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1 hr ago | PE Hub

The biggest threats to seed VCs

It's sometimes a good exercise for companies to take a step back and think about the big external threats to their businesses.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

3 hrs ago | Electronics Weekly

FinTech, FashTech, InternetTech but not much EngineeringTech

There's been as much UK VC hi-tec investment this year as in the whole of last year and we're on track to see a record A 1.5bn invested this year - that's the good news.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

14 Silicon Valley companies lined up for post-Labor Day IPOs

LendingClub, $500 million: The San Francisco-based peer-to-peer lender led by CEO Renaud Laplanche could have one of the 10 biggest U.S. tech IPOs in history if it raises as much as it initially said it hopes to.

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Related Topix: Startups, Norwest Venture Partners, Emerging Technology, Canaan Partners

8 hrs ago | TheStreet.com

Venture Capitalists, Check Out Coal, Gold and Shipping Stocks

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Mozilla, Warren Buffett

8 hrs ago | Internet Retailer

Stitch Labs has big plans for helping multichannel wholesalers and retailers

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: Marketing, Internet, Science / Technology, Mobile Marketing, Emerging Technology, eBay, Startups

8 hrs ago | R & D

How Big is Big-Tall, Grande, Venti Data?

Today, big data is a hot topic within almost every industry. May saw the biggest ever European technologists conference on big data, Berlin Buzzwords, while the likes of O'Reilly's Strata conference pull in huge numbers of attendees keen to learn how to adapt to this new world.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Marketing

9 hrs ago | Business Journal

Health-tech VC firm moves to Minneapolis, plans $50M fund

Vilicus Ventures, a venture capital firm targeting health care technology startups, has moved its headquarters to Minneapolis as it seeks to raise a $50 million fund.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

9 hrs ago | Crain's New York Business

The new Wall Street

Estimize founder Leigh Drogen kicks back with early VC funder Bob Greene. Estimize, a financial data innovator, is part of a wave of tech startups to hit Wall Street since the financial crisis.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

9 hrs ago | NewsFactor

Will Snapchat Value Hit $10 Billion?

The latest rumors of who's courting Snapchat emerged [last Tuesday] with reports saying that Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm that's made bets in companies such as Facebook and Twitter, had agreed to take a stake in Snapchat.

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Related Topix: Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Startups, Emerging Technology, Investment Services

10 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Google's Drone Effort Lifting Venture Investors' Hopes

The commitment to drone technology by major U.S. corporations is great news for startups and investors who will need their help to sway regulators over the next few years.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Amazon, Jeff Bezos, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services

10 hrs ago | Fox News

Want to be a Great Leader? You Need to Fail First

My dad spent his entire adult life working for the U.S. Postal Service. Not much of a risk-taker, that one.

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Related Topix: Semiconductors, Electronics, Texas Instruments, Emerging Technology, Business News

14 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Chiesi Launches Venture Capital Fund via Strategic Collaboration with A. M. Pappas & Associates

Chiesi Ventures will complement the strategic interest of the Chiesi Group in the area of rare diseases by investing in early stage opportunities and expanding the Chiesi network in the US among universities, venture capital investors, rare disease patient organizations and entrepreneurial companies developing treatments for rare diseases.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, BioMarin Pharmaceutical

14 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

London Business School - Expert warning over venture capital risks;...

Release date- 01092014 - A London Business School academic has spoken about the dangers of fledgling businesses seeking money from venture capitalists too early.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

14 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Whill Raises $11 Million Series A for High-Performance 'Wheelchair'

Don't call it a wheelchair. It is an "omnidirectional four-wheel-drive mobility device" designed and built by veterans of the automotive industry.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Wall Street Journal

London's DN Capital Closes $200 Million Fund

London-based venture firm DN Capital said it has closed a $200 million fund, one of a string of European investment groups that have reached their targets this year.

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Related Topix: Shazam Entertainment, Emerging Technology

TechCrunch

FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons For Charging Their Mobile Plans, Raises $33M Series B

FreeCharge , an India-based online platform that lets user earn coupons when they add money to their prepaid mobile phone plans or pay utility bills online, has raised a $33 million Series B from returning investor Sequoia Capital, as well as Sofina, and RuNet.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Sequoia Capital, Startups, Emerging Technology, Marketing, Advertising

TechCrunch

GuiaBolso Brings Mint-style Financial Management To Brazil

In August a new, homegrown entry raced onto Brazil's top 10 most downloaded apps.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Marketing, Emerging Technology

Small Business Trends

Venture Capital Trends Updated

Four years ago I posted a presentation I had made at a workshop at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on trends in the venture capital industry.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Case Western Reserve University

PE Hub

Juno shows life science startups can be unicorns, too: VCJ

Life science startups, on the other hand, take years just to launch trials, and there's always a shortage of willing investors.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Oncology, Medicine

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Reuters

Asia Private Equity Weekly News, Sept. 1, 2014

MORI TRUST Co has bought a Tokyo wedding venue and office complex from U.S. investment fund Lone Star for around 130 billion yen , a source with knowledge of the matter said, in another sign the property market is recovering.

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Related Topix: Country, Lonestar, Emerging Technology

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