SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- At Pinterest, the four-year-old online bulletin board service that is valued near $3.8 billion, some 70 percent of the users are female. Male-heavy boards dominate in the start-up mecca of Silicon Valley, which prides itself on progressive thinking and putting talent first.» Read More
In an interview with CNBC, entrepreneur Steve Blank discusses the many businesses he's been involved with in his illustrious career.
Start ups have become quite resourceful when it comes to raising funds. Many are finding start-up competitions as a great source of capital.
The acquisition moved the stock, because along with the Instagram acquisition, it tells a larger story of Facebook’s commitment to mobile.
According to one survey, 54 percent of business owners have gone without a paycheck at some point to keep their business afloat. To find out how common this really is, we asked members of the CNBC Small Business Council about their own experience — how many of them have gone without a paycheck? You might be surprised.
With roots in a rugged agrarian work ethic, start-ups are thriving around Omaha — thanks in no small part to big spenders' bankrolls. An investigation of the seedlings of Silicon Prairie.
In an interview with CNBC, Geoff Lewis describes how he's combining his investment background with a passion for entrepreneurship to focus on investments in consumer Web, enterprise and mobile.
What happens when you have a big idea but a small market? Many small-business owners and would-be entrepreneurs face this problem. Their business can't grow because they don't have enough customers in their geographic area.
But despite this victory today AOL’s stock has tanked, down over six percent today. Why the drop? Investors seem to be concerned that AOL’s victory reduces pressure on the company to cut costs.
Jimmy Wales founded one of the most ground-breaking websites ever: Wikipedia. Check out our interview with him.
The Great Recession spawned a new breed of "accidental entrepreneurs" more driven by profits than passion, a new study finds.
When we caught up with Fabrice Grinda on the phone, he was about to go kite-boarding in the Dominican Republic. This is a man on the move.
The primary question: are providers inappropriately limiting competition from online video services like Netflix and Hulu by capping the amount of data/videos subscribers can stream every month?
If you want to put together a rock-star team, he says, then hire employees based on their values first and ability second — the way great rock bands do it.
What has changed in the past five years for small business owners? Pretty much everything, according to new research from Sage North America.
A comScore study shows that Facebook advertising is effective, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. Gian Fulgoni, comScore executive chairman and co-founder, discusses.
It's off 11.5 percent at last check, bringing the social gaming company down nearly 50 percent year to date. What happened? It seems people are choosing more mobile instead of social games.
Facebook has been plagued by criticism of its slowing U.S. growth, the fact that it only recently started showing ads to mobile users, and questions about whether its ads work. But now ComScore is out with a study that validates the core of Facebook’s business model: social context makes ads more powerful.
Many young entrepreneurs are pivoting their business in order to help it grow as a competitor and make it more valuable.
If there is one thing for certain among small business owners, it’s that the amount of uncertainty they are facing has made it difficult for them to make decisions on spending and jobs.
Choosing the right VC has become even more important in the wake of the Facebook IPO fallout.