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VC Ben Horowitz: 'Every breakthrough idea looks like a stupid idea'

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Starting a company, he said, requires intense courage, determination and the willingness to come across as crazy. [Read more]...
VC Ben Horowitz: 'Every breakthrough idea looks like a stupid idea'

What To Read As Nemo Comes To Town

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We recommend breaking out some hot chocolate and curling up on the couch tonight with these longreads... Worried about the incoming blizzard hitting the Northeast (dear weather forecasters, is it going to be 8 inches or two feet in New York? Have you decided?) Here are some longreads to...
What To Read As Nemo Comes To Town

Ben Horowitz Explains Why Tiny Startup Nicira Was Worth $1.26 Billion To VMware (VMW)

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Today, news broke that VMware bought startup Nicira for $1.26 billion. We got venture capitalist Ben Horowitz on the phone to explain why this young company -- that only came out of stealth mode in February -- was worth that much money. Horowitz was on the board of Nicira, and...
Ben Horowitz Explains Why Tiny Startup Nicira Was Worth $1.26 Billion To VMware (VMW)

Microsoft vets raise cash for productivity startup Tipbit, backed by Ignition and Andreessen Horowitz

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A startup by the name of Tipbit — backed by Ignition Partners and Andreessen Horowitz —wants to make you more productivity. The company is currently accepting folks into a beta program in waves, noting in an email to prospective users that the service is designed to make “everyday business tasks...
Microsoft vets raise cash for productivity startup Tipbit, backed by Ignition and Andreessen Horowitz

An Inside Look At The Fight To Land Top Tech Talent (FB, ZNGA)

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Hiring top talent in tech is increasingly competitive. At the Fortune conference in Aspen, four people in charge of hiring for tech companies talked about how startups with smaller budgets can hope to compete. In the room was Andreessen Horowitz's Shannon Callahan, Facebook's Lori Goler, Zynga's Colleen McCreary, and Wasserman...
An Inside Look At The Fight To Land Top Tech Talent (FB, ZNGA)

Big Data Startups Could Kill This $30 Billion Industry

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When it comes to big data, "size doesn't matter," Ravi Mhatre, managing director of venture firm Lightspeed Ventures just told Business Insider. "It's not just big data. It's got to be fast data and it's got to be meaningful data" he says. There's a new wave of startups trying to...
Big Data Startups Could Kill This $30 Billion Industry
Namo Media raises $1.9M to make non-annoying mobile ads

YC-Backed Telephony Startup Plivo Raises $1.75M From Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Inc. & SV Angel

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Plivo, a Y Combinator-backed telephony startup which offers an API platform for voice and SMS applications, is today announcing having raised $1.75 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Incorporated and SV Angel. For background, the company offers businesses a way to host their voice and messaging applications...
YC-Backed Telephony Startup Plivo Raises $1.75M From Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Inc. & SV Angel

Crunchies Tickets On Sale Now

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It’s time! The first batch of tickets for the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards are available now. Tickets will be released in batches for the annual event honoring the best achievements in tech brought to you by GigaOM, VentureBeat and TechCrunch for general admission purchase. The Crunchies will return, with all...
Crunchies Tickets On Sale Now
CipherCloud secures $30M to secure enterprise apps
Dollar Shave Club Goes Beyond Shaving (And Declares Goal To 'Own The Bathroom') With One Wipe Charlies
After 5 Years With Facebook, Ben Blumenfeld Leaves To Beautify The Future At Designer Fund

Daily deal site Zulily raises $85 million from Andreessen Horowitz, tops 10M members

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Fast-growing daily deal site Zulily has pulled in an additional $85 million in venture capital financing, cash that the Seattle company plans to use to bolster its position in selling books, clothes, toys and other items for babies and kids. The company also announced that it has topped 10 million...
Daily deal site Zulily raises $85 million from Andreessen Horowitz, tops 10M members

Enterprise Cloud Integration Company SnapLogic Raises $20M From Ignition, Andreessen Horowitz

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SnapLogic, a company that helps enterprises integrate their cloud environments with on-premise solutions, has raised $20 million Series C funding round led by Ignition Partners, joined by Triangle Peak Partners and existing investor Andreessen Horowitz. To date, SnapLogic has raised a total of $32.5 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Maples Investments,...
Enterprise Cloud Integration Company SnapLogic Raises $20M From Ignition, Andreessen Horowitz

Disgruntled Developer Dalton Caldwell Gives A Sneak Peek At His Own Social Service, App.net

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The San Francisco developer who caused a stir by proposing an alternative to Twitter has released an alpha version of his own social service. After blasting Twitter on his blog, Dalton Caldwell started work on a competitor that would never take ads and would always love app developers. Two days...
Disgruntled Developer Dalton Caldwell Gives A Sneak Peek At His Own Social Service, App.net
'I Never Wanted To Be An Enterpreneur' Says Jack Dorsey
Clover picks up $3.3M to send payments out into the field

PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System

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PagerDuty has raised $10.7 million from Andreessen Horowitz to build out an IT alert service that is modeled on what Amazon Web Services developed to manage its massive infrastructure. The funding will go toward building additional services to give IT managers a way to quantify how staff is responding to alerts and develop new...
PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System

New York Techie Chris Dixon in Talks to be Next Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

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According to sources, well-know New York techie Chris Dixon is in the final stages of discussions to become a partner at the high-profile Silicon Valley venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. While the deal is not yet complete, Dixon seems likely to become the firm’s latest addition. It’s not clear what...
New York Techie Chris Dixon in Talks to be Next Partner at Andreessen Horowitz
How to pitch to Chris Dixon
Terrifying chart shows huge spike in people Googling 'Who is running for president?'

Annotate, Provocateurs! Impish Ivy Leaguers Behind Rap Genius Raise Millions for Internet Decoder Ring

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Mr. Lehman, Mr. Zechory, and Mr. Moghadam (Photo: Sumner Dilworth, courtesy of Vibe) Visitors who search for Harlem rapper Azealia Banks’s breakout hit “212,” on Rap Genius, an online platform that crowdsources explanations of hip-hop lyrics, will find nearly every verse annotated by the site’s users, who clocked more than...
Annotate, Provocateurs! Impish Ivy Leaguers Behind Rap Genius Raise Millions for Internet Decoder Ring
Turn your friends' social updates into a gossip-soaked, personalized tabloid
Crowdfunding Platform Crowdtilt Lands $12M From Sean Parker, Andreessen & More; Now Acquiring To Expand Into Mobile
An Investor Who Backed eBay Says Now Is A Great Time To Do Consumer Internet Startups
Pinterest Is Now A $2.5 Billion Company

Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub

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If you’re involved in building software, there’s a pretty good chance you use GitHub, the social repository for software code known for the surprise round of funding it took from Andreessen Horowitz last year. Here’s something new going up on GitHub: Starting today, the latest version of documents from Series...
Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub

Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15 million In Rap Genius

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Here’s an investment out of left field, but not really. Andreesen Horowitz is dropping $15M into startup Rap Genius. Here’s what the firm had to say by way of Rap Genius’ blog: I’m delighted to announce that Andreessen Horowitz is investing $15 million in Rap Genius. Given that Rap Genius...
Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15 million In Rap Genius

FiveStars takes its loyalty program out of the US, landing in Canada in partnership with Rogers

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FiveStars, a startup offering a loyalty card program for local businesses, kicked off its first expansion outside the US today via a new partnership with Canadian telecommunications company Rogers. The new program, which is dubbed Vicinity, will be run by Rogers and powered by FiveStars’ proprietary technology, which integrates with point-of-sale (POS)...
FiveStars takes its loyalty program out of the US, landing in Canada in partnership with Rogers

Airbnb for Dogs DogVacay Adds $6M to Take a Bite Out of Sharing Economy

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The sharing economy trend continues with the “Airbnb for Dogs,” Santa Monica-based DogVacay, which helps dog owners to find a home for their pets while they’re away. The company announced today that it has secured $6 million in Series A funding from Benchmark Capital. BetaKit also covered the startup...
Airbnb for Dogs DogVacay Adds $6M to Take a Bite Out of Sharing Economy
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