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1 hr ago | Business Journal

In slow start, D.C. region raises $217.5M in first-quarter venture

The D.C. region's total venture capital haul for the first quarter dropped from the same period last year.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

5 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Berlin-Based Point Nine Names U.S. Adviser To Help Startups Attack U.S. Market

Berlin-based venture firm Point Nine Capital has hired Silicon Valley veteran Michael R. Wolfe to open a San Francisco office and help its portfolio companies enter and win the U.S. market, Venture Capital Dispatch has learned.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Zendesk

9 hrs ago | Fortune

Tucker Twitmyer leaves EnerTech Capital

Tucker Twitmyer has left energy-focused venture capital firm EnerTech Capital Partners after a 10-year run, Fortune has learned.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

13 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Venture Capital Dollars Invested In Q1 2014 Reaches Highest Quarterly ...

Quarterly venture capital investment activity rose 12 percent in terms of dollars but fell 14 percent in the number of deals, compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 when and further distancing it by more than three times from the second largest industry, Biotechnology.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Financial Services, Accounting, PricewaterhouseCoopers

17 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Florida's share of venture capital drops

Jim Pugh He made his money as a developer and remains chairman of Epoch Properties, but he has built his influence through philanthropy.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, University of Florida

19 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Oregon venture capital remained weak in first quarter, but tech hiring stays strong

The first quarter was another subpar stretch for Oregon startup investing, with less than $14 million invested in the state by venture capitalists, according to new data out Thursday night from the National Venture Capital Association.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Thu Apr 17, 2014

National Public Radio

Venture Investments Highest Since 2001

Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Twitter, Social Software

The Gazette

Once again, the venture capital train bypasses Colorado Springs

Venture capital investments bypassed the Colorado Springs area in the first quarter for the fourth consecutive quarter, even as such funding surged both statewide and across the nation compared with the same period a year earlier.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Colorado Springs, CO, Cherwell Software, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Financial Services, Accounting, Greenwood Village, CO

Wall Street Journal

Scott Thompson, Former Yahoo CEO, Named Adviser at Anti-Fraud Startup Forter

Forter , an Israel-based anti-fraud startup backed by Sequoia Capital, has named ShopRunner Inc .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Yahoo!, PayPal

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Social media recruiter Work4 closes $7M funding round

Work4 helps companies big and small harness social media to find new employees. With over 20,000 clients ranging from the Gap, PepsiCo, Staples, and Michelin to mom-and-pop stores, its premises is that Facebook and Twitter are perfect venues for recruitment, especially for jobs in retail, hospitality and other quick turnover industries.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Emerging Technology

MarketWatch

Venture capitalist on bitcoin investing: 'You don't need to rush'

Jeff Clavier, a managing partner of venture-capital firm SoftTech VC, is no stranger to risk as a seed investor who has made bets on companies including Fitbit, Coin and Gnip, which was acquired by Twitter But Clavier has held off on investing in bitcoin startups - despite meeting with candidates every week or two - because because of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Gnip

PE Hub

Bain Capital raises $7.3 bln for Fund XI: Reuters

Bain Capital LLC has raised $7.3 billion from investors and its dealmakers for its next flagship fund, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, underscoring the favorable fundraising environment for established private equity firms.

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Related Topix: Startups, Bain Capital, Emerging Technology, Marketing

Applied Clinical Trials

Nora Therapeutics Announces $18 Million Series B Financing

The proceeds will be used to expand the development of Nora's lead drug, NT100, including the addition of a second Phase 2 trial in women with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Healthcare Law, Law

Express India

Swipe Telecom raises Rs 30 crore funding from Kalaari Capital

Mobile technology start-up Swipe Telecom today said it has raised Rs 30 crore in venture capital funding from Kalaari Capital.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Wall Street Journal

U.S. Venture Capital Investment Highest Since 2001

Venture capital investment continued to trend upwards in the first quarter of 2014 with $10.74 billion raised by U.S. based companies, up 18% from the fourth quarter of last year and the most raised since the first three months of 2001.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Reuters

Online dating website Zoosk files for IPO of up to $100 million

Online dating website Zoosk Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock.

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Related Topix: Zoosk, Online Dating, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, Emerging Technology

Universal Hub

While mayor vows to fight pot dispensaries, city stands ready to help Bain Capital

The Dig takes a look at Marty Walsh's steadfast opposition against letting non-profits open voter-approved medical-marijuana dispensaries in Boston even as his administration gets ready to shut its one public Methadone clinic just as Bain Capital is beefing up its portfolio in for-profit drug clinics.

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Related Topix: Startups, Bain Capital, Emerging Technology, Drugs, Marijuana

The Hartford Courant

BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley

The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario.

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Related Topix: Canada, Emerging Technology, Ansonia, CT

Wall Street Journal

Jasper Raises $50M at $1 Billion-Plus Valuation For Internet Of Things

Jasper has raised $50 million in funding at a valuation of more than $1 billion for software that enables objects of all types-autos, baby pajamas, airplane engines and so on-to communicate in what has lately become known as the Internet of Things.

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Related Topix: Computers, Emerging Technology, iPhone

GlobeNewswire

Provista Diagnostics Secures $6MM Series B Financing

Provista Diagnostics, Inc., a privately held molecular diagnostics company developing and commercializing diagnostic, prognostic and predictive tests for cancers affecting women, today announced completion of its Series B financing.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Securities and Exchange Commission

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