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3 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Airbnb confirms $475 million megafunding round

"When I first heard about Airbnb, I thought it was the stupidest idea I'd ever heard of," Andreessen Horowitz partner Jeff Jordan told The Chronicle in January.

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Related Topix: AirBnB, Emerging Technology

7 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Venrock Goes Where the Entrepreneurs Are

Investors in venture firms are less inclined today than they were in the past to spread their resources among dozens of venture firms, and instead are concentrating more dollars among established firms with a track record.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, California, Twitter

9 hrs ago | 7x7

Meet The Bay Area's Top Female Venture Capitalists

According to a Fortune Magazine analysis from February 2014 , just 4 percent of senior partners at venture capital firms are women; and only 12 percent of women, based on a study led by The National Venture Capital Association, are generally employed in the tech business.

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

11 hrs ago | Knowledge@Wharton

Private Equity Finds a Foothold in Israel, the Land of Venture Capital

Venture capital has been at the center of Israel's emerging high-tech industry, raising billions of dollars from overseas and shepherding start-up companies to Wall Street offerings, and cross-border mergers and acquisitions with big names in the global tech sector.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

11 hrs ago | JD Supra

Venture Capital Firm Liable For 'Aiding And Abetting' Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

A recent case in the California Court of Appeals underscores the dangers that await venture capital firms brave enough to fund companies in the midst of internal disputes.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

15 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

German Industry Increasingly Looking to Startups for Innovation

Following the lead of IT, telecoms, and media companies, more traditional brick and mortar German companies are increasingly funding and investing directly in startups across Germany, the U.S. and Israel-a sign that German heavy industry is on the hunt for disruptive innovation.

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Related Topix: World News, Germany, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Bayer HealthCare, Emerging Technology

19 hrs ago | Pensions & Investments

Venture capital returns 4.9% in first quarter of 2014

Venture capital returned 4.9% in the three months ended March 31, as measured by the Cambridge Associates Venture Capital index.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Forbes.com

How To Get Your Business Noticed By Venture Capital

For every successful start-up, umpteen entrepreneurs will fail - despite having brilliant ideas.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Internet

Business Journal

Florida VC investments up, but still 'anemic,' researchers say

Florida venture capital investments increased 65 percent, compared to 46 percent nationwide, in the 12 months ended June 30, according to a report prepared by Cherrystone Management Consultants for InternetCoast.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

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

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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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

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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