Small Business Start-ups


  • Needle-free insulin patch Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 5:52 PM ET
    Needle-free insulin patch

    CNBC's Melissa Lee speaks to Devon Grimme, Prometheon Pharma director of business, about a new patch that could end needle injections for people with diabetes.

  • Tech startup bubble brewing? Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:06 AM ET
    Tech startup bubble brewing?

    Disruption is the name of the game, says Eric Hippeau, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, sharing his thoughts on tech startups and the outlook on "unicorns." Also Hippeau weighs in on the outlook for media companies.

  • Next billion-dollar unicorns won't be from the US Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    Unicorns, start-ups valued at $1 billion or more, are Silicon Valley's sexiest bets, and it's a trend about to become increasingly global.

  • Millennial media for young women Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 6:47 AM ET
    Millennial media for young women

    Phillipe von Borries, Refinery29 co-founder, and Justin Stefano, Refinery29 co-founder, discuss their plan to reach female consumers and monetize clicks.

  • Super-charge sales with holograms? Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Super-charge sales with holograms?

    It was hard not to notice the Holography Box startup at eMerge Americas in Miami. Behold! The power of holograms!

  • Race to $2 billion: The fastest-growing start-up Friday, 1 May 2015 | 6:26 PM ET
    Slack co-founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield

    Slack, the enterprise communication platform, came in first, having reached a $2 billion valuation within two years of its founding.

  • Investing with Linkin Park Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 4:57 PM ET
    Investing with Linkin Park

    Rock band Linkin Park is planning to rock startups with Machine Shop Ventures. Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson talk to the "Closing Bell" panel.

  • For tech, a move from the suburbs to the city Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    For tech, a move from the suburbs to the city

    Tech companies in California are moving from the suburbs to the city, and they're settling in San Francisco's historic Tenderloin district. Here's a look at what changes are taking place in the traditionally run-down neighborhood.

  • Work in NYC, Chicago? Uber wants your lunch order Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Through its UberEATS division, Uber offers a menu list that changes daily. This dish, penne arrabiata from Los Angeles’ Coral Tree Café, will be available Wednesday.

    Busy New Yorkers and Chicagoans will soon have another way to get meals delivered.

  • Venture capitalist: No Nasdaq bubble, but... Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Nasdaq market site

    Founders Fund partner Scott Nolan doesn't see a bubble forming in the Nasdaq, but there are other red flags in the tech sector, he tells CNBC.

  • What makes a good start-up Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:52 PM ET
    What makes a good start-up

    Shashi Fernando, CEO of angel investor and business incubator Yonder & Beyond, introduces the company's products, such as U.S. social media music app PlayMeet.

  • Lost in a city? This transport app will be your savior

    Azmat Yusuf, founder of London-based Citymapper, introduces the urban transport app which provides users with real-time information. He also discusses the company's launch in Singapore.

  • Pot: A $100 billion industry? Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Pot: A $100 billion industry?

    David Chao, DCM Ventures co-founder and general partner, is seeing the most growth in the medicinal delivery of cannabis in the industry.

  • Want to make money in marijuana? These people are Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 8:51 AM ET
    Marijuana Canada Cannabis

    The pot economy has bred a whole new wave of entrepreneurs looking to cash in and make a difference in the growing industry.

  • This start-up is not even 2, and it's worth $2.8B Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    Slack co-founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield

    Six months ago, a year-old messaging app called Slack lit up the tech blogs when it raised money at a $1.2 billion valuation. Try $2.8 billion

  • Disney’s next venture: Fantasy sports Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    Walt Disney is making a $250-million bet on DraftKings, a Boston-based fantasy sports start-up, the WSJ reported.

  • Who will be the next Twitter? 7 hot start-ups Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Mobile apps

    One of the fastest-growing sectors in tech, mobile apps are a Wall Street darling. Newbies are jockeying to be the next Twitter.

  • In light of Pao: Where are women at top VC funds? Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:07 PM ET
    Ellen Pao arrives at San Francisco Superior Court, March 24, 2015.

    Many Silicon Valley venture capital firms have no women at the highest level, reports Julia Boorstin.

  • How I managed millennials to $100 million in sales Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Millennials working computer

    David Glickman, CEO of Ultra Mobile, explains how he managed a millennial team to grow his company to more than $100 million in two years.

  • 'Fantastic time' to invest in start-ups, VC says Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:58 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    "Pockets of exuberance" have popped up in private tech, but most heavily funded start-ups warrant the money, an investor said.