Venture Capital

Angel and venture investors are paying much closer attention to young companies in Wisconsin. That observation is supported by the latest edition of the “Wisconsin Portfolio,” which showed a 31 percent jump in the number of early stage deals in Wisconsin in 2014 compared with...

Imagine if the founder of a very successful consumer technology company knocked on your door and offered to get you in on the ground floor of their new enterprise. Almost any VC would jump at the chance, as would most engineers and designers. But I...

Okta, the cloud identity management company, announced a $75 million round. Okta was valued at $1.2 billion in this deal, meaning it has entered the hallowed halls of the Unicorn club, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the deal....

Nearly 20 years ago, the launch of online payments giant PayPal shook the financial services industry. Now, a new generation of financial technology or “fintech” companies is once again breaking down the oversized doors of the conservative banking business. From facilitating loans to wealth...

SAN FRANCISCO — As stock markets have tumbled, public company shareholders were not the only ones wondering what would become of their portfolios. Venture capitalists also began fretting about whether the plunge — which resulted last week in the worst week for American stocks since...

SAN FRANCISCO — One hallmark of the current technology boom is a generation of start-ups valued at $1 billion or more by investors. Now meet the start-ups-in-waiting that may be next to reach that mark, if the white-hot market continues....

Tech stocks are among the hardest hit in Monday morning's dramatic stock market selloff, with shares of Apple and Facebook losing more than 5 percent of their value. But what's really terrifying the technology sector is what a global markets slide will mean for the...