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TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day Two! #TCDisrupt

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Welcome to Day Two, folks. If Day One wasn’t enough for you, then you’re in for a real treat. We have a special product announcement at 11:20, Design Office Hours and an incredible list of Day Two Battlefield contestants. If you’re wondering what happened yesterday, you may want to...
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day Two! #TCDisrupt

Square's Next Round Could Swipe a $4 Billion Valuation

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Square is seeking to raise a fresh round of capital at a massive valuation of up to $4 billion, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation. If the company is successful, it will have quadrupled its worth since raising $100 million at a $1 billion valuation only 10 months...
Square's Next Round Could Swipe a $4 Billion Valuation

TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day Three! #TCDisrupt

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Hundreds have entered. But only one will walk away with the coveted Disrupt Cup. Who will it be? Stick around to find out but in the meantime we’ve got a rockstar lineup on our final day, including a sit down with a handful of local maker types, Chi-Hua Chien...
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day Three! #TCDisrupt

Silicon Valley Bank Launches In London To Bridge The Tech Funding Gap

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European startups get a shot in the arm this week with the launch of Silicon Valley Bank in London today. Known for its understanding of the tech space, SVB will target the technology and life science sectors. It will make loans of between £300,000 and £30 million to tech companies...
Silicon Valley Bank Launches In London To Bridge The Tech Funding Gap

Birst Lands $26M From Sequoia, Hummer Winblad To Bring Big Data Analytics To The Masses

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Birst, a San Francisco-based startup that offers on-demand business intelligence and analytics solutions for companies big and small, has raised $26 million in series D financing, led by Sequoia Capital. Existing investors, including Hummer Winblad and DAG Ventures, also participated in the round, bringing Birst’s total funding to $46 million....
Birst Lands $26M From Sequoia, Hummer Winblad To Bring Big Data Analytics To The Masses

BlackBerry Partners Fund Manager ATP Rebrands As Relay Ventures, Raises $150M

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ATP Capital, the firm that runs JLA Ventures, Clairmont Capital, and BlackBerry Partners Fund, is ready to start investing a new $150 million fund — and it will be doing so under a new name, Relay Ventures. Technically, the new fund will be called the BlackBerry Partners Fund 2, but...
BlackBerry Partners Fund Manager ATP Rebrands As Relay Ventures, Raises $150M

FutureAdvisor Raises Funding From Sequoia To Bring Financial And Investment Advice To The Masses

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Y Combinator startup FutureAdvisor has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Sequoia Capital and angel investors Keith Rabois and Jeremy Stoppelman. FutureAdvisor, which debuted in 2010, is an online financial designed to help people get the most out of their investment portfolios. FutureAdvisor’s web app provides people with personalized...
FutureAdvisor Raises Funding From Sequoia To Bring Financial And Investment Advice To The Masses

FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Y-Combinator's Paul Graham Just Emailed Portfolio Companies Warning Of 'Bad Times' In Silicon Valley

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Facebook has flopped on the public markets, and now we have vivid evidence of how badly Silicon Valley is reeling in the fallout. Paul Graham, cofounder of Silicon Valley's most important startup incubator, Y-Combinator, has sent an email to portfolio companies warning them "bad times" may be ahead. He warns:...
FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Y-Combinator's Paul Graham Just Emailed Portfolio Companies Warning Of 'Bad Times' In Silicon Valley

General Atlantic And Sequoia Put $60M In Enterprise Cloud Consultancy Appirio

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Cloud solution provider and consultancy Appirio is announcing $60 million in new funding led by private equity firm General Atlantic, with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital. This brings Appirio’s total investment to over $70 million. Previous investors include Salesforce. Appirio works with organizations such as Facebook,...
General Atlantic And Sequoia Put $60M In Enterprise Cloud Consultancy Appirio

The Final Six Disrupt NYC Startups: Ark, Babelverse, Gtar, Open Garden, Sunglass, Uberconference

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It has been a wild week so far at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City. Rainstorms and traffic jams couldn’t stop nearly 2000 people from making it to our big weekend hackathon, and our last two days of interviews, panels and startup presentations over at Pier 94 in...
The Final Six Disrupt NYC Startups: Ark, Babelverse, Gtar, Open Garden, Sunglass, Uberconference

MongoDB Developer 10gen Raises $42 Million Round Led By New Enterprise Associates

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10gen, the company behind the increasingly popular NoSQL database MongoDB today announced that it has secured a new $42 million financing round let by New Enterprise Associates. This round also includes participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners and Union Square Ventures. 10gen says that it plans to...
MongoDB Developer 10gen Raises $42 Million Round Led By New Enterprise Associates

Little Monsters, big backers: social media startup Backplane raises funding, ‘buys’ Cortex

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Backplane, the startup behind Lady Gaga’s social network (LittleMonsters.com, currently in private beta), this morning announced that it has closed its Series A funding round, with a slew of high-profile investors participating. According to the Wall Street Journal, Backplane has already raised $6.3 million since its founding in 2011. Investors...
Little Monsters, big backers: social media startup Backplane raises funding, ‘buys’ Cortex
$150,000 Is Up For Grabs At Stanford’s BASES Finale
MongoDB database creator 10gen grabs a whopping $42M

Songkick’s Tourbox Makes It Easier For Musicians To Trumpet Their Concerts Across The Web

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I’m not a professional musician, but apparently it’s a headache for artists to publicize their tourdates on the myriad number of websites and apps that cater to music lovers. Not only is there Facebook and Twitter, but there’s YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud and Hype Machine. Enter Songkick, a concert promotion startup...
Songkick’s Tourbox Makes It Easier For Musicians To Trumpet Their Concerts Across The Web
Sequoia Capital’s $1 Billion Raise Is Very Much About Going Global

Qualtrics Raises $70M From Accel And Sequoia: “The Biggest Software Company You Haven’t Heard Of”?

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Two of the top venture capital firms have written a big check for Qualtrics, a 10-year-old company offering online data collection and analysis. The $70 million round is the first institutional investment in the company, which says it has been profitable since it was founded in 2002. The money comes...
Qualtrics Raises $70M From Accel And Sequoia: “The Biggest Software Company You Haven’t Heard Of”?

10gen, the company behind NoSQL database system MongoDB, raises $42 million

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The company behind NoSQL database MongoDB, 10gen, has raised $42 million in new funding in a round led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from prior backers Sequoia Capital, Union Square Ventures and Flybridge Capital. The company has raised over $73 million to date. The proceeds of the fresh financing...
10gen, the company behind NoSQL database system MongoDB, raises $42 million

Cofounder of Billion-Dollar Startup Klarna Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault Of A 19-Year-Old At The W Hotel

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Niklas Adalberth, cofounder, vice CEO and COO of Sweden-based startup Klarna, was arrested for allegedly molesting a Texas woman on Saturday evening, New York Post reports. Jens Saltin, Klarna's Netherlands Vice President of Sales, was also involved and arrested. Klarna is a 600-person company that raised $155 million from General...
Cofounder of Billion-Dollar Startup Klarna Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault Of A 19-Year-Old At The W Hotel
Google's Creative Destruction
Wanna Make It In The Valley? Better Eat Your Kale

Silicon Valley Bank opens in the UK to support tech and science

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Making a statement of support for the UK and European tech market, Silicon Valley Bank has opened a branch in London to serve international and local business. The bank is known for its work in the technology, life science, cleantech, private equity and venture capital sectors and is one of the first...
Silicon Valley Bank opens in the UK to support tech and science

Online payments firm Klarna brings two finance industry heavyweights on board

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After raising a whopping $155 million in funding from DST, General Atlantic and Sequoia Capital at the end of last year, Swedish online payments company Klarna has brought two heavyweights from the haute finance industry on board – literally. The company this morning announced that Nigel Morris, co-founder of Capital...
Online payments firm Klarna brings two finance industry heavyweights on board

AdMob Founder’s Churn Labs To Shut Down, Team Lured Away By New Startups

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The end is in sight for Churn Labs, the startup generator created by AdMob founder Omar Hamoui and AdMob’s first engineer Mike Rowehl. Two new companies will be spinning out in mid-July, Hamoui tells me, and they’ll be taking the Churn team with them. This doesn’t mean Churn Labs has...
AdMob Founder’s Churn Labs To Shut Down, Team Lured Away By New Startups

Stripe attracts $18M in funding at $100M valuation

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Stripe, an online-payment system company going after PayPal, is said to have raised $18 million at $1oo million valuation from Sequoia Capital and other investors, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The deal has not been finalized but a few unnamed sources revealed that Sequoia was responsible for $17 million of the funding. Lawyer Michael...
Stripe attracts $18M in funding at $100M valuation

Hearsay Social Signs Up Northwestern Mutual And Other Financial Firms To Social Media Management Platform

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Hearsay Social, a SaaS dashboard for national businesses and their local branches to manage Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter pages, is announcing that a number of financial firms have been added to its customer roster, including Northwestern Mutual, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and California Casualty, an insurance provider. Hearsay Social,...
Hearsay Social Signs Up Northwestern Mutual And Other Financial Firms To Social Media Management Platform

RingCentral Launches New Mobile, Cloud-Based Phone System For Businesses

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Cloud-based phone systems provider RingCentral is debuting a new version of its platform that allows businesses to setup, manage and use their phone system from mobile devices. RingCentral, which is backed by Scale Ventures, Cisco, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, DAG Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank, markets an advanced, cloud-based replacement...
RingCentral Launches New Mobile, Cloud-Based Phone System For Businesses

Did Facebook panic?

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Why Facebook is buying Instagram. Last week, mobile photo-sharing site Instagram raised $40 million from venture capitalists at a $500 million valuation. Today, the company agreed to be acquired for $1 billion by Facebook. So what happened in the intervening days? For starters, the venture capital round had been in...
Did Facebook panic?

The Story Behind Payment Disruptor Stripe.com And Its Founder Patrick Collison

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Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Derek Andersen, who is the founder of StartupGrindand Vaporware Labs, and is a former entertainment development manager at Electronic Arts. Paypal created a cost effective way to safely accept payments 10 years ago, but the web has changed dramatically and accepting payments has not. Enter Stripe, a...
The Story Behind Payment Disruptor Stripe.com And Its Founder Patrick Collison

Why China won’t be innovative for at least 20 more years

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Xu Xiaoping, one of China’s most prominent angel investors, doesn’t think China will be able to produce its own equivalent of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates in this generation. On Saturday, I went to a Yale Club of Beijing talk by Xu Xiaoping (pictured above) at Peking University. He’s an...
Why China won’t be innovative for at least 20 more years
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