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10 min ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Social media recruiter Work4 closes $7M funding round

Work4 helps companies big and small harness social media to find new employees. With over 20,000 clients ranging from the Gap, PepsiCo, Staples, and Michelin to mom-and-pop stores, its premises is that Facebook and Twitter are perfect venues for recruitment, especially for jobs in retail, hospitality and other quick turnover industries.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Emerging Technology

4 hrs ago | MarketWatch

Venture capitalist on bitcoin investing: 'You don't need to rush'

Jeff Clavier, a managing partner of venture-capital firm SoftTech VC, is no stranger to risk as a seed investor who has made bets on companies including Fitbit, Coin and Gnip, which was acquired by Twitter But Clavier has held off on investing in bitcoin startups - despite meeting with candidates every week or two - because because of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Gnip

8 hrs ago | PE Hub

Bain Capital raises $7.3 bln for Fund XI: Reuters

Bain Capital LLC has raised $7.3 billion from investors and its dealmakers for its next flagship fund, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, underscoring the favorable fundraising environment for established private equity firms.

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

9 hrs ago | Applied Clinical Trials

Nora Therapeutics Announces $18 Million Series B Financing

The proceeds will be used to expand the development of Nora's lead drug, NT100, including the addition of a second Phase 2 trial in women with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Healthcare Law, Law

13 hrs ago | Express India

Swipe Telecom raises Rs 30 crore funding from Kalaari Capital

Mobile technology start-up Swipe Telecom today said it has raised Rs 30 crore in venture capital funding from Kalaari Capital.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Wall Street Journal

U.S. Venture Capital Investment Highest Since 2001

Venture capital investment continued to trend upwards in the first quarter of 2014 with $10.74 billion raised by U.S. based companies, up 18% from the fourth quarter of last year and the most raised since the first three months of 2001.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Reuters

Online dating website Zoosk files for IPO of up to $100 million

Online dating website Zoosk Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock.

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Related Topix: Zoosk, Online Dating, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, Emerging Technology

Universal Hub

While mayor vows to fight pot dispensaries, city stands ready to help Bain Capital

The Dig takes a look at Marty Walsh's steadfast opposition against letting non-profits open voter-approved medical-marijuana dispensaries in Boston even as his administration gets ready to shut its one public Methadone clinic just as Bain Capital is beefing up its portfolio in for-profit drug clinics.

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Related Topix: Startups, Bain Capital, Emerging Technology, Drugs, Marijuana

The Hartford Courant

BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley

The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario.

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Related Topix: Canada, Emerging Technology, Ansonia, CT

Wall Street Journal

Jasper Raises $50M at $1 Billion-Plus Valuation For Internet Of Things

Jasper has raised $50 million in funding at a valuation of more than $1 billion for software that enables objects of all types-autos, baby pajamas, airplane engines and so on-to communicate in what has lately become known as the Internet of Things.

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Related Topix: Computers, Emerging Technology, iPhone

GlobeNewswire

Provista Diagnostics Secures $6MM Series B Financing

Provista Diagnostics, Inc., a privately held molecular diagnostics company developing and commercializing diagnostic, prognostic and predictive tests for cancers affecting women, today announced completion of its Series B financing.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Securities and Exchange Commission

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Avvo Overcomes Lawyers' Objections, Raises $37.5M

Lawyers who don't like being rated on the Web used to sue or threaten online legal marketplace Avvo regularly, but now they've begun to view the service as a valuable tool instead of a threat, the company says.

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Related Topix: Avvo, Emerging Technology, VirtualTourist, Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Startups, Yelp

Tue Apr 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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