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The New Reality of the Twitter Ecosystem

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In the last two months, a controversy has broken out between the startup of the moment, Twitter, and its ecosystem. Some of its actions — such as acquiring Tweetie (a mobile client that has since been rebranded as Twitter for the iPhone), coupled with its recent decision to impose limitations...
The New Reality of the Twitter Ecosystem

Benchmark's Eisenberg And Face.com's Shochat Raise $120M+ For Aleph, An Early-Stage Fund For Israeli Startups

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Two veteran investors who have been integral in the development of a new generation of Israeli startups are on a mission to reverse a trend in a country that has traditionally favored later-stage and enterprise-skewed venture capital. Benchmark’s Michael Eisenberg and Genesis Partners’ Eden Shochat are teaming up to create...
Benchmark's Eisenberg And Face.com's Shochat Raise $120M+ For Aleph, An Early-Stage Fund For Israeli Startups

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

"In The Studio," OATV's Renee DiResta Reflects On Her Transition From Trading To Investing

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” opens up February by hosting a former Wall Street derivatives trader turned early-stage venture investor in San Francisco. Renee DiResta, an Associate with O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), is relatively new...
"In The Studio," OATV's Renee DiResta Reflects On Her Transition From Trading To Investing

First Look at TechStars Historical Results Data

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TechStars is an early stage venture fund based in Boulder, Colorado. ReadWriteWeb was given an early peek at historical results data on TechStars companies, which the organization is about to release. The data shows acquisition and failure rates, as well as how many of the TechStar companies have gone on...
First Look at TechStars Historical Results Data

At 500 Startups' 5th Demo Day, 32 Startups Make Their Dave McClure-Endorsed Debut

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It’s demo day time once again for 500 Startups, the early stage venture capital fund and startup accelerator headed up by Silicon Valley’s favorite foul-mouthed investor, techie, and man about town Dave McClure. We’re here in a packed room at Microsoft’s Mountain View headquarters, where 32 new startups are set...
At 500 Startups' 5th Demo Day, 32 Startups Make Their Dave McClure-Endorsed Debut

White House Announces National Day Of Civic Hacking To Liberate Data From NASA And More Gov Agencies

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The White House wants you to hack for a better America. Today it announced the National Day Of Civic Hacking on June 1-2 where many government agencies will liberate data for citizens across the US to use to build tech that helps their communities. 27 cities have planned events where...
White House Announces National Day Of Civic Hacking To Liberate Data From NASA And More Gov Agencies
Lightspeed bets on enterprise with new hire (exclusive)
Crowdfunding Isn't Killing Seed Funding -- It's Helping It

General Catalyst Partners Up With SV Angel, Andreesen And Yuri Milner To Invest In Y Combinator Start Fund

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The Start Fund, the consortium of top investors who are backing all Y Combinator companies, has a new partner: General Catalyst. The storied venture firm has already been busy expanding into Silicon Valley from its Boston home in recent years — and it has already gotten into around 10 YC...
General Catalyst Partners Up With SV Angel, Andreesen And Yuri Milner To Invest In Y Combinator Start Fund

The Creator Of Huffington Post Has A New Project -- Ending Gun Violence And Destroying The NRA

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New York venture capitalist Ken Lerer (an investor in Business Insider) has founded several successful organizations over the past few decades. The first, a PR firm called Robinson Lerer Montgomery, evolved into a leading global communications company called RLM Finsbury (Lerer left the company in the 1990s). Another Lerer venture,...
The Creator Of Huffington Post Has A New Project -- Ending Gun Violence And Destroying The NRA

DFJ Esprit continues its streak of successful exits with the sale of EVE to design automation giant Synopsis

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DFJ Esprit, the European partner of Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, has announced the successful sale of portfolio company EVE and its line of ZeBu hardware-assisted verification products to Synopsys, one of the biggest companies in the electronic design automation industry. DFJ Esprit is a leading cross-stage...
DFJ Esprit continues its streak of successful exits with the sale of EVE to design automation giant Synopsis

To Angel or LP: Investing Guide for New Tech Millionaires

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Facebook's S-1 caps an amazing last few quarters of tech wealth creation with LinkedIn, Zynga, Groupon and Pandora going public and small/medium acquisitions continuing to occur at a healthy pace. Many of these new millionaire employees will likely become angel investor hobbyists, using their wealth to kickstart the next generation...
To Angel or LP: Investing Guide for New Tech Millionaires

Max Niederhofer Jumps From Accel To Sunstone As A Partner To Focus On The Series A Crunch

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In a widely rumored move, serial entrepreneur and investor Max Niederhofer has left his Vice President position at Accel Partners in Europe but not – as some thought – to create another startup, but to join another VC firm. This time, however, he will be a full venture partner with...
Max Niederhofer Jumps From Accel To Sunstone As A Partner To Focus On The Series A Crunch

SEC filings note $700M raise for Sequoia global growth fund

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A filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday by Sequoia Capital showed that the firm has raised $700 million for its global growth fund, which was established earlier in the year as a separate fund for international investments. The filing was first noted by TechCrunch, and lists Sequoia partner...
SEC filings note $700M raise for Sequoia global growth fund

Umbel Gets Strategic Investment From Knight Foundation To Change The Way Online Audiences Are Measured

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Reporting and analytics firm Umbel wants to provide new metrics for measuring content online, to help publishers better monetize their content. And it’s getting some validation from the Knight Foundation, which was just announced as a strategic investor in the startup. Umbel uses big data analysis of publisher data to...
Umbel Gets Strategic Investment From Knight Foundation To Change The Way Online Audiences Are Measured
Funding Daily: Into the darkness

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 6 March 2010

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This week we added one of the most exciting events of the year to the calendar: the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit 2010. Sure, we're a little biased, but we think the conference is the place this year to learn about mobile development trends. We hope to see you in Mountain...
ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 6 March 2010
Funding Daily: Survival of the fittest

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

gWallet Launches New Format For Virtual Currency Offers; Eyes International Expansion

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gWallet, a recently launched company that partners with both brands and game developers to bring users virtual currency offers, is launching a new format for offers. Called the Brand Bar, the offers to earn virtual currency appears in a bar across the top of a social game. gWallet says...
gWallet Launches New Format For Virtual Currency Offers; Eyes International Expansion

Facing Regulatory Scrutiny, Ride-Sharing Service SideCar Hires A Head Of Policy

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Just a few months ago, ride-sharing services SideCar, Lyft, and Tickengo received cease-and-desist letters from the California Public Utilities Commission. Well, at least one of them is taking that threat very seriously: In response to regulatory scrutiny, SideCar has brought on industry veteran David Phillips as its new head of...
Facing Regulatory Scrutiny, Ride-Sharing Service SideCar Hires A Head Of Policy

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 20 February 2010

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This week's calendar spans three continents, three countries, and who knows how many time zones. Looking for stuff to do in the next seven days? Miami is your best bet, with events on the future of Web apps and early-stage funding. How do you like your events calendar? As...
ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 20 February 2010
Startup accelerator Tandem Capital rolls its new capital into mobile technology and games
IVP raises $1B fund to usher in the next wave of awesome tech companies

Madrona Venture Group raises $300 million fund, largest in firm’s history

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Industry reports signal tough times for venture capital firms, with shrinking returns and lackluster results tied to a weak IPO market. But despite the headwinds, Madrona Venture Group still was able to meet with success on the fundraising trail. The Seattle venture capital firm has closed on a $300 million...
Madrona Venture Group raises $300 million fund, largest in firm’s history

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 27 February 2010

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There's plenty of new stuff on this week's calendar but nothing comes close to Global Ignite Week. And with more than 50 events all around the world, it's likely that there's an Ignite close to you. Remember, they're almost guaranteed to make you smarter. Like the the Ignite motto...
ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 27 February 2010

Confirmed: Chris Dixon Becomes Seventh Investing GP at Andreessen Horowitz

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Chris Dixon will indeed be the last VC to join Andreessen Horowitz, as I had reported earlier was likely, starting in January. Dixon is a lively and interesting choice for the high-profile Silicon Valley venture capital firm, having been a successful serial entrepreneur, a savvy angel investor and also...
Confirmed: Chris Dixon Becomes Seventh Investing GP at Andreessen Horowitz

U.S. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days

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U.S. venture capitalists put $8.1 billion into 812 deals in the second quarter of 2012, their single largest quarter in more than a decade, according to CB Insights. It’s clear factors like the greater American economy and the bumpy tech IPO market don’t necessarily have a direct and/or timely correlation...
U.S. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days
Chef Michael Mina launches online recipe startup for foodies, Cook Taste Eat
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