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10 Latin American startups to look out for in 2013

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As a new year begins, here comes the time to refresh our list of the most promising Latin American startups. It’s worth noting that this isn’t about who is going to IPO next, as we decided to limit ourselves to somewhat early stage names. While they are still in their...
10 Latin American startups to look out for in 2013

Erply Raises $2.15 Million Series B Led By Redpoint For iPad-Oriented Retail Software Tech

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Erply, the startup that makes iPad-oriented and cloud-based point of sale and inventory management software for retailers, has raised $2.15 million in new funding, co-founder CEO Kristian Hiiemaa tells TechCrunch. The round, which is Erply’s Series B, was led by Redpoint Ventures with the participation of Index Ventures and Dave...
Erply Raises $2.15 Million Series B Led By Redpoint For iPad-Oriented Retail Software Tech

InternMatch Raises $1.2 Million To Expand Beyond Internships To Include Paying Jobs, Is Thinking About Rebranding

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InternMatch, a 500 Startups-backed company focused on matching college students with employers, is today announcing an additional round of $1.2 million in funding to expand its platform beyond internships, in order to target both underclassmen and recent graduates. And yes, it’s thinking about rebranding, too. The new bridge round comes...
InternMatch Raises $1.2 Million To Expand Beyond Internships To Include Paying Jobs, Is Thinking About Rebranding

Dean of Lean Eric Ries Announces Scholarships for Lean Startups

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Eric Ries, the driving force behind the lean startup movement, announced Sunday on his blog Lessons Learned the creation of two scholarships for lean startups to attend upcoming conferences. A lean startup is one that takes advantage of various techniques and technologies to produce a product at minimal cost, while...
Dean of Lean Eric Ries Announces Scholarships for Lean Startups
From zero to half-a-billion: CEO Jeff Lawson writes the perfect story for Twilio

LA Rapid Accelerator StartEngine Reveals Mixed Early Results, Looks For Gems in its Third Class

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Of the handful of accelerators vying for top entrepreneurial talent in Los Angeles, StartEngine has taken a contrarian approach in more ways than one. Rather than set up shop in the hip beachfront cities of Santa Monica or Venice, the program is located an upscale executive tower along the Wilshire...
LA Rapid Accelerator StartEngine Reveals Mixed Early Results, Looks For Gems in its Third Class

Dave McClure Says Most VCs Are 'Stupid, Insufferable, Arrogant' And Terrible At Making Money

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Dave McClure, an angel investor who competes with VCs to fund startups, went on a rant about VCs at a Vancouver conference. Among the things said: Wearing a suit around tech talent is stupid. "They are scared sh*tless of people in sales in suits," McClure said. On the whole, VCs...
Dave McClure Says Most VCs Are 'Stupid, Insufferable, Arrogant' And Terrible At Making Money

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
With AngelList, 500 Startups goes application-only for its next batch of companies

Raging Robots! The SyFy Channel Debuts a Battle Bots Reality Show, Basically

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FINISH HIM. (Photo: Entertainment Weekly) Is there currently a hole in your late-night drunken cable schedule? Leave it to SyFy to oblige. Entertainment Weekly reports that in February, the channel will debut a program called–no joke–Robot Combat League. It is exactly what it sounds like: Big-ass robots in a boxing cage, slugging...
Raging Robots! The SyFy Channel Debuts a Battle Bots Reality Show, Basically

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

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!

Silicon Valley and NYC Mayor Bloomberg launch 'March for Innovation' to help reform US immigration

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and prominent tech leaders have launched a new endeavor to shape immigration reform in the United States. Called “March for Innovation“, it’s goal is to make sure that Congress pays attention to the needs of entrepreneurs and the tech industry, as well as understand...
Silicon Valley and NYC Mayor Bloomberg launch 'March for Innovation' to help reform US immigration

At 500 Startups' 5th Demo Day, 32 Startups Make Their Dave McClure-Endorsed Debut

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It’s demo day time once again for 500 Startups, the early stage venture capital fund and startup accelerator headed up by Silicon Valley’s favorite foul-mouthed investor, techie, and man about town Dave McClure. We’re here in a packed room at Microsoft’s Mountain View headquarters, where 32 new startups are set...
At 500 Startups' 5th Demo Day, 32 Startups Make Their Dave McClure-Endorsed Debut

Startups, it's okay to be promiscuous when it comes to accelerators

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This is a guest post by entrepreneur Agu De Marco In the international startup world, there are numerous options when it comes to accelerators. Those options are even greater if you have a solid idea, strong team, and a sound execution plan. Being a startup from Argentina, our team could...
Startups, it's okay to be promiscuous when it comes to accelerators

500 Startups Hires Shai Goldman in NYC, Pankaj Jain in New Delhi

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Dave McClure’s 500 Startups continues its expansion across the country and world today with two new partner hires: Shai Goldman in New York and Pankaj Jain in New Delhi. The firm is quickly closing in a portfolio large enough to meets its namesake. From what I understand, 500 Startups...
500 Startups Hires Shai Goldman in NYC, Pankaj Jain in New Delhi
A visual journey through 2012′s biggest funding highlights (infographic)

I was shocked – shocked! – to find out there are tech startups in Portugal

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I spent the past few days in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal, to attend the annual Switch Conference and gain some insights into the Portuguese startup ecosystem (and enjoy some amazing local seafood dishes and pastry). Honestly, the reason I accepted the invitation in the first place was to...
I was shocked – shocked! – to find out there are tech startups in Portugal
Dave McClure: hottest investments, favorite start-ups, biggest screwups, and clueless founders
Venture capital and education: a visual history of the past decade (infographic)

500 Startups Mexico City Comes North Of The Border With A Mountain View Demo Day

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Today, Dave McClure’s 500 Startups showed off some of its Latin America flavor. Just a day before its 500 Startups Accelerator Demo Day, the venture firm previewed some of the companies it has incubated in Mexico. Today in Mountain View, Calif., 500 Startups Mexico City held its first demo day...
500 Startups Mexico City Comes North Of The Border With A Mountain View Demo Day

What The Curebit Saga Teaches Us About Copyright, Plagiarism And Reputation

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The startup Curebit brought something of a firestorm down on its head recently. Here's how VentureBeat broke the story: Curebit, a Y Combinator startup that just closed a round of funding from Dave McClure’s 500 Startups fund, has been caught red-handed stealing HTML code, images, and the like from 37signals....
What The Curebit Saga Teaches Us About Copyright, Plagiarism And Reputation

Why I Don’t Check In On Foursquare

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When I was at South by Southwest in Austin a few weeks ago, checking in on Foursquare and Gowalla was useful as it helped people know where I was and friends reciprocated letting me know where they were at. It was also somewhat novel being able to get new badges...
Why I Don’t Check In On Foursquare
Facebook payments to challenge PayPal, Google, Apple, and more

Naked, Drunken Stupidity And A Jerk-Of-A 'Friend' May Cost A Startup Founder His Acquisition

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AlphaBoost CEO Matt Monahan is currently trying to sell his social marketing startup, Nitasha Tiku and Patrick Clark of BetaBeat report. But that might prove to be a bit more difficult than expected, in light of his "friend" posting a video of Monahan drunk and naked while on vacation in India...
Naked, Drunken Stupidity And A Jerk-Of-A 'Friend' May Cost A Startup Founder His Acquisition

Ellen Pao: I’m Not Quitting Kleiner Perkins

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Ms. Pao (kpcb.com) Ellen Pao has broken her silence to issue a short statement regarding her position at Kleiner Perkins, the firm she is suing for gender discrimination–on Quora, of all places. (Quora: a publicist’s nightmare?) On a question asking if she had left the firm following her lawsuit, Ms....
Ellen Pao: I’m Not Quitting Kleiner Perkins
500 Startups Raises $10M '500 Durians' Micro Fund, Hires Khailee Ng As Venture Partner To Invest In SE Asia
Comparison Engine VERSUS IO Adds Further $2.8M To Its Coffers From Earlybird, Dave McClure, Others

Facebook acquires talent behind brand marketer Momentus Media

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Facebook “acq-hired” a co-founder of viral brand marketing agency Momentus Media, which was behind campaigns for Levi’s, LMFAO and Taio Cruz. Chris Turitzin will be joining the Facebook growth, engagement and mobile team while Momentus itself continues on under co-founder Carina Koo. The social network approached Momentus Media a few...
Facebook acquires talent behind brand marketer Momentus Media
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