Venture capital managers affect firms' success, study finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Corporate venture capital investment strategies, goals and outcomes vary greatly depending on the background of the investment manager, a new University of California, Davis, study shows.
VC firm Andreessen Horowitz raises $1.5B to invest
(AP) -- A venture capital firm started by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Marc Andreessen has raised an additional $1.5 billion to invest in promising technology startups.
Venture capital investments up 19 percent in 4Q
(AP) -- Funding for startups rose 19 percent in the fourth quarter as venture capitalists fueled money into more companies in the Internet, clean technology and other sectors.
Dropbox co-founder aims to build his own Google, not sell to them
Four years ago, Drew Houston was just another super-smart hacker with ambitions of starting his own company.
Zynga's IPO flop could hurt some Silicon Valley startups
Zynga's unexpected IPO flop this month could be bad news for other Silicon Valley startups.
Cult video gaming firm closer to IPO
Leading video game hardware company Razer has secured $50 million from a Beijing-based venture capital fund that takes it potentially closer to a public listing, the company said Wednesday.
Netscape co-founder nixes Yahoo! leadership role
Netscape co-founder turned Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen on Friday shot down reports he was in line to take an executive role at struggling Internet pioneer Yahoo!.
Big payouts from startups excite Silicon Valley
Everyone dreams of striking it rich - and what they would do with such a windfall. A new house? A fancy car? Maybe designer clothes selected by a personal shopper. For some in Silicon Valley, those wishes may soon come true.
Virgin tycoon Branson invests in Square
Square, a start-up from a co-founder of Twitter, said Tuesday that Virgin tycoon Richard Branson has invested in the mobile payments company.
Venture investments grow in 3Q from last year
(AP) -- Venture capitalists invested more money in more U.S. startups in the third quarter than they did a year earlier - especially in the software industry.
LED startup Switch Lighting hopes to light the way in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is known for computer chips, software companies and social networks - but not light bulbs.
Silver Lake, others eye Yahoo!: reports
Private equity firm Silver Lake Partners has approached Yahoo! about making a bid for the struggling Internet company, according to newspaper reports.
New TechCrunch editor named after founder flap
AOL named a new editor for popular US technology blog TechCrunch on Monday after 10 days of uncertainty and controversy over the fate of the founder of the site, Michael Arrington.
Former Clinton chief of staff joins Facebook board
Facebook announced Wednesday that Erskine Bowles, a former chief of staff to US president Bill Clinton, has joined the board of directors of the social network.