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SoFi gets an additional $41M to keep students from falling into debt

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A San Francisco-based startup known as SoFi is building technology to help college and grad students avoid falling into crippling debt. It’s an ambitious goal, but SoFi is growing and raising money at a rapid rate. After raising a huge $77 million fund in September 2012, SoFi today received an...
SoFi gets an additional $41M to keep students from falling into debt
Yammer CEO David Sacks: Here's How I Avoided Getting Crushed By Salesforce.com (CRM, MSFT)

Oh Goody, McSweeney’s Did a Kickstarter Page for Greece

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via McSweeneys.net If our calculations are correct, it took Yelp seven years to get the McSweeney's treatment. The San Francisco company finally made its debut in 2011 with Alex Buckey's brilliant, "Ernest Hemingway, Yelper." As more evidence of the swelling Kickstarter zeitgeist, it only took the New York startup three...
Oh Goody, McSweeney’s Did a Kickstarter Page for Greece

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

[Excerpt] Fundraising: From $1,000 To $1,000,000

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Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Onswipe CEO Jason L. Baptiste’s new book The Ultralight Startup: Launching a Business Without Clout or Capital. To coincide with giving the chapter away, Jason will be choosing one entrepreneur from the TechCrunch audience to meet four of the best venture capitalists...
[Excerpt] Fundraising: From $1,000 To $1,000,000

Crowdfunding Startup GoFundMe, Which Is Like KickStarter For The Rest Of Us, Is Pulling In $2 Million A Month

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Crowdfunding has become a big industry, as people are increasingly seeking ways to finance new creative projects and technology ideas. But one crowdfunding startup is focusing more on helping people raise money for personal needs, and is starting to process some serious funding in the meantime. That startup, called GoFundMe,...
Crowdfunding Startup GoFundMe, Which Is Like KickStarter For The Rest Of Us, Is Pulling In $2 Million A Month

Ouya's Kickstarter video game console tops $5M raised so far (exclusive interview)

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The people have spoken. And they want their Ouya. The new video game console company, Ouya, has raised more than $5 million in a crowd-funded Kickstarter project in just seven days, with 22 more full days to go in the solicitation. “We’re inching toward 40,000 backers and that’s exciting...
Ouya's Kickstarter video game console tops $5M raised so far (exclusive interview)

Jersey grandmother to play ‘Solitaire Blitz’ for 30 hours to set Guinness Record, raise money for clean water

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File this under awesome. A 68-year-old grandmother from New Jersey is going to play Solitaire Blitz for 30 hours to set a new Guinness World Record while also raising money for charity: water. This week Seattle-based PopCap announced that Kathleen Henkel will attempt the marathon session of their Facebook game...
Jersey grandmother to play ‘Solitaire Blitz’ for 30 hours to set Guinness Record, raise money for clean water

Color inks deal with Verizon, but the real story is the file format it’s working on

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For some, the company Color has been a cautionary tale to raising money in Silicon Valley. The company itself is hearing nothing of the sort and seems to be quite happy with the direction in which it’s going. After raising north of $41M and launching two unsuccessful iOS apps, it...
Color inks deal with Verizon, but the real story is the file format it’s working on
Piggybackr helps kids crowdfund for causes they believe in
Kickstarter: Helios, An iPhone Telepresence Rig On A Budget

Anatomy Of An Undisclosed Investment Or Exit

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Spend time with a VC and they’ll inevitably tell you about a startup they’ve invested in that has a “great story.” In fact, this line is repeated so often I’ve occasionally posited that VCs invest in and sell stories not companies. Likewise, read any number of articles offering entrepreneurs free...
Anatomy Of An Undisclosed Investment Or Exit

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

NY Tech Day Is Sold Out, and Here’s Who’s Going

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The Armory, in a time before startups. (http://dmna.ny.gov) The all-day startup showcase that is NY Tech Day is this Thursday, and the organizers have just released the list of participants, sponsors, and keynote speakers. More than 160 companies will be there exhibiting, including Birchbox, Boxee, Chartbeat (new logo today!), Meetup,...
NY Tech Day Is Sold Out, and Here’s Who’s Going
BuddyTV founder Andy Liu's 8 tips on raising cash: 'Not all money is good money'

Arianna: Yes, Private Equity Has Approached AOL About Buying HuffPo (AOL)

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Private equity firms have approached AOL in hopes of buying Huffington Post, but talks aren't going to go anywhere, Arianna Huffington just told Henry Blodget during a keynote interview at our Startup 2012 conference in Manhattan. Last night, we relayed some scuttlebutt: That Arianna Huffington wants to buy HuffingtonPost back from AOL, and...
Arianna: Yes, Private Equity Has Approached AOL About Buying HuffPo (AOL)
AngelList Launches Free Seed Funding Closings, Saving You $20k and Months of Hassle

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

Cloudflare Offers Independent Developers Access To Its 400k-Strong Network (And Everyone Else A $1bn Feature)

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At last night’s PandoMonthly event, I ran into Cloudflare‘s Matthew Prince and asked him about the rumors that the company is raising money at a near $1bn valuation. Prince laughed and insisted that, right now, the rumors are just that: rumors. After all, they still have plenty of money in...
Cloudflare Offers Independent Developers Access To Its 400k-Strong Network (And Everyone Else A $1bn Feature)


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Crowdsourced science blogging for Comic Relief

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How do you go about raising money for Comic Relief when all you have to offer is a Guardian science blog and an almost total lack of academic credibility? You let other people decide for youI wanted to do something for Comic Relief. I have always endeavoured to show the...
Crowdsourced science blogging for Comic Relief

Already awash in cloud cash, Virtustream raises $15M more

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Cloud computing provider Virtustream — a hot player in the enterprise cloud space — has raised another $15 million in investment capital. The money came from existing investors Intel Capital, Columbia Capital, Noro-Moseley Partners and TDF, as well as new investor QuestMark Capital.This round brings Virtustream’s total funding to $75 million....
Already awash in cloud cash, Virtustream raises $15M more
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Domo Nabs Another Omniture Alum as Chief Scientist

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Former Omniture CEO Josh James, now running the upstart business intelligence software outfit Domo, has just hired another one of his old buddies from Omniture. Domo is expected to announce shortly that it has hired former Omniture CTO Brett Error (picture from his Twitter account). His title will be chief...
Domo Nabs Another Omniture Alum as Chief Scientist

Charles Carreon Sues Matthew Inman... And The Charities He's Raising Money For

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The situation with Charles Carreon just keeps on progressing. The latest is that, according to a report from Courthouse News Service, Carreon has now not only sued Matthew Inman, but also IndieGoGo and the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society. Read on for the details... If you've been...
Charles Carreon Sues Matthew Inman... And The Charities He's Raising Money For

The Anatomy Of A Pass, A Quantitative Analysis On Why A VC Passes

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Editor’s note: Jay Jamison is a partner at BlueRun Ventures. It is an exciting time for early stage technology company building and venture capital.  Despite some early bumps in Facebook’s recent IPO (my thoughts here), we are seeing something of a return in the IPO market, as Facebook, LinkedIn, Groupon,...
The Anatomy Of A Pass, A Quantitative Analysis On Why A VC Passes
Uber CEO Kalanick Denies Pitching Investors For Funding At A $1B Valuation

Firefly raises $20K from First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund

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Firefly, a screen sharing utility created by University of Pennsylvania undergrads, has raised a $20,000 seed round from First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund. First Round originally launched the $500K fund in September to help finance startups built by current students or recent college graduates. With the Dorm Room Fund currently...
Firefly raises $20K from First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund

Beautiful Hardware That Won't Become A Reality Without Your Help

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People have been using crowdfunding tools like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to raise the money necessary to bring their ideas to life. For every smash success that meets its goal and raises all the money it needs, there are so many more that never get funded and don't even get off...
Beautiful Hardware That Won't Become A Reality Without Your Help
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