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5 startups to watch from Y Combinator's demo day: morning edition

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With swarms of investors and media in Mountain View, Calif. on Tuesday for Y Combinator’s summer demo day, there’s nowhere more exciting in the land of startups. More than 70 companies pitched to the group, hoping to become the next Dropbox, AirBnB, or Reddit. Launched in 2005, Y Combinator has become somewhat...
5 startups to watch from Y Combinator's demo day: morning edition
Financial services startup sector continues solid growth (analysis)

10 VCs And Founders Share Their Secrets For Raising Money

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The biggest challenge for entrepreneurs with great ideas is getting their startups off the ground.  "If you can't execute, you don't have a company," Laura Sachar, general partner and founder of StarVest Partners, says on a panel at Business Insider's Startup 2012 conference. "A lot of people have ideas." With so much competition...
10 VCs And Founders Share Their Secrets For Raising Money

WhatsApp reportedly moving into gaming after inking deal with Korean games-maker

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WhatsApp, one of the planet’s most popular mobile messaging apps, is said to be preparing to launch a games platform in a move that would diversify its monetization model and increase its revenues. That’s according to a report out of Korea where the US startup is said to have agreed...
WhatsApp reportedly moving into gaming after inking deal with Korean games-maker
Startup valuations rise even as VCs don't get as many exits

Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Reveals The Two Areas He Would Short Right Now

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Hedge funder, VC investors, and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel just gave a presentation at a Credit Suisse conference. An attendee told us a few of the points he made: Thiel would be short Europe. He'd be short Emerging Market "crony capitalism." Thiel expects more deleveraging globally. He sees glean...
Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Reveals The Two Areas He Would Short Right Now

IPO Prep: HubSpot raises a $35M mezzanine round and adds board expertise

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With IPO bells tolling, and 8,000 customers in 56 countries, inbound marketing software company HubSpot has raised $35 million in a mezzanine financing round from Altimeter Capital, Cross Creek capital, and other previous VC investors and new public company investors. The investment brings the company’s total outside financing to an...
IPO Prep: HubSpot raises a $35M mezzanine round and adds board expertise

Mark Cuban leads $1M investment in app seller Apptopia

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When Apptopia debuted in April, it was a bet on the fact that there would be enough app developers looking to unload their entire app to a group of eager sellers. Now, three months in, Cambridge, MA-based Apptopia is doing solid business facilitating a growing number of sales. And that...
Mark Cuban leads $1M investment in app seller Apptopia

TechCrunch Mobile Barcelona Meetup 2013 -- Here Are Our Shortlisted Startups

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Barcelona is coming alive with preparations for Mobile World Congress and we are pumped about the super-international TechCrunch Mobile Barcelona meetup in the same week. With thanks to our local supporters in the shape of Barcelona.io and Wayra, we’ll be bringing you a healthy round of startups, VCs and TechCrunch...
TechCrunch Mobile Barcelona Meetup 2013 -- Here Are Our Shortlisted Startups

How far is too far to invest? Your plane’s Wi-Fi may dictate new growth

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(L to R) John Vironis, Managing Director, Lightspeed Ventures; Michael Skok, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners; Frank Artale, Managing Director, Ignition Partners(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com How far are investors willing to go to invest? As long as they get wifi on their flights, the borders are extending further, they told...
How far is too far to invest? Your plane’s Wi-Fi may dictate new growth
TechCrunch Goes To Athens On January 4th To Meet Up With Greek Geeks

Startup Blue Jeans Networks Nabs $25 Million And Launches A Cool New Service

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Blue Jeans Networks is absolutely kicking butt in the enterprise video-conferencing scene. Today it announced a third round of financing for $25 million from its previous VC investors, NEA, Accel and Norwest Venture Partners. That brings its total to $48.5 million. Blue Jeans solves a big problem with videoconferencing. It's...
Startup Blue Jeans Networks Nabs $25 Million And Launches A Cool New Service
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