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.» Read More
Venture capitalists poured more than $11 billion into software last year, more than into any other sector and about double the amount in 2010, according to the National Venture Capital Association.
Slava Rubin, Indiegogo CEO, explains what's propelling Indiegogo's growth and how the crowdfunding platform lured investments from luminaries like Sir Richard Branson and Megan Smith from Google.
Bubba Murarka, DFJ partner, discusses where he sees investment opportunities in consumer Internet and mobile technology.
May 16- Shares of Jumei International Holding Ltd rose about 29 percent in their market debut, valuing the Chinese online cosmetics retailer at about $4.02 billion. The company, backed by venture-capital firm Sequoia Capital, had initially said 9.5 million ADSs would be sold and priced at $19.50- $21.50 per ADS in the IPO.
May 16- Shares of Jumei International Holding Ltd rose about 26 percent in their market debut, valuing the Chinese online cosmetics retailer at about $4.02 billion. The company, backed by venture-capital firm Sequoia Capital, had initially said 9.5 million ADSs would be sold and priced at $19.50- $21.50 per share in the IPO.
Chris Altchek and Jake Horowitz, PolicyMic co-founders, discuss their millennial-focused digital media company.
Joe Bastianich, B and B Hospitality CEO, discusses the upcoming debut of his new CNBC reality show where he provides his own money to fund food ideas. It's really about sniffing out opportunities, Bastianich says.
Despite sky-high valuations on tech companies like Uber, SpaceX and Dropbox, Silicon Valley says history is not repeating itself.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the surge of startup valuations in the tech sector.
CNBC's Josh Lipton talks to leading VC's in Silicon Valley who share their thoughts on the potential for a tech bubble and where they are committing capital.
Jon Stein, Betterment CEO, discuss the company's $32 million round of funding and plans to make high-end financial planning services more affordable for the masses.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7- Google Ventures led a $130 million investment in oncology-data company Flatiron Health, Flatiron said on Wednesday. Google Ventures has also backed Foundation Medicine, which uses vast amounts of data to analyze tumors. Existing investors First Round Capital and Laboratory Corp also participated in Flatiron's funding round.
Aaron Vermut, Prosper Marketplace CEO, discusses the company's alternative online lending platform and strong growth in the sector.
May 5- Web developer Automattic, the company that operates blogging service WordPress.com, said it raised $160 million from a group of investors led by venture capital firm Insight Ventures. The investors included Insight Ventures' Deven Parekh, Twitter investor Chris Sacca and Endurance, Automattic Chief Executive Matt Mullenweg said in a blog post.
Blue Apron provides you with recipes and the ingredients needed to make a meal in exactly the right proportions. Matt Salzberg, Blue Apron co-founder and CEO, breaks down their business model and discusses the company's $50 million round of venture funding.
Discussing what the action in venture capitalism signals about tech valuations, with David Golden, Revolution Partners, and Tony Tjan, Cue Ball.
Where venture capitalists are putting money to work, with David Golden, Revolution Partners, and Tony Tjan, Cue Ball.
Fred Davis, Arista Advisors CEO, discusses his plans to finance tech startups in Silicon Valley.
April 17- Fund and pension investors who are watching their biotech and social media stakes melt before their eyes may well feel they've had their pockets picked by self-serving investment managers. William Janeway, economist and venture capital veteran, put it well at the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference last week:.
Chubbies co-founders Kyle Hency and Tom Montgomery, showcase their retro- inspired men's shorts line and discuss Chubbies long-term branding philosophy.
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