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The Enterprise Cool Kids

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No, this isn’t a guest column by Aaron Levie. Though he and his startup Box, the poster child of the “sexy enterprise,” are definitely included in the bunch. “You should definitely kick Aaron off the list. Just to mess with him,” Zendesk founder Mikkel Svane commented when he heard what...
The Enterprise Cool Kids

The Twitter Hijacking of Stocktwits $ ...The Cashtag

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It’s interesting that Twitter has hijacked our creation of $TICKER ie. $AAPL. It only took four years to ‘fill‘ this hole, though a few months back they told me in a detailed email it was not a hole they wanted to fill. You can hijack a plane but it does...
The Twitter Hijacking of Stocktwits $ ...The Cashtag

Panels Are A Waste Of Time, But They Don’t Have To Be

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Editor’s Note: Guest contributor Joey Flores is a co-founder of Earbits, a Y Combinator-backed online radio ad platform for the music industry. Two years ago, when I first co-founded Earbits, I started frequenting various startup events like so many other first-time founders. Some of them were mixers, others were pitch...
Panels Are A Waste Of Time, But They Don’t Have To Be

Mike Maples Goes Pro As A Venture Capitalist, Launches FLOODGATE

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Mike Maples, one of the co-founders of Motive, has been investing “as a hobby” for the last five years under the banner of Maples Investments. Some hobby: his investments include Twitter, Digg, Chegg, Gowalla, ngmoco, Smule, Kwedit and a dozen or so other well known startups. And he’s already...
Mike Maples Goes Pro As A Venture Capitalist, Launches FLOODGATE

San Francisco Or Palo Alto?

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When I started TechCrunch in 2005 there was no question that Palo Alto was the center of the tech universe. San Francisco was really pretty and a nice place to see the symphony, but all the startup action was in and around Stanford University in Palo Alto. TechCrunch eventually moved...
San Francisco Or Palo Alto?
Raising money from outside the Valley: Still tough, but maybe not for long
David Tisch, Naval Ravikant, Mike Abbott And Aaref Hilaly To Talk Future Of Investing At Disrupt NY
Textbook startup Boundless continues blowing up an industry everyone wants out of

An Apple App Star Explains Why He Won't Work With Android

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Smule’s Jeff Smith is one of the app revolution’s success stories. His startup has generated some of the biggest hits at Apple’s iTunes stores, from novelty items like a “sonic lighter” to more ambitious stuff like a “leaf trombone.” The biggest hit so far: An ambitious novelty called “I Am...
An Apple App Star Explains Why He Won't Work With Android

Hubspot nets $35 in new cash to fuel hiring and M&A

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Hubspot, a Cambridge, Mass. specialist in in-bound marketing technology, snagged  $35 million in new venture money which brings its total funding to $100 million. The company has big plans for that cash including acquisitions and more hiring, CEO and Co-founder Brian Halligan told me next week. “We just opened our...
Hubspot nets $35 in new cash to fuel hiring and M&A

500 Startups' latest batch of companies is so international we had to map it out

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500 Startups, Dave McClure’s seed fund and startup accelerator, announced today that it’s added 33 more companies to its portfolio. The new startups range from a tea marketplace based in Honolulu to a Web resource for repair shops based out of Estonia and Latvia. The greater focus on international...
500 Startups' latest batch of companies is so international we had to map it out

Beyond Price: Comparison Shopping 2.0 Is About Customer Experience

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iStockphoto.com/mbortolinoE-commerce is undergoing some radical changes as price-based Comparison Shopping loses steam, forcing online merchants to differentiate themselves in more meaningful ways. Comparison shopping was one of the first areas of “indirect” e-commerce services. It emerged on the web back in the mid 1990s, shortly after the debuts of the...
Beyond Price: Comparison Shopping 2.0 Is About Customer Experience

Does Germany need its own Kickstarter or AngelList?

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The German technology startup scene is heating up nicely, but it’s not quite there yet. That’s fair enough: the real energy has only been showing itself in the last year or two. But how do you get investment in the next generation of services pumping? There’s local support for the...
Does Germany need its own Kickstarter or AngelList?

How to acquire paying enterprise customers for your early stage startup

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A lot of noise is being made lately about the trend that venture money is flowing away from consumer startups and flowing into enterprise startups. As a B2B company, I am personally excited about this, but I am here to tell my fellow early-stage (seed-funded or unfunded) enterprise startup entrepreneurs that...
How to acquire paying enterprise customers for your early stage startup

CollabNet acquires Danube for worldwide Scrum development

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CollabNet is expanding its cloud-based software development tools today with the acquisition of Danube, a company that sells software for Scrum project management. Scrum is a method for managing development that breaks a project down into multi-week sprints. It’s particularly suited to projects where the customer’s needs are changing or...
CollabNet acquires Danube for worldwide Scrum development

Nimble CEO to Salesforce: We're bringing a new brand of disruptive 'social CRM'

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Nimble, the startup that burst into the enterprise with the bold statement “customer relationship management sucks,” is going strong. Today, it announced a series of product updates that will help salespeople more effectively manage their contacts. The company is integrating with all the major social networks, so salespeople will...
Nimble CEO to Salesforce: We're bringing a new brand of disruptive 'social CRM'

Best of Startup Day: Sunny Gupta's lessons on raising venture capital

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Sunny Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder of Apptio We’re continuing our build-up to GeekWire Startup Day — taking place Sept. 22 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue— with videos from some of the notable presenters from past years. Today, we’re going back into the archive to 2010, featuring Apptio’s Sunny Gupta and his...
Best of Startup Day: Sunny Gupta's lessons on raising venture capital
Clarizen Raises Another $12M For Project Management

European VC isn’t dead — it’s just subsidized

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Every few years, the Cassandras of the investment world get together and write the obituary for venture capital. Just recently, we heard how the amount of cash sloshing around America’s VC community is down again, even if the Instagram sale perked everyone up a little. But there’s at least one...
European VC isn’t dead — it’s just subsidized

Atlassian Expands Its Board, Appoints Former SuccessFactors Chair Doug Burgum As Chairman

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Atlassian, the maker of popular software project management tools JIRA and Confluence, has doubled the size of its board of directors, adding three new members, including a new chairman. Previously, the board consisted of co-founders and co-CEOs Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes, as well as Rich Wong from Accel Partners....
Atlassian Expands Its Board, Appoints Former SuccessFactors Chair Doug Burgum As Chairman
Why 'disruptive finance' has found its home in London

Planet Daily Nabs Itself A Managing Editor From The Washington Post

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Ms. Zaleski (LinkedIn.com) Planet Daily, the video startup from Ken Lerer, is putting some of that $5 million in venture money to work with a big hire. Poytner reports that the would-be “CNN killer” has poached the Washington Post‘s executive director of digital news, Katharine Zaleski, to serve as managing editor. From the email...
Planet Daily Nabs Itself A Managing Editor From The Washington Post
The promise (and refreshingly low hype) of online education

Fetch! BarkBox Raises $5 Million for Doggy Treat Deliveries

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MySpace for people who like dogs? Seen it. Airbnb for people who like dogs? Seen two of those. So of course there’s a Birchbox — the subscription service that delivers a monthly package of makeup samples — for people who like dogs, too. It’s called, BarkBox, obviously. And it’s a...
Fetch! BarkBox Raises $5 Million for Doggy Treat Deliveries
BetterLesson Receives $3.5M From The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation To Bring The Magic Of Great Teaching Online

Wonga readies $1.5bn float, but stigma won’t go away

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Payday loans business Wonga has become hot property over the last few years, offering an almost-instant online lending service that has attracted lots of attention and nearly $150 million in venture money. But as the company eyes a stock market flotation, it’s still struggling to overcome its biggest hurdle: the...
Wonga readies $1.5bn float, but stigma won’t go away
Philly student-investors choose Dorm Room Fund's first deal: Firefly
How Flickr Made It To The Next Level

Groupon Raises Huge New Round at $1.2 Billion Valuation

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Fast growing Groupon, fresh off a $30 million round of financing that valued the company at around $250 million, is back raising new money. They have closed or are in the process of closing new venture money at a $1.2 billion valuation, say multiple sources (one source says that’s not...
Groupon Raises Huge New Round at $1.2 Billion Valuation
With $135 million in AUM, Betterment lures two key hires away from traditional finance
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