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Tripping Announces Series A Investment Led by Recruit Holdings and Quest Venture Partners

Source: Business Balla | May 22 2014, 5:07am CDT | by PR.com

Tripping, the world’s largest metasearch site for vacation rentals, today announced a Series A round of financing led by Recruit Holdings’ RGIP Fund and Quest Venture Partners.
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This 19-Year-Old Developer Is So Successful, He Turned Down Apple

Sep 21 2014 9:21am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Last week, 19-year-old John Meyer dropped out of a prestigious university computer science program to work full-time on his tech startup, Fresco News. His parents weren't happy at first. He was attending NYU where his mom is a professor, he told Business Insider. But they eventually came around to support him, because they had to admit: Meyer is already a successful independent computer programmer. He's been ...
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Is Social Impact Investing The Next Venture Capital?

Sep 20 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

In late August, mobile security company Lookout raised $150 million in venture capital, taking advantage of the surging demand for cybersecurity products that had already attracted nearly $900 million in VC funding in the first half of the year. Why can’t we address social needs with similar inventiveness and resources? Poverty, homelessness, crime, unemployment continue to plague ...
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Meet The PayPal Mafia, The Richest Group Of Men In Silicon Valley

Sep 20 2014 8:11am CDT | Source: Business Insider

The company founded by Peter Thiel, Elon Musk and Max Levchin has spawned three billionaires, many, many millionaires and generation-defining companies. Here, we break down the key players from the most notorious group in Silicon Valley. The picture above features some of the most poorly dressed men of the 2000s. Behold the outsized sportswear, the leather blazers, the silky shirts. But these men can afford to both laugh off our criticism and buy several new wardrobes. For they are the ‘PayP ...
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How To Find Angel Investors For Your Startup

Sep 19 2014 12:34pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Angel investors (not venture capital firms) are the most likely candidates to get your businesses from a piece of paper to a proof-of-concept.  These angel investors typically come in four distinct groups: Friends and Family Friends and family investors have their distinct plusses and minuses.  The plusses are these people know you the [...] ...
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Alibaba Listing To Impact Venture Investment World, Benefit China

Sep 19 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

One the eve of the launch of one of the world’s largest IPOs,  venture capitalists and entrepreneurs at a conference in Shanghai yesterday predicted Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group’s New York listing would have a big impact on the venture capital and private equity world and  particularly benefi ...
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Finding Entrepreneurs Before They’ve Founded Anything

Sep 19 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

Venture capital is slowly but surely becoming a more data-driven business. Although data on private companies can sometimes be scarce, an increasing number of firms are relying on quantitative analysis to help determine which start-ups to back. But Bloomberg’s venture capital arm, Bloomberg Beta, is going one step further: it’s using an algorithm to try to select would-be entrepreneurs before they’ve even decided to start a company. I asked Roy Bahat, head of the fund, ...
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CrowdFlower raises $12.5 million to help scrub troves of data for better applications

Sep 18 2014 3:23pm CDT | Source: San Francisco Business Times

As more companies are diving deep into their banks of data, one of the most challenging parts is organizing and interpreting what parts are best for improving their business. A San Francisco-based startup, CrowdFlower, has raised $12.5 million in a Series C round of venture capital to help facilitate that process of using big data. Led by Chief Executive Officer Lukas Biewald, the seven-year-old company has seen significant growth in its user base over the past year, an increase it at ...
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