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Forbes’ Midas List of top tech investors draws a lot of attention, criticism

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So Forbes yesterday released the 2012 Midas List of top tech investors. Jim Breyer is king of the hill, again, and in fact 5 of the top 10 tech investors have Facebook as a portfolio company (having Twitter, LinkedIn, Zynga or Groupon in the investment portfolio also helps people get...
Forbes’ Midas List of top tech investors draws a lot of attention, criticism

The Power Of Diversification

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I have written about this topic before but it's important and I want to say it again. Investing in startups is risky. If you make just one investment, you are likely going to lose everything. If you make two, you are still likely to lose money. If you make five,...
The Power Of Diversification
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SigFig offers to tune up your investment portfolio

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SigFig, a product born from portfolio tracker Wikinvest, is finally launching formally Tuesday, offering to make understanding investments easy. The free service, which has been in beta, allows users to sync all their investments and monitor them in real-time from one dashboard with extensive analysis conducted  in the background to help...
SigFig offers to tune up your investment portfolio
Investor newbies, here’s another app to make you rich
Russian Firm IMI.VC Raises $75M From Mail.ru Founder Michael Vinchel

PeopleFund invests in Central American game developer LionWorks [Interview]

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Central American game developer LionWorks has closed an investment round led by PeopleFund, the startup announced today. A few weeks ago, the Miami-based fund had backed another gaming venture, PlaySpace (see our story). As PeopleFund strengthens its investment portfolio, we decided to ask a few questions to its president, serial entrepreneur Jose Vargas....
PeopleFund invests in Central American game developer LionWorks [Interview]
Naya Ventures gives birth to "naya" $50M fund

Ned Hooper out at Cisco and Padmasree Warrior moves up

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Ned HooperCisco has shaken up its executive team the networking giant reported in a blog post on Tuesday. Ned Hooper, the former chief strategy officer at Cisco is leaving to start an investment fund, while Padmasree Warrior, the former CTO is stepping up to become the Chief Technology and Strategy...
Ned Hooper out at Cisco and Padmasree Warrior moves up

With new partner, VC firm Aberdare goes all in on digital health

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Venture capital firm Aberdare is evolving with the times. In response to technology, policy and demographic trends that are reshaping the healthcare industry, the group on Tuesday said it is refining its investment thesis. To support its growing emphasis on “transformational health investing,” the firm also said it had hired...
With new partner, VC firm Aberdare goes all in on digital health

Intel Capital Launches $100M Connected Car Fund To Invest In Automotive Technologies

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After launching the Ultrabook Fund to invest in tablet technologies, Intel Capital, the investment arm of chip giant Intel Corporation, has created a $100 million fund to invest in technology innovation in the automotive industry. Called the Intel Capital Connected Car Fund, the new venture vehicle will be targeted primarily...
Intel Capital Launches $100M Connected Car Fund To Invest In Automotive Technologies

How To Pick A Good Startup To Work For And Negotiate A Solid Salary

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The following is an excerpt of a Wealthfront post that promotes a new tool for calculating average startup salaries. We've extracted just the tips, but you can read the full post at Wealthfront. It may sound strange for the CEO of an investment management firm to say this, but managing...
How To Pick A Good Startup To Work For And Negotiate A Solid Salary
What’s next for Kevin Rose? How about Google Ventures partner.
Agriculture startup grows crowdfunding platform to feed the hungry

Sequoia sinks $5M in FutureAdvisor to transform how people manage investments

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FutureAdvisor co-founder Bo Lu Sequoia Capital is investing $5 million in FutureAdvisor, a two-year-old Seattle startup that’s looking to transform the way people choose their investments. Total funding in the company, a graduate of the startup incubator Y Combinator, now stands at $6 million. In addition to the funding, the company is...
Sequoia sinks $5M in FutureAdvisor to transform how people manage investments

How Not To Persuade VC Funder Jeff Clavier To Invest In Your Startup

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Ben and Hermione Way can't seem to catch a break in week two of Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley." After unsuccessfully pitching their health startup Ignite to San Francisco tech investor Dave McClure, the two tried their luck with Jeff Clavier of SoftTech VC, another early stage tech investor. Clavier has...
How Not To Persuade VC Funder Jeff Clavier To Invest In Your Startup

There's No Limit To What These Fiverr Users Will Do For 5 Bucks

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Some people will do anything for a buck.  And if it's five dollars and they're posting on Fiverr, the popular online marketplace, chances are they'll do something bizarre.  We sifted through 500,000+ advertised gigs to pick 12 of our favorites. Here they are, edited for clarity. Juggle fire and recite...
There's No Limit To What These Fiverr Users Will Do For 5 Bucks

Big data VC firm Data Collective steps out of the shadows

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For almost two years, Data Collective has been lurking in Silicon Valley’s shadows, investing seed money in a slew of big data startups without ever showing its face to the public. On Thursday, the firm officially launched, however, with a unique partnership model and an investment portfolio that should make...
Big data VC firm Data Collective steps out of the shadows

Cisco CEO John Chambers Chases Off Yet Another Heir To His Throne (CSCO)

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Cisco has again rearranged its executive ranks with another potential successor to CEO John Chambers out the door. Cisco's chief strategy officer Ned Hooper is out, Cisco announced in a blog post. Hooper, a 13 year veteran at Cisco, was the architect of much of Cisco's big M&A activity including...
Cisco CEO John Chambers Chases Off Yet Another Heir To His Throne (CSCO)

Belly dance: Can Lightbank and Chicago's hot new company avoid Groupon's missteps?

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The two conversations I’ve had with Silicon Valley insiders where loyalty company Belly has come up have both been effusive. But oddly enough, both have invoked the disaster that is Groupon. The first one was an off the record conversation months ago about how Groupon’s inexperience, arrogance and sloppiness...
Belly dance: Can Lightbank and Chicago's hot new company avoid Groupon's missteps?
Wealthfront takes on old-school finance with $20M from top tier VCs

The Right Geeks To Fill The GOP's Tech Void

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To bridge the tech talent gap, 2016 GOP hopefuls might want to pay attention to these Republican tech heavyweights. Silicon Valley has long had a reputation as a Democrat's haven, and it's got the percentage points to prove it. In Nate Silver's recent FiveThirtyEight breakdown of the numbers, President...
The Right Geeks To Fill The GOP's Tech Void

FutureAdvisor Launches Comprehensive Investment Advice Website

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FutureAdvisor launched Tuesday a financial services website that displays, analyzes and offers advice about a user's entire investment portfolio....
FutureAdvisor Launches Comprehensive Investment Advice Website
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The Crowd's Money Can Dominate Early-Stage Investing, But Only If The VCs Get Their Cut

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Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part guest column by Zach Noorani. Part one examined whether equity crowdfunding is a threat to VCs. Zach is a former VC and current second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan. Follow him on Twitter @znoorani. Is angel capital an attractive asset class? Is the...
The Crowd's Money Can Dominate Early-Stage Investing, But Only If The VCs Get Their Cut
For Chris Dixon the next big thing might be bitcoin

India's ACTA: Intellectual Property Rights And Secrecy Stall Treaty

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The European Union has been secretly negotiating a free trade agreement with India since 2007 that is worryingly similar to ACTA. Intellectual property rights enforcement would include border detention and seizure measures of goods being imported by India, exported by India or in transit via India's ports or airports. This...
India's ACTA: Intellectual Property Rights And Secrecy Stall Treaty
Funding Daily: London Calling
Google to sell stake in Clearwire at a huge loss
i2x lays field for investors to unearth seed stage startups
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