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From 1984 to 1999, Mitt Romney was in charge at Bain Capital, an investment firm that sought out small and sometimes troubled companies that, with careful management and Bain-provided cash, offered the chance for big profits. Bain, like many venture capital firms, invested in startups with the hope that the profits they made on the successes would outweigh the losses they incurred on the failures.

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Do black tech entrepreneurs face institutional bias?updated: Mon Nov 14 2011 14:27:00

Wayne Sutton has been asking venture-capital investors and Silicon Valley executives a question that's not often broached here in the epicenter of the technology industry:

CNNMoney: At SXSW, investors and founders hunt for million-dollar hookupsupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 16:02:00

Among the 18,000 attendees who descended on Austin this week for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive gathering were hundreds of venture capitalists and angel investors, prowling through the city in search of the next breakout tech invention.

Fortune: General Motors and BMW rev up venture capital armsupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 17:46:00

Lost in the excitement over the news this week that BMW is starting a new sub-brand for electric cars was the disclosure that it is getting into the venture capital business at the same time. The BMW Group has launched a $100 million fund, BMW i Ventures, based in New York City. Its mission: to expand BMW's range of sustainable and mobile technologies by making selective investments in young companies.

CNNMoney: As valuations soar, tech field starts feeling bubblyupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 11:25:00

On any given day at Grey Dog, a small restaurant in downtown New York, you'll find clusters of engineers and entrepreneurs crowded around tiny wooden tables discussing their startups' latest creations.

CNNMoney: In pitch switch, investors try to woo startupsupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 10:22:00

More than 150 tech veterans and aspiring entrepreneurs gathered Wednesday night at AOL's offices to witness an unusual sight: Venture capitalists explaining to startups why founders should pick their fund to work with. Those with the ideas usually chase those with the money -- not the other way around. But "VC Demo Day" flipped around the roles, asking some of New York's leading investors to make the kind of elevator pitch they're typically on the other end of.

CNNMoney: IPOs are back: But where the heck is tech?updated: Mon Nov 15 2010 13:01:00

This is going to be a hectic week for followers of initial public offerings. Ten companies are currently on tap to make their debut.

CNNMoney: The IPO market roars backupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 06:26:00

For promising companies looking for capital, the once-dead IPO market is becoming attractive again -- especially for those backed by investors eager to cash out.

CNNMoney: Is Twitter worth $1 billion?updated: Thu Sep 24 2009 17:47:00

Twitter is planning to raise $100 million in its second round of funding this year, which would put the company's valuation at $1 billion, according to media reports citing sources familiar with the deal.

Fortune: Marc Andreessen puts his money where his mouth isupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 09:43:00

Ben Horowitz was toiling as an unheralded product strategist at Netscape Communications when he opened a scathing e-mail from his boss, Marc Andreessen. It was the winter of 1996; Netscape's public offering, several months earlier, had ignited the dotcom craze, and co-founder Andreessen had just appeared on Time's cover, sitting on a throne, feet bare -- the very portrait of a cocky 24-year-old tech wunderkind.

CNNMoney: Liquidity drought could save venture capitalupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 12:00:00

California's current three-year water shortage is visible all across its increasingly parched, brown landscape. Silicon Valley-based venture capitalists are facing another kind of drought entirely.

CNNMoney: IPOs return: Facebook and Twitter next?updated: Thu Jun 25 2009 13:09:00

If you're looking for signs that the market and economy are slowly returning to normal, it is somewhat encouraging that demand for new stocks is finally perking up again.

CNNMoney: Going public? Encouraging signsupdated: Fri May 22 2009 04:27:00

Two successful venture capital-backed initial public offerings in as many days have created a buzz that the IPO market is opening up.

FSB: The venture game: What investors wantupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 10:29:00

Matt Douglas had just embarked on a down-to-the-studs renovation of his home in Natick, Mass. when he and a colleague, Sean Conta, quit their jobs to launch, an event-planning Web site. "My wife and I were living in one 12-by-8-foot room, along with the refrigerator, stove and two cats," Douglas recalls. "Sean would come over around 8:30 every morning. Then we'd sit at our two little desks with construction noise in the background."

Fortune: Supertech has met its matchupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 11:21:00

In the 1970s microchips helped jump-start the economy. In the 1980s personal computers unleashed a wave of consumer and business spending. And in the 1990s the Internet gained steam just when the economy was at its bleakest, creating new companies, jobs, and investment opportunities.

Fortune: Venture firms brace for cash crunchupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 14:00:00

Harold Bradley manages $2.1 billion for the Kansas City, Mo.-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. If you are a venture capitalist looking for a new limited partner, he's got something to tell you. "Don't stop in here," he says. "Don't try and sell me on a new fund, and good luck trying with everyone else."

FSB: Venture capital cash keeps flowingupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 09:45:00

The economy may be slumping, but the venture capitalists are still spending.

FSB: Pretending to be smallupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 13:54:00

Competing for federal grants can make a small-business owner feel as if she has stepped into a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Larger, better-funded firms are always ready to pounce on little guys and snatch their tiny portion of the government cheese. What's worse, some politicians have now decided that it's Tom who needs some help. The U.S. House has passed, and the Senate is considering, legislation that would dramatically alter the definition of "small" business and expand access to set-asides now reserved for independent entrepreneurs. The bill's Orwellian title: the Small Business Investment Expansion Act.

FSB: Venture capital 101updated: Tue Apr 08 2008 14:00:00

Dear FSB: I am considering investing money into a friend's company, that recruits college students to mentor and influence middle and high school students how to become better leaders. The company is for-profit and generates revenues through speaking engagements and leadership conferences. I believe this company will be very successful in the future. I know that venture capital firms get their returns by selling their businesses or in initial public offerings (IPOs). I don't foresee either any time soon for this company. If I were to invest my money, how would I get a return on my investment?

Fortune: Storm clouds over Silicon Valleyupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 13:59:00

Think of it as Silicon Valley's seven-year itch. That's about the length of time needed for the typical investment, employment, and emotional bubble to inflate and then burst in the global center of the technology industry. The last bubble, known forever as the dot-com craze, started and ended in the Valley.

FSB: Who owns small business?updated: Mon Dec 03 2007 13:49:00

The Senate, convening today for its brief December session, has a lot on its plate - top priorities include a free trade deal with Peru, new fuel economy standards, and a bill to immunize phone companies from liability for wiretapping. But Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), chairman of the Senate's small business committee, hopes to find time for a floor vote on the Small Business Venture Capital Act, which would entitle VC-backed startups to apply for federal research and development grants.

FSB: Green energy makes moneyupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 13:12:00

Venture investment in energy technology firms reached new highs this year, more than tripling the investment recorded for 2005, according to data released Wednesday by Thomson Financial and the National Venture Capital Association.

FSB: U.S. angels see heavenly returnsupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 12:04:00

Angel investors operating in organized groups are seeing average returns on investment similar to those enjoyed by venture capitalists, according to a new study.

FSB: Should I seek venture capital?updated: Fri Oct 26 2007 11:14:00

Dear FSB: I am considering a few business concepts but don't know if I should try to finance them on my own or try to make it big by seeking the assistance of a venture capitalist. What are the pros and cons of working with VCs?

FSB: 7 great ways to finance a startupupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 09:53:00

No matter how groundbreaking your idea for a new business, you won't get past the starting gate without funding. While there are many ways to find money, most are generally more appropriate for more established companies. Still, there are some smart tacks for startups. Here's a look at seven options:

Fortune: Well-known tech investor aims higherupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 10:19:00

First Round Capital, one of the most successful angel investing firms focused on early-stage Internet startups is moving up the food chain. The company is looking to raise its first venture capital fund backed by $75 million to $100 million in institutional money.

CNNMoney: 5 tips to score venture capital fundingupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 02:07:00

When it comes to funding your start up idea, a well honed business plan may get you in the door, but for most venture capitalists it's the person behind the plan that makes or breaks the pitch.

Business 2.0: The venture capital king of Europeupdated: Thu Aug 09 2007 06:12:00

On a late May morning when I visit Danny Rimer at his London office, he puts on a big grin every time either of two subjects comes up. Is Space Tourism the Next Big Thing?updated: Mon Jul 02 2007 13:45:00

No longer thinking of it as science fiction, some investors are betting on space tourism as the next big thing

Fortune: Raising taxes on VCsupdated: Wed May 16 2007 11:02:00

At first glance, private equity and venture capital are kissing cousins - same partnership structure, same investment pool, same pedigreed MBAs. But ever since the Senate Finance Committee this spr...

FSB: Where can I find angel investors?updated: Wed Apr 25 2007 11:06:00

Dear FSB: I would like to join a group of angel investors, especially in biotech, but I don't know any. How can I find them? --Anup Salgia, MD, Copley, Ohio

CNNMoney: Dirty side to clean energy investingupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 09:37:00

Venture capital is sexy: The glamour of bringing a new business to market, the promise of big returns, the risk of losing it all.

Business 2.0: What's Next: The Top 10 Products, Ideas, and Trendsupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 13:32:00

1. Cell-Phone Giants Start Courting Coders

Business 2.0: Startups to watchupdated: Fri Mar 02 2007 12:47:00

It's getting crowded on the Web 2.0 frontier, but there are still some startups that truly stand out. Business 2.0 Magazine identifies the ones most likely to strike gold in 2007.

Business 2.0: The incredibly shrinking VC modelupdated: Fri Feb 09 2007 18:32:00

If you're a would-be startup founder with a killer idea but no cash, you might be in luck: Landing seed funding is about to get a lot easier.

CNNMoney: LinkedIn connects with $12.8 millionupdated: Mon Jan 29 2007 03:50:00

LinkedIn, a company that runs a popular online service that allows people to share business contact information, announced Monday that it has raised $12.8 million from two prominent venture capital firms.

CNNMoney: VC investing highest since 2001updated: Mon Jan 22 2007 12:34:00

U.S. venture capital investments climbed to a five-year high in 2006 as investments in biotech and Internet-related firms soared, according to a report issued Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Finance your fantasy startupupdated: Fri Jan 05 2007 11:24:00

If your New Year's resolution is to finally get your brilliant business plan off the ground, now is the time to turn those ideas into dollars - and it may be easier than you think.

CNNMoney: 2007: Return of the dot-com IPO?updated: Fri Dec 22 2006 09:08:00

Dot-com mania is back...kind of.

CNNMoney: Immigrant entrepreneurs spur renaissanceupdated: Wed Nov 15 2006 11:03:00

Immigrant entrepreneurs have had a dramatic impact on the corporate landscape in the United States, a study said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: A start-up nation at warupdated: Tue Aug 08 2006 09:29:00

As fighting between Israel and Hezbollah drags on, venture capitalists invested in Israel say they're going about their business as usual - at least for now.

FSB: How to Fund Other Startups (And Get Rich)updated: Fri Jul 28 2006 15:31:00

If you cash out of a flourishing small business, what's next? Another startup is likely to be all-consuming, yet retirement would probably bore you. For an increasing number of entrepreneurs, the m...

CNNMoney: VC vital signs: Looking strongupdated: Mon Jul 24 2006 11:45:00

U.S. venture capital investments reached the highest level since 2002 in the second quarter, boosted by growing enthusiasm for biotech companies and continued interest in the Internet sector.

CNNMoney: Follow the Web 2.0 moneyupdated: Thu Jul 13 2006 10:49:00

Web 2.0 may be a buzz word, but it's still attracting big bucks.

CNNMoney: VCs discuss the next big thingsupdated: Fri Jun 30 2006 12:18:00

Venture capitalists still see a lot that interests them, but it's mostly not in glamorous, sexy industries like the Internet.

CNNMoney: The war for start-ups going publicupdated: Wed Jun 14 2006 11:42:00

Small companies going public are facing more and more obstacles in the United States, prompting venture capitalists to look to London.

Money Magazine: Free Help for Launching a Businessupdated: Thu Jun 01 2006 00:01:00

Seven out of 10 Americans fantasize about starting their own business (often after a bad day with the boss), and many act on that dream: More than 550,000 small businesses are launched each year. U...

FSB: How to fund other startups (and get rich)updated: Tue May 30 2006 10:36:00

(FORTUNE Small Business) - If you cash out of a flourishing small business, what's next? Another startup is likely to be all-consuming, yet retirement would probably bore you. For an increasing number of entrepreneurs, the middle ground is angel investing, in which wealthy individuals give financial backing to budding companies.

Business 2.0: How to build a bulletproof startupupdated: Wed May 24 2006 11:41:00

It's the spring of 2006, and the sweet scent of entrepreneurship is in the air. Growing numbers of Americans are pursuing their startup dreams. According to the National Venture Capital Association...

Business 2.0: For entrepreneurs, now is the timeupdated: Wed May 17 2006 14:56:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - It's the spring of 2006, and the sweet scent of entrepreneurship is in the air. Growing numbers of Americans are pursuing their startup dreams.

Business 2.0: Medical devices cure VCs' biotech bluesupdated: Fri May 12 2006 11:03:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Investing in healthcare startups has long been a specialized business. It's one thing to kick the tires on an Internet startup; you just go to the website and start clicking away. It's another matter altogether to try to figure out if a biotech startup really has come up with a cure for cancer.

Fortune: THE SKY'S THE LIMITupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

HEAR THE PHRASE "woman-owned business," and what pops into your mind? Chances are it's a tiny enterprise, probably a sole proprietorship, maybe even home-based, whose customers are strictly local--...

Fortune: Good news: IPOs have slowedupdated: Thu Apr 27 2006 11:01:00

NEW YORK (FORTUNE) - Only three venture-capital-backed technology companies succeeded in going public during the first quarter, and the National Venture Capital Association is not happy about this state of affairs.

CNNMoney: VC firms are seeing green in energyupdated: Wed Apr 26 2006 13:13:00

Venture capital investors are flocking to clean energy technologies, a market expected to grow to $167 billion worldwide in the next decade, but some in the sector worry about too much money chasing too few deals.

Business 2.0: Big venture capital funds are backupdated: Mon Apr 24 2006 13:29:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - To everything there is a season - including venture capital.

FSB: Breaking the $1 Million Ceilingupdated: Sat Apr 01 2006 00:01:00

While there's nothing magical about $1 million in sales, that number has taken on symbolic importance to small-business owners --both male and female--who desire to grow big. Yet why is it that fem...

FSB: Which Women Get Big?updated: Sat Apr 01 2006 00:01:00

Hear the phrase "woman-owned business," and what pops into your mind? Chances are it's a tiny enterprise, probably a sole proprietorship, maybe even home-based, whose customers are strictly local--...

FSB: We Can Fix Anythingupdated: Sat Apr 01 2006 00:01:00

At a mahogany conference table in a big-windowed room high above Boston's financial district, Janet Kraus and Kathy Sherbrooke sit opposite two stone-faced venture capitalists: an older man and his...

FSB: How to play the VC game -- and win bigupdated: Tue Mar 28 2006 11:28:00

At a mahogany conference table in a big-windowed room high above Boston's financial district, Janet Kraus and Kathy Sherbrooke sit opposite two stone-faced venture capitalists: an older man and his younger male colleague.

FSB: Which Women Get Big?updated: Fri Mar 24 2006 16:24:00

Hear the phrase "woman-owned business," and what pops into your mind? Chances are it's a tiny enterprise, probably a sole proprietorship, maybe even home-based, whose customers are strictly local--a real estate office, say, or a clothing store.

Business 2.0: The $50 Million Giveawayupdated: Mon Mar 13 2006 11:37:00

Like most venture capitalists, Jim Armstrong, managing director of Clearstone Venture Partners, receives dozens of business plans every week. But when we stopped in recently, he was more interested...

Business 2.0: Silicon Valley faces Web startup glutupdated: Mon Mar 06 2006 10:17:00

Launching a Web startup is easy these days, thanks to a heady mix of new software, cheap hardware, and ever-more-ubiquitous broadband. But getting a startup to take off as a business is as challenging as ever.

Fortune: Bright Lights, Big Moneyupdated: Thu Mar 02 2006 14:07:00

You're among the 70 contestants chosen from more than 700 hopefuls who tried to get onto this stage. For months you've prepared for this moment. You've shelled out tens of thousands of dollars to b...

Business 2.0: How to find your angel investorupdated: Tue Feb 28 2006 10:31:00

You've come up with a world-changing idea, or at least an industry-changing idea. You have a business plan. Maybe you've even written some code or built a prototype. Now all you need is those few thousand bucks--or a few tens or hundreds of thousands of bucks--to get your new venture up and running. All that stands between you and your startup, in other words, is an angel.

Business 2.0: Tech's Big Comebackupdated: Fri Jan 27 2006 13:04:00

Two rubbery-looking potted plants adorn the lobby of 285 Hamilton Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. The five-story building sits across the street from City Hall and is a short bike ride from Stanford Un...

Business 2.0: Building The Next Googleupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

It's a terrific time to be an entrepreneur. The availability of cheap computer hardware, free software, and high-speed Internet access has created a powerful new base from which to launch new busin...

Business 2.0: Hedge Funds Raise the Pirate Flagupdated: Sat Oct 01 2005 00:01:00

Back in the days of the tech bubble, the enormous checks that venture capital firms sent to their investors canceled out the enormous uncertainty that went along with backing brand-new companies. N...

Business 2.0: How to Make Your Business Plan the Perfect Pitchupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

Venture capitalists love to repeat a popular refrain: "I invest in people, not business plans." That may be, but they still want to see a plan. Not that a business plan will secure millions in fund...

Business 2.0: Start Spreading the Newsupdated: Fri Jul 01 2005 00:01:00

A LITTLE OVER TWO YEARS AGO, in March 2003, I wrote the very first Face Time—a column that asked if Silicon Valley was turning into the new Detroit. In support of this suggestion, I cited a bunch o...

CNNMoney: A dollar and a dreamupdated: Tue Jan 11 2005 10:26:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Tech stocks had a second straight winning year in 2004 and the IPO market came back with a vengeance.

Business 2.0: Why It's Pouring VC Cashupdated: Sat Jan 01 2005 00:01:00

The forecast for entrepreneurs during the next few months? It'll be raining—cash. Consider Flickr, a popular photo-sharing-meets-social-networking site based in Vancouver, British Columbia. When it...

Business 2.0: A New Generation Of VCs Lets Looseupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00

Miles from the rarefied enclave of Sand Hill Road, Jason Green is launching a new VC firm—and rethinking the venture capital business. Along with his two co-founders, Green runs Emergence Capital P...

Business 2.0: The New Road to Richesupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00

The turning point on Iain Lamb's unlikely road to riches may have come at that depressing moment when he was forced to part with his car. It was 2002, and Lamb and Ethan Diamond, two in the vast mi...

Fortune: Google's Banker As money pours into venture capital, some of the biggest in the industry are starting to worry. Just ask...updated: Mon May 03 2004 00:01:00

The all-time greats of Silicon Valley venture capital can pretty much be counted on one hand. There's Arthur Rock, who was present, checkbook in hand, at the creation of Intel. Don Valentine seeded...

Fortune: We found it! The Venture Rebound VCs may worry that too much cash is chasing too few good deals. But for entrepreneurs in a few updated: Mon May 03 2004 00:01:00

Bubble Madness Is Over (Hallelujah!)

Business 2.0: 12 Hot Startups Hatched during the bust, these promising companies will be the first to ride the rebound. Remember: You read aboupdated: Thu Jan 01 2004 00:01:00

Innovation may be the lifeblood of business, but money is what gets that lifeblood pumping. And money has been tight in recent years. Venture capital investment has declined every year since 2000, ...

Money Magazine: Is There A Biotech Bubble? Venture capitalists are pouring cash into new biotech firms. Maybe they know something we don't know-updated: Mon Dec 01 2003 00:01:00

Sure, the likes of Yahoo and are all the rage this year on Wall Street. But venture capitalists appear to be over their online obsession. According to the most recent MoneyTree Survey--a...

Fortune: VCs To Reporters: Stop Prying! Rather than risk disclosure, some funds are giving back money.updated: Mon Oct 13 2003 00:01:00

There's full disclosure, partial disclosure, and the disclosure some venture capital firms are seeking: none.

Business 2.0: A Beacon for Cash-Strapped Startupsupdated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

In the world of private equity, there are two distinct types of money men: bankers and venture capitalists. Thanks to his unusual business model, Rick Stubblefield enjoys the advantages of both.

Business 2.0: Measuring the Incalculable What's the value of a startup? Venture capitalists are likely to tell you it's worth whatever they saupdated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

Valuing a publicly traded company is hard under the best of circumstances--that is, when a company files complete, timely, and truthful (what a concept) financial information. But at least it's gro...

Business 2.0: The Business Of Fear In this era of color-coded terror alerts, everyone from big-name VCs to tiny tech startups is scrambling toupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

Steve Longoria's resume isn't what you'd expect from a man whose title is CEO. He was a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was trained by the Israeli Defense Force. He calls himself a certif...

Fortune: VC Bloodbath To their horror, venture capitalists are having to give back cash.updated: Mon Jan 20 2003 00:01:00

Remember all the money those larger-than-life VCs made in the dot-com-bubble days? Well, they may have to give some of it back.

Fortune: The West Will Rise Again People who say the era of tech entrepreneurship is over could not be more wrong.updated: Mon Dec 30 2002 00:01:00

One of my editors asked me why Silicon Valley wasn't producing major startups anymore--companies like Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corp., and Apple Computer.

FSB: The Brain Trust You can't put them on your staff (unfortunately), but you can put their best new ideas to updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

If you could assemble the world's most perfect board of directors, whom would you put on it? You'd probably want some theoreticians from the business schools, a venture capitalist or two, maybe a s...

Fortune: Too Much Ventured Nothing Gained VCs are a hurting bunch. New companies feel their pain.updated: Mon Nov 25 2002 00:01:00

The venture capital business has a size problem. A monstrous, staggering, stupefying one. Brobdingnagian even.

FSB: Our Boardrooms, Ourselves The founder of USA Network is bringing women to business (and vice versa).updated: Sun Sep 01 2002 00:01:00

One point seven percent," snaps Kay Koplovitz, author of the new book Bold Women, Big Ideas. "In 1997, when I started looking at the statistics, 1.7% of the total amount invested by venture capital...

FSB: Meeting Of Minds Getting your employees to shape up, and other tales from the front lines.updated: Wed May 01 2002 00:01:00

DEAR ELLYN: My weekly staff meetings are a real disaster. I'd prefer them to be a forum for exchanging ideas and keeping everyone abreast of any new developments, but my employees wander in late, t...

Fortune: The Rules Of Venture Capitalupdated: Mon Apr 15 2002 00:01:00

Some of my best friends are venture capitalists! Sure, venture capitalists are now seen as villains. My colleagues and I are charged with being inept, corrupt moneychangers who are only interested ...

Fortune: The Valley's $100 Billion Problemupdated: Mon Mar 04 2002 00:01:00

In the go-go '90s venture capitalists were compared, favorably, to the junk-bond merchants of the '80s. Now, saddled with startups worth no more than a bottle of Advil, and with fewer opportunities...

FSB: Why Raising The Money You Need Is Getting Easier A return to the venture-cap-crazy '90s isn't likely, but VCs are getting back iupdated: Fri Mar 01 2002 00:01:00

For most of last summer ramesh Harjani and Jae Moon scoured Silicon Valley looking for signs of life. Their new company, Bergana Communications, which makes chips for wireless handheld devices and ...

FSB: Your Next Business Forget the recession. The right time to start a business is anytime you have a great idea. updated: Fri Feb 01 2002 00:01:00

Maybe you're getting your teeth cleaned when it hits. Or sitting at home watching Regis trying to extract that final answer from yet another aspiring millionaire. When that eureka moment strikes an...

FSB: The New Deal: Investors Take Allupdated: Sat Dec 01 2001 00:01:00

If you've dodged the recession, sidestepped consumers' gloom, and kept your business going during 2001, you probably think you've escaped the worst. But the biggest threat to your future may be one...

Fortune: Thar's (Still) Gold In Them Thar Hillsupdated: Mon Nov 26 2001 00:01:00

Let's join in a (brief) moment of pity for Silicon Valley's venture capitalists, the Masters of the Universe of the late '90s. They shuttered their failed investments, inflicted deep cuts on the su...

Fortune: 25 Rising Stars What will the world look like a decade or two from now? Who knows? But these young business updated: Mon May 14 2001 00:01:00

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FSB: Gains & Lossesupdated: Sun Apr 01 2001 00:01:00

A Private Backer

Fortune: May We Offer You Our Net Business? First came fear, then greed. Now, strategy drives the FORTUNE 500 into carve-outs.updated: Mon Mar 05 2001 00:01:00

A few weeks ago, Shaun Holliday was flipping burgers. Now, flush with venture capital, he's searching Oak Brook, Ill., for loftlike digs for his high-tech startup, eMac Digital. But this isn't anot...

FSB: Follow The Money Yes, VCs play a guys' game. But women are learning the rules.updated: Thu Mar 01 2001 00:01:00

Roberta Chicos was elated after her meeting with a venture capitalist. She was looking for $5 million to start financial services site for aging baby-boomers--and she thought she'd s...

FSB: Early-Stage Loans With A Venture Capital Twistupdated: Fri Dec 01 2000 00:01:00

Jerry Michaud isn't afraid of risk. As managing director of GATX Ventures Inc., in Farmington, Conn., he lends money to startups between their first and second rounds of venture financing, a time t...

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