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7 min ago | Wall Street Journal
JD.com founder Richard Liu delivers goods for customers to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the company . As China's waistline expands, so does its appetite for online food ordering and delivery services.
2 hrs ago | Business Wire
Coming on the heels of a successful series B in January, this round represents a nearly 3X increase in round size and an even greater increase in valuation, reflecting the explosive growth of the Docker platform and ecosystem, and the broad interest in Docker as a solution for delivering distributed applications. Existing investors Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Insight Ventures, Trinity Ventures, and Jerry Yang also participated.
6 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record
The University of California on Monday announced plans for a $250 million venture capital fund to finance startups created by students and faculty, signaling a growing interest from the state's revenue-strapped university system to cash in on companies created in dorm rooms and classrooms. UC Ventures would be seeded with money from the university system's $9 billion endowment and target work done at the university's 10 campuses, five medical centers, three national laboratories and 30 incubators and accelerators, and signals the rise in student- and faculty-led startups not only at prestigious private institutions such as Stanford, but at public universities.
6 hrs ago | Business Journal
"Two-thirds of the deals we've seen this year are undisclosed investors," explains CED President Joan Siefert Rose . "This is a whole new class of investors that are really starting to make a real impact on North Carolina."
7 hrs ago | WWLP
New Jersey has sold its pension fund investment in a venture capital firm that has connections to a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate. The state Treasurer's Office announced Tuesday that it had sold its investment in General Catalyst to Washington University in St. Louis for $14.1 million, netting the state a $4.5 million profit over what it paid for the investment in December 2011.
7 hrs ago | WVIZ-TV Cleveland
Big election years have always been about the state of the Ohio economy, and as usual, those with different political perspectives have different views on how the state's economic recovery is going. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked to experts who've been examining the extreme ends of the economic scale.
11 hrs ago | Examiner.com
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13 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
The new company, known as Jet.com, has raised $20 million from Western Technology Investment, a Portola Valley, Calif., debt-financing firm that backed Facebook , as well as $5 million from Silicon Valley Bank, said Lore. Jet had previously raised $55 million from New Enterprise Associates, Accel Partners, Bain Capital and MentorTech Ventures.
15 hrs ago | Business Journal
Privia Chairman and CEO Jeff Butler and President Dave Rothenberg, seen here in 2012, will continue to lead the company after it received a $400 million infusion to expand nationally. Arlington-based Privia Health LLC is getting a $400 million infusion to expand nationally, the company announced Tuesday morning.
15 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
Wowed by developer enthusiasm for Docker Inc ., Sequoia Capital has led a pre-emptive $40 million round to help the startup scale its technology, which creates and runs distributed applications. Docker Chief Executive Ben Golub said the startup just this month began spending the $15 million it raised in January, and did not need the fresh funding.
16 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider
I think that Silicon Valley as a whole or that the venture-capital community or startup community is taking on an excessive amount of risk right now." Gurley believes startups are burning more cash today than at any other point since 1999.
16 hrs ago | Business Journal
From left to right: Thomas Copeman, Nara Logics founder and CEO; Jana Eggers, president; and Nathan Wilson, founder and CTO. Nara Logics , the Cambridge, Mass.-based computational neuroscience firm, announced that it had hired veteran tech entrepreneur Jana Eggers as its new president.
RJMetrics , a company saying it provides sophisticated data tools to businesses of all sizes, is announcing that it has raised $16.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by August Capital , with August partner Eric Carlborg joining the RJMetrics board of directors.
"We're seeing a broader mix of investors beyond just VC funding, and our region isn't the only one," says spokesperson Kelly Voelker . "The Angel Capital Association has confirmed that North Carolina is experiencing an increase in angel and other accredited individuals investing in startups and growth-stage companies, which is part of a national trend."
It doesn't do Houston any good to bring companies or venture capital to the city, only to have those two leave the city when they succeed, said Walter Ulrich, president of the Houston Technology Center. Ask Walter Ulrich what he thinks Houston's startup ecosystem will look like in 10 years and you'll get a simple answer: The best.
Choi spent the past few months meeting with a number of venture capitalists for her startup, Mink. Mink is a makeup printing company that teaches anyone how to hack a home printer so it can yield any shade of FDA-approved nail polish, lipstick or eyeshadow they want.
The board that runs New Jersey's pension system has reportedly sold its stake in a venture capital firm that has ties to the Republican candidate for governor in Massachusetts this year. The $15 million investment in General Catalyst was sold in August, according to a report published Monday by Fortune magazine.
Scholar Rock, a biotechnology company discovering and developing niche modulators that selectively target protein growth factors in the disease microenvironment, today announced a $20 million Series A financing. Proceeds from the financing will be used to advance proprietary niche modulators from preclinical research toward clinical drug development.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:33 pm
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