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
Venture capitalists and angel investors alike are taking notice of startups in the Midwest, a region sometimes called Silicon Prairie. Here are 5 companies to watch this year.
Many small-business owners are pessimistic and expect the economy to remain stagnant or worsen in 2013 with little hiring, according to a new survey.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at Facebook's numbers and reports on what has some analysts concerned. And, Dave McClure, 500 Startups founding partner, weighs in on investing in startups and monetizing the social space.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Patrick Chung, NEA Partner speak to One Kings Lane CEO Doug Mack about how loyal its customers are, and how he plans to ensure quality.
Israel Ganot, Gazelle president, co-founder and CEO, shares his thoughts on why the amount of BlackBerry trade-ins has doubled over the past month.
Carter Cleveland, Art.sy founder & CEO, explains how his company is making the art world more accessible and easier to explore online.
As President Barack Obama begins his second term, start-ups are hoping for on an immigration overhaul to help them attract highly skilled foreign workers.
Alexa von Tobel, LearnVest CEO, pitches her company to John Paul Dejoria, Paul Mitchell co-founder, and CNBC's John Fortt and Kayla Tausche, who say whether they are in or out.
Shervin Pishevar, Menlo Ventures, shares ten of his top disruptors to watch this year; including DeveloperAuction, Poshmark, Blackjet, and more.
Now that many small-business owners have more clarity on their tax liabilities, small companies are focused on growth.
John Backus, New Atlantic Ventures; and Brad Weinberg, Blueprint, discuss the pullback in venture capital last year, and take a look at what's ahead for 2013.
Signaling more Americans are feeling upbeat about their economic prospects, attitudes about entrepreneurship are at the highest level in 14 years, according to a new study.
Steve Streit, Green Dot CEO, discusses his plans to push consumers to bank online with their mobile devices.
A coupon company for the web is not a new idea. But Ryan Hudson, who has spent over a decade building companies, has found a way to wow investors, the Global Post reports.
Songza CEO Elias Roman makes the case for his company Songza, in front of CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Nat Burgess, Corum Group president, who share their opinions on the business model of the company.
The number of franchise establishments grew in 2012, the first time since 2008, according to a report compiled by IHS Global Insight. But while more growth is forecast for 2013, cautious optimism is the dominant mood.
Morgan Guenther, Next Issue Media CEO, explains how his company is able to provide consumers with unlimited digital access to 80 popular magazines on demand.
The Academy Award nominations were announced, and leave it to a small-business group to find an entrepreneur angle in Hollywood awards season.
Eric Migicovsky, Pebble CEO & co-founder, discusses the launch of its much-buzzed about wearable "data plan."
Todd Dagres, Spark Capital founder & general partner, discusses where he is finding the next hot investment opportunities.