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Small Business Start-ups


  • Indonesian tech leaders court Silicon Valley Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
    Indonesian tech leaders court Silicon Valley

    Silicon Valley is not aware how attractive Indonesia's tech environment is, says Naveen Menon, partner and Asia Pacific head of communications in media and technology practice at A.T. Kearney.

  • Today's VC deals are like shotgun weddings Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 4:14 PM ET
    Couple in coffee shop

    Would you propose after one meeting at a coffee shop? Well, that's what a lot of today's VC deals are like, explains Jeff Crowe.

  • Technology veteran: Focus on big-picture Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Ali Rowghani, former chief operating officer of Twitter

    Start-up incubator Y Combinator shifted more investing influence to Ali Rowghani. He told CNBC why he's playing the waiting game.

  • Ship Sticks' door-to-door service: CEO Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    Ship Sticks's door-to-door service: CEO

    Nick Coleman, Ship Sticks founder & CEO, discusses his company's mission to provide shipping solutions for golf clubs.

  • Oct 26- Former U.S. National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander's cyber security startup, IronNet Cybersecurity Inc, said on Monday it had raised $32.5 million in a "Series A" funding round led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity. Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers also participated in the funding round. Alexander founded the company in 2014 along with former...

  • Calling all coaches Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 7:42 AM ET
    Calling all coaches

    Cam Neely, Boston Bruins president, and Jordan Fliegel, Coachup founder & president, explain how they are able to connect aspiring athletes with top-level coaches though its online and mobile platforms.

  • Theranos blood labs under fresh scrutiny Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
    Elisabeth Holmes

    Blood testing start-up Theranos has struggled with the accuracy of its technology and staffing issues at a lab. FT reports.

  • Why Nasdaq bought a market most thought was dead Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Nasdaq market site

    Nasdaq's purchase of SecondMarket gives the exchange more software to help start-ups sell shares. But for SecondMarket, it's disappointing.

  • Meet Matter Prints, a socially-driven design house Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 6:48 PM ET
    Meet Matter Prints, a socially-driven design house

    Renyung Ho, co-founder of Matter Prints, discusses how the firm sources work from artisans in Asian regions rich in craftsmanship.

  • Get ready for Google to lose billions Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    Google Alphabet

    Alphabet won't break out spending on Google 'moonshots' until 2016, but analysts estimate the cost will reach into the billions.

  • The Uber future: Here's the next big thing Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Mobile app concierge

    Beyond Uber, here's what the future of on-demand apps may look like, explains Colin Nagy.

  • Oct 21- Theranos Chief Executive Elizabeth Holmes fought back on Wednesday against accusations that the technology at the heart of the blood-testing startup has grave flaws. She cited her successful lobbying for an Arizona law allowing patients to get blood tests without a doctor's order. "I personally in Arizona worked very hard to change the law," she said.

  • Why Ferrari may be the exception in the IPO market Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 4:13 PM ET
    FCA Chief Executive and Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne (2nd R) rings the opening bell above the floor of the NYSE for Ferrari's IPO, October 21, 2015.

    Ferrari zoomed in its IPO but Uber's staying clear of public markets. What do these two exceptions say about IPOs?

  • Smart guitar strikes a new chord Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    Smart guitar strikes a new chord

    Tech start-up Zivix has found an innovative way to string along guitar novices – with a new set of strings.

  • There is now a smart tech for babies Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    There is now a smart tech for babies

    Start-up Hatch Baby created the Smart Changing Pad, which helps track a baby's weight, sleep and even the number of diapers used.

  • Startup investing: The hits and misses Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 11:36 PM ET
    Startup investing: The hits and misses

    Failures "come with the territory" when investing in a startup, notes Fritz Demopoulos, CEO of Queen's Road Capital and co-founder of Qunar.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- The business development company Starburst Accelerator, which calls itself the world's largest incubator for aerospace startups, said on Monday it has signed agreements with Boeing Co, Raytheon Co and other big companies looking for new technologies. It opened its new California office on Oct. 2 with an event similar to the "Shark Tank"...

  • Is Japan the next front in turf war with Uber, Lyft? Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | 1:56 PM ET
    An Uber Japan Co. employee holds an Apple Inc. iPhone 5s showing a map on the Uber application for a photograph during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan.

    First comes China. Could Japan be a draw for e-hailing enabled companies?

  • Can Uber convince investors? Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    Can Uber convince investors?

    Aswath Damodaran, NYU Stern School of Business, discusses how investors might value Uber's "story."

  • AppDirect: Unicorn in the cloud Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | 8:47 AM ET
    AppDirect: Unicorn in the cloud

    Daniel Saks, AppDirect co-founder and co-CEO, discusses the growth potential of his cloud service startup.