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46 min ago | Examiner.com

Can You Survive SharkMeet Columbus - Entrepenuers Gather to Compete for VC

Do you have a business idea and have wondered, how do I get the money to get this idea off the ground? Have you heard about all of the great SMB programs and grants offered by the City of Columbus Chamber of Commerce ? Or are you simply an IT Enthusiast who may also happen to be a reality TV junkie? If any of this describes you, then IT Martini, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, and a host of other amazing sponsors has just the event for you. No this isn't the latest in the "Amazing" Sharknado series, or another bumbled attempt at Shark Week by the Discovery Channel .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Diapers.com Founder Raises New Funds for Amazon Rival

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.

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Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, San Mateo County, CA, Portola Valley, CA, Social Software, Emerging Technology

4 hrs ago | Business Journal

Arlington's Privia Health lands $400M to begin national expansion

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.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Consulting, Emerging Technology, Philadelphia, NY

4 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Sequoia Leads $40 Million Round for Docker As App Platform Takes Off

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.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Sequoia Capital, Startups

5 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

New York's Number One VC Has An Ominous Warning For The Tech Industry

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.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Nara Logics hires veteran tech entrepreneur Jana Eggers as president

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.

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Related Topix: New York, Emerging Technology, Spreadshirt, Science, Computer Science, Internet, Science / Technology

8 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Militello Capital Maintains Steady Funding Agenda in Venture Capital and Real Estate Investments

"Our ongoing deployment of capital in the real economy confirms our passion and due diligence in uncovering wealth creating opportunities," says . "We are energized about the future prospects of our recent investments, especially as we continue to align our capital with veteran venture capitalists and bring value-add real estate deals to our investors."

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Mon Sep 15, 2014

TechCrunch

Business Analytics Company RJMetrics Raises $16.5M Round Led By August Capital

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.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, RJMetrics, Startups, August Capital, Marketing, Internet, Science / Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

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

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