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Ari Levy

Covering finance then technology then finance then technology for Bloomberg since 2003.


The success of Nest's digital thermostats are helping turn up the heat on venture capitalists to fund hardware startups.

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The success of Nest's digital thermostats are helping turn up the heat on venture capitalists to fund hardware startups.

Nest and GoPro Could Lead to a Hardware Startup Revival

Google’s $3.2 billion purchase of Nest, GoPro’s pending initial public offering and Jawbone’s budding popularity have VegasTechFund’s Jen McCabe giddy about the prospect for hardware startups. McCabe has backed about a dozen hardware companies in the eight months since she...

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Veeva Systems, which makes Web-based software for pharmaceutical companies, is going public.

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Veeva Systems, which makes Web-based software for pharmaceutical companies, is going public.

Veeva’s IPO Isn’t Twitter-Hot, but It Should Make One Investor Very Rich

(Updates valuation in 2nd paragraph.) Amid all the hype around Twitter’s initial public offering and the investors poised to strike it rich, one of the year’s biggest venture capital wins has nothing to do with hashtags. Five years ago, Emergence...

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Football great Joe Montana is trying his hand at investing in technology companies.

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Football great Joe Montana is trying his hand at investing in technology companies.

Joe Montana Goes Long in Open Source

Joe Montana, who led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowl victories during his career, is hoping to score in another Bay Area pastime: technology investing. The legendary quarterback has kicked some of his own cash into CoreOS, which...

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Naval Ravikant of AngelList speaks onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 at The Manhattan Center.

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Naval Ravikant of AngelList speaks onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 at The Manhattan Center.

Are VCs Investing in Their Own Disruption?

Venture capitalists are known for backing startups that are disrupting established industries. Typically that doesn’t include their own. But Silicon Valley’s elite firms are finding it hard to ignore a growing threat to their once proprietary deal flow. Venture investing...

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