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3 hrs ago | TechCrunch

FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons For Charging Their Mobile Plans, Raises $33M Series B

FreeCharge , an India-based online platform that lets user earn coupons when they add money to their prepaid mobile phone plans or pay utility bills online, has raised a $33 million Series B from returning investor Sequoia Capital, as well as Sofina, and RuNet.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Sequoia Capital, Startups, Emerging Technology, Marketing, Advertising

6 hrs ago | TechCrunch

GuiaBolso Brings Mint-style Financial Management To Brazil

In August a new, homegrown entry raced onto Brazil's top 10 most downloaded apps.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Marketing, Emerging Technology

14 hrs ago | Small Business Trends

Venture Capital Trends Updated

Four years ago I posted a presentation I had made at a workshop at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on trends in the venture capital industry.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Case Western Reserve University

18 hrs ago | PE Hub

Juno shows life science startups can be unicorns, too: VCJ

Life science startups, on the other hand, take years just to launch trials, and there's always a shortage of willing investors.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Oncology, Medicine

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Reuters

Asia Private Equity Weekly News, Sept. 1, 2014

MORI TRUST Co has bought a Tokyo wedding venue and office complex from U.S. investment fund Lone Star for around 130 billion yen , a source with knowledge of the matter said, in another sign the property market is recovering.

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Related Topix: Country, Lonestar, Emerging Technology

VentureBeat

How mobile marketplaces are creating a million new U.S. jobs

Online marketplaces such as Uber and Instacart are rapidly transforming the way people get what they want - whether it's a ride, a meal, or a pet sitter - when they want it.

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Related Topix: Menlo Ventures, Startups, Emerging Technology

Silicon Alley Insider

Here's a Brutal Quote About Twitter Ceo Dick Costolo From a VC Who Owns Shares In Twitter

Sarah Frier and Brad Stone at Bloomberg Businessweek have a short story about Twitter's new head of product, Daniel Graf .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Seeking Alpha

Week In Review: ZAI Laboratory Lands $30 Million In Initial Funding

ZAI Laboratory, Inc., an innovative drug startup based in Shanghai, raised more than $30 million from an international group of healthcare investors including Qiming, KPCB and Sequoia.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Emerging Technology

Norwalk Citizen News

Where are they Now? The Kings Of The '90s Dot-Com Bubble

The dot-com crash was nearly 15 years ago. We thought it might be interesting to find out what happened to the startup founders who defined an era of unparalleled ambition and excess.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet, Science / Technology, Stanford University, Dachis Group

Sat Aug 30, 2014

BizDeansTalk

"Top 50 Universities for VC-Backed Entrepreneurs" - "Entrepreneur" magazine

But a new list from PitchBook shows that a college education isn't always a hindrance to launching a high-growth company, especially if you attend Stanford University .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Stanford University, Startups

Forbes.com

Sequoia's $12M Funding For Aussie Startup Sets Stage For More

I am the author of Silicon Dragon and Startup Asia . My news, consulting and events group, Silicon Dragon Ventures , publishes venture capital and digital media e-newsletters and develops innovation conferences in the world's tech hotspots.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Chris Risley, venture capital anthropologist: Think bigger

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Chris Risley speaks to aspiring entrepreneurs at Next Space in Santa Cruz on Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Anthropology, Science, Santa Cruz, CA, Scotts Valley, CA

PE Hub

Westerlind joins Intel Capital from RockPort

Victor Westerlind has joined Intel Capital as part of its team investing in wearable technologies and startups, the firm said.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Carlyle Group to pay $115 mln to settle collusion suit -source

Carlyle Group LP has agreed to pay $115 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of conspiring with other buyout firms not to outbid each other on some takeovers that occurred prior to the financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Related Topix: Carlyle Group, Financial Services, Investment Services, Blackstone Group, Advertising, Emerging Technology

PE Hub

Computer modeling vs. crystal ball: VCJ

Angel investor turned full-fledged venture capitalist Matt Oguz has announced plans to raise a $200 million fund that will utilize a quantitative modeling strategy rather than what he calls the herd mentality that now predominates deal-picking.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Emerging Technology

Business Journal

The Pipeline: Peyton Manning the VC, Uber drivers strike, and...

New Yorka SeatGeek , an event-ticketing app, scores $35 million from a boatload of high-profile investors including Peyton and Eli Manning and Carmelo Anthony .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Independent.ie

Venture capitalists seeking a 750m to kick off next Irish tech investment spree

Ireland's venture capital companies are seeking a 750m in new funding to finance a new a 1.6bn investment wave in indigenous technology firms, according to the new head of the sector's representative body.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

PE Hub

Biotech IPO fever continues, but fintech coming on strong: VCJ

Enthusiasm over venture-backed biotech IPOs has continued at a fever pitch this summer.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Media, Medicine, Triad Hospitals, Computers, IT Services, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Thomson

Reuters

Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than a single female venture partner.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, University of Texas at Austin

Reuters

Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than a single female venture partner.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, University of Texas at Austin

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