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2015/01/28 13:18
2015/01/28 13:18
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Denton personally owns just under 50% of Gawker Media, a company he founded and bootstrapped in the early 2000s, before Facebook was a semi-reliable traffic hose for publishers and banner ads...
2015/01/28 13:18
2015/01/28 13:18
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2015/01/27 01:55
2015/01/27 01:55
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The firm raised US$75 million last week in a round of funding from new backers including DFJ Growth and BBVA Ventures, as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures and...
2015/01/27 00:21
2015/01/27 00:21
3d
Coinbase launches a U.S.-based Bitcoin exchange that the firm believes will "bring stability and trust to the exchange space." Coinbase is a Bitcoin services firm that has raised $106 million to date...
2015/01/26 19:04
2015/01/26 19:04
3d
Private, in-person transactions have been going on in the US for years, and sketchy online exchanges have proliferated as well. But few have succeeded as well as Coinbase. Just last week, the company...
2015/01/23 15:43
2015/01/23 15:43
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NYC has become a hub for Israeli entrepreneurs looking to build big, global companies. It is the home to over 200 Israeli startups, big and small, operating in everything from ad tech to video, mobile...
2015/01/22 14:33
2015/01/22 14:33
7d
Much of the $75 million that just got poured into the startup firm Coinbase came from the type of names you’d expect to see attached to a bitcoin play—Andreessen Horowitz, Draper Fisher Jurvetson...
2015/01/21 20:27
2015/01/21 20:27
8d
Elon Musk’s space exploration company SpaceX has raised $1 billion in financing from two new investors, Google and Fidelity. The two new investors joined previous backers Founders Fund, Draper Fisher...
2015/01/21 12:09
2015/01/21 12:09
8d
Coinbase Inc. has raised $75 million Series C in a round led by DFJ Growth that included The New York Stock Exchange, USAA, BBVA (Brazil), NTT Docomo (Japan), Valar Capital Group, Vikram Pandit, Tom...
2015/01/20 17:26
2015/01/20 17:26
9d
Toronto-based Rubikloud, a data analytics platform for retailers, has secured $7.5 million from Access Industries, TOM Group, and Ule. The company was previously backed by Horizon Ventures, the VC arm...
2015/01/16 23:26
2015/01/16 23:26
13d
Etsy, an online marketplace for vintage and handcrafted items like typewriters and jewelry, is reportedly looking to raise $300 million, and could do so within the next few months. If it does, it...
2015/01/16 18:23
2015/01/16 18:23
13d
Steve Martocci’s goal for Splice is nothing less than to change the course of music creation. “We think we can lead an entire new movement in music,” he says. Splice allows musicians to create, share...
2015/01/15 09:10
2015/01/15 09:10
14d
Online goods marketplace Etsy Inc. is looking to raise $300 million in a first quarter IPO, according to a report from Bloomberg. Founded in 2005, the company focuses on handmade and vintage items,...
2015/01/14 14:40
2015/01/14 14:40
15d
Etsy Inc. is about to show Silicon Valley that Brooklyn’s hipsters can also do initial public offerings. The website where people sell handmade crafts and vintage goods may be the biggest technology...
2015/01/12 18:26
2015/01/12 18:26
17d
Percolata, an in-store sensor and retail analytics platform, has emerged from stealth mode to secure $5 million in seed financing from Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Foundation Capital, and...
2015/01/12 15:27
2015/01/12 15:27
17d
While he expects initial sales of the Watch to be strong, Hargreaves said the greater concern is whether people are still wearing the device months later. Analysts don't see much potential. In a blog...
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2015/01/08 17:49
2015/01/08 17:49
21d
NEW YORK (MarketWatch)—Like a sports analyst touting the unearned big-league success of a highly sought after college prospect, Global Equities Research LLC analyst and co-founder Trip Chowdhry is...
2015/01/03 03:09
2015/01/03 03:09
26d
Prospects for the forthcoming Apple Watch aren’t looking great with a poll finding only 5% of phone users will buy one, while a notable venture capitalist has predicted it will be a flop. Quartz...
Read more at SiliconANGLE, Forbes
2015/01/03 00:27
2015/01/03 00:27
27d
His comments come on the heels of a blog post by prominent venture capitalist Fred Wilson, a partner at Union Square Ventures, that said the Apple Watch will not be a "home run" for Apple. Wolff...
2015/01/02 20:49
2015/01/02 20:49
27d
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — There have only been a few hours of trading so far in 2015, but already analysts are starting to issue warnings about the potential trajectory of Apple Inc.’s stock. Shares...
2015/01/01 18:18
2015/01/01 18:18
28d
Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson is known for having backed huge companies like Twitter, Zynga, and Indeed at very early stages. Today, he posted a series of predictions for 2015. One of...
2015/01/28 13:18
2015/01/28 13:18
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