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55 min ago | Wall Street Journal

Y Combinator Boosts Payout to Startups, Cites Rise in Cost of Living

The Mountain View, Calif.-based incubator, a key player in the Silicon Valley startup scene and an early launching pad for companies including Dropbox and Airbnb, will now invest $120,000 for a 7% stake in its participating companies.

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Related Topix: Mountain View, CA, Emerging Technology, Startups, Khosla Ventures

2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Tiger Global Prowls Early Stages for Sentinel Labs Series A

Tiger Global Management , an investor better known for its late-stage deals, is leading an oversubscribed $12 million Series A investment in cybersecurity startup Sentinel Labs to help it convert beta users including Yahoo , Box and Netflix into paying customers.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startup, WA, Dapper, Citizen Sports, Small Business, Personal Finance

6 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Declara Lands $16 million in Series A Investment Led by GSV Capital,...

The new funding, unveiled at the annual GSV Education Innovation Summit in Declara, founded in 2012, is based on the premise that learning happens not only in schools and universities but continues for a lifetime where people need to constantly hone their skills and master new ones.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

Will VCs close wallets?

Ed Zimmerman, chair, tech practice group, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, thinks August could be a time when venture deal volume starts winding down, if history is any indication.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Business Journal

Oregon VC deal volume declines, but it's not time to panic

Diane Fraiman of Voyager Capital says there's no need to worry about Oregon's low venture capital deal flow.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Voyager Capital

Wall Street Journal

Box Makes Bigger Push Into Media Landscape With New Hire

Box , which is pushing to diversify its offerings beyond cloud storage, has hired Josh Kline for its Box Consulting to help woo major media companies to its services.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

Stipple Shuts Down; VC Backers Included Floodgate, Kleiner Perkins

Image-tagging advertising startup Stipple Inc. has called it quits, shutting its doors less than 18 months after raising capital at a valuation just south of $25 million.

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

The Boulder County Business Report

Bioscience industry faces challenge of attracting talent, VC

CU professor and Nobel Prize winner Tom Cech said Tuesday that some of the "Silicon Valley envy" of places like San Francisco is overcooked.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Boulder, CO, University of Colorado Boulder

Wall Street Journal

Chinese Conglomerate Fosun Starts $100 Million Venture Arm In Silicon Valley

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is raising its profile as an international investor, establishing a venture-capital operation in Silicon Valley.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Science, Computer Science, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Warren Buffett

Benzinga

Dragonfly Capital's Greg Harmon On Watching ETFs

Greg Harmon, certified market technician, founder and president of Dragonfly Capital , and partner and CIO of Presidium Capital Management recently appeared on Benzinga's PreMarket Prep where he went over his process for following market trends.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Norwalk Citizen News

There's A 'Warby Parker Of Mattresses' That's Shipping Fluffy,...

Instead of strapping a new, pricey bed on to the top of your car or in a large moving van, its latex-memory foam beds fold up into a box the size of golf clubs and fit in the back of an average car's trunk.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Wearable Devices for Babies Gain Funding

Wearable digital devices are sprouting up everywhere-even on infants. Owlet Baby Care has raised seed funding as it vies against several competitors to provide health monitors for babies , Yuliya Chernova reports for VentureWire.

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Related Topix: Startup, WA, Science / Technology, Bluetooth, Emerging Technology, Partners, Entertainment, Television, Birst, GitHub

Wall Street Journal

Weebly Valued at $455 Million Amid Website-Building Boom

Weebly has been valued at $455 million in a new round of funding from investors eager to cash in on a recent boom in website-creation services.

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Related Topix: Weebly, Tencent, Emerging Technology, Squarespace, Internet, Science / Technology, Amazon

Wall Street Journal

In A Bid To Grow, Birst Changes CEOs

Business intelligence vendor Birst Inc. has named former Jive Software Inc. sales executive Jay Larson as chief executive, replacing Brad Peters.

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Related Topix: Birst, Jive Software, Emerging Technology, Automakers, Leasing, Northgate, Sales

Wall Street Journal

APX Labs Raises $10M to Bring Wearable Tech to Work

Is wearable tech headed to work? APX Labs Inc. Chief Executive Brian Ballard says yes.

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Related Topix: Watches, Emerging Technology, Herndon, VA

New York Business.com

Birchbox picks up $60M in capital

Birchbox, led by co-CEO and former Crain's 40 Under 40 Katia Beauchamp, has raised $60 million of Series B funding.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Greenwich, CT

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

All eyes on tech entrepreneur Phil Holt

Holt has been one of the region's most visible tech entrepreneurs for years. But now he's also at the center of efforts to revitalize an important downtown business location, Church Street.

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Related Topix: Maitland, FL, Orlando, FL, Emerging Technology, Business News

The Age

Innovation not getting support

Australian Ben Keighran moved from Sydney to San Francisco in 2007, where he raised $US6.5 million for his mobile social networking company, Bluepulse.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, bluepulse, Emerging Technology, Facebook, Agriculture, Science

Finance and Commerce

USDA establishes rural investment program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related business in rural areas with cash needed to expand.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Tom Vilsack, Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

Jason Goldberg Drops F-Bombs, Gives Blunt Take on Fab.com

In a blog post laced with profanities , Fab Inc. founder and Chief Executive Jason Goldberg bluntly acknowledges the challenges the company faces, but says he is working to figure out what the company is in order to turn it around.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Internet, Science / Technology

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