US universities make big bets on startups
Just before graduating from the University of Michigan, Calvin Schemanski began his start-up.
Encryption companies rise as anxiety over data mounts
Investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for ways to keep unwanted eyes away from personal and corporate information.
Job listing service ZipRecruiter raises $63 million
ZipRecruiter, a California start-up that tries to simplify tasks for recruiters, has raised $63 million in initial venture capital funding as the 4-year-old service races to keep up with growing demand.
Silicon Valley isn't sharing Facebook's misery (Update)
Silicon Valley, it turns out, doesn't revolve around the stock prices of Facebook and its playful sidekick, Zynga.
Clean technology investors shift focus to drilling (Update)
A decade ago, large investors in so-called clean technology had a straightforward goal: finance companies that would help eliminate the world's dependence on oil, natural gas and coal.
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.
Virdia gets $100 million to start cellulose ethanol plant
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.
Venture capital firm – Quantum Wave Fund – looking to invest $100 million in quantum physics
Startup tries to put sociability back into movies
Streaming movies might not yet have the equivalent of a theater experience, with roaring crowds crunching on popcorn, but they are getting more social.
Secret app raises $25 mn, shifts focus
The fast-growing anonymous mobile app Secret said Monday it had raised $25 million in venture capital and would expand as a social network connecting Facebook friends.
Venture capital looks to be in a full-blown recovery but is it too much, too soon?
Rip-roaring demand for tech IPOs has created lots of happy people in Silicon Valley. But it also has some tech CEOs feeling pressured to bring their companies to market-and some venture capitalists worrying that things are ...
With looming Twitter IPO and Square's new digs, Jack Dorsey's hot streak continues
Jack Dorsey may shy from being called the Steve Jobs of his generation, but there's no question he's on one hell of a hot streak.
Uber taxi app seeks capital at $12 bn value
Uber, the startup app that connects people with taxis and drivers, is seeking to raise fresh capital that would give it a $12 billion value, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.