Billionaire With Bay Area Venture Capital Firm Paying Student Loans For Morehouse College GraduatesA billionaire technology investor with a Bay Area firm stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans, estimated at up to $40 million.
Barack Obama Visits Silicon Valley Venture Capital FirmFormer President Barack Obama visited the offices of Andreessen Horowitz, a prominent venture capital firm in Menlo Park.
Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Making Olympic Dreams Come True Being an Olympian doesn't come cheap and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Paul Bragiel has help fund the dreams of some longshot athletes at the Winter Games.
Questions Swirl About San Francisco Interim Mayor's Business DealingsSan Francisco Interim Mayor Mark Farrell is feeling some backlash after a letter surfaced suggesting his new job could potentially benefit his company.
Former Uber CEO Goes To War With Major InvestorFormer Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the widely used ride-hailing service that he co-founded.
Venture Capitalists Jumping Onto Budding Marijuana Investment TrainThe marijuana industry is budding, and venture capitalists are taking a page from the tech industry as they look to get in on the ground floor.
Former Silicon Valley Venture Capital Executive Accused Of Sexual AbuseMichael Goguen, who until last week was a partner at the venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, is embroiled in sexual abuse allegations.
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.