Venture Capital

Venture capital (VC) funds like to invest in disruptive change, but what they really love is the stable, change-resistant nature of their own business. That is about to change. "Bits of destruction" spare no one. (The term bits of destruction was coined by Fred Wilson,...

Inventors seeking ways to move their product ideas forward toward commercialization found a wealth of information and resources at the eighth annual Wisconsin Innovation Service Center 2009 Ideas to Profits Conference. While five Inventors Showcase and Competition contestants received prizes of research services, prototype development and...

Founders of successful companies are the celebrities of the business world. They are photographed and written about, their every move is analyzed and speculated, and they are the stars at industry events. Well, most of them. A few co-founders do get overlooked by the media....

SAN FRANCISCO — Even amid the contraction of the venture capital industry, which fertilizes the seeds of new technology start-ups, some firms are expanding. On Monday, Greylock Partners, which has backed Facebook and LinkedIn, announced that it had put together a new $575 million fund, one...