11 hrs ago
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.
16 hrs ago
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.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Meet The Bay Area's Top Female Venture Capitalists
According to a Fortune Magazine analysis from February 2014 , just 4 percent of senior partners at venture capital firms are women; and only 12 percent of women, based on a study led by The National Venture Capital Association, are generally employed in the tech business.
Killer Apps: Opportunities for Printers to Go Mobile
May 2014 saw the annual appearance of Mary Meeker's much-anticipated annual Internet Trends report .
Drone Company Airware Raises $25 Million From Investment Community
DRONE COMPANY AIRWARE RAISES $25 MILLION FROM INVESTMENT COMMUNITY Aug. 1, 2014 AgFunder News reports: Despite a lack of FAA regulation, drone companies are still charging forward with funding.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Record Number of Customers Turn to Datameer to Unlock Big Data Insights
Datameer now has 200 customers with over 240 deployments. Used by major brands across industries, Datameer empowers anyone to integrate, analyze and visualize all of their data regardless of type or source.
Smart to-do list app Timeful wants to help you stop procrastinating
It's 7 p.m. on a Wednesday as I write this. My phone just buzzed to remind me that I need to renew my MBTA pass and drink some water.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Chargepoint tops off latest funding, has now raised $114M
Chargepoint has apparently completed a $27 million round of funding to expand its network of electric vehicle charging stations that are run by independent operators.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Beyond Meat Completes Largest Financing Round to Date
By making meat from plant-based sources, privately held Beyond Meat, based in El Segundo, California, is dedicated to improving human health, positively impacting climate change, conserving natural resources and respecting animal welfare.
Big-name VCs, others tagged to weigh changes to UC investment policy
Brook Byers of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is part of the 18-member University of California Innovation Council that will put meat on the bones of a new UC policy that allows direct investment in companies.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
CardioDX raises $21M in new funding as biotech IPOs hit rough patch
CardioDX, led by David Levison, has raised $21 million of a planned $25 million in new private funding.
Commercial drone startup Airware grabs $25 mln Series B
Airware, creator of a hardware, software, and cloud services platform for commercial drone development and operation, announced today it has raised $25 million in Series B financing.
Essence Group Holdings Raises $71 Million For Population Health Management Services
Essence Group Holdings Corp., the parent company of health management services provider Lumeris , has raised $71 million in a round of financing announced today.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Pipeline: VCs cash in on LinkedIn deal, social robot steals show...
Jibo is a natural language processing robot, similar to Apple's Siri, excect with a movable body that can display reactions to what you say, and other features.
Wall Street Journal
Airware Raises $25M Led By Kleiner Perkins to Power Drones
As U.S. federal regulators work toward laws for the commercial use of drones, major venture capital investors are placing bets on a company that is playing a role in that process.