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
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on "Peddler's Creamery," a company making organic and vegan ice cream thanks to a $15,000 five-year loan from Samuel Adams.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the founder of Sam Adams beer is providing millions of dollars in financing to help other food and beverage start-ups.
Being in the Billion-Dollar Club limits how, and if, a start-up can get out. For one thing, when you’re the most expensive product on the shelf, very few companies can afford to buy you.
Steve Blank, Stanford University consulting professor, explains how entrepreneurs are likely to become the "key part of the revitalization of our economy in the 21st century."
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at how a stalemate over budget talks will impact jobs, the economy and markets, with CNBC's Rick Santelli, and Steve Case, Startup America founder and chairman.
Steve Case, Startup America founder and chairman, discusses how compromises on taxes and spending will likely fuel American's entrepreneurial spirit and create jobs.
Confidence among middle market company executives has dropped by 32 percent over the past few years, according to Deloitte’s new Mid-market Perspectives survey.
Zachary Bogue and Matt Ocko, Data Collective co-founders, discuss investing in the future of tech.
We are shifting into a network society that is a product of the post-information era. Startups, and entrepreneurs, are at the core of this reinvention of the way we work and live.
Gaining customers has always been a social activity for businesses, but using online social networks to attract customers is a relatively new concept — and businesses say the strategy could add unimagined power to an organization’s lead-generating operation.
Recently, Bono admitted to “humbling” realizations about foreign aid: “job creators and innovators are ... the key, and aid is just a bridge.” It’s no secret: the world needs jobs.
Mark Siegel, Menlo Ventures, discusses how the fiscal cliff is impacting private money, and why it's important to keep capital gains taxes low.
Most of us have a love-hate relationship with email. It helps us keep in touch, manage large amounts of information and speed communication. But email has also become a crazy-making source of distraction from other important matters.
A successful microeconomic strategy draws on a region’s unique strengths, then integrates the value chain to create ecosystems of entrepreneurship that support innovation and new business formation.
Imagine a place where high-impact entrepreneurs are so pleased that they don’t complain. Would those be entrepreneurs living in Silicon Valley perhaps? Not so.
An entrepreneurial ecosystem has sprouted in what some would say is a most unexpected community. It has all the elements of a large city effort, including support for technology startups as well as the 98 percent of startups that are not technology-based.
Shortly after the Icelandic economy crashed in 2008, we founded our first company. Call us crazy, but in the midst of thousands losing their jobs and the first en masse public protest against the government since Iceland’s induction into NATO in 1949, we decided to start a board game company. It was a blast.
Some 88 million young women and men worldwide are unemployed — 47 percent of the unemployed globally. Economic leaders have been stumped as to what to do about it. Now Generation Y is taking matters into its own hands.
John Levisay, CEO of Craftsy, and Josh Scott, Craftsy COO, discuss the company's plans for growth and expansion.
Jason Graham-Nye, co-founder of gNappies, explains to CNBC the many challenges of expanding a business abroad.