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What we are listening to: Jason Hirschhorn, Media ReDEF

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This is the latest edition of our new “What we are listening to” series. Last month, Om Malik checked in with Sincerely CEO Matt Brezina and Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital. My first query went to Jason Hirschhorn, the founder of news curator Media ReDef who meshes his passions for...
What we are listening to: Jason Hirschhorn, Media ReDEF

RT @friendsofdave: [Bijan Sabet]: Steve Jobs ridding ‘66 BMW motorcycle from 1982. http://r2.ly/2rpm

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RT @friendsofdave: [Bijan Sabet]: Steve Jobs ridding ‘66 BMW motorcycle from 1982. http://r2.ly/2rpm

Are Pinterest And Foursquare The Real Deal Or Just Hype?

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Two of the most talked about startups in the tech world today are Pinterest and Foursquare. At IGNITION, SAI editor Alyson Shontell asked SV Angel's David Lee, Spark Capital's Bijan Sabet, and BoxGroup's David Tisch to weigh in on whether these companies were the real deal or just hype. Find...
Are Pinterest And Foursquare The Real Deal Or Just Hype?

25 Amazing Bars And Restaurants Where Cool New York Tech People Schmooze

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This Feature Is Brought To You By Aloft Hotels New York City really isn't all that big. And when you break it down into the trendy tech areas, it becomes a very small world. At certain coffee and drink spots in Flat Iron, Union Square and SoHo, you're sure...
25 Amazing Bars And Restaurants Where Cool New York Tech People Schmooze

Taming Email Overload With SaneBox

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Calling email overload “a crisis in communication”, TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington issued a challenge back in 2008: “Someone needs to create a new technology that allows us to enjoy our life but not miss important messages.” The entrepreneurs at SaneBox read this and other articles by Fred Wilson and Bijan...
Taming Email Overload With SaneBox

Balancing Act: Keeping Power Users Happy Without Overwhelming the Newbies

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For many successful startups, there exists a point where their product is popular enough to grow beyond the minimum viable product, but is yet to be discovered by millions more that may be turned off if the service is too complicated. Internet startups need to find a balance between keeping...
Balancing Act: Keeping Power Users Happy Without Overwhelming the Newbies

Rapportive Makes Gmail Better, Integrates CrunchBase And Other “Raplets”

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One of the startups that pitched the crowd last week at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam, and whose co-founder Rahul Vohra myself and the other jury members crowned the best presenter of the bunch, was Rapportive, which loftily promises to “make email a better place”. I promised myself to...
Rapportive Makes Gmail Better, Integrates CrunchBase And Other “Raplets”

Early Tumblr Investors USV And Spark Capital Got ~ $192 Million Each From Yahoo Sale

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Yesterday, it was reported that one of Tumblr's earliest investors, Union Square Ventures, received a 5,000% return on investment when Yahoo purchased the social content company for $1.1 billion. While Union Square Ventures did receive a significant amount from the deal, the firm says it was nowhere near that high...
Early Tumblr Investors USV And Spark Capital Got ~ $192 Million Each From Yahoo Sale

Early Tumblr Investor Slams Report About How Much Employees Made On Yahoo Deal As 'Complete Garbage And Incorrect'

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There's a report floating around claiming that early Tumblr investor Union Square Ventures (USV) netted a 5,000X return when Yahoo paid $1.1 billion for the social-blogging site. The same report, which comes from PrivCo, an private firm that reports on statups, claims to have exacting details about how much each...
Early Tumblr Investor Slams Report About How Much Employees Made On Yahoo Deal As 'Complete Garbage And Incorrect'

Investors Back Music Discovery Plug-in For Google Chrome

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Extension.fm, a Chrome browser extension we first wrote about in February, has launched to the public and announced that it's received funding from a group of high-profile investors, including Spark Capital, Betaworks, Founder Collective (Caterina Fake, Chris Dixon and others) and Dave Morgan. Extension sits in your browser and automatically...
Investors Back Music Discovery Plug-in For Google Chrome

Jelly, Biz Stone's Startup, Raises a Round (With a Little Help From Friends)

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Jelly, the stealthy startup founded by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, announced Thursday that the company just closed its Series A round of venture capital. The round was led by Spark Capital, and Bijan Sabet — an early Twitter investor — will join Jelly’s board. Other noteworthy investors include Jack Dorsey,...
Jelly, Biz Stone's Startup, Raises a Round (With a Little Help From Friends)
Report Claims Union Square Ventures Made $253M Off Tumblr; Millions for Early Employees

Investors On The Evolving Twitter Ecosystem: There Are Still Opportunities

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Today at Chirp, four VCs took the stage to answer questions about investing in the Twitter ecosystem (some of them have invested in Twitter itself). The topic on everyone’s mind: given the increasing tension between Twitter and third party developers, are these third party services and apps still viable investment...
Investors On The Evolving Twitter Ecosystem: There Are Still Opportunities

Former Twitter Chief Scientist Abdur Chowdhoury Raises $1.35M For Super-Stealthy Startup Pushd

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Former Twitter Chief Scientist Abdur Chowdhoury is working on a new, super-stealthy project called Pushd. Details are scarce, but here’s what we know: According to an SEC filing, he’s teamed up with Summize co-founder Eric Jensen and the two have raised $1.35 million for the venture, which is based in...
Former Twitter Chief Scientist Abdur Chowdhoury Raises $1.35M For Super-Stealthy Startup Pushd

ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

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After the success of last week's ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit in Mountain View, California, we are back with this week's best startup advice in the ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup. This week we discuss VCs and NDAs, balancing features between power users and newbies, geeky startups and how one startup shrugged off a...
ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

WHOA! This Watch Has 32,000 Backers And $4.6 Million In Funding On Kickstarter

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A few projects have raised $1 million + on Kickstarter, but Pebble has set an all time high in crowdsource funding. Pebble is a watch that syncs perfectly with your smart phone. It has about 32,000 backers and it has $4.95 million pledged. Its goal was to only raise $100,000...
WHOA! This Watch Has 32,000 Backers And $4.6 Million In Funding On Kickstarter

OMGPOP Founder Charles Forman Made ‘Way More’ Than $22 M. in Sale to Zynga

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Mr. Forman (via twitter/charlesforman) The New York Times got a ticket to OMGPOP's after-acquisition party at the Bowery Hotel last week where they ran into the startup's founder, Charles Forman, who was in such a daze over the $180 million deal with Zynga that he walked into traffic. Mr. Forman,...
OMGPOP Founder Charles Forman Made ‘Way More’ Than $22 M. in Sale to Zynga

With OMGPOP Investment, Patience Paid Off

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(This post was originally published on sister blog Venture Capital Dispatch.) By Russ Garland Soon after six-year-old OMGPOP launched its hit game, “Draw Something,” about six weeks ago, newly public gaming company Zynga was knocking on its door. Sabet declined to back the company initially but signed on once it changed...
With OMGPOP Investment, Patience Paid Off
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