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Shoptiques is taking boutiques, a traditionally offline industry, into the e-commerce world
Funding daily: Not your grandmother's tech
Asana tries to end email frustration with Inbox

Chris Dixon, Jason Goldberg, Jeff Jordan and David Lawee Will Mix It Up At Disrupt New York

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Last week we announced some pretty impressive TechCrunch Disrupt New York veterans who will be back on the stage this year. Today we’re revealing more of our stellar lineup for May’s big event. Joining our all star cast will be co-founder of Founder Collective and CEO of recently acquired Hunch,...
Chris Dixon, Jason Goldberg, Jeff Jordan and David Lawee Will Mix It Up At Disrupt New York

Ben Horowitz Explains Why Tiny Startup Nicira Was Worth $1.26 Billion To VMware (VMW)

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Today, news broke that VMware bought startup Nicira for $1.26 billion. We got venture capitalist Ben Horowitz on the phone to explain why this young company -- that only came out of stealth mode in February -- was worth that much money. Horowitz was on the board of Nicira, and...
Ben Horowitz Explains Why Tiny Startup Nicira Was Worth $1.26 Billion To VMware (VMW)

Microsoft vets raise cash for productivity startup Tipbit, backed by Ignition and Andreessen Horowitz

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A startup by the name of Tipbit — backed by Ignition Partners and Andreessen Horowitz —wants to make you more productivity. The company is currently accepting folks into a beta program in waves, noting in an email to prospective users that the service is designed to make “everyday business tasks...
Microsoft vets raise cash for productivity startup Tipbit, backed by Ignition and Andreessen Horowitz

An Inside Look At The Fight To Land Top Tech Talent (FB, ZNGA)

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Hiring top talent in tech is increasingly competitive. At the Fortune conference in Aspen, four people in charge of hiring for tech companies talked about how startups with smaller budgets can hope to compete. In the room was Andreessen Horowitz's Shannon Callahan, Facebook's Lori Goler, Zynga's Colleen McCreary, and Wasserman...
An Inside Look At The Fight To Land Top Tech Talent (FB, ZNGA)
Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Is Now EIR At Andreessen Horowitz
Dollar Shave Club Goes Beyond Shaving (And Declares Goal To 'Own The Bathroom') With One Wipe Charlies
After 5 Years With Facebook, Ben Blumenfeld Leaves To Beautify The Future At Designer Fund

Best Tech Events This Week (Happy Holidays!)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. So we...
Best Tech Events This Week (Happy Holidays!)
Clover picks up $3.3M to send payments out into the field

PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System

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PagerDuty has raised $10.7 million from Andreessen Horowitz to build out an IT alert service that is modeled on what Amazon Web Services developed to manage its massive infrastructure. The funding will go toward building additional services to give IT managers a way to quantify how staff is responding to alerts and develop new...
PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System
Infer takes $10M to find the sales leads most likely to pay off

Jumio launches enhanced SDK to help iOS app makers take credit card payments more swiftly

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Digital payments startup Jumio is today debuting an enhanced Netswipe Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK), which it originally debuted last May. Basically, the enhanced SDK lets app developers and publishers add nifty credit card scanning capabilities to their iOS apps (with Android still ‘coming soon’). New is what Jumio calls...
Jumio launches enhanced SDK to help iOS app makers take credit card payments more swiftly

New York Techie Chris Dixon in Talks to be Next Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

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According to sources, well-know New York techie Chris Dixon is in the final stages of discussions to become a partner at the high-profile Silicon Valley venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. While the deal is not yet complete, Dixon seems likely to become the firm’s latest addition. It’s not clear what...
New York Techie Chris Dixon in Talks to be Next Partner at Andreessen Horowitz
How to pitch to Chris Dixon
Turn your friends' social updates into a gossip-soaked, personalized tabloid
Crowdfunding Platform Crowdtilt Lands $12M From Sean Parker, Andreessen & More; Now Acquiring To Expand Into Mobile

Andreessen Horowitz bets $10M on customer loyalty startup Belly

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The Chicago startup is going for Groupon-like scale, launching today in New York and Boston. [Read more]...
Andreessen Horowitz bets $10M on customer loyalty startup Belly

One year in, Lyft raises a $60M round led by Andreessen Horowitz, says it gives 30k rides a week

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Ridesharing startup Lyft has announced a $60M Series C round led by Andreessen Horowitz, on the same day it celebrates its one-year anniversary. In honor of the occasion, the company tells us that it is now giving an average of 30,000 rides per week. A lot has changed since the company,...
One year in, Lyft raises a $60M round led by Andreessen Horowitz, says it gives 30k rides a week
Shawn Fanning’s & Sean Parker’s Airtime to launch in June
An Investor Who Backed eBay Says Now Is A Great Time To Do Consumer Internet Startups

Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub

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If you’re involved in building software, there’s a pretty good chance you use GitHub, the social repository for software code known for the surprise round of funding it took from Andreessen Horowitz last year. Here’s something new going up on GitHub: Starting today, the latest version of documents from Series...
Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub

Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15 million In Rap Genius

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Here’s an investment out of left field, but not really. Andreesen Horowitz is dropping $15M into startup Rap Genius. Here’s what the firm had to say by way of Rap Genius’ blog: I’m delighted to announce that Andreessen Horowitz is investing $15 million in Rap Genius. Given that Rap Genius...
Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15 million In Rap Genius

JustFab Raises $76 Million to Get Ahead in the Frothy Fashion Business

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JustFab is doing, well, fabulously. Never mind that there’s a subscription service for nearly everything now, like artisan food, pet treats and makeup. The El Segundo, Calif.-based company was able to secure $76 million to help establish itself as the leader in subscriptions for woman’s apparel. Rho Ventures led the round...
JustFab Raises $76 Million to Get Ahead in the Frothy Fashion Business

FiveStars takes its loyalty program out of the US, landing in Canada in partnership with Rogers

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FiveStars, a startup offering a loyalty card program for local businesses, kicked off its first expansion outside the US today via a new partnership with Canadian telecommunications company Rogers. The new program, which is dubbed Vicinity, will be run by Rogers and powered by FiveStars’ proprietary technology, which integrates with point-of-sale (POS)...
FiveStars takes its loyalty program out of the US, landing in Canada in partnership with Rogers

Airbnb for Dogs DogVacay Adds $6M to Take a Bite Out of Sharing Economy

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The sharing economy trend continues with the “Airbnb for Dogs,” Santa Monica-based DogVacay, which helps dog owners to find a home for their pets while they’re away. The company announced today that it has secured $6 million in Series A funding from Benchmark Capital. BetaKit also covered the startup...
Airbnb for Dogs DogVacay Adds $6M to Take a Bite Out of Sharing Economy

Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram

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The New York Times caused controversy this weekend after it published a story claiming that top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz “fumbled” its investment in Instagram, losing million of dollars by backing photo-sharing rival Picplz over the company that Facebook will acquire for $1 billion. As we already pointed out, the NYT...
Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram
uBeam Raises 750k from FF Angel, Andreessen Horowitz and CrunchFund and Angels
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