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3 hrs ago | Electronics Weekly

How America Lost a TV Repairman

When Tom Perkins, co-founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, was at school he wanted to grow up and become a TV repairman.

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

7 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Wanted: Women entrepreneurs to be role models for aspiring girls and women

There were 33 very happy entrepreneurs on July 9. They had just graduated from a 100-day start-up bootcamp organised by local accelerator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator , where they learnt how to position their businesses.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Feld Thoughts

Dear VCs: What Happens When Your Words And Your Actions Don't Match

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a post Your Words Should Match Your Actions . It was a generic rant that resulted from me watching a couple of VCs blow up their reputations with entrepreneurs I know because of how they treated them.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Email Spam

TechCrunch

Landscape Mobile Launches Sight, Raises Seed Round To Visually Archive Articles

The good folks at the new Beijing and San Francisco-based startup Landscape Mobile have launched Sight today, an app that makes it easier to organize articles on mobile devices.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Tellme, Dapper, Citizen Sports

Wall Street Journal

Vidyo Raises Still More Money for Video Ambitions

Vidyo CEO Ofer Shapiro says his company has been taking in revenue for six years, enough time for many companies to start funding operations with sales alone.

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Related Topix: Vidyo, Hackensack, NJ, Science, Computer Science, Emerging Technology

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

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

Clickz

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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

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