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San Francisco Ride-Sharing Startup Uber Valued At $17 Billion

After just 4 years in business, a San Francisco startup — ride-sharing service Uber Technologies — has received a $1.2 billion investment round for a valuation of $17 billion.

06/06/2014

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Politics Test Silicon Valley’s Russian Ties

Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley’s fast growing financial ties with Russia’s tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin.

04/13/2014

(CBS)

Funding For Business Startups Declines

A new study shows that funding for business startups declined in 2012, the first time that’s happened in three years, as venture capitalists spent less money on fewer deals.

01/18/2013

Twitter logo is displayed at the entrance of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. (AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Tugs At The Boundaries Of Silicon Valley

Both public and private sector leaders agree San Francisco has become a major driver of the high-tech community, with the growth of social media pushing the boundaries of what is considered Silicon Valley.

09/20/2012

(CBS)

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Roils Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley venture capital firm of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfied & Byers has been generating buzz for decades, spotting early investment opportunities and making billions with companies like Google and Amazon. This summer, the attention is no different, but the reason for it is.

07/19/2012

A power cable from a vehicle charging station is seen plugged into the side of a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid August 25, 2010 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Becomes Leader In Electric Car Manufacturing

California has quickly become the leader in the emerging electric vehicle manufacturing industry. A new study shows that most of the venture capital in the industry is coming to the Golden State.

12/07/2011

(L-R) Chris Gronet lead U.S. President Barack Obama and Ben Bierman on a tour of  Solyndra (Paul Chinn-Pool/Getty Images)

Solyndra Bankruptcy Could Dry Up Solar Industry Funding

FREMONT (KCBS) – While many venture capitalists remain bullish about solar companies, a Republican call for further investigation of how bankrupt Solyndra spent millions in federal loans could mean less public money for the solar […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/01/2011

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Crisis In Government Funding Slows Economic Recovery In Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley’s economic engine is revving-up, according to a new report on venture capital confidence.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/14/2011

Internet pioneer Marc Andreessen, right, talks to Mark Pincus, CEO of social gaming startup Zynga at the annual Allen & Co. Media summit in Sun Valley, Idaho, Thursday, July 8, 2010. (AP)

Internet Pioneer Andreessen’s Venture Fund Nears $1 Billion

A venture capital fund run by Internet browser pioneer Marc Andreessen and his longtime business partner, Ben Horowitz, has raised another $650 million as the firm looks for opportunities in technology startups.

CBS San Francisco–11/03/2010

Silicon Valley Enjoys Surge in Venture Capital Funding

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS) – Silicon Valley business leaders are basking in some great economy news. Venture capitalist funding is flowing to the region.

08/16/2010

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