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CEO Dick Costolo wants to model Twitter's growth on Amazon's

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, right, chats with Jason Mendelson, from the Foundry Group, during a session at the National Venture Capital Association's annual conference in San Francisco, Calif.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Emerging Technology, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, IGN Entertainment

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Dallas startup Theatro raises $5M from Silicon Valley venture capital firm

Dallas startup Theatro has raised $5 million from a major Silicon Valley venture capital firm to expand its sales and marketing efforts for its wearable tech device for retail outlets.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Emerging Technology, Marketing, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

PE Hub

Year of the ear: VCJ

Listen up. This has been an unusually active period for venture-backed developers of treatments for ear ailments and hearing loss.

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Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine, Emerging Technology, Otonomy, Otolaryngology

Wall Street Journal

Snapchat Fetches $10 Billion Valuation

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has agreed to invest in ephemeral messaging service Snapchat Inc. at close to a $10 billion valuation, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Related Topix: Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Snapchat, iPhone and iPad App, Investment Services, Emerging Technology

Silicon Alley Insider

Look How Much VC Money Is Being Offered To Men, Not Women

In 2013, money for startups was overwhelmingly going to male founders. LinkedIn recently analyzed 1,200 technology entrepreneurs who raised venture capital in 2013.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Daily Mail

'Venture capital is no place for a woman': Female intern reveals...

PICTURED: The moment police turn up to arrest Miley Cyrus's homeless VMAs date hours after he returns home to see his mother in Oregon - because he's wanted on an outstanding warrant Ex-Marine, 32, is left brain damaged after 'being attacked by gang of 20 black men' who said 'Waffle House wasn't safe for white people after Ferguson' 'Venture ... (more)

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Journalism

Wall Street Journal

Jessica Alba's The Honest Co. Raises $70M, Preps for IPO

In preparation for an IPO, Jessica Alba's The Honest Co. , a maker of eco-friendly baby products, has raised $70 million at a valuation just shy of $1 billion and is beginning partnership talks to expand to China, Dow Jones VentureWire has learned.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Startups, Non-Profit, Marketing

Business Journal

BacterioScan set to close $5 million funding

BacterioScan, a St. Louis biotech company that uses laser technology to rapidly test for urinary tract infections, is set to close a $5 million Series A financing round by the end of the month.

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Related Topix: Urinary Tract Infections, Medicine, Health, Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Twitch Gives Y Combinator Its Biggest M&A Exit

Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator has big-name tech companies in its portfolio, including Dropbox and Airbnb , but the soaring valuations of some of those companies hasn't translated to huge exits, yet.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Startups, Loopt, Emerging Technology, Marketing

Sys-Con Media

Theatro, the Pioneer in Voice-Enabled Enterprise Wearable Devices, Raises $8.8M in Series A Financing

Theatro , the pioneer of voice controlled wearable communications devices for hourly workers in the retail, hospitality and manufacturing market segments, announced today that it has closed a $5 million investment from Khosla Ventures in a Series A round.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Khosla Ventures, Marketing

Business Journal

This college dropout, Thiel fellow lands funding for hush-hush shopping startup

The UpTake : At age 20, Mark Daniel was so convinced that he should start a company instead of attend college that he dropped out.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Khosla Ventures, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Wall Street Journal

Jay Samit: 4 Secrets VCs Never Tell You About Valuations

Every time a twenty-something CEO turns down a multibillion-dollar offer for a company that has little or no revenues it hits a raw nerve in me.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Rovio Mobile, Nintendo, Video Games, Angry Birds, Mark Zuckerberg, Startups, Facebook, Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Theatro raises $8.8M from San Francisco Bay Area venture capitalist, angel investors

A Dallas startup that has created a voice controlled wearable device to improve communications for the retail, hospitality and manufacturing industries, has raised $8.8 million in series A funding.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, India, World News

Canada NewsWire

Venture capital invested in start-up companies in Qu bec...

Meanwhile, the QuA©bec buyout and private equity market continued to show strong growth, with investments totalling in the first quarter, nearly double the amount reported for the same period in 2013.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Mydigitalfc.com

E-comm logistic firm Holisol gets firm venture capital funding

Holisol Logistics, a leading back-end logistic provider to e-commerce players, including Jabong, has got its first venture capital funding as it expands operations.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Internet

Business Journal

Appcelerator raises $22M to help speed mobile development

Appcelerator, the Mountain View mobile app development platform company led by Jeff Haynie, raised $22 million in Series D funding.

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Related Topix: Appcelerator, Emerging Technology

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Information Technology

Korbit Raises $3 Million to Expand Bitcoin Adoption in Korea

Korbit , Korea's leading bitcoin exchange, wallet and merchant processor, has closed a $3 million Series A funding round led by SoftBank Ventures Korea.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, Emerging Technology

MediaPost

Toms Sells To Bain; Opens New York Store

Toms Shoes, the brand built on "One for One" giving, has gone corporate, inking a new partnership with Bain Capital.

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Related Topix: Startups, Bain Capital, Emerging Technology

Reuters

Marketing software provider HubSpot files for IPO

Marketing software provider HubSpot Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Monday for an initial public offering of common stock.

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Related Topix: Cambridge, MA, Emerging Technology

The WHIR

Drupal Hosting Platform Acquia Gets Backing from Amazon

The investment comes closely after Acquia announced a $50 million funding round in May, led by new investor New Enterprise Associates.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, New Energy Associates, Computers, IT Services, Burlington, MA

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