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Citrix Startup Accelerator backs Cloud Vertical to measure cloud spending

PandoMonthly New York with First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, the full interview

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Wait, didn’t we just do one of these? Never mind. First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman schlepped over from Philadelphia last night to join us for another sunless PandoMonthly New York. Kopelman, who wore his “Gangnam Style” suit from First Round Capital’s 2012 holiday video and suffered through our montage of...
PandoMonthly New York with First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, the full interview

Investor FedEx-es A Startup Job Offer To An Unsuspecting College Student

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Smart, technical college students are getting asked to drop out of school and join startups. Sometimes, the offers show up on their doors unannounced. According to WSJ, Peter Thiel's team FedEx-ed a job offer to an unsuspecting student, Maxwell Hawkins. Hawkins is a computer science and art major at Carnegie...
Investor FedEx-es A Startup Job Offer To An Unsuspecting College Student

Media Meets Commerce, As Thrillist Buys JackThreads (Plus, 1,000 Invites)

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It was only this past weekend that Dave Chase argued in a guest post here on TechCrunch that online media companies should get into e-commerce through group buying and flash sale sites. Ben Lerer, the founder of men’s site Thrillist (and New York City seed investor along with his...
Media Meets Commerce, As Thrillist Buys JackThreads (Plus, 1,000 Invites)
TCTV: “In the Studio,” Beautylish’s Nils Johnson Emerges from the Valley’s Shadows

Berlin’s Startup Innovators Create A Factory To Call Their Own

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The is a chapter in the history of technology startups, or perhaps more a book, that will be dedicated to Berlin. As with other cities, but particularly those that, in 2012, are attracting what I like to call The International Brigade of startup entrepreneurs, Berlin is ploughing its own path…...
Berlin’s Startup Innovators Create A Factory To Call Their Own
Amid the crunch, VCs subtly remind entrepreneurs what angels can't do

Asana raises $28M to ease workplace collaboration

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Nine months after launching, Asana, the startup created by former Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskowitz, is picking up $28 million to chase its dream of re-imagining the way workers collaborate on projects. The new Series B funding is led by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund with participation from existing investors Benchmark Capital, Andreessen-Horowitz,...
Asana raises $28M to ease workplace collaboration

HP Is Losing Some Rock Star Big Data Engineers (HPQ)

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HP wants to establish itself as a leader in big data, a technology that quickly crunches through massive amounts of business data. But HP has lost several highly regarded engineers to big data startups over the past year, particularly from Vertica, the Cambridge, Mass.-based in-memory database startup HP acquired in...
HP Is Losing Some Rock Star Big Data Engineers (HPQ)

‘Anti-Display’ Network BlogFrog Raises $3.1 Million for NY Office and Mom Blog Empire

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BlogFrog, a community-building network for mom bloggers, has raised $3.2 million in a Series A round of funding led by Grotech Ventures. Seed investor David Cohen, founder of TechStarts also participated. The Boulder-based company will use the money to open a New York office from which to better court ad...
‘Anti-Display’ Network BlogFrog Raises $3.1 Million for NY Office and Mom Blog Empire
Greenstart backs Carrotmob, the crowdfunding startup for social good
If I get millions of dollars, then text me: IFTTT gets $7M from Andreessen-Horowitz

Thumb is so hot it’s seeing twice the engagement of Pinterest, steals its own VC

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Just a few months after the mobile Q&A company Opinionaided rebranded itself as Thumb, it’s already seeing significant engagement gains — so much so that its users are twice as addicted as Pinterest’s. Thumb is on such a tear that it has managed to tempt one of its own...
Thumb is so hot it’s seeing twice the engagement of Pinterest, steals its own VC

Social+Capital and Greylock Fund Health Insurance Site Simplee

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Simplee, a health insurance management site for consumers that helps them pay bills, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership and including seed investor Greylock Partners. The company, which launched last year and competes with Cake Health, said it’s compatible with 80 percent of...
Social+Capital and Greylock Fund Health Insurance Site Simplee

OpenKit aiming to fill OpenFeint-sized hole, launches in private beta tomorrow

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OpenFeint seed investor Peter Relan is fed up with his former creation's lack of existence -- the open source software once powered the social integration behind many mobile games. After Japanese social gaming giant GREE bought OpenFeint in April 2011 -- primarily to stifle competition with its own, similar...
OpenKit aiming to fill OpenFeint-sized hole, launches in private beta tomorrow

David Tisch Steps Down From Managing Director Role At TechStars

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David Tisch, the well known- New York City-based seed investor and advisor, is stepping down from his role as Managing Director of the TechStars startup accelerator. Tisch has been with TechStars since 2010, when he co-founded the program’s New York city location. He announced the move in a post published...
David Tisch Steps Down From Managing Director Role At TechStars

Charles River Ventures Raises $375 Million For Its 15th Fund

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Veteran VC firm Charles River Ventures is announcing its 15th fund today, increasing its fund size from $325 million in its last raise to $375 million in its latest “heavily oversubscribed” round. Charles River Ventures partner George Zachary tells me that the firm, which has 42 years of investment behind...
Charles River Ventures Raises $375 Million For Its 15th Fund

The Gang Is Back Together: Dodgeball Co-Founder Joins Foursquare As Product Chief

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Alex Rainert, a co-founder of DodgebalI, is joining Foursquare as head of product, according to a post on Rainert’s blog. Rainert was a seed investor in the location based social network, and has been working part time with the team over the past two months on product development. Of course,...
The Gang Is Back Together: Dodgeball Co-Founder Joins Foursquare As Product Chief

Reid Hoffman Is Unloading Facebook Stock Before The IPO

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Prior to Facebook's IPO, Reid Hoffman is going to sell a minority of his stock as part of a "diversification" strategy he tells Bloomberg News. The LinkedIn chairman was a seed investor in Facebook, and Bloomberg via Who OWNS Facebook, says he owns 0.5% of the company. He says...
Reid Hoffman Is Unloading Facebook Stock Before The IPO

Instagram's First Investor Explains What He Looks For In Companies

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Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures has had an amazing run lately. He was the first seed investor in Instagram, which sold to Facebook yesterday for about $1 billion. He was also a seed investor in OMGPOP, which sold to Zynga for close to $200 million last month, and Heroku,...
Instagram's First Investor Explains What He Looks For In Companies

Think Seattle has startup mojo? Vancouver’s GROW Conference kicks it up a notch (or two)

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This sponsored post is produced by Chris DeVore of Founders Co-op. As a Seattle-based seed investor, it’s my job to scout out the most talented and ambitious software teams located anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Four years ago, Andy and I created Founders Co-op because we saw a region stuffed...
Think Seattle has startup mojo? Vancouver’s GROW Conference kicks it up a notch (or two)

Startup Weekend Seattle: Helping you write and read shorter emails, TLDR takes first place

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Team TLDR, winners of Startup Weekend Seattle. Judge Chris Devore is on the far right. Just days before his resignation and candid goodbye letter, former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason sent out a Tweet a few months ago asking if it was possible to write a Gmail script to auto-reply and bounce emails...
Startup Weekend Seattle: Helping you write and read shorter emails, TLDR takes first place

Tickets for PandoMonthly NYC with Josh Kopelman on sale now!

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As I inch closer to April 2, the PandoMonthly events get harder to moderate. It’s not so easy to breathe or sit comfortably with a huge baby taking up your entire torso. Not to mention, the axe is about to come down on me flying cross country. So I’m...
Tickets for PandoMonthly NYC with Josh Kopelman on sale now!

Best Tech Events This Week (Internet Week, Webutante Ball, MOUSE@15, OpenCo, NY Times Job Fair, Webby Awards, Mobile Media Upfront, NYU ITP, CM Summit)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. You know...
Best Tech Events This Week (Internet Week, Webutante Ball, MOUSE@15, OpenCo, NY Times Job Fair, Webby Awards, Mobile Media Upfront, NYU ITP, CM Summit)

Are Like Buttons Evil? The Open Web Reacts To Facebook’s Not-So-Open Graph

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The tech community is still digesting the implications of Facebook’s plans to spread its “Like” buttons everywhere and take over the Web with its so-called Open Graph. The Open Graph is a hugely ambitious project to build social hooks into every Website. It aims to add a layer of...
Are Like Buttons Evil? The Open Web Reacts To Facebook’s Not-So-Open Graph
Fashion-Focused Blog Aggregator Bloglovin Raises $1M From Betaworks And Others
FounderFuel, Seedcamp, and Startmate hosting a combined international demo day in San Francisco next week

Slated Raises $2M To Bring The AngelList Approach To the Film Industry

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Slated, a site that connects independent film producers with investors, has raised $2 million in a Series B round of funding. The site first launched at the Sundance film festival this year, and it sounds like the idea is catching on with independent film veterans — the company says producers...
Slated Raises $2M To Bring The AngelList Approach To the Film Industry

Kevin Systrom's fundraising advice for entrepreneurs

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His advice is just find a board member you like to work with. At PandoMonthly in San Francisco this evening, he stressed the importance of board members checking in on you. “One of the hardest thing of being integrated into Facebook is not having a board. And so we’re trying to...
Kevin Systrom's fundraising advice for entrepreneurs

Scoot Networks - A New Way To Get Around SF

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When I come to SF, I generally don't rent a car. I've used cabs and more recently Uber to get around. But many times I just walk from meeting to meeting around SOMA where most of the tech companies are. This week I tried something different. The Gotham Gal is...
Scoot Networks - A New Way To Get Around SF
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