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Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

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Keith Rabois, former Square COO, prolific angel investor and new partner at venture firm Khosla Ventures, has been bashing his former company, Square on Twitter this weekend. This prompted Square cofounder Dennis Crowley to take to Twitter, defend Square, and bash Rabois back. And now many of the Valley's biggest...
Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

Khosla Ventures Brings In Condoleezza Rice's Firm for Strategic Role

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In yet another instance of a Silicon Valley venture firm bringing in big government guns to class up the place, Khosla Ventures said that it had signed the international consulting firm run by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to “bring global and domestic insight to Khosla’s portfolio companies,...
Khosla Ventures Brings In Condoleezza Rice's Firm for Strategic Role

Braintree Shifts Its Attention To Mobile, International Markets By Poaching From Google Wallet

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Google’s early stumbles with Wallet are the startup ecosystem’s gains. Chicago’s up-and-coming Braintree just poached Aunkur Arya, who headed partnerships for Google Wallet, to be its general manager for mobile. The company, backed by Accel Partners, also picked up Klas Bäck to oversee international and payment strategy. Braintree is processing...
Braintree Shifts Its Attention To Mobile, International Markets By Poaching From Google Wallet
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MG Siegler will continue to work with Arrington on 'the investing side of things'

The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp + Our 7th Annual August Capital Party: Aug 3rd In Silicon Valley

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TechCrunch has been throwing an annual summer party at August Capital since 2006, the point at which Michael Arrington realized it had gotten too big for his Atherton back yard. And this year we’re doing it again, on the same big sunny Sand Hill balcony at the venture firm’s headquarters....
The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp + Our 7th Annual August Capital Party: Aug 3rd In Silicon Valley

Big Data Startups Could Kill This $30 Billion Industry

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When it comes to big data, "size doesn't matter," Ravi Mhatre, managing director of venture firm Lightspeed Ventures just told Business Insider. "It's not just big data. It's got to be fast data and it's got to be meaningful data" he says. There's a new wave of startups trying to...
Big Data Startups Could Kill This $30 Billion Industry

Cloud Computing With a Chance of Mobile: Weather Channel Adds Former Quattro CEO to Board

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In an interesting move, the Weather Channel Companies has added Andy Miller to its board. While board adds are not usually the biggest of news, the appointment of the former CEO and co-founder of mobile advertising firm Quattro Wireless as a director is an interesting move by new CEO...
Cloud Computing With a Chance of Mobile: Weather Channel Adds Former Quattro CEO to Board
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WSJ's Worthen Joins Sequoia as Head of Content

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Longtime Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Worthen is joining Sequoia Capital as head of content to work with its startups, including on improving its blogs, social media and video. The Silicon Valley venture firm confirmed the move by Worthen, who has covered tech for 13 years, most recently focused on...
WSJ's Worthen Joins Sequoia as Head of Content
Bain Capital Ventures Arrives on Campus

500 Startups Hires Shai Goldman in NYC, Pankaj Jain in New Delhi

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Dave McClure’s 500 Startups continues its expansion across the country and world today with two new partner hires: Shai Goldman in New York and Pankaj Jain in New Delhi. The firm is quickly closing in a portfolio large enough to meets its namesake. From what I understand, 500 Startups...
500 Startups Hires Shai Goldman in NYC, Pankaj Jain in New Delhi
Hybris helps you sell products -- and raised $30M for its own

Khosla and Condi Rice cozy up over emerging markets

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Vinod Khosla’s venture firm Khosla Ventures says it has hired the consulting firm of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, RiceHadleyGates, to help Khosla companies navigate developing markets like China, India and Brazil. Rice already has a relationship with Khosla firms in that she joined the board of Khosla Venture’s biofuel...
Khosla and Condi Rice cozy up over emerging markets

Google Ventures Takes on Web Design

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(This story was originally published on Venture Capital Dispatch.) It started with an ugly pink tag that said “sale.” Reuters Google homepage logos are seen on a wall at the Google campus in Los Angeles. The company’s Silicon Valley-based venture arm is putting more focus on helping companies with design....
Google Ventures Takes on Web Design

Voice Blogging Service Bubble Motion Raises $5M From JAFCO

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Bubble Motion, which offers a popular a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India, Japan, and Indonesia, has raised $5 million in new funding from Japan venture firm, JAFCO. Previous backers include SingTel Innov8, Infocomm Investments, Sequoia Capital, Palomar Ventures, and NGC. Bubble Motion’s Bubbly platform is a voice-blogging phone service...
Voice Blogging Service Bubble Motion Raises $5M From JAFCO

Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong

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Battery Ventures has promoted Itzik Parnafes to general partner as the firm continues to make investments in the enterprise IT sector. The venture firm and Parnafes is betting that the wave of change in IT brought about by large-scale data centers and cloud computing is still providing solid investment opportunities....
Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong
Chris Dixon is not only joining Andreessen Horowitz; he's leaving New York

Meet TenOneTen, a delightfully nerdy new LA fund from Gil Elbaz and David Waxman

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As discussed last week, the cat is out of the bag in terms of the rise of the Los Angeles startup ecosystem. With it has come the arrival of a number of new early stage investment funds and investors looking to capitalize on the growth wave. Unlike many, however,...
Meet TenOneTen, a delightfully nerdy new LA fund from Gil Elbaz and David Waxman

Facebook IPO Filing, by the Numbers

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Facebook filed for an initial public offering today, revealing for the time many key numbers that show why it’s one of the most coveted Internet companies. Here’s a quick look at the numbers: $3.71 billion – Revenue in 2011, up 88% from a year earlier. $1 billion – Profit in...
Facebook IPO Filing, by the Numbers

New York Techie Chris Dixon in Talks to be Next Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

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According to sources, well-know New York techie Chris Dixon is in the final stages of discussions to become a partner at the high-profile Silicon Valley venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. While the deal is not yet complete, Dixon seems likely to become the firm’s latest addition. It’s not clear what...
New York Techie Chris Dixon in Talks to be Next Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

500 Startups Mexico City Comes North Of The Border With A Mountain View Demo Day

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Today, Dave McClure’s 500 Startups showed off some of its Latin America flavor. Just a day before its 500 Startups Accelerator Demo Day, the venture firm previewed some of the companies it has incubated in Mexico. Today in Mountain View, Calif., 500 Startups Mexico City held its first demo day...
500 Startups Mexico City Comes North Of The Border With A Mountain View Demo Day

Kleiner Perkins, for Better or Verse

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Leonard Cohen's "Book of Longing" plays a big role in the sex discrimination suit Ellen Pao has filed against her employer, the venture firm of Kleiner Perkins, and it is a useful prism when thinking about the case....
Kleiner Perkins, for Better or Verse
Think Big Analytics nabs $3M to help you with Hadoop

DragonPlay secures $14 million to expand mobile gaming portfolio

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DragonPlay has locked in a massive $14 million series A funding round from Accel Partners, a venture firm that was a very early investor in Facebook. Born in 2010, DragonPlay is a young company, but one that has made its mark on the mobile gaming space. It’s very popular Live Holdem Poker...
DragonPlay secures $14 million to expand mobile gaming portfolio

Charles River Ventures raises $375 million startup fund

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Venture firm says it intends to focus investments from its latest fund on startups with, "disruptive technologies, teams and business models." [Read more]...
Charles River Ventures raises $375 million startup fund

Kleiner Perkins Debuts First Engineering Fellows Class

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Last year, venture firm Kleiner Perkins debuted its plans for a summer internship program to place top engineering talent from colleges at the firm’s portfolio companies. The benefit is two-fold: students get to work at the startup level, are mentored (and have the prestige of Kleiner Perkins on their resume)...
Kleiner Perkins Debuts First Engineering Fellows Class
Meet Facebook's former fix-it man
Andreessen-Horowitz expands social with new Twitter hire

Finding - and Funding - the Next Mark Zuckerberg

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It’s a startup truism: Investors fund people, not ideas. But ideas are much easier to assess than people. So how do venture capitalists decide if an entrepreneur is worth millions in funding? The easy answer is: They look at the founder's resume. “The mantra in our business has always been...
Finding - and Funding - the Next Mark Zuckerberg
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