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Friday Aug 15 | PE Hub

Samsung Electronics to buy VC-backed SmartThings

Samsung Electronics has agreed to acquire SmartThings . No financial terms were disclosed.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Startups, Business Wire, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics Co, Electronics, Inventions, Science / Technology

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Business Journal

Meet Silicon Valley's best-funded tech startups in this post-dotcom record year

Uber Technologies, $1.5 billion: CEO Travis Kalanick has raised money for his San Francisco ride-sharing company from investors that include First Round Capital, Benchmark, Google Ventures, Lowercase Capital and Fidelity Investments.

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Related Topix: Startups, WebMD

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Aviso Announces Executive Leadership Team

Aviso launched April 30 after two years of product development, and is backed by Shasta Ventures ; First Round Capital ; Cowboy Ventures ; Bloomberg Beta ; and several Silicon Valley CEOs and leaders.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Product Management, Shasta Ventures, Startups, Zuora, Mathematics, Science

Thu Jul 24, 2014

PE Hub

Commercial drone startup Airware grabs $25 mln Series B

Airware, creator of a hardware, software, and cloud services platform for commercial drone development and operation, announced today it has raised $25 million in Series B financing.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services, Marketing, Twitter

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Information Technology

Threadflip Raises $13 Million Series B to Double Down on Its On-Demand Closet Refresh Service

Norwest Venture Partners led Threadflip's Series B funding round with participation from earlier investors Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital and Shasta Ventures.

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Related Topix: Startups, Norwest Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Tiger Global Backs Online Lender AvantCredit

Demand for consumer loans and credit is on the rise, and venture investors are backing a new class of online lenders to meet this demand, disrupt traditional banking and make a windfall.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Prosper Marketplace, Startups, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services, Social Software

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