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  • Zenefits CEO claims 'FUD' factor prompts ADP lawsuit Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:42 AM ET
     Zenefits CEO claims 'FUD' factor prompts ADP lawsuit

    ADP is scared, says Parker Conrad, Zenefits co-founder & CEO, discussing the defamation lawsuit ADP has filed against his company.

  • Silvercar disrupting car rental biz Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 7:23 AM ET
    Silvercar disrupting car rental biz

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports startup Silvercar is taking on Hertz and Avis in a bid to nab market share in the competitive car rental business.

  • Wall St courts start-ups it may have ignored Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A hackathon that Goldman Sachs hosted with Kensho, a start-up, at the bank’s headquarters.

    There is a growing recognition across Wall Street that the old habit of ignoring these upstarts may be foolhardy, the NYT reports.

  • Tech startups' aggressive practices Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Tech startups' aggressive practices

    Tech start ups and even some big names like Facebook use unconventional performance measures when telling investors how well their businesses are doing.

  • Intel puts money where its mouth is on diversity Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 12:16 PM ET

    The chipmaker announced a record-setting $125 million venture fund to invest in high-growth companies run by women and minorities.

  • CircleUp CEO Ryan Caldbeck

    LendingClub created a large online loan marketplace. CircleUp is mimicking that strategy for consumer companies, but the returns have yet to show.

  • E-sports start-ups: A good game for investors Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Competitors play Call of Duty Advanced Warfare during the ESWC (Electronic Sports World Cup) on May 2, 2015 in Paris.

    Amazon's $1 billion acquisition of streaming platform Twitch was just the first move in the fast-growing market.

  • Uber grows up Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 11:21 AM ET
    Uber grows up

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said he is "not perfect," and neither is his company, in addressing the passion for his startup, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • A startup to get buzzed about Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    A startup to get buzzed about

    Klink co-founder Jeffrey Nadel was recently given 30 seconds to pitch his company to millionaire investor, Kevin O'Leary, who had no idea who he was meeting.

  • Outsource your dirty laundry with Washio Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Outsource your dirty laundry with Washio

    For busy millennials (super busy!) now you don't even have to mess with your own dirty laundry. Jane Wells reports on Washio, an on demand laundry service with investors like Ashton Kutcher and Nas.

  • George Zimmer back with zTailors Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    George Zimmer back with zTailors

    George Zimmer has started zTailors, which is a nationwide network of tailors who will come to your home or business. "The Profit" host Marcus Lemonis, weighs in.

  • Yard Club revs up heavy equipment sharing: CEO Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 8:35 AM ET
    Yard Club revs up heavy equipment sharing: CEO

    Colin Evran, Yard Club CEO, discusses how his startup is helping contractors connect with heavy equipment owners through the online marketplace.

  • How Slack will spend its millions Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    How Slack will spend its millions

    CNBC's Josh Lipton talks with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield about the company's outlook and strategy.

  • Start-up makes money off of others' heartbreak Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 5:31 PM ET
    Bounce Back Box displayed.

    Can making money off of others' heartbreak be a viable business? An entrepreneur pitches her business to an investor.

  • One start-up cashes in on your break-ups Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    One start-up is cashing in on your break-ups

    Annabel Action, founder and CEO of the breakup website "Never Liked It Anyway," has been given 30 seconds to blind pitch her company to feisty millionaire investor, Barbara Corcoran.

  • Risk factor key to entrepreneurial success Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Risk factor key to entrepreneurial success

    Eric Schurenberg, Inc. editor-in-chief, shares insight on the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.

  • Startups: Where are the women and millennials? Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    Startups: Where are the women and millennials?

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports entrepreneurial activity increased this year for the first time since 2009, but a significant demographic appears to be lagging.

  • Need to find a cleaner? This portal can help you Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    Need to find a cleaner? This portal can help you

    Hoe Yeen Teck, co-founder and CEO of Helpling Singapore, introduces the home-cleaning portal which allows users to engage the services of a reliable cleaner quickly.

  • Airbnb is approaching 1M guests per night Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:06 PM ET
    A computer screen in the Airbnb offices in Paris.

    Airbnb, valued at $13 billion in October, allows people to rent out homes or spare bedrooms in 34,000 cities around the world.

  • TORONTO, May 27- Canadian payments software startup Payfirma has raised C $13 million in its first institutional funding round and is considering an initial public offering in 2016, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday. CEO Michael Gokturk said in an interview the company is considering an IPO as early as 2016, and could list in Toronto and New York.