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Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

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Keith Rabois, former Square COO, prolific angel investor and new partner at venture firm Khosla Ventures, has been bashing his former company, Square on Twitter this weekend. This prompted Square cofounder Dennis Crowley to take to Twitter, defend Square, and bash Rabois back. And now many of the Valley's biggest...
Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That's Just Fine For America And The World

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Editor’s note: Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive, as well as a successful serial entrepreneur, Silicon Valley executive, angel investor, and technology veteran for over 25 years. Relan founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gaming companies. Incubators are now an industry segment...
90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That's Just Fine For America And The World

The New Reality of the Twitter Ecosystem

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In the last two months, a controversy has broken out between the startup of the moment, Twitter, and its ecosystem. Some of its actions — such as acquiring Tweetie (a mobile client that has since been rebranded as Twitter for the iPhone), coupled with its recent decision to impose limitations...
The New Reality of the Twitter Ecosystem

Canadian Angel Boris Wertz Raises $15 Million To Launch Micro-VC Fund Version One Ventures

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After years of investing his own money, Canadian angel Boris Wertz has raised $15 million and created a new fund that will enable him to make even larger investments in early-stage startups. The fund, which will be focused on consumer Internet, software-as-a-service, e-commerce, and mobile companies. Wertz was the Chief...
Canadian Angel Boris Wertz Raises $15 Million To Launch Micro-VC Fund Version One Ventures

Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company

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Who do the idols idolize? Lei Jun, the CEO of Android handset and OS maker Xiaomi, is arguably the face of tech entrepreneurship in China as a long-time angel investor and serial entrepreneur behind companies like Amazon-acquired Joyo.cn and the recently IPO-ed YY. He’s been called the “Steve Jobs of...
Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company

Best of Startup Day: Angel investor Dave McClure -- don't do a startup you idiot!

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Editor’s Note: We’ve got a fantastic lineup of speakers on tap for GeekWire’s Startup Day, taking place Saturday, Sept. 22nd at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Among the entrepreneurs on the agenda are Box CEO Aaron Levie; Zulily CEO Darrell Cavens; and many others. It’s going to be an informative and...
Best of Startup Day: Angel investor Dave McClure -- don't do a startup you idiot!
Meet 11 Startups That Beat Out 1,700 Others For Spots In New York's Hottest Accelerator Program, TechStars

Andy Bechtolsheim on Google Mafia

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“When people are part of a new company that gets very successful very quickly, such as Google (but this effect is by no means limited to Google), they sometimes confuse the root of this success and incorrectly assume that the success was due to their own actions. They then want...
Andy Bechtolsheim on Google Mafia
Startups: Money Orgies: Investors Who Love Them, and Entrepreneurs Who Don’t
Is this the future of groceries? Blue Apron raises $3 million for subscription meal kits

Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups

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Founders Den co-founder and angel investor Zachary Bogue has joined forces with seasoned big data VC Matt Ocko, Metamarkets founder Michael Driscoll and Prismatic CEO Bradford Cross to launch Data Collective, the world’s first Big Data-only early stage investment fund. The two Data Collective co-founders, who are currently raising fund number...
Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups

Here Are The 14 Startups In The TechStars Spring 2012 Class

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TechStars NY has announced the 14 chosen startups for its Spring 2012 class.  The three month accelerator will begin Wednesday at the new TechStars office on 36 Cooper Square. More than 30 new mentors were added to the program and 1,500 startups applied. Nearly half of the companies have...
Here Are The 14 Startups In The TechStars Spring 2012 Class

Russian Online Health Startup, VitaPortal, Raises $2M Series A Led By Prostor Capital And Backed By Esther Dyson

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VitaPortal, a Russian provider of online and mobile health tools and content aimed at helping people live healthier lifestyles, has closed $2 million in Series A funding, led by Russian investment firm Prostor Capital, and also backed by angel investor Esther Dyson. This follows a separate $4 million investment in Russian online...
Russian Online Health Startup, VitaPortal, Raises $2M Series A Led By Prostor Capital And Backed By Esther Dyson

After Facebook outbid Twitter for Instagram, Jack Dorsey stopped using it to post photos

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"Why won't you return my call?" Top venture capitalists and Mark Zuckerberg weren’t the only ones interested in high flying photo sharing app Instagram. Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, an early angel investor in Instagram, was also trying to buy the service in the months before Facebook paid $1 billion for...
After Facebook outbid Twitter for Instagram, Jack Dorsey stopped using it to post photos

A new door opens for startup investors

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This sponsored post is produced by MicroVentures. Startup investing used to be only for the rich, only if you knew the right people, and only in deals in your city. Those factors left many interested investors on the sidelines. But today, it’s a lot easier to become an angel investor...
A new door opens for startup investors

Tomorrow on TNW: Ask ReTargeter founder Arjun Dev Arora your entrepreneurship questions

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Streaming live on The Next Web, ReTargeter founder Arjun Dev Arora will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) Thursday, June 27th. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, Arjun will appear live via video chat broadcast on this site. Arjun...
Tomorrow on TNW: Ask ReTargeter founder Arjun Dev Arora your entrepreneurship questions

Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

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As I had reported last fall she might, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has officially joined the board of Jawbone, the high-profile wireless gadget maker whose nifty products include Jawbone wireless headsets, Jambox speakers and the Up personal fitness wristbands, according to sources at the Silicon Valley Internet giant. Mayer...
Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board
Startup Spotlight: This upstart wants to bring the 3D viewing experience to 2D TVs

Should you choose this one or that one? VERSUS IO gets to the heart of the matter

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There are plenty of online options to compare almost anything you care to mention from kittens to cars, but there are very few who get right down to the bones of the matter comparing specs when it comes to choosing something to buy. Berlin-based startup, URGE IO has created VERSUS...
Should you choose this one or that one? VERSUS IO gets to the heart of the matter

The "Facebook Mafia" Is On The Rise In Silicon Valley (FB)

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Ex-Facebook employees are building a whole new generation of social media tools -- complete with fantastic valuations and acquisitions. Today's $1 billion buyout of Instagram is just the beginning. The Silicon Valley startup scene is like its own social network. Ex PayPal execs became known as as the "PayPal...
The "Facebook Mafia" Is On The Rise In Silicon Valley (FB)

Why Fancy is the evolution of Amazon: one user bags a $250,000 investment

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When it first launched, one of Fancy’s main aims was to create an online database of… well everything. The visual cataloguing service has gone much further than its original vision, and has evolved into an e-commerce platform in its own right. Fancy hasn’t been able to avoid the obvious comparisons...
Why Fancy is the evolution of Amazon: one user bags a $250,000 investment
'House' Director and Twitter Angel Investor Greg Yaitanes To Disrupt SF

To Angel or LP: Investing Guide for New Tech Millionaires

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Facebook's S-1 caps an amazing last few quarters of tech wealth creation with LinkedIn, Zynga, Groupon and Pandora going public and small/medium acquisitions continuing to occur at a healthy pace. Many of these new millionaire employees will likely become angel investor hobbyists, using their wealth to kickstart the next generation...
To Angel or LP: Investing Guide for New Tech Millionaires

One Of Silicon Valley's Best-Known Investors Is Fighting For His Life

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Silicon Valley angel investor Brett Bullington is in critical condition after a bike accident last Monday. Bullington, an early executive at search engine Excite and a prolific angel investor in high-profile startups like Flickr, Gowalla, and Digg, was riding his bike across the US to raise money for a nonprofit,...
One Of Silicon Valley's Best-Known Investors Is Fighting For His Life
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Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Legend Max Levchin Joins Yahoo Board, Intuit's Smith And Weather Channels's Kenny Leave

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Max Levchin has been many things in his long year run in Silicon Valley — PayPal cofounder, Slide founder, angel investor, etc. etc. — but now he’s trying on something more traditional. He’ll be joining Yahoo’s board of directors, in the latest move by the storied web company to reinvigorate...
Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Legend Max Levchin Joins Yahoo Board, Intuit's Smith And Weather Channels's Kenny Leave

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

Shortlist Announced For The Europas Awards For European Tech Startups

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Well, the startups have entered, the judges have judged and the shortlist has been drawn up. The Europas – Europe’s annual awards for tech startups – now has the the shortlist of nominees for this year’s awards available here. Over 1,000 nominated companies have gone through a rigorous judging process...
Shortlist Announced For The Europas Awards For European Tech Startups

How To Win the War For Talent In Silicon Valley

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Courtesy: Churchill Brook The latest job numbers show the US economy is still struggling to recover. But you wouldn’t know it in Silicon Valley, where startups are on a hiring frenzy, especially in the San Francisco, San Mateo, and Redwood City region of the Bay Area. While the US is...
How To Win the War For Talent In Silicon Valley

These Are The Top 20 Tech Investors You Should Follow On Twitter

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If you follow the right investors on Twitter, you can gain a lot of insight into how they think, the types of startups they find most interesting, and markets that are ripe for disruption.  PeekAnalytics, a social media analytics company, ranked the top tech investors on Twitter based on influence. ...
These Are The Top 20 Tech Investors You Should Follow On Twitter
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