Greg Abbott began dismantling a flagship initiative of his predecessor Thursday, saying he will abolish Rick Perry's pet program that gave $200 million in taxpayer dollars to Texas startups and was beset by bankruptcies and questionable claims of success. Texas lost tens of millions of dollars investing in failed high-risk startups and the fund's inner...» Read More
Saul Klein, partner at Index Ventures, says that start-ups coming out of Europe and Israel are "on a high" after a few tough years.
Ryan Caldbeck, CircleUp co-founder and CEO, explains his crowdfunding platform "Circles," a low-cost way of getting into private equity and investing in non-technology firms.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick discusses the high growth phase the company is going through, and why it's still a private company. "We're growing faster this year than last year," he says.
Uber's current valuation is now more than $18 billion. CEO Travis Kalanick speaks to CNBC's Kelly Evans about the company's valuation.
Ben Lerer, Lerer Ventures managing director, says people trust Amazon's brand, and shares his opinions about the potential for its new product.
Discussing which start-up companies are attractive, with Ben Lerer, Lerer Ventures managing director. He is keeping an eye on mattress company Casper, The Blk Tux, and PolicyMic.
Recruiters say these kinds of perks help start-ups attract talent. But there's another motive.
Even though it hasn't announced plans to go public, the car hailing service has already made a handful of early investors uber-rich.
Tidemark founder and CEO Christian Gheorghe, came to America from Romania in the early 1990s with just $26 in his pocket. He's now a tech multimillionaire, and shares his advice for others.
Russ D'Souza and Jack Groetzinger created SeatGeek, an aggregator site that does for live events what Kayak does for airline tickets. The startups been a success but needs help getting its name out. Marcus Lemonis of CNBC's "The Profit" talks with the founders about how they can expand SeatGeek's name awareness.
Airbnb is encouraging hosts to throw fee-based dinners for strangers as part of a new pilot program in its home city, San Francisco.
Zenefits delivers payroll and benefits to businesses over the cloud. Parker Conrad, Zenefits CEO, explains the company's platform and value.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports from Crystal City, Virginia, where start-up companies are sharing office space and creating new "urban cores."
Bill Gurley, Benchmark general partner, discusses tech valuations and the factors that go into start-ups deciding to go public.
Eric Hippeau, Lerer Ventures managing director, reveals the next big thing media industry and discusses the importance of net neutrality to start-ups. Without accessible, fast broadband our economy is going to stall, Hippeau says.
Discussing the environment for start-ups on the east coast versus the west coast, and the next crop of "break out" companies in New York, with Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder.
Sean Wycliffe, Dealflicks co-founder and CEO, explains his platform which aims to become the Priceline for movies by partnering with theater owners to offer reduced ticket prices and lure moviegoers to the box office.
Buzzcar is a peer-to-peer car sharing platform. CEO Robin Chase, discusses the service that lets people rent their own cars to others.
Hershey futurist Lina Yang explains how the chocolate giant is using the land of start-ups to stay ahead of industry disruption.
Uber is in talks to secure a round of financing from private equity investors that may value the company at more than $10 billion, Bloomberg reported.