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Crowdfunding Startup Return on Change Launches with Contest

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Mr. Lee If you've been to any NY Tech Day events recently, you may have heard of Return on Change, a new startup that allows every day individuals to help fund socially-conscious startup companies. Aimed at exploiting a hole in the market created by the passage of the JOBS Act,...
Crowdfunding Startup Return on Change Launches with Contest

Mexico in 2013 is Brazil in 2008

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News flash: Brazil’s tech boom peaked on October 16th, 2012. That was the day that Fast Company published the first half of a breathless two-parter, on Norte-Americanos ditching jobs in New York to chase the dream in the Land of Order and Progress. The article told of Ivy League...
Mexico in 2013 is Brazil in 2008

Looking stay in front of the pack, Nike allies with TechStars on new incubator program

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Maybe this new incubator will help play a part in the tennis shoe of the future. Nike and TechStars today announced the formation of the Nike+ Accelerator in which 10 startup companies will be invited to participate in the three month startup program. Nike said the goal is to ”build offerings that inspire...
Looking stay in front of the pack, Nike allies with TechStars on new incubator program
This startup just boosted salaries 2 percent to offset the payroll tax hike

This high-resolution imaging technology takes you inside the human body like never before

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The UW's Richard Johnston I spent a good portion of my Wednesday afternoon hanging around the University of Washington’s new startup incubator, a 23,000 square-foot facility in Fluke Hall with room for up to 25 startup companies. After listening to remarks from UW president Michael Young (watch full video here)...
This high-resolution imaging technology takes you inside the human body like never before
Amazon has transformed the venture capital business as we know it

Cash-rich tech giants have $300 billion to spend: Is a new wave of tech M&A coming?

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(Flickr photo via JMRosenfeld) Could we see a new wave of technology-related mergers and acquisitions? Well, that’s one possible scenario given that the top 20 technology companies in the U.S. finished last year with a whopping $300 billion in cash and marketable securities, an impressive number which could indicate that...
Cash-rich tech giants have $300 billion to spend: Is a new wave of tech M&A coming?

After Raising $6.7M For Startups And Winning SEC Approval, AngelList Opens Up Investment Platform To More Companies

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In December, AngelList, a service that matches early stage startups with investors; debuted the ability to allow accredited investors to actually invest in startups on the platform with as little as $1,000. AngelList also partnered with SecondMarket to create an investment vehicle for these investments. Since December, the company is...
After Raising $6.7M For Startups And Winning SEC Approval, AngelList Opens Up Investment Platform To More Companies

VC investments near $1B: Here's the list of Washington startups that scored cash in 2012

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VC investments in WA state over the years. Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report Venture capitalists pumped $931 million into 117 startup companies in Washington state during 2012 — the biggest haul since 2008 and a 69 percent increase over 2011′s totals. The 2012 numbers are well below the bubble years of...
VC investments near $1B: Here's the list of Washington startups that scored cash in 2012

Here's What To Say When Someone Says The Government Can Fix Problems Companies Cannot

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Billionaire Facebook investor, former PayPal CEO, and Palantir cofounder Peter Thiel taught a class at Stanford this Spring. We're going through student Blake Masters's notes today and posting the most interesting things we learn. Here's the latest. Peter Thiel believes that – outside the PC – progress has decelerated since...
Here's What To Say When Someone Says The Government Can Fix Problems Companies Cannot
BuddyTV founder Andy Liu's 8 tips on raising cash: 'Not all money is good money'

How Silicon Cape is fostering a supportive ecosystem for startups in South Africa

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The Silicon Cape Initiative has grown to become a champion for technology startups in South Africa since its launch on October 8, 2009 in Cape Town. Founded by two South African tech entrepreneurs, Justin Stanford and Vinny Lingham, Silicon Cape is an ecosystem for technology startups based in the Western Cape...
How Silicon Cape is fostering a supportive ecosystem for startups in South Africa
For Toyota, JP Morgan, And State Farm, Arizona Is The Silicon Valley Of Data Security

The Rise Of The Explainer Video

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Editor’s note: Rico Andrade a former executive producer at Transvideo Studios and Picturelab. Follow him on Twitter @andrade_rico. Two years ago, Jason Kincaid wrote a short but influential post titled “The Underutilized Power Of The Video Demo To Explain What The Hell You Actually Do.” He said: During my time...
The Rise Of The Explainer Video

Concur forms $150 million fund to bankroll travel-oriented startups

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Steve Singh Redmond-based Concur has become more active with its investments in startup companies in recent months, taking stakes in travel-oriented Seattle area companies such as Buuteeq and Yapta. Now, the maker of travel and entertainment expense management software is formalizing its investment program, creating a new $150 million fund for...
Concur forms $150 million fund to bankroll travel-oriented startups
Plug and Play EXPO winners net $30 million-plus in past year
A CEO’s guide to managing the board

Pictures: 10 coolest startup spaces in Seattle's Pioneer Square

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All technology companies in Seattle have to compete for talented workers. Aside from the opportunity to create something important and building financial security, workers also consider the environment where they will be spending their long hours when selecting the company they want to work for. Below are some office...
Pictures: 10 coolest startup spaces in Seattle's Pioneer Square

Startup vet Tony Wright thinks big with Tomo, a mobile app to aid ‘on-the-ground’ travelers

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Tony Wright Over the years, Seattle entrepreneur Tony Wright has learned a few things about what he likes and doesn’t like about startup companies. And what it boils down to is something he terms “give-a-fuckness” — or in other (more PG) words something that really matters. “I get excited by...
Startup vet Tony Wright thinks big with Tomo, a mobile app to aid ‘on-the-ground’ travelers

Silicon Roundabout: Tech City to pioneer a radical new public space

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Dismissed as a trophy project for David Cameron's Big Society, a bold new plan by Architecture 00:/ aims to take the workspaces of the future to London's East EndThere is perhaps nothing more abhorrent to the creative startup sector than being co-opted by central government. Since its dubious inception, the...
Silicon Roundabout: Tech City to pioneer a radical new public space
Accelerator SparkLabKC joins Google Fiber to put Kansas City on the map for startups
"In the Studio," Sifteo's David Merrill Unveils "Sifteo Cubes" To The World

Is Amazon yesterday's cloud?

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Every six months or so stories crop up about startup companies leaving Amazon Web Services in whole or in part. Heck, I’ve done a few of those stories myself. These defectors usually cite fear of vendor lock-in as their rationale. And smart competitors — OpenStack players like Rackspace as well as Joyent,...
Is Amazon yesterday's cloud?

Series Seed Documents: Legal Templates for Early Investments

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Because today's startup generally requires significantly less seed capital to function, the legal contracts once required for large-scale deals are no longer appropriate. Rather than forcing startups to draft lengthy legal documents, one attorney is offering an invaluable resource to entrepreneurs. Best known as the Fenwick and West attorney responsible...
Series Seed Documents: Legal Templates for Early Investments

Announcing our next round of Mobile Summit participants

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This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming, invitation-only Mobile Summit, April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif. Explore more stories in the Mobile Summit Debate series. We’re only a few weeks away from our next Mobile Summit, and it’s shaping up to be a memorable...
Announcing our next round of Mobile Summit participants
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Startup guru Janis Machala named dean of Bellevue College continuing education program

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Janis Machala Janis Machala has worked as an advisor to startup companies in the Seattle area for as long as I’ve been covering the tech beat. (Nearly 15 years at this point). Now, Machala is taking on a new challenge as dean of Bellevue College’s Continuing Education program. Machala said...
Startup guru Janis Machala named dean of Bellevue College continuing education program

IPO Task Force Leader: JOBS Act a Wake-up Call for Startups

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"A lot of the noise in the market right now is about bringing back irresponsible IPOs. That is a short-lived strategy, and a wrong-headed strategy." This from Kate Mitchell, the former chair of the National Venture Capital Association, and current Managing Director of Scale Venture Partners. "Our objective is to...
IPO Task Force Leader: JOBS Act a Wake-up Call for Startups

Obituary: Angel investor Robert Arnold helped dozens of Seattle entrepreneurs take flight

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Robert Arnold. Photo via The New York Times Seattle lost one of its most prolific angel investors last month when former banking executive Robert Arnold died at the age of 84 after a brief illness. Arnold was one of the most active angel investors in the Pacific Northwest, using his...
Obituary: Angel investor Robert Arnold helped dozens of Seattle entrepreneurs take flight

2012 Venture Capital Funding to Facebook Mafia Up 137% vs. 2011. Greylock is Most Active VC FB Mafia Investor So Far.

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The Facebook Mafia isn’t waiting for an IPO to strike out on their own as company alumni have already raised $271 million of venture capital funding since 2006.  And the Facebook Mafia’s momentum appears to be accelerating with the group pulling in $130 million in just the first 5.5 months...
2012 Venture Capital Funding to Facebook Mafia Up 137% vs. 2011. Greylock is Most Active VC FB Mafia Investor So Far.
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