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NASHVILLE — Last summer, well-known Nashville entrepreneur Marcus Whitney launched his latest venture, The Unlikely Co., an initiative designed to get more people to embrace entrepreneurship as a means of social mobility. One of the first programs supported by the venture, a youth entrepreneurship program at the Oasis Center, is about to wrap up its first session. I sat down with Brandon Hill, ...15 hours ago
AUSTIN — Sallie Krawcheck realized I was 20 minutes early for our meeting to discuss her latest venture. Instead of waiting for our appointed time, without hesitation she told an assistant, “Let’s do this.”
Such is the high-energy, can-do attitude of Krawcheck, a veteran finance executive who was in Austin earlier this month to debut Ellevest Inc., a digital investment platform for women. ...16 hours ago
PORTLAND — Keith Larson intended to be an accountant. Then several run-ins with the venture capital industry while still in school set him on a completely different path.
Today, he is managing director at Intel Capital, one of the most active corporate venture capital investors in the industry. In 2015, Intel Capital invested $514 million in 143 companies globally.
“I migrated from the bean ...17 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO — There's no shortage of messenger products out there, but SF-based Intercom has carved out an enviable niche in the business world.
Since 2011, it's quietly built a popular communications product for business, now with thousands of customers that include tech startups and large public companies. It's grown to a staff of 300 across its San Francisco headquarters and engineering ...17 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO — High-profile data breaches are accelerating, and Emeryville-based Tanium has emerged as a runaway leader in the white-hot cybersecurity space. With more than $300 million in funding from investors who include Andreessen Horowitz, a new CEO, and some of the world's most influential banks, retailers and governments as customers, Tanium has managed to attract top talent from the ...18 hours ago
KANSAS CITY — Serial entrepreneur John Fein has rolled out a new venture fund, and the idea started with a pain point he saw in Kansas City.
For the past three years, the Overland Park resident has worked at the Sprint Accelerator led by Techstars as its managing director. The accelerator, which accepts 10 tech-focused startups each year, is a three-month intensive program that connects ...19 hours ago
SEATTLE — Puget Sound-area technology companies are pioneers in the development of the internet-of-things technology sector, but that doesn't mean the region doesn't still face a well known problem – a lack of education about nascent technologies in Congress.
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash, co-chairs the Internet of Things Congressional Caucus to help educate policy makers about the space. ...20 hours ago
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