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40 min ago | Business Journal

CED: 2014 has a 'broader mix of investors' eyeing N.C. startups

"We're seeing a broader mix of investors beyond just VC funding, and our region isn't the only one," says spokesperson Kelly Voelker . "The Angel Capital Association has confirmed that North Carolina is experiencing an increase in angel and other accredited individuals investing in startups and growth-stage companies, which is part of a national trend."

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, North Carolina

3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Houston tech exec: 'Massachusetts and California better watch out'

It doesn't do Houston any good to bring companies or venture capital to the city, only to have those two leave the city when they succeed, said Walter Ulrich, president of the Houston Technology Center. Ask Walter Ulrich what he thinks Houston's startup ecosystem will look like in 10 years and you'll get a simple answer: The best.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Rice University

7 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Why One Founder Says She'll 'Definitely' Never Meet With A Venture Capitalist Again

Choi spent the past few months meeting with a number of venture capitalists for her startup, Mink. Mink is a makeup printing company that teaches anyone how to hack a home printer so it can yield any shade of FDA-approved nail polish, lipstick or eyeshadow they want.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Healthcare Law, Law

7 hrs ago | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

N.J. sells stake in venture capital firm tied to Massachusetts GOP candidate

The board that runs New Jersey's pension system has reportedly sold its stake in a venture capital firm that has ties to the Republican candidate for governor in Massachusetts this year. The $15 million investment in General Catalyst was sold in August, according to a report published Monday by Fortune magazine.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, US Governors, Chris Christie

8 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Scholar Rock Announces $20 Million Series A Financing

Scholar Rock, a biotechnology company discovering and developing niche modulators that selectively target protein growth factors in the disease microenvironment, today announced a $20 million Series A financing. Proceeds from the financing will be used to advance proprietary niche modulators from preclinical research toward clinical drug development.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Biotech

8 hrs ago | Business Journal

Silicon Valley investor leads NewLeaf Symbiotics' $17 million funding

NewLeaf Symbiotics, a plant science startup operating out of BRDG Park, has closed a $17 million Series B financing round led by Palo Alto, California-based Otter Capital . The money will be used to accelerate NewLeaf's research and development program and ramp up production and bring to market its first biological products.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Effingham, IL

9 hrs ago | WebWire

Funds advised by Apax Partners agree to sell their majority stake in...

Funds advised by Apax Partners today announced that they have agreed to sell their majority ownership stake in the TriZetto Corporation . TriZetto, a provider of world-class healthcare information technology and service solutions, will be sold to Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp for $2.7 billion in cash, subject to customary adjustments.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Computers, TriZetto Group Inc The, Software, Startups, Apax Partners, Cognizant Technology Solutions, IT Services, Technology Solutions, Medicine

13 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: The VC Body Project

Medical investors once spent a disproportionate amount of their money on diseases affecting the brain, heart and skeleton. Now market pressures and technological advances are driving them to invest across the human body more broadly , according to a special Dow Jones VentureWire report for The Wall Street Journal.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Audiology, Medicine, Hanover, NH

15 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Startups Go Dutch For New Era In Manufacturing

Beneath the low beams of a converted warehouse in Amsterdam lives a company with many of the attributes of a Silicon Valley startup, except that at less than a year old it has zero venture capital and says it is already making enough money to sustain itself. Fairphone started in 2010 as a campaign against smartphone makers' use of conflict minerals.

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18 hrs ago | AdExchanger.com

Borrowing Against Receivables: A Solid Financing Option

" Data-Driven Thinking" is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. We're used to using equity for startup financing - or things that are actually equity even though they're not called that, like convertible debt.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Media Buying

Sun Sep 14, 2014

VentureBeat

TrustedCompany nabs $1M to boost e-commerce trust in emerging markets

Trust in online sellers is needed everywhere. To fill what it calls "the trust gap" for e-commerce companies in emerging markets, a Hong Kong-based startup called TrustedCompany has landed $1 million.

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Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Emerging Technology, Marketing

Wall Street Journal

Medical Investors Take a Whole-Body Approach

Medical investors once spent a disproportionate amount of their money on diseases affecting the brain, heart and skeleton. Now market pressures and technological advances are driving them to invest across the human body more broadly.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Biology, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology

Wall Street Journal

Venture Capital and the Human Body: What Attracts Investors?

What do the thousands of investment decisions made by early-stage medical investors over the years add up to for us, the public, who stand to benefit from the treatments they finance? Which ailments do startup health companies and venture investors seek to heal, and what body systems do they hope to improve in the process? Disease can appear anywhere in the human body, so investors must choose where to focus. We set out to capture what the human body looks like to venture capitalists: what biological systems they believe hold the most promise, and which organs aren't worth the investment.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, The Human Body, Funk

Wall Street Journal

Where (in the Human Body) Venture Capital Is Going

The answer in recent years has been the eyes and ears, as investors have poured money into treatments for diseases causing blindness, hearing loss and other diseases affecting an aging population. At the same time, venture capital is pulling back from two historical leaders, heart and orthopedic conditions, in part because of difficulties in bringing medical devices for those ailments to market.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Where, Going, Audiology, Medicine, Dow Jones & Co., Macular Degeneration, Health

Wall Street Journal

5 Takeaways From The WSJ Report on Venture Capital and the Human Body

The eyes were the organ that was most attractive to venture capitalists in 2013, raising $848.9 million. Investors have kept up the pace this year, sinking $442.7 million into vision disorders in the first half.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

The Times of Israel

Cooperation key to cyber-security, says ex-NSA head

" _ oe * - - Y- ' oe oe -copy-635x357.jpg" class="attachment-large wp-post-image" alt="General Keith Alexander speaks at Tel Aviv University's Cyber Research Center " title="General Keith Alexander speaks at Tel Aviv University's Cyber Research Center " /> Survival of society as we know it in the battle against cyber-criminals and terrorists requires cooperation involving industry academia and investors. That stern warning comes from no less a figure than former NSA Director Gen.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Emerging Technology, Non-Profit

Forbes.com

20 Entrepreneurs Shaking Up New York's Tech Scene

Developers and founders no longer have to go west to find a vibrant tech scene. New York's Silicon Alley has emerged as a heavy-hitting startup ecosystem, with a strong foundation of entrepreneurial and tech talent, venture capital, accelerator and incubation programs, marketing/PR and ad agencies, NGOs and government programs.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, New York, Marketing, Non-Profit, Klout, WebMD

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Forbes.com

Launch Of Apple's iPhone Payments Fails To Dazzle China's More Advanced Mobile Market

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: iPhone, Emerging Technology, IGN Entertainment, Apple, Startups, Baidu

The Times of India

The 10 best jobs for people in their 20s

Tourists on Vishakhapatnam-Araku Valley route will be the first in the country to travel in glass-domed coaches and enjoy the spectacular view. Venture capitalists are taking riskier but smaller bets in early stage funding rounds of startups as they are apprehensive of missing bus, if late.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Travel, India Travel, Asia Travel, World News, India, Asia, Marketing

TechCrunch

Venture Capital Is Prime For A Reverse Gold Rush

Considering how important proprietary deal flow has become as a tool for differentiation within venture capital, it's surprising that more VCs aren't shopping in the South. They simply aren't looking at the concepts and companies coming out of Nashville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Chattanooga, and other Southern startup hubs.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

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