Clara Shih's 3-year-old startup is hoping to prove what so far remains unproven: that companies can use social media to sell.
By Chanelle Bessette
FORTUNE -- Hearsay Social, a three-year-old San Francisco startup that in the past year has doubled its number of clients, announced last Thursday that it has raised $30 million in capital, bringing its total funding to $51 million overall. Among the biggest investors are New Enterprise Associates MOREFortune Editors - Sep 11, 2013 7:00 AM ET
Maybe the "D" in AllThingsD should stand for "Deal."
By JP Mangalindan and Dan Primack
FORTUNE -- The future of influential tech website All Things Digital is close to being decided.
Reuters reported in February that AllThingsD co-executive editors Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg had begun discussions with owner Dow Jones, a subsidiary of News Corp. (NWS), about either ending or extending their partnership, which is set to expire on December 31.
Since then, Fortune MOREAug 27, 2013 8:41 AM ET
The importance of the motto "ad astra, per aspera."
FORTUNE -- Fortune's Brainstorm Tech Conference (July 22-24 in Aspen, Colo.) regularly brings together the best and brightest minds in tech innovation. Each week, Fortune turns the spotlight on a different conference attendee to offer his or her own personal insight into business, tech, and entrepreneurship. This week, we asked former entrepreneur and current Greylock Partners general partner Joseph Ansanelli to answer MOREJul 18, 2013 7:12 AM ET
The recently knighted Silicon Valley venture capitalist talks about investing, which companies are exciting now, and Sequoia's reputation.
FORTUNE -- Michael Moritz, the renowned Silicon Valley venture capitalist, recently became Sir Michael, knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his promotion of British economic interests and his philanthropy, including a large gift to his alma mater, Oxford University. Long ago a writer for Time magazine and author of what remains one of MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jun 24, 2013 11:05 AM ET
China has a hot new startup scene, but there are still a lot of challenges.
By Jennifer Reingold, senior editor
FORTUNE -- The "fail your way to success" model has been gospel for Silicon Valley venture capitalists and private-company investors for a long time. But in mainland China, that notion hasn't fully caught on, said a group of influential investors speaking at Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu, China. That makes it hard for some MOREJun 7, 2013 5:38 AM ET
Hot interior design startup didn't have the usual beginnings.
By Colleen Leahey, reporter
FORTUNE -- Adi Tatarko planned big things for her Silicon Valley ranch-style house. But making them a reality proved an expensive -- and miserable -- experience. Tatarko's friends described similar frustrations while renovating their homes, so she and her husband Alon Cohen began developing what would eventually become startup Houzz. Cohen understood the mutual need between buyers and sellers MOREMay 31, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Equity-based crowdfunding has yet to take shape one year after the JOBS Act was signed.
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- It's been exactly one year since President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law. After passing with flying colors in the House and Senate, the President called the new legislation a "potential game changer" for its ability to alter the fundraising landscape for both startups and small businesses. Of the MOREApr 5, 2013 7:30 AM ET
Keith Rabois says he had long considered becoming a professional investor. Now he will at Khosla Ventures.
FORTUNE -- Keith Rabois, who resigned from mobile payments startup Square last month amid accusations of sexual harassment, is joining Khosla Ventures.
As a senior investment professional at the firm, Rabois, a well-respected startup executive and successful angel investor, will help to select investments and to advise entrepreneurs in the firm's portfolio.
Vinod Khosla, the firm's founder, said MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 26, 2013 12:01 PM ET
Benchmark's Bill Gurley has provided wise counsel to some of Silicon Valley's most successful entrepreneurs.
FORTUNE -- When Silicon Valley's smartest people want to get smarter, they often turn to Benchmark partner Bill Gurley. For instance, he recently advised Travis Kalanick, CEO of startup Uber, on a less expensive version of his rapidly growing limo service. Says Kalanick: "He really pushed us to lower the price so there's no room for MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Feb 11, 2013 5:00 AM ET
New York City is catching up to the Bay Area with its burgeoning population of hot companies.
By Omar Akhtar/Graphic Nicolas Rapp
FORTUNE -- When Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to end New York's overdependence on Wall Street, the city responded by becoming the country's fastest-growing digital-technology hub. Despite less-than-stellar access to a reliable broadband network, New York now hosts over 1,800 tech companies. The city overtook Boston to become the country's MOREDec 5, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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