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The Pipeline: Google's video gamble, Yammer boss departs Microsoft,...

Washingtona NextNav , the location services venture launched by XM Satellite Radio founder Gary Parsons , lands $70 million in a round led by led by New Enterprise Associates and Oak Investment Partners.

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Related Topix: Yammer, Media, Radio, XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Television, Emerging Technology

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Will Investors Still Back Food Startups As Competition Heats Up?

Venture investors are still pouring money into food- and beverage-related startups, but early-stage companies in the sector may soon have a harder time raising capital as competition increases, says Y Combinator President Sam Altman .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Life, Food, Recipes

The Campbell Reporter

Box, Dropbox rethink future in midst of price war

It wasn't long ago that cloud storage companies such as Box and Dropbox were among the hottest startups in Silicon Valley, blessed with vast amounts of venture capital and poised to go public in blockbuster IPOs.

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Related Topix: Dropbox, Emerging Technology, Google, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, AdMob

CRN

Deal Anatomy: How VC Highland Capital Got In On Fast-Grower Malwarebytes

Highland Capital Partners cold-called Malware CEO Marcin Kleczynski about a year ago looking to make an investment in the San Jose, Calif.-based company.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Highland Capital Partners, San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Qualcomm to Invest $150M in China Startups

Qualcomm has formed a new $150 million fund to invest in China, Lizette Chapman reports for VentureWire.

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Related Topix: Media, Radio, XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Television, Emerging Technology, Economics News, Bitcoin

Forbes.com

Crowdcube Raises A 5M In A Crowdfund-VC Mashup

"I see it as a glimpse of the future," says Luke Lang, chief marketing officer and cofounder of UK equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Marketing

Forbes.com

After $120 Million Capital Raise, Does CA's Legal Complaint Threaten AppDynamics?

Why would some of the world's leading venture capitalists invest $120 million in a startup if there was a serious threat that it would be shut down for misappropriating the intellectual property of a big software company? In my mind, there are two possible answers: the investors were duped or that legal challenge has a very low probability of ... (more)

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Related Topix: AppDynamics, Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Lumeris' $71 million raise fuels strong venture capital quarter

The $71 million raised by Lumeris late in the second quarter helped spur one of the strongest periods of venture capital investment over the past decade.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Financial Services, Accounting, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria's Troubled Corpbank No Longer A Bidder for Hypo Alpe Adria

Advent International and a Bulgarian-Russian consortium headed by businessman Denis Barekov are reportedly the key bidders for nationalized Austrian bank Hypo Alpe Adria.

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Advent International

Hispanic Business

United States : Sun Mountain Capital want to bring a small funding approach to venture capital

Companies who are looking to put their footprint in must angle for venture capital funding from companies located on the coasts.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sys-Con Media

CounterTack Closes Out $20 Million Series B Financing Round; Adds Alcatel-Lucent

CounterTack , a pioneer in delivering real-time endpoint threat detection, context and visibility around targeted attacks, today announced it has received additional funding to close its Series B financing round from Alcatel-Lucent .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Telecom, Alcatel, Alcatel-Lucent, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Consulting

Vanguard

CBN, agriculture and venture capital funding

WHEN the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria ,CBN, came into office in 2009, people hoped that funding for agriculture, manufacturing and the real sector will be enhanced and thereby build on the foundations already made by his predecessor in office.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Emerging Technology, Small Business, Personal Finance

GigaOM

Introducing M37: A brand new type of R&D program for energy entrepreneurs

Breakthroughs in energy technologies are just plain tough - they can take a long time and a lot of money, and usually require hard core specialty science knowledge.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Payment-Tech VC Surges, M&A Should Follow

Payment-processing tech is becoming a bigger deal for venture capitalists. News last week that Twitter would acquire payment infrastructure company CardSpring came a few weeks after Intuit agreed to buy bill-payment service Check for $360 million.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startup, WA, Twitter, IGN Entertainment, Intuit, Startups, Square

Wall Street Journal

Digital Whiteboard Trello Spins Out of Fog Creek With $10.3M

For the second time, Fog Creek Software Inc. has spun out a company- Trello Inc. , an internal project management tool that became so popular, according to the founders, it needed to exist on its own.

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Related Topix: Fog Creek Software, Twitter, Startups, Odeo, Microsoft, Emerging Technology

GigaOM

Battery startup Leyden Energy is selling off patents & equipment. Is it shutting down?

A startup called Leyden Energy is getting rid of a bunch of assets and patents around its lithium ion battery tech.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Emerging Technology

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Forbes.com

Well-Funded Competition Forced VC-Free FreshBooks To Take Investors After A Decade Of No's

For twelve years, Mike McDerment has run FreshBooks out of Toronto to be self-sufficient.

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Related Topix: FreshBooks, Emerging Technology, Marketing

Business Journal

Got a surly server ticking off customers? This app knows

The company, St. Paul-based Elevate Research Inc., landed the funding from venture capital firms Icon Venture Partners and Confluence Capital Partners.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Computers

Business Journal

The Pipeline: VCs cash in on LinkedIn deal, social robot steals show...

Jibo is a natural language processing robot, similar to Apple's Siri, excect with a movable body that can display reactions to what you say, and other features.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Emerging Technology, Waltham, MA, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services

Business Journal

Columbia accelerator graduate Self Spark targets heavyweight venture capitalists

Self-help startup Self Spark is about to graduate from Columbia's Conscious Venture Lab accelerator - and from the state of Maryland.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

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