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
An anthropological technography of the strange, ritualized world where startups sell themselves to venture capitalists: Demo Day.
FORTUNE -- As more people have fled to the startup community for the promise of wealth and freedom, a new tier of gatekeepers have emerged. They're called "incubators," and their imprimatur is tantamount to a college degree. It's like getting a degree from Harvard or MIT, explains David Cohen, the co-founder of TechStars, one of MOREChadwick Matlin - Apr 15, 2011 1:51 PM ET
Kleiner Perkins' Green guru believes on a household level, green power needs to recharge advanced batteries rather than plug right into the fuse-box.
FORTUNE -- Having helped both create the Java programming language and co-found Sun Microsystems, Bill Joy is best known as a technologist and entrepreneur. He hopes to add environmentalist to that list.
As a partner at leading venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, Joy is devoting much of his time to MOREScott Woolley - Apr 6, 2011 6:03 PM ET
Founder Adeo Ressi talks about TheFunded, a site that lets startups take aim at venture capitalists with brutally honest reviews of the way they do business.
If you're not already acquainted with TheFunded, think of it as Yelp for entrepreneurs who rate venture capitalists. But there's a twist -- a throwback to the web's woolier days: TheFunded shields users' identities, encouraging them to don a cloak of anonymity. That means the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 24, 2011 3:33 PM ET
The leading daily deals site has everything going for it domestically, but that means nothing when it comes to avoiding the scrap heap other high-flying U.S. Internet companies have been tossed onto in China.
When Groupon China finally, officially, goes live, again, it will have some 1,700 local "tuangou" sites to compete with. Yes, if anything sums up the hurdles Groupon is facing in China, it's that the language of the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 23, 2011 4:06 PM ET
Held at venture capitalist John Doerr's house last night in the suburb of Woodside, President Barack Obama met the leaders of Silicon Valley to discuss jobs and innovation.
Full size, suitable for wall mounting, here. via Whitehouse Flickr
From the White house Flickr account comes this iconic picture of the heads of the largest Silicon Valley Tech companies including:Seth Weintraub - Feb 18, 2011 12:24 PM ET
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