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Venture capitalist Fred Wilson apologized for disparaging remarks he made about corporate VCs.

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Venture capitalist Fred Wilson apologized for disparaging remarks he made about corporate VCs.

Never Say ‘Never Ever Ever Ever’ — Fred Wilson Sorry for Corporate VC Comments

Fred Wilson, the venture capitalist who has invested in Twitter and Zynga, apologized for critical remarks about corporate VC firms, saying “well established investment groups” can be good for entrepreneurs. Wilson, a managing partner at Union Square Ventures, said he...

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Lyft, which offers ride sharing in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, helps arrange more than 30,000 rides per week.

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Lyft, which offers ride sharing in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, helps arrange more than 30,000 rides per week.

Andreessen Backs Lyft Ride Sharing With $60M Investment

Lyft Inc., a service for connecting drivers to ride-seekers via smartphone software, has raised $60 million from venture firms led by Andreessen Horowitz LLC as it seeks to almost double its staff and take on rivals. Lyft, which competes with Side.Cr LLC and...

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An example of Tableau's chart-making ability, a Web Traffic Trends Dashboard.

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An example of Tableau's chart-making ability, a Web Traffic Trends Dashboard.

Chart This: NEA’s Investment Return on Tableau — 3,000%

For New Enterprise Associates, its investment return on Tableau Software was — fittingly — off the charts. NEA’s $29.2 million stake in the digital chart provider, which made its stock market debut today, was valued at more than $925 million...

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There are over a million home design photos to browse and save, to create your dream space.

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There are over a million home design photos to browse and save, to create your dream space.

Houzz Raises $35 Million to Connect Architects and Homeowners

Like so many entrepreneurs, Adi Tatarko and her husband, Alon Cohen, got into the startup game after they couldn’t find a solution to their problem. The Israeli couple wanted to renovate their newly-purchased Palo Alto home, but picking the right...

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Among crowdsourced Q&A sites, the winner may be whoever can answer the business question first.

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Among crowdsourced Q&A sites, the winner may be whoever can answer the business question first.

Can a Q&A Site Be a Real Business? $14M Will Help ChaCha Find Out

ChaCha, a website where you can ask about anything and get answers from volunteers or the site’s database of 2 billion queries, doesn’t have a response yet to one big question: Is crowdsourced Q&A a standalone business? Enter that into...

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One of the most successful campaigns on Indiegogo aimed to raise money to buy back Nikola Tesla's old laboratory.

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One of the most successful campaigns on Indiegogo aimed to raise money to buy back Nikola Tesla's old laboratory.

Crowd-Funding Site Indiegogo Is Going International

In many parts of the Eurozone, now is not the best time for an entrepreneur to go to the bank and expect to skip away with a loan. But a growing alternative for some Europeans could be crowd-funding websites, which...

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