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Will unicorns turn into 'unicorpses'? VC funding tells a cautionary tale

Investors are pumping the brakes in Silicon Valley. A new report indicates a slowdown in investments is continuing, with some hope for a rebound going into 2017.

By 19 July 2016



F-U-N-D-E-D is a regular column looking -- and sometimes laughing -- at what Silicon Valley has backed in the last week.


Wallet-friendly wireless earbuds achieve Kickstarter funding in half a day

If high prices have held you back from investing in wireless earbuds, the cheap new FireFlies might match your budget.

By 7 July 2016


Brazil court freezes Facebook funds over WhatsApp dispute

A Brazilian judge has blocked access to a portion of Facebook's Brazilian bank accounts after it repeatedly ignored requests for WhatsApp user data in a drug case.

By 1 July 2016


Airbnb may be seeking new funding that values company at $30B

That valuation would put the home-rental service just behind Uber, the most-valued US startup.

By 29 June 2016


Craigslist founder donates $50,000 to fund scholarship for public service

Ten students from the University of San Francisco's public-service program will each receive a $5,000 scholarship.

By 24 June 2016


Check out these 4 funky crowd funded products

Sarah and Lynn take a look at some of the more quirky products you can buy that got their start from Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

By 8 June 2016


Jeff Bezos slams Peter Thiel's funding lawsuit against Gawker

Amazon CEO says at Code Conference that the billionaire shouldn't be using his fortune "to fund a lawsuit to kill Gawker."

By 1 June 2016


Snapchat snags over $1.8B in funding

The extra surge in funds reportedly put the company's value near $20 billion.

By 26 May 2016


Peter Thiel funding Hulk Hogan's legal fight with Gawker?

The PayPal founder is footing the bill for a legal fight with an old foe, according to Forbes.

By 25 May 2016


China's Didi Kuaidi could be on brink of uberific funding

The big ride-sharing company stocks up as it goes toe-to-toe with Uber, Bloomberg reports.

By 7 May 2016