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34 min ago | PE Hub

Palladium Equity closes Fund IV on $1.14 bln: CORRECTED

Palladium Equity Partners has held a final close on its fourth private equity fund, beating its original target and cap by collecting $1.14 billion, the firm confirmed.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Personal Finance, Retirement

2 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Why Venture Capital Bubble Is Years From Bursting

The media is atwitter with word that venture capital investment in the first quarter hit $9.5 billion - the highest since 2001.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Financial Services

2 hrs ago | PE Hub

Foundation Capital leads $70 mln funding round in AdRoll

Foundation Capital has led a $70 million funding round in ad tech company AdRoll .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Foundation Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, Marketing, Search Engines

2 hrs ago | Adotas

AdRoll Secures a Whopping $70 Million for Online Ad Retargeting

You know those ads that seem to follow you online, enticing you to click and purchase that Nike Fuel Band or those Nappa leather Prada shoes you've previously viewed on a retailer's website? It's a good bet that companies like AdRoll , Criteo or Retargeter are working behind the scenes to help brand advertisers recapture your online attention.

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Related Topix: Criteo, ReTargeter, Emerging Technology, Startups, Foundation Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, Marketing

5 hrs ago | US News & World Report

Vox, Thunderdome and the Evolution of Journalism Startups

Internet use has boomed since 2007, but during that time more than 30 percent of newspaper reporters, around 17,000 positions nationwide, saw their jobs eliminated, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Emerging Technology

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Post and Courier

Venture investments for startups at highest point 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

The Miami Herald

Entrepreneurship

Join this new meetup group's kick-off session as TrepTransit aims to connect entrepreneurs and developers for 60 minutes on the third Monday of every month in a metro mover car starting at Government Center Station.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

Mutual Funds Moonlight as Venture Capitalists

BlackRock Inc., T. Rowe Price Group Inc. and Fidelity Investments are among the mutual-fund firms pushing into Silicon Valley at a record pace, snapping up stakes in high-profile startup companies including Airbnb Inc., Dropbox Inc. and Pinterest Inc.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Financial Services, BlackRock, Investment Services, T Rowe Price Group

Philly.com

Robert M. McCord

Background: Congressional staffer on Capitol Hill, senior executive at Safeguard Scientifics, founder of the Eastern Technology Fund, co-founder of Pennsylvania Early Stage Partners, chair of Eastern Technology Council.

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Related Topix: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., Emerging Technology

Hispanic Business

Wamda Ventures project

WVLP intends to invest in technology sub-sectors with asset light, high growth companies that are active in e-payments, e-commerce, premium content, and IT-enabled services.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Internet

Converge! Network Digest

AgilOne Raises $25 Million for Cloud-based Predictive Analytics

AgilOne, a start-up based in Mountain View, California closed $25 million in Series C funding for its cloud-based predictive marketing platform.

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Related Topix: Mountain View, CA, Emerging Technology

Sat Apr 19, 2014

TechCrunch

Messaging Is A Winner-Take-Some Market

He was the 30th employee and first product manager at Twitter, where he helped start Twitter Ads from scratch.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

Forbes.com

Software Is Dominating Venture Capital Investments In 2014

Software deals netted out 42% of all dollars invested in the first quarter, with biotechnology receiving 11%.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Wireless

TechCrunch

Raise Now: VC Funding For Startups At Highest Point In More Than A Decade

There is a reason it feels like everyone and anyone is raising money to build a company: They are.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Hispanic Business

Washington State Startups Pull in Piles of Venture Capital

In the first quarter of 2014, investors dished out nearly double the amount recorded in the same period last year.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Corporate VCs Eager to Back Startups, But They Need Some Help

Corporations last year invested nearly as much money in venture capital as they did during the dot-com boom, according to the National Venture Capital Association , with hundreds of companies opening offices in Silicon Valley so they can get closer to the startup action.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Dropbox

Detroit Free Press

Venture capitalists' road trip seeks student entrepreneurs

Mark Kvamme, left, and Nick Solaro of Drive Capital, a Midwest venture capital firm, speak with Chris Raebuck, CEO of Clicktivated, as they visit University of Michigan students Wednesday at the Creators Co-op in Ann Arbor.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Michigan, Ohio State University, Carnegie Mellon University

Fri Apr 18, 2014

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

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

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

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