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Crunch Report | NBC Launches News Broadcast for Snapchat

NBC launches news broadcast for Snapchat, Tim Draper invests in an Iron Man suit and SoftBank invests massively in three startups. All this on Crunch Report!

Tim Draper is backing Indian startups again with Blume Ventures alliance

Blume Ventures, an early-stage fund that’s becoming a major player in India’s burgeoning tech scene, has joined the Draper Venture Network, the investors announced on Monday. Members of the DVN co

Casual dating app Down acquired by Paktor

Remember “Bang With Friends?” The controversial app, which later rebranded as Down, was acquired by Singapore-based dating startup Paktor (they’re, um… hooking up). The terms of the deal w

Silicon Valley shows its primary colors

Chris Sacca, an early investor in Twitter, Uber and Instagram, also bet early on Clinton, contributing to her campaign in July 2006. Bill Gates and Sheryl Sandberg both contributed to Clinton in 2007

Tim Draper has raised $190 million for his newest venture fund

In late 2013, Tim Draper left the decades-old firm he’d co-founded, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, but he suggested he might be back some day. Specifically, he told this reporter, “I am not l

Tim Draper On The Evolution Of VC, The Future Of Bitcoin And The TV-Live With StartupU   

In our wide-ranging interview, Tim talked about the development of the venture and startup ecosystem over the past decades.

Under Tim Draper, Draper Network Extends Reach, Eyes New Funding Model

Over the years, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, the 30-year-old Silicon Valley venture firm, famously created a partner network of independent but DFJ-branded venture firms around the world. It was one of t

A Sneak Peek At ABC Family’s New Silicon Valley Reality Show Starring Tim Draper

The latest Silicon Valley reality series Startup U begins tomorrow night on ABC Family and we got a sneak peek at what the show is about. Startup U features 10 student entrepreneurs as they compete in

Backed By Tim Draper, DataWallet Pays Users To Share Their Online Data With Businesses

Consciously or not, there's a kind of deal we make when we use many online services — in exchange for free access, we accept ads and give up some of our personal data. Now a startup called <a target

Interview: Tim Draper Doubles Down On Europe

DFJ, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has built out a global presence not just through direct investments but through a network of firms that are affiliated with the mothership yet r

Don’t Turn Internet Independence Into Government Dependence

April marks the 20th anniversary of the commercialization of the Internet, ironically, the very same month that the Federal Communications Commission’s new Open Internet regulations were officially

US Marshals Sell The Last Of The Seized Silk Road Bitcoins

US Marshals have sold the last batch of 50,000 seized Silk Road bitcoins at auction after a surprisingly quiet sealed bidding process. The USMS has not announced the name of the winner of the entire c

Tim Draper Is Making A New Silicon Valley Reality Show

Venture capitalist Tim Draper is looking for entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-28 to be on his new Silicon Valley reality show. "You're going to have a big opportunity. You might even become famous

VC Tim Draper Won The Government Bitcoin Auction, Will Bring Liquidity To Emerging Markets

According to bitcoin exchange Vaurum founder Avish Bhama, VC Tim Draper won all 30,000 BTC in the recent government auction. It is believed he paid above the current market rate for BTC. The price of

Apparently Students At Tim Draper’s “University For Heroes” Are Selling Sex Toys For Class

Well, that's an unusual school assignment. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/ColinHeilbut">Colin Heilbut</a>, who says he's a student at the <a target="_blank" href="http://draperunivers

Keen On… Draper University Of Heroes: Tim Draper Is Looking For The Best And The Brightest (Is That You?)

Do you have spark? Are you a hero? If so, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/timothy-draper">Tim Draper</a> may want to get inside your head. Draper, best known, of course, as