SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- Founders Fund, the venture-capital firm behind startups like space exploration company SpaceX and data-mining company Palantir Technologies, said it had raised $1 billion for its latest fund. In addition to Nosek, Founders Fund V will be led by partners Ken Howery, Brian Singerman, Peter Thiel, Lauren Gross, Geoff Lewis and Scott Nolan.» Read More
Sanofi and two venture capital firms announced Tuesday that they are investing in bio-tech start-up "Warp Drive," with Oliver Fetzer, Cerulean Pharma Inc. CEO, and Terry McGuire, Polaris Venture Partners.
What's the most efficient way to leverage the new idea of a private public partnership inceding venture capital ideas? Sharing perspective on the role of venture capitalists, with Ann Winblad, Winblad Venture.
The House of Representatives and the Senate have resolved a three-year battle over the future of two important federal initiatives to aid small businesses: the Small Business Innovation Research program and the Small Business Technology Transfer program.
Congress is looking at ways to make it easier for entrepreneurs to raise money, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
There is no shortage of companies waiting to go public in 2012, but whether they succeed is highly uncertain and will depend on the health of the global economy and broader markets, say analysts.
Where do most entrepreneurs get start-up funds from? It's not what you'd think. While venture capitalists get all the attention, more often than not, it's from the entrepreneur's own savings.
More than 90 percent of job creation at venture-backed companies occurs after an IPO. Guest Columnist Terry McGuire looks at ways to get more companies to market.
Only a minority of small-business owners seek venture capital, but for those who do, it can feel like a deal with the devil, reports The New York Times.
America was founded on the backs of great entrepreneurs, and it will only continue to flourish if we champion entrepreneurship moving forward, says venture capitalist Mo Koyfman.
Years after the dotcom bust, capital is again flowing to needy entrepreneurs, but the funding structure is very different.
To mark our annual November "Green Is Universal" week, we've assembled a "Green Winners & Losers 2011" special report, looking at six industries whose fortunes either rose or fell this year.
The lack of female entreprenuers is not for lack of trying. But it may be because of lack of asking.
When Alexa von Tobel found herself frustrated with the lack of personal finance resources and tools available to her, she took a leave of absence from Harvard Business School in 2008 to pursue her dream of creating a way for women to gain control of their finances.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche takes a look at the landscape of private equity changing as the markets swing and traditional deal structures are becoming too expensive.
Instant shopping site Moda Operandi offers consumers the chance to preorder next season’s clothes days or even hours after they’ve appeared on runways. That’s long before the spring and summer looks that debuted over the past eight days of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York hit the stores. That is, if some of the more fantastic or theatrical pieces even make it there at all.
The venture capitalists at the Foundry Group decided to put their thoughts to song.
Could the Midwest be the next innovation hub? Discussing tech startups in America's heartland, with Paul Lee, Partner, Lightbank partner, and Justyn Howard, Sprout Social CEO.
Discussing how to invest in Russia's next best tech venture, with Craig Barrett, former Intel chairman, and Igor Agamirzian, Russian Venture Company CEO.
Matchmaking between big companies and hot health care startups, with Halle Tecco, RockHealth CEO, and Patrick Chung, NEA.
Picking the next Angry Birds, Zynga – or Pandora – will mean looking for leaders on emerging platforms and recognising the potential of emerging markets, according to venture capitalist Mattias Ljungman.