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Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu doesn't want to bring in venture capitalists who could ruin the fun of running the business, he said.

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Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu doesn't want to bring in venture capitalists who could ruin the fun of running the business, he said.

No VC: Zoho CEO ‘Couldn’t Care Less for Wall Street’

This is the fourth in a five-part series called “No VC,” which highlights startups that have succeeded without venture capital, the lifeblood of Silicon Valley. At first, Sridhar Vembu couldn’t raise money for his enterprise software startup because he didn’t know how to...

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TranscribeMe has raised a total of $1.5 million to develop its text-to-speech service.

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TranscribeMe has raised a total of $1.5 million to develop its text-to-speech service.

TranscribeMe Takes On Apple’s Siri With Man and Machine

Note to self: Good speech-to-text services aren’t cheap. TranscribeMe, a startup that charges customers between $1 and $3 per minute for audio transcription powered by people and machines, closed a round of about $900,000 last week, co-founder Alexei Dunayev said in...

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Quizlet founder Andrew Sutherland (left) hasn't found the need for venture capital.

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Quizlet founder Andrew Sutherland (left) hasn't found the need for venture capital.

No VC: Education Startup Quizlet Makes the Grade Going It Alone

This is the third in a five-part series called “No VC,” which highlights startups that have succeeded without venture capital, the lifeblood of Silicon Valley. (This post was updated to correct the site’s pricing to $15 a year.) One night this past...

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Former McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt is taking the helm of FireEye, which may go public next year.

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Former McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt is taking the helm of FireEye, which may go public next year.

Former McAfee Chief DeWalt Named FireEye CEO, Aims for 2013 IPO

Dave DeWalt, the former chief executive officer of antivirus software maker McAfee, has taken the top job at security startup FireEye and plans an initial public offering in the first half of next year. DeWalt, 48, left McAfee in July 2011 after Intel...

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Thomas Isakovich is taking an entirely different approach to building his second storage company.

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Thomas Isakovich is taking an entirely different approach to building his second storage company.

No VC: Nimbus Takes ’21st Century Approach’ to Building Business

This is the second in a five-part series called “No VC,” which highlights startups that have succeeded without venture capital, the lifeblood of Silicon Valley. Thomas Isakovich started his first storage computing company, TrueSAN Networks, when he was 19. It...

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FreshBooks says it has paying users of its Web-based accounting software in 120 countries.

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FreshBooks says it has paying users of its Web-based accounting software in 120 countries.

No VC: FreshBooks CEO Sees Risk Capital as Too Risky

This is the first in a five-part series called “No VC,” which highlights startups that have succeeded without venture capital, the lifeblood of Silicon Valley. Mike McDerment was shacked up in his parents’ basement in Toronto when the first venture...

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Startups that choose to go without venture funding can control their own destiny and gain a real appreciation of money.

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Startups that choose to go without venture funding can control their own destiny and gain a real appreciation of money.

No VC: How 5 Startups Skirted Tech’s Financiers

Since the 1960s, venture capitalists have bankrolled Silicon Valley, financing startups that would go on to become the world’s most successful technology companies, including Apple, Cisco and Google. The money hasn’t stopped flowing. Over the past decade, venture firms poured...

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Tel Aviv, pictured here, was ranked the No. 2 startup ecosystem in a new study.

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Tel Aviv, pictured here, was ranked the No. 2 startup ecosystem in a new study.

After Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv Ranks Best for Tech Startups: Study

For Silicon Valley entrepreneurs seeking the next-best tech hub, plan to spend at least 17 hours on planes. Eventually, you’ll make your way to Tel Aviv, which was ranked the No. 2 startup ecosystem in the world by researcher Startup...

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Leo Apotheker, the former HP CEO who oversaw the Autonomy acquisition, says due diligence was thorough.

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Leo Apotheker, the former HP CEO who oversaw the Autonomy acquisition, says due diligence was thorough.

Former HP CEO Apotheker Says Autonomy Diligence Was Meticulous

Leo Apotheker, who was chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard when it agreed to buy Autonomy, said due diligence around the deal was “meticulous and thorough” and that he was “stunned” by allegations that the company misrepresented its results. “The due diligence...

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