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Genesis Angels: A new VC fund for robotics, AR and AI, chaired by a former Israeli Prime Minister

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Editor’s note: This story was written by Henn Idan and Yaniv Feldman and was originally published in Hebrew by Newsgeek, the largest tech blog In Israel.  At an unofficial press conference held yesterday, former prime minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert announced the founding of a new venture capital fund named Genesis...
Genesis Angels: A new VC fund for robotics, AR and AI, chaired by a former Israeli Prime Minister

U.S. VC Fundraising Up 22 Percent To $4.1B In Q1 2013, But Number Of Funds Raised Down

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According to an NVCA and Thomson Reuters report issued this morning, U.S. venture capital firms raised $4.1 billion from 35 funds in the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 22 percent. But compared to Q4 2012, there is a 14 percent decrease by number of funds. The actual number...
U.S. VC Fundraising Up 22 Percent To $4.1B In Q1 2013, But Number Of Funds Raised Down

Balanced closes $3.4M seed round to help it expand its payment fraud solution worldwide

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Balanced Payments has raised $2 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Collaborative Fund, and several angel investors to help close out its $3.4 million seed round. With this investment, the company says that it will focus on improving its payments solution so that it will work for “the toughest type of e-commerce...
Balanced closes $3.4M seed round to help it expand its payment fraud solution worldwide

Kleiner Perkins’ new fund will bring new faces, partners

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Ray Lane is not in KP15, but don't count him out As Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers raises its 15th fund, there are signs the venerable VC firm is getting ready for a changing of the guard. Longtime general partners Brook Byers, Ray Lane, and Bill Joy will not be...
Kleiner Perkins’ new fund will bring new faces, partners
Thanks Groupon: NEA closes monster $2.6B fund

Frazier Healthcare files to raise a $400 million venture fund

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Frazier Healthcare, a  21-year-old venture capital firm with offices in Seattle and Silicon Valley, has filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $400 million for its seventh venture fund. The firm was founded by former Immunex Chief Financial Officer Alan Frazier, and now includes general...
Frazier Healthcare files to raise a $400 million venture fund

Venture Returns Are Horrible, And it’s the Fault of… the Investors?

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If there is one thing the investors in venture capital funds are good at, it’s wimping out. Limited partners in venture funds, or LPs, have historically sucked at standing up to their general partners. They’re so bad at it that a new white paper from the Kaufman Foundation blames investors...
Venture Returns Are Horrible, And it’s the Fault of… the Investors?

Andreessen Horowitz Partners Pledge Half Their VC Income to Philanthropy

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The six general partners of Andreessen Horowitz are taking on a modified version of Warren Buffett’s “Giving Pledge” for billionaires. Today, they’ve pledged to give at least half the income made from their venture capital careers to philanthropic causes, during their lifetimes. Andreessen Horowitz This is something top VCs John...
Andreessen Horowitz Partners Pledge Half Their VC Income to Philanthropy
Marc Andreessen on A16Z's growing partnership: Great things come in clusters

Should Startups Pitch Associates For Funding?

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As an entrepreneur raising funding, it's easy to get into the mentality of pitching to anyone who will listen, but an active discussion amongst the investment community has sparked considerable debate on whether or not entrepreneurs should be more respectful of the chain of command. Should startups be pitching associates...
Should Startups Pitch Associates For Funding?

Andreessen Horowitz to give half their earnings to charity

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A different type of return on investment Venture capital firm makes a bold philanthropic pledge. FORTUNE -- The general partners of Andreessen Horowitz have pledged to donate at least half of their future venture capital earnings to philanthropic causes. And, to begin, they have sprinkled $1 million on Silicon Valley...
Andreessen Horowitz to give half their earnings to charity

Greylock Adds Joseph Ansanelli As Its Newest Partner To Focus On Enterprise

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Sand Hill Road venture capital firm Greylock Partners is announcing today that it’s added a new face to its roster of general partners: Joseph Ansanelli, a longtime tech industry entrepreneur. Though Greylock may be best known at the moment for its recent investments in the consumer Internet space, and...
Greylock Adds Joseph Ansanelli As Its Newest Partner To Focus On Enterprise

Don't let VCs (or anyone) define greatness for you

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“A great man is always willing to be little.“ - Ralph Waldo Emerson If you unquestionably know what you want to do with your life, stop reading this post. If you’re still here, and you’re like me, you struggle constantly with purpose and meaning.  And when pressed for a...
Don't let VCs (or anyone) define greatness for you

Trinity Ventures Has Raised Its $325M Eleventh Fund

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Hey, remember that $325 million fund we said Trinity Ventures was raising last week? Well, the firm says it finished raising the fund yesterday. General partner Fred Wang tells me that the target for the fund, Trinity Ventures XI, was $300 million (the same as its last fund), but there...
Trinity Ventures Has Raised Its $325M Eleventh Fund
Dyn grabs $38M, adds Jason Calacanis to its board
Lean VC: Why small is beautiful in venture capital

Google Ventures by sector: 63% mobile and Internet, 37% commerce, life science, energy, big data

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Google Ventures has released its “Year In Review” for 2012, bringing together a number of stats which showcase the firm’s progress over the past twelve months. Many of the details shared have already been public for some time, including the fund’s growth to $300 million per year, but Google Ventures had...
Google Ventures by sector: 63% mobile and Internet, 37% commerce, life science, energy, big data

Small Is Beautiful: Greycroft Partners Raises $175 Million in Third Fund

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Greycroft Partners has closed a $175 million fund, its third since it began investing in consumer Internet and media companies in mid-2000. In a press release the New York and Los Angeles-based venture firm said the fund was oversubscribed. But general partner Alan Patricof noted that Greycroft capped the...
Small Is Beautiful: Greycroft Partners Raises $175 Million in Third Fund

Benchmark's Gurley: Uber is our fastest-growing company ever

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Bill Gurley, one of the general partners at the VC, noted Uber is rising even quicker than eBay, a earlier investment by the firm. [Read more]...
Benchmark's Gurley: Uber is our fastest-growing company ever

Valley Vets Launch $10M Savannah Fund, Sub-Saharan Africa’s First Accelerator

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We’ve written about i/o Ventures in San Francisco and its glitzier cousin in LA. The newest venture by i/o co-founder Paul Bragiel and i/o entrepreneur-in-residence Mbwana Alliy is significantly different. Today, at a conference in Nairobi, they are launching the first Sub-Saharan African Incubator and Accelerator, called the Savannah Fund....
Valley Vets Launch $10M Savannah Fund, Sub-Saharan Africa’s First Accelerator

Fast-growing cloud infrastructure startup SingleHop grabs $27.5M from Battery

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Infrastructure-as-a-service startup SingleHop has raised $27.5 million in its first round of funding, cash that will help it quickly accelerate growth, the company announced today. SingleHop has been slowly making a name for itself in the cloud computing and cloud infrastructure arena. The company’s proprietary management platform, called LEAP,...
Fast-growing cloud infrastructure startup SingleHop grabs $27.5M from Battery
Software is eating the world, and Andreessen Horowitz is fueling its appetite

Andreessen-Horowitz partners say they’ll give half of their profits to charity

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Following the example set by philanthropists like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, the venture capitalists at Andreessen Horowitz have made a joint pledge to donate at least half of their substantial incomes to charity. The firm’s six general partners all made the commitment, announced today in a blog post...
Andreessen-Horowitz partners say they’ll give half of their profits to charity

What Bubble? Andreessen Horowitz Raises $1.5 Billion Mega-Fund, Its Third.

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How green is Silicon Valley? Very, it seems. As expected, and as has been widely reported (including here), Andreessen Horowitz finally announced its latest venture fund, raising $1.5 billion for venture investments. The huge amount is the Silicon Valley firm’s third. Its investments in its previous two funds have...
What Bubble? Andreessen Horowitz Raises $1.5 Billion Mega-Fund, Its Third.

Google Ventures Announces Its Newest General Partner, MG Siegler

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After 19 months of working with our founder, Michael Arrington, on setting up CrunchFund, MG Siegler has moved on to a similar role at a firm that continues to make waves in the venture world, Google Ventures. In a post on his own blog today, Siegler discussed the move, saying...
Google Ventures Announces Its Newest General Partner, MG Siegler
Get funded! An idiot's guide to mastering the venture capital game

Andreessen Horowitz partners to give away half of VC earnings

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According to the Wall Street Journal, the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm said its six general partners will give away half their lifetime VC earnings. [Read more]...
Andreessen Horowitz partners to give away half of VC earnings

Holy Philanthropy! Andreessen Horowitz GPs Pledge to Give Half of Their Income to Charity

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Andreessen Horowitz is announcing that the firm’s six general partners will donate at least half of all income from their venture capital careers to philanthropic causes. That’s at least half of everything they make from venture capital — for life. It includes all fees, carry, salaries – everything. The lucky recipient...
Holy Philanthropy! Andreessen Horowitz GPs Pledge to Give Half of Their Income to Charity

Dyn Raises $38M Series A Round Led by North Bridge, Adds Jason Calacanis To Its Board

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Dyn, the infrastructure-as-a-service company that’s probably best known for DynDNS, just announced that it has raised a $38 million Series A round led by North Bridge. The New Hampshire-based company, which was bootstrapped in 2001, focuses on providing its clients with DNS and email infrastructure services. As part of this...
Dyn Raises $38M Series A Round Led by North Bridge, Adds Jason Calacanis To Its Board

Andreessen-Horowitz Just Raised a $1.5 BILLION Fund

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Wow! Andressen-Horowitz just raised its third fund — a whopping $1.5 billion. The investing firm has raised $2.7 billion altogether. Andreessen-Horowitz is an investor in Airbnb and Pinterest. Partner Ben Horowitz explained in a blog post this morning how the company keeps doing it: basically, the firm works hard...
Andreessen-Horowitz Just Raised a $1.5 BILLION Fund
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