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The top IPOs of 2015 (Spoiler: they include Uber and your favorite Greek yogurt)

With Box soaring 66 percent in its long-awaited debut this month, and Shake Shack, the New York burger chain, opening trading this week at an astonishing 131 percent above its offer price, 2015 is off to strong start for IPOs. According Read More →

Carmelo Anthony invests in Whistle, a startup to track your dog’s activity

Carmelo Anthony has made a fortune playing basketball, and now he's investing that money in puppies. Anthony's fund Melo7 Tech Partners, which he founded with businessman Stuart Goldfarb, has thrown a hefty chunk of change into San Francisco-based Whistle, which makes dog-activity monitors. Read More →

Quoted: on the rise of the ‘unicorn’ startups

"It used to be that unicorns were these mythical creatures. Now there are herds of unicorns." — Jason Green, a venture capitalist at Emergence Capital Partners, on the growing number of "unicorns," or billion-dollar tech startups. In fact, unicorns are becoming Read More →

Coinbase makes history, raising largest-ever round for bitcoin startup

No matter how dubious you -- you, the general public, the consumer, the average person carrying a wallet with credit cards -- are about Internet currencies such as bitcoin, venture capitalists and Wall Street are just downright giddy about them. Coinbase, one Read More →

Instacart, the grocery delivery app, now delivering from Petco

This post has been updated to accurately reflect how items on Instacart's app are priced. Previously, the post had incorrectly stated that Instacart determines prices for all items on its platform. That was Instacart's previous model, and for the most part, Read More →

After landing $15 billion valuation, Palantir looks to raise more money

Palantir Technologies -- the big data company founded by entrepreneur and billionaire investor Peter Thiel -- is looking to raise yet another round of capital, after landing $500 million from investors last year. Palo Alto-based Palantir is in the process Read More →

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