Carl Icahn wants Apple CEO Tim Cook to show him the money. $150 billion worth, in fact.
Founded by the former CTO of E*Trade, Sharewave makes it easier for private companies to communicate with their shareholders.
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Guest Post Amr Shady is the CEO of TA Telecom, one of the fastest-growing companies in the Middle East and Africa.
Guest Post Being a great VC is about more than having a stacked Rolodex, 80-hour work weeks, and lightning-fast response times. It takes community, generosity, and most important, empathy.
Guest Post It’s hard to find good advisors who can carve out their time for you and your project. There are many well-meaning advisors who might hurt you without intending to.
Startups have to have a strong sense of identity when they pitch venture capitalists who have seen it all before — twice.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Texas man with running a Ponzi scheme in which he raised “at least” 700,000 Bitcoin, worth $4.5 million at the time and more than $60 million today.
“This removes the biggest barrier to entrepreneurs,” Fundable’s Eric Corl told me just minutes ago. “This will give entrepreneurs a much better way to reach outside of their network for capital.”
Guest Post Since I heard about Bitcoin earlier this year, I’ve been developing my investment thesis. Here’s some advice for early investors.
The Ontario ministry of economic development has invited VentureBeat to check out the center of the universe, AKA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. And I’m the lucky guinea pig.
The largest accelerator in Canada, the biggest seed investor in Europe, and one of the top seed funds in Australia are joining forced to put on one major demo day for 15 of their top startups May 1 in San Francisco.
“That’s the hope for the future, that Silicon Valley continues to attract many of the best and brightest of the entrepreneurs around the world.”
Editor’s Pick “Fisker spent a stunning $900,000 for each vehicle it produced,” PrivCo chief executive Sam Hamadeh told me. “Then they sold them to dealers for an invoice price of just $70,000.”
The big Wall Street banks are among the last Twitterless bastions of the American workplace. But even their high walls are crumbling thanks to a new Bloomberg terminal product — and perhaps a recent SEC decision on Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
Want to buy shares in Twitter? Pinterest? Palantir? Nasdaq wants to help you out with that — and it might be able to as soon as this year.
For tech founders, the biggest opportunity cost shouldn’t be the support of loved one and best mates.
The average angel is 47 years old, makes $90,000 a year, invests in one out of every 10 deals he sees, invests $37,000 in each deal, and lives in California. The halo and the wings? Those are just for show.
“I’m very proud that we’re out front, that we’re changing people’s lives, that we’re doing what’s right and just in moving the ball forward,” Cook said today. “I don’t mean to gush, but it’s how I feel.”
Apple has swiftly responded to a lawsuit filed this morning by investor David Einhorn’s hedge fund Green Light Capital, in an attempt to quell further outcry from investors.
Spark Capital plans to close its oversubscribed $425 million fourth fund in two weeks.
Trying to get funding is a daunting task. But getting inside the mind of the investor might help. SoftTech VC’s Jeff Clavier explains just how the early investor thinks, so you can create a better pitch.
Guest Post Investment Bankers have traditionally been the gatekeepers of access to the capital markets. It is time for crowdfunding to play a greater role.
Guest Post Misalignment with investors has the potential to negatively affect all other areas of your business.
AngelList is hot, which I guess is appropriate for a heavenly investment vehicle.
A sweet and boozy taste of today’s funding stories, with a distinctively Asian flavor.
Editor’s Pick You’ve got five minutes — the most important five minutes of your life. Everything comes down to this.
A presidential election, a global economic crisis, and a crap tech IPO – what investor could ask for anything more?
There was so much funding news slated for today, we had to serve up a round in the morning.
Startups and their investors are putting in their part to create jobs in today’s Funding Daily.
BipSync, a startup created by three Stanford graduate students, aims to simplify the process of gathering, retrieving, and analyzing information about investment opportunities.
Guest Post It’s strange how entrepreneurs who are large risk takers and bold personalities turn into insecure little teenagers when facing investors.