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2 hrs ago | PE Hub

Meritech closes late stage Fund V on $500 mln

Meritech Capital Partners has closed its fifth fund, Meritech Capital Partners V LP, on target at $500 million, according to an SEC filing .

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Related Topix: Startups, Meritech Capital Partners, Emerging Technology, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Personal Finance, Retirement

6 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

IDB praises Ja for leadership in regional venture capital market

Jamaica has jumped ahead of the English-speaking Caribbean in development of a venture capital industry, earning the effusive praise of the Inter-American Development Bank .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, World News, Jamaica, Central America, Banking, InterAmerican Development Bank, Financial Services

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Business Journal

Retail guru Chris Burch invests in BaubleBar

They didn't expect much at first. Aside from being friends with an employee's father, Burch had no prior connection to the jewelry e-commerce site founded in late 2010.

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Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Emerging Technology

JD Supra

[Video] David Hornik, General Partner at August Capital and author of VentureBlog with @HSUTubeEsq

Today, my special guest is David Hornik, general partner at August Capital and author of VentureBlog, who describes his career path from lawyer to venture capitalist, a profession he was born to do.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

PE Hub

LPs need to hit the brakes on VC commitments or risk another crash

The National Venture Capital Association recently released the Q2 2014 VC fundraising statistics, and the headline was "Number of Venture Capital Funds that Raised Capital Hits Seven-Year High in Second Quarter."

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

PE Hub

Bain Capital to sell just under half of Japan telemarketer Bellsystem24 to Itochu-Reuters

U.S. buyout firm Bain Capital has agreed to sell a 49.9 percent stake in Japanese telemarketing firm Bellsystem24 Holdings to Tokyo-based trading house Itochu Corp , the parties said in separate statements without disclosing the value of the deal.

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Related Topix: Startups, Bain Capital, Emerging Technology, Direct Marketing

Internet Retailer

Indian e-retailers Flipkart raises $1 billion in venture capital

Sales and traffic to online retailers by category and merchant type, data on Amazon and other leading e-retailers, comparisons of leading web retailers, site performance data, more.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Flipkart, Emerging Technology, Amazon, Marketing, Mobile Marketing

The Oregonian

TechFestNW refines its vision with big-name speakers, job fair and venture capitalists

TechFestNW, back at OMSI next month, promises a more refined program and a splashier presentation on stage.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Oregon, Journalism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

Business Journal

Health care startups in St. Louis, Midwest, attract record venture capital

Midwest health care startups raised $777 million from venture capitalists in the first half of 2014, a record-high since that type of funding has been tracked.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Health care startups in St. Louis, Midwest, attract record venture capital

Midwest health care startups raised $777 million from venture capitalists in the first half of 2014, a record-high since that type of funding has been tracked.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Cleveland, OH

Business Journal

Polaris names former Pfizer exec as area's first female VC partner

Helping reverse a nationwide trend of fewer female venture capitalists in recent years, Polaris Partners has named the only female partner currently at any of the area's top VC firms.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Pfizer, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: VC Investment in China Soars to New Heights

China's startups received a record amount of venture capital funding in the second quarter, driven by a flow of public offerings both at home and abroad and a pressing need for venture capital firms to deploy capital, Sonja Cheung reports for VentureWire .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Computers, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

Silicon Alley Insider

A Female Entrepreneur Describes How A Male VC Tried To Turn Their Meeting Into A Date

Much has been written on the issue of sexism in the tech industry, but Wired caught up with some female entrepreneurs to find out exactly what women cofounders face when trying to get their startups funded.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Medical News

Kurbo program launched to tackle childhood obesity epidemic using mobile tools

Kurbo Health today announced the launch of Kurbo, the first safe and effective program to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic using mobile tools.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Emerging Technology, Startups, Facebook, Life, Food, Dieting, Medicine, Health

Wall Street Journal

Son of Former Russian Oligarch Khodorkovsky Sets Out on Startup Path

Former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky was not impressed at first by his son Pavel's idea to launch an energy-efficiency hardware startup in the U.S. "He was very skeptical for a while," Pavel Khodorkovskiy said of his father.

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Related Topix: Prison, Vladimir Putin, Emerging Technology

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Apple Buys Concept.io for About $30M, Shuts Down Talk-Radio App Swell

The purchase price for the two-year-old startup was around $30 million, the person said.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Forbes.com

7 Actions Australia Can Take To Create $109 Billion By 2033 From Tech Startups

Australia must take affirmative action to invest and support technology and innovation for the sake of its economic future and global competitiveness.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Emerging Technology

Seattle Times

Reddit wants to grow up but not let down loyal audience

Reddit's Ellen Pao, left, head of business strategy for the Web-based community message board, and Jena Donlin pose in front of a wall of postcards sent in by users at the company's offices in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Reddit, Local Search, Social Software, Emerging Technology, Startups, Digg

Rediff.com

Wipro sets up $100-mn VC fund to invest in start-ups

According to highly-placed sources in the know, the initiative is being driven by Chief Strategy Officer Rishad Premji, also the elder son of Wipro chairman Azim Premji.

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Related Topix: Computers, Wipro, IT Services, Wipro Technologies, Emerging Technology

Business Journal

PointGuard Ventures launches amid hot VC market, founders lay out strategy

Pete Thomas, left, and Krish Panu last week announced the first three investments from their new firm, PointGuard Ventures.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Institutional Venture Partners, @Road

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