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3 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Squarespace Raises $40 Million as Website-Tools Battle Heats Up

Squarespace , which provides tools for people and businesses to create polished websites, said on Tuesday that it closed a $40 million growth round from General Atlantic, upping its total outside funding to at least $78 million and fueling a big expansion.

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Related Topix: Squarespace, Startups, General Atlantic, Automattic, Emerging Technology

7 hrs ago | Bajan Reporter

Timely and Successful Discussions at CCMF's Venture Capital Seminar

A wide cross-section of regional executives from private and public sector organisations participated in a venture capital financing seminar hosted by The University of the West Indies, Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance at the Hyatt Conference Centre in Port-of-Spain.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Trinidad and Tobago, Central America, World News

8 hrs ago | WKXW-FM Trenton

Kosher Foods on the Rise: Where's the Best NJ Deli?

Newark-based Manischewitz, the country's largest manufacturer of processed kosher foods, announced it had been bought by Sankaty Advisors, a division of Bain Capital.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Deli Food, Emerging Technology

13 hrs ago | InvestmentNews

Online rivals Betterment, LearnVest rake in $60 million of venture funding

Betterment and LearnVest on Tuesday both announced new rounds of funding that makes the two online advisory firms richer by a combined $60 million.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, LearnVest

17 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

U.S. Venture Capital Scores Biggest Fundraising Quarter Since 2007

U.S. venture capital firms raised more cash in the first three months of this year than at any time since the final quarter of 2007, but it's still a handful of funds driving up the numbers.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Dow Jones & Co.

19 hrs ago | Information Technology

AAVLife Raises $12 Million in Series A Financing to Advance Gene Therapy for Friedreich's Ataxia

AAVLife, a gene-therapy company focusing on rare diseases, today announced that it has raised $12 million in Series A financing to advance into clinical studies the promising work on Friedreich's ataxia recently reported in Nature Medicine .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Genetics, Medicine

20 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

AngelLists's Newest Experiment: A $25 Million Fund to Invest in Angel Investors

AngelList, an online forum connecting individual investors with startups, is trying a new fund called Maiden Lane that will invest in angels and co-invest in select startups.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Twitter

Yesterday | Reuters

U.S. venture firms raise $8.9 bln, most in six years

U.S. venture funds raised $8.9 billion in the first quarter, the most in six years and almost double the amount raised the year before, underscoring the growing enthusiasm of investors for start-up companies.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Social Software

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Charleston Business Journal

From Dig South, Angel investors share tips for entrepreneurs

"In this marketplace, venture capital is exceedingly scarce," said Matt Dunbar , the managing director of Greenville-based Upstate Carolina Angel Network , during the Dig South festival in downtown Charleston.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Greenville, SC, Charleston, SC, PeopleMatter

AndhraNews

TIAA-CREF to Purchase Nuveen Investments

CREF, a leading financial services provider, announced today an agreement to acquire Nuveen Investments , a diversified investment management company with approximately $221 billion in assets under management.

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Related Topix: Nuveen Investments, Financial Services, Investment Services, Personal Finance, Retirement, Emerging Technology, Madison Dearborn Partners, Marketing

Fortune

Exclusive: Kleiner Perkins raising $1.2 billion for new funds

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers last week unveiled its new fundraising plans, at a meeting of the venture capital firm's limited partners.

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

Wall Street Journal

China Health Investor BVCF's Zhi Yang on Why He's Sick of Hospitals

Having recently secured just under $200 million for a new fund to invest in China's health-care and life sciences industry, BVCF Managing Partner Zhi Yang talked to Venture Capital Dispatch on how the sector is getting too hot and why his firm is avoiding hospitals.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, 9

Reuters

Brazil group seeks lower taxes for venture capital funds

The group representing Brazil's buyout industry is in talks with the government and lawmakers to implement a lower tax structure on venture capital funds to help lure more money into the highly-risky segment, senior executives said on Monday.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, South America, Brazil, World News

Gawker

Bain Capital Has Seen the Economy's Future, and It Is Heroin Addicts

Bain Capital-the Romney-built private equity firm that extracts wealth from humanity with the alacrity of an anteater jamming its many-hooked oral proboscis into a lush ant colony-is always looking for profitable trends in the markets.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Startups, Bain Capital, Emerging Technology, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

Network World

10 Big Data startups to watch

The Big Data space is heating up - to the point that many pundits already see it as the over-hyped heir to "cloud."

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Related Topix: Marketing, Emerging Technology

The Washington Post

Paul Singh on Crystal City, Silicon Valley and the 'unsexy' truth about venture capital

Paul Singh, the founder of Crystal Tech Fund , speaks with with Sen. Mark Warner and Vornado's Mitchell Schear during a tour of the new headquarters in Crystal City on April 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Vornado Realty Trust, Real Estate, Ashburn, VA, Business News

Wall Street Journal

Julep Beauty Raises $30M to Give Big Beauty a Makeover with Crowdsourcing

Investors are putting $30 million into Julep Beauty Inc., bankrolling the startup's quest to displace the Revlons and Cover Girls of the world.

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

San Diego NewsCape

New Venture Capital Fund to Commercialize Innovations from UC San Diego Community

A group of UC San Diego alumni has created a venture capital fund the "Triton Technology Fund" that is specifically focused on commercializing innovations by UC San Diego faculty, students and alumni.

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Related Topix: UC San Diego, Emerging Technology

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Daily Camera

5 questions with Marc and Emily Nemer, founders of Ganesh Capital LLC

Marc Nemer, a former chief executive officer with New York-based Cole Real Estate Investments Inc., and his wife, Emily, a former wealth management specialist who recently had roles with YogiVitality and ZOG Digital, recently launched Ganesh Capital LLC, a venture capital firm based in Boulder.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Boulder, CO, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom, Law, Latham & Watkins, Latham and Watkins

The Washington Post

Opowera s journey to going public

We first met Dan Yates and Alex Laskey six years ago when Opower was piloting a new kind of energy efficiency program to just a few thousand homes by a small utility in Sacramento.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, New Energy Associates, Computers, IT Services, Business News

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