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Argus Lab, creator of Siri rival Jini, lands $640k from Samsung Chief Strategy Officer, other angels

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Argus Lab, the Belgian company behind soon-to-launch mobile virtual assistant Jini, has closed a €500,000 ($640,000) seed funding round from a number of angel investors, including Samsung President and Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn. The company — which has offices in Antwerp, Belgium, and Palo Alto, US — says that...
Argus Lab, creator of Siri rival Jini, lands $640k from Samsung Chief Strategy Officer, other angels

Samsung Ventures continues its investment offensive with DBaaS company Cloudant

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Just two weeks after Samsung Ventures made a strategic investment in mobile security firm Fixmo for an undisclosed sum, Samsung Ventures has added yet another investment to its growing portfolio. Cloudant is a Boston-based software company, providing distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solutions to enterprises. Samsung’s latest strategic investment will be used for...
Samsung Ventures continues its investment offensive with DBaaS company Cloudant
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Samsung Invests In Cloudant, A CIA-Backed, YC Alum That Specializes In Database-As-A-Service Technologies

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Samsung continues to come good on its commitment to investing in more startups that will help it build out its portfolio of services beyond hardware. Today the company announced that it has taken a strategic investment in Cloudant — a specialist in cloud-based mobile enterprise solutions, specifically around the area...
Samsung Invests In Cloudant, A CIA-Backed, YC Alum That Specializes In Database-As-A-Service Technologies
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The New VC Kids On The Block Helping Europe's Startups To Pick Up The Pace

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In dribs and drabs, the European venture capital scene has started to look gradually more like it will develop a broader range of VCs than in the past. True, the majority of European VC funds have not performed well, but I’m not here to talk about the incumbents but more...
The New VC Kids On The Block Helping Europe's Startups To Pick Up The Pace

Wikinvest Pivots to Sigfig, a Comparison Site for Investments

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Wikinvest got its start five years ago as exactly that: a wiki for investments. Now, after tracking $30 billion worth of assets, the company has twisted that data into a consumer site with better tools, a better interface, and a business model. It’s called Sigfig (short for significant figures, a...
Wikinvest Pivots to Sigfig, a Comparison Site for Investments

Apple's investment manager wrestles with $120 billion problem

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Apple's investment manager wrestles with $120 billion problem: Juliette Garside for The Guardian on Apple's cash: That pile has grown from $9bn when Braeburn was established in 2006 to more than $120bn (£75bn), according to Apple's financial results on Thursday. That is a shade less than the $130bn Bridgewater Associates,...
Apple's investment manager wrestles with $120 billion problem

Deutsche Telekom's T-Venture Takes A Punt On P2P Betting Exchange Smarkets, Leads $2.3M Funding Round

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Smarkets, the UK-based peer-to-peer betting exchange, has raised a fresh $2.3 million round of funding led by Deutsche Telekom’s T-Venture, along with existing backer Passion Capital. This brings the London startup’s total funding to $3.3m. The addition capital will be used to “accelerate technical and product development”, specifically through staffing...
Deutsche Telekom's T-Venture Takes A Punt On P2P Betting Exchange Smarkets, Leads $2.3M Funding Round
Wealthfront takes on old-school finance with $20M from top tier VCs

Nutmeg launches to help people with regular incomes manage their investments

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Nutmeg, the investment manager, has finally launched to provide individuals in the UK with a way to manage their portfolios. When we last checked in earlier this year, Nutmeg had just nailed down $5.3 million to gear up for its debut and now the site is open for business for...
Nutmeg launches to help people with regular incomes manage their investments

We Can't Keep Growing Like This

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A couple of questions for you to ponder over your morning coffee: What's the sustainable long-term growth rate for the world population? And, relatedly... What's the sustainable long-term growth rate of the world economy? Go ahead--take a guess. 2% annual population growth? 4%-5% economic growth? That sounds reasonable, right?...
We Can't Keep Growing Like This

A new Euro early-stage VC emerges: Connect Ventures raises €16m for €43m target fund

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Entrepreneurs in Europe often lament the lack of venture capital flowing into early-stage businesses in these parts, and it’s true that access to smart seed money leaves much to be desired across the continent, overall. Today sees the formal launch of a new early-stage VC firm called Connect Ventures (not...
A new Euro early-stage VC emerges: Connect Ventures raises €16m for €43m target fund
Wealth Management Site Betterment Throws Bombs at Financial Advisors

After Doug Kass Tweeted Apple Might Do A Stock Split, He Started Selling His Shares (AAPL)

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Here's something that will make you feel a little bit queasy. Yesterday, investment manager, and media personality, Doug Kass tweeted a rumor that Apple was going to announce a stock split today. Right around the time he fired off his tweet, Apple's stock was taking off, erasing a loss on...
After Doug Kass Tweeted Apple Might Do A Stock Split, He Started Selling His Shares (AAPL)

Nutmeg Raises $5.3M From Pentech, Tim Draper And Others To Make Financial Management Less Stuffy

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Nutmeg, the U.K. ‘online investment manager’ that aims to take the complexity out of financial products, has raised a £3.4m ($5.3m) VC round led by Pentech and Daniel Aegerter, the Swiss chairman of Armada Investment Group. But perhaps more headline-grabbing is that legendary Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper also participated....
Nutmeg Raises $5.3M From Pentech, Tim Draper And Others To Make Financial Management Less Stuffy
Samsung Ventures backs Cloudant with undisclosed investment

Apple's investment manager wrestles with $120bn problem

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Braeburn Capital is investing the cash Apple has amassed thanks to the global appetite for its consumer electronicsIt is one of the world's largest hedge funds, with $121bn under management, but its name is virtually unknown in financial circles. Braeburn Capital is not operated from the top floor of a...
Apple's investment manager wrestles with $120bn problem

BlackRock seeks $80M Twitter stake, at $9B valuation--reports

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Global investment manager has offered to buy stock from early Twitter employees, in a deal with a valuation that's a jump of more than 10 percent from the social network's most recent fund-raising, in 2011. [Read more]...
BlackRock seeks $80M Twitter stake, at $9B valuation--reports

Facebook recovers despite end of share lockup, but UK shares slump to lowest level since July

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Social network giant defies expectations of further falls, but investors elsewhere cautious on eurozone and US economiesAfter a near 50% slump in value following its much-hyped flotation in May, Facebook has recovered some of its poise despite the prospect of a wave of selling by company insiders.On Wednesday, a restriction...
Facebook recovers despite end of share lockup, but UK shares slump to lowest level since July

Connect Ventures backs Citymapper, adds ex-Doughty Hanson investor Sitar Teli as third partner

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Earlier this year, Europe saw a new early-stage investment firm enter the scene, with London-based Connect Ventures raising an initial 16 million euros for its first fund (target size roughly 43 million euros). At launch, Connect Ventures had two partners: Pietro Bezza (an Italy-born serial entrepreneur, angel investor and Seedcamp...
Connect Ventures backs Citymapper, adds ex-Doughty Hanson investor Sitar Teli as third partner
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Betting exchange Smarkets lands $2.3m from Deutsche Telekom's T-Venture, Passion Capital

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Smarkets, a London, UK-based startup that facilitates peer-to-peer betting on sports, TV shows, politics and whatnot, has secured $2.3 million in venture capital from T-Venture, the investment arm of Deutsche Telekom, and prior backer Passion Capital. Randeep Wilkhu, Senior Investment Manager at T-Venture, and Passion Capital partner Robert Dighero will...
Betting exchange Smarkets lands $2.3m from Deutsche Telekom's T-Venture, Passion Capital

KASS: I Hear Apple Is Going To Announce A Stock Split Tomorrow (AAPL)

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Treat this one lightly, but investment manager Doug Kass is floating a rumor that Apple will announce a stock split tomorrow at its shareholders' meeting. High above the Alps my Gnome is hearing a rumor that Apple will announce a stock split at tomorrow's shareholder meeting.$AAPL -- Douglas Kass (@DougKass)...
KASS: I Hear Apple Is Going To Announce A Stock Split Tomorrow (AAPL)

Betterment Introduces Retirement Accounts, Lowers Fees

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Mr. Stein. Betterment, the online investment manager for individuals that TechCrunch named "New York's Best Startup" in 2010, just announced it'll be delivering more for less. The startup introduced individual retirement accounts, or IRAs, in addition to its investing accounts, and changed to a lower fee structure at the same...
Betterment Introduces Retirement Accounts, Lowers Fees
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