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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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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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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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Mobile carriers now want customers to manage their megabyte usage, but a startup is pushing a different approach.

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Mobile carriers now want customers to manage their megabyte usage, but a startup is pushing a different approach.

Coming to a Mobile Plan Near You: Pay Just for E-Mail or Facebook

It sounds like a high-school math problem: You have 250 megabytes of data left on your smartphone plan. For the rest of the month, you plan to spend four hours a day checking Facebook, e-mail and YouTube. At that rate, will...

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Y Combinator holds two classes of startups per year, each with six dozen or so companies.

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Y Combinator holds two classes of startups per year, each with six dozen or so companies.

What Entrepreneurs Should Look for in Tech Startup Incubators

In the last few years, dozens of incubator programs catering to tech startups have popped up. Their typical business model is to take equity in the young companies they nurture in the hopes of breeding some superstars that yield big...

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Brad Garlinghouse said startups are raising venture capital at high valuations, picking numbers for the purpose of “chest-pumping.”

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Brad Garlinghouse said startups are raising venture capital at high valuations, picking numbers for the purpose of “chest-pumping.”

Valley Veteran Brad Garlinghouse Sees Signs of Tech Bubble

Even as Facebook and Zynga shed more than half their value in the public market, Silicon Valley veteran Brad Garlinghouse sees signs of a technology bubble. The former executive at AOL and Yahoo said startup founders are raising venture capital...

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