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Influitive secures $7.3m to develop its social advocate marketing platform AdvocateHub

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Toronto-based Influitive, creator of a marketing platform AdvocateHub, where companies can engage their advocates, has announced a $7.3 Series A funding round from Hummer Winblad and Relay Ventures. The funding will be used to strengthen the company’s marketing, sales and services teams, as well as to accelerate development of AdvocateHub, said...
Influitive secures $7.3m to develop its social advocate marketing platform AdvocateHub

Secrets of the acquisition process from EA and Zynga (straight from the horse’s mouth!)

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The corporate development folks over at Electronic Arts and Zynga shared some insider advice last night on how the acquisitions process works at both companies. I’ve excerpted some advice from the panel, which was held last night at Pillsbury, a law firm in downtown San Francisco. Michael Chang, a director...
Secrets of the acquisition process from EA and Zynga (straight from the horse’s mouth!)
LiveU raises $27M to fuel the future of portable video uplink
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India's LimeRoad, a new and innovative social commerce site for women, lands $5m Series A funding

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LimeRoad, an innovative social commerce website for women that just launched in India, has landed $5 million in Series A funding jointly led by Matrix Partners India and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The site, which went live on October 18, is designed using a very cool magazine-style layout through which visitors can ‘flip’...
India's LimeRoad, a new and innovative social commerce site for women, lands $5m Series A funding
CloudBees puts its PaaS anywhere

Exclusive: Returns for brand-name VC funds

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Beyond the dotcom-era benchmarks. FORTUNE -- It's no secret that venture capitalists were hit hard by last decade's dotcom bust, considering that median returns for 1998-2001 vintage funds are all underwater. Now Fortune has obtained more granular data, including returns for dotcom-era funds managed by such firms as Accel Partners, Benchmark...
Exclusive: Returns for brand-name VC funds

LivingSocial CEO Fires Back And Calls Damning Report 'Fiction'

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PrivCo, a research firm that tracks private companies, reported yesterday that daily-deals company LivingSocial had taken an "emergency" round of debt from current investors. Now LivingSocial CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy has strongly denied that report in an email to employees obtained by Fortune's Dan Primack. LivingSocial is the No. 2 player in...
LivingSocial CEO Fires Back And Calls Damning Report 'Fiction'

SideCar Buys an Austin Competitor -- Let the SXSW Ride-Sharing Wars Commence

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Both of San Francisco’s leading on-demand ride-sharing startups, Lyft and SideCar, are setting off to conquer cities across the country this year by signing up swarms of local drivers to run a sort of alternative cab service that hooks up riders using their smartphone apps. Today SideCar is making its...
SideCar Buys an Austin Competitor -- Let the SXSW Ride-Sharing Wars Commence
Bow & Drape chases the bespoke dollar for ladies dresses

Exclusive: ShoeDazzle Replaces CEO With Founder Brian Lee

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ShoeDazzle, the Los Angeles-based personalized style and retail service, is replacing its current CEO Bill Strauss with its founder Brian Lee. In an interview, Lee said Strauss had “voluntarily resigned,” but did not give any further details of the departure. Strauss joined ShoeDazzle last fall from a longtime stint...
Exclusive: ShoeDazzle Replaces CEO With Founder Brian Lee
Kids App Maker Duck Duck Moose Raises $7M Series A From Sequoia, Lightspeed & Others
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Gaming investors say the iPad will be this generation's console
Craftsvilla Raises $1.5 Million Series A To Become “The Etsy Of Asia”

Secretive Startup Nicira Poaches A Star From Cisco (CSCO)

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The startup backed by VMware founder Diane Greene has hired away Cisco Fellow Bruce Davie. Cisco Fellow is the highest technical designation a Cisco engineer can achieve. Davie has now joined Nicira as its Chief Service Provider Architect, AllThingsD reports. Nicira is still in stealth mode, but there's enough information...
Secretive Startup Nicira Poaches A Star From Cisco (CSCO)
Skyfire gets $10M to take mobile data compression global

Networking startup Plexxi scores $20.1M

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Fiber may not just be for undersea and long-haul networks anymore. Plexxi Systems, a stealthy networking startup that wants to bring fiber into the data center at a cost comparable to existing Ethernet technologies, has scored a $20.1 million third round of financing from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners and Northbridge...
Networking startup Plexxi scores $20.1M

20 Startups That Mary Meeker Thinks Could Change Everything We Do

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Technology is rapidly changing everything we do. Mary Meeker, a former Wall Street analyst who's now a prominent Silicon Valley investor, highlighted a number of innovative companies in her recent presentation about the future of the Internet. We pulled out the game-changing startups she mentioned and added few others. The...
20 Startups That Mary Meeker Thinks Could Change Everything We Do

Virtual Storage Performance Company Infinio Raises $10M From Highland Capital And Bessemer Venture Partners

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Infinio, a Cambridge, MA-based startup that is developing software solutions to increase storage performance in virtual environments, just announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A round from Highland Capital Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. These investors join Lightspeed Venture Partners, Cambridge’s Founder Collective, the NYC Seed Fund, and a...
Virtual Storage Performance Company Infinio Raises $10M From Highland Capital And Bessemer Venture Partners

AppDynamics nets $50M more to take on IT's big boys

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AppDynamics, an application performance management company, has scored $50 million in Series D funding led by Institutional Venture Partners. Previous investors Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lightspeed Venture Partners also contributed to the round, bringing the total AppDynamics has raised to $86.5 million. The San Francisco company,...
AppDynamics nets $50M more to take on IT's big boys

Despite Ride-Sharing Regulatory Trouble, SideCar Gets VCs to Invest $10M

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SideCar, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing service that helps regular people pick up and deliver passengers in their own cars, has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Google Ventures. SideCar CEO Sunil Paul admitted that it was “more challenging” to get venture capitalists on board...
Despite Ride-Sharing Regulatory Trouble, SideCar Gets VCs to Invest $10M

Talent Matching And Intelligence Software Company Evolv Raises $15M From VantagePoint, Khosla And Others

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Evolv, a startup that develops science-based, on-demand talent matching and intelligence software, has raised another $15 million in Series D financing, led by VantagePoint Capital Partners with existing investors GGV Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Khosla Ventures also participating in the round. This brings the company’s total funding to $44...
Talent Matching And Intelligence Software Company Evolv Raises $15M From VantagePoint, Khosla And Others
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Zscaler finally accepts VC dollars -- and gets $38M

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Zscaler a four-year-old startup that has bootstrapped its business by providing a new form of security designed for a mobile and cloud-dependent workforce, has raised $38 million in first-time financing. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and an unnamed strategic investor. Zscaler has been fairly successful in its...
Zscaler finally accepts VC dollars -- and gets $38M
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Lightspeed Ventures Positions For The New Age of Data With Investments in Storage Space

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Lightspeed Venture Partners has had a phenomenal run in the next generation storage market. In the past 12 to 14 months, four of its portfolio companies have been acquired and one has gone to IPO. Here they are: XtremIO sold in May to EMC for an estimated $430 million. In June, SK...
Lightspeed Ventures Positions For The New Age of Data With Investments in Storage Space

Funding daily: online video ads, retail catalogs for the iPad, and cloud networking

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At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our new “Funding daily” column. HIRO Media grabs $5 million Online video advertising service HIRO Media...
Funding daily: online video ads, retail catalogs for the iPad, and cloud networking
Funding Daily: I heart Sriracha

Google Ventures invests in OpenCoin, the firm behind Bitcoin exchange Ripple

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This virtual currency thing just got another piece of validation: in the wake of Bitcoin’s spectacular rise, fall and wary stabilization, Google Ventures has decided to invest in OpenCoin, the company behind the Ripple distributed currency exchange. Ripple, billed as “the world’s first open payment network”, may lack the rebel...
Google Ventures invests in OpenCoin, the firm behind Bitcoin exchange Ripple
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