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Social Ad Startup Adaptly Raises $10.5M From Valhalla And Time Warner

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Adaptly, a startup that manages ad campaigns across multiple social networks, just announced that it has raised $10.5 million in a Series B round of funding. At the same time, it’s launching a new product called Evergreen to help advertisers promote their social network content. The round was led by...
Social Ad Startup Adaptly Raises $10.5M From Valhalla And Time Warner

Keen On... Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location Is The Next Big Thing [TCTV]

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Don Dodge is well known to longtime TechCrunch readers. Dodge was the guy who Mike Arrington turned into a bit of a martyr after he got unceremoniously fired by Microsoft back in November 2009. Indeed, as Dodge told me last week backstage at Disrupt, it was Mike’s very public...
Keen On... Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location Is The Next Big Thing [TCTV]
French fashion startup raises $1.5M to spread 'ineffable French touch' worldwide

AngelList Now Matching Start-Ups With as Much as $12M Funding and 100 New Hires Per Month

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AngelList, the matchmaking site for start-ups and investors, facilitates all sorts of early stage technology funding deals. But the site is free and mostly open, so it often doesn’t get formal recognition for its role. Today AngelList announced that start-ups had raised $12 million on AngelList in the past 30...
AngelList Now Matching Start-Ups With as Much as $12M Funding and 100 New Hires Per Month

Intel buys satellite navigation chips business from ST-Ericsson

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Intel has confirmed that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Global Navigation Satellite System business of ST-Ericsson, extending its investments in positioning technology.The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.ST-Ericsson, a 50-50 semiconductor joint venture by STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, announced earlier on...
Intel buys satellite navigation chips business from ST-Ericsson

Nokia Pumps $250 Million Into Mobile Tech Startups

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Nokia finally had a profitable quarter. Now it's spending a quarter of a billion dollars investing in the future. Nokia has said it's going to invest $250 million into its own worldwide ventures effort, Nokia Growth Partners. The fund invests in mobile communications tech startups. Nokia explained the deal...
Nokia Pumps $250 Million Into Mobile Tech Startups

E-Commerce Focused VC Forerunner Ventures Raises $40 Million For Its First Institutional Fund

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Warby Parker, Birchbox, HotelTonight, Threadflip, Dollar Shave Club. People who follow the booming e-commerce trend will certainly find those names familiar. But up until today, they may not have known one thread that ties them (and a handful of other similar companies all together: Forerunner Ventures. A San Francisco-based venture...
E-Commerce Focused VC Forerunner Ventures Raises $40 Million For Its First Institutional Fund

Skyhigh Networks gets $20M to lift IT out of the shadows

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The use of shadow IT — storing and sharing files on non-sanctioned clouds from Box, Dropbox and others, partly propelled by the bring-your-own-device trend — is not news, because it’s been going on for years despite the compliance and security problems it can pose. But IT leaders are fighting back,...
Skyhigh Networks gets $20M to lift IT out of the shadows
Autonomy explains just how large ‘big data’ is (infographic)

Chip Maker Buys Rival in $939 Million Deal

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Microchip Technology Inc. agreed to buy Standard Microsystems Corp. for about $939 million, the latest sign of market forces pushing mid-sized semiconductor makers together. The chip sector has many specialized vendors, some regularly hit by cyclical swings in the business. Others with ample cash reserves or borrowing power are snapping...
Chip Maker Buys Rival in $939 Million Deal

New pub - Investing in Sustainable Energy Futures: Multilateral Development Banks' Investments in Energy Policy http://ow.ly/179bJ8

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New pub - Investing in Sustainable Energy Futures: Multilateral Development Banks' Investments in Energy Policy http://ow.ly/179bJ8

Nextdoor, Social Network for Neighborhoods, Gets Facebook, LinkedIn Backer

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Nextdoor, a San Francisco-based Web site for connecting neighbors, has something else in common with Facebook and LinkedIn, its far bigger and better known peers in the social networking trade: the same early investor. Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm that made investments years ago in LinkedIn and Facebook, has...
Nextdoor, Social Network for Neighborhoods, Gets Facebook, LinkedIn Backer

Voice Blogging Service Bubble Motion Raises $5M From JAFCO

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Bubble Motion, which offers a popular a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India, Japan, and Indonesia, has raised $5 million in new funding from Japan venture firm, JAFCO. Previous backers include SingTel Innov8, Infocomm Investments, Sequoia Capital, Palomar Ventures, and NGC. Bubble Motion’s Bubbly platform is a voice-blogging phone service...
Voice Blogging Service Bubble Motion Raises $5M From JAFCO

Flipboard CEO Steps To Defend Ellen Pao — And Kleiner Perkins

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Ellen Pao's gender-discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins has left a lot of entrepreneurs in a tough spot—but none as tough as Mike McCue, the CEO of Flipboard. Now he's spoken up with praise for her—and for Kleiner Perkins. @owenthomas Ellen has been and continues to be fantastic to work with...
Flipboard CEO Steps To Defend Ellen Pao — And Kleiner Perkins

AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

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Distil Networks closed a $1.8 million seed round of funding in January. It was raised over time, with participation from TechStars, and ff Venture Capital. Then the company raised another $200,000, this time not from names that you can recognize, but instead form a group of individual – don’t call...
AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

Samsung buys five percent stake in stylus-maker Wacom, strikes manufacturing deal

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You don't have to look much further than the millions of Galaxy Notes sold to realize that Samsung is serious about the stylus, but the company's now made that commitment clearer than ever by buying a piece of Wacom. It's not the biggest of investments for a company of...
Samsung buys five percent stake in stylus-maker Wacom, strikes manufacturing deal
PandoMonthly Presents: A Fireside Chat with Reid Hoffman

Greg McAdoo Exits Sequoia Capital

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Longtime Sequoia Capital venture capitalist Greg McAdoo will be leaving the Silicon Valley firm. The VC has made a number of significant investments as a VC over the years, including in Airbnb, DailyBooth and Y Combinator. Said Sequoia’s Doug Leone: “We’re grateful for Greg’s many contributions to Sequoia over the...
Greg McAdoo Exits Sequoia Capital

Spark Capital Raises $450 Million For Its 4th Fund To See Its Startups All The Way Through To Exit

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Spark Capital, a Boston-based venture capital firm, has raised $450 million for its its fourth and largest fund to date. The fund is about $100 million larger than Spark's last. General Partner Todd Dagres says that's because Spark has "figured out its sweet spot." It wants to ramp up its...
Spark Capital Raises $450 Million For Its 4th Fund To See Its Startups All The Way Through To Exit

There's A Big Misconception About How Companies Become Tech Savvy

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Being among the best in your industry in digital has been shown by a Capgemini Consulting/MIT report to significantly boost profits. So how do you get there? According to Didier Bonnet, Capgemini's Global Practice manager, it's not the common narrative, that young, tech savvy leaders promote technology from the bottom...
There's A Big Misconception About How Companies Become Tech Savvy

Money Management Service Personal Capital Wants To Manage Your 401K

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Money management service Personal Capital, which launched last year, is announcing a new addition to its platform relating to 401ks. The company is debuting its own 401k plan and is launching a free 401k Fee Analyzer. For background, Personal Capital is led by Intuit CEO Bill Harris and provides a...
Money Management Service Personal Capital Wants To Manage Your 401K
Zuckerberg to employees: Stock price drop has been "painful" to watch

Charles River Ventures raises $375 million startup fund

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Venture firm says it intends to focus investments from its latest fund on startups with, "disruptive technologies, teams and business models." [Read more]...
Charles River Ventures raises $375 million startup fund
MicroVentures doles out $16M in investments while it 'patiently waits' for the SEC

Welcome to the golden age of enterprise IT -- and get used to it: It'll be here for a while

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In case you didn’t notice, it’s the golden age of enterprise startups. And some investors believe it will continue for another seven years or more. No one is completely sure what will come after that, but it’s worth reflecting on what brought us here and what the dynamics are of...
Welcome to the golden age of enterprise IT -- and get used to it: It'll be here for a while

Sometimes Small Is Better: Bootstrapped Project Management And Collaboration Service Wrike Raises $1M

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Usually, funding stories are about how much capital a company raised from its investors, but in the case of project management and collaboration service Wrike, it’s really more about how little the company decided to raise instead. Wrike, which is already profitable and which is currently being used by about 2,000...
Sometimes Small Is Better: Bootstrapped Project Management And Collaboration Service Wrike Raises $1M

Startup Labs launches a fund for entrepreneurs in emerging markets [video]

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Startup Weekend has been instrumental in inspiring entrepreneurs all over the world to build and launch thousands of startups. But what happens when the weekend comes to an end? Do the startups continue to grow or do they fizzle out into oblivion? Cue Startup Labs, a seed-stage fund started by...
Startup Labs launches a fund for entrepreneurs in emerging markets [video]

You Can Buy Facebook Stock Right Now: Mutual Funds

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The possibility that Facebook might register with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a public stock offering as early as Wednesday may make certain mutual funds seem palatable, although it’s overly idealistic to expect any upside this way. The mutual funds that contain Facebook shares have small stakes in them...
You Can Buy Facebook Stock Right Now: Mutual Funds
Comparison Engine VERSUS IO Adds Further $2.8M To Its Coffers From Earlybird, Dave McClure, Others

Facebook Nearby is not a Foursquare killer yet

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Facebook’s upgrade to its Nearby mobile feature was framed as a Foursquare killer by some with its ability to provide local search, recommendations and information. But in trying out Nearby, Foursquare still comes out on top for me as a local search tool. That’s to be expected when you consider all the investments Foursquare...
Facebook Nearby is not a Foursquare killer yet
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