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  • 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.

  • Kuanhua Hsu, Principal, Gree Ventures, outlines what the firm looks out for in startups. He also describes why it is looking to invest in Southeast Asia.

  • Uber: Silicon Valley's big hope     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    Discussing Uber's $1 billion valuation and the regulatory battles it faces, with Liz Gannes, Re/code senior editor.

  • The life and death of a master of the universe Sunday, 8 Jun 2014 | 5:59 AM ET
    Bruce Wrobel meets children near the Bujagali dam site in Uganda.

    Blackstone exec Bruce Wrobel did well and wanted to do good—and that may have had tragic consequences.

  • Algorithm elected to board of directors     Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    A Hong Kong based venture capitalist firm just named an algorithm program called "Vital" to its board of directors. Jack James, Pace University professor, shares his opinions on whether computers are taking over.

  • Why pros are dismissing all the 'tech bubble' talk Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Is the tech sector really in another bubble fueled by irrational exuberance? Here's why a lot of analysts don't think so.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 4- True Ventures said it raised $290 million for its fourth venture fund amid a climate of greater optimism for venture capital, which is digging itself out of an era of low returns and investor discontent.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 3- Business startup Zenefits has raised another $66.5 million from investors, months after its first capital-raising, following a pattern set previously by a handful of hot, young consumer companies that proved their worth to investors over a short span.

  • Benchmark Gurley's entrepreneur advice     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    Bill Gurley, Benchmark general partner, discusses tech valuations and the factors that go into start-ups deciding to go public.

  • VC's expectations for Uber     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    Bill Gurley, Benchmark general partner, discusses the potential magnitude and business model of Uber. Gurley also weighs in on the patent reform situation.

  • Hippeau: Next big media thing     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Eric Hippeau, Lerer Ventures managing director, reveals the next big thing media industry and discusses the importance of net neutrality to start-ups. Without accessible, fast broadband our economy is going to stall, Hippeau says.

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