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Having created 200 LA tech jobs in 2012, Science raises another $30M

Startup News: 2tor Looks to Europe While MyCityWay Hops Across The Pond

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Piccadilly  Piccadilly Circus, London. (Source: Paul Atherton via Wikipedia) LAWGIC. Today 2tor is partnering with Washington University to put their Master of Laws degree online. 2tor's previous partnerships with USC, UNC and Georgetown have put high-end higher education online with programs in social work, business and nursing. The Washington University partnership is specifically...
Startup News: 2tor Looks to Europe While MyCityWay Hops Across The Pond
Clash in the clan: A sibling rivalry might be the only thing that can stop Supercell
Chris Dixon: 3D Printing Will Transform Manufacturing, Social Media Startups Are Facing "General Fatigue"
Marc Andreessen Speaks With William Janeway To Discuss Capitalism In A World Driven By Innovation
Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Is Now EIR At Andreessen Horowitz
Benchmark's Bill Gurley: Late-Stage Market Is "Most Frothy" Since The Late 1990s
Sequoia Capital Is Raising A New Dedicated Fund For Its Stealthy 'Scout' Seed Investing Program

Backed By Palantir, Groupon Brazil Co-founders, Printi Wants To Bring A Web-Based Kinko's To Brazil

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American investors and VC firms (like Sequoia and Accel) have begun to turn their attention to Latin America, particularly to one of the region’s fastest growing economies: Brazil. Thanks to skyrocketing Internet penetration, the growing number of B2C eCommerce companies that have popped up over the last year and a...
Backed By Palantir, Groupon Brazil Co-founders, Printi Wants To Bring A Web-Based Kinko's To Brazil

Twilio brings its Voice API to 4 new Western European countries

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Cloud communications company Twilio is expanding into four new European countries, days after striking a major deal with Microsoft to spread its voice and messaging APIs to developers on the Windows Azure platform. The San Francisco-based company is today launching phone numbers in Belgium, Finland, The Netherlands and Sweden for...
Twilio brings its Voice API to 4 new Western European countries
Odds defying hardware startup Mobiplex goes back to the well, comes up with another $1.3M

Here's A Socially Acceptable Way To Stalk People Around You

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Paul Davison built an iPhone app that knows if people in your social circle are near you.  The app is called Highlight and it launched a few weeks ago. The app allows you to see photos of people around you and see who you know in common -- before...
Here's A Socially Acceptable Way To Stalk People Around You

Direct deals platform isocket raises $8m from Foundry Group and others, hires ex-Yahoo exec as CFO

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isocket, a company focused on the concept of programmatic direct transactions of online advertising, is announcing that it received $8 million from the Foundry Group for its Series A round. This influx of cash will help build out the platform while also helping to launch its brand new app, BuyAds...
Direct deals platform isocket raises $8m from Foundry Group and others, hires ex-Yahoo exec as CFO

Appcelerator raises $3m more from Presidio for app development platform

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Exclusive - Appcelerator, the US company behind popular cross-platform iOS, Android and Web app development solution Titanium, has received an extra capital injection to the tune of $3 million, The Next Web has learned. The company recently raised $16 million in Series C funding, but has expanded the financing round...
Appcelerator raises $3m more from Presidio for app development platform
The Series A Bottleneck Grows Tighter, Fenwick Survey Shows
Meet New York's first enterprise-focused accelerator, backed by the governor

Kleiner Perkins Heads To LA; Partners With USC And United Talent Agency For New Startup Accelerator

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Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins is creating a new presence in LA, announcing a partnership today with the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering and United Talent Agency (UTA) to create a startup accelerator. Called the Viterbi Startup Garage, the early-stage accelerator will provide financial and...
Kleiner Perkins Heads To LA; Partners With USC And United Talent Agency For New Startup Accelerator
Google Ventures steals two marketing masterminds to blow its portfolio up

Detroit's LevelEleven gets $1M of local funding to gamify sales organizations

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At the beginning of the last century, Detroit was America’s “Silicon Valley.” That is to say, it was the center of innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation. The last decade has been particularly brutal on the Motor City, but in fairness its decline was long in the making as entrenched conglomerates...
Detroit's LevelEleven gets $1M of local funding to gamify sales organizations

Intel Capital Leads $9 Million Round in Mobile App Firm FeedHenry

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Intel Capital has led a $9 million investment round in FeedHenry, a provider of cloud-based mobile applications aimed at the enterprise with offices in Carriganore, Ireland and Burlington, Mass. Other investors in the round include Kernel Capital and ACT Venture Capital, two Irish VC firms, and Enterprise Ireland, a government-backed...
Intel Capital Leads $9 Million Round in Mobile App Firm FeedHenry

"Venture Assistance": A Philosophical View Of What Boards Should And Should Not Do

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Editor’s note: Legendary investor Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures. You can follow him on Twitter @vkhosla. Most VCs pitch their venture firms as value added to a company’s entrepreneurial founders. Personally, I think leading VC firms do a pretty good job of being supportive of their companies, and most...
"Venture Assistance": A Philosophical View Of What Boards Should And Should Not Do

Aereo rival NimbleTV is raising $6m to make good on its 'TV everywhere' promise

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Imagine being able to watch live TV, from anywhere, on any device. Sounds too good to be true. Because it is. We’re not quite there yet, but we might get there at some point, thanks to major companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft battling to own the living room, but...
Aereo rival NimbleTV is raising $6m to make good on its 'TV everywhere' promise

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, GOOG, LNKD)

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Good morning! Here's what's going on in tech land: Yahoo is having a hard time keeping employees happy after the Scott Thompson resume debacle. A manager says, "It's not fun when you're trying to talk people away form quitting all day long." A New York startup raised a whole lot...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, GOOG, LNKD)

Indian online kidswear retailer Unamia raises $1.2 million in seed funding

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The rise of fashion ecommerce in the US has spawned a number of popular kids clothes sites, something that is equally true of other markets such as India, where startup Unamia has today announced $1.2 million in seed funding. The Bangalore-based startup, founded by graduates of NIFT, Stanford and IIT has taken...
Indian online kidswear retailer Unamia raises $1.2 million in seed funding

Ask A VC: Canaan Partners' Maha Ibrahim On Why There Aren't More Women VCs

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In this week’s Ask A VC epsiode, we had Canaan Partners’ Maha Ibrahim in the studio to chat about her perspective on social gaming, and more. Ibrahim, who has worked at Canaan since 2000, invests in cloud, social gaming and digital media companies for the firm. We raised an...
Ask A VC: Canaan Partners' Maha Ibrahim On Why There Aren't More Women VCs

Why VCs Are Getting Into PR

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More than ever before, venture capitalists are digging in. To stay competitive and top-of-mind, VC’s are no longer loaning their advice and their capital, but actual “core” services that portfolio companies need. This shift isn’t necessarily new. For example, top VC firms like Kleiner Perkins and Greylock play a hands-on...
Why VCs Are Getting Into PR

Rocket Internet's Square clone Payleven releases payment API, launches in Italy

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Payleven, the mobile payment solution provider that was incubated by Germany’s Rocket Internet, is continuing its international expansion with a launch in Italy. More importantly, Payleven has released an API for developers, essentially enabling third parties to integrate the Square clone’s payment solution into their own apps. Like Square or...
Rocket Internet's Square clone Payleven releases payment API, launches in Italy

GiftCards.com gives digital gifting startup Giftly an exit

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Popular gift card website GiftCards.com has acquired Giftly, a two-year old startup that enables consumers to buy and deliver digital gifts via its website and free app. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. San Francisco-based Giftly offers a platform that enables people to send gift credits to recipients...
GiftCards.com gives digital gifting startup Giftly an exit

Are Party Rounds Turning the Tech Business Into a Lamer Studio 54?

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Swap Ryan Phillippe for @aplusk, of course. (Photo: Wikipedia) Let’s face it: There’s a reason clubs will pay reality stars just to come hang out. People are more intrigued by a famous face. Silicon Valley might think itself above crass fame-whoring, but that doesn’t mean tech folk are immune to the...
Are Party Rounds Turning the Tech Business Into a Lamer Studio 54?

Andreessen Horowitz Confirms Its Scout Program, Calls Out Lazy Angels Who Hate Competition

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It’s all coming out now. Andreessen Horowitz Partners has just confirmed that it too has been operating a stealthy scout program. In case you missed it, last week we uncovered a little-known trend of VCs secretly investing in cash-poor, network-rich entrepreneurs who in turn invest that money in other entrepreneurs...
Andreessen Horowitz Confirms Its Scout Program, Calls Out Lazy Angels Who Hate Competition
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