods and services alone. Its role should be akin to a venture capitalist, says Laura Tyson.

  • Pitching personalized pot  Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    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.

  • Perfect timing: Pebble smartwatch sales surging Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 4:52 PM ET
    Pebble Smartwatch.

    Pebble, the smartwatch maker that launched only two years ago, is making all kinds of waves in the world of connected devices.

  • 'Ballsy' Beats deal a long shot for Apple: VC pro Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 8:28 AM ET
    Beats headphones

    Apple paid $3 billion for Beats Electronics in hopes of playing catch-up in the shift away from downloading music, said a leading venture capitalist.

  • 'Dumb' VC money may not be so dumb this time Friday, 16 May 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    Companies' venture funds poured more money into venture-backed start-ups in the last quarter than they have since the dot-com era.

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