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Nordic VC Creandum Closes Its New €135M Fund Targeting 25-30 Seed To Series A Investments

Welsh broadcaster S4C's £4 million digital fund is open for business

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Welsh-language public broadcaster S4C has now opened its planned digital production fund to submissions, becoming the latest TV firm to set aside money for online investments. The money pot is up to £1 million ($1.56 million) per year over the next four years, derived from the approximately £26 million remaining...
Welsh broadcaster S4C's £4 million digital fund is open for business
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SalesGossip Finds A Deal For Itself, Bags £300K Angel Round For Its Fashion Sales Alert Service

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Fashion tech startup, SalesGossip, a platform that offers members exclusive access to fashion sales events and promotions, has raised its first angel round after becoming the winner of RBS EnterprisingU, a competition run by profession social network, LinkedIn, and the British bank, RBS. The round remains undisclosed, though TechCrunch has...
SalesGossip Finds A Deal For Itself, Bags £300K Angel Round For Its Fashion Sales Alert Service

The New Face Of Ad Tech Goes Consumer: Emotion Tracker Affectiva Takes $12M From KPCB, Horizon Ventures, Others

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The worlds of ad technology and consumer engagement in games and other online activities moved a little bit closer together today. Affectiva, a startup spun out the MIT Media Lab with a way of measuring emotional responses from online users by tracking their faces, is today announcing a round of...
The New Face Of Ad Tech Goes Consumer: Emotion Tracker Affectiva Takes $12M From KPCB, Horizon Ventures, Others

After Raising $6.7M For Startups And Winning SEC Approval, AngelList Opens Up Investment Platform To More Companies

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In December, AngelList, a service that matches early stage startups with investors; debuted the ability to allow accredited investors to actually invest in startups on the platform with as little as $1,000. AngelList also partnered with SecondMarket to create an investment vehicle for these investments. Since December, the company is...
After Raising $6.7M For Startups And Winning SEC Approval, AngelList Opens Up Investment Platform To More Companies

A Company Backed By Jeff Bezos Is The Real Winner In The Photo Wars (YHOO)

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If you haven't heard of Aviary yet, you will soon. That's because the New York-based startup, backed by millions of dollars from Jeff Bezos's personal investment vehicle, Bezos Expeditions, is helping both Twitter and Flickr catch up with Instagram. Twitter, in an attempt to get its users to post photos...
A Company Backed By Jeff Bezos Is The Real Winner In The Photo Wars (YHOO)
Groupon founders pump a couple million into a quiet, bank-making LA startup
Sequoia Capital Is Raising A New Dedicated Fund For Its Stealthy 'Scout' Seed Investing Program
HowDo offers intriguing take on instructional storyboards
Who’s buying Facebook stock? Experts put their money where their mouths are
App Search Startup Xyo Scores A Deal With Nokia To Land On Lumia Phones

What Warren Buffett’s huge bets on tech say about the IBM, Google, and Microsoft

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Warren Buffett is famous for his allergy to technology companies and their stocks. I can’t find the quote, but if my memory serves, the Oracle from Omaha once joked that he wanted to have a class answer a question on the value of a theoretical technology company, and that he...
What Warren Buffett’s huge bets on tech say about the IBM, Google, and Microsoft

Appcelerator raises $3m more from Presidio for app development platform

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Exclusive - Appcelerator, the US company behind popular cross-platform iOS, Android and Web app development solution Titanium, has received an extra capital injection to the tune of $3 million, The Next Web has learned. The company recently raised $16 million in Series C funding, but has expanded the financing round...
Appcelerator raises $3m more from Presidio for app development platform

Beats Gets $60 Million For Music Streaming, But It's Not From Apple

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VCs grab a Daisy, and groove to the future of streaming music. Beats Electronics has just won some $60 million in fresh investment cash for its upcoming music streaming service, codename Daisy. The cash comes from a group led by Len Blavatnik, a billionaire investor whose investment vehicle Access...
Beats Gets $60 Million For Music Streaming, But It's Not From Apple

A Q&A With Sheryl Sandberg's Husband, Dave Goldberg On Why He Avoided An IPO For His Company, SurveyMonkey

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Over a year ago, Dave Goldberg, the CEO of online survey company SurveyMonkey decided he wanted to raise fresh capital for his 13-year-old startup. He didn't want to go public to raise capital. He wanted to stay private. At the same time, he wanted to let early employees and investors...
A Q&A With Sheryl Sandberg's Husband, Dave Goldberg On Why He Avoided An IPO For His Company, SurveyMonkey
Twitter cofounder raises money from Jack Dorsey, Bono, Al Gore for mysterious startup Jelly
Realtime Gets $100 Million To Build "Whole New Era Of The Internet," AKA The Real-Time Web
Ooga Labs Takes A Ground-Up Approach To Generate Growth And Network Effects For Startups
Russia’s RTP Ventures expands U.S. operations, adds managing directors in New York and Boston

Matrix Partners Closes On Tenth Fund; Raises $450 Million For Early-Stage Investments

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Matrix Partners just announced the close of Matrix X, the venture firm’s tenth early-stage technology-focused fund. As Fortune’s Dan Primack reported in a scoop in April, the firm raised $450 million for this fund. The fund will be used to make early-stage investments in in consumer internet, mobile, enterprise software...
Matrix Partners Closes On Tenth Fund; Raises $450 Million For Early-Stage Investments

Payleven, A European Square From Samwers’ Rocket Internet, Gets Tens Of Millions Funding From NEA, Holzbrinck, Ru-Net

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With Square yet to enter Europe, there is an increasing amount of activity from would-be competitors looking to fill the same niche using dongles on smartphones to enable card payments. The latest comes from Payleven, which has picked up “tens of millions” of euros in funding from New Enterprise Associates, Holtzbrinck...
Payleven, A European Square From Samwers’ Rocket Internet, Gets Tens Of Millions Funding From NEA, Holzbrinck, Ru-Net
AMD Completes Exit From Chip Manufacturing Biz

CircleUp Opens Today to Help Other Startup Investors

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The JOBS act supposedly paves the way for additional crowdfunded investments. But starting today, a new crowdfunding operator is in business hoping to take out some of the risk for anyone who wants to invest. Called CircleUp.com, the company is taking a different approach to get around the 270-day...
CircleUp Opens Today to Help Other Startup Investors
Realtime gets $100M to create a real-time overlay for the web

Sprint Is Getting Clearwire Without Having To Buy It (S, CLWR)

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One reason SoftBank was keen on taking a controlling stake in Sprint: Sprint had a large minority stake in Clearwire, the operator of a nationwide wireless-data network. The problem: Sprint didn't really control Clearwire. But it soon will, according to reports in Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ...
Sprint Is Getting Clearwire Without Having To Buy It (S, CLWR)

The Obvious Corp. Takes Backseat As Ev Williams, Biz Stone, And Jason Goldman Shift Focus To Individual Startups

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The Obvious Corporation, the startup incubator and investment vehicle headed up by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and former Twitter exec Jason Goldman that has become an umbrella company of sorts to a number of buzzy startups including Medium, Branch, and Lift, is shifting gears, according to a blog...
The Obvious Corp. Takes Backseat As Ev Williams, Biz Stone, And Jason Goldman Shift Focus To Individual Startups

There's One Thing That LivingSocial Is Definitely Hiding (AMZN)

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LivingSocial, the daily-deals company, has debunked an explosive but apparently wholly erroneous report that the company raised debt instead of equity in its latest $110 million financing. LivingSocial CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy revealed that the new investment represents 7.5% of the company, valuing the whole enterprise at a little less than...
There's One Thing That LivingSocial Is Definitely Hiding (AMZN)
The Founders Of Rocket Internet's Square Clone Payleven On Technology And Taking Mobile Payments Mass Market
German publishers want to buy Xing, dump online games
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