Small Business Start-ups


  • A trader works at the Israeli stock exchange.

    Tech and cyber-security know-how, startup spirit, VC funds and even the climate make Israel a bit like the Bay Area, says Richard Beales.

  • A woman boards a Bridj bus in Washington, D.C.

    As states move to raise the minimum wage to $15, some sharing economy companies are already championing higher pay and worker benefits.

  • The Toyota 4Runner recently took a 20,000-mile cross-country road trip, stopping along the way to demonstrate its technology to partners, potential partners and universities.

    Kymeta is a Redmond, Washington-based start-up that wants to revolutionize mobile Wi-Fi access, and it has Bill Gates' backing.

  • Nathan Kundtzn, CEO of Kymeta Corp. in Seattle, Washington.

    Kymeta, based in Redmond, Washington, is out to revolutionize global mobile communications, and it has Bill Gates' help. CNBC's Kate Rogers reports.

  • Road to Iconic

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports from Seattle ahead of the Iconic Conference about the startup scene there including mobile wifi company Kymeta.

  • Mutual funds hurting unicorns?

    Jessica Lessin, Founder of The Information and CNBC Contributor, discusses mutual fund investment into startups.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 1- Slack has raised $200 million in venture capital financing, boosting its valuation to $3.8 billion, the messaging software startup said on Friday. Slack's $200 million round is its largest yet, the latest sign that some companies are still able to attract wary investors, many of which are flush with cash. Slack on Friday confirmed the round,...

  • Woman texting while walking, smartphone

    The workplace messaging app said it raised $200 million in its latest financing round and now has a post-money valuation of $3.8 billion.

  • Woman using Uber app

    The Uber business model, it seems, is losing some of its sheen and isn't one size fits all. Inside the shifting American workforce.

  • Grover Norquist

    Enjoying the services provided by the likes of Uber? Don’t vote for Hillary Clinton, anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist says.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 18- Silicon Valley payments company Stripe is bringing its services to Cuba to help entrepreneurs there start new businesses, an action that brings U.S. tech services to Cubans as relations between the two countries thaw. Stripe, a startup valued at $5 billion that gives websites and apps an easier way to process payments, said on Friday it...

  • SpoonRocket

    The crowd is thinning in the sardined space of food delivery start-ups — and more are likely to shutter, industry watchers say.

  • Chinedu Echeruo

    HopStop, a mass transit app was so successful, Apple bought it. Here, its founder shares something he calls “The Five C’s.”

  • The difficulties facing start-ups

    Niklas Zennström, founder of Atomico, talks about valuations in the European start-up market.

  • Steve Case

    Despite big challenges in tech, the mood among VCs and start-ups at SXSW is upbeat.

  • By using a combination of data points, including height, weight, age and level of activity, the Hidrate app alerts a user when it's time to drink more water.

    In search of a million-dollar idea? Find out how Hidrate, an app to monitor water intake, keyed in on its primary market opportunities.

  • Food brands work to outmaneuver start-ups

    Established food brands look for innovative ways to appeal to health conscious consumers.

  • March 11- General Motors Co is buying Cruise Automation, a San Francisco self-driving vehicle startup, the latest move by the auto giant in its effort to outflank Silicon Valley in the race to develop shareable, autonomous vehicles. Cruise, with 40 employees, was launched in 2013 and had raised $20 million in venture capital to date, founder Kyle Vogt told Reuters.

  • Exciting time to be investor in tech: Affirm CEO

    Discussing investing in the startup ecosystem and the issues surrounding immigration in the tech industry with Max Levchin, Affirm co-founder and CEO, on the sidelines of SXSW 2016.

  • How liquid nitrogen ignited an ice cream start-up

    Former television host Scot Rubin cashed out his 401k only to stare bankruptcy in the face before flash freezing his way to success with liquid nitrogen.