Why Europe isn't creating any major Internet startups

...reasons that Europe has fewer venture capital firms and less investment in...collaborations."It's really a venture capital oligopoly where a few people...he said recently at a European venture capital conference in Geneva.The EU's...

Tesla Motors co-founder wants to electrify commercial trucks

...passenger car and are a major source of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.Wrightspeed has raised Silicon Valley venture capital and secured grants from the California Energy Commission, which funds alternative fuel technologies that could help...

Google hires woman as new CFO, luring Morgan Stanley exec from Wall St. to Silicon Valley

...revealing that women only filled 15 to 20 percent of the tech jobs, which tend to pay the most.Kleiner Perkins, a venture capital firm that has financed Google and other prominent technology companies, is currently embroiled in a San Francisco...

Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5

...fueled a new way of searching for items that's even stolen traffic from tech giant Google.The San Francisco-based venture capital darling was recently valued at $11 billion. While its core audience has always been female, Pinterest says its...

Program that backed Solyndra now showing successes

...for these types of projects," said Nancy Pfund, a managing partner with DBL Investor, a San Francisco-based venture capital company with holdings in two companies backed by the program. "It's been a very positive force in that respect...

Unequal Pay: Must be a lot of good karma out there

...Research. Brides earn $16,491 less than single ladies and all men.? Just 6 percent of partners in U.S. venture capital firms are women, according to a recent study from Babson College. That's down from 10 percent in 1999. TOP JOBS...

As Silicon Valley moves into health care, companies find there's no app for dealing with FDA

...Still, tech entrepreneurs are pumping money into efforts to reshape health care, a $2.7 trillion dollar market. Venture capital funding for companies in the digital health space surpassed $2.3 billion in the first half of 2014, more than...

Amazon to buy video game streaming service Twitch for $970 million

...September 2013 it received a $20 million investment from investors including software company Take-Two Interactive and venture capital firms Alsop Louie Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners.

Debate on how to create Georgia jobs

...its low taxes and giveaways. He has signed legislation to remove the tax factories paid on energy, to create a venture-capital fund with taxpayer dollars and to let developers of giant tourist attractions keep one-quarter of the sales taxes...

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...gain in more than eight years.Ex-NAACP head joins venture capital firmSAN JOSE, CALIF. - Just months after stepping...entrepreneurs Mitchell Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein at their venture capital investment firm that backs information technology...