Friday Aug 29
"Pump and Dump: How to Rig the Entire IPO Market with just $20 Million," by Wolf Richter
Currently, he's an author , world traveler, and San Francisco-based entrepreneur "...with over twenty years of C-level operations experience, including turnarounds and startups."
Wed Aug 27, 2014
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Bubble' talk as Snapchat hits $10 billion valuation
A lack of much in the way of revenue was no obstacle to instant-messaging service Snapchat becoming the latest startup to join the $10 billion valuation club - joining Uber, Airbnb and Dropbox.
Wall Street Journal
Russian Firm DST Quietly Bet on Snapchat at $7 Billion Price
The Russian billionaire's investment firm DST Global invested in Snapchat earlier this year at a $7 billion valuation, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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.
Today's links: Burgers! Taxes! Robo-hawks
The Burger King-Tim Hortons marriage may not have been made for tax purposes, but the move has put billionaire Warren Buffett, an advocate for higher taxes on the wealthy, in an unpleasant spotlight.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Press Digest - Wall Street Journal - Aug 27
The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Snapchat valued at $10 bln in new round from Kleiner Perkins - reports
Snapchat , a photo-sharing service for smartphones, raised a new round from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers that values the company at $10 billion, according to two media reports.
Snapchat said to have $10B valuation on Kleiner Perkins investment
The venture-capital investment firm has made an investment of up to $20 million in the ephemeral message service, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Wall Street Journal
Snapchat Said to Have More Than 100 Million Monthly Active Users
Snapchat has entered the elite club of social apps with more than 100 million monthly users, according to people who have been briefed on the company's internal metrics.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
SOA World Magazine
@ThingsExpo | @EnlightedInc Secures $20 Million Series D #IoT Funding
Enlighted, the company bringing the Internet of Things to the workplace with its smart sensor network and lighting control, announced that it has secured $20 million in a Series D funding round.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: H-P is between a rock and its hardware
While H-P's shares are up 40% since a year ago, it's worth questioning whether the tech giant can produce sustainable revenue growth in the future, beyond the solid financial discipline which seemed apparent in H-P's financial results Wednesday.
U.S. venture 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 on Thursday.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Los Angeles Times
SoundCloud joins the music streaming mainstream with advertising
The site has attracted millions of users with free streaming audio and no ads. But its days as a commercial-free service are coming to an end.
Goodwater Capital, Joe Lacob lead $2 mln venture funding in imoji
Goodwater Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner emeritus Joe Lacob has led a $2 million venture funding in imoji , an app that allows users to turn any picture into a shareable emoji.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Wall Street Journal
The Daily Startup: Marc Benioff Joins $35M Round for PernixData
As chips, software and memory become more powerful, servers are usurping some of the functions of storage arrays.
Enlighted Announces $20 Million Series D Funding
All of Enlighted's current investors -- Draper Nexus Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, RockPort Capital Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Intel Capital -- participated in this round.
Turning natural gas to gasoline a " at $1 per gallon
Bay Area startup Siluria Technologies has developed a way to make gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from natural gas - not crude oil.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Camoji Lets You Create And Send Animated GIFs Via iMessage
An iOS application called Camoji , which lets you create your own animated selfies and other GIFs, will be your new favorite toy.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Teaching UC to be a smarter investor as it becomes a bigger one
A who's-who panel of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, executives and attorneys will help set the direction of a new University of California policy opening the door for the university system to invest directly in companies.