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Genesis Angels: A new VC fund for robotics, AR and AI, chaired by a former Israeli Prime Minister

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Editor’s note: This story was written by Henn Idan and Yaniv Feldman and was originally published in Hebrew by Newsgeek, the largest tech blog In Israel.  At an unofficial press conference held yesterday, former prime minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert announced the founding of a new venture capital fund named Genesis...
Genesis Angels: A new VC fund for robotics, AR and AI, chaired by a former Israeli Prime Minister

Marc Andreessen Says Now's the Time to Build Companies Like It's 1999

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Few people have the perspective of living and working in the tech industry that venture capitalist Marc Andreessen does. Founder of the browser company Netscape and then of the software company Loudcloud, later renamed Opsware, he’s seen the boom and bust cycles and the shrill choruses of hype tempered by...
Marc Andreessen Says Now's the Time to Build Companies Like It's 1999

DLD Ventures invests in VC fund Lool Ventures to find the next big technology startup in Israel

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Israeli venture capital fund Lool Ventures has been backed by the investment arm of Burda Digital GmbH, DLD Ventures, making it one of the fund’s most significant investors to date. Lool ventures, based in Tel Aviv, invests in disruptive, early-stage technology startups that have the potential to expand internationally. The...
DLD Ventures invests in VC fund Lool Ventures to find the next big technology startup in Israel

Redpoint Ventures Closes On $400 Million For Its 5th Fund, Redpoint V, To Invest In More Early-Stage Startups

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Silicon Valley venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures has raised $400 million for Redpoint V, its fifth venture capital fund. The firm says that Redpoint V will be used to invest in early-stage entrepreneurs and startups. While some other venture capital firms have dramatically increased fund sizes with time, Redpoint has...
Redpoint Ventures Closes On $400 Million For Its 5th Fund, Redpoint V, To Invest In More Early-Stage Startups

Kushner's Thrive Capital Raising $150 Million Venture Fund

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Thrive Capital, a New York venture fund that backed Instagram and is run by the son of a prominent real estate family, is raising a new $150 million venture capital fund....
Kushner's Thrive Capital Raising $150 Million Venture Fund

Interview: Redpoint e.ventures' Yann de Vries on its new $130 million fund for Brazil

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No later had Redpoint e.ventures won the Best investor accolade at TNW Brazil Startup Awards last Friday, that it made a huge announcement for the Latin American startup scene. As a matter of fact, Redpoint and e.Ventures have joined forces to close a $130 million fund for Brazil. It is also important to...
Interview: Redpoint e.ventures' Yann de Vries on its new $130 million fund for Brazil

Redpoint e.ventures Closes On $130M For Brazil-Focused VC Fund

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Redpoint e.ventures, the venture capital fund pioneered by Silicon Valley VC firms Redpoint Ventures and e.ventures (previously known as BV Capital), has raised $130 million for its first dedicated venture fund. Redpoint e.ventures’ founding partners Yann de Vries and Anderson Thees will manage the fund together. According to the firm,...
Redpoint e.ventures Closes On $130M For Brazil-Focused VC Fund

Niklas Zennstrom To Speak At The London Web Summit

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As I previously announced, the startup conference I’ve run for the last three years has merged with the Dublin Web Summit to create the London Web Summit on March 19, in The Brewery Venue, in London’s East End, already the single biggest cluster of tech startups in London. I’ll be...
Niklas Zennstrom To Speak At The London Web Summit

Can Public Media Organizations Succeed Seeding Silicon Valley Startups? New Fund to Find Out

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Matter Ventures CEO Corey Ford and KQED President John Boland Three media nonprofits -- Knight Foundation, Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and KQED (you're on it, bub, no link required) have announced they're creating a $2.5 million accelerator fund for selected media startups -- of the for-profit variety -- to tap....
Can Public Media Organizations Succeed Seeding Silicon Valley Startups? New Fund to Find Out
Amazon has transformed the venture capital business as we know it

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
Funders Club raises over $1M for startups online -- including itself

One way to take a stand on carried interest: Give it away

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While the debate over carried interest continues to retrace old steps, one venture capital fund is taking a stand on the tax loophole it benefits from by simply giving its carried interest profits to charity. Rethink Education, a firm which which last year raised $40 million to invest in edtech...
One way to take a stand on carried interest: Give it away

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apparently Microsoft kept its PC partners in the dark about the Surface tablet until just three days before the big media event on Monday. Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer took a potshot at Google in a leaked memo about the tablet's launch. "We made search more...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Internet companies and the billion dollar money drain

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Are VCs wasting money on online ad models? Photo via Images of Money Over the last ten years, more than $43 billion was invested in 7,200+ Internet-related companies, according to the PWC MoneyTree report. Fifty percent of those companies will disappear within the first three years of operations, and the...
Internet companies and the billion dollar money drain

Chamath Palihapitiya To Join Us For Disrupt NY

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With Disrupt NY just six weeks out, we’re excited to announce former Facebook executive and unconventional venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya will be taking the stage at the Manhattan Center. Palihapitiya started his career at the beginning of last decade at music pioneers Spinner.com and Winamp before going on to work at...
Chamath Palihapitiya To Join Us For Disrupt NY
Qvivo Raises $1M From SingTel For Media Cloud To Store And Watch Movies

Top posts: A sexually-charged video promoting Windows Azure leads the charts

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Who knew that a video of a cheesy dance routine from a developer’s conference in Norway promoting Microsoft’s Windows Azure would grab so much attention. But that video, which we described as “raunchy” and GeekWire readers called “inappropriate”  and ”weird,” led the charts for the month of June. The post set off an...
Top posts: A sexually-charged video promoting Windows Azure leads the charts

Another European Carrier Goes VC: Orange Partners With Publicis, Iris In $400M Fund

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Today sees the launch of one more venture capital fund backed by a large European telecoms carrier: Orange, the retail face of France Telecom, is teaming up with the advertising giant Publicis and Iris Capital Management to start OP Ventures Growth, a new $400-million-plus fund to back French and other...
Another European Carrier Goes VC: Orange Partners With Publicis, Iris In $400M Fund
Meet the Mexican startup taking on the music industry

YC-Backed Hipset Launches YouTube Network to Help Clients Like Tyga, Soulja Boy, and Rob Zombie Make Money Off YouTube

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(Photo: Instagram/Mazy) At this point, it seems fair to say that celebrity-associated tech startups occupy their own stratum of Startupland. There’s the celebrity-backed startup, benefitting from the digital ambitions of investors like Scooter Braun, Ashton Kutcher, and Lady Gaga. The celebrity “cofounded” company (see: half the startups in Los Angeles)....
YC-Backed Hipset Launches YouTube Network to Help Clients Like Tyga, Soulja Boy, and Rob Zombie Make Money Off YouTube

Bloomberg enters world of venture capital with $75M fund

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Bloomberg is launching a new $75 million venture capital fund to support early-stage companies. The fund will be called Bloomberg Beta and will invest in startups that are “producing insights from data” and “making the experience of work better.” This could involve anything from content discovery to human-computer interaction technology....
Bloomberg enters world of venture capital with $75M fund

Tech Moves: Pearl Jam Web developer joins Seattle's Yabbly; Rosenthal leaves Madrona; etc.

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Ian Shafer Ian Shafer has joined Yabbly, a new social decision making app created by former Marchex exec and Google product manager Tom Leung.  A 2001 graduate of the University of Washington’s computer science and engineering department, Shafer worked at Amazon.com as a software engineer before moving on to lead Web...
Tech Moves: Pearl Jam Web developer joins Seattle's Yabbly; Rosenthal leaves Madrona; etc.
With $41M Now In The Bank, Health Catalyst Wants To Help Solve Healthcare's Big Data Problem
European VC spreads startup excitement from Berlin to beyond

Vapps Alums Raise $1.5 Million for OneTok, an App Platform With Siri Integration

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Thanks to Siri, you can talk to your phone. With OneTok, you’ll be able to talk to your apps. OneTok, a stealth mode platform created by the founders of Vapps, will allow app developers to integrate Apple’s Siri voice recognition software into their offerings. The New-York based company has raised...
Vapps Alums Raise $1.5 Million for OneTok, an App Platform With Siri Integration
Third Rock Ventures gets its hands dirty with $516M for healthcare startups

High Returns On A Small Fund Challenge Low Returns On A Big Fund

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Editor’s note: David Teten is a partner with ff Venture Capital and founder and chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. Follow him on Twitter @dteten.  I recently had an extensive debate with Tom Grossi, partner with New Enterprise Associates, about why and whether small funds (like mine) tend to outperform...
High Returns On A Small Fund Challenge Low Returns On A Big Fund

We Are Hiring - Union Square Ventures: A New York Venture Capital Fund Focused on Early Stage & Startup Investing [del.icio.us]

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RT @fredwilson: if you are interested in spending the next two years working at Union Square Ventures, read this post http://bit.ly/cHZVcQ...
We Are Hiring - Union Square Ventures: A New York Venture Capital Fund Focused on Early Stage & Startup Investing [del.icio.us]

BootstrapAccelerator Asia Wants To Bring Promising Southeast Asia Startups To Silicon Valley

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Though Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and benefits from a youthful, tech-savvy population, the region’s startup ecosystem is still in its infancy and many founders lack resources. The freshly launched BootstrapAccelerator Asia seeks to address that gap. Founded by San Francisco-based seed and venture capital...
BootstrapAccelerator Asia Wants To Bring Promising Southeast Asia Startups To Silicon Valley
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