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2 hrs ago | 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

3 hrs ago | 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

Business Journal

Shutterfly said to draw buyout interest from Hellman & Friedman, others

Shutterfly, led by CEO Jeff Housenbold, is reportedly being courted by private equity firms, including San Francisco-based Hellman & Friedman.

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Related Topix: Startups, Shutterfly, Emerging Technology, Tiny Prints, IGN Entertainment

IT Business

Customer connections are key to the new marketing: VC Investor August 20th, 2014

I caught up with Katherine Barr, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and a panelist at this week's Grow Conference in Whistler.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Emerging Technology, Startups, Mohr, Davidow Ventures

Business Journal

The Pipeline: Lyft COO quits, Samsung gets into air conditioning, and Haystack gets sacked in Boston

Silicon Valleya Samsung , in a move to bolster its smart home business, buys Quietside LLC, an American air conditioner distributor.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Silicon Alley Insider

Big VCs Are Getting Greedy And Hogging Hot Deals For Themselves, Say Angels

There are benefits to being an angel investor. They can be the first money into companies that eventually become enormous, such as Uber and Airbnb.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Data Center Knowledge

Benioff, Luczo Join VCs in $35M Round for PernixData

Closing out a record fiscal year Silicon Valley storage virtualization startup PernixData announced it has closed an oversubscribed funding round, raising $35 million in a combination of venture capital and individual investments from Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, Silver Lake partner Jim Davidson and Seagate CEO Steve Luczo.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Salesforce.com, Salesforce, Computers, Seagate, NC, Seagate Technology, Menlo Ventures

Mississippi Business Journal

Venture Technologies merges with ISC, acquires SAT

RIDGELAND, Mississippi - Venture Technologies announced today that its merger with Information Systems Consulting, Inc. , headquartered in Denver, Colo., is complete.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Ridgeland, MS

Business Journal

Campanelli idles in Norwood after losing Bain Capital's big fish

For the partners at Campanelli, it's the one that got away. As recently as this spring, the Braintree-based construction and real estate development firm was in deep negotiations with an investment team at Bain Capital in Boston to potentially house a pharmaceutical startup at one of its suburban campuses outside the city.

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Related Topix: Startups, Bain Capital, Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Stealthy security startup vArmour raises $36M in two rounds

Security startup vArmour, led by CEO Tim Eades, raised $36 million in two rounds of funding in the past nine months.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Menlo Ventures, Startups

Small Business Trends

Venture Capitalists Now Search Crowdfunding Sites for Opportunities

When crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo began taking off, some thought they would make venture capitalists obsolete.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Star Tribune

University of Minnesota rethinks venture capital funds

Instead of formal venture funds, the Discovery Capital program will invest up to $350,000 in qualified U start-ups.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, University of Minnesota

Tue Aug 19, 2014

West Australian

Despite lip service, Silicon Valley venture capital still a man's world

When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions - but not the tip she got from a female investor who suggested she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

West Australian

Despite lip service, Silicon Valley venture capital still a man's world

Sheri Atwood, founder and CEO of SupportPay, talks with her daughter Janicya, 10, during an interview with Reuters in Redwood City, California July 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA

Model D

LevelEleven scores $2 million more in venture capital

LevelEleven is adding a couple more million dollars to its pile of venture capital cash in downtown Detroit.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Detroit, MI, Marketing

Fox News

Is Crowdfunding Investment Capital Right for You?

In previous columns I introduced three crowdfunding sources including donation fundraising, startup transactions, and lending.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Emerging Technology, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Corporate Governance, Business News

GigaOM

YC on its ultra-private Alumni Demo Night: "Don't even think about asking to come"

Twice a year before YC Demo Day, graduates return in droves for the exclusive, secretive "Alumni Demo Night."

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Y Combinator, Startups

InfoWorld

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile, and robots

Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology, and robotics getting solid backing.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Robots, Science / Technology, Cloud Computing

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