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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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Raimondo wins governor race

Nov 4 2014 11:40pm CST | Source: The Brown Daily Herald

In a tight race, Democrat Gina Raimondo beat out Republican Allan Fung and Moderate Robert Healey in Rhode Island’s gubernatorial race, making her the state’s first woman elected governor and first Democrat elected to the seat since 1992. Raimondo, the state’s general treasurer, squeaked by Cranston Mayor Fung with a narrow margin, capturing 40 percent of the vote to his 36 percent. Healey came in third with 22 percent of the vote, winning more votes than was predicted by p ...
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Ohio Capital Fund ‘well within the plan’ with 8% return since 2006

Nov 4 2014 3:08pm CST | Source: Business First of Columbus

The $150 million state-backed program to attract early-stage venture capital to Ohio finally is humming along, fund managers told state officials in a semi-annual update Tuesday. The Ohio Capital Fund, which got started in 2006 just ahead of the Great Recession, now has an internal rate of return of nearly 8 percent through June 30, having improved in 18 of the last 20 quarters, executives from fund manager Fort Washington Capital Partners Group told the ...
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Three health IT firms garner nearly $7M in VC funding

Nov 4 2014 1:10pm CST | Source: Business Journal of Phoenix

Three Arizona health IT firms received a total of $6.92 million in venture capital funding during the third quarter, putting Arizona near the bottom of the list of VC funding nationwide. According to a VC funding report by Mercom Capital Group LLC, an Austin-based global communications and consulting firm, the health-care IT sector attracted $956 million in VC funding during the third quarter. California had the most deals during that qua ...
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PRESENTING: The 100 Best Tech People You Should Be Following On Twitter

Nov 4 2014 10:25am CST | Source: Business Insider

Whether you use it to find breaking news stories or just to chat with friends, you can't deny the power of Twitter. We've come up with a list of 100 of the best people in tech who you should be following on Twitter. Some are journalists, others are venture capitalists, and some work in app development or have their own startups.  Enjoy!Nitasha Tiku Occupation: Editor, Valleywag Handle: @nitashatiku ...
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Drones And Eye-Trackers Inspire Intel's $62 Million Venture Spree

Nov 4 2014 7:30am CST | Source: Forbes Real Time

Intel Capital is announcing $62 million of venture capital investments, targeting young companies that make everything from drones to eye-tracking gadgets for augmented r ...
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Calling For Nominations: Next 30 Under 30 In Food & Drink

Nov 3 2014 4:45pm CST | Source: Forbes Real Time

For the past three years, Forbes has dedicated an entire issue of the magazine to document the young bloods making a difference in multiple industries, from Art & Style and Hollywood to Wall Street and Healthcare. We even have some new categories this year (Ven ...
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YouTube Cofounder Chad Hurley Just Bought Part Of A Soccer Team With Magic Johnson

Nov 3 2014 1:38pm CST | Source: Business Insider

For many wealthy executives, owning a sports team can be a telling mark of success. According to the Washington Post, YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley has just picked up a piece of a team.  He joins a group of wealthy athletes and executives — Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm, Nomar Garciaparra, venture capitalist Harry Tsao, motivational author Tony Robbins, and Golden State Warriors president Rick Welts, among others — as the owners of a new soccer team in Los Angeles.  The new ...
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Real sea change coming to health: Google VC

Nov 3 2014 1:19pm CST | Source: CNBC

There is real investment opportunity right now in health care, says the head of Google's venture capital ...
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