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7 min ago | Entrepreneur Magazine

10 Apologies I Will Never Again Make as a Startup CEO

My unlikely journey of launching an ad-tech startup is almost a Dickensonian tale, with false starts, misfires and more disasters than most ventures can be expected to survive.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Marketing, Emerging Technology

4 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

U.S.-Chinese Accelerator InnoSpring is Targeting $5 Million Fund

InnoSpring , a two-year-old accelerator founded in Silicon Valley to help U.S. and Chinese tech startups expand across borders, is raising a second fund, Venture Capital Dispatch has learned.

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Related Topix: Banking, Silicon Valley Bancshares, Financial Services, Emerging Technology, Santa Clara, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Aerohive Networks, World News, China, Science / Technology, Internet

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Wall Street Journal

RapGenius Rebrands With $40M, Aims to 'Annotate the World'

A company that started out as a kind of social network for hip-hop fans to discuss the meaning of their favorite song lyrics, RapGenius , raised $40 million in Series B funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Dan Gilbert, according to company co-founders and a blog post from Ben Horowitz.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Investment Banking, Lehman Brothers, Financial Services, Vista, CA, Isla Vista, CA

GigaOM

This week in bitcoin: VC investment is up and shows no signs of stopping after Xapo

A report from CoinDesk shows increased quarterly investment from venture capitalist - and that's not including this week's $20 million announcement from Xapo.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, CPU

Boston.com

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Innovation EconomyNot enough women in venture capital boardrooms

Since it sprouted in Boston just after World War II, some things haven't changed about the venture capital business: the desire for outsized returns, the constant hunt for promising startups, the framed documents celebrating stock offerings and acquisitions, and the long conference tables around which partners gather each Monday to debate which ... (more)

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Marketing

Business Journal

NEA busiest VC firm in hottest market since 2001; Here's the rest of Top 20

New Enterprise Associates, where National Venture Capital Association Chairman Scott Sandell is general partner, was the most active venture firm in U.S. investments in the first half.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, New Energy Associates, Computers, IT Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services

Wall Street Journal

GetJar Founder Forms VC Fund for European Startups, Starts in Lithuania

The founder of GetJar Inc., an app store that was acquired earlier this year, has created a new fund to back 20 Eastern European startups a year, Venture Capital Dispatch has learned.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Dow Jones & Co.

Reuters

EXCLUSIVE-Dutch software firm Exact in $1.2 bln buyout talks

Dutch software firm Exact Holding said it had been approached by parties about a possible takeover, after Reuters reported that private equity funds including Apax and KKR were eyeing a buyout of the firm.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Top of The List: N.C.'s venture-capital and private-equity firms

Cherokee Investment Partners, Ridgemont Equity Partners and Pamlico Capital are North Carolina's largest venture-capital firms, each with about $2 billion under management.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, North Carolina

Entrepreneur Magazine

Tech IPOs Not Keeping Pace With VC Funding Surge

If you're looking for signs of a tech bubble , you don't have to do much searching these days.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance

Thu Jul 10, 2014

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It's important for marketers to be aware of the details of the venture capital world before they consider taking a job at a start-up, so here is a primer on VC funding for marketers.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, ITA Software, Google, Enterprise Mobile, Startups, Widevine Technologies, AdMob

Medical Device/Diagnostic Ind.

The Top 3 Medical Device Venture Capital Deals of Q2

Healthcare venture capital funding swung from a decline in the first quarter to a five-quarter high in the second quarter with medical devices accounting for the lion's share of VC funding.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Versant Ventures

GlobeSt.com

Student Rental Marketplace Rolling Out

Going away this summer? Keep informed with GlobeSt.com's Texas AM Alert. We deliver original coverage of the latest transactions and trends shaping the entire Southwest region right to your inbox.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Emerging Technology, Science, Computer Science, HomeAway

Business Journal

The Pipeline: Google Ventures calls on London, NYC venture capital...

A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for July 10 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, WebMD

Information Technology

Malwarebytes Raises $30 Million in Series A Funding From Highland Capital Partners

The new financing will be used to accelerate the global expansion of Malwarebytes' cutting-edge security technologies, which stop sophisticated threats that defeat traditional endpoint security products.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Highland Capital Partners

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: First-Half 2014 Fundraising Flat for European VCs

The amount raised by European-based venture firms was flat for the first half of the year when compared with the first half of 2013, though the number of funds that held closings increased slightly, Mike Billings reports in VentureWire.

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Related Topix: Dow Jones & Co., Emerging Technology

Wall Street Journal

Qihoo 360 Joins Asian Companies Launching VC Groups in Silicon Valley

"We find a company we like, we try to partner and become strategic investors," Qihoo 360 Director of Strategic Initiatives Mike Liao said.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Silicon Alley Insider

Google Will Open a $100 Million Venture Capital Fund In London

Google Ventures will open a $100 million tech startup investment fund in London, the company announced on its blog .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Bloomberg

Google's Venture Capital Arm Adds $100 Million European Fund

Google Inc. 's venture capital unit, the business responsible for investing in Nest Labs and Uber Technologies Inc., has added a European branch with a $100 million initial investment.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Science, Computer Science

Business Journal

Venture capitalists loved springtime in New York

Funded in Q2: Blue Apron's three founders : Chief Product Officer Matthew Wadiak, CEO Matt Salzberg, and CTO Ilia Papas.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

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