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Braintree publicly launches Venmo Touch to 'be as important for next decade of commerce as PayPal was for last'

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Buying something on mobile devices is a feat of digital dexterity (see what I did there?). Payments company Braintree has publicly released Venmo Touch and made updates to its iOS software developer kit (SDK) to make mobile purchases...
Braintree publicly launches Venmo Touch to 'be as important for next decade of commerce as PayPal was for last'

Facebook IPO Jackpot: What Everyone is Worth on Paper

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We can finally estimate how much Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow shareholders are worth. The social network set the stock-price range for its IPO at $28 to $35, meaning it’s shooting for a valuation as high as $94 billion. Here are the shareholders holding more than a $1...
Facebook IPO Jackpot: What Everyone is Worth on Paper

Ignition-backed Cloudera scores whopping $65M round

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It’s been a good week for Ignition Partners, the Bellevue venture capital firm. On Wednesday, Citrix Systems announced its intentions to acquire Ignition portfolio company Zenprise in a deal that Fortune pegged at $355 million. Now, Cloudera, a four-year-old Hadoop based software startup led by ex-engineers from Facebook, Google and...
Ignition-backed Cloudera scores whopping $65M round
General Catalyst hires Adam Valkin from Accel's London office
Taxi app Hailo is raising $30M to take on Uber in NYC

Custom Fit Mens’ Clothing Brand Bonobos Raises $16.4M From Accel; Lands Nordstrom Investment And Retail Deal

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Bonobos, a brand that sells custom fit mens clothing online, has raised $16.4 million led by retail giant Nordstrom, with Accel Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners participating. This brings the company’s total funding to nearly $40 million. In addition to the funding, Nordstrom will now sell Bonobos clothing at a...
Custom Fit Mens’ Clothing Brand Bonobos Raises $16.4M From Accel; Lands Nordstrom Investment And Retail Deal

Zuckerberg Resign?

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's on-stage meltdown at the All Things D conference last week was so bad that people – including even Zuckerberg's most vocal ally, Robert Scoble – are calling for him to step aside and hire a new CEO. These people are nuts. They are nuts to think...
Zuckerberg Resign?

Accel Leads $9.4 Million Round for Affiliate, App Marketing Tracker HasOffers

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HasOffers, a four-year-old company that helps companies track its affiliate marketing programs, has raised their first outside funding — a $9.4 million round led by Accel Partners, along with angels including RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser. The company also offers a service that lets app developers track installs and other engagement...
Accel Leads $9.4 Million Round for Affiliate, App Marketing Tracker HasOffers
Holiday rental firm HouseTrip rakes in $40m as big backers multiply
Russian classifieds startup Avito.ru grabs $75M

Inside Sales Raises $4 Million For Big Data Analytics Sales Force Automation Technology

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Inside Sales has raised $4 million from Hummer Winblad in a Series A Round that the company will use to grow its big data analytics sales force automation (SFO) technology. Joining in the round were Josh James, co-founder and former CEO of Omniture. Mark Gorenberg, managing director, Hummer Winblad, said...
Inside Sales Raises $4 Million For Big Data Analytics Sales Force Automation Technology

Brightcove Raises Another $12 Million; Hints An IPO May Come Next Year

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Online video platform company Brightcove has raised $12 million in a fourth round of funding—and is now talking about going public as soon as next year. CEO Jeremy Allaire (pictured) told us this fall that his company—which has now been profitable for nearly a year—did not need to raise...
Brightcove Raises Another $12 Million; Hints An IPO May Come Next Year

20 Startups That Mary Meeker Thinks Could Change Everything We Do

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Technology is rapidly changing everything we do. Mary Meeker, a former Wall Street analyst who's now a prominent Silicon Valley investor, highlighted a number of innovative companies in her recent presentation about the future of the Internet. We pulled out the game-changing startups she mentioned and added few others. The...
20 Startups That Mary Meeker Thinks Could Change Everything We Do
Funding Daily: Into the darkness

Uber Rival Hailo Reportedly Set To Close $30M Funding Round As It Expands In The U.S.

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London-based mobile taxi network Hailo is set to close a $30 million round of funding as it sets its sights on the U.S. market, reports AllThingsD. The Series B funding round is likely being led by Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures. Earlier this year, Hailo raised a $17 million round of...
Uber Rival Hailo Reportedly Set To Close $30M Funding Round As It Expands In The U.S.

Facebook IPO Filing, by the Numbers

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Facebook filed for an initial public offering today, revealing for the time many key numbers that show why it’s one of the most coveted Internet companies. Here’s a quick look at the numbers: $3.71 billion – Revenue in 2011, up 88% from a year earlier. $1 billion – Profit in...
Facebook IPO Filing, by the Numbers

Ngmoco executive Oberfest leaves DeNA to start mobile health company

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Another day, another DeNA departure. Jason Oberfest, who was vice president of social applications for the mobile-gaming platform, has left to co-found a mobile health startup called Mango Health. Oberfest joined Ngmoco in September of 2009, just months before it was acquired by Japanese gaming giant DeNA in a...
Ngmoco executive Oberfest leaves DeNA to start mobile health company
It's the 'second inning' of mobile monetization & these startups are making bank

Food Subscription Service Foodzie Gets Gobbled Up By Video Shopping Network Joyus

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Online food marketplace and subscription tasting box service Foodzie has been acquired by video eCommerce service Joyus, in a combination cash and stock deal. “It was clear to me that video was the key to telling stories about food,” Foodzie co-founder Emily Olson wrote in an email to users, “The people,...
Food Subscription Service Foodzie Gets Gobbled Up By Video Shopping Network Joyus

DragonPlay secures $14 million to expand mobile gaming portfolio

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DragonPlay has locked in a massive $14 million series A funding round from Accel Partners, a venture firm that was a very early investor in Facebook. Born in 2010, DragonPlay is a young company, but one that has made its mark on the mobile gaming space. It’s very popular Live Holdem Poker...
DragonPlay secures $14 million to expand mobile gaming portfolio

Former Groupon COO And Yahoo Exec Rob Solomon Joins Accel As Venture Partner

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Accel Partners is making a big talent announcement today, with former Groupon COO and Yahoo exec Rob Solomon joining the firm as a venture partner. Solomon last served as Accel-backed Groupon’s President and COO. As AllThingsD reported, Solomon left the deals company in 2011. Prior to his time at Groupon,...
Former Groupon COO And Yahoo Exec Rob Solomon Joins Accel As Venture Partner

This Startup Should Be Scaring The Pants Off Of Dell And EMC

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Startup Nimble Storage is on a tear. Today it announced another $40.7 million round of funding, led by Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners. That's $98 million to date in three rounds.  Although Nimble was founded five years ago, its only been shipping its product since 2010, CEO Suresh Vasudevan told...
This Startup Should Be Scaring The Pants Off Of Dell And EMC

While PC Security Leaders Snooze on Mobile, Two Startups Get VC Funding

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Two companies focused on securing enterprise data within employee’s device applications closed funding rounds today: Mocana raised a $25 million Series D led by new investor Trident Capital and MobileSpaces closed a $3 million Series A from Accel Partners. If you’re working for a startup, you probably abuse the same...
While PC Security Leaders Snooze on Mobile, Two Startups Get VC Funding

Collaboration software maker Atlassian buys chat service HipChat to enhance its products

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Atlassian, a company that builds collaboration software, this morning announced that it has acquired HipChat, a hosted private chat service for companies and teams that can be compared to Campfire and tools like Yammer and Salesforce’s Chatter. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Both companies are based in San...
Collaboration software maker Atlassian buys chat service HipChat to enhance its products

RealNetworks Founder Glaser Becomes a VC at Firm that Backed Him 15 Years Ago

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Rob Glaser, the founder of RealNetworks, is joining Accel Partners as a part-time venture partner. Ironically, it was Accel that first funded the digital media pioneer, leading a critical $5.7 million round for RealNetworks (RNWK) in 1995. Glaser said in an interview with BoomTown this afternoon that he will focus...
RealNetworks Founder Glaser Becomes a VC at Firm that Backed Him 15 Years Ago

OpenFeint's Jason Citron Raises $1.1M To Go After Core Gamers With New Startup Phoenix Guild

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Just a year after selling his mobile-social gaming network OpenFeint to GREE for $104 million, Jason Citron is at it again. He’s starting a new company called Phoenix Guild and has pocketed $1.1 million from YouWeb, Accel Partners, and General Catalyst Partners. The goal is to be a the “Blizzard...
OpenFeint's Jason Citron Raises $1.1M To Go After Core Gamers With New Startup Phoenix Guild
Here’s another big data startup from Team Yahoo

Dragonplay lands $14M in funding from top grossing Android app, looks to M&A for casino genre growth

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Live Holdem Poker Pro developer Dragonplay announced a $14 million first round of funding today led by Accel Partners. The money will go toward acquiring smaller developers to work on more card, board game and slot titles for Android, iOS and Facebook. Dragonplay’s Live Holdem Poker Pro is currently the...
Dragonplay lands $14M in funding from top grossing Android app, looks to M&A for casino genre growth

Facebook acquires talent behind brand marketer Momentus Media

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Facebook “acq-hired” a co-founder of viral brand marketing agency Momentus Media, which was behind campaigns for Levi’s, LMFAO and Taio Cruz. Chris Turitzin will be joining the Facebook growth, engagement and mobile team while Momentus itself continues on under co-founder Carina Koo. The social network approached Momentus Media a few...
Facebook acquires talent behind brand marketer Momentus Media
MobileSpaces nabs $3M to keep employee's personal data under lock and key
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