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44 min ago | Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Tech Industry Good at Stats, Not Good at Diversity

Iconic Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator is the latest major tech player to disclose internal stats about how it's doing on diversity, revealing that it funds startups with women on the founding team at a lower percentage than those startups' application rates.

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

44 min ago | Business News

Reddit redoubles attempts to appeal to advertisers

Reddit , the social news site which bills itself as "the front page of the internet ", is to redouble its efforts on advertising as part of a drive to make the most of its 114 million monthly users.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

44 min ago | TechCrunch

Thinknum Raises $1M Seed Round To Give Financial Analysts Better Tools

Thinknum , a financial tech startup that develops tools for analysts, announced today that it has raised $1 million in seed funding led by Pejman Mar Ventures , with participation from Signatures Capital; Green Visor Capital; 500 Startups; 645 Angels; and HKB Capital.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

4 hrs ago | Business Journal

Big-name VCs, others tagged to weigh changes to UC investment policy

Brook Byers of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is part of the 18-member University of California Innovation Council that will put meat on the bones of a new UC policy that allows direct investment in companies.

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

4 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Hardware Startup Birdi Seeded to Build a Better Smoke Alarm

CNRY Inc., better known as Birdi , raised $700,000 in new seed funding to build a better smoke alarm, Venture Capital Dispatch has learned.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, PCH International, Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design)

4 hrs ago | Forbes.com

The Bear Case For Uber

A world with less pollution and no traffic jams, where taxis are cheap and safe and you never have to wait for a pickup: It's a rosy vision Uber is peddling, and venture capitalists, those professional optimists, are fully on board.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Social Software

5 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Emulate Launches to Commercialize Automated Human Organs-on-Chips...

Emulate, Inc. today announced the company's launch with a $12 million Series A financing to commercialize a first-in-kind, automated 'Organs-on-Chips' platform that mimics human physiology and diseases, while permitting real-time elucidation of molecular mechanisms of action and toxicity.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Medicine, Genetics, Harvard University

7 hrs ago | Finextra Research news

Dancing with Unicorns: Top VCs ramp up fintech investment activity

Fintech deal activity by the world's biggest venture capital firms has grown 61% from 2010 to 2013, according to data from CB Insights.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Sequoia Capital, Startups

10 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

European Startups Raise Highest Quarterly VC Financing Since 2001

European startups have had a bumper few months, raising a 2.1 billion from venture-capital investors in the second quarter of 2014, the highest quarterly total since 2001, according to data from Dow Jones VentureSource.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Financial Markets

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Samoa News

Obama: Romney needs to answer...

His credibility under attack, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney labored to rebut President Barack Obama and other critics Friday as questions multiplied over the timing of his departure from a private equity firm more than a decade ago.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Startups, Bain Capital, Emerging Technology, Tax

TechCrunch

Enterprise Investments Surge To Over $5.4 Billion

After years of backing headline-grabbing consumer internet deals, it seems that venture capitalists are paying more attention to the seemingly staid and stodgy enterprise technology companies .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Cloudera, Salesforce, Heroku

Daily Camera

Small Business Administration trying to bring SBIC funds to Colorado

These funds also have the opportunity to be leveraged in different capacities with SBA loans, allowing for the potential for greater returns, Varilek said.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Small Business, Personal Finance, Emerging Technology

Express India

Cholamandalam gets Board's approval for raising Rs 500 crore

Summary Chennai-based Cholamandalam Investment and Finance today said its Board of Directors has approved a proposal of raising Rs 500 crore through issue of compulsorily convertible preference shares .

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Related Topix: World News, India, Emerging Technology

Crain's Detroit Business

Birdhouse snags seed funds for products that aid with autism

Birdhouse LLC , which has developed a website and smartphone apps for the parents of children with autism, has closed on a seed-stage funding round of $250,000 -- including $25,000 from Grand Rapids-based Start Garden , a $15 million early-stage fund created by Rick DeVos.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Detroit, MI, Marketing

Sramana Mitra on Strategy

Thought Leaders in Online Education: Katya Andresen, CEO of Cricket Media

Sramana Mitra: You've taken seven years to build $17 million in revenue. That's not a timeline that fits in the venture capital framework.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Jamaica Observer

DBJ moves to finalise venture capital framework

THE Development Bank of Jamaica is in the final stages of cementing the recommendations it hopes will guide the legal and regulatory framework in establishing a venture capital/private equity industry in Jamaica.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

VentureBeat

Silicon Valley VCs don't like to travel. Here's why they should reconsider

Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/26/silicon-valley-vcs-dont-like-to-travel-heres-why-they-should-reconsider/ NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Social Software

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Forbes.com

Table For One? Winners And Losers in the Cat Lady Economy

More than one quarter of the U.S. population lives alone. Per the latest census, single-person households are now the single largest segment of the U.S. population.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Business News

Business Journal

At 26, Alex Frommeyer has a very big vision

The UpTake: Alex Frommeyer wants to build a company everyone knows. And he already co-owns two technology companies and has drawn notice from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from his Louisville home base and beyond.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

GigaOM

Science is the new cleantech in the Valley but without the righteousness

I get slightly annoyed when articles come out bemoaning how Silicon Valley hasn't been tackling hard problems .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, NASA, Startups, The Founders Fund

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