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CAA, William Morris, Kevin Rose & More Put $8M Into Hot Online Classroom CreativeLIVE, Flickr Founder Joins Board

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CreativeLIVE, the startup looking to bring a live, online classroom to creative entrepreneurs, announced today that it has raised $8 million in series A financing from Creative Artists Agency, William Morris Endeavor, CrunchFund and Google Ventures. The new investors join Greylock in backing CreativeLIVE, which invested $7.5 million in the...
CAA, William Morris, Kevin Rose & More Put $8M Into Hot Online Classroom CreativeLIVE, Flickr Founder Joins Board

Loosecubes Secures $7.8M From NEA, Accel To Become The Airbnb For Shared Office Space

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Loosecubes, the community marketplace for shared workspace, has today announced that it has secured $7.8 million in series A financing, bringing its total funding to $9 million. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Ventures, with participation from previous investors, Accel Partners and Battery Ventures. As a...
Loosecubes Secures $7.8M From NEA, Accel To Become The Airbnb For Shared Office Space

Alison Berkley Just Joined The Male-Dominated Venture Capital World

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As long as Sheryl Sandberg has sparked a discussion about the lack of women leaders in the workplace, let's look at the VC world. It doesn't take long to see that it is very, very male. And when it comes to VC firms that invest heavily in enterprise tech, it's...
Alison Berkley Just Joined The Male-Dominated Venture Capital World

After 17 Years, Education Platform Lynda.com Raises Its First Round Of Funding, $103M From Accel & Spectrum

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Back in May, we shared the unique story of Lynda.com, the veteran, video-based education platform, and how it was able to generate $70 million in revenue in 2011 without taking a penny from outside investors. Since then, it’s continued chugging along, growing revenue to $100 million in 2012. Founded in...
After 17 Years, Education Platform Lynda.com Raises Its First Round Of Funding, $103M From Accel & Spectrum

WordPress Dominates Blogs, But Squarespace is Gunning For It With Version 6

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Squarespace may be one of New York’s better-kept secrets. The company operated largely under the radar since its founding in 2003, until Accel and Index Ventures invested $38.5 million in 2010. That was a valuation of more than $100 million. The company is up to 80 employees. Oh, and it’s...
WordPress Dominates Blogs, But Squarespace is Gunning For It With Version 6

As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren't Dumb

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By now you will likely have read Andy Dunn’s scathing post about Venture Capitalists in which he decries the industry’s masses. I read Andy’s post with a knowing smile on my face. After all, I am no stranger to the publicly expressing the frustrations of dealing with the downside of this...
As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren't Dumb

Plex Systems Lands $30M From Accel To Help Global Manufacturing Transition To The Cloud

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Over the last few years, the enterprise has been been quick to adopt cloud computing, but by and large, the cloud has found the most penetration in areas of the enterprise that aren’t mission critical. Yet, as Forbes wrote today, this has begun to change of late as companies that...
Plex Systems Lands $30M From Accel To Help Global Manufacturing Transition To The Cloud

Hey, That's Mine! Give It Back! The Fallacy Of The International Clone

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Editor’s note: Lee Jacobs is founder of Colingo- An English learning service focused on Brazil.  Sometimes his alter ego Mr. Lee gives English lessons on Youtube, check out a recent one on “drinking words” here. I have spent a lot of time in Brazil, working on my startup Colingo, about a month ago I was in Sao...
Hey, That's Mine! Give It Back! The Fallacy Of The International Clone

Video Conferencing Startup Blue Jeans Network Adds LinkedIn Integration

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Video conferencing startup Blue Jeans Network is all about making video conferencing easier and more accessible for companies, with a cloud-based way to connect video conferences between existing infrastructure and even consumer-facing apps like Skype. Today it’s giving its users one more way to connect — with LinkedIn. By integrating...
Video Conferencing Startup Blue Jeans Network Adds LinkedIn Integration
For the sixth year Amazon courts startups with $100,000 challenge
Braintree raises another $35m to take on Stripe and PayPal

Vancouver: Hollywood North's tech scene is growing, growing, not yet grown

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Hollywood North? L.A. with rain? The city that riots whenever its hockey team doesn’t win the Stanley Cup? Americans might think of Vancouver in many ways — but typically not as a tech startup mecca. And yet Summify, A Thinking Ape, OpenCal, TinySpeck, and PhoneGap are just a few...
Vancouver: Hollywood North's tech scene is growing, growing, not yet grown

Backed By Palantir, Groupon Brazil Co-founders, Printi Wants To Bring A Web-Based Kinko's To Brazil

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American investors and VC firms (like Sequoia and Accel) have begun to turn their attention to Latin America, particularly to one of the region’s fastest growing economies: Brazil. Thanks to skyrocketing Internet penetration, the growing number of B2C eCommerce companies that have popped up over the last year and a...
Backed By Palantir, Groupon Brazil Co-founders, Printi Wants To Bring A Web-Based Kinko's To Brazil

ScaleXtreme Debuts iPhone App To Let IT Admins Manage Data Centers On The Go

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Enterprise company ScaleXtreme, which provides cloud-based server automation products for data centers, an iPhone app today. Basically, ScaleXtreme for the iPhone gives IT admins an on-the-go view of their physical servers, virtual machines and public cloud instances. As we’ve written in the past, ScaleXtreme offers a simple, data center automation...
ScaleXtreme Debuts iPhone App To Let IT Admins Manage Data Centers On The Go
Spotify sales near $900 million, but reach comes before return

Mobile Health Developer Azumio Acquires SkyHealth, Makers Of Top-Ranked Fitness App

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As smartphone adoption increases and mobile technology becomes more powerful, it’s changing the way in which people interact with health information. The popularity of health and medical apps has begun to explode, and the amount of health data along with it, much of it thanks to those increasingly wearable and...
Mobile Health Developer Azumio Acquires SkyHealth, Makers Of Top-Ranked Fitness App
HackPad is expanding its reach, maybe even to the White House
Big Data Indeed: Sequoia and Accel Pump $70 Million into Little Known Qualtrix
Singapore Fashion Retailer Inverted Edge Takes $1.2M Funding
BaubleBar Closes $4.5 Million from Accel and Greycroft

12 Startups That Could Get Bought For $1 Billion Tomorrow

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A $1 billion acquisition is rare, but there are a few startups that could share the same fate as Instagram. Many of them have raised so much venture capital, their valuations are already in the billion-dollar range. We've compiled a list of the next likely acquisition targets and which big...
12 Startups That Could Get Bought For $1 Billion Tomorrow
Blue Jeans Puts Another $25M In Its Pocket To Attack Video Conferencing Giants
Crazy About Tablets

NYC Wine Startup Lot18 Lost 4 Senior Executives In The Last Month

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Four of Lot18's senior executives have left the company in the past month. We've confirmed the recent departures of two senior directors, its VP of engineering and its CMO with Lot18. Lot18 already has a new CMO, Jay Sung, who was the former president of Adaptive Marketing. He stepped into...
NYC Wine Startup Lot18 Lost 4 Senior Executives In The Last Month

Since Last Friday, 6 People Have Resigned From Wine Sale Startup, Lot18

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Last Friday, Lot18 made a company-wide announcement. If employees weren't happy at the young flash-sale wine site, they could resign by May 18 and receive one month's pay. "If you're really not happy, we want to help you find something else to do," says a company spokesperson, who says the...
Since Last Friday, 6 People Have Resigned From Wine Sale Startup, Lot18

Well-Funded Gaming Startup Booyah Confirms Layoffs And New CEO Brian Morrisroe As It Shifts Focus To Tablets

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It looks like some changes are afoot at Booyah, the location-based gaming company best known as the maker of the MyTown franchise. MyTown and MyTown 2 attempted to evolve the location-based check-in model in gaming, allowing users not only check into locations within a city-building sim, but also scan and...
Well-Funded Gaming Startup Booyah Confirms Layoffs And New CEO Brian Morrisroe As It Shifts Focus To Tablets

Netvibes Web Dash Service Acquired By 3D Software Firm

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The seven-year-old personalised web content dashboard service Netvibes has confirmed it has been acquired by 3D and CAD software maker Dassault Systèmes. Netvibes was co-founded by French digital entrepreneur Tariq Krim in 2005 to push the notion of a start page for content feeds and widgets, and took €12...
Netvibes Web Dash Service Acquired By 3D Software Firm
The Europas Awards Adds A Public Vote Category To Find Europe's Hottest Startups

Would Facebook Have Sold To Yahoo for $1.6 Billion? We'll Never Know

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Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel talks about Facebook rejecting a $1 billion offer from Yahoo in 2006. He and Accel’s Jim Breyer were on the same page – “take the money and run.” But Zuckerberg said no. He “barely humored the idea of selling,” says Thiel. Which is about the same...
Would Facebook Have Sold To Yahoo for $1.6 Billion? We'll Never Know
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