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Where’s Google Investing?
Google’s venture capital arm has made investments in 282 companies. Given that 16 of those investments turned into profitable exits in 2014, smart early-stage investors willpay close attention to WHERE they're investing now, and WHY…
She's No Angel
Maia Heymann's had a 20-year career as venture capitalist, tech banker, and angel investor. She’s invested in more than 40 tech companies. But she hates the term "angel investor." Here's why.
How to Speak Start-Up
"No, bro, it’s a SaaS play in the on-demand food space. Think of it as the Uber for gluten-free Whole Foods delivery, ok? We’re actively raising, but really want to make sure that we hit investor-board fit before product-market sync, you know?" Umm… actually, “bro” – I have no idea what you’re saying. This will help.
3 Things We Learned About Snapchat from Sony's Leaked Emails
How much did Facebook really offer for the company? Is their boy-CEO as big an idiot as people say? Do their future plans go beyond photo-sharing? Find out here.
Apple and Google: Enemies of Innovation
Did Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures really just accuse two of tech's most innovative companies of standing in the way of innovation? Oh no he di-nnt. Oh yes he did.
The Case Against Mobile Payments
Silicon Valley is convinced that consumers are ready to ditch their George Costanza wallets and get on board with mobile payments. But one insider disagrees: "Come on people, is it really that hard to swipe a card?" See who he is here.