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  • Busting out a new career in bras Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Busting out a new career in bras

    After quitting a well-paying job as a venture capitalist, Michelle Lam starts True & Co., a bra company created to reshape the century old under garment.

  • Mega deals push VC investments to bubble-era highs Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    Snapchat

    Venture capital investments rose to their highest level in nearly 15 years in the second quarter, with the majority going to software and media/entertainment companies.

  • Don't call it a tech bubble yet: Pro Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Don't call it a tech bubble yet: Pro

    Scott Kupor, Andreessen Horowitz, shares his outlook on tech valuations and IPOs.

  • Esther Dyson: Uber's business model 'brillant', but... Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Uber's business model 'brillant' -  but... : Esther Dyson

    Esther Dyson, EDventure Holdings chairman, shares her thoughts on volatility and market valuations among startups and hones in on Uber. Also Dyson weighs in on the "sharing economy."

  • An app with high expectations Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 1:56 PM ET
    Marijuana plant

    One entrepreneur is lighting up the social networking space by combining tech with a love for cannabis.

  • TORONTO, July 9- Canadian startup Influitive, a marketing-software provider, has raised $30.5 million in funding as it looks to finance growth and expand into Europe and Asia, its top executive said on Thursday. Organ was the founder of software company Eloqua Inc, which was acquired by Oracle for about $871 million a few years ago. The latest funding round was led...

  • An app with high expectations Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    An app with high expectations

    Isaac Dietrich, CEO of MassRoots, a social networking app for cannabis users, pitches his company to investor and Shark Tank regular Kevin O'Leary.

  • A 3-D printed sex toy?! Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A 3-D printed sex toy?!

    These two women used rapid prototyping to cut down on costs when developing Eva, a hands-free couples vibrator.

  • You fail internally if you don't trust your gut Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    You fail internally if you don't trust your gut

    Dylan's Candy Bar founder, Dylan Lauren and Stacey Bendet Eisner, founder of Alice + Olivia discuss how women are more efficient than men and why trusting your gut is the best way to be successful.

  • How to build a successful company Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    How to build a successful company

    Dylan's Candy Bar founder, Dylan Lauren and Stacey Bendet Eisner, founder of Alice + Olivia discuss how women are more efficient than men and why trusting your gut is the best way to be successful.

  • The Best CEOs have unyielding optimism at all time Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    The Best CEOs have unyielding optimism at all time

    Dylan's Candy Bar founder, Dylan Lauren and Stacey Bendet Eisner, founder of Alice + Olivia discuss how women are more efficient than men and why trusting your gut is the best way to be successful.

  • Women are more efficient than men Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Women are more efficient than men

    Dylan's Candy Bar founder, Dylan Lauren and Stacey Bendet Eisner, founder of Alice + Olivia discuss how women are more efficient than men and why trusting your gut is the best way to be successful.

  • China’s loan sharks under attack from P2P lenders Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 10:21 PM ET

    Legitimate P2P internet lenders such as Dianrong.com are slowly achieving critical mass in China, the Financial Times reports.

  • Investors pile into health-care start-ups in 2015 Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Jawbone's UP3 fitness tracker

    A record amount of money surged into digital health start-ups last year, and in 2015, the capital continues to rush into these private companies.

  • Eat, Pray, Code: Is Bali the next Silicon Valley? Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 11:42 PM ET
    Eat, Pray, Code: Is Bali the next Silicon Valley?

    Digital nomads are flocking to Bali and transforming the tropical island into Asia's latest tech hub. CNBC's Susan Li has more.

  • A new business to curate your memories Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Yarly photo scanning and sharing service.

    In the age of the selfie, a new start-up offers to turn overwhelming photo collections into tangible memories.

  • What next for Europe's Unicorns? Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    What next for Europe's Unicorns?

    Alastair Mitchell, president and co-founder of Huddle, talks about Unicorns (start-ups with $1-billion valuations) and why some move to Silicon Valley.

  • A start-up sticking it to the selfie stick Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:26 AM ET
    A start-up sticking it to the selfie stick

    Watch Mega Tiny Corp. pitches its start-up in just 60 seconds to CNBC's Power Pitch panel.

  • The Vancouver- based company, which recently acquired Waterloo-based online renovation design startup, DraftingSpace, won C $50 million in new funding in late 2014 to help beef up operations. It would be beyond a year, "Chief Executive Jeff Booth said in an interview. BuildDirect was founded more than 15 years ago by Jeff Booth, a builder, and his friend Rob Banks.

  • Stay in this Silicon Valley tent for $900 a month Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:20 PM ET
    Tent listed on Airbnb

    There may be no better indicator of how expensive Silicon Valley has gotten.