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2014/04/17 17:50
2014/04/17 17:50
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Jeff Clavier, a managing partner of venture-capital firm SoftTech VC, is no stranger to risk as a seed investor who has made bets on companies including Fitbit, Coin and Gnip, which was acquired by...
2014/04/17 17:50
2014/04/17 17:50
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2014/04/13 14:19
2014/04/13 14:19
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It took Fred Wilson 10 years to become what he calls a “half-way decent” venture capitalist. It took him 20 to become a startup legend. Lately, rumors have swirled that the Zynga, Tumblr and Twitter...
2014/04/11 03:42
2014/04/11 03:42
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Companies raising millions of dollars in crowdfunding campaigns are making out like bandits. Rewards-based crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo offer the lowest cost capital a startup...
2014/04/08 13:40
2014/04/08 13:40
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Wattpad’s existing investors, which include Union Square Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Jerry Yang of AME Cloud Ventures, Golden Venture Partners, and Boris Wertz of Version One Venture, also participated...
2014/04/08 04:39
2014/04/08 04:39
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Sidecar's new marketplace model lets drivers name their own prices and showcase their cars and personalities. Sidecar Peer-to-peer ride service Sidecar is betting that not everyone is looking for the...
2014/04/02 16:18
2014/04/02 16:18
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Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing startup known for its pink mustaches and fist bumps, just raised a whopping $250 million Series D round. Existing investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund...
2014/04/02 16:18
2014/04/02 16:18
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When Bryan Goldberg's first startup, Bleacher Report, sold for more than $200 million, employees with stock options reacted in one of two ways: "Some people's reactions were like, 'Oh my God, this is...
2014/03/31 19:26
2014/03/31 19:26
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New York City’s Handshake, a sales order management platform that serves wholesalers, has received $8 million in Series A funding. Emergence Capital Partners led the round, which saw participation...
2014/03/25 12:38
2014/03/25 12:38
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Bitcoin's been very much in the news of late for all the wrong reasons. In February the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox declared bankruptcy after some $400 million in bitcoins got stolen. Bitcoin bank...
2014/03/24 21:39
2014/03/24 21:39
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From left, above, Allen Lau, Margaret Atwood and Ivan Yuen. Wattpad writers freely acknowledge that their manuscripts are often first drafts written as spontaneously as possible. “Just write what...
2014/03/21 15:19
2014/03/21 15:19
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Union Square Ventures has invested in a lot of great startups, including Twitter, Tumblr, and Etsy. But one big startup it missed out on was Airbnb. Airbnb has become a major success. It's reportedly...
2014/04/17 17:50
2014/04/17 17:50
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