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From zero to half-a-billion: CEO Jeff Lawson writes the perfect story for Twilio

Photo site Webshots comes under new ownership again, will re-launch as Smile

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Believe it or not, Webshots, the photo company founded in the mid 1990s, is still hanging around, but soon its service will go by a slightly different name after another change in company ownership. Threefold Photos plans to announce Tuesday that it has purchased Webshots and will re-launch the product this fall,...
Photo site Webshots comes under new ownership again, will re-launch as Smile

Moveline raises $1.5 million to deal with moving companies (so you never have to)

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When Moveline moved into TechStars New York, the company — started as a side project within an agency in Virginia — had a totally different plan to disrupt the moving industry. The company had created a marketplace of moving companies, was okay, but nothing special. While working out of TechStars,...
Moveline raises $1.5 million to deal with moving companies (so you never have to)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Why We’re Definitely in a Bubble

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Mr. Webb Bubbles bubbles bubbles! The talk continues. Last week the anti-bubble camp was in the ascendency. First we had a massive bubble debate on Branch.com (disclosure: I am an investor in Branch), featuring some of the best minds on the internet: Anil Dash, Dave McClure, Paul Kedrosky, Chris Sacca,...
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Why We’re Definitely in a Bubble

Tello Raises $2.7M From True Ventures To Give Businesses Consumer Feedback On The Fly

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Tello,, a SaaS and mobile app that allows customers to give businesses realtime feedback on customer service, has raised $2.7 million in new funding led by True Ventures and Bullpen Capital. The company, which debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2010, previously raised $1 million in seed funding from Dave McClure,...
Tello Raises $2.7M From True Ventures To Give Businesses Consumer Feedback On The Fly

Q&A: Twitter Execs Answer The Tough Questions At Chirp

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To close out Chirp today, five key Twitter employee/execs have taken the stage to answer audience questions. This will likely be one of the most interesting portions of the entire event, as many developers have been feeling angst over Twitter’s recent moves with Official BlackBerry/iPhone applications. And there are also...
Q&A: Twitter Execs Answer The Tough Questions At Chirp

Sources: Yep, Summit Series Just Raised $40 Million to Buy That Mountain

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Summit Series cofounders Elliott Bisnow, Jeff Rosenthal, Jeremy Schwartz & Brett Leve (via bisnow.wordpress.com) Two sources have confirmed to Betabeat that Summit Series--the haute entrepreneurship conference attended by high-net-worth types like Peter Thiel, Evan Williams, Richard Branson, Chris Sacca, Sam Lessin, and Dave Morin--has raised $40 million to purchase a...
Sources: Yep, Summit Series Just Raised $40 Million to Buy That Mountain
LA digital media maven Mark Terbeek leaves MK Capital to join Greycroft Partners
VHX Raises $1.25 Million From Lerer Ventures And Angels To Democratize Video Distribution Online

SimpleGeo Digs Up Another $8 Million And A Group Of Former Digg Employees

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Almost exactly one year ago, we first wrote about former Digg lead architect, Joe Stump, and former Social Thing founder, Matt Galligan, teaming up to form Crash Corp., an “alternate reality mobile gaming” startup. A lot can change in a year. Today, Stump and Galligan are well into building out...
SimpleGeo Digs Up Another $8 Million And A Group Of Former Digg Employees

Living in the Past Together: Ancestry.com Buys 1000memories

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1000memories, a rare social start-up that’s focused on the past rather than the present or the future, has found a fitting acquirer: Ancestry.com. It’s almost too obvious. 1000memories’ current team of six employees is staying intact, and moved over to Ancestry.com’s office on Monday to continue working on the same...
Living in the Past Together: Ancestry.com Buys 1000memories

SEC Filing: Chris Sacca Raising $25M For New Fund, Lowercase Spur

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According to a new SEC filing, investor Chris Sacca is raising as much as $25 million for his new fund, Lowercase Spur. As Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported a month ago, Sacca is in the process of raising capital for Lowercase Spur, which is set to invest in startups over the next...
SEC Filing: Chris Sacca Raising $25M For New Fund, Lowercase Spur

Twilio brings its Voice API to 4 new Western European countries

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Cloud communications company Twilio is expanding into four new European countries, days after striking a major deal with Microsoft to spread its voice and messaging APIs to developers on the Windows Azure platform. The San Francisco-based company is today launching phone numbers in Belgium, Finland, The Netherlands and Sweden for...
Twilio brings its Voice API to 4 new Western European countries

Twilio Passes A Milestone: 100,000 Developers For Its VoIP, SMS Platform

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Twilio, the San Francisco-based startup that powers all kinds of phone-like applications on the web and mobile, just passed 100,000 developers on its platform. That’s up from about 30,000 a year ago. “In six months, we’ve doubled our base,” said chief executive Jeff Lawson. “It’s been really exciting for us...
Twilio Passes A Milestone: 100,000 Developers For Its VoIP, SMS Platform

Threadflip Raises $6.5M From Chris Sacca, Andreessen And Others, Launches Mobile App

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Clothing swap in online form Threadflip (a service which I’m a power user and fan of, fyi) has just closed its $6.5M Series-A round. The financing was set at around a $20-25 million post-money valuation according to a source. And it was led by Shasta Ventures with follow on from Lowercase...
Threadflip Raises $6.5M From Chris Sacca, Andreessen And Others, Launches Mobile App
Sacca: VC self-promotion has reached intolerable levels

Triposo Raises $4.2 Million Toward Series A

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Triposo uses algorithms to make travel guides from open source travel content. Last month, the Netherlands-based startup topped up a seed round of funding from Taher Haveliwala, Lars Rasmussen, Chris Sacca and InterWest Partners with a small contribution from CrunchFund, bringing company’s total funding to $700,000. Now, according to an...
Triposo Raises $4.2 Million Toward Series A
A visual journey through 2012′s biggest funding highlights (infographic)

The 11 Most Disruptive Startups

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There are tons of startups, but few are industry changers. Some entrepreneurs are working to change the way we travel, pay for things, listen to music, and share news. Here are eleven innovative startups that will change the way we do things forever -- or they'll go broke trying. Note:...
The 11 Most Disruptive Startups
How Chris Sacca turned his student loans into $12 million... and then lost it all

PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca

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PandoMonthly is back in Los Angeles for its once-quarterly event, and tonight’s guest is Chris Sacca, a former Googler and the head of Lowercase Capital, which has invested in startups like Instagram, Twitter, Kickstarter, and Uber. Sacca’s been a little quiet for a while (if you count building a billion-dollar...
PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca

Twitter Investor Chris Sacca to Third-Party Developers: Stay the Course

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Shared by louisgray Worth reading just for this line: "Business Insider has attained a level of sensationalism that I can’t take seriously as journalism any more. Just look at how many times they retweeted their own article today." Note I never share Business Insider because I am not subscribed, and...
Twitter Investor Chris Sacca to Third-Party Developers: Stay the Course

Why It Could Make Sense for Instagram to Take Sequoia Funding During Facebook Acquisition Talks

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Debate is already starting around Instagram's recently-announced acquisition by Facebook. e.g., Why the heck would Instagram sell a stake of its soon-to-be-acquired company to Sequoia (and Thrive, and Greylock, and Benchmark?) The reason is simple: playing chicken with a potential acquirer can drive a much higher valuation. And more importantly,...
Why It Could Make Sense for Instagram to Take Sequoia Funding During Facebook Acquisition Talks
Chris Dixon Wins Crunchies 2012 "Angel Of The Year;" Peter Thiel Is Named "VC Of The Year"
What I was right and wrong about in 2012
Daniel Ek, Chris Sacca, Kevin Systrom and More: This Fall's Three-City, Seven-Mogul PandoMonthly Line Up

SEC Filing: First Round Capital Raising $135 Million For New Fund

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From a recent SEC filing, it looks like early stage investment firm First Round Capital is raising $135 million for a new fund, First Round Capital IV, L.P. Managing partners Josh Kopelman, Chris Fralic, Robert Hayes and Howard Morgan are all named in the filing and it appears that the...
SEC Filing: First Round Capital Raising $135 Million For New Fund
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This Is The Blog Post Everyone Is Passing Around To Explain Why Cisco Just Spent $1.2 Billion (CSCO)

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Cisco bought a wifi startup called Meraki for $1.2 billion. Here's the blog post everyone is passing around to explain how that happened. It's from Doug Leone, who got his VC firm, Sequoia Capital, to invest in Meraki: Quick: when was the last time you plugged in an Ethernet cable? If...
This Is The Blog Post Everyone Is Passing Around To Explain Why Cisco Just Spent $1.2 Billion (CSCO)

Tickets for PandoMonthly LA with Chris Sacca on sale now!

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I’m thrilled that we are bringing PandoMonthly back down to Los Angeles next week. Chris Sacca is our guest this time around, and while he hasn’t shot rockets into space, he has been a big part of several of the most important Internet companies from Google to Twitter to upstarts like Uber....
Tickets for PandoMonthly LA with Chris Sacca on sale now!
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