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SurveyMonkey CEO On How To Build A Great Company: Raise Money From The Right People, Don't Sweat Competitors

Ouya blasts past $2 million barrier on Kickstarter, calls on backers to suggest new features

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Launching with a view to raise $950,000 in 30 days, games console startup Ouya reached its Kickstarter target in just 8 hours. Fast forward a few hours and then project has blasted past the $2 million barrier, and is now calling upon backers to suggest what it should do with...
Ouya blasts past $2 million barrier on Kickstarter, calls on backers to suggest new features
SurveyMonkey raises $800M to give shareholders back some love

CHART OF THE DAY: iPhone Owners Want A Bigger Screen For The Next iPhone (AAPL)

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We partnered with SurveyMonkey to do a survey of Americans to see what they're thinking about the iPhone 5. We'll have the full results of our survey next week, but for now, here's a little tease. We asked iPhone owners if they wanted a bigger screen on the next iPhone....
CHART OF THE DAY: iPhone Owners Want A Bigger Screen For The Next iPhone (AAPL)

Why Being A Publicly Traded Company Isn't Always The Best Situation

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SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg led a round of financing in his company that created the benefits of an IPO while largely avoiding the headaches of being a public company. He raised $800 million for his online survey company through a combination of debt and equity earlier this year. Of that...
Why Being A Publicly Traded Company Isn't Always The Best Situation
CHART OF THE DAY: Where The iPad Fails In Comparison To A Normal Computer (AAPL, MSFT)

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

Y Combinator adds five new partners to guide its startups towards success

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Y Combinator welcomed five new partners to its elite cabal today and said goodbye to one. Paul Graham revealed in a blog post that Wufoo’s founder Kevin Hale will join YC as a full partner. Wufoo makes an online form building application. The startup participated in one of YC’s first...
Y Combinator adds five new partners to guide its startups towards success

GroSocial Nabs $1M From HubSpot Execs & More To Become The “Buddy Media For SMBs”

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Back in October, GroSocial raised $450K in seed funding from the Kickstart Seed Fund, Monarch Ventures, Rock & Hammer Ventures and a handful of angel investors. The seed funding acted as early validation and fuel for the Utah-based startup, which is on a mission to help SMBs — and organizations...
GroSocial Nabs $1M From HubSpot Execs & More To Become The “Buddy Media For SMBs”

Why Are So Many Google Execs Quitting To Work With This CEO's Startup? (GOOG)

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Two years ago, Google announced a massive new initiative around a product called Google Wallet. The mission: replace credit cards with smartphones. It didn't happen. Why? And why are so many of the people who were on the Google Wallet team quitting to work at a startup called Braintree. Braintree...
Why Are So Many Google Execs Quitting To Work With This CEO's Startup? (GOOG)

Here's our pick of the most promising companies from 500 Startups' fifth batch

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500 Startups is hosting its latest session of Demo Day this week, and TNW was there to watch the proceedings in Mountain View on Wednesday. That’s the first port of call before the startups and their pitches make their way onto San Francisco and later New York City. This is the...
Here's our pick of the most promising companies from 500 Startups' fifth batch

WordPress-Maker Automattic Sells $50 Million Of Stock In Secondary Offering To Tiger Global

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Automattic, the company behind publishing platform WordPress, has sold $50 million in a secondary offering led by investment management firm Tiger Global. The sale will allow some early investors and employees to get cash in exchange for their shares, while adding another stakeholder in the company. The share offering wasn’t...
WordPress-Maker Automattic Sells $50 Million Of Stock In Secondary Offering To Tiger Global
Loop's iOS app collects customer feedback, before you rant on Yelp

12 Moms That Rule The Tech Industry

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In honor of Mother's Day, we're honoring the Mothers of Tech. These women are not only moms, but are also leaders in the tech industry. They prove that you don't have to choose between a family and fabulous career, you can have it all. Let them be an inspiration to...
12 Moms That Rule The Tech Industry
Funding Daily: Media frenzy

Google Just Made A $125 Million Bet On The Future Of Banking

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Lending Club, the peer-to-peer loan site backed by Kleiner Perkins' Mary Meeker, has picked up an unusual investor: Google. Google led a new $125 million investment in Lending Club, the company announced, and nabbed a 7 percent stake, reports the New York Times' Michael De La Merced. With this investment,...
Google Just Made A $125 Million Bet On The Future Of Banking

A Q&A With Sheryl Sandberg's Husband, Dave Goldberg On Why He Avoided An IPO For His Company, SurveyMonkey

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Over a year ago, Dave Goldberg, the CEO of online survey company SurveyMonkey decided he wanted to raise fresh capital for his 13-year-old startup. He didn't want to go public to raise capital. He wanted to stay private. At the same time, he wanted to let early employees and investors...
A Q&A With Sheryl Sandberg's Husband, Dave Goldberg On Why He Avoided An IPO For His Company, SurveyMonkey

Cloud storage startup Box readies for a 2014 IPO

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Aaron Levie, Box‘s energetic young CEO, today revealed that the company is prepping for an initial public offering in 2014. In an interview with Bloomberg, Levie said a 2013 IPO would be a “long shot,” but didn’t completely rule it out. The company had previously aimed to IPO in the...
Cloud storage startup Box readies for a 2014 IPO

Why SurveyMonkey is holding off on an IPO

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SurveyMonkey's CEO had a front-row seat for Facebook's rocky IPO. He's in no hurry to follow suit. FORTUNE -- Forgive Dave Goldberg, chief executive of rapidly growing SurveyMonkey, for not being in the slightest rush to take his 13-year-old company public. Let's just say he has lived the downside. "I...
Why SurveyMonkey is holding off on an IPO
How To Build A Billion-Dollar Internet Company

CHART OF THE DAY: Despite All The Leaks, Most People Still Haven't Seen The iPhone 5 (AAPL)

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Apple hasn't officially announced the iPhone 5, but we think we've already seen it. There has been a plethora of supply chain leaks that give us an idea about what the next iPhone might look like. It's going to be a taller phone that looks a lot like the current...
CHART OF THE DAY: Despite All The Leaks, Most People Still Haven't Seen The iPhone 5 (AAPL)

Smartling Speeds Up Web Localization

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Last year in the wake of the shootings in Norway, I wondered aloud about the language gap that exists on the Web, and as if on cue, I was introduced to Smartling. The company bills itself as a Translation Delivery Network, which is a fancy way of saying it uses...
Smartling Speeds Up Web Localization

How 12-Person Startup SurveyMonkey Became A Billion Dollar Company

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Dave Goldberg did not found online survey company SurveyMonkey, but when he took over as CEO in 2009, he made some swift and radical decisions that would transform the startup into the billion dollar business that it is today. Watch below Goldberg explain why his expansion strategies have been a...
How 12-Person Startup SurveyMonkey Became A Billion Dollar Company

How To Score $800 Million In Fresh Capital For Your Startup Without Going Public -- Find Out At IGNITION Mobile

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About a year ago, Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey (and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg), decided that he wanted to raise some capital for his 13-year-old business ... without going public. Recently, he announced the details of a plan that would do just that. Attend IGNITION Mobile on March 21...
How To Score $800 Million In Fresh Capital For Your Startup Without Going Public -- Find Out At IGNITION Mobile

Sponsor post: Geeks on a Plane India -- 500 Startups' Tech + Startup Tour

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Geeks on a Plane (#GOAP) is an invite-only tour for startups, investors and executives to learn about burgeoning technology markets worldwide. We travel by planes, trains and automobiles to the most exciting international startup scenes with the sole mission of uniting geeks and exploring cross-border opportunities. The result: a lifelong bond...
Sponsor post: Geeks on a Plane India -- 500 Startups' Tech + Startup Tour

Pinterest reportedly in talks to raise new round of funding with a $2.5b valuation

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The popular online bookmarking and scrapbooking service Pinterest is reportedly in talks with investors to raise a new round of funding. According to The Wall Street Journal, sources have told it that the potential round has the company valued at between $2 billion and $2.5 billion. Pinterest has raised $138...
Pinterest reportedly in talks to raise new round of funding with a $2.5b valuation

Twitter wants you to take a seven-question survey to provide feedback on apps and clients: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XFG5YPD

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Twitter wants you to take a seven-question survey to provide feedback on apps and clients: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XFG5YPD

How Australian survey company Floq is taking the tech temperature down under

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Floq, the survey software company based in Perth, Australia wants to take on existing questionnaire giants and it hopes to do so by offering more in the way of customisation and simplicity. Getting customer feedback in ways that don’t put people off with long forms or a garish presentation is...
How Australian survey company Floq is taking the tech temperature down under
Popcorn, forest fairies, and ugly ducklings: Live from 500 Startups Demo Day

One More Election Prediction From -- No, Not Nate Silver or Karl Rove -- SurveyMonkey

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As you head to the polls right now, you might be inundated by all the pundit and polls and pontificating. I know I am. But here’s one more from a source that is new to the game — Silicon Valley’s SurveyMonkey, which did its own election poll for the...
One More Election Prediction From -- No, Not Nate Silver or Karl Rove -- SurveyMonkey
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