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Venture Capitalists

Saving the Planet With the Flick of a Switch

Jeff Bocan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Bocan

I'm beginning to think that even Sarah Palin's "real Americans" are starting to get it. Granted, it is taking manmade ecological disasters like the BP...

The Language of Venture Capital

Michele Colucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michele Colucci

I've started to familiarize myself with the terminology necessary to operate in this world of building a business. I realized that women in particular are very disadvantaged by not knowing this language.


Kevin Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin Wolf

Most tech companies aren't the next Facebook. Most hope to earn a steady living by selling a product that solves someone's problem. These companies need marketing and promotion, too.

Advancing the Adoption of Electric Vehicles in Barcelona

Emily Goligoski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Emily Goligoski

Electric vehicle manufacturers met at the HiT World Innovation Summit in Barcelona this week to discuss mobility for vehicles that are less taxing on the planet.

Class Warfare: John Kerry & Other Senators Hold Unemployed Hostage to a Tax Break for the Rich!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

The first news I read this morning was a very depressing New York Times editorial. Here's what I learned from the sobering statistics in this ...

ECO:nomics -- Creating Environmental Capital

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

If there is one clear message coming out of the ECO:nomics Conference, it's that we need to assign a price or cost to carbon emissions, and soon.

I Want To Be Acquired by Mark Zuckerberg

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

The business of America is not business. It's monetizing vaporous start-ups that involve mystical social networking. As of right now, I'm getting with the program. Time is money.

Creating GoodCrush -- The Era of Entrepreneurship:

Josh Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Josh Weinstein

After the last lecture of "High-Tech Entrepreneurship" -- my last college class -- I had a strong sense I should further pursue GoodCrush. I had begun to attend entrepreneurship club meetings and chatting with angel investors.

Silicon Dragon VCs Weigh in on Google Quitting China

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rebecca Fannin

My column at Forbes on the real reasons why Google is quitting China has generated a strong response. Check out the comments if you don't believe me. ...

Unhappy With Your Bank? Blame Silicon Valley

Patrice Peyret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Patrice Peyret

Given the misdeeds of the banking industry, the financial services sector could make huge improvements simply by focusing on serving the ill-served with better, faster and cheaper products.

A Second(ary) Chance for Venture Capital

Auren Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Auren Hoffman

Troubled venture capitalists need to rethink how long they invest in startups; many should fund early and then sell to a secondary firm after a few years.

Forget Ponzi Schemes: Try Venture Capital!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

I asked an investment banking friend of mine how many VC deals he knew of in the tech sector over the last ten years. A thousand, he said. And how many are still around? I inquired. Three.

SBA's Stimulus Lending is Tainted by Political Meddling

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The credit markets are improving and the banks can sell the guaranteed portion of their SBA loans at premiums closer to what they got before the financial meltdown.

Venture Capital: Innovation, or Big Business in Disguise?

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

Is venture capital new, innovative small business, or just big business disguised?

All that Economic Jazz

C. L. Max Nikias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
C. L. Max Nikias

The pieces are in place for a renaissance of America's inventive spirit. Wall Street is no longer the envy of the world, but our top 50 research universities most certainly are.

Why Venture Capital is Key to Our Economic Recovery

Eric Hippeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Hippeau

The only source of new jobs in this economy will come from start-ups and existing small businesses. We need a lot of new businesses to pick up the slack. We need more venture capital.

26 Not-So-Bad Things About The Bad Economy

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pamela Redmond Satran

No need to hunt down the most distinctive artisanal cheese: Your new gastronomic thrill will be finding pork at 49 cents a pound. Agonizing over whether to get divorced? Don't bother, you can't afford it.

Venture Capitalists Invest in Green

New York Times Magazine | Jon Gertner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One afternoon last May in Menlo Park, Calif., a venture capitalist named Ray Lane led me from his office to the parking lot, where an automobile had b...

Dark Days For Venture Capitalists

The New York Times | Matt Richtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As I reported Saturday, venture capitalists experienced a very poor second quarter. The industry's trade association said Tuesday that for the first t...

Betting Big On Clean Energy

Wall Street Journal | Rebecca Buckman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Venture capitalists have been pouring billions of dollars into "clean-energy" start-ups -- producers of solar panels, biodiesel fuel and even eco-frie...

Start-Up Blows Through $300 Million In VC Cash

Los Angeles Times | Joseph Menn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The start-up Pay by Touch seemed close to a sure thing, with its futuristic approach to speeding shoppers through checkout lines while protecting thei...

Report: Boston Is The New Silicon Valley

CNNMoney | Paul R. La Monica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Silicon Valley venture capitalists are looking far beyond their backyards for hot new dot-com startups according to figures from data provider Dow Jon...

The Problem With Search Funding

Gil Laroya | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

It has become clear over the past few years that venture capitalists have been struggling to find new and better ways to spend their money. They seem ...