Woman At Center Of Lengthy Silicon Valley Sex-Bias Suit Appeals VerdictEllen Pao, the woman at the center of a high-profile gender bias lawsuit against an elite Silicon Valley venture capital firm filed an appeal on Monday of a jury verdict against her.
Venture Capital Firm Behind Snapchat Is Ready For Your 'Elevator Pitch,' In an Actual ElevatorIf you can get into the elevator at venture capital firm General Catalyst--the firm behind AirBNB and Snapchat--you may have a shot at making your pitch for funding. They already have a table waiting. In the elevator.
Teenage College Grad's New Business Rewards You For Playing Mobile GamesImagine if you got a free cappuccino every time you beat someone in Words With Friends, or $5 off at Safeway every time you reach a new level in Candy Crush Saga. That's the concept that 19-year-old <a href="http://www.kiip.me/" target="_blank">KIIP</a> CEO and Founder Brian Wong had when he built a company to reward people.
Judge’s Ruling Means Woman Suing Silicon Valley VC Firm For Sex Bias Could Pocket Tens Of Millions Of DollarsIf Ellen Pao gets punitive damages, that could add tens of millions more to the $16 million in lost wages and bonuses she is pursuing.
Silicon Valley VC Testifies He Tried To Prevent Firing Of Woman Suing Law Firm For Sex DiscriminationBillionaire John Doerr took the witness stand for a second day on Wednesday in the lawsuit alleging women were denied chances to advance at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Exclusive SF-Based Dating App 'The League' Gets $2.1M Boost From InvestorsA new, exclusive dating app that's still under wraps just got a $2.1 million beta-boost from a group of angel investors and venture capitalists. It's called The League. Its motto: Date, Intelligently.
Venture Capital Firms Rain Cash On Startups As Fears Of Bursting Bubble BuildCash rained down on startups in 2014 but with valuations so high, critics suggest some investors may be setting themselves up for a major fall.
Analysis: Making Sense Of Uber's $40 Billion ValuationUber's $40 billion valuation had investors from Wall Street to Silicon Valley abuzz a day after the ride-sharing company announced it had received more money from venture capitalists than any private company this year.
Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Warning Of Tech Bubble Due To Startup SpendingNetscape founder Marc Andreessen says startups are burning too much cash right now, at a rate similar to the 1999 dot com bubble, according to Business Insider. Andreessen went on Twitter last week to warn that overspending companies will "vaporize" when the broader stock market begins to go south.
University Of California Proposes Creation Of Venture-Capital Fund For Student And Faculty StartupsThe proposal is calling for an initial $250 million investment to finance faculty and student-led startups.
San Francisco Ride-Sharing Startup Uber Valued At $17 BillionAfter 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.
Politics Test Silicon Valley's Russian TiesEntrepreneurs 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.