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Upstart offers 3-year loans to help recent college grads

Recent college grads and millennials with less-than-stellar credit can now get a loan through Palo Alto startup Upstart to buy a car, continue their education or create a business. Upstart, a peer-to-peer lending platform that offers an alternative to Read More →

Airbnb seals $450M investment

Airbnb has closed a mega investment deal that values the room- and home-rental site at a whopping $10 billion. The company, which launched in 2008 after the founders were accepted into the esteemed Y Combinator startup accelerator, has received a $450 million Read More →

Venture capital raises record funds in 1st quarter

Venture capitalists raised almost $9 billion during the first three months of 2014, pushing total fundraising to a 14-year high. Since January, U.S. venture capital firms have raised $8.9 billion, making for the strongest fundraising quarter since 2007, according Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Will U.S.-Russia political tensions threaten growing tech ties?

Between the Olympics and the current unpleasantness in the Ukraine, Russia’s been very much in the news of late. That’s also true in the startup community. From Yuri Milner’s jaw-dropping bets Read More →

Quoted: Fred Wilson, a VC, on how startups are like kids

"Just because they’re not successful doesn't mean you can just bail on them. It’s like having a kid, right? You can’t decide to have a kid and then at age 10 just say, 'Okay, I’m out of here.' You’ve got Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Biotech investor Mir Imran

After a long dry winter, biotechnology has enjoyed a warm embrace of late from venture capital firms. Mir Imran of San Jose’s InCube Labs might say, “What kept you?” The serial entrepreneur and Read More →
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