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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

This VC says her time at a high-growth startup prepared her for everything Silicon Valley could throw at her: "You"re the veteran smoking the cigarette"

Benchmark A few years at a high growth startup will teach you as much as 20 years as a venture capitalist, according to Benchmark General Partner Sarah Tavel. In an interview with Fortune, Tavel sai.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 24th, 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

Payment start-up Stripe is now a $20-billion company

The famed Silicon Valley venture capitalist Rei.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesSep 26th, 2018

The latest beach villain: Sue at your own risk

If every generation in California gets the beach villain it deserves, then Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is the sandy antagonist of the digital age......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 3rd, 2018

A top VC stopped a board meeting with a cultured meat startup over a slide she hadn"t seen in her entire career, and it offers a lesson to other companies

Memphis Meats/Facebok Heidi Roizen, a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm DFJ, had to stop a board meeting with cultured mea.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 8th, 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

1 in 5 Female Founders Has Been Sexually Harassed By Investors, Y Combinator Survey Shows

The startup incubator has a zero-tolerance policy about inappropriate behavior from investors. One in five female founders who passed through influential Silicon Valley star.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 15th, 2018

Why The NFL"s TV Ratings Are Up & A Unicorn Footwear Startup

On this episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast, Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains discusses what's behind the NFL's improving TV ratings and dives into the Silicon Valley footwear startup taking on Nike (NKE) and Lululemon (.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytOct 15th, 2018

Rahm Emanuel talks Amazon, Elon Musk and Chicago tech

At the fourth annual Chicago Venture Summit in early October, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was touting his tenure and the impact it has had on Chicago’s tech and startup scene. Being interviewed by tastytrade co-founder and Co-CEO Kristi Ross, Emanuel spewe.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 11th, 2018

Sneaker Startup Allbirds Laces Up $1.4 Billion Valuation

Trendy Silicon Valley shoe startup Allbirds is now valued at $1.4 billion after raising new cash from investors including T. Rowe Price Investment Management, Fidelity Management and Tiger Global......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 11th, 2018

The biggest venture capital year ever for Greater Washington? Yes, it"s within reach.

The reverse-logistics operation of Optoro Inc. and the Mediterranean-inspired menu of falafel juggernaut Cava Group Inc. propelled Greater Washington to a strong third quarter for venture funding — and gives it a shot at a record-breaking haul f.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 9th, 2018

"Startup school" eschews everything Silicon Valley ever preached

If you're wondering how to start a business, the first step is to keep your day job. At least, that's according to Brian Scordato, a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Tacklebox Accelerator, which is geared toward founders with full-time jobs......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 8th, 2018

Silicon Valley congressman unveils an Internet Bill of Rights

A list of consumer protection calls for network neutrality, consumer choice for Internet service providers, greater transparency into data collection practices and opt-in consent......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 5th, 2018

Silicon Valley congressman unveils an Internet Bill of Rights

A list of consumer protection calls for network neutrality, consumer choice for Internet service providers, greater transparency into data collection practices and opt-in consent......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 5th, 2018

Calif. startup builds indoor farm run by robots

A Silicon Valley startup is ready to sell vegetables grown by robots in its indoor farm. Iron Ox w.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayOct 3rd, 2018

SurveyMonkey soars in Wall Street debut after upsized IPO tops goals

Shares of one of Silicon Valley's oldest venture-backed unicorns soared in early trading in its first day as a public company. SVMK Inc., the San Mateo online survey company better known as SurveyMonkey, jumped by as much as 67 percent after it rai.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 26th, 2018

SurveyMonkey set for Wall Street debut after upsized IPO tops goals

One of Silicon Valley's oldest venture-backed unicorns headed into its first day as a public company with some strong momentum. SVMK Inc., the San Mateo online survey company better known as SurveyMonkey, raised $180 million in an IPO that topped .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 26th, 2018

Boston’s economic growth lags Silicon Valley, Seattle

On the other hand, the region’s growth rate was more impressive last year than that of the New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas, according to new federal data......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 25th, 2018