Venture capital

Ellen Pao (L) leaving the courthouse. (CBS)

Judge’s Ruling Means Woman Suing Silicon Valley VC Firm For Sex Bias Could Pocket Tens Of Millions Of Dollars

If Ellen Pao gets punitive damages, that could add tens of millions more to the $16 million in lost wages and bonuses she is pursuing.

03/21/2015

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Partner John Doerr speaks onstage during "Why Can't Tech Save Politics?" at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Silicon Valley VC Testifies He Tried To Prevent Firing Of Woman Suing Law Firm For Sex Discrimination

Billionaire 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.

03/04/2015

Dating concepts abound. Here, couples gaze into each other's eyes by candlelight during an "eyegazing" party, part of the latest dating craze in New York City. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Exclusive SF-Based Dating App ‘The League’ Gets $2.1M Boost From Investors

A 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.

01/23/2015

Tech:Crunch Disrupt SF 2012. (James Martin/CNET)

Venture Capital Firms Rain Cash On Startups As Fears Of Bursting Bubble Build

Cash rained down on startups in 2014 but with valuations so high, critics suggest some investors may be setting themselves up for a major fall.

01/17/2015

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Analysis: Making Sense Of Uber’s $40 Billion Valuation

Uber’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.

12/06/2014

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Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Warning Of Tech Bubble Due To Startup Spending

Netscape 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.

09/29/2014

The UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

University Of California Proposes Creation Of Venture-Capital Fund For Student And Faculty Startups

The proposal is calling for an initial $250 million investment to finance faculty and student-led startups.

09/17/2014

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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

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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

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