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
The boutique financial institution caters to tech entrepreneurs and high-end winemakers with a long-running strategy: Bank like a venture capitalist.
By Richard McGill Murphy, contributor
FORTUNE -- In an age of "too big to fail" financial supermarkets, Silicon Valley Bank is relatively small and specialized, with a customer base dominated by tech and biotech growth companies, along with high-end winemakers. "We start working with companies very early on," says CEO Greg MOREOct 22, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The results of Facebook's IPO last week may indicate there isn't -- at least not in the public markets.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – Does anyone want to talk about a bubble now?
In the weeks leading up to Facebook's (FB) much-trumpeted IPO, a debate simmered over whether Silicon Valley was entering another bubble. Some cited "bizarre activity" like spending big on companies with no revenue. Others dismissed fears of a MOREMay 21, 2012 11:04 AM ET
The prolific angel investor has rarely met an Internet startup he didn't like. When it comes to picking the next big thing, there's a right way and a wrong way. And then there's the Conway.
FORTUNE -- The rooftop deck of Ron Conway's San Francisco apartment building is packed with a random and seemingly incongruous assortment of tech A-listers, celebrities, and sports stars snacking on hors d'oeuvres and sipping fine wines. MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 10, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Twitter's CEO dismissed the secondary markets as a "distraction," but SecondMarket is winning converts among some entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
By Stacy Cowley, CNNMoney tech editor
FORTUNE -- Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took a few potshots yesterday at the secondary markets -- the private exchanges where early employees and investors can sell off the shares they hold in not-yet-public companies to willing buyers. Calling them a "distraction," Costolo said Twitter has retroactively put MOREJul 20, 2011 7:08 PM ET
A group of venture capitalists and private equity investors discussed the challenges and rewards of early and late stage investing in web companies today. Fundamentally, the game hasn't changed: You can't win if you can't pick winners.
Panelists: Adam Clammer, head of technology group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts; Bill Maris, Managing Partner, Google Ventures; Henry Ellenbogen, Portfolio manager, T.Rowe Price; Jerry Murdock, Special Limited Partner, Insight Venture Partners; Mike Maples, Managing Partner, Floodgate; Dana Settle, Partner, Greycroft MOREJul 20, 2011 6:20 PM ET
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