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Big-Name VCs Form "Glass Collective" to Back Google Glass App Makers

Salesforce's Do takes on Asana with new deal flow, contacts features

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Plenty of task apps out there want to help you get your “to dos” done. But Salesforce is hoping you don’t mistake their Do for one of them. After acquiring the productivity app Manymoon and relaunching it as Do last year, the enterprise giant is set to announce Thursday that...
Salesforce's Do takes on Asana with new deal flow, contacts features
Funding daily: Be your own DJ at the bar

CloudFlare Is In Talks to Raise Funding At Near A $1 Billion Valuation

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CloudFlare, a San Francisco-based startup that protects web sites from security threats and speeds up their load times, has been in talks to raise funding at a valuation that is around $1 billion, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions. Apparently on the back of the company’s growth, there...
CloudFlare Is In Talks to Raise Funding At Near A $1 Billion Valuation

AngelList Now Matching Start-Ups With as Much as $12M Funding and 100 New Hires Per Month

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AngelList, the matchmaking site for start-ups and investors, facilitates all sorts of early stage technology funding deals. But the site is free and mostly open, so it often doesn’t get formal recognition for its role. Today AngelList announced that start-ups had raised $12 million on AngelList in the past 30...
AngelList Now Matching Start-Ups With as Much as $12M Funding and 100 New Hires Per Month

US companies raised $8.1 billion through 863 VC deals in Q2 2012: Report

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According to a new report released this morning by Dow Jones VentureSource, U.S.-based companies raised $8.1 billion through 863 venture capital deals during the second quarter of 2012. That’s a 3 percent drop compared to the same period last year, in terms of number of deals, but more notably a...
US companies raised $8.1 billion through 863 VC deals in Q2 2012: Report

Spark raises fourth fund at $450m. Its ambitions have grown well beyond just media

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Back when Spark Capital launched in 2005, sources in the Boston venture community whispered to me that they worried that Todd Dagres might be having a mid-life crisis. In general, the world wasn’t super hot on consumer Internet companies back then. And the original premise of his new venture firm...
Spark raises fourth fund at $450m. Its ambitions have grown well beyond just media

Rulers of the Cloud: Your CEO has a SalesForce.com-Powered TweetDeck, and She's Following You

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Today, we drop another another segment in the Rulers of the Cloud series, focusing on SalesForce.com, the cloud innovator that re-invented the rules of CRM (Customer Relationship Management). SalesForce is growing into a big company, recently announcing over a $1 billion in revenue annual run rate. Yet, the company is...
Rulers of the Cloud: Your CEO has a SalesForce.com-Powered TweetDeck, and She's Following You

Dorm Room Fund heads to San Francisco, Philly team backs Whamix in second deal

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First Round Capital‘s Dorm Room Fund launches its third city today. The fund, which gives teams of college students $500,000 to invest in companies on campus, is now taking applications in San Francisco. This follows the original fund in Philadelphia, which has now made two investments, and the second chapter in...
Dorm Room Fund heads to San Francisco, Philly team backs Whamix in second deal

A new door opens for startup investors

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This sponsored post is produced by MicroVentures. Startup investing used to be only for the rich, only if you knew the right people, and only in deals in your city. Those factors left many interested investors on the sidelines. But today, it’s a lot easier to become an angel investor...
A new door opens for startup investors

Making Seed-Stage Investing Easier

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A rising class of professional “angel” investors–who typically put sums of less than $1 million to work in a start-up company–is changing the venture-capital landscape. Now these angels and their smaller investments, dubbed “seed” stage investments, have their own set of legal documents to go with them. Ted Wang, an...
Making Seed-Stage Investing Easier
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The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs

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In my recent piece Reengineering Capitalism I highlighted a phenomenon that the global entrepreneurship ecosystem is paying very little attention to: Over 99% of entrepreneurs who seek funding get rejected. Yet, the entire world is focused on the 1% that is "fundable." The media, when pitched a startup story, is...
The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs

Google Ventures, Maveron and others bankroll crowdfunding platform CircleUp

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Maveron, the Seattle venture capital firm led by Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz and former investment banker Dan Levitan, has joined with Union Square Ventures, Google Ventures and Clayton Christensen’s Rose Park Advisors to bankroll crowdfunding startup CircleUp. The San Francisco company is bringing in $7.5 million in series A funding, described...
Google Ventures, Maveron and others bankroll crowdfunding platform CircleUp
Stained Glass Labs Launches As A Wearable Computing Startup Incubator

Flybridge Capital Partners Plants NYC Flag for Early Stage Deals

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Boston-based Flybridge Capital Partners has officially opened the doors to its New York office. David Aronoff, one of the firm’s five partners, moved to New York earlier this year. He’ll lead the office’s investments alongside Principal Matt Witheiler, who recently moved to New York, and a new associate hire. Caitlin...
Flybridge Capital Partners Plants NYC Flag for Early Stage Deals

Investors: A new way to invest in startups

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This sponsored post is produced by MicroVentures. Startup investing used to be only for the rich, only if you knew the right people, and only in deals in your city. Those factors left many interested investors on the sidelines. But today, it’s a lot easier to become an angel investor...
Investors: A new way to invest in startups

You can help startups raise capital at Microventures

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This sponsored post is produced by MicroVentures. The new Crowdfunding laws are about to open up angel investing to almost everyone. Gone are the days where you have to risk $50,000 or more, receive a personal invitation to invest from a friend, or only see a limited number of deals...
You can help startups raise capital at Microventures
Russia’s RTP Ventures expands U.S. operations, adds managing directors in New York and Boston

AngelList Debuts Customer Counts And References For Startups, Seeing Record Job Matches

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AngeList continues to add compelling features to its service that matches early-stage startups with investors. The platform just debuted a new tool that will show new customer counts in a given time, and show which startups are trending by customer count. The hybrid social network, communication and crowdsourcing platform allows...
AngelList Debuts Customer Counts And References For Startups, Seeing Record Job Matches
With Software Eating The World, Venture Will Deviate From Historical Returns, Horowitz Says

Tech Companies Rejoice! IVP's New Jumbo Fund Totals $1 Billion.

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Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) could be considered an old-timer in the world of venture investing, especially by today’s youthful Silicon Valley standards. At 32 years old, the venture firm has backed more than 300 companies and has witnessed 90 companies go public. Some of its better-known deals include comScore, Dropbox, HomeAway, Kayak, LivingSocial, Netflix,...
Tech Companies Rejoice! IVP's New Jumbo Fund Totals $1 Billion.

There is No Perfect VP of Sales and Marketing

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Sales and marketing are not the same thing. It's true they both deal with relationship management and it's true that neither of these job descriptions require hardcore engineering, but just because they're both in the realm of words over code does not mean that they are the same. At the...
There is No Perfect VP of Sales and Marketing

Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation

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Today's venture capital deal flow to innovative new companies looks a lot like a fat man trying to squeeze into a slim Italian suit. It just doesn't fit. The new shape of innvovation is a lot more inclusive of new approaches and sources of startup funding. In 2000, venture capitalists...
Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation
How to respond to a cold call email from an associate at a big VC firm

Facebook IPO could be delayed until June due to “lack of involvement” from Mark Zuckerberg

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Fresh news from CNBC indicates that Facebook may face an unexpected delay in its IPO. Citing a number of issues, including deal flow and ‘distractions,’ the huge offering could be pushed back until June. Also noted was the fact that Mark Zuckerberg has been relatively uninvolved, making it hard for...
Facebook IPO could be delayed until June due to “lack of involvement” from Mark Zuckerberg
Life after "Shark Tank" -- The real story of how UniKey finally came to market

Surprise! Consumer Internet Companies Fuel Euro Growth VC Growth

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Dow Jones VentureSource has released some figures about European venture capital which we should all take a look at and chew over. The headline news is something that you might not have predicted a few years ago. Given that bigger European tech companies have been largely drawn from the Enterpise/B2B...
Surprise! Consumer Internet Companies Fuel Euro Growth VC Growth

Andreessen Horowitz Confirms Its Scout Program, Calls Out Lazy Angels Who Hate Competition

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It’s all coming out now. Andreessen Horowitz Partners has just confirmed that it too has been operating a stealthy scout program. In case you missed it, last week we uncovered a little-known trend of VCs secretly investing in cash-poor, network-rich entrepreneurs who in turn invest that money in other entrepreneurs...
Andreessen Horowitz Confirms Its Scout Program, Calls Out Lazy Angels Who Hate Competition
Calling All B2B Startups: There’s An Accelerator In Dallas Looking For You
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