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  • What makes a good start-up Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:52 PM ET
    What makes a good start-up

    Shashi Fernando, CEO of angel investor and business incubator Yonder & Beyond, introduces the company's products, such as U.S. social media music app PlayMeet.

  • Lost in a city? This transport app will be your savior

    Azmat Yusuf, founder of London-based Citymapper, introduces the urban transport app which provides users with real-time information. He also discusses the company's launch in Singapore.

  • Pot: A $100 billion industry? Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Pot: A $100 billion industry?

    David Chao, DCM Ventures co-founder and general partner, is seeing the most growth in the medicinal delivery of cannabis in the industry.

  • Want to make money in marijuana? These people are Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 8:51 AM ET
    Marijuana Canada Cannabis

    The pot economy has bred a whole new wave of entrepreneurs looking to cash in and make a difference in the growing industry.

  • Communication software maker Slack raises $160 million Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    April 16- Slack, which makes software to help improve team communication, said it raised $160 million in a round of funding, valuing it at $2.8 billion. The San Francisco- based startup, whose tool helps people exchange messages, videos and images, said new investors include Horizons Ventures, Digital Sky Technologies, Index Ventures, Spark Capital Growth, and...

  • This start-up is not even 2, and it's worth $2.8B Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    Slack co-founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield

    Six months ago, a year-old messaging app called Slack lit up the tech blogs when it raised money at a $1.2 billion valuation. Try $2.8 billion

  • A global development financier's Silicon Valley foray Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 13- San Francisco- based startup Planet Labs, a company that aims to blanket the skies with low-cost satellites, has raised nearly $140 million from investors that include Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and SpaceX backer Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Now, the company has raised an additional $20 million from an unlikely contender: the venture...

  • Disney’s next venture: Fantasy sports Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    DraftKings

    Walt Disney is making a $250-million bet on DraftKings, a Boston-based fantasy sports start-up, the WSJ reported.

  • Who will be the next Twitter? 7 hot start-ups Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Mobile apps

    One of the fastest-growing sectors in tech, mobile apps are a Wall Street darling. Newbies are jockeying to be the next Twitter.

  • In light of Pao: Where are women at top VC funds? Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:07 PM ET
    Former Kleiner partner Ellen Pao arrives at San Francisco Superior Court, March 24, 2015.

    Many Silicon Valley venture capital firms have no women at the highest level, reports Julia Boorstin.

  • How I managed millennials to $100 million in sales Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Millennials working computer

    David Glickman, CEO of Ultra Mobile, explains how he managed a millennial team to grow his company to more than $100 million in two years.

  • 'Fantastic time' to invest in start-ups, VC says Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:58 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    "Pockets of exuberance" have popped up in private tech, but most heavily funded start-ups warrant the money, an investor said.

  • Twitter's Periscope takes on Meerkat Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    Periscope app

    Twitter is launching its live-video streaming app out of beta, pitting it against Meerkat in this space.

  • Twitter's streaming app Periscope takes on Meerkat Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    Twitter's streaming app Periscope takes on Meerkat

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on Twitter's attempt to beat back Meerkat with the launch of its new streaming app, Periscope.

  • Silicon Valley's unicorns Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    Silicon Valley's unicorns

    Unicorns in Silicon Valley are startups valued at $10 billion and higher. CNBC's Josh Lipton looks at which technology startups are getting the most attention.

  • Fear gone in Silicon Valley: McNamee Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Fear gone in Silicon Valley: McNamee

    Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners co-founder, discusses what he believes is a bubble brewing in Silicon Valley.

  • This light bulb wants to be as hip as your iPhone Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 12:05 PM ET
    Sengled Pulse intelligent light bulbs with multi-channel, wireless speakers hidden within.

    What if, with the flick of a switch, you could turn your light fixture into a music player, or perhaps a home monitor?

  • CFO shortage in tech? Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:46 PM ET
    CFO shortage in tech?

    In the past few months, CFOs of hot startups are moving on, like at Airbnb and Snapchat. Sean Aggarwal, former Trulia CEO, provides perspective to the moves.

  • The startups that Singapore's VentureCraft likes Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    The startups that Singapore's VentureCraft likes

    In this week's "Shake It Up" - a weekly series on CNBC's "The Rundown"- Isaac Ho, partner at VentureCraft, describes the startups he's investing in.

  • Box nabs US government IT executive Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, speaks during the BoxWorks 'How Tomorrow Works' event in San Francisco, California.

    The former CIO of the General Services Administration will lead Box's efforts to lure government agencies to move to its cloud platform.