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CalPERS CIO: Cleantech has been a noble way to lose money

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The chief investment officer of the country’s largest pension fund, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, says that it’s lost a considerable amount of money investing in clean technology. CalPERS had a close to 10 percent negative return (9.8 percent) on the around $900 million that it’s put in the...
CalPERS CIO: Cleantech has been a noble way to lose money

Band of Techies Rocks Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley band Coverflow, made up of venture capitalists, tech executives and entrepreneurs, is emerging as one of the better-known techie bands of recent years....
Band of Techies Rocks Silicon Valley

AngelList Now Matching Start-Ups With as Much as $12M Funding and 100 New Hires Per Month

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AngelList, the matchmaking site for start-ups and investors, facilitates all sorts of early stage technology funding deals. But the site is free and mostly open, so it often doesn’t get formal recognition for its role. Today AngelList announced that start-ups had raised $12 million on AngelList in the past 30...
AngelList Now Matching Start-Ups With as Much as $12M Funding and 100 New Hires Per Month
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Cisco Is Watching As Nimble Storage Preps For An IPO

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With today's news that Nimble Storage nabbed another $40+ million in venture funding, the company is now worth about $519 million, Business Insider has learned. That's according to a report by startup valuation specialists VC Experts. This is pretty impressive growth for a company that has only been shipping its...
Cisco Is Watching As Nimble Storage Preps For An IPO
As the US sees light at the end of its economic tunnel, is the Valley entering one?
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Why Eyeballs No Longer Matter For Startups

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Need funding for your startup? Don't load up your PowerPoint with nifty charts showing all the users your online service has grabbed. Venture capitalists are no longer impressed. These days, investors want to hear about the revenue you're generating, not the traffic. "There have been a lot of companies that...
Why Eyeballs No Longer Matter For Startups

Forward Partners' Paul Fisher on what sectors are open to disruption - video

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Paul Fisher talks to Jemima Kiss and sheds some light on the shiny shoes and smart offices of venture capitalistsJemima KissPaul Boyd    ...
Forward Partners' Paul Fisher on what sectors are open to disruption - video

The Money Shot: Kara Swisher on Instagram's Billion-Dollar Ride in Vanity Fair

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There’s no picture of the moment when everything changed for Kevin Systrom. But if there were, it would look something like this: A lanky, very tall, dark-haired man in his late 20s sits on a bench at the Caltrain commuter station in Palo Alto, California. A sepia tone and...
The Money Shot: Kara Swisher on Instagram's Billion-Dollar Ride in Vanity Fair

New Speakers and Sessions Added to Inside Social Apps San Francisco

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We’re gearing up for the biggest social app event of the year: Inside Social Apps Conference & Expo, happening June 6-7 in San Francisco. Expert developers, marketers, analysts, consultants, and venture capitalists will lead sessions on key social app development, advertising, and investment opportunities. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to...
New Speakers and Sessions Added to Inside Social Apps San Francisco
Hardware: Hardware, the Ugly Stepchild of Venture Capital, Is Having a Glamour Moment

Viral Video: Rolling First Round Style? Call Them Maybe.

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Here’s the annual video lunacy from First Round Capital, which is always fun to watch, especially if it’s super awkward to see venture capitalists cavorting. And cavort they do in this mash-up of PSY’s “Gangnam Style” and “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, which are the two infectious...
Viral Video: Rolling First Round Style? Call Them Maybe.
Gaming investors say the iPad will be this generation's console
Westly Group raises a $160M (gasp) cleantech fund

Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists?

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Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part guest column by Zach Noorani that examines the ways in which equity crowdfunding might impact the startup world and the venture capital industry specifically. Zach is a former VC and current second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan. Follow him on Twitter @znoorani. It’s...
Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists?
In the post-Solyndra era, still some (rare) big bets left for cleantech

Venture Financing Forecast for 2013: Partly Cloudy With Lower Chance of Success

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Concerns that Series A rounds will be hard to come by in 2013 are widespread in the venture business, according to a survey being released today. Forty-five percent of venture capitalists think this will be the most difficult financing to obtain, according to a survey of venture capitalists and startup...
Venture Financing Forecast for 2013: Partly Cloudy With Lower Chance of Success
Is the technapolocalypse upon us as investments drop in Q3?

TechStars Chicago's first class of startups: patient-monitoring, matchmaking and marketing

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A new class of entrepreneurs is getting ready to take on the Windy City. On Thursday, TechStars Chicago, which was formed earlier this year when the Boulder-based TechStars program joined forces with the local Excelerate Labs, announced its first cohort of startups. Troy Henikoff, the program’s managing director, said the...
TechStars Chicago's first class of startups: patient-monitoring, matchmaking and marketing

Six Podcasting Predictions for 2013

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Image copyright This GeekPodcasting has officially grown up. Many believed that unscripted comedians and niche bits recorded and put out on the Internet wouldn’t provide its own culture online, but it has. While 2010 and 2011 provided a resurgence in content (one that began in the mid-2000s), 2012 brought more...
Six Podcasting Predictions for 2013

Upcoming tech and media events you should know about [Discounts]

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Every two weeks, The Next Web helps you keep track of interesting technology events around the globe by bringing you a list of upcoming tech conferences, meetups and get-togethers. As the end of the year approaches, we’ve already added a few of next year’s events. For most of these events...
Upcoming tech and media events you should know about [Discounts]
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Solar financing startup Clean Power Finance raises $37M from Google Ventures, Kleiner

Dismissive VCs Drive Hardware Startups Straight to Kickstarter

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Ms. Hu (lark.com) Imagine that you invented this really cool wristband alarm clock, and you think it could be a real 'disruptive' technology. You spend months mocking up a presentation to give to investors at TechCrunch Disrupt, but on the morning of your demo, rich assholes incapable of summoning empathy...
Dismissive VCs Drive Hardware Startups Straight to Kickstarter

Welcome to the golden age of enterprise IT -- and get used to it: It'll be here for a while

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In case you didn’t notice, it’s the golden age of enterprise startups. And some investors believe it will continue for another seven years or more. No one is completely sure what will come after that, but it’s worth reflecting on what brought us here and what the dynamics are of...
Welcome to the golden age of enterprise IT -- and get used to it: It'll be here for a while

Should Justin Bieber Invest In Your Enterprise Solution?

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Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Ashton Kutcher: A-list celebs, sure. But they're also members of a Who's Who of new-age venture capitalists and product developers. That is, at least according to public perception. In recent years, an increasing number of startups and big-name companies have looked to celebrity backers...
Should Justin Bieber Invest In Your Enterprise Solution?
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Venture Capital Reduces Risk Appetite

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Venture capitalists are reining in their spending in areas like the consumer Internet following the disappointing stock market performances of recently public Web companies Facebook, Zynga and Groupon....
Venture Capital Reduces Risk Appetite

Why Mobile Content Is So Hard to Get Right

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As a foreign correspondent in London 10 years ago, my job was to unearth innovative new startups for my business magazine's readers. I traveled across the Continent, from Helsinki to Milan, meeting entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and big company researchers to write about the next big thing. In the summer of...
Why Mobile Content Is So Hard to Get Right
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