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The Art Of Science

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Like many great startup ideas, the formation of L.A.-based incubator, investment firm, and accelerator Science had its origins at a dinner. In 2007, Peter Pham and Mike Jones found themselves working in L.A., having recently sold companies to News Corp. and AOL, respectively. The duo, who were friends, started to...
The Art Of Science

WePay, the group payment company, launches threat to PayPal

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WePay, a startup that says it will help groups of people collaboratively manage financial accounts — for example, to run student organizations, or raise funds for charity — is expected to publicly launch tomorrow. VentureBeat reported last year that the company got $1.65 million in a first round of venture...
WePay, the group payment company, launches threat to PayPal
Ron Conway Makes It Clear That SV Angel Is David Lee’s Fund (And It Might Be Raising Another $400M)

Well, This VC's Tweet Is The Best Piece Of Bragging You're Going To See All Day

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In this tweet, Greylock partner David Sze does some much-deserved bragging on behalf of his firm: Only 3 tech companies created in last decade worth $10B+. @greylockvc early investor in all 3. $FB $LNKD $WDAY -- David Sze (@davidsze) March 27, 2013 Kaboom. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join...
Well, This VC's Tweet Is The Best Piece Of Bragging You're Going To See All Day
Big Data in the offline world: How data from brick-and-mortar stores trumps online analytics
“In the Studio,” Freestyle’s Josh Felser Takes a Hands-On Approach to Seed Investing

Newvem offers insights into your Amazon Web Services usage, raises $4m from Greylock, Index, Eric Schmidt

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Two Israeli entrepreneurs with a track record in starting and selling enterprise software companies have put their weight behind a new startup called Newvem. The company’s SaaS solution – dubbed KnowYourCloud Analytics – enables Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers to analyze and optimize their cloud usage. Today, Newvem is announcing...
Newvem offers insights into your Amazon Web Services usage, raises $4m from Greylock, Index, Eric Schmidt

Meet Rhett, The Reason You Should Donate Money To Charity To Hang Out With A VC [TCTV]

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How much is a dinner with SV Angel’s co-founder and managing partner, David Lee, worth? When you put it into the context of where the money will be going, the answer should be “it’s almost priceless.” Today, I got to sit down with Lee, and a special new friend of...
Meet Rhett, The Reason You Should Donate Money To Charity To Hang Out With A VC [TCTV]

August Capital And CRV Spend $11.2 Million At Blippy. Valuation Now $46.2 Million.

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As we first reported last month, Blippy has raised another round of funding. Following the initial $1.6 million angel round in January, the controversial service has just raised another $11.2 million. As we expected, the latest round was led by August Capital and partner David Hornik will join Blippy’s...
August Capital And CRV Spend $11.2 Million At Blippy. Valuation Now $46.2 Million.
Facebook hit with $15 billion privacy suit on IPO day
And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Is... Enigma!

Internet advertising revenues hit record $8.4 billion in 2012′s first quarter

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Internet advertising revenues set a new record in the first quarter of 2012, totaling some $8.4 billion during the three month period, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced today. This is one of the key findings of the IAB Internet Advertising Report, which is conducted twice a year by PwC...
Internet advertising revenues hit record $8.4 billion in 2012′s first quarter

Watch The NY Disrupt 2013 Hackathon Presentations Live

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[tc_ustream_iframe id="4715292"] New York Disrupt 2013′s Hackathon took place over roughly the last 24 hours, and now the teams are ready to present. Watch along as we live stream all 164 hacks built during the event, each of which gets just under a minute to demo what they’ve built on...
Watch The NY Disrupt 2013 Hackathon Presentations Live

The Next 'Megatrend' In Startups

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Social commerce and wearable tech are just a couple areas where entrepreneurs have been innovating. Now another big trend is emerging in tech. SV Angel, an early stage investor in hundreds of startups, says it's going to start investing  heavily in a "Health Informatics," the intersection of biology and software....
The Next 'Megatrend' In Startups

The More Mobile Devices You Have, the More Valuable Mobile Content Becomes

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Smartphones aren’t simply transforming the manner in which media is delivered and consumed; they’re transforming its value as well. This according to the Boston Consulting Group, which argues that mobile devices are far more than just enablers of media consumption. In a new report, “Through the Mobile Looking Glass”, BCG...
The More Mobile Devices You Have, the More Valuable Mobile Content Becomes

Australia’s Effective Measure closes $4M round for audience measurement technology

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Effective Measure, an Australian startup that makes audience measurement technology largely used on the other side of the world, has announced a $4 million round of funding from Rho Ventures. “These new funds will enable us to extend our leadership position in audience measurement and deliver enhanced capabilities to Web...
Australia’s Effective Measure closes $4M round for audience measurement technology

Google Ventures by sector: 63% mobile and Internet, 37% commerce, life science, energy, big data

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Google Ventures has released its “Year In Review” for 2012, bringing together a number of stats which showcase the firm’s progress over the past twelve months. Many of the details shared have already been public for some time, including the fund’s growth to $300 million per year, but Google Ventures had...
Google Ventures by sector: 63% mobile and Internet, 37% commerce, life science, energy, big data
Ooga Labs Takes A Ground-Up Approach To Generate Growth And Network Effects For Startups

Curebit Apologizes for Copying 37Signals: “Stupid, Lazy, and Disrespectful”

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That’s awkward: Just as it was announcing a $1.2 million round of funding, online referral startup Curebit was caught lifting designs and code from 37Signals, the company behind popular collaboration tools Basecamp, Highrise, and others. The copying was called out on Twitter by 37Signals partner David Heinemeier Hansson, who, after...
Curebit Apologizes for Copying 37Signals: “Stupid, Lazy, and Disrespectful”

How at risk for attack is your company? BitSight's gets $24M to tell you

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now BitSight believes the best way to tell if your company could get hacked is through the data you currently have. The company received a $24 million first round of funding today, from data-excited venture capitalists including Menlo Ventures, Flybridge...
How at risk for attack is your company? BitSight's gets $24M to tell you
Cleantech investing quietly re-emerging as more rational, capital light, smaller

Dismissive VCs Drive Hardware Startups Straight to Kickstarter

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Ms. Hu (lark.com) Imagine that you invented this really cool wristband alarm clock, and you think it could be a real 'disruptive' technology. You spend months mocking up a presentation to give to investors at TechCrunch Disrupt, but on the morning of your demo, rich assholes incapable of summoning empathy...
Dismissive VCs Drive Hardware Startups Straight to Kickstarter

August Capital Bets Big On Blippy

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Blippy is always fun to write about because so many people are enraged by its very existence. But all that rage apparently hasn’t stopped the company from getting lots of investor attention. In addition to landing a bevy of top tier angels and venture capitalists in their first round of...
August Capital Bets Big On Blippy

August Capital's David Hornik On How To Find 'Smart Money' For Your Startup [TCTV]

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[tc_5min code="517701055"] Startup founders just getting their projects off the ground can be so focused on finding money, period, that they don’t think about being choosy about who it comes from. But according to August Capital partner David Hornik, founders should think just as much about the “who” as they...
August Capital's David Hornik On How To Find 'Smart Money' For Your Startup [TCTV]

Stunning News: Top Silicon Valley Startup Investor David Lee Is...Leaving Silicon Valley

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Perhaps setting aside Paul Graham's startup incubation firm, Y Combinator, there is no venture capital firm as important to early stage startups in Silicon Valley as SV Angel. SV Angel was founded by Ron Conway, but it's run day to day by partner David Lee. And here's the stunning news:...
Stunning News: Top Silicon Valley Startup Investor David Lee Is...Leaving Silicon Valley

Ron Conway Will “Never” Run For Mayor Of San Francisco

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In case you were wondering: Ron Conway says he will not be running for mayor of San Francisco. Apparently that was on Mike Arrington’s mind when he interviewed Conway and SV Angel partner David Lee on-stage at Disrupt today. He said he heard from more than one source that Conway...
Ron Conway Will “Never” Run For Mayor Of San Francisco

SV Angel’s David Lee is in a New York State of Mind

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Editor’s Note: TechCrunch columnist Semil Shah currently works at Votizen and is based in Palo Alto. You can follow him on Twitter @semil SV Angel founding partner David Lee joined us backstage today for an informal discussion about a range of topics. Lee recently began writing on the new blogging platform Svbtle, sharing wisdom from his...
SV Angel’s David Lee is in a New York State of Mind

Spogo App Lets You Bet on Live Sports (Sort Of)

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Sometimes, it seems like sports are impervious to the Internet. Long before anyone had heard of social media, sports — both in the stadium and on TV — were a social experience, and that’s held true to today, even when “live” events can be anything but. Still, “second screen” apps,...
Spogo App Lets You Bet on Live Sports (Sort Of)

Blumberg Capital Raising $100 Million For Third Venture Fund

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Blumberg Capital is raising $100 million for what appears to be its third venture capital investment fund, according to documents filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Blumberg focuses on early-stage funding opportunities mostly in digital and social networking companies, and it typically acquires its first stake in...
Blumberg Capital Raising $100 Million For Third Venture Fund

Internet economy set to hit $4.2T in 2016, half of world’s population will be online

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The Internet economy among G-20 nations is expected to nearly double by 2016, reaching $4.2 trillion (up from $2.3 trillion in 2010), according to a projection released today by the Boston Consulting Group. The big drive in the web economy over the next few years will be a massive influx...
Internet economy set to hit $4.2T in 2016, half of world’s population will be online
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