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58 min ago | Wall Street Journal

Mizzen+Main Raises $1.2M for Clothes That Look Upscale, Feel Athletic

Menswear startup Mizzen And Main LLC has raised $1.2 million in Series A funding to make tailored clothing that looks as good as upscale brands but feels like comfortable athletic wear.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Internet, Science / Technology

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Washington U, Illinois among top universities for VC-backed entrepreneurs

Graduates of Washington University who are starting their own businesses may be more likely to attract venture capital when compared with their counterparts at other universities or colleges.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Illinois

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

Skin treatment developer Dermira seeks up to $75M in IPO

Dermira CEO Tom Wiggans with founder and Chief Medical Officer Gene Bauer. They have filed to raise up to $75 million in an IPO.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

Learn from this entrepreneur's mistakes when raising VC

The UpTake: a FlexReceipts CEO Tomas Diaz made plenty of mistakes on the road to raising venture capital.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

14 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

WaterSmart Hires Robin Gilthrope as CEO to Help Utilities Save Water

WaterSmart has appointed former Terracotta Inc. Chief Executive Robin Gilthorpe as CEO.

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Related Topix: Software AG, Software, Emerging Technology

Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Corporate VC rising: VCJ

Corporate venture capital groups are taking a more assertive role than ever to engage innovators who are developing new technologies, products and services across a wide range of industries.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Media, Medicine, Reuters, Triad Hospitals, Computers, IT Services, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Thomson, Science, Computer Science

The Campbell Reporter

Snapchat funding rumors return. Could its valuation hit $10 billion?

This Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 file photo shows Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in Los Angeles.

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

The Independent

Snapchat valued at $10 billion after Kleiner Perkins investment

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Related Topix: Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Emerging Technology, Investment Services, Stanford University

Wall Street Journal

Lending Club Files for IPO; Startup Emerged During Credit Crisis

Lending Club Corp. on Wednesday filed for an initial public offering, a deal that's likely to be closely watched as online nonbank lenders continue to gain market share from traditional banks.

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Related Topix: Lending Club, Small Business, Personal Finance, Emerging Technology

SiliconValley.com

Nutanix raises $140 million as it readies for 2015 IPO

A data storage company experts say is on track to become the next Oracle announced Wednesday a new round of funding that pushes its value to more than $2 billion.

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Related Topix: Startups, Pillar Data Systems, Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

Venture Capital Investments On Track for Record Year in Asia

In the first six months of this year, $2.75 billion was invested in 218 deals throughout emerging Asia, putting the industry on track to pass a five year peak of $2.85 billion invested in 2011, according to data from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Square aims to raise $200M at $6B valuation

Square, led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, is reportedly raising $200 million in new funding that places the value of the company at $6 billion, up 20 percent from earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Square, Twitter, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services, Emerging Technology

Mashable

5 Ways to Improve Your Venture Capital Pitch

This article is part of DBA , a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Network World

Pluralsight bags $135M to fortify online coding, tech course offerings

Pluralsight , a Salt Lake City e-learning company that offers video-based courses on everything from Windows 8 to WebRTC to Apple iOS, has raised a fresh $135 million in venture funding.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Green & Grow harvests $6M Series B round of funding

The Austin-based company, which develops agricultural products that act in new ways to provide benefits to farmers and other users, plans to use the capital to commercialize its Agriplier technology based on non-living, non-toxic, microbe derived by-products that contain specific metabolites and stimulants designed to improve crops, according to a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Sys-Con Media

Latest ARCH Venture Partners Fund Closes Above $400 Million

ARCH's search for disruptive technologies is global, with technology sourcing or investment primarily in In the past 24 months, portfolio companies in ARCH funds have had nine public offerings and six M/A events, including four of the most oversubscribed biotech IPO's in decades, Agios Pharmaceuticals , Bluebird Bio , Receptos , and Kythera ... (more)

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The Campbell Reporter

CEO Dick Costolo wants to model Twitter's growth on Amazon's

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, right, chats with Jason Mendelson, from the Foundry Group, during a session at the National Venture Capital Association's annual conference in San Francisco, Calif.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Emerging Technology, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, IGN Entertainment

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Dallas startup Theatro raises $5M from Silicon Valley venture capital firm

Dallas startup Theatro has raised $5 million from a major Silicon Valley venture capital firm to expand its sales and marketing efforts for its wearable tech device for retail outlets.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Emerging Technology, Marketing, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

PE Hub

Year of the ear: VCJ

Listen up. This has been an unusually active period for venture-backed developers of treatments for ear ailments and hearing loss.

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Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine, Emerging Technology, Otonomy, Otolaryngology

Wall Street Journal

Snapchat Fetches $10 Billion Valuation

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has agreed to invest in ephemeral messaging service Snapchat Inc. at close to a $10 billion valuation, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Related Topix: Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Snapchat, iPhone and iPad App, Investment Services, Emerging Technology

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