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2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Palantir Acquires Social Analytics Specialist Poptip

Poptip's analysis of chatter about Hayden Panettiere's hairdo at the Golden Globes helped guide a L'oreal promo on Twitter Poptip, a two-year-old company that analyzes data from Twitter, is being acquired by Palantir Technologies Inc., one of the most valuable and secretive privately-held startups in Silicon Valley, Poptip announced in a company ... (more)

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5 hrs ago | PE Hub

Mega-funds dominate venture capital fundraising

The five largest funds raised in the first half of the year collected $1 billion or more, led by Andreessen Horowitz , which closed on $1.7 billion for Andreessen Horowitz Fund Fund IV; Technology Crossover Ventures , which raised $1.36 billion for TCV VIII; and Norwest Venture Partners , which pulled in $1.2 billion forNorwest Venture Partners ... (more)

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6 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

Woman pleads guilty in Benchmark Capital caseWoman pleads guilty in...

A Knoxville loan officer pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud in connection with a Benchmark Capital investment scheme.

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Related Topix: Benchmark Capital, Startups, Emerging Technology, Knoxville, TN

7 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Proteus Closes $172M Round in Latest 'Digital Medication' Deal

Proteus Digital Health , which is adding ingestible sensors to pills that can provide data on whether a person has taken a medication at the proper time and at the proper dosage, has closed one of the largest funding rounds of the year at $172 million, Timothy Hay reports for VentureWire.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel

7 hrs ago | EETimes

28nm is very expensive...how much VC funding do they have in place?

On the heels of Qualcomm's acquisition of 60 GHz chipset manufacturer Wilocity , startup Nitero is releasing its first 60 GHz Wi-Fi silicon.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Wireless, CPU

8 hrs ago | Forbes.com

How I Raised Venture Capital For Retention Science

It's no secret that entrepreneurs need funding to launch or grow their nascent companies, and some will seek the support of venture capitalists to fulfill their ambitions.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Marketing, Business News

11 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Dstillery Receives $24 Million in Venture Funding to Accelerate Growth

The round was led by NewSpring Capital, with participation by existing shareholders U.S. Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures and Venrock.

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15 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

19 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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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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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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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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