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Thursday Jul 24 | 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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Business Journal

Yahoo to buy mobile ad startup Flurry in deal said to be worth hundreds of millions

San Francisco-based Flurry, led by CEO Simon Khalaf, is reportedly being paid hundreds of millions in an acquisition announced by Yahoo.

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Related Topix: Dapper, Citizen Sports, Startups, Flurry, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Square

Sun Jul 20, 2014

TechCrunch

Threadflip Raises $13 Million in Series B, Plans To Grow Workforce by 40%

Threadflip , the online consignment marketplace for women's clothing, announced $13 million in Series B funding today.

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Related Topix: Startups, Norwest Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Benzinga

3 Reasons Why Samsung Wants To Buy SmartThings

SmartThings , one of many smart home companies, released its first product in the fall of 2012.

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Related Topix: Startups

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Techmeme

Kent Goldman's New Seed-Stage Fund Is A Partnership Where...

Kent Goldman's New Seed-Stage Fund Is A Partnership Where Founders Share In The Upside - When Kent Goldman left First Round Capital earlier this year, he did so with plans to start his own investment firm.

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Related Topix: Startups

VentureBeat

Former First Round Capital partner starts tiny new fund, for tiny new companies

Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/10/former-first-round-capital-partner-starts-tiny-new-fund-for-tiny-new-companies/ Startup founders are tremendously invested in the success of their startups and sometimes in that of their business partners, but what about other startup peers? Upside will have a different structure from your ... (more)

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Related Topix: Startups

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Business Journal

Wiley Cerilli struck startup gold with SinglePlatform; now we'll see...

Wiley Cerilli , who founded and sold SinglePlatform for $100 million , has become a venture partner in First Round Capital, an investment group with offices in New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Startups, New York, New York Government

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