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Seed funding grew from 2010 to 2011 survey says

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Seed funding, the backbone of startups looking to get off the ground, grew last year according to the 2011 Internet/Digital Media and Software Industries Seed Financing Survey from Silicon Valley law firm Fenwick & West. The firm release its second of its kind survey Thursday, which tracked how much seed funding startups on West...
Seed funding grew from 2010 to 2011 survey says

Salesforce to Raise $1 Billion in Debt to Fund Acquisitions

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Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is about to go shopping for acquisitions, and he’ll have $1 billion to spend. The company just announced a plan to raise its debt by issuing convertible notes due in 2018. Salesforce says it will use the proceeds to fund “possible acquisitions of, or investments in,...
Salesforce to Raise $1 Billion in Debt to Fund Acquisitions

Convertible Note Seed Financings: Econ 101 for Founders

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Editor’s note: Scott Edward Walker is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, a boutique corporate law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs. Check out his blog or follow him on Twitter as @ScottEdWalker. This is the second part of a three-part primer on convertible note seed financings. Part 1, entitled “Everything You...
Convertible Note Seed Financings: Econ 101 for Founders
New program gives Y Combinator startups $80K, instead of $150K

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Convertible Note Seed Financings (But Were Afraid To Ask)

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Editor’s note: Scott Edward Walker is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, a boutique corporate law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs. Check out his blog or follow him on Twitter as @ScottEdWalker. We are in the golden age of seed financing.  Venture capital funds, seed funds, super angels, angel...
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Convertible Note Seed Financings (But Were Afraid To Ask)

'Convertible equity': a plan to keep early-stage startups out of debt

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As we enter into a quarter where we’re likely to see more early-stage investment deals than ever before, Adeo Ressi, CEO of The Founder Institute, believes there must be an alternative to convertible debt. Convertible debt, the old convertible notes once used as bridge loans for more mature companies, became popular with...
'Convertible equity': a plan to keep early-stage startups out of debt
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Startup Accelerator FounderFuel Raises $6M, Puts Another $150K On The Table For Each Team

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It’s time for American entrepreneurs to start giving their Northern neighbors some credit. Canada is serious about building out quality entrepreneurial ecosystems in its major cities, and Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal are leading the way. As for Quebec’s largest city, FounderFuel launched its startup accelerator last year, joining Year One...
Startup Accelerator FounderFuel Raises $6M, Puts Another $150K On The Table For Each Team
AngelList Launches Free Seed Funding Closings, Saving You $20k and Months of Hassle
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Silicon Valley's Mobile Accelerator Tandem Capital Reveals Its Latest Batch Of Startups

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Tandem Capital, the Silicon Valley startup accelerator that focuses exclusively on early-stage mobile businesses, is today revealing the six companies that are participating in its most recent batch. The seed fund and accelerator raised its second, $32 million fund in June, which it uses to offer $200K convertible notes (in...
Silicon Valley's Mobile Accelerator Tandem Capital Reveals Its Latest Batch Of Startups

Microsoft to launch Acelera Rio, a two-year acceleration program for Brazilian startups

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Microsoft is launching an accelerator in Rio de Janeiro, the company announced. Called Acelera Rio, it plans to welcome 15 startups over the next 24 months. As we reported, Microsoft announced a few days ago that it would open an advanced tech center in the city, and invest around $100...
Microsoft to launch Acelera Rio, a two-year acceleration program for Brazilian startups

Funding daily: Halting the hackers and online dating meets job searching

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At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our “Funding daily” column. Shape Security $5.6M of $5.58M round...
Funding daily: Halting the hackers and online dating meets job searching

Convertible Note Seed Financings: Econ 101 For Founders

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Editor’s note: Scott Edward Walker is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, a boutique corporate law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs. Check out his blog or follow him on Twitter as @ScottEdWalker. This post is the second part of a three-part primer on convertible note seed financings. Part 1, entitled “Everything You...
Convertible Note Seed Financings: Econ 101 For Founders

General Catalyst Partners Up With SV Angel, Andreesen And Yuri Milner To Invest In Y Combinator Start Fund

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The Start Fund, the consortium of top investors who are backing all Y Combinator companies, has a new partner: General Catalyst. The storied venture firm has already been busy expanding into Silicon Valley from its Boston home in recent years — and it has already gotten into around 10 YC...
General Catalyst Partners Up With SV Angel, Andreesen And Yuri Milner To Invest In Y Combinator Start Fund

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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How Microsoft's new Bing Fund will invest in startups

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Voodoo PC founder Rahul Sood, GM of Microsoft’s new Bing Fund. Microsoft today confirmed that it has created a new investment fund and startup incubator sponsored by its Bing search engine. The Bing Fund will be making investments in selected startups, giving them access to Bing’s data for use in...
How Microsoft's new Bing Fund will invest in startups
Microsoft's Bing Fund will give online startups cash, advice, and discounts

Silicon Valley Mobile Accelerator, Tandem, Unveils Next Batch; Incubations To Generate $100M+ In Revenue For 2012

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Tandem, the Silicon Valley accelerator that focuses exclusively on early-stage investments in mobile startups, is today revealing its fourth and final batch of 2012. The seed fund and accelerator raised its second fund back in June, $32 million, which it uses to seed its startups with $200K convertible notes in...
Silicon Valley Mobile Accelerator, Tandem, Unveils Next Batch; Incubations To Generate $100M+ In Revenue For 2012

Extreme Startups Launches Accelerator With $7 Million In Funding From Top Canadian VCs

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Not to be outdone by its southern neighbor, Canada has been hard at work on its own fleet of tech startup accelerators. Back in June, Montreal became the home to FounderFuel, Vancouver has GrowLab, and Toronto had Extreme University. Well, let’s clarify that: Back in November, Extreme Venture Partners announced...
Extreme Startups Launches Accelerator With $7 Million In Funding From Top Canadian VCs

Cleantech-Focused Incubator Greenstart Now Offering Startups An Extra $100K

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Remember Greenstart, the San Francisco-based startup accelerator trying to make cleantech sexy? Well, today, it’s taking a big leap in that direction. The organization announced it’s bumping up the amount of funding its companies will receive. In addition to the $15,000 in seed funding the incubator provides, startups now also have...
Cleantech-Focused Incubator Greenstart Now Offering Startups An Extra $100K
Y Combinator's new model wants to help "ugly ducklings"

PastBook raises $250,000, helps you capture your digital memories

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands-based PastBook has secured $250,000 in funding from Noro Venture Capital, Vidoze and a group of unnamed angel investors. The investment comes as the second portion of seed funding for the startup in the form of convertible notes. PastBook received the first tranche of seed financing as part...
PastBook raises $250,000, helps you capture your digital memories

Y Combinator’s Start-up Funding Forecast: More Froth

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If Y Combinator, the top “incubator” in Silicon Valley, is a barometer of the tech start-up boom, the forecast calls for more froth—even as some older start-ups are starting to face difficulties raising money at the next stage. On Tuesday, the seven-year-old Y Combinator, which is like a boot camp...
Y Combinator’s Start-up Funding Forecast: More Froth
Stand Down: Contrary to Reports, Airbnb Has Not Yet Raised a Big Series C

Why Convertible Notes Are Sometimes Terrible For Startups

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster on his Startup Advice blog: Both Sides of the Table Ah. We’re back to discussing convertible debt again. This time by the efforts of Adeo Ressi to introduce a new kind of...
Why Convertible Notes Are Sometimes Terrible For Startups

Bing Fund opens doors for Buddy Platform and Pinion Tech

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Microsoft surprised us last month when word spread of its Bing Fund, a new angel investment fund and startup incubator in which companies get access to the search engine’s data and other resources from the software giant. Now, Microsoft is officially announcing the first two participants in the program, both of...
Bing Fund opens doors for Buddy Platform and Pinion Tech

This app teaches you about startup culture and business using mobile flash cards

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If you’re wondering how to get started with your own company and are looking to Silicon Valley as a measuring stick, you might want to make sure you’re up on all of the latest buzzwords and who’s who in technology. One of the best ways to learn things is by...
This app teaches you about startup culture and business using mobile flash cards
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