Venture Capital


  • 11 Ways to Finance a Start Up Friday, 25 May 2012 | 12:35 PM ET
    For decades, entrepreneurs have followed a traditional stair-step of financing methods to vault their companies through successive stages of growth. Starting with personal savings, they would often then raise seed money from personal contacts, move on to banks, angel investors and/or venture capitalists. Eventually, a successful start up would offer shares to investors and become a publicly traded company.But openings onto that well-trodden path are narrowing. Banks and venture firms are less li

    There are many different routes a potential business owner can take when financing a startup.Click ahead to see what the various forms of funding are.

  • Strategy on Rival’s Career Holds Pitfalls for President Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
    Hamilton E. James and Barack Obama

    President Obama's attacks on Bain Capital is testing a bond formed by Bill Clinton, who showed that Democrats could be both populist and friendly to Wall Street, The New York Times reports.

  • Obama Slams Romney on Bain Capital Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama

    President Obama presses his attacks on Mitt Romney's background as a venture capitalist, arguing that profit-making alone is not a qualification for the White House.

  • Could Evernote Be Acquired? Founder & CEO Says No Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 12:11 AM ET
    Apple's iPhone 3Gs

    Evernote, a U.S. mobile startup whose shareholders include NTT DoCoMo and Sequoia Capital, has no intention of being acquired and its owners have "no exit strategy", according to founder and CEO Phil Libin.

  • Facebook Investor Since 2006     Friday, 18 May 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    David Sze, Greylock Partners venture capitalist, and an investor in Facebook since 2006, discusses his play on the company today and the potential growth opportunities in mobile, with CNBC's Sue Herera and Julia Boorstin.

  • Was Facebook Priced Well?     Friday, 18 May 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on Facebook's initial trading range and expectations of where it might be headed.

  • Etsy: Crafting a Plan for Expansion     Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    Chad Dickerson, Etsy CEO, discusses how the start-up company has been able to raise funding, generate profits and its plans for international expansion.

  • Etsy: Crafting a Plan for Expansion     Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    Chad Dickerson, Etsy CEO, discusses how the start-up company has been able to raise funding, generate profits and its plans for international expansion.

  • Athlete Tech Investors Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 5:10 PM ET
    The career of a professional athlete on the field doesn’t last forever. The shrewd ones know that, and for those who want their money to work for them beyond age 40, having a solid plan B is of paramount importance. So they start thinking about ways to invest their money wisely to make it last a lifetime.Often, athletes will put their money back into sports. After hanging up his jersey, Michael Jordan invested his money in the Charlotte Bobcats basketball team, and although LeBron James is still

    By now, most people have gotten the memo that there’s money to be made in technology, including professional athletes. Check out the athletes who have chosen the tech sector as their next arena of competition.

  • Video-Sharing App Quickly Gains Steam     Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    Michael Seibel, Socialcam CEO, discusses his company's efforts to become the Instagram of video, the "Facebook effect", and receiving start-up capital from Silicon Valley angel investors.

  • Warby Parker: Rising Start-Up Star     Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    Dave Gilboa, and Neil Blumenthal, Warby Parker co-CEOs, discuss the company's start-up efforts, eliminating the middle man, and its "buy-a-pair, give-a-pair" eyewear program.

  • Investing in the Next Social Offering     Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 7:22 AM ET

    Jeff Glass, Bain Capital Ventures, and Tom Stemberg, Highland Capital Partners, discuss friendly tech investing and where to find the next Facebook.

  • The Facebook Ecosystem     Monday, 14 May 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    Which stocks are getting "twitter" chatter? CNBC's Seema Mody reports shares of Zynga are up 5% ahead of Facebook's IPO. John Frankel, ff Venture Capital, also discusses what investors could miss if they don't pay attention to the firm's initial public offering, calling it the "content revolution."

  • Forbes' Top 5 Venture Capitalists     Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 1:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports on the details of Forbes.com's list of the top 5 venture capitalists, including Marc Andreessen's bets on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

  • Become an Entrepreneur — No Idea Required Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:06 PM ET

    You get a salary, equity, mentors, and more. An inside look at how a San Francisco 'foundry' plans to build the next killer start-up.

  • Smart-Growth Sectors and the New Economy Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

  • The Viddy Venture     Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 8:10 AM ET

    Brett O'Brien, Viddy co-founder & CEO, discusses how his product became the number one free app in Apple's stores and the future of video sharing technology.

  • Tech Titans of Tomorrow     Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 7:39 AM ET

    Divya Narendra, SumZero co-founder & CEO; Duane Tursi,Yottabyte, principal; and Mitch Thrower, BUMP.com founder & CEO, discuss the next new ventures on the tech horizon and the revolution in start-up companies.

  • Retirement Equation: Portfolio Strategies     Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 2:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Mandy Drury reports the details of a new survey of financial advisors and their strategies for retirement portfolios.

  • What Venture Capitalists Want: 4 Tips Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Venture capitalists look for very specific items when determining whether to invest in a business. Use these tips to make sure you have a leg up on securing their funding.

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