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3 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Mutual Funds Moonlight as Venture Capitalists

BlackRock Inc., T. Rowe Price Group Inc. and Fidelity Investments are among the mutual-fund firms pushing into Silicon Valley at a record pace, snapping up stakes in high-profile startup companies including Airbnb Inc., Dropbox Inc. and Pinterest Inc.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Financial Services, BlackRock, Investment Services, T Rowe Price Group

8 hrs ago | Philly.com

Robert M. McCord

Background: Congressional staffer on Capitol Hill, senior executive at Safeguard Scientifics, founder of the Eastern Technology Fund, co-founder of Pennsylvania Early Stage Partners, chair of Eastern Technology Council.

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Related Topix: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., Emerging Technology

13 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Wamda Ventures project

WVLP intends to invest in technology sub-sectors with asset light, high growth companies that are active in e-payments, e-commerce, premium content, and IT-enabled services.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Internet

17 hrs ago | Converge! Network Digest

AgilOne Raises $25 Million for Cloud-based Predictive Analytics

AgilOne, a start-up based in Mountain View, California closed $25 million in Series C funding for its cloud-based predictive marketing platform.

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Related Topix: Mountain View, CA, Emerging Technology

Sat Apr 19, 2014

TechCrunch

Messaging Is A Winner-Take-Some Market

He was the 30th employee and first product manager at Twitter, where he helped start Twitter Ads from scratch.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

Forbes.com

Software Is Dominating Venture Capital Investments In 2014

Software deals netted out 42% of all dollars invested in the first quarter, with biotechnology receiving 11%.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Wireless

TechCrunch

Raise Now: VC Funding For Startups At Highest Point In More Than A Decade

There is a reason it feels like everyone and anyone is raising money to build a company: They are.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Hispanic Business

Washington State Startups Pull in Piles of Venture Capital

In the first quarter of 2014, investors dished out nearly double the amount recorded in the same period last year.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Corporate VCs Eager to Back Startups, But They Need Some Help

Corporations last year invested nearly as much money in venture capital as they did during the dot-com boom, according to the National Venture Capital Association , with hundreds of companies opening offices in Silicon Valley so they can get closer to the startup action.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Dropbox

Detroit Free Press

Venture capitalists' road trip seeks student entrepreneurs

Mark Kvamme, left, and Nick Solaro of Drive Capital, a Midwest venture capital firm, speak with Chris Raebuck, CEO of Clicktivated, as they visit University of Michigan students Wednesday at the Creators Co-op in Ann Arbor.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Michigan, Ohio State University, Carnegie Mellon University

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Business Journal

In slow start, D.C. region raises $217.5M in first-quarter venture

The D.C. region's total venture capital haul for the first quarter dropped from the same period last year.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

Berlin-Based Point Nine Names U.S. Adviser To Help Startups Attack U.S. Market

Berlin-based venture firm Point Nine Capital has hired Silicon Valley veteran Michael R. Wolfe to open a San Francisco office and help its portfolio companies enter and win the U.S. market, Venture Capital Dispatch has learned.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Zendesk

Fortune

Tucker Twitmyer leaves EnerTech Capital

Tucker Twitmyer has left energy-focused venture capital firm EnerTech Capital Partners after a 10-year run, Fortune has learned.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Sys-Con Media

Venture Capital Dollars Invested In Q1 2014 Reaches Highest Quarterly ...

Quarterly venture capital investment activity rose 12 percent in terms of dollars but fell 14 percent in the number of deals, compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 when and further distancing it by more than three times from the second largest industry, Biotechnology.

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

The Orlando Sentinel

Florida's share of venture capital drops

Jim Pugh He made his money as a developer and remains chairman of Epoch Properties, but he has built his influence through philanthropy.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, University of Florida

OregonLive.com

Oregon venture capital remained weak in first quarter, but tech hiring stays strong

The first quarter was another subpar stretch for Oregon startup investing, with less than $14 million invested in the state by venture capitalists, according to new data out Thursday night from the National Venture Capital Association.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Thu Apr 17, 2014

National Public Radio

Venture Investments Highest Since 2001

Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Twitter, Social Software

The Gazette

Once again, the venture capital train bypasses Colorado Springs

Venture capital investments bypassed the Colorado Springs area in the first quarter for the fourth consecutive quarter, even as such funding surged both statewide and across the nation compared with the same period a year earlier.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Colorado Springs, CO, Cherwell Software, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Financial Services, Accounting, Greenwood Village, CO

Wall Street Journal

Scott Thompson, Former Yahoo CEO, Named Adviser at Anti-Fraud Startup Forter

Forter , an Israel-based anti-fraud startup backed by Sequoia Capital, has named ShopRunner Inc .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Yahoo!, PayPal

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Social media recruiter Work4 closes $7M funding round

Work4 helps companies big and small harness social media to find new employees. With over 20,000 clients ranging from the Gap, PepsiCo, Staples, and Michelin to mom-and-pop stores, its premises is that Facebook and Twitter are perfect venues for recruitment, especially for jobs in retail, hospitality and other quick turnover industries.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Emerging Technology

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