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2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Medical Investors Take a Whole-Body Approach

Medical investors once spent a disproportionate amount of their money on diseases affecting the brain, heart and skeleton. Now market pressures and technological advances are driving them to invest across the human body more broadly.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Biology, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology

5 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Venture Capital and the Human Body: What Attracts Investors?

What do the thousands of investment decisions made by early-stage medical investors over the years add up to for us, the public, who stand to benefit from the treatments they finance? Which ailments do startup health companies and venture investors seek to heal, and what body systems do they hope to improve in the process? Disease can appear anywhere in the human body, so investors must choose where to focus. We set out to capture what the human body looks like to venture capitalists: what biological systems they believe hold the most promise, and which organs aren't worth the investment.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, The Human Body, Funk

5 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Where (in the Human Body) Venture Capital Is Going

The answer in recent years has been the eyes and ears, as investors have poured money into treatments for diseases causing blindness, hearing loss and other diseases affecting an aging population. At the same time, venture capital is pulling back from two historical leaders, heart and orthopedic conditions, in part because of difficulties in bringing medical devices for those ailments to market.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Where, Going, Audiology, Medicine, Dow Jones & Co., Macular Degeneration, Health

5 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

5 Takeaways From The WSJ Report on Venture Capital and the Human Body

The eyes were the organ that was most attractive to venture capitalists in 2013, raising $848.9 million. Investors have kept up the pace this year, sinking $442.7 million into vision disorders in the first half.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

9 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Cooperation key to cyber-security, says ex-NSA head

" _ oe * - - Y- ' oe oe -copy-635x357.jpg" class="attachment-large wp-post-image" alt="General Keith Alexander speaks at Tel Aviv University's Cyber Research Center " title="General Keith Alexander speaks at Tel Aviv University's Cyber Research Center " /> Survival of society as we know it in the battle against cyber-criminals and terrorists requires cooperation involving industry academia and investors. That stern warning comes from no less a figure than former NSA Director Gen.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Emerging Technology, Non-Profit

17 hrs ago | Forbes.com

20 Entrepreneurs Shaking Up New York's Tech Scene

Developers and founders no longer have to go west to find a vibrant tech scene. New York's Silicon Alley has emerged as a heavy-hitting startup ecosystem, with a strong foundation of entrepreneurial and tech talent, venture capital, accelerator and incubation programs, marketing/PR and ad agencies, NGOs and government programs.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, New York, Marketing, Non-Profit, Klout, WebMD

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Forbes.com

Launch Of Apple's iPhone Payments Fails To Dazzle China's More Advanced Mobile Market

I am the author of Silicon Dragon and Startup Asia . My news, consulting and events group, Silicon Dragon Ventures , publishes venture capital and digital media e-newsletters and develops innovation conferences in the world's tech hotspots.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Emerging Technology, IGN Entertainment, Apple, Startups, Baidu

The Times of India

The 10 best jobs for people in their 20s

Tourists on Vishakhapatnam-Araku Valley route will be the first in the country to travel in glass-domed coaches and enjoy the spectacular view. Venture capitalists are taking riskier but smaller bets in early stage funding rounds of startups as they are apprehensive of missing bus, if late.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Travel, India Travel, Asia Travel, World News, India, Asia, Marketing

TechCrunch

Venture Capital Is Prime For A Reverse Gold Rush

Considering how important proprietary deal flow has become as a tool for differentiation within venture capital, it's surprising that more VCs aren't shopping in the South. They simply aren't looking at the concepts and companies coming out of Nashville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Chattanooga, and other Southern startup hubs.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Liquid AssetAvenue: Real-estate investment platform gets $3 million

Eight months after launch, AssetAvenue has raised a $3 million in a seed round led by Matrix Partners and NetEase, with additional investors from the tech, VC and real-estate industries. "What it does is it gives regular people a way to access all the benefits of owning real estate without having to have sky-high minimums or a deep, decades-long experience in the business," chief strategy officer Adam Chapnick told me in an interview earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Hispanic Business

United States : Ex-Microsoft executive joins Madrona Venture Group as partner

Some of the company's largest-profile investments include . The new role will see DelBene helping Madrona identify new investments and work with firms already in the company's portfolio on their strategic and operational initiatives.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Forbes.com

New Crop Of Startups Shows 'Media' No Longer A Bad Word For Investors

I cover the richest people on the planet as part of Forbes' wealth team. I report on how billionaires make, spend and lose their fortunes and track wealth across the globe for the Forbes World's Billionaires list and the Forbes 400 Richest Americans list.

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Related Topix: Columbia University, Emerging Technology, SoMa (San Francisco, CA), KQED

The Times of India

ET: Why VCs are now catching startups at birth

When asked what went wrong in India, with less than 3% mkt share after 18 yrs & $1 bn investment, she said "a lot of things went right too in India." Rai also speculated that coalition compulsions might have prevented Singh from heeding requests from cabinet colleagues to refer the spectrum issue.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, iPhone, Social Software, Emerging Technology, Search Engines,

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Patch.com

Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Baker Will Present Keynote Speech at MetroWest Chamber Luncheon

Charlie Baker, the Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts, will be the featured speaker at the Exec-Connect Luncheon on Monday, Sept. 29, presented by the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Natick, MA, Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Square raising another $100M round, report says

Square is raising a new $100 million round of funding at a valuation of $6 billion as the company faces challenges from Amazon.com Inc. and others, Forbes reported . The information is sourced from a Sept.

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Related Topix: Square, Amazon, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, Emerging Technology, Twitter

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: AltspaceVR Rides Virtual Reality Wave

In another sign virtual reality is maturing as a sector, AltspaceVR has raised $5.2 million from investors to build a social platform for the emerging technology, Lizette Chapman reports for Dow Jones VentureWire. Following recent billion-dollar virtual reality initiatives by behemoths including Facebook and Sony Computer Entertainment , private investors have backed a string of hardware startups in the sector, but AltspaceVR is among the first major VR-software companies to garner venture backing.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Startups, Facebook, Computers, Emerging Technology, Apparel, Kenneth Cole Productions, Footwear, Yahoo!

Business Journal

Airport car-sharing startup FlightCar raises $13.5M

FlightCar , a San Francisco-based car-sharing company that allows other people to rent out your car at the airport while you're traveling, announced $13.5 million in Series A financing. The company, which is currently operating out of Boston's Logan Airport, will use the funding to expand into new locations, including the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Need venture capital funding? It's time to get personal

Helen Quick, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, left, and Al Berkeley, an angel investor and former chairman of the NASDAQ. Every entrepreneur knows that getting funded is not an easy task.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough, Law

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Re/code

The Myth of Venture Capital

We've all heard the story: Brilliant founder raises millions of dollars in venture capital and attains new heights of wealth and success. While this has been true in a few exceptional cases, I'm fascinated by how often this narrative is portrayed in today's media.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Shutterstock

GigaOM

What VC legend Peter Thiel thinks of Edward Snowden, net neutrality and bitcoin

Legendary Silicon Valley venture investor Peter Thiel did a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session on Thursday in which he talked about Edward Snowden and the NSA, net neutrality and Bitcoin, among other things. Here's a selection of his comments Even in a technology landscape that features Mark Zuckerberg and the founders of Google, venture capitalist Peter Thiel stands out - not just because he was the first investor in Facebook and made close to $1 billion from that investment alone, but because he is also an avowed libertarian who advocates building autonomous countries that float on the ocean , among other things.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, Emerging Technology, Mark Zuckerberg, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, The Founders Fund

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