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Dave McClure's 500 Startups raising $50M fund

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The fund and accelerator 500 Startups is trying raising a new fund to keep plowing money into early stage companies. [Read more]...
Dave McClure's 500 Startups raising $50M fund

Canadian Angel Boris Wertz Raises $15 Million To Launch Micro-VC Fund Version One Ventures

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After years of investing his own money, Canadian angel Boris Wertz has raised $15 million and created a new fund that will enable him to make even larger investments in early-stage startups. The fund, which will be focused on consumer Internet, software-as-a-service, e-commerce, and mobile companies. Wertz was the Chief...
Canadian Angel Boris Wertz Raises $15 Million To Launch Micro-VC Fund Version One Ventures

Nielsen Launches $25M Chief Scientist Backed Early Stage Investment Fund In Israel

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After being awarded the mandate to launch a government-backed technology incubator in July 2012, Nielsen is today announcing the launch of ‘Nielsen Innovate‘, a $25M Israeli fund dedicated to early stage investments in web, media, research, measurement, and advertising startups. The fund is co-owned with Partam High Tech, the private...
Nielsen Launches $25M Chief Scientist Backed Early Stage Investment Fund In Israel

"In The Studio," OATV's Renee DiResta Reflects On Her Transition From Trading To Investing

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” opens up February by hosting a former Wall Street derivatives trader turned early-stage venture investor in San Francisco. Renee DiResta, an Associate with O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), is relatively new...
"In The Studio," OATV's Renee DiResta Reflects On Her Transition From Trading To Investing
Here's Where Ivy League Students Go When They Graduate [Presentation]

Nice. Chicago has its own early stage startup accelerator. Excelerate 2010. 10 great early stage companies wanted (http://bit.ly/9252Ek)

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Nice. Chicago has its own early stage startup accelerator. Excelerate 2010. 10 great early stage companies wanted (http://bit.ly/9252Ek)
Source: Lefkofsky and Samwer Were the Ones Banging the Table Insisting Groupon IPO Immediately

Adriana Cisneros talks 21212, mentorship, Latin America and education [Interview]

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Adriana Cisneros was one of the guest speakers at 21212 Demo Day in Rio de Janeiro last week. If you are wondering why, the answer is simple: she is one of the mentors who is helping 21212′s accelerated startups get off the ground. This is certainly an interesting combination, as early-stage companies...
Adriana Cisneros talks 21212, mentorship, Latin America and education [Interview]
gSchool is now in session: Denver developers to master programming peaks

Submissions are open for the MobileBeat 2013 Innovation Showdown!

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for the MobileBeat 2013 Innovation Showdown, one of the highlights of our 6th annual event on the the future of mobile. Mobile startups: This is your chance to showcase your...
Submissions are open for the MobileBeat 2013 Innovation Showdown!

Yes, it really is harder to land that series A round from VCs

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Photo via Images of Money A lot has been made about the so-called “series A crunch” — the idea that it is increasingly challenging for early-stage companies to continue to raise financing as they move beyond the idea stage. That’s always been the case in the startup arena with more...
Yes, it really is harder to land that series A round from VCs

The JOBS Act: Coming Soon to a Startup Near You, If the SEC Would Just Get Out of the Way

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Earlier today, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a set of proposed regulatory changes as part of the implementation of the JOBS Act. The Act, which is supposed to simplify the process for raising capital for startups, gave us the promise of disrupting the venture capital industry. Instead, the SEC...
The JOBS Act: Coming Soon to a Startup Near You, If the SEC Would Just Get Out of the Way

Startups Compete To Win The Mobile App CRM Battle

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Editor’s note: Ankur Jain is an investor at Nexus Venture Partners. Nexus invests in early stage companies across sectors in India and US, and manages $600 million in assets. Follow him on Twitter @Ankur_Jain_VC. The rapid growth of mobile device use has created major gaps in CRM capability. As smartphone adoption has exploded,...
Startups Compete To Win The Mobile App CRM Battle

Silicon Valley remains an Obama stronghold, but Romney collecting millions as well

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According to a fascinating report in Politico, the money game that is Silicon Valley is in high gear. No, I don’t mean the tactic of investing in high-growth, early-stage companies, but instead the game that is played by politicians, who descend on the tech locale looking for dollars. That they often...
Silicon Valley remains an Obama stronghold, but Romney collecting millions as well

The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups

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The New York Times has just announced timeSpace; an incubator which invites early stage media startups into the company’s headquarters. The program will allow up to five companies to connect with NY Times staff, demo their product, and “teach/learn alongside entrepreneurs and employees who make their livings in digital media, technology...
The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups

Meet the 11 startup grads from the Portland Seed Fund

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Portland is certainly growing as a startup city, and now there’s a new batch of companies ready to make their mark in the Rose City. The two-year-old Portland Seed Fund just graduated its fourth class of early-stage companies. The incubator, a unique public-private partnership supported by various government agencies and organizations, gave the startups $25,000...
Meet the 11 startup grads from the Portland Seed Fund
Startup orphans: More than 1,000 early-stage companies to be abandoned

How To Appeal To Investors: Top VCs Reveal The Anatomy Of A Successful Entrepreneur

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There’s a lot of money floating around Silicon Valley right now, and it’s becoming easier and easier for entrepreneurs to get access to the capital they need to get their companies off the ground. Resources like AngelList are trying to level the playing field, and facilitate conversations between founder and...
How To Appeal To Investors: Top VCs Reveal The Anatomy Of A Successful Entrepreneur
Is the technapolocalypse upon us as investments drop in Q3?

Health tech's monthly checkup: investment nearly tripled in January (infographic)

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Last year may have been a good year for health tech funding — but 2013 is shaping up to be even better. The amount of funding put toward health tech companies in January was up 172 percent over the same time last year, according to StartUp Health Insights, the database run...
Health tech's monthly checkup: investment nearly tripled in January (infographic)

Bloomberg enters world of venture capital with $75M fund

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Bloomberg is launching a new $75 million venture capital fund to support early-stage companies. The fund will be called Bloomberg Beta and will invest in startups that are “producing insights from data” and “making the experience of work better.” This could involve anything from content discovery to human-computer interaction technology....
Bloomberg enters world of venture capital with $75M fund
With $325M in its warchest, Trinity Ventures will invest in SaaS and e-commerce startups

Qualcomm's QPrize shows its philosophy on the mobile world

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MightyText, an app that lets you text to any phone from any device, won Qualcomm’s $100,000 QPrize on Thursday evening. And while cool, the app and the other finalists also offer a glimpse into the way Qualcomm thinks about how mobility and connectivity will change our apps, our habits and...
Qualcomm's QPrize shows its philosophy on the mobile world
Signia Venture Partners' Rick Thompson delivers the über-investor's take on mobile gaming investments (interview)

Startup valuations remained red hot in 2012, but are things cooling?

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Even though venture capital investing fell last year on a national basis, it still remained a good time to raise cash when considering startup valuations. At least that’s the latest from a report by law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, which analyzed valuations of deals in which it played a...
Startup valuations remained red hot in 2012, but are things cooling?

Investment Bank MESA Raises $10M Fund For Early-Stage Deals

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MESA, a boutique investment bank headquartered in New York City, just announced that it has raised $10 million for an early-stage investment fund that it’s calling MESA+. Jacob Brody, formerly MESA’s head of community and business development and now one of the fund’s three partners, told me that MESA+ plans...
Investment Bank MESA Raises $10M Fund For Early-Stage Deals
Pacific Northwest rains angel dollars (as well as actual rain) on seed stage startups

Box Links Up With Seedcamp To Become Europe's Latest Early-Stage Investor

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Box has set its sights on Europe both to pick up new business, and as a place to hunt for the next important technology that might give it an edge over other players in the cloud-based enterprise space. Today, the company announced a new partnership with Seedcamp, the European startup...
Box Links Up With Seedcamp To Become Europe's Latest Early-Stage Investor

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
SEC recognizes FundersClub as first ever online VC
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