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Old World startups peddle their products to New World investors
China’s online encyclopedia Hudong.com raising $50M round
LaunchRock Acquires Giftiki, Collaborative Gifting Service To Shut Down
Funding daily: DreamWorks, Kloudless, Lex Machina, nChannel, and more

Rounds Brings Co-browsing To Mobile To Let Friends Surf The Web Together During Live Video Chats

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Rounds, the video chat app and Israeli startup backed by $5.5 million in funding from Verizon Investments, Rhodium and DFJ’s Tim Draper among others, has been slowly expanding across platforms. Originally built as a Facebook-centric experience, Rounds expanded to the desktop last summer, launched Mac and Windows apps to allow...
Rounds Brings Co-browsing To Mobile To Let Friends Surf The Web Together During Live Video Chats

Autodesk acquires Socialcam for $60M

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Autodesk announced today that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Socialcam for approximately $60 million. The transaction is expected to close by October 31 this year and is subject to customary closing conditions. Socialcam is a Facebook and mobile app that allows users to create, edit and share videos....
Autodesk acquires Socialcam for $60M
Bitcoin me: Adam Draper's Boost VC makes a big bet on the virtual currency

As Hardware Startups Take Off, Materials And Technology Marketplace Inventables Raises $3M

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Chicago-based Inventables, a marketplace for technology and materials for developers and designers, has raised $3 million in new funding led by Tim Draper (via Draper Associates) with Dundee Venture Capital, Richard Yoo (founder of Rackspace), Georges Harik, and True Ventures participating. This brings Inventables’ total funding to $5 million. Inventables...
As Hardware Startups Take Off, Materials And Technology Marketplace Inventables Raises $3M
Funding daily: Rock out with wireless speakers

Socialcam Nabs A-List Angel Funding: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Ari Emmanuel, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More

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The race to be the “Instagram for video” is hotter than ever, and Socialcam, the app that spun out of video sharing pioneer Justin.tv last year and was part of Y Combinator’s winter 2012 class, is hustling hard for the lead. The company has raised seed funding from a group...
Socialcam Nabs A-List Angel Funding: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Ari Emmanuel, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More

Meet Rhett, The Reason You Should Donate Money To Charity To Hang Out With A VC [TCTV]

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How much is a dinner with SV Angel’s co-founder and managing partner, David Lee, worth? When you put it into the context of where the money will be going, the answer should be “it’s almost priceless.” Today, I got to sit down with Lee, and a special new friend of...
Meet Rhett, The Reason You Should Donate Money To Charity To Hang Out With A VC [TCTV]
Vungle opens its ‘app movie trailer’ ad network to all developers

Video Ads + App Ads = Vungle, a Freshly Minted Startup with a Big Pile of Cash

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The video ad business is growing quickly. Mobile ads, even more so. And if you combine the two? You get Vungle, a barely hatched startup that just raised a $2 million seed round. Vungle’s pitch is straightforward: They help app developers make video promo reels for their stuff, and turn...
Video Ads + App Ads = Vungle, a Freshly Minted Startup with a Big Pile of Cash

Bitcoin startup CoinLab raises money from Tim Draper and others, aims to help monetize games

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Tim Draper CoinLab, a Seattle startup working on projects involving the Bitcoin digital currency, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from a group of prominent angel investors, including Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, Seattle angel investor Geoff Entress and others. No, for the record, Draper didn’t fund the investment...
Bitcoin startup CoinLab raises money from Tim Draper and others, aims to help monetize games

Sponsor post: Innovation Catalyst Awards 2012 to honor Draper family

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Each year VC Taskforce honors an individual or group in the venture capital community for distinguished work in innovation and entrepreneurship.  This year’s award pays tribute to the Draper family. Over three generations, the Draper family has invested in hundreds of startup companies, many of which have become household names,...
Sponsor post: Innovation Catalyst Awards 2012 to honor Draper family

The Future of Social Is Video: Interview With Socialcam CEO Michael Siebel

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Socialcam is being called the "Instagram for Video" app. With this phrase comes the idea that, like seemingly every startup nowadays, the goal is to build an awesome and thriving community, pump up the product to the level of ultimate coolness and then cash in by selling to a...
The Future of Social Is Video: Interview With Socialcam CEO Michael Siebel

Mobile Video Sharing App Socialcam Acquired By Autodesk For $60 Million

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There’s been a race on over the last year among mobile video sharing apps, many of which have sought to replicate the same type of success that Instagram had with photo sharing. We’ve seen a number of startups — like Socialcam, Viddy, and Klip — trying to attract new users...
Mobile Video Sharing App Socialcam Acquired By Autodesk For $60 Million
Identified doesn’t want to be your father’s job site

Nutmeg Raises $5.3M From Pentech, Tim Draper And Others To Make Financial Management Less Stuffy

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Nutmeg, the U.K. ‘online investment manager’ that aims to take the complexity out of financial products, has raised a £3.4m ($5.3m) VC round led by Pentech and Daniel Aegerter, the Swiss chairman of Armada Investment Group. But perhaps more headline-grabbing is that legendary Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper also participated....
Nutmeg Raises $5.3M From Pentech, Tim Draper And Others To Make Financial Management Less Stuffy
Social Video Chat App Rounds Expands From Facebook To Mac & PC
Bang With Friends Reportedly Raising Seed Round So You Can Have More Casual Sex
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Identified Looks To Solve Social Media's Dirty Data Problem For Recruiters With Help From Former LinkedIn Data Gurus

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In November 2011, Identified emerged out of public beta on a mission to create a better professional job search engine. Built on top of Facebook data, Identified set out to nibble at LinkedIn’s lead in this space by giving both job seekers and companies a better way to connect —...
Identified Looks To Solve Social Media's Dirty Data Problem For Recruiters With Help From Former LinkedIn Data Gurus

Zillow Completes Its $40M RentJuice Acquisition

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Zillow, the popular online real estate search engine,  just announced that it has closed its previously announced $40 million acquisition of RentJuice. With RentJuice, Zillow now owns a rental relationship management service for landlords, property managers and rental brokers that helps them market their inventory and client relationships. RentJuice is currently being...
Zillow Completes Its $40M RentJuice Acquisition

Inside The Silicon Valley Cafe Where PayPal, Tesla, And Netscape Did Deals

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We walked into Buck's Restaurant yesterday and felt like we entered a set in a movie about Silicon Valley deal makers. Everyone in the Valley has eaten at Buck's in Woodside, California at some point.  In fact, the only local hot shot entrepreneur who never stepped foot in here was...
Inside The Silicon Valley Cafe Where PayPal, Tesla, And Netscape Did Deals
Vungle Hustles Its Way Into $2M Seed Round From All-Star Investors For Mobile App Video Trailers

Weekend Video: Building a Tech Startup During a Recession

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Can you build a successful company in a downturn? The answer is yes, as this video illustrates. Digg CEO Jay Adelson, venture capitalists Tim Draper and Steve Jurvetson, both of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Skype-backer Howard Hartenbaum and his August Capital colleague David Hornik and the legendary Bill Draper of Draper...
Weekend Video: Building a Tech Startup During a Recession
Tim Draper's superhero-laden vision for the future of education is so nuts that it might actually work

Visual Identity Platform Vizify Launches Out Of Beta, Now Lets You Share Graphics Via Social Media Cards

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The Portland-based Vizify came out of TechStars’ accelerator in 2011 with the goal of helping everyday people turn their personal data — the stuff that’s fragmented across scores of profiles, networks and websites — into one, unified visual profile. Essentially, piggybacking on the rise of digital portfolio platforms that aim...
Visual Identity Platform Vizify Launches Out Of Beta, Now Lets You Share Graphics Via Social Media Cards
Adam Draper and Invested.in Unveil Startup Crowdfunding Platform, Boost Funding
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