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1 hr ago | Independent.ie

Venture capitalists seeking a 750m to kick off next Irish tech investment spree

Ireland's venture capital companies are seeking a 750m in new funding to finance a new a 1.6bn investment wave in indigenous technology firms, according to the new head of the sector's representative body.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

5 hrs ago | PE Hub

Biotech IPO fever continues, but fintech coming on strong: VCJ

Enthusiasm over venture-backed biotech IPOs has continued at a fever pitch this summer.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Media, Medicine, Triad Hospitals, Computers, IT Services, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Thomson

9 hrs ago | Reuters

Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than a single female venture partner.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, University of Texas at Austin

9 hrs ago | Reuters

Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than a single female venture partner.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, University of Texas at Austin

13 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

JustFab Fitted With $1 Billion Valuation For Fashion E-Commerce

Investors are backing fashion e-commerce startup JustFab Inc. at a $1 billion valuation, marking the latest example of public investors eager to own a share of a private company they hope will be the next hot IPO.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance

20 hrs ago | PE Hub

Accel Partners, Peyton and Eli Manning and rapper Nas back SeatGeek

Accel Partners said Thursday that it has led a $35 million Series B funding round for New York City-based ticket search engine SeatGeek .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, National Football League

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Business Journal

DreamsCloud raises $2 million in Series A funding

A dream-journaling startup that launched in Miami has raised $2 million in Series A funding, the company announced this week.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Re/code

Okta Names CA Technologies Exec Wittman as New CMO

Two months after raising a batch of new venture capital funding, Okta, the cloud software company that helps companies simplify and track the login information of their employees is staffing up in the senior ranks again.

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Related Topix: Okta, Emerging Technology, Startups, Salesforce.com, Salesforce, Heroku, Assistly

Wall Street Journal

Mizzen+Main Raises $1.2M for Clothes That Look Upscale, Feel Athletic

Menswear startup Mizzen And Main LLC has raised $1.2 million in Series A funding to make tailored clothing that looks as good as upscale brands but feels like comfortable athletic wear.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Internet, Science / Technology

Business Journal

Washington U, Illinois among top universities for VC-backed entrepreneurs

Graduates of Washington University who are starting their own businesses may be more likely to attract venture capital when compared with their counterparts at other universities or colleges.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Illinois

Business Journal

Skin treatment developer Dermira seeks up to $75M in IPO

Dermira CEO Tom Wiggans with founder and Chief Medical Officer Gene Bauer. They have filed to raise up to $75 million in an IPO.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Learn from this entrepreneur's mistakes when raising VC

The UpTake: a FlexReceipts CEO Tomas Diaz made plenty of mistakes on the road to raising venture capital.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

WaterSmart Hires Robin Gilthrope as CEO to Help Utilities Save Water

WaterSmart has appointed former Terracotta Inc. Chief Executive Robin Gilthorpe as CEO.

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Related Topix: Software AG, Software, Emerging Technology

Wed Aug 27, 2014

PE Hub

Corporate VC rising: VCJ

Corporate venture capital groups are taking a more assertive role than ever to engage innovators who are developing new technologies, products and services across a wide range of industries.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Media, Medicine, Reuters, Triad Hospitals, Computers, IT Services, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Thomson, Science, Computer Science

The Campbell Reporter

Snapchat funding rumors return. Could its valuation hit $10 billion?

This Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 file photo shows Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in Los Angeles.

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

The Independent

Snapchat valued at $10 billion after Kleiner Perkins investment

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

Wall Street Journal

Lending Club Files for IPO; Startup Emerged During Credit Crisis

Lending Club Corp. on Wednesday filed for an initial public offering, a deal that's likely to be closely watched as online nonbank lenders continue to gain market share from traditional banks.

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Related Topix: Lending Club, Small Business, Personal Finance, Emerging Technology

SiliconValley.com

Nutanix raises $140 million as it readies for 2015 IPO

A data storage company experts say is on track to become the next Oracle announced Wednesday a new round of funding that pushes its value to more than $2 billion.

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Related Topix: Startups, Pillar Data Systems, Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

Venture Capital Investments On Track for Record Year in Asia

In the first six months of this year, $2.75 billion was invested in 218 deals throughout emerging Asia, putting the industry on track to pass a five year peak of $2.85 billion invested in 2011, according to data from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Business Journal

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.

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Related Topix: Square, Twitter, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services, Emerging Technology

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