Silicon Valley or Silicon Alley: San Francisco or NYC for Startups?

Is it Silicon Valley or Silicon Alley for startups? Should you look to San Francisco or NYC for startup finance? The most famous area for startups is indisputably Silicon Valley – and San Francisco is the biggest city in the area. They no longer come with flowers in their hair - it's now the latest chips and other 'next great things.' It's no coin...

The Venture Capital Bubble and Pension Fund Investment

Before discussing the projected Venture Capital bubble, let's first have a look at the relationship between private pension investment and VC. Venture capital is what the name suggests: it is a venture. It is invested capital that involves risk. It can pay big and lose big, and because of this it attracts certain types of investor. Pension funds ...

Felicis Ventures Support Founders With New $96 Million Fund

The venture capital company, Felicis Ventures, describes itself as a 'boutique venture fund' that forms relationships with each of its portfolio firms. The company promises to focus upon, and to support, the vision of their founders. For this reason, Felicis Ventures tends always to side with the founders in votes that are put to shareholders. Th...

University of California Announces Approval of UC Ventures

The University of California (UC) has announced the approval by its regents of a venture capital fund of $250 million. Not a great deal by today's standards, but enough to fund startups initiated from university-financed research. The proposed scheme will fund commercial opportunities that arise from research carried out in university premises. Th...

Technical News: New Technology and Business Information

Google Deletes Nude Pics Google has announced the deletion of "tens of thousands" of celebrity nude photos. The photographs were deleted within hours of a request being made. The action was taken after a threat by Hollywood entertainment lawyer Mary Singer to sue. Photos had been published on social media sites such as YouTube, Google+ and Blogspot...

Startup Accelerator Programs: How to Find, Apply and Get Accepted

Startup accelerator programs are designed to help entrepreneurs receive mentorship and training from like-minded people who have made it. For many who need help in getting their idea of the ground, an accelerator program is fundamental to their success. The training from those who have already done it, made the video and wear the t-shirt offers a m...

Amazon Vs Alibaba: Who is Winning and Why

Amazon vs. Alibaba refers to respective investment potential between these two online trading companies. Alibaba (baba.us opening at $88.7 US today) is rapidly becoming a serious rival to Amazon (opening at $322.44) for investment cash and for overall consumer spending. The Chinese online trading company started trading on the New York stock exchan...