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Redpoint e.ventures Closes On $130M For Brazil-Focused VC Fund

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Redpoint e.ventures, the venture capital fund pioneered by Silicon Valley VC firms Redpoint Ventures and e.ventures (previously known as BV Capital), has raised $130 million for its first dedicated venture fund. Redpoint e.ventures’ founding partners Yann de Vries and Anderson Thees will manage the fund together. According to the firm,...
Redpoint e.ventures Closes On $130M For Brazil-Focused VC Fund

Hex3 Shows Off Android/iPhone Laser Tag At TechCrunch Hackathon

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Hex3 founder Jon Atherton didn’t have any hardware hacking experience when he launched Kickstarter campaigns for the company’s debut products, the AppTag Laser Blaster and the JaJa Pressure Sensitive Stylus for the iPad. But now, just a few months after raising over $100,000 between the two campaigns, both are real...
Hex3 Shows Off Android/iPhone Laser Tag At TechCrunch Hackathon
Social Voting App Polar Has Had Over A Half Million Votes In Its First Eleven Days

I swore off posting to SlashDot a couple of years ago. What a cesspool. What a strange thing to have the same thing happen on stage yesterday with Commander Taco (spelling?) who was commenting, in real-time, in not nice ways, on virtually everything I sai

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I swore off posting to SlashDot a couple of years ago. What a cesspool. What a strange thing to have the same thing happen on stage yesterday with Commander Taco (spelling?) who was commenting, in real-time, in not nice ways, on virtually everything I sai
Loyalty platform Belly raises $10M from Andreessen Horowitz

Airbnb: More than a place to crash

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The web startup has thrived by making it easy to list and find rooms to rent. But CEO Brian Chesky thinks the site can be an eBay for the social age. Designing men: Airbnb founders (from left) Nathan Blecharczyk, Brian Chesky, and Joe Gebbia at the company’s San Francisco headquarters...
Airbnb: More than a place to crash

Why Venture Capital Isn’t Always the Answer for Start-Ups

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Cloud computing, mobile devices, social networks and other hot Internet technologies are producing waves of new start-ups, but for many of these young companies, venture capital is the wrong answer, at least in the beginning. Reuters So said a panel of investors and entrepreneurs who spoke last week at Microsoft...
Why Venture Capital Isn’t Always the Answer for Start-Ups

Daily deal site Zulily raises $85 million from Andreessen Horowitz, tops 10M members

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Fast-growing daily deal site Zulily has pulled in an additional $85 million in venture capital financing, cash that the Seattle company plans to use to bolster its position in selling books, clothes, toys and other items for babies and kids. The company also announced that it has topped 10 million...
Daily deal site Zulily raises $85 million from Andreessen Horowitz, tops 10M members

Andreessen Horowitz’s Jeff Jordan On New York’s Ecommerce Companies: ‘”There’s something special happening.’

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Mr. Jordan. Opening the TechCrunch Disrupt proceedings bright and early this morning: Andreessen Horowitz Partner Jeff Jordan. Accompanied by the sounds of birdsong (hey, this thing does take place on a converted pier), he held forth on IPOs, philanthropy, and New York's ecommerce bloom. The discussion opened with a discussion...
Andreessen Horowitz’s Jeff Jordan On New York’s Ecommerce Companies: ‘”There’s something special happening.’

Google’s Next Big Buy: Tango?

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Less than a year after raising a $42 million Series B round, video calling service Tango has closed another $40 million round with Qualcomm as one of the series leads. Access Industries, the industrial holding company founded by Len Blavatnik, which was an investor in Tango’s last round, is also...
Google’s Next Big Buy: Tango?

Mobile Social Voting App Polar Raises $1.2M From Jerry Yang, John Lilly, Maynard Webb And Others

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Social voting app Polar has raised $1.2 milliom from Yahoo founder Jerry Yang at AME Cloud Ventures, Greylock Partners’ John Lilly, LiveOps Chairman and former eBay COO Maynard Webb, Ash Patel at Morado Ventures, Brian O’Malley Mike Dauber at Battery Ventures, Google’s Don Dodge, Sam Pullara, and others. Polar is...
Mobile Social Voting App Polar Raises $1.2M From Jerry Yang, John Lilly, Maynard Webb And Others

Crowdtilt Confirms $12M Raise From Andreessen, Sean Parker, Dave Morin & Others; Tables Mobile Acquisition

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Last month, we reported that Crowdtilt, the Y Combinator alum that launched just over a year ago with plans to become “the Kickstarter for any group,” had raised $12 million in Series A financing from a group of notable investors, including Napster, Causes and Airtime founder Sean Parker and Path’s...
Crowdtilt Confirms $12M Raise From Andreessen, Sean Parker, Dave Morin & Others; Tables Mobile Acquisition

UserTesting Picks Up $3M To Bring Usability Testing To Mobile Apps And Abroad

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It’s a terribly common situation: after hundreds of hours of thinking through and building a product, a startup finds that its users stumble through a sign-up flow or in finding a feature. That’s in part why usability testing is a no brainer. In fact, there’s a bit of a cottage...
UserTesting Picks Up $3M To Bring Usability Testing To Mobile Apps And Abroad
Balanced adds $2M from Andreessen Horowitz, CollabFund into its checkbook

Daily deals dead? Zulily says no, raises $85M from Andreessen

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Daily deals are supposed to be dying, at least as far as watchers of Groupon and Living Social are concerned. But Zulily, a deals site for moms, babies and kids, hasn’t seemed to notice. And nor has Andreessen Horowitz, which is investing $85 million in Zulily’s Series D round of...
Daily deals dead? Zulily says no, raises $85M from Andreessen

Customer Loyalty And Rewards Platform For Local Businesses Belly Raises $10M From Andreessen Horowitz

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Chicago-based Belly, a startup that is a fast-growing contender in the local business customer loyalty and rewards space, has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Andreessen Horowitz. The company also announced that Andreessen Horowitz partner Jeff Jordan, former chairman and CEO of OpenTable and former president of PayPal,...
Customer Loyalty And Rewards Platform For Local Businesses Belly Raises $10M From Andreessen Horowitz
Thanks to Purina and Amplify, "cat hackathons" are now a thing

Zulily Joins The Billion-Dollar Club

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There's another startup worth a billion dollars. Zulily, a Seattle-based daily-deals site for moms and kids, just raised $85 million from Andreessen Horowitz, a venture-capital firm that backed Instagram and Skype. In a blog post, Andreessen Horowitz partner Jeff Jordan, the former CEO of OpenTable and president of eBay's PayPal...
Zulily Joins The Billion-Dollar Club

Andreessen Horowitz Gives Belly a $10m Tickle

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Chicago-based customer loyalty company Belly is the latest to receive a gold-stamp endorsement from hot-right-now VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. The firm has invested $10 million in Belly’s Series B round and added partner Jeff Jordan, former chairman and CEO of OpenTable and former PayPal president, to the board. Belly is...
Andreessen Horowitz Gives Belly a $10m Tickle

Yahoo Is Teed Up to Buy a Sports Site–BoomTown Is Betting on Citizen Sports for the Score!

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According to numerous sources inside and outside the company, Yahoo is poised to slam dunk–I apologize, but sports puns are so easy–an acquisition of an online sports site this week. And, predicted several of those sources, that is most likely to be San Francisco-based Citizen Sports, a maker of...
Yahoo Is Teed Up to Buy a Sports Site–BoomTown Is Betting on Citizen Sports for the Score!
Rentcycle Becomes Getable; Launches In-Store Management Platform For Shops

Recipe search site Yummly finds $6m to bolster its ‘digital kitchen platform’

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No, I don’t know what a ‘digital kitchen platform’ is supposed to be either, but recipe search website Yummly just raised $6 million in Series A funding to build one. Yummly aims to assist both experienced cooks and newbies in the kitchen by providing tools for meal planning, procurement, preparation...
Recipe search site Yummly finds $6m to bolster its ‘digital kitchen platform’
Zulily rockets to billion dollar valuation with $85M from Andreessen Horowitz
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