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2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Airbnb to Expose 124 Hosts to New York Attorney General

Airbnb plans to hand over the names and addresses of 124 hosts on its service to the New York attorney general, the company said in a blog post Friday .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

6 hrs ago | ValleyWag

Is Bustle Really "Successful"?

Do you read Bustle , the website best known in "the culture" as the place whose founder, Bryan Goldberg, uses his female employees' legs as typing desks ? No, me neither.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, New York

10 hrs ago | NewsFactor

Zumigo Raises $6M for ID Verification

Zumigo Raises $6M to Expand Secure Payments and eCommerce with Mobile Device Location and Identity Verification -- Intel Capital Leads Series B Financing; Latest Funding to Expand Company's Delivery and Development of Mobile Location Intelligence Solutions Uniquely Authenticating and Securing Mobile Commerce device location and identity ... (more)

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Intel

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Compass Group Taps Hampton Creek for 'Sustainable' Cookies

Food services giant Compass Group PLC , which last year served four billion meals at more than 50,000 venues worldwide, almost never sells food created outside of its own kitchens and lines of business.

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Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Cookies, Dessert, Food, Emerging Technology, Bill Gates

CRN

Venture Technologies To Ramp Up Growth After M&A Deals

Venture Technologies has tripled in size after closing a merger and acquisition this week, and the Ridgeland, Miss.-based solution provider intends to keep growing.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Birmingham, AL

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Business Digest, Aug. 22, 2014: Venture capitalist Chris Risley to speak to TechRaising Thursday

TechRaising will present "VC Economics - How to increase your odds of getting funded with Chris Risley," 6:30 p.m. Thursday at NextSpace, 101 Cooper St.; nearly 50 plan to attend.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Business Insurance

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins suffers security breach

California detectives are investigating a July computer theft at storied venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a spokeswoman for the Menlo Park police said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services, San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA

Wall Street Journal

Sleep Tracker 'Sense' Raises $13 Million, Without Venture-Capital Help

At 23, James Proud is a rising Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur which has managed to raise nearly $13 million in funding - none of which is from institutional investors.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Hill, NH

Business Journal

Randall Crowder: Do experienced entrepreneurs make the best venture capitalists?

The balance between the responsibility to command subordinates and the accountability of duty to superiors lies at the essence of leadership, but there are no guaranteed prerequisites for being a great leader.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

NewsFactor

Rufus Cuff Smart Watch a Crowd-Funded Success

Through crowd-funding websites Kickstarter and Indiegogo, 443 hardware projects such as the Rufus Cuff wrist-worn screen have raised at least $100,000 each from regular people around the world.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Drug Researcher

Clinverse closes $9m in Series C funding round

Clinverse, a provider of automated financial management tech solutions for clinical trials, has closed a $9.1m round of funding led by New Jersey-based Edison Partners.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Marketing, Hatteras, NC, Durham, NC

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: DFJ Bets On Nervana For Machine Learning

Machine learning, which was all the rage among developers in the 1980s only to fall out of favor in the 1990s when real-world results were slow to materialize, is back with a vengeance today, says Draper Fisher Jurvetson Partner Steve Jurvetson .

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Related Topix: Startup, WA, Emerging Technology, Computers, Startups, Bessemer Venture Partners, Yahoo!, ITA Software

GigaOM

With $27.8M in Series B funding, Jaunt plans to bring cinematic virtual reality to the masses

The software and camera company plans to use the money to expand its team, build 360 degree cameras and make more films.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Emerging Technology, Cameras

Reuters

Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than a single female venture partner.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, University of Texas at Austin

Daily Kos

Bain Capital Eats Rush Limbaugh

Mitt Romney and his partners at Bain Capital are stuffing their pockets once again.

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Related Topix: Rush Limbaugh, Startups, Bain Capital, Emerging Technology, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney

Sys-Con Media

Xamarin Raises $54 Million in Series C Funding to Take the...

Xamarin , the world's fastest-growing mobile application development platform, today announced a $54 million Series C financing round-the largest single round raised by any mobile application platform company-led by new and existing investors, including Charles River Ventures, Floodgate, Ignition Partners, Insight Venture Partners, and Lead Edge ... (more)

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Marketing

Triple Pundit

Bain Capital Buys 50 Percent Stake in TOMS Shoes

TOMS Shoes , the company often credited for making the one-for-one socially conscious business model take off , decided earlier this summer it wanted to expand even faster since its founding in 2006.

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Related Topix: Startups, Bain Capital, Emerging Technology, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney

Geekzone

When venture capital hurts start-ups

Peter Kerr at Stick reports raising venture capital can hurt a new business. The title of his Should you bother with venture capital funding...the numbers suggest no says it all.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

FarmLink Raises $40M to Help Farmers Use Big Data for Better Yields

FarmLink LLC raised $40 million in Series B venture funding to help farmers use big data to maximize farm productivity and avoid spending unnecessary efforts on soil that's already spent.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Agriculture, Science

Wall Street Journal

Google Capital Leads $100 Million Round for Services Marketplace Thumbtack

Just three months after Thumbtack raised $30 million in a round that founder Marco Zappacosta said his startup didn't need, the services marketplace has raised $100 million more.

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Related Topix: Thumbtack, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

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