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14 min ago | Star Tribune

University of Minnesota rethinks venture capital funds

Instead of formal venture funds, the Discovery Capital program will invest up to $350,000 in qualified U start-ups.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, University of Minnesota

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Tue Aug 19, 2014

West Australian

Despite lip service, Silicon Valley venture capital still a man's world

When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions - but not the tip she got from a female investor who suggested she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

West Australian

Despite lip service, Silicon Valley venture capital still a man's world

Sheri Atwood, founder and CEO of SupportPay, talks with her daughter Janicya, 10, during an interview with Reuters in Redwood City, California July 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA

Model D

LevelEleven scores $2 million more in venture capital

LevelEleven is adding a couple more million dollars to its pile of venture capital cash in downtown Detroit.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Detroit, MI, Marketing

Fox News

Is Crowdfunding Investment Capital Right for You?

In previous columns I introduced three crowdfunding sources including donation fundraising, startup transactions, and lending.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Emerging Technology, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Corporate Governance, Business News

GigaOM

YC on its ultra-private Alumni Demo Night: "Don't even think about asking to come"

Twice a year before YC Demo Day, graduates return in droves for the exclusive, secretive "Alumni Demo Night."

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Y Combinator, Startups

InfoWorld

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile, and robots

Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology, and robotics getting solid backing.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Robots, Science / Technology, Cloud Computing

Business Journal

Sharp Edge closes $600K series B funding round

Carnegie Mellon University startup Sharp Edge Labs has closed a $600,000 Series B financing round, which was led by Sewickley-based Newlin Investment Co.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Carnegie Mellon University

Customer Interaction Solutions

Renewed Investor Appetite in Biotech Innovation Means Strong...

The seventh annual BioPharm America international life science partnering conference will be held September 22-24 at Boston Marriott Copley Place in the center of Boston's historic Back Bay.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Science / Technology, Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Groundfloor puts HQ at Atlanta Tech Village

Real estate microlender Groundfloor reported Tuesday it raised $1 million in seed round funding and opened its headquarters in Atlanta.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Buckhead (Atlanta, GA), Raleigh, NC

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Riskified Raises $4M to Fight...

Riskified has raised another $4 million from insiders for its e-commerce fraud-fighting software, Deborah Gage reports for VentureWire.

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Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, RSA Security, Emerging Technology, Marketing, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Widevine Technologies, Opinion

News Observer

Intersouth Partners alumnus heads new venture capital firm

A new Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm led by a former partner at Durham’s Intersouth Partners plans to scour the Southeast – including the Triangle – for promising investment opportunities.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Durham, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Duke University, Research Triangle Park, NC

Sys-Con Media

Comprehend Raises $21 Million in Series B Funding

Comprehend today announced it has secured $21 million in Series B financing to accelerate clinical development through its cloud-based business intelligence solutions, enabling life science companies to bring new treatments and devices to market faster and more affordably.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Startups, San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA, Marketing

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Wall Street Journal

EqualLogic Co-Founder Paula Long's Latest Startup, DataGravity, Launches

Serial entrepreneur Paula Long, one of the few females who has started hard-core technology companies that sell products to businesses, released more details on her latest venture- DataGravity Inc. , a startup that is using technology to bring intelligence to data storage.

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Related Topix: Computers, Dell, Emerging Technology

Sys-Con Media

GuardiCore Raises $11 Million for Data Center Security in Financing Round Led by Battery Ventures

GuardiCore , a startup developing innovative security solutions for modern data centers, today announced that it has closed an $11 million round of funding led by Battery Ventures , with participation from Greylock IL and undisclosed strategic investors.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Computer Security

Business Journal

a Skytap poised for massive growth as enterprises move to the cloud

Thor Culverhouse, CEO of Skytap, in the company's offices in downtown Seattle. Skytap provides cloud based dev and testing environments.

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Related Topix: Skytap, Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

Sequoia Keeps Medallia to Itself, Adding $50M in Another Solo Round

Sequoia Capital added another $50 million to its investment in Medallia Inc. , whose software helps corporations track and manage the experiences of their customers, making its total investment in the company one of the largest that the venture firm has ever made.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Sequoia Capital, Startups, Facebook

Sys-Con Media

ABILITY Network Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

ABILITY Network Inc, a leading healthcare technology company, announced today that Robert Barbieri has joined the organization as Chief Financial Officer .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Why VCs distrust the government, as told by Nvca Ceo Bobby Franklin

Bobby Franklin, CEO of the National Venture Capital Association, says Washington's inability to enact immigration and patent reform has eroded his industry's trust and confidence in U.S. government.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Business Journal

The Pipeline: Google's A.I. buy, Kevin Rose's latest venture, and a competitor for CarMax

Silicon Valleya Sequoia Capital slides $50 million to Medallia , a startup whose software helps customers like Shell, Marriott International, Nordstrom and Airbnb gather, manage and analyze customer surveys and other information, then act on the data.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

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