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46 min ago | Examiner.com
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2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
The new company, known as Jet.com, has raised $20 million from Western Technology Investment, a Portola Valley, Calif., debt-financing firm that backed Facebook , as well as $5 million from Silicon Valley Bank, said Lore. Jet had previously raised $55 million from New Enterprise Associates, Accel Partners, Bain Capital and MentorTech Ventures.
4 hrs ago | Business Journal
Privia Chairman and CEO Jeff Butler and President Dave Rothenberg, seen here in 2012, will continue to lead the company after it received a $400 million infusion to expand nationally. Arlington-based Privia Health LLC is getting a $400 million infusion to expand nationally, the company announced Tuesday morning.
4 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
Wowed by developer enthusiasm for Docker Inc ., Sequoia Capital has led a pre-emptive $40 million round to help the startup scale its technology, which creates and runs distributed applications. Docker Chief Executive Ben Golub said the startup just this month began spending the $15 million it raised in January, and did not need the fresh funding.
5 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider
I think that Silicon Valley as a whole or that the venture-capital community or startup community is taking on an excessive amount of risk right now." Gurley believes startups are burning more cash today than at any other point since 1999.
5 hrs ago | Business Journal
From left to right: Thomas Copeman, Nara Logics founder and CEO; Jana Eggers, president; and Nathan Wilson, founder and CTO. Nara Logics , the Cambridge, Mass.-based computational neuroscience firm, announced that it had hired veteran tech entrepreneur Jana Eggers as its new president.
RJMetrics , a company saying it provides sophisticated data tools to businesses of all sizes, is announcing that it has raised $16.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by August Capital , with August partner Eric Carlborg joining the RJMetrics board of directors.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:55 am
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