What a Silicon Valley venture capitalist thinks of Greater Washington"s startup scene

We also asked about the mental makeup of tech entrepreneurs here. Is there still too much risk aversion keeping good ideas from finding funding?.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 16th, 2018

Market Extra: Tim Draper says Theranos founder charged with fraud is an ‘icon’ who did ‘a great job’

Tim Draper, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist, again defends Elizabeth Holmes and fraudulent health-care startup Theranos......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 10th, 2018

Here are the top 3 qualities you need to succeed, according to a high school dropout who became a venture capitalist at one of Silicon Valley"s most prominent firms

Founders Fund Cyan Banister is a self-taught engineer, entrepreneur, and angel investor. Banister .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 26th, 2018

30 AND UNDER: Rising stars in Silicon Valley tech who find hot startup deals and manage millions of dollars

BI Graphics Silicon Valley is home to some of the hottest venture capital firms worldwide. In the valley, the stakes are high. To be a successful investor, you need a keen business sense and attention to detail, a forward-thinking outlook, and a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 3rd, 2018

This venture capitalist throws the most exclusive and outrageous parties in Silicon Valley — take a look inside

Drew Altizer Photography When venture capitalist and philanthropist Jillian Manus throws a party, the who's who of Sil.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 22nd, 2018

MiB: John Carreyrou on Theranos & Bad Blood

This week, we speak with John Carreyrou, two-time Pulitzer-prize winner, and author of Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. Carreyrou first became aware of Theranos via a Ken Auletta column in.....»»

Category: blogSource: TheBigPicture15 hr. 31 min. ago

This 28-year-old Silicon Valley investor builds businesses by helping entrepreneurs fall in love

Masha Drokova, founder of San Francisco-based venture firm Day One Ventures, believes that invest.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider16 hr. 31 min. ago

A prominent Silicon Valley investor says entrepreneurs need to stop copying Mark Zuckerberg and quit talking about ‘breaking things," "disruption," and "robots eating the jobs"

OutCast Mike Maples, founder of Silicon Valley-based venture firm Floodgate Capital, says that people in the tech industry need to reconsider the language they use to describe their ambitions.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 20th, 2018

A $15 billion e-cig startup that’s taking over the US is moving into London

Pax Labs Silicon Valley e-cig startup Juul Labs is bursting at the seams. On the heels of a $15 billion valuation, the company is rapidly expanding in the US and opening the doors to it.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 16th, 2018

Lady Gaga wins backing for cosmetics company

Gaga, oh, la la! A top Silicon Valley venture capital firm known for successful consumer startups is backing Lady Gaga’s soon-to-be-launched cosmetic company, sources say.  Recode reports that Lightspeed Venture Partners, the investment firm t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 13th, 2018

Venture capitalist Kevin Lockett likes the entrepreneurial spirit in Wichita

Lockett is the featured guest Thursday evening at Startup Grind......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 12th, 2018

Silicon Valley"s hottest VCs just gave this college dropout millions to build a blockchain company called "Dirt"

Dirt Protocol Blockchain startup Dirt Protocol just got $3 million from investors including General Catalyst, Greylock, Lightspeed, and Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam. Dirt Protocol's goal is to .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 11th, 2018

Could "Super Suits" For Baby Boomers Defuse The Demographic Time Bomb?

A Silicon Valley startup is gambling on the demographic time bomb that is set to explode in the Western world over the next several decades. The company hopes baby boomers will abandon their canes, wheelchairs, and walkers for futuristic r.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 11th, 2018

AT&T to acquire cybersecurity startup

AT&T Inc. announced Tuesday that it will acquire a Silicon Valley cybe.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 10th, 2018

Local venture funding plunged big time last quarter. But it"s not all bad news.

Venture funding for Greater Washington companies fell nearly 50 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, but the region's take for the first half of the year remains above last year. The region's VC haul totaled $237.27 million across 50 compan.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 10th, 2018

D.C.-area cybertech firms persuade West Coast investors to head east

Charlottesville-based Social SafeGuard recently raised $11 million from a pair of Silicon Valley venture funds......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 8th, 2018

D.C.-area cybertech companies persuade West Coast investors to head east

Charlottesville-based Social SafeGuard recently raised $11 million from a pair of Silicon Valley venture funds......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 8th, 2018

China created 46 startups worth at least $1 billion in the five years since 2012 — 80% of all of Asia"s unicorns

Silicon Valley is still the global leader in startup creation, but Chinese cities Beijing and Shanghai are leading the pack over in Asia, hot on the heels of their Western counterparts.  Most of the "heavyweight hubs" — me.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 2nd, 2018

Obama visited a top-tier Sand Hill Road venture capital firm on a Silicon Valley trip

Okta. Used by permission Former President Barack Obama visited the Andreessen Horowitz offices in Menlo Park, California on Friday. Obama previously said he finds "conversations I have with Silicon Valley and with venture capital".....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 30th, 2018

A Venture Capitalist Explains Why Investing In Scooter Startup Bird Was a Good Decision

He participated in Bird's $300 million round. Electric scooter startup Bird officially raised a total of $300 mill.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 29th, 2018

Five Top New York City VC Firms

Silicon Valley is still the king of American venture capital: last year the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA metro area contributed just over $23 billion, or 34.13%, of the nation’s entire VC spending. While….....»»

Category: topSource: redherringJun 28th, 2018