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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

Startup links: toxic work cultures

Thursdays at Abnormal Returns are all about startup and venture capital links. You can check out last week’s links including a look... DiversitySome data from Silicon Valley Bank ($SIV.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsMar 7th, 2019

Viewpoint: 7 tips for Ohio companies to achieve growth that attracts VC

For nearly 20 years I worked as a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, which remains the dominant market in the U.S. venture capital landscape. Two years ago, I chose to move back to my home state of Ohio. Many people ask why I wanted to move away f.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 10th, 2019

Chinese tech investors flee Silicon Valley as Trump tightens scrutiny

New Trump administration policies aimed at curbing China's access to American innovation have all but halted Chinese investment in U.S. technology startups, as both investors and startup founders abandon deals amid scrutiny from Washington......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 7th, 2019

Silicon Valley is betting on one Iowa town's efforts to bring tech jobs to rural America

It's important for our economy, country and society "to have ladders of opportunity for people everywhere," says venture capitalist.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayDec 9th, 2018

Do startups need to be in the Bay Area anymore? This San Francisco accelerator for international founders doesn’t think so

The adage goes that it's difficult for countries outside the U.S. to attract Silicon Valley venture money. But Founders Embassy, a San Francisco-based startup accelerator, wants to change that......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 5th, 2018

Key Words: Silicon Valley is out of ideas, Peter Thiel says

Silicon Valley has “jumped the shark” and lacks innovation, venture capitalist Peter Thiel says......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 1st, 2018

Money vs. morals: Khashoggi killing raises questions in Silicon Valley about Saudi investment

A few prominent voices in Silicon Valley are calling for the tech world to exercise greater caution in vetting its investors, challenging the hush-hush world of money-raising in the startup industry......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 23rd, 2018

Money vs. morals: Khashoggi killing raises questions in Silicon Valley about Saudi investment

A few prominent voices in Silicon Valley are calling for the tech world to exercise greater caution in vetting its investors, challenging the hush-hush world of money-raising in the startup industry......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 23rd, 2018

Silicon Valley struggles to voice its concerns over Khashoggi killing amid vast Saudi money and influence

A few prominent voices in Silicon Valley are calling for the tech world to exercise greater caution in vetting its investors, challenging the hush-hush world of money-raising in the startup industry......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 23rd, 2018

Silicon Valley struggles to voice its concerns over Khashoggi killing amid vast Saudi money and influence

A few prominent voices in Silicon Valley are calling for the tech world to exercise greater caution in vetting its investors, challenging the hush-hush world of money-raising in the startup industry......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 23rd, 2018

Why a Silicon Valley venture fund thinks Baltimore can be an East Coast tech hub

Silicon Valley venture fund Allegis Cyber and Maryland-based cybertech incubator DataTribe have said they will relocate to Baltimore's Port Covington business center, hoping to build a national hub for technology jobs and innovation......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 18th, 2018

Why a Silicon Valley venture fund thinks Baltimore can be an East Coast tech hub

Investors, including UnderArmour founder Kevin Plank, want to build a bustling waterfront business center that will bring high-paying jobs and world renown to a now-blighted section of South Baltimore......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 18th, 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