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1 hr ago | The Campbell Reporter

Snapchat funding rumors return. Could its valuation hit $10 billion?

This Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 file photo shows Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in Los Angeles.

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

1 hr ago | The Independent

Snapchat valued at $10 billion after Kleiner Perkins investment

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Related Topix: Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Emerging Technology, Investment Services, Stanford University

1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal

Lending Club Files for IPO; Startup Emerged During Credit Crisis

Lending Club Corp. on Wednesday filed for an initial public offering, a deal that's likely to be closely watched as online nonbank lenders continue to gain market share from traditional banks.

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Related Topix: Lending Club, Small Business, Personal Finance, Emerging Technology

5 hrs ago | SiliconValley.com

Nutanix raises $140 million as it readies for 2015 IPO

A data storage company experts say is on track to become the next Oracle announced Wednesday a new round of funding that pushes its value to more than $2 billion.

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Related Topix: Startups, Pillar Data Systems, Emerging Technology

5 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Venture Capital Investments On Track for Record Year in Asia

In the first six months of this year, $2.75 billion was invested in 218 deals throughout emerging Asia, putting the industry on track to pass a five year peak of $2.85 billion invested in 2011, according to data from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Square aims to raise $200M at $6B valuation

Square, led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, is reportedly raising $200 million in new funding that places the value of the company at $6 billion, up 20 percent from earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Square, Twitter, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services, Emerging Technology

9 hrs ago | Mashable

5 Ways to Improve Your Venture Capital Pitch

This article is part of DBA , a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

9 hrs ago | Network World

Pluralsight bags $135M to fortify online coding, tech course offerings

Pluralsight , a Salt Lake City e-learning company that offers video-based courses on everything from Windows 8 to WebRTC to Apple iOS, has raised a fresh $135 million in venture funding.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

12 hrs ago | Business Journal

Green & Grow harvests $6M Series B round of funding

The Austin-based company, which develops agricultural products that act in new ways to provide benefits to farmers and other users, plans to use the capital to commercialize its Agriplier technology based on non-living, non-toxic, microbe derived by-products that contain specific metabolites and stimulants designed to improve crops, according to a ... (more)

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13 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Latest ARCH Venture Partners Fund Closes Above $400 Million

ARCH's search for disruptive technologies is global, with technology sourcing or investment primarily in In the past 24 months, portfolio companies in ARCH funds have had nine public offerings and six M/A events, including four of the most oversubscribed biotech IPO's in decades, Agios Pharmaceuticals , Bluebird Bio , Receptos , and Kythera ... (more)

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17 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

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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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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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

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