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Founder Gabe Rivera said he would 'hate to see Techmeme wither or die inside a bigger company.'

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Founder Gabe Rivera said he would 'hate to see Techmeme wither or die inside a bigger company.'

No VC: Why Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera Resists Investors

This is the fifth in a five-part series called “No VC,” which highlights startups that have succeeded without venture capital, the lifeblood of Silicon Valley. Gabe Rivera often hears from Silicon Valley’s elite, who are eager to invest in his startup Techmeme, the...

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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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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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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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