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The Art Of Science

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Like many great startup ideas, the formation of L.A.-based incubator, investment firm, and accelerator Science had its origins at a dinner. In 2007, Peter Pham and Mike Jones found themselves working in L.A., having recently sold companies to News Corp. and AOL, respectively. The duo, who were friends, started to...
The Art Of Science

Former Google ‘click-fraud czar’ joins security startup backed by Google Ventures, Google chairman

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Mountain View, California-based web security technology startup Shape Security has hired Shuman Ghosemajumder as vice president. Ghosemajumder is known in tech and other obscure circles as Google’s former “click-fraud czar”. He helped protect the online search and advertising juggernaut’s $20 billion in ad revenue from automated and human-assisted attacks. Ghosemajumder...
Former Google ‘click-fraud czar’ joins security startup backed by Google Ventures, Google chairman

Kleiner Perkins names the 12 college student participants of its inaugural Design Fellows program

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Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers announced today the 12 college students who have been admitted into its Design Fellows program. This is the first batch for this program and each individual has been paired with one of the firm’s portfolio companies where they’ll gain experience and relationships...
Kleiner Perkins names the 12 college student participants of its inaugural Design Fellows program

Chartboost Is Building The Next Mobile Ad Network To Watch, And They're Expanding To Europe

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Five years ago from their native city of Barcelona, Maria Alegre and her husband Pepe Agell used to watch old Stanford Technology Ventures Program videos from entrepreneurs sharing their founding stories. Intrigued by what they heard, they picked up and moved to the Valley, where Alegre dug into mobile gaming...
Chartboost Is Building The Next Mobile Ad Network To Watch, And They're Expanding To Europe

Boston Wonks Launch a VC Firm for Quantum Tech

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No cats were harmed in the making of this joke. Consumer Internet is fun and all, but these days you’ve gotta get really futuristic if you want to turn heads. Case in point: Quantum Wave Fund, a new VC firm that’s raised $30 million to make early-stage investments in companies with...
Boston Wonks Launch a VC Firm for Quantum Tech

Eric Schmidt wants you to try gadgets before you buy them

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TomorrowVentures, Google chair Eric Schmidt’s VC firm, has just led a $1 million round of funding for YBUY, a Los Angeles area startup that offers a subscription gadget service, allowing tech fiends to try before they buy. From iPads to espresso machines, YBUY delivers top-shelf gizmos to its customers...
Eric Schmidt wants you to try gadgets before you buy them
Vobi Raises $1.5 Million For Online Collaboration That's Kicked Off By Phone Calls

Book discovery startup Libboo raises $1.1m seed round

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Libboo, a TechStars Boston startup that aims to “create the next digital bestseller,” has raised $1.1 million in seed funding. The round was led by Massachusetts VC firm MassVentures. Libboo’s goal is to build buzz around books by connecting “buzzers,” or “readers who love to share and talk about books,”...
Book discovery startup Libboo raises $1.1m seed round
Russian VC Firm NGI Will Invest Heavily in French Startups

When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did

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Mark Zuckerberg is so young, that the first time he met Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, he didn't know what Netscape did. Andreessen told the story to Wired as part of a long interview: One of the first times Zuckerberg and I got together, in 2005 or 2006, he stopped me...
When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did

From The China Social Game Summit 2010 in Beijing: State of the Industry And 6 Demos From Local Startups

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Over the weekend, I attended the China Social Game Summit 2010 in Beijing, a two-day event that attracted over 400 international attendees and 80 speakers. According to the organizers (China’s leading social game service provider Appleap and Tokyo- and Beijing-based VC firm Infinity Venture Partners), the event is the biggest...
From The China Social Game Summit 2010 in Beijing: State of the Industry And 6 Demos From Local Startups

Groupon Eyes Foursquare Territory And Acquires Location Database Startup, Hyperpublic

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Hyperpublic, a New York startup that lets users tag people, places and things to specific locationa in its open database, has been acquired by Groupon. Part of the team will be moving to Groupon's California engineering offices; terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hyperpublic says Groupon is interested...
Groupon Eyes Foursquare Territory And Acquires Location Database Startup, Hyperpublic
Onetime blogger banking on Hollywood to bank on his VC fund

Kleiner investors blindsided by discrimination suit

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Kleiner Perkins blew its response to lawsuit. FORTUNE -- "You're kidding. Send me a copy of the complaint." That was the 10-word email I received earlier today from a limited partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, after I asked for his reaction to the VC firm being sued by...
Kleiner investors blindsided by discrimination suit

What The World's Biggest Apple Fanboy Has To Say About His New Job At Google (GOOG)

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MG Siegler, the TechCrunch columnist and venture capitalist known best for his unabashed pro-Apple bias, spurred a lot of discussion (and mockery) today when he announced he was departing Michael Arrington's VC firm CrunchFund for Google Ventures. The irony wasn't lost on us: the idea of a part-time Apple blogger...
What The World's Biggest Apple Fanboy Has To Say About His New Job At Google (GOOG)

Movie discovery site Moviepilot.com scores $7m from DFJ Esprit, others

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Time for yet another Berlin startup to raise funding to fuel international growth. Moviepilot, the company behind a community-driven personal movie and TV show recommendation and discovery site with the same name, has secured $7 million in a Series B financing round led by DFJ Esprit. Notably, the VC firm...
Movie discovery site Moviepilot.com scores $7m from DFJ Esprit, others

Nokia Growth Partners Launches Third Fund Backed By $250M From Nokia, Expands In China

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Nokia’s venture capital arm Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), which was founded back in 2005 and invests in mobile-related ventures in the U.S., Europe and Asia, has launched its third fund — back by a further $250 million long term commitment from Nokia. The VC firm is also expanding its presence in China...
Nokia Growth Partners Launches Third Fund Backed By $250M From Nokia, Expands In China

CyberAgent Ventures adds some style to its portfolio in Taiwan with FashionGuide investment

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Japanese VC firm CyberAgent Ventures has continued to grow its portfolio in Taiwan after it invested an undisclosed amount into beauty and cosmetics-themed social networking site Fashionguide.com.tw. Users of the Chinese site post their own reviews of beauty and cosmetics products, which makes it an ideal destination for those wanting original ‘everyday’...
CyberAgent Ventures adds some style to its portfolio in Taiwan with FashionGuide investment
Funding Daily: Big numbers, basic needs

Why Does Silicon Valley's Hottest VC Firm Have H-Bomb Pictures In The Lobby?

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You can't miss the hydrogen bomb pics in the lobby of Andreessen-Horowitz. There are four of them, in full color, nestled among bookshelves that contain books about programming and tech entrepreneurs. Recently, we got a chance to ask Marc Andreessen what they're doing there. A few years back, he...
Why Does Silicon Valley's Hottest VC Firm Have H-Bomb Pictures In The Lobby?

Why This VC Firm Designed Its New Office To Look Like A Living Room

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Aydin Senkut's early stage investment firm, Felicis Ventures, just moved into a bigger office last week, for more room to bring in founders of his portfolio companies. Senkut's firm was an early investor in Rovio, and it's clear the firm is proud of its investment from the number of...
Why This VC Firm Designed Its New Office To Look Like A Living Room

Video recommendation engine Taboola raises $15M in fourth funding round

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Taboola, a video recommendation engine that’s used by sites like CNN and Bloomberg, has raised $15 million in its fourth funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to $40 million. The round was led by Israeli VC firm Pitango and included participation from previous investors Evergreen Venture Partners, WGI Group...
Video recommendation engine Taboola raises $15M in fourth funding round

Google Ventures Has Big Plans For ‘Start-Up University’

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Google Ventures is expanding its Start-Up University mentorship program after seeing traction from its portfolio companies, moving it from the 12,000-square-foot building it occupies to a space nearly twice that size. Google Ventures Managing Partner Bill Maris is looking for companies that are “transformational.” Google’s venture arm, which calls itself...
Google Ventures Has Big Plans For ‘Start-Up University’

Software Eats Education: With $15 Million In Series B Funding, Andreessen Horowitz Bets On Udacity

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Udacity, a startup focused on bringing free university-level educational worldwide, is today announcing a significant new investment: $15 million in Series B funding in a round led by top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. Also participating in the round were Udacity’s previous investors, Charles River Ventures and Steve Blank. To date, the...
Software Eats Education: With $15 Million In Series B Funding, Andreessen Horowitz Bets On Udacity

Annotate, Provocateurs! Impish Ivy Leaguers Behind Rap Genius Raise Millions for Internet Decoder Ring

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Mr. Lehman, Mr. Zechory, and Mr. Moghadam (Photo: Sumner Dilworth, courtesy of Vibe) Visitors who search for Harlem rapper Azealia Banks’s breakout hit “212,” on Rap Genius, an online platform that crowdsources explanations of hip-hop lyrics, will find nearly every verse annotated by the site’s users, who clocked more than...
Annotate, Provocateurs! Impish Ivy Leaguers Behind Rap Genius Raise Millions for Internet Decoder Ring

Ellen Pao's Lawyer: Kleiner Perkins Firing Was Retaliation

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Ellen Pao, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers venture capitalist who is suing the firm for gender discrimination, will now add termination for the purposes of retaliation to her claims, said her lawyer on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Pao disclosed on Quora that she had been asked to leave Kleiner Perkins....
Ellen Pao's Lawyer: Kleiner Perkins Firing Was Retaliation

Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram

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The New York Times caused controversy this weekend after it published a story claiming that top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz “fumbled” its investment in Instagram, losing million of dollars by backing photo-sharing rival Picplz over the company that Facebook will acquire for $1 billion. As we already pointed out, the NYT...
Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram

Gamification Platform Beintoo Secures $5 Million In Series A Funding

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Beintoo, which has a loyalty rewards and monetization platform for mobile games, apps, and sites, has secured $5 million in Series A funding led by Italian VC firm Innogest Capital. The startup won the startup competition at Le Web in Paris last year. Beintoohas managed to get itself onto –...
Gamification Platform Beintoo Secures $5 Million In Series A Funding

With Its $9 M. Series A, Percolate Might Become the Next Buddy Media By Turning Brands Into Microbloggers

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Mr. Gross Smart pivots can pay off handsomely. Earlier this week, Percolate, a fast-growing New York City-based startup that helps brands curate content, announced a sizable Series A led by GGV Capital, the same Silicon Valley VC firm that backed Buddy Media, which was acquired by Salesforce for a eye-popping $698 million. Existing...
With Its $9 M. Series A, Percolate Might Become the Next Buddy Media By Turning Brands Into Microbloggers
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