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Ari Levy

Ari Levy is a senior tech reporter for CNBC.

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Funding - Venture Capitalists are officially nervous.How nervous?A quarterly survey released on Thursday that measures sentiment among venture investors indicates that confidence fell by the most in 5 years during the latest 3-month...
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Advice - Here's the thing about startup prices: They go up ... and down. Dropbox and Snapchat have made headlines of late because money managers have marked down their positions, calling into question the lofty valuations. Others experiencing...
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Funding - Silicon Valley is cooling, not crashing. Valuations are falling. The era of cheap money is over. Based on interviews with about two dozen venture capitalists and tech investors, 2016 is shaping up to be a year of reckoning for scores...
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Funding -Joe Horowitz has been in venture capital for three decades, so he knows how to spot a tech bubble. Perhaps needless to say, the current market has him more than a little spooked.His evidence? The number of startups that are...
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Startups - Three years ago, Workday was a venture capitalist's dream, having created a fortune for its early investors in a blockbuster initial public offering. Now, the cloud software developer is returning a bit of the favor, introducing an...
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AlleyTalk - Internet companies are not going public. Hedge funds, mutual funds, and sovereign wealth funds are throwing around capital at monster valuations. Early employees have new liquidity options. In short, the prevailing story has become...
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Op-ED - Can the technology industry be a fervent opponent of anti-gay discrimination while simultaneously a cozy boys club accused of discriminating against women? These are the two prevailing narratives about the current state of tech, and...
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Funding - There is no tangible evidence that air is coming out of the tech startup market, but its financiers are nonetheless expressing some concern.According to a quarterly gauge of investor sentiment, confidence among venture capitalists...
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Tech - Do not worry, Internet searchers, Google is not changing a thing. That big announcement recently about a new parent company called Alphabet, a new CEO for Google and a new corporate structure. Google search, YouTube, Android, and...
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Tech - Google's search engine is displaying Frankenstein-esque characteristics. Like the fictional scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who created a monster more powerful than its master, Google's algorithm designed to rid the Internet of spammy...
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Funding -Tech recently has been a sea of red.The Nasdaq 100 had its worst week since 2011. All 100 of its members fell, and about two-thirds of the index dropped by at least 5 percent.The sudden turn, tied to a broader stock market...
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Startups - He has been called Shaq Daddy, the Big Shaqtus, Mayor McShaq, and even Superman. Could four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal's new nickname be the Venture Shaqitalist? That may be a stretch, but like so many big-time celebrities,...
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Advertising - We still have no idea how Pinterest is going to justify, its $11 billion valuation. The online bulletin board introduced a product called Buyable Pins recently, that will let merchants take advantage of the many dresses, shoes,...
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Advice - If the love affair between the public markets and social media companies is over, there's plenty of pain to be felt down the line.Investors have spent years pouring money into companies somehow described as social media. According...
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Funding News - Nobody is a bigger champion of the emerging online lending industry than venture capitalist Charles Moldow. A general partner at Silicon Valley firm Foundation Capital, Moldow was an early backer of LendingClub and OnDeck Capital,...
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Advice - Tech startups don't talk much about interest rates. New products, customer acquisition and growth, growth,growth are top of mind. To the extent that today's emerging companies consider the cost of capital, it's usually while raising a...