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  • VCs 'partying like it's 1999,' says McNamee Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners

    The sky-high valuations of some tech start-ups have yet to be justified, says investor Roger McNamee.

  • What Twitch deal reveals about Amazon: Investor Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Attendees walk past televisions showing live streams of Twitch Interactive's video service during the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

    Amazon's deal for Twitch shows the e-commerce and media giant's "aspirations to be in live entertainment," the largest investor in Twitch tells CNBC.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 22- German venture capital firm Rocket Internet and Zalando, Europe's biggest specialist online fashion retailer, are both on the brink of announcing plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange, several sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 22- German venture capital firm Rocket Internet and Zalando, Europe's biggest fashion retailer, are each on the brink of announcing plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange, several sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- California detectives are investigating a July computer theft at storied venture capital-firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers, a spokeswoman for the Menlo Park police said on Thursday. A spokeswoman and a lawyer for Kleiner Perkins did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than a single female venture partner.

  • An entrepreneur's No. 1 source of frustration Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Given Silicon Valley wealth, there's plenty of money to go around for entrepreneurs, right? Wrong. The VC numbers tell a different story.

  • Are you rich enough to be a hedge fund investor? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    A lot more money might be required to invest in private funds given new rules under consideration at the SEC.

  • Narragansett Beer stars in new campaign commercial Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:31 AM ET

    Sales of the once-fabled beer languished and the Cranston brewery ultimately closed for good in 1983. But a 2005 investment from Point Judith Capital, the venture capital firm Raimondo co-founded, helped two Rhode Islanders buy Narragansett back from Pabst Brewing and open a headquarters in Providence's Jewelry District.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 20- When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions- but not the tip she got from a female investor who suggested she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists.

  • Dilemmas of VC backed start-ups     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    Manuel Henriquez, Hercules Technology Growth Capital CEO, discusses the funding dilemmas facing start-ups and the financing of venture backed companies.

  • Trouble & risk with VC funding     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    John Mullins, London Business School professor and author of "The Customer-Funded Business," discusses the harm venture capital funding can have on the health of a start-up company.

  • Africa e-commerce firm expands to new markets Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    *Jumia adding retail sites for Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon. BERLIN, July 28- Online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon set up by German venture capital firm Rocket Internet, is expanding into three new markets- Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon, the company said on Monday.

  • Encouraging women entrepreneurs     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    Why some venture capitalists may be hearing pitches from men more often than women.

  • 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.

  • Stripe now operates in several countries including Canada, Britain and Ireland, and is beta-testing in European countries such as Finland and Switzerland. It was valued at $1.75 billion in a January round of funding from venture capitalists, including Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Founders Fund.

  • Google Glass hops into business with tech partners Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:08 PM ET
    Google Glass

    Google Glass is partnering with technology start-ups, which may help it carve out a more important and profitable role in business.

  • VC investment rising     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at the hottest startup and venture capital trends.

  • And it had signed on Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz's Maveron venture capital firm as its biggest investor. For growth-hungry investors seeking to replicate the success of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Starbucks, it's a cautionary tale.

  • Less than a year after IPO, no fire in the Potbelly Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    And it had signed on Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz's Maveron venture capital firm as its biggest investor. For growth-hungry investors seeking to replicate the success of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Starbucks, it's a cautionary tale.

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