Small Business Start-ups


  • Square files for IPO in next two weeks

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on payment start-up Square's plans to go public in the coming weeks.

  • CEO Allison Kopf and CTO Jason Camp from Agrilyst celebrate winning Startup Battlefield during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 at Pier 70 on Sept. 23, 2015, in San Francisco.

    Agrilyst, an online platform that provides data analytics to greenhouse growers, took top honors at TechCrunch Disrupt's start-up pitch competition.

  • The GrubHub Inc. app is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone 5 in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

    A growing list start-ups have been hit with complaints in California over the employee status of contract workers.

  • 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.

  • Quirky files for bankruptcy

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

  • 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."

  • Yuri Milner, co-founder of 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 money

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

  • Unicorn disruptors

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

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rear view of silver airstream trailer on the open road.

    A new entrant to the peer-to-peer economy hopes to capitalize on the trend of consumers wanting to rent recreational vehicles.