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  • How Dollar Shave Club took on the industry Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 4:54 PM ET
    How Dollar Shave Club took on the industry

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on how Dollar Shave Club was able to battle and beat long-established shaving leaders.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Circle Internet Financial, a Boston- based bitcoin startup backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc, has received New York's first BitLicense, allowing it to offer digital currency services in the state. The BitLicense from the New York Department of Financial Services is based on the first set of U.S. state guidelines for companies that operate in...

  • Quirky files for bankruptcy Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Quirky files for bankruptcy

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on home automation company, Quirky, filing for bankruptcy.

  • NY regulator issues first license for bitcoin company Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 22- New York state's financial services regulator has granted a "BitLicense," its first, to a virtual currency, the agency announced on Tuesday. The license went to Circle Internet Financial, a Boston- based bitcoin startup, the New York Department of Financial Services said. Circle is backed by $76 million in venture capital from Goldman Sachs Group...

  • The four disruptive forces, according to McKinsey Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 8:36 PM ET
    The four disruptive forces, according to McKinsey

    Dominic Barton, global managing director of McKinsey, discusses the consulting firm's new book titled "No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Forces Breaking All the Trends."

  • What e-commerce, aliens and AI have in common Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 6:42 PM ET
    Yuri Milner, co-founder of Mail.ru Group Ltd., speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 conference in San Francisco.

    Billionaire investor Yuri Milner had success with tech giants Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Spotify. What is he betting on next?

  • Start-up spending 'extremely wasteful': VC Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 2:01 PM ET
    start up money

    Technology company founders need to take saving money more seriously, a veteran investor said.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Meal-kit company Blue Apron is starting a wine subscription service as the New York- based startup seeks to expand amid a crowded market for takeout alternatives. The move into wine marks the first major step Blue Apron has taken since it said it raised $135 million in funding in June, putting the company at a $2 billion valuation.

  • How start-ups get funded Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Unicorn disruptors

    The unicorn club has expanded at an unprecedented rate. How do entrepreneurs get their hands on such large sums of cash?

  • Snapchat to sell message replays for 99 cents Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    The Snapchat app is displayed on an Apple iPhone 5s.

    Snapchat, which allows users to send picture messages that disappear shortly after they are seen, has started selling "replays."

  • Need a worker? Try this Australian start-up Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 11:51 PM ET
    Need a worker? Try this Australian start-up

    Tim Fung, CEO of Australia-based Airtasker, introduces the online marketplace which connects consumers and small businesses with a local workforce.

  • Bubble may claim 1/3 of start-ups in a year: VC Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 12:52 PM ET

    Private market start-ups face a tough fundraising environment, and up to a third of them may not be around a year from now, Theresia Gouw said.

  • Is tech partying like it's 1999? Not quite Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 12:07 PM ET
    Young people partying

    As tech valuations climb, inevitable comparisons to the dot-com bubble are being made. But it's not quite that simple, says PwC's Pierre-Alain Sur.

  • Why Amazon’s courting start-ups around the world Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 6:56 AM ET

    Amazon opened the doors to its new working space near one of London's start-up hubs as it looks to strike up business for its cloud service.

  • Valuable matches... we bring professionals to you: Thumbtack CEO

    Marco Zappacosta, Thumbtack CEO, discusses the profitability of connecting consumers with local service providers.

  • Sept 9- Nasdaq Chief Executive Robert Greifeld said in July he was delighted to have snared one of the hottest technology IPOs of the year. That became very apparent on Wednesday when the business technology startup Pure Storage said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it would instead be listing on Nasdaq's fierce rival, the New York...

  • China's market rout isn't deterring this VC firm Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 8:44 PM ET
    China's market rout isn't deterring this VC firm

    Ron Cao, co-founder & MD of Lightspeed China Partners, explains why the venture capital firm remains bullish on Chinese start-ups despite the volatility in the country's stock markets.

  • Finding your price point Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Finding your price point

    Tamara Monosoff, inventor and author of “The Mom Inventors Handbook,” discusses how to properly price your products before bringing them to market.

  • Is your product viable? Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Is your product viable?

    Tamara Monosoff, inventor and author of “The Mom Inventors Handbook” discusses how to determine if your product idea is viable for market.

  • Understanding the Uber economy Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    Understanding the Uber economy

    Robert Safian, "Fast Company" editor, provides perspective on the inner workings of Uber and insight to company founder and CEO Travis Kalanick.