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Yammer Lands $85 Million Funding Round From Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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The rumors are true. But, boy, were they ever off on the numbers. Social enterprise software player Yammer has landed a whopping $85 million in a fifth round of venture capital funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, with Meritech Capital Partners, Jeff Skoll’s Capricorn Investment Group and Khosla Ventures all...
Yammer Lands $85 Million Funding Round From Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Wattpad Takes Quick $17.3M for Thriving E-Book Community

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Wattpad, a booming e-book community site, has raised $17.3 million led by Khosla Ventures, and including Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, Union Square Ventures and Golden Venture Partners. Check out that growth chart on the right. The site now hosts five million stories, with 500,000 added per month. It has eight...
Wattpad Takes Quick $17.3M for Thriving E-Book Community
PR isn't rocket science. Just ask Keith Rabois

Peek lets amateur tour guides plan a "perfect day" in their city of choice

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Maybe you live in a popular city for tourism, like New York or San Francisco, and you’re used to giving your list of favorite activities to out-of-town visitors. Or maybe you took the best trip of your life to a distant city, and want to share your tips and tricks...
Peek lets amateur tour guides plan a "perfect day" in their city of choice

HP Deputy General Counsel Porrini Leaves for Video Ad Company YuMe

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Hewlett-Packard’s corporate legal office has just seen another departure. Sources at the company confirmed that Paul Porrini, vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary, has left the company. Porrini’s LinkedIn profile confirms the move and shows that he has taken a job as general counsel and secretary at YuMe,...
HP Deputy General Counsel Porrini Leaves for Video Ad Company YuMe
Funding Daily: A big round for pre-IPO Evernote

Hampton Creek Foods Shows Off Its Egg-Less Scrambled Eggs

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Hampton Creek Foods, a food tech startup backed by Khosla Ventures and Founders Fund, is getting ready to expand beyond its initial product Beyond Eggs — though it’s not leaving eggs behind entirely. The company recently released the YouTube video embedded below, which gives a brief glimpse of its upcoming scrambled...
Hampton Creek Foods Shows Off Its Egg-Less Scrambled Eggs

Keith Rabois's next act, after Square: Khosla Ventures

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Keith Rabois, the former chief operating officer of Square, has a new gig: He’s going to be a venture capitalist at Khosla Ventures. “I love Khosla Ventures’ vision and passion for assisting the next generation of entrepreneurs,” Rabois said in a statement Khosla Ventures released this morning. “The Khosla...
Keith Rabois's next act, after Square: Khosla Ventures

Social discovery service bitly raises $15M round led by Khosla Ventures

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Known to most for its link shortening service, bitly has raised another $15 million aimed at changing that perception. Bitly, a betaworks company, wants to be the “primary online service for sharing and discovering interesting content.” The new round, led by Khosla Ventures’ Vinod Khosla, was announced Tuesday with existing...
Social discovery service bitly raises $15M round led by Khosla Ventures

Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

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As I had reported last fall she might, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has officially joined the board of Jawbone, the high-profile wireless gadget maker whose nifty products include Jawbone wireless headsets, Jambox speakers and the Up personal fitness wristbands, according to sources at the Silicon Valley Internet giant. Mayer...
Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board
Don't mess with AppNexus: Ad tech company puts $75M in its holster
Cleantech VC funding drops by a quarter in Q2

Big Data Tracker Metamarkets Gets New Money to Back Its Newish CEO

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Last year analytics startup Metamarkets mulled a purchase offer from Twitter, and ended up raising money instead. Now investors are pouring more money in, via a $15 million round led by Khosla Ventures. The three-year-old “Big Data” company has now raised some $23 million, and is using the new money...
Big Data Tracker Metamarkets Gets New Money to Back Its Newish CEO

Nutanix raises $33M for a new type of scale out storage

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Nutanix, a startup building an appliance to virtualize storage networks, has closed a $33 million Series C round of funding, which brings its total cash raised to $71.6 million. The latest round, which brought in new investors Battery Ventures and Goldman Sachs, also included existing backers Lightspeed Venture Partners, Blumberg...
Nutanix raises $33M for a new type of scale out storage

Formation 8, The Hottest Venture-Capital Firm You've Never Heard Of, Just Came Out Of Hiding

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Formation 8, a highly anticipated new venture-capital firm, just unveiled its website, revealing a host of previously hidden information. The firm's been drawing a lot of head-scratching in Silicon Valley, as it hasn't previously said much about itself. Its most notable partner: Joe Lonsdale, the cofounder of Palantir, a secretive,...
Formation 8, The Hottest Venture-Capital Firm You've Never Heard Of, Just Came Out Of Hiding
In the post-Solyndra era, still some (rare) big bets left for cleantech

A Big Venture Round for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $15M

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Kickstarter may be the best-known brand in crowdfunding, but Indiegogo now has the biggest war chest. Indiegogo now has the backing of Insight Venture Partners and Khosla Ventures, in a new round announced today. Along with previous investors, the firms provided $15 million in Series A funding for Indiegogo, adding...
A Big Venture Round for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $15M

Social Network For Fashion Photos Trendabl Raises $800K From Khosla Ventures

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Social network for fashion photos Trendabl has raised $835,000 from Khosla Ventures, Forerunner Ventures and other angels. Trendabl is aiming to be a Instagram-like platform for fashion photos. Users are able to take a photo and tag it with descriptive information such as the brand of the item and share...
Social Network For Fashion Photos Trendabl Raises $800K From Khosla Ventures

Hunch Gets It Right, Adds A $10 Million B Round Led By Khosla Ventures

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Hunch, a buzzy startup that answers questions using crowd-sourced recommendations, has resolved one query of its own: Who’s going to fund our B round? Sources tell me that Khosla Ventures is leading a new round that will add another $10 million to $12 million to the startup’s bank account. General...
Hunch Gets It Right, Adds A $10 Million B Round Led By Khosla Ventures

DB Networks Raises $4.5M From Khosla Ventures For Database Security To Protect Against Malware

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DB Networks has raised $4.5 million in Series B funding from Khosla Ventures for its security platform for real-time advanced database attack detection. The company uses behavior analysis technology to rapidly and automatically detect SQL injection attacks and denial of service attacks. SQL injection is a code-injection technique that exploits a...
DB Networks Raises $4.5M From Khosla Ventures For Database Security To Protect Against Malware
DOE funds 19 next-gen battery projects with $43M
OneID tries to kill passwords, gets $7M from Khosla Ventures

Toys Grow Up: LittleBits Picks Up $3.65M, PCH Deal To Build Out Its Open-Source Hardware Vision

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LittleBits, an “open source hardware” startup that makes electronic building blocks to design objects for work and play, has today announced the addition of two significant building blocks of its own: it has picked up $3.65 million in funding; and has signed a manufacturing deal with PCH International to scale...
Toys Grow Up: LittleBits Picks Up $3.65M, PCH Deal To Build Out Its Open-Source Hardware Vision
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A familiar face at AdReady: Aaron Finn returns as CEO

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Aaron Finn AdReady co-founder Aaron Finn stepped down from the online advertising rat race a few years ago to return to his home in Iowa. But now the former Classmates.com executive, who co-founded AdReady in 2006, is back at the helm of the Seattle startup. AdReady today is announcing that...
A familiar face at AdReady: Aaron Finn returns as CEO

VCs will fund more software-defined networking startups as enterprises sit on the sidelines

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“Just because it’s very early in this market doesn’t mean it’s too early to start an SDN company. It’s always too early before it’s too late.” There was Shirish Sathaye, a general partner at Khosla Ventures, calling out at this year’s Open Networking Summit on Tuesday for more software-defined networking...
VCs will fund more software-defined networking startups as enterprises sit on the sidelines
The “Unhyped” New Areas in Internet and Mobile

PayNearMe Raises $10 Million Series D; Launches Self-Serve Platform To Allow Any Business Accept Remote Cash Payments

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Cash-based payments platform PayNearMe has raised additional financing, the company announced today, in a Series D round led by August Capital with participation from other existing investors including Khosla Ventures, Maveron, and True Ventures. The news comes alongside the launch of the company’s latest product, PayNearMe Express, a self-serve platform that lets...
PayNearMe Raises $10 Million Series D; Launches Self-Serve Platform To Allow Any Business Accept Remote Cash Payments

KiOR hits milestone of making biocrude in Mississippi

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Next-gen biofuel maker KiOR announced last week that it’s hit a major milestone: the company has started producing its biocrude at its factory in Columbus, Mississippi, and plans to start shipping this biofuel later this month. The company released the good news in its earnings call and KiOR CEO Fred...
KiOR hits milestone of making biocrude in Mississippi
OneID develops ring of strategic partnerships to keep identities top secret
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