Startup investments totaled $9.47 billion in the first three months of the year, up from $6.01 billion in the first quarter of 2013. It was the highest since the second quarter of 2001, when investments reached $11.5 billion. Since March, shares of companies such as Netflix, Twitter and Facebook have sagged.» Read More
Peter Rummell, chief founder of One Spark crowdfunding festival, says the aim of the event is for "bright young people" to realize that access to capital is possible for their startup ideas.
Adora Cheung, CEO of Homejoy, discusses her cleaning company and its expansion into the London market.
“Silicon Allee” may not have the same ring as Silicon Valley, but California’s success has spawned would-be “Silicons” across Europe.
Chris Bergman, founder and CEO of ChoreMonster, explains how a free app could help transform doing mundane chores into a fun-filled experience for your kids.
Tony Florence, New Enterprise Associates partner, discusses how the momentum sell-off is affecting IPO's and venture capitalists.
Josh Mohrer, Uber New York general manager, explains how the new app allows for faster courier and messenger service in New York City.
Commerce secretary Penny Pritzker; fashion designer Tory Burch; and Zillow co-founder Richard Barton, discuss the launch of President Obama's new task force to develop the next wave of entrepreneurs.
Investors have noticed that many digital health start-ups, unlike a lot of social-focused companies, are actually making money.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For the social photo start-up Imgur, however, you might bump that up a few more figures.
Ben Kaufman, Quirky founder and CEO, and Garthen Leslie, "AROS" inventor, demonstrate how this reinvented air conditioner can predict household usage and save money.
The flurry of recent M&A deals in Silicon Valley is being seen by some entrepreneurs and VC investors as a sign portending trouble.
All is fair in love and marketing. Including airing your grievances on your very public Facebook page.
SunCulture co-founders Samir Ibrahim and Charlie Nichols left Wall Street to start SunCulture, a company that provides solar powered drip irrigation to farmers in Nairobi, Kenya.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, discusses his turnaround plan for Chicago schools.
That area is highly paid, highly skilled, and you can raise a middle-class family on those jobs, says Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, sharing his plan to produce more advance manufacturing jobs in Windy City.
Your smartphone can tell you, says Charles Yim, Breathometer founder & CEO, explaining how his device allows people to check their BAC levels. This is more of a second reference point and not a replacement for good judgment, says Yim. And Kevin O'Leary, "Shark Tank" co-host explains how this device has changed behavior in his home and demonstrates how it works.
*Xero leads charge, now NZ's 2nd- biggest listed company. WELLINGTON, March 25- New Zealand technology firms are rolling into global markets, selling software to businesses that locks down mundane tasks like accounting and expenses, rather than developing slick social media apps that consumers download free of charge.
Interest is building around "smart" technology to help conserve energy and save money, but one study suggests consumers have been slow to catch on.
"Our strategy is founder focused," says Ben Lerer, Thrillist Media Group CEO, in discussing how to pick a winning start-up and his successful investments.
Valuations may not make sense, but Silicon Valley's boom powers an industry unique to the US, Carlyle Group's CEO tells CNBC.