Venture Capitalist

The Global Social Benefit Institute at Santa Clara University just got the the mother of all donations from former venture capitalist Jeff Miller. (CBS SF)

Santa Clara University Scores Record-Setting $25 Million Donation From Tech CEO

A college in the South Bay is getting a multi-million dollar boost. Kiet Do has more on the former venture capitalist Jeff Miller, the man behind the largest donation ever in the university’s history.

05/01/2015

Ellen Pao

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Bans Salary Negotiations To Equalize Pay For Men, Women

After losing a sex-discrimination lawsuit in Silicon Valley last week, Ellen Pao continues on her crusade to bring gender equality to the tech world, but this time with a focus on her home turf.

04/08/2015

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Entrepreneurial San Quentin Inmates Getting Chance To Pitch Ideas To Tech Leaders

Entrepreneurial inmates at San Quentin are getting a chance to present their ideas to tech and business leaders.

03/18/2015

San Jose

Tech Bubble Bust, ‘Dead Unicorns’ Predicted By Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist

A Silicon Valley venture capitalist is predicting some stormy weather and “dead unicorns” in the tech industry.

03/16/2015

Jail Cell

Judge Sentences Lafayette Venture Capitalist To 2 Years For Wire Fraud Scheme

The former CEO of a Walnut Creek and Lafayette-based venture capital firm was sentenced in an Oakland courtroom Wednesday to two years in prison and ordered to pay $1.3 million in restitution for a wire fraud scheme he devised to pay off personal debts

10/29/2014

Facebook

Facebook Board Member Jim Breyer Stepping Down

Facebook says that venture capitalist Jim Breyer won’t seek re-election to its board of directors.

04/27/2013

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Eric Simons squatted at AOL in Palo Alto for two months in late 2011. (CBS)

Young Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Squatted At AOL Office For Months

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur was so committed to his startup company that he ended up living and working illegally on AOL’s campus in Palo Alto late last year.

05/25/2012