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#NYCTech - It was not so much a debate as a "frank exchange." I was exchanging emails with the founder of one of the larger startup pitch conferences. He had asked me if I would promote his event with some of the DreamIt startups who are...
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Op-ED - It’s hard to escape the news of the tech skills gap. Everywhere we look in the media we are being told of the number of jobs available in the tech industry and the shortage of workers with the right skills to fill them. For almost...
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Op-ED - In early August, startup investor George Zachary gave a presentation to his partners at Charles River Ventures, with data pointing to one conclusion: We're in a bubble. Only his data had nothing to do with inflated valuations among...
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Op-ED - Venture capitalist Bill Gurley told CNBC recently there's still too much risk in Silicon Valley today. "I don't see radically insane valuations. What I do see, out here, is an abundance of capital ... and as you cram almost...
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Op-ED - Marc Andreessen discusses how the future of venture capital valuations will be affected as technology permeates more industries. Video not...
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Op-ED - Valuations for Silicon Valley start-ups are not "crazy" and the tech space is not in bubble territory, venture capitalist Tim Draper told CNBC on Tuesday. "When people start talking about a bubble, you're not anywhere near...
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Op-ED - Heaps of cash—and criticism—are being thrown at the darlings of the sharing economy including transportation start-ups. The latest example is San Francisco-based Sidecar, a ridesharing app, which raised $15 million in another...
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Op-ED - Are We On The Verge Of Another Financial Crisis? World banks and financial experts are warning that the global economy is unhealthily back to its previous state, before the 2008 financial crisis. Could we really be on the verge of...
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Op-ED - In the technology world, no question comes up more frequently these days than "Are we in a bubble?" And while it's not up to us at CNBC to answer that question, we do sometimes happen upon little nuggets—data, anecdotes, tweets and...
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Op-ED - The Problem:  I don’t believe there is a gender bias in the startup community but rather a personality bias. The startup world favors individuals who are focused on winning and are willing to go to any lengths to succeed....
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Op-ED - Valuations for start-ups appear stretched as Silicon Valley takes on too much risk, venture capitalist Randy Komisar told CNBC on Friday. "We're getting ahead on valuations," Komisar, a partner with venture capital firm Kleiner...
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Op-ED - Everyday I see the same things: The same startup names that take a perfectly normal word and change it by adding a “-ly” to the end; the same generic websites with screenshots of the startups app on an oversized iPhone; the...
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Exits - Alibaba Group, the Chinese Internet retailer behind the biggest initial public offering ever, has opened the floodgates for even more tech IPOs, a venture capitalist told CNBC on Monday. "The Alibaba IPO is a watershed moment...
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Op-ED - In the technology world, no question comes up more frequently these days than "Are we in a bubble?" And while it's not up to us at CNBC to answer that question, we do sometimes happen upon little nuggets—data, anecdotes, tweets and...
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Op-ED - Silicon Valley has long prided itself for creating the Pied Pipers of the world, but venture capitalists themselves have been reluctant to disrupt their own industry and the traditional 2/20 model. But just recently, Kent Goldman,...
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Op-ED - Smart watches were supposed to be the next latest-and-greatest line of digital devices. The new thing, the hot trend, the must have, the popular fad. Sadly though, this particular type of device doesn’t have much appeal to the...

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