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Bloomberg Announces Funding, Calls For Startups in NYC

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"Small businesses are the future of America," said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in NYC. Bloomberg described New York City as "the place to come" for entrepreneurs and startups, announcing that the city-sponsored NYC Entrepreneurial Fund had made its first investment in...
Bloomberg Announces Funding, Calls For Startups in NYC

Yammer Lands $85 Million Funding Round From Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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The rumors are true. But, boy, were they ever off on the numbers. Social enterprise software player Yammer has landed a whopping $85 million in a fifth round of venture capital funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, with Meritech Capital Partners, Jeff Skoll’s Capricorn Investment Group and Khosla Ventures all...
Yammer Lands $85 Million Funding Round From Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Real-Time News Alert Service Owlin Raises $250K To Outpace Bloomberg, Reuters For 'Bottom Up' News

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Real-time news alert service Owlin (a recent graduate of the Amsterdam, Netherlands-based Rockstart.Accelerator), has raised $250k in seed funding from NoRo Venture Capital — funding that will be used as the startup aims for a Q1 2013 launch. Targeting financial institutions and governments, Owlin claims its algorithms are able to...
Real-Time News Alert Service Owlin Raises $250K To Outpace Bloomberg, Reuters For 'Bottom Up' News

Warby Parker raises $37 million

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Eyeglass maker can now see its future a bit clearer. FORTUNE -- Trendy eyeglass maker Warby Parker has raised $36.8 million in new venture capital funding, according to a regulatory filing that indicates the total round could top out at $40 million. It's a large score by most any VC standard,...
Warby Parker raises $37 million

European startups need to be valued higher - in more ways than one

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Kevin Cornils, CEO of UK-based, venture-backed European eyewear retailer Glasses Direct. Why should a startup Silicon Valley business be valued at up to five times higher in the US, than its Silicon Roundabout equivalent in the UK? As a Californian-born entrepreneur, who has chosen...
European startups need to be valued higher - in more ways than one
Startups: A $22 Million Ticket To Fly

BigDoor closes $5M, touts new ‘gamified rewards program’

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BigDoor execs Keith Smith, Matt Shobe and Jeff Malek at the company's offices in the South Lake Union neighborhood There’s so much content clutter on the Web these days that it can be tough for online publishers to keep their readers or viewers engaged, coming back each day for more....
BigDoor closes $5M, touts new ‘gamified rewards program’
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Flash memory provider Violin Memory said to file for a sky-high IPO

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Violin Memory, the Silicon Valley-based company with a super-fast flash memory service, is hurtling toward a highly successful IPO. Bloomberg Businessweek reported today that the company filed to go public under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) act. This allows Violin Memory to keep its public offering under the radar...
Flash memory provider Violin Memory said to file for a sky-high IPO

Venture capitalists offer up $2.1 billion in funding in Q2

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The average corporate venture capital funding deal during the period was $17.8 million, easily topping the first quarter's $13 million figure. [Read more]...
Venture capitalists offer up $2.1 billion in funding in Q2

Liveblog: Cisco CEO John Chambers and Box CEO Aaron Levie at D11

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Pairing Aaron Levie, the young gregarious CEO of the up-and-coming enterprise cloud platform company Box with John Chambers of Cisco Systems, one of the tech industry’s best known and longest-serving CEOs might not seem an obvious. But spend a little time with either one of them and you quickly realize...
Liveblog: Cisco CEO John Chambers and Box CEO Aaron Levie at D11
Violin Memory acquires GridIron Systems to boost data center application speeds
Hitting the gas: FireEye raises $50 million and builds out senior team
TechStars tax man steps out: how the quiet Adam Rothenberg become the hot startup incubator’s NY #2
Cleantech VC funding drops by a quarter in Q2

Cloud Collaboration Service FuzeBox Hires VoIP Pioneer Michael Knappe

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FuzeBox, the surprisingly cool cloud-based service that produces virtual meetings and collaboration sessions that actually work and allow you to get things done, has just made a key hire, sources at the company tell AllThingsD. The company, which over the summer landed an impressive $20 million Series A round of...
Cloud Collaboration Service FuzeBox Hires VoIP Pioneer Michael Knappe
FreedomPop launches free 500MB mobile data service

Wikipad CEO James Bower defends his gaming tablet's $500 pricing, why one device beats two

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No matter which way you cut it, the Android-based Wikipad gaming tablet -- dubbed as much despite not having any connection to Wikipedia -- is unusually expensive. As a 10.1-inch Android tablet, it's comparably priced with the leaders of the market (of the Apple and Samsung variety). The obvious...
Wikipad CEO James Bower defends his gaming tablet's $500 pricing, why one device beats two
Cleantech, clean energy investments continue to drop

Log Data Management And Analytics Company Sumo Logic Raises $30M From Accel, Greylock

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Sumo Logic, a startup focused on enterprise log management and analytics, has raised $30 million in Series C funding round led by Accel Partners, with participation from existing investors Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. The latest round brings the company’s total venture capital funding to $50.5 million. The startup...
Log Data Management And Analytics Company Sumo Logic Raises $30M From Accel, Greylock

Minted, The Indie Prints Marketplace, Launches 'Party Decor' In Push To Be A Full-On Lifestyle Brand

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Minted, the marketplace for prints designed by independent graphic artists that is probably still best known for its flagship stationery business, is spreading its wings. First came the debut of its wall art vertical this past summer. And today, the company is getting into another space: Party decor. Piñatas and...
Minted, The Indie Prints Marketplace, Launches 'Party Decor' In Push To Be A Full-On Lifestyle Brand

Social Analytics Heats Up: Socialbakers Raises $6M From Index And Earlybird To Expand Its Big Brand-Focused Monitoring Service

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Social analytics firm Socialbakers – the social media monitoring startup that counts Fortune 500 companies like McDonald’s, Nestle, LVMH and Vodafone as clients — has raised $6 million to continue building out its business. The Series B round was led by Index Ventures, and also included participation from existing investor Earlybird Venture...
Social Analytics Heats Up: Socialbakers Raises $6M From Index And Earlybird To Expand Its Big Brand-Focused Monitoring Service
ZocDoc heads west with new flagship office in Phoenix

Study: Startups Led By Stanford, Harvard Grads Lead The Way In Scoring Venture Capital Funding

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An interesting new study released today by venture capital and angel investment-focused research firm CB Insights tracked the amount of venture capital funding and deals that flowed to alumni of different universities, and in a shocking twist, graduates of Stanford University do not actually dominate the space. LOL, just kidding....
Study: Startups Led By Stanford, Harvard Grads Lead The Way In Scoring Venture Capital Funding

A peek behind the curtain into Bloom Energy's financials

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Fortune’s Dan Primack has another important scoop this week for the cleantech world: one of the first looks at Bloom Energy’s private quarterly earnings that they report to their investors (earlier this week his other scoop was that Advanced Equities was going to shut down). And the exposed Bloom’s earnings...
A peek behind the curtain into Bloom Energy's financials

SEOmoz raises $18 million, Brad Feld joining board — and yes, the deal has closed

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SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin has been down this path before, as detailed in his extensive account of the company’s attempt to raise a large round of venture capital funding last year. But this time, with a different investor, the deal has actually closed. They’re so excited...
SEOmoz raises $18 million, Brad Feld joining board — and yes, the deal has closed

OUYA raises $15m through Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield Fund and others, but launch date slips to June 25

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OUYA, the Kickstarter-funded video game console that runs on Android, has raised $15 million through a venture capital funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and the Mayfield Fund. The Wall Street Journal reports that “several other investors” were involved in this initial round, although specific companies and...
OUYA raises $15m through Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield Fund and others, but launch date slips to June 25
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E-commerce biz ChannelAdvisor stock soars 40% in IPO debut

IO Data raises $90 million, eyes IPO

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A big vote of confidence for the modular model. FORTUNE -- IO Data Centers has raised $90 million in new venture capital funding, just one month after landing a major client win with Goldman Sachs. This brings the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company's total equity funding to over $250 million, and helps...
IO Data raises $90 million, eyes IPO
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