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Football great Joe Montana is trying his hand at investing in technology companies.

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Football great Joe Montana is trying his hand at investing in technology companies.

Joe Montana Goes Long in Open Source

Joe Montana, who led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowl victories during his career, is hoping to score in another Bay Area pastime: technology investing. The legendary quarterback has kicked some of his own cash into CoreOS, which...

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Naval Ravikant of AngelList speaks onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 at The Manhattan Center.

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Naval Ravikant of AngelList speaks onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 at The Manhattan Center.

Are VCs Investing in Their Own Disruption?

Venture capitalists are known for backing startups that are disrupting established industries. Typically that doesn’t include their own. But Silicon Valley’s elite firms are finding it hard to ignore a growing threat to their once proprietary deal flow. Venture investing...

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Esther Dyson is still excited about the possibilities with collecting data, and health devices that can give real-time feedback.

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Esther Dyson is still excited about the possibilities with collecting data, and health devices that can give real-time feedback.

Angel Investor Esther Dyson Increases Dosage in Health Startups

Angel investor Esther Dyson continues to spread her wings. The former technology analyst found success as an early backer of photo-sharing service Flickr and bookmarking site Delicious, both of which sold to Yahoo. She’s on the boards of high-profile sites...

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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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Thomas Foley's next act is a new company called CapRally that is backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper.

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Thomas Foley's next act is a new company called CapRally that is backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper.

Entrepreneur Tries Second Act After Secondary Market Fizzles

When Thomas Foley started Xpert Financial in 2009, he had a simple thesis: Going public was too costly for most companies, and the private fundraising process was overly opaque. So he created an electronic exchange for private companies to raise...

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Indonesian staff wear 'Angry Birds' masks to promote the Angry Birds official Facebook launch at a mall in  Jakarta in February.

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Indonesian staff wear 'Angry Birds' masks to promote the Angry Birds official Facebook launch at a mall in Jakarta in February.

Felicis Ventures Raises $70 Million to Find and Fund Next ‘Angry Birds’

Felicis Ventures, the “super angel” fund founded by early-Google employee Aydin Senkut, has closed a $70 million round of funding that will be used to invest in technology startups including those in the mobile, health and education industries. In the...

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Dave Morin of Path spoke during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York last year.

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Dave Morin of Path spoke during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York last year.

E-Mail From Path’s Dave Morin? You’ve Got Money

Last year, Dom Leca received an unexpected message. The French software developer was contacted by an investor from San Francisco who was eager to share his cash and ideas to improve Leca’s e-mail application, Sparrow. “I didn’t know Dave at...

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