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1 hr ago | Business Journal

PagerDuty raises $27.2M to expand beyond IT trouble alerts

PagerDuty, led by CEO Alex Solomon, raised $27.2 million in funding to expand it IT performance management software beyond providing trouble alerts to actually helping solve problems.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

2 hrs ago | Business Journal

Biotech firm secures nearly $5 million in funding, is relocating to San Antonio

Medical technology startup Bluegrass Vascular Technologies has closed on $4.5 million in new investor funding.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Venture capitalists heed lesson of the boiled frog

A prominent venture capitalist cited the frog that can be slowly boiled alive as a lesson to follow in tech investment.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Dropbox, AirBnB, Alibaba, Startups, AlwaysOn

5 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 2-Hellman & Friedman starts preparations for Scout24 IPO - sources

Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has started preparations for a potential stock market listing of Scout24, just months after buying the German classified advertising group from Deutsche Telekom , three sources familiar with the matter said.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Deutsche Telekom AG, Telecom

5 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: VCs On Pace to Break Late-Stage Record

The emergence of fresh sources of capital for late-stage private companies has redefined the venture capital industry , and now investments in those pre-IPO companies is on pace to surpass even the heights reached at the peak of the dot-com boom.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Computers, Dell

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Milwaukee fashion startup Wantable lands $1.5 million Series A financing

Wantable, a startup from serial entrepreneur Jalem Getz that packages and distributes personalized makeup, accessories and intimates, recently expanded its 3rd Ward space to include 4,000 square feet of warehouse space.

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9 hrs ago | PE Hub

Exclusive: Canaan Partners targets $600 mln for Fund X

Canaan Partners , a backer of Lending Club , Skybox Imaging and Zoosk , is back in the market raising its 10th venture fund targeting $600 million, with a $650 million cap, according to two people with knowledge of the fundraising.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Canaan Partners, Startups, San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA, Recreational Vehicle, Bison

12 hrs ago | Network World

Cybersecurity Startup Gold Rush for Venture Capitalists

According to PrivCo, a financial data provider on privately-held companies, venture capital firms are poised to push $788 million into early stage cybersecurity startups this year.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Freshnews

Cold Genesys Raises $13.57 Million in a Series A Round of Financing to Accelerate Its Ongoing Phase II/III Clinical Trial for Bladder Cancer

Cold Genesys, Inc. , a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing oncolytic immunotherapies for cancer, announced today that it has secured Series A financing of $13.57 million from Ally Bridge Group.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, bladder cancer, Emerging Technology, Food and Drug Administration, Oncology

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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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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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

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

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

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

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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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Marketing

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

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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