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Social Ad Startup Adaptly Raises $10.5M From Valhalla And Time Warner

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Adaptly, a startup that manages ad campaigns across multiple social networks, just announced that it has raised $10.5 million in a Series B round of funding. At the same time, it’s launching a new product called Evergreen to help advertisers promote their social network content. The round was led by...
Social Ad Startup Adaptly Raises $10.5M From Valhalla And Time Warner

Yammer Lands $85 Million Funding Round From Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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The rumors are true. But, boy, were they ever off on the numbers. Social enterprise software player Yammer has landed a whopping $85 million in a fifth round of venture capital funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, with Meritech Capital Partners, Jeff Skoll’s Capricorn Investment Group and Khosla Ventures all...
Yammer Lands $85 Million Funding Round From Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Millennial Media Shares Pop 100 Percent In First Trade; Valued At Nearly $2B

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Mobile ad network Millennial Media just debuted on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “MM,” and saw shares pop 97 percent in the first trade of $25. The company initially priced its IPO at $13 per share last night, after increasing the range on Tuesday. At $25 per...
Millennial Media Shares Pop 100 Percent In First Trade; Valued At Nearly $2B

Rapportive officially bought by LinkedIn

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Contacts startup Rapportive has been acquired by LinkedIn, the company announced on its blog Wednesday. The official announcement comes a few weeks after rumors of such a buy were first reported by AllThingsD. According to Rapportive founder Rahul Vohra, the company will continue to support its Gmail plugin, which enables...
Rapportive officially bought by LinkedIn
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Series Seed Documents–With an Assist From Andreessen Horowitz–to Help Entrepreneurs With Legal Hairballs

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Series Seed Documents, templated term sheets for entrepreneurs to use for seed-stage deals, will be launched today, part of effort by Silicon Valley lawyer Ted Wang and pushed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The point: So new entrepreneurs don’t waste time and money negotiating often unnecessarily complex term sheets....
Series Seed Documents–With an Assist From Andreessen Horowitz–to Help Entrepreneurs With Legal Hairballs

SimpliVity Raises $25 Million For "Data Center In A Box" Technology

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SimpliVity has raised $25 million in a Series B round for its “data center in a box,” technology.  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) led the round with existing investors Accel Partners and Charles River Ventures also participating. The funding brings SimpliVity’s total to $43 million. The company came out of stealth...
SimpliVity Raises $25 Million For "Data Center In A Box" Technology
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Dropbox buys Mailbox, the email app we're already sick of hearing about

Xamarin raises $12 million to promote cross-platform mobile development

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With a talent war in Silicon Valley for the best developers going strong it’s common knowledge that finding good mobile developers is a problem. Xamarin, a company founded last May, has found that building open-source software development tools for people write code for mobile is a good bet. The Boston-based startup plans...
Xamarin raises $12 million to promote cross-platform mobile development

Hubspot nets $35 in new cash to fuel hiring and M&A

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Hubspot, a Cambridge, Mass. specialist in in-bound marketing technology, snagged  $35 million in new venture money which brings its total funding to $100 million. The company has big plans for that cash including acquisitions and more hiring, CEO and Co-founder Brian Halligan told me next week. “We just opened our...
Hubspot nets $35 in new cash to fuel hiring and M&A

Preparing For An IPO, Online Customer Service Platform Zendesk Raises $60M From Redpoint, Goldman Sachs And Others

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Online customer service company Zendesk has raised $60 million in new financing led by Redpoint Ventures with participation by Index Ventures, GGV Capital, Goldman Sachs, Silicon Valley Bank, Charles River Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Matrix Partners. We’re told the round was $45 million in equity, and $15 million in a...
Preparing For An IPO, Online Customer Service Platform Zendesk Raises $60M From Redpoint, Goldman Sachs And Others

Charles River Ventures’ George Zachary: Our QuickStart portfolio earned $37M revenue

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Charles River Ventures, a firm whose portfolio includes well-known companies like Twitter and Scribd, announced an experimental seed program called QuickStart three years ago, and has been making investments for two years. Today, partner George Zachary got on-stage at the Future of Funding event (where VentureBeat is one of the...
Charles River Ventures’ George Zachary: Our QuickStart portfolio earned $37M revenue
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Gamification Startup SessionM Raises $20M Led by Charles River Ventures

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SessionM, a startup led by Quattro Wireless co-founder Lars ALbright, just announced that it has raised $20 million in a Series B round of funding. The round was led by Charles River Ventures, with participation from past investors Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. CRV partner Jon...
Gamification Startup SessionM Raises $20M Led by Charles River Ventures
Rapportive Confirms It's Been Bought by LinkedIn; Contact Product Not Being Shut Down
Former Google Wave developers use soundwaves to share data between devices
Google-Backed Kibits Lets You Share With Real-World Micro-Networks, Raises $1M

Mobile Coding Startup Xamarin Lands $12 Million from Charles River, Ignition and Floodgate

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Xamarin, one of many companies working to make it easier for businesses to create mobile apps, is announcing on Tuesday it has raised $12 million in Series A funding from Charles River Ventures, Ignition Partners and Floodgate. The company, launched last year by Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza, says...
Mobile Coding Startup Xamarin Lands $12 Million from Charles River, Ignition and Floodgate

Rapportive Announces Acquisition By LinkedIn, (Basically) Confirms $15M Price

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After reports earlier this month that LinkedIn was buying contact management service Rapportive, the startup just published a blog post confirming that yes, it has been acquired. For those of you who don’t use it, Rapportive is a Gmail plugin that shows you the latest social network updates from whoever...
Rapportive Announces Acquisition By LinkedIn, (Basically) Confirms $15M Price
Wanderfly re-launches with a Pinterest-inspired travel recommendation site

Series Seed Documents: Legal Templates for Early Investments

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Because today's startup generally requires significantly less seed capital to function, the legal contracts once required for large-scale deals are no longer appropriate. Rather than forcing startups to draft lengthy legal documents, one attorney is offering an invaluable resource to entrepreneurs. Best known as the Fenwick and West attorney responsible...
Series Seed Documents: Legal Templates for Early Investments
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Charles River Ventures raises $375 million startup fund

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Venture firm says it intends to focus investments from its latest fund on startups with, "disruptive technologies, teams and business models." [Read more]...
Charles River Ventures raises $375 million startup fund

Rockstart Accelerator unveils Amazon CTO and other mentors as its deadline approaches

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Startups taking part in the Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator will be able to draw on the experience of Amazon’s CTO, Werner Vogels among others. Rockstart has revealed the visiting advisors and mentors and that will be taking part in the upcoming run of its accelerator programme, along with two executive-level ‘entrepreneurs-in-residence’ who...
Rockstart Accelerator unveils Amazon CTO and other mentors as its deadline approaches

Zynga Loses Its CTO of Mobile as Shares Trade Lower

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Game Closure, which is building a platform to make it easy for games to be played across multiple devices, said it has hired Laurent Desegur, Zynga’s CTO of mobile. Desegur will join the Mountain View, Calif., start-up as a VP of Mobile Engineering, in charge of the company’s game engine...
Zynga Loses Its CTO of Mobile as Shares Trade Lower

Early Google Employees Create MightyText To Free Text Messages From Your Phone

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Maneesh Arora has worked for two companies pre-IPO: Google and Zynga. He joined Google in 2003 and met his current cofounder, Amit Sangani, there in 2005. Now the pair have founded MightyText.  Their mission: Free text messages from the phone. Read and answer them on any Internet-connected device.Arora and Sangani...
Early Google Employees Create MightyText To Free Text Messages From Your Phone
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