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  • Company matchmaking     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    BlueRun Ventures partner Cheryl Chen, explains how her firm links up start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.

  • Jonathan Goodwin and Brent Hoberman, co-founders of the Founders Forum, say the Forum will focus on e-commerce, the internet of things and health tech this year and discuss the London start-up scene.

  • Uber to work with black cabs     Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    Uber is launching a booking service for London's black cabs says Jo Bertram, general manager for the U.K. and Ireland at Uber, who also gives us her take on the taxi strike across Europe.

  • European start-ups 'on a roll': Pro     Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    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.

  • The new private equity     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    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's unique value     Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    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.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 6- Uber Inc has raised $1.2 billion from mutual funds and other investors in a funding round that valued the fast-growing rides-on-demand service at $18.2 billion in one of the highest valuations ever for a Silicon Valley startup.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 6- Uber Inc has raised $1.2 billion in funding from mutual funds and investors, valuing the fast-growing rides-on-demand startup at $18.2 billion, the company said on Friday.

  • Amazon's rumored phone game changer?     Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    Ben Lerer, Lerer Ventures managing director, says people trust Amazon's brand, and shares his opinions about the potential for its new product.

  • The 'Warby Parker of mattresses'     Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    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.

  • The perks of working at a start-up Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    Recruiters say these kinds of perks help start-ups attract talent. But there's another motive.

  • How rich you'd be if you were an Uber angel Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    Inside a UberX taxi, Washington, D.C.

    Even though it hasn't announced plans to go public, the car hailing service has already made a handful of early investors uber-rich.

  • Multimillionaire who never gave up     Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    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.

  • The barely known $100 million idea     Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    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's next frontier: Dinner with strangers Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    Airbnb is encouraging hosts to throw fee-based dinners for strangers as part of a new pilot program in its home city, San Francisco.

  • How Zenefits ties benefits together     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    Zenefits delivers payroll and benefits to businesses over the cloud. Parker Conrad, Zenefits CEO, explains the company's platform and value.

  • Intersection of tech & real estate     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports from Crystal City, Virginia, where start-up companies are sharing office space and creating new "urban cores."

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 3- Business startup Zenefits has raised another $66.5 million from investors, months after its first capital-raising, following a pattern set previously by a handful of hot, young consumer companies that proved their worth to investors over a short span.

  • Benchmark Gurley's entrepreneur advice     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    Bill Gurley, Benchmark general partner, discusses tech valuations and the factors that go into start-ups deciding to go public.