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Big-Name VCs Form "Glass Collective" to Back Google Glass App Makers

Delhi-based Playcez is first GSF India grad to land funding, closes 6-figure dollar seed round

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Earlier this week we published an interview with Rajesh Sawhney – the man behind GSF India and its new accelerator program – in which he voiced his expectation that “nine or ten” of the inaugural class of 15 startups will close funding in the coming months. That first step has been taken after Delhi-based event...
Delhi-based Playcez is first GSF India grad to land funding, closes 6-figure dollar seed round

How Eeve pivoted into Popset, a Y Combinator-supported group photo-sharing app

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Back in September, we reported on how Eeve was trying to do what Color couldn’t, and was seeking to throw mobile, social, photo-sharing and location together into a big melting pot to create collaborative photo experience around specific events. Well, as is the case with many fledgling startups, Eeve has...
How Eeve pivoted into Popset, a Y Combinator-supported group photo-sharing app

Hint To Startups – Use Your Domain In Your Email Address

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On a daily basis, I get an email from someone at a seed-stage startup where their email address does not include their website URL.  For example, I just got an email from joesmith@gmail.com for his company CoolThing.  I wouldn’t have thought of this except for I’m deep in the proofreading...
Hint To Startups – Use Your Domain In Your Email Address

Google expands venture fund to $300 million, expects growth in deals

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Google has increased the size of Google Ventures’ fund to $300 million annually, up from $200 million, and the firm’s partners said they expect to increase their involvement in later investment rounds as they grow, Reuters first reported Thursday. We've increased our fund by 50% to $300MM a year. We...
Google expands venture fund to $300 million, expects growth in deals

Connotate takes on $7 million more to boost its big data tools

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Connotate today announced that it had completed a $7 million series B round, claiming advancing momentum, and touting its recent acquisition of Fetch Technologies. According to Crunchbase, the company had raised $5.25 million in its series A, bringing the total funding for the company to $12.25 million as of today. Participants...
Connotate takes on $7 million more to boost its big data tools
Startup FaithStreet lives at the corner of tech and Christianity

And Now We're At The Point Where Startups Are Running Out Of Cash

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Over the past few years, a lot of people have started companies. Between 2007 and 2011, more than 200 digital startups were created in New York alone. The companies have been able to survive because they've been able to scrounge together some cash, often from wealthy individuals (angel investors) or...
And Now We're At The Point Where Startups Are Running Out Of Cash

Series Seed Documents–With an Assist From Andreessen Horowitz–to Help Entrepreneurs With Legal Hairballs

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Series Seed Documents, templated term sheets for entrepreneurs to use for seed-stage deals, will be launched today, part of effort by Silicon Valley lawyer Ted Wang and pushed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The point: So new entrepreneurs don’t waste time and money negotiating often unnecessarily complex term sheets....
Series Seed Documents–With an Assist From Andreessen Horowitz–to Help Entrepreneurs With Legal Hairballs
Meet the 10 startups competing in the HealthBeat 'Innovation Showdown'
Consumer-focused Maveron formalizes its Seed program, will make one investment per month
And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Is... Enigma!

New York Tech: Where Are the Big Exits?

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Amid all the Bloomberg-endorsed New York tech rah rah-ism, there’s a less talked about thread that everyone here is aware of: Aside from Doubleclick, which went public in 1998, New York has yet to have a big, blockbuster, billion-dollar exit. What’s worse, Doubleclick and company we’d pinned our hopes and...
New York Tech: Where Are the Big Exits?

Making Seed-Stage Investing Easier

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A rising class of professional “angel” investors–who typically put sums of less than $1 million to work in a start-up company–is changing the venture-capital landscape. Now these angels and their smaller investments, dubbed “seed” stage investments, have their own set of legal documents to go with them. Ted Wang, an...
Making Seed-Stage Investing Easier

Associated Content Founder Beatty to Helm TechStars Boulder Program

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Luke Beatty, the founder of Associated Content, has been named managing director of TechStars’ Boulder, Colo. program. Beatty, who had been an entrepreneur in residence at the start-up accelerator, had previously been a top-level content exec at Yahoo before leaving in April. The Associated Content unit had been bought...
Associated Content Founder Beatty to Helm TechStars Boulder Program
K9 Ventures digs for $40 million bone
Startup Spotlight: This upstart wants to bring the 3D viewing experience to 2D TVs
Sequoia Capital is raising funds again

One Year On Passion Capital Proves Its Mettle As A Go-To Seed VC In Europe

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Although it’s a year this week since Passion Capital appeared on the tech scene in London, it feels like they have been around a lot longer. It was in July 2009 I sat on the sun-kissed roof of what became known as their White Bear Yard base in London’s Clerkenwell,...
One Year On Passion Capital Proves Its Mettle As A Go-To Seed VC In Europe
Crowdfunding Isn't Killing Seed Funding -- It's Helping It
Craftsvilla Raises $1.5 Million Series A To Become “The Etsy Of Asia”

Telefónica makes its first ever Wayra startup investment, with UK small jobs marketplace Taskhub

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After launching in Latin America in April 2011, Telefónica‘s startup accelerator Wayra finally landed in Europe early in 2012, starting with Madrid, and followed swiftly after by London. In June, sixteen teams were chosen for the 6-month long incubation in London, one of which was small jobs marketplace Taskhub, which...
Telefónica makes its first ever Wayra startup investment, with UK small jobs marketplace Taskhub

A conversation with K9′s Manu Kumar

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Every time someone wonders if there’s a bubble in Silicon Valley, they’re really questioning if the right companies are getting funding, or if everyone’s getting too much funding. But even as we analyze larger trends in investments, it’s important to note that every VC is different and takes a...
A conversation with K9′s Manu Kumar
Just Because It's Easier To Raise VC Money, That Doesn't Mean You Should

Venture Financing Forecast for 2013: Partly Cloudy With Lower Chance of Success

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Concerns that Series A rounds will be hard to come by in 2013 are widespread in the venture business, according to a survey being released today. Forty-five percent of venture capitalists think this will be the most difficult financing to obtain, according to a survey of venture capitalists and startup...
Venture Financing Forecast for 2013: Partly Cloudy With Lower Chance of Success
Is the technapolocalypse upon us as investments drop in Q3?
The Series A Bottleneck Grows Tighter, Fenwick Survey Shows

Appature, Zipline Games and others nominated for WTIA awards

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The Washington Technology Industry Association is gearing up for its big Industry Achievement Awards on March 15th, marking the best-of-the-best in the state’s tech industry. As in year’s past, I’ll be trying my best to pick the winners. (Hopefully, with a little better luck). But, before we get ahead of...
Appature, Zipline Games and others nominated for WTIA awards
Watch out for Bigfoot! 'Series A crunch' sighting reported in Silicon Valley

New York Techie Chris Dixon in Talks to be Next Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

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According to sources, well-know New York techie Chris Dixon is in the final stages of discussions to become a partner at the high-profile Silicon Valley venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. While the deal is not yet complete, Dixon seems likely to become the firm’s latest addition. It’s not clear what...
New York Techie Chris Dixon in Talks to be Next Partner at Andreessen Horowitz
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