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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Facebook's mood experiment: Report     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Geoff Lewis, Founders Fund partner, shares his thoughts on revelations Facebook conducted secret "psychological experiments" on over 600,000 FB users.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Getting cash from the crowd Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    Charles Adler, Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler (left to right), founders of Kickstarter

    Anyone can invest in disruptive start-ups, thanks to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter. It has helped fund blockbusters like Oculus Rift

  • Building an idea for basement tinkerers Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO of Quirky

    They may still make the stuff in Asia, but the ideas for Quirky's products originate in the ingenious minds of 'moonlighting' inventors.

  • The venture capital darling ending venture capital Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Naval Ravikant, co-founder of AngelList.

    With AngelList, entrepreneurs wary of venture capital have a new way to transition their ideas all the way from start-up to stock offering.

  • Why US venture firms can’t get rich in China Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    Despite having about one-fifth the worldwide total of Internet users, China is notoriously tough for U.S. venture capital firms.

  • Twitch transforms mobile gaming     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    Justin Kan, Twitch.TV founder, discusses his live-streaming video platform and mobile gaming engagement.

  • Venture capital raised $8.9 billion in Q1     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports venture capital firms had their strongest fundraising Q1 since 2007.

  • Company matchmaking     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    BlueRun Ventures partner Cheryl Chen, explains how her firm links up start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 10- Index Ventures, the firm known for backing online video-chat service Skype at its early stages, said on Tuesday that it had raised 400 million euros for a venture fund focused on early-stage investments.

  • What 500 Startups looks for when investing     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 12:22 AM ET

    Dave McClure, Founding Partner, 500 Startups, says the availability of functional products and a monthly revenue of at least $5,000 are some of the qualities they seek in startups.

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