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3 hrs ago | Business Insurance

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins suffers security breach

California detectives are investigating a July computer theft at storied venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a spokeswoman for the Menlo Park police said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services, San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA

5 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Sleep Tracker 'Sense' Raises $13 Million, Without Venture-Capital Help

At 23, James Proud is a rising Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur which has managed to raise nearly $13 million in funding - none of which is from institutional investors.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Hill, NH

9 hrs ago | Business Journal

Randall Crowder: Do experienced entrepreneurs make the best venture capitalists?

The balance between the responsibility to command subordinates and the accountability of duty to superiors lies at the essence of leadership, but there are no guaranteed prerequisites for being a great leader.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

12 hrs ago | NewsFactor

Rufus Cuff Smart Watch a Crowd-Funded Success

Through crowd-funding websites Kickstarter and Indiegogo, 443 hardware projects such as the Rufus Cuff wrist-worn screen have raised at least $100,000 each from regular people around the world.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Drug Researcher

Clinverse closes $9m in Series C funding round

Clinverse, a provider of automated financial management tech solutions for clinical trials, has closed a $9.1m round of funding led by New Jersey-based Edison Partners.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Marketing, Hatteras, NC, Durham, NC

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: DFJ Bets On Nervana For Machine Learning

Machine learning, which was all the rage among developers in the 1980s only to fall out of favor in the 1990s when real-world results were slow to materialize, is back with a vengeance today, says Draper Fisher Jurvetson Partner Steve Jurvetson .

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Related Topix: Startup, WA, Emerging Technology, Computers, Startups, Bessemer Venture Partners, Yahoo!, ITA Software

GigaOM

With $27.8M in Series B funding, Jaunt plans to bring cinematic virtual reality to the masses

The software and camera company plans to use the money to expand its team, build 360 degree cameras and make more films.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Emerging Technology, Cameras

Reuters

Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than a single female venture partner.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, University of Texas at Austin

Daily Kos

Bain Capital Eats Rush Limbaugh

Mitt Romney and his partners at Bain Capital are stuffing their pockets once again.

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Related Topix: Rush Limbaugh, Startups, Bain Capital, Emerging Technology, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney

Sys-Con Media

Xamarin Raises $54 Million in Series C Funding to Take the...

Xamarin , the world's fastest-growing mobile application development platform, today announced a $54 million Series C financing round-the largest single round raised by any mobile application platform company-led by new and existing investors, including Charles River Ventures, Floodgate, Ignition Partners, Insight Venture Partners, and Lead Edge ... (more)

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Marketing

Triple Pundit

Bain Capital Buys 50 Percent Stake in TOMS Shoes

TOMS Shoes , the company often credited for making the one-for-one socially conscious business model take off , decided earlier this summer it wanted to expand even faster since its founding in 2006.

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

Geekzone

When venture capital hurts start-ups

Peter Kerr at Stick reports raising venture capital can hurt a new business. The title of his Should you bother with venture capital funding...the numbers suggest no says it all.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

FarmLink Raises $40M to Help Farmers Use Big Data for Better Yields

FarmLink LLC raised $40 million in Series B venture funding to help farmers use big data to maximize farm productivity and avoid spending unnecessary efforts on soil that's already spent.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Agriculture, Science

Wall Street Journal

Google Capital Leads $100 Million Round for Services Marketplace Thumbtack

Just three months after Thumbtack raised $30 million in a round that founder Marco Zappacosta said his startup didn't need, the services marketplace has raised $100 million more.

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Related Topix: Thumbtack, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Business Journal

Shutterfly said to draw buyout interest from Hellman & Friedman, others

Shutterfly, led by CEO Jeff Housenbold, is reportedly being courted by private equity firms, including San Francisco-based Hellman & Friedman.

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Related Topix: Startups, Shutterfly, Emerging Technology, Tiny Prints, IGN Entertainment

IT Business

Customer connections are key to the new marketing: VC Investor August 20th, 2014

I caught up with Katherine Barr, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and a panelist at this week's Grow Conference in Whistler.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Emerging Technology, Startups, Mohr, Davidow Ventures

Business Journal

The Pipeline: Lyft COO quits, Samsung gets into air conditioning, and Haystack gets sacked in Boston

Silicon Valleya Samsung , in a move to bolster its smart home business, buys Quietside LLC, an American air conditioner distributor.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Silicon Alley Insider

Big VCs Are Getting Greedy And Hogging Hot Deals For Themselves, Say Angels

There are benefits to being an angel investor. They can be the first money into companies that eventually become enormous, such as Uber and Airbnb.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Data Center Knowledge

Benioff, Luczo Join VCs in $35M Round for PernixData

Closing out a record fiscal year Silicon Valley storage virtualization startup PernixData announced it has closed an oversubscribed funding round, raising $35 million in a combination of venture capital and individual investments from Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, Silver Lake partner Jim Davidson and Seagate CEO Steve Luczo.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Salesforce.com, Salesforce, Computers, Seagate, NC, Seagate Technology, Menlo Ventures

Mississippi Business Journal

Venture Technologies merges with ISC, acquires SAT

RIDGELAND, Mississippi - Venture Technologies announced today that its merger with Information Systems Consulting, Inc. , headquartered in Denver, Colo., is complete.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Ridgeland, MS

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