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2 hrs ago | Vanguard

CBN, agriculture and venture capital funding

WHEN the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria ,CBN, came into office in 2009, people hoped that funding for agriculture, manufacturing and the real sector will be enhanced and thereby build on the foundations already made by his predecessor in office.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Emerging Technology, Small Business, Personal Finance

6 hrs ago | GigaOM

Introducing M37: A brand new type of R&D program for energy entrepreneurs

Breakthroughs in energy technologies are just plain tough - they can take a long time and a lot of money, and usually require hard core specialty science knowledge.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

10 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Payment-Tech VC Surges, M&A Should Follow

Payment-processing tech is becoming a bigger deal for venture capitalists. News last week that Twitter would acquire payment infrastructure company CardSpring came a few weeks after Intuit agreed to buy bill-payment service Check for $360 million.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startup, WA, Twitter, IGN Entertainment, Intuit, Startups, Square

12 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Digital Whiteboard Trello Spins Out of Fog Creek With $10.3M

For the second time, Fog Creek Software Inc. has spun out a company- Trello Inc. , an internal project management tool that became so popular, according to the founders, it needed to exist on its own.

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Related Topix: Fog Creek Software, Twitter, Startups, Odeo, Microsoft, Emerging Technology

16 hrs ago | GigaOM

Battery startup Leyden Energy is selling off patents & equipment. Is it shutting down?

A startup called Leyden Energy is getting rid of a bunch of assets and patents around its lithium ion battery tech.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Emerging Technology

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Forbes.com

Well-Funded Competition Forced VC-Free FreshBooks To Take Investors After A Decade Of No's

For twelve years, Mike McDerment has run FreshBooks out of Toronto to be self-sufficient.

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Related Topix: FreshBooks, Emerging Technology, Marketing

Business Journal

Got a surly server ticking off customers? This app knows

The company, St. Paul-based Elevate Research Inc., landed the funding from venture capital firms Icon Venture Partners and Confluence Capital Partners.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Computers

Business Journal

The Pipeline: VCs cash in on LinkedIn deal, social robot steals show...

Jibo is a natural language processing robot, similar to Apple's Siri, excect with a movable body that can display reactions to what you say, and other features.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Emerging Technology, Waltham, MA, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services

Business Journal

Columbia accelerator graduate Self Spark targets heavyweight venture capitalists

Self-help startup Self Spark is about to graduate from Columbia's Conscious Venture Lab accelerator - and from the state of Maryland.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Techworld.com

US tech firms set to continue getting lion's share of global venture capital

Technology firms in the US are set to continue getting the vast majority of the world's venture capital funding, a report has found.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Ascent Venture among local VC firms to receive financial windfall from Bizo's LinkedIn acquisition

Bizo, a San Francisco-based online marketing firm, will be acquired by social networking giant LinkedIn for $175 million, and a few Boston-based VC firms stand to receive financial windfall from the deal.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Bizo, Emerging Technology, Waltham, MA

Business Journal

Ascent Venture among local VC firms to receive financial windfall from Bizo's LinkedIn acquisition

Bizo , a San Francisco-based online marketing firm, will be acquired by social networking giant LinkedIn for $175 million, and a few Boston-based VC firms stand to receive financial windfall from the deal.

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Related Topix: Bizo, Social Software, Emerging Technology, ZoomInfo

Business Journal

Venture-backed running apparel startup Tracksmith aims to take on major brands

Tracksmith, a Wellesley-based e-commerce running apparel startup backed by Boston-based investment firm Bridge Boys, officially launched with five apparel products on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Emerging Technology

The Globe and Mail

FreshBooks receives $30-million U.S. in funding

Mike McDerment is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, planet earth's #1 cloud accounting specialist for small business owners.

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

Detroit News

Protecting intellectual property

As the Rainbow Loom business takes off, owner Cheong Choon Ng is facing competitors who try to knock-off his product.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Michigan, Michigan Government, Inventions, Science / Technology, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: VCs Pouring Money Into Corporate Software Tools

Startups making tools to manage corporate networks and software don't grab the same kind of attention as flashier consumer apps, but some of the biggest venture capital firms are going all-in.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, AppDynamics, Okta

Wall Street Journal

Cotopaxi Raises $3M for Do-Good Outdoor Company

Serial entrepreneur Davis Smith donates as much as 20% of revenue from his unprofitable three-month-old startup to charity.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, World News, Peru, Cottonwood Heights, UT

Business Journal

a Second quarter venture capitalist data shows biotechnology investment is strong, for now

Biotech investment is the highest in Massachusetts than it has ever been, yet venture capital experts say the type of companies receiving investment could create problems for the industry down the line.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Science / Technology, Emerging Technology

Forbes.com

What Silicon Valley Is Missing Out On: The Rise Of The Rest

This summer, he visited Cincinnati, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Nashville on a bus tour aptly called " The Rise of the Rest."

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Juristat closes another angel round

Juristat, the St. Louis startup that helps lawyers predict the outcomes of the patent legal process, has raised another $257,000 in angel capital.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Marketing

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