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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than a single female venture partner.

  • Rolling out 'Inc. 500' list     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Eric Schurenberg, Inc. editor-in-chief, and Raj Shanmugaraj, Acacia Communications CEO, discuss highlights from the 500 fastest-growing private companies and small businesses in the U.S.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 20- When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions- but not the tip she got from a female investor who suggested she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists.

  • Designer bunnies: Kids add own touch to plush toys Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Budsies transforms your child’s art into stuffed animals

    Transform your child's artwork into their very own stuffed animals. Budsies founder pitches his big idea to the Power Pitch panel.

  • Hot MBA trends     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    Madhav Rajan, Stanford Graduate School of Business, discusses what new programs today's graduate school students have migrated to over the past 15 years.

  • Trying to get by on the sharing economy Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Starting a long day around 4 a.m., Jennifer Guidry, who earns money by offering transportation or services through a variety of apps like Uber, Lyft and TaskRabbit, applies makeup in her home office.

    If sharing economy companies are creating jobs of the future, it doesn't mean decent wages and benefits are part of the bargain for workers.

  • Yahoo's small business push     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    Amit Kumar, Yahoo small business head, discusses "Yahoo Stores," a next generation, e-commerce platform designed to help anyone build a successful online business.

  • Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:17 AM ET
    Matt Cottle, owner of Stuttering King Bakery, smiles as he holds a tray of his scones in his parents' kitchen in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    There is a growing movement to help autistic adults find jobs, but for Cottle and his family, the answer was a business of his own.

  • How bitcoin can change the world     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    Could bitcoin be a safe haven for deprecating currencies in the emerging world? Wences Casares, Xapo founder and CEO, shares his thoughts on the legitimacy of the currency.

  • The picture perfect selfie—now possible? Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    The LuMee case helps light up your face for a better selfie.

    The start-up Glow Enterprises is trying to make every selfie look as perfect as possible with its LuMee case.

  • Looking to the save the earth? Eat a cup Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:05 PM ET
    An edible cup from Loliware

    Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker hope to replace disposable plastic cups with their biodegradable, edible cup called Loliware.

  • Budding start-up aims to blossom Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    A flower arrangement ordered through BloomNation.

    BloomNation is looking to shake up the flower delivery business.

  • America's bipartisan start-up movement     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    Celebrating national start-up day across America, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, (R- Calif.), and Rep. Jared Polis, (D-Colo.), discuss their campaign to raise awareness for entrepreneurs and small start-up businesses.

  • Women find sexual help...with cannabis? Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:19 PM ET

    A company, Foria, has started selling a cannabis-infused topical oil for women that the company claims will "unlock profound pleasures."

  • The Biz Fix: No food around the office? Eat this. Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    Food truck owners Debbie and Derek Kaye sell Japanese-inspired Mexican food at Takumi Taco. Marcus Lemonis of "The Profit" advises the entrepreneurs.

  • Paypal founder Levchin banks on Affirm     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton speaks to PayPal co-founder and serial entrepreneur Max Levchin, about his new lending service start-up Affirm, an alternative to banks for lending.

  • Taking shots for your health Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Buiced is manufactured in the U.S. and available on Buiced.com

    Buiced founder Ray Doustdar pitches his liquid vitamin company. Will the panelists take the shot or not?

  • Turning guns into jewelry     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Liberty United founder & CEO Peter Thum, discusses how he is trying to reduce gun violence in America by recycling illegal guns into jewelry.

  • Encouraging women entrepreneurs     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    Why some venture capitalists may be hearing pitches from men more often than women.

  • The perfect board—do you need a therapist?! Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Creating the perfect board: lawyers, accountants and ... a therapist? Yeah, maybe.

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