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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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Peter Thiel Says Europe Is 'A Slacker With Low Expectations'

Sep 30 2014 3:28am CDT | Source: Business Insider

PayPal founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist Peter Thiel isn't much of a fan of Europe, according to a video interview with the Financial Times.  "I think people in Europe are generally pessimistic about the future. They have low expectations, they're not working hard to change things. When you're a slacker with a pessimistic view of the future, you're likely to meet t ...
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Quinn: Listening to the VC dog whistle

Sep 29 2014 7:48pm CDT | Source: Mercury News

Key figures in the venture capital world are starting, in a very subtle way, to raise hints that some air may soon be taken out of the Valley ...
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Algeria's tourism takes a hit after guide's beheading
Algiers, Sep 30 (IANS) Last week's beheading of a French mountain guide in Algeria has hit the tourism sector of the north African country, over a thousand tourists cancelling their bookings. | by IANS
 
New frontier for heart failure treatment
Toronto, Sep 30 (IANS) Opening new avenues for the treatment of heart failure, a research has found how the function of a key cardiac protein changes in the case of heart failure. | by IANS
 
Alcohol can disrupt sleep even after quitting
New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Chronic alcohol exposure can lead to disruptions in the sleep cycle, not just when one actively drinks but even years after one stops drinking. | by IANS
 
 

A Company That Helps You Find The Perfect Credit Card Is Now Worth $1 Billion

Sep 29 2014 7:35pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Credit Karma, a credit-tracking personal finance site, raised $75 million on Monday in a new round of funding that values the company at more than $1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported. The new funding, coming just six months after its $85 million Series C, was led by Google Capital, Tiger Global Management, and Susquehanna Growth Equity. The 7-year-old company now has raised over $193 milli ...
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This Woman's Revolutionary Idea Made Her A Billionaire — And Could Change Medicine

Sep 29 2014 6:23pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

The next time you get a blood test, you might not have to go to the doctor and watch vials of blood fill up as the precious fluid is drawn from your arm. No more wondering to yourself — "ah, how much more can they take before I pass out?" Instead you might be able to walk into a Walgreens pharmacy for a reportedly painless fingerprick that will draw just a tiny drop of blood, thanks to Elizabeth Holmes, 30, the youngest woman and third-younges ...
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Do your homework? Startup offers to track that, other tasks

Sep 29 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: University Business

Top NewsCrain's Detroit Business A company aiming to turn a longtime nonprofit educational service at Michigan State University into a for-profit company is raising a Series A venture capital round of $4.5 million. Read more » ...
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Ello's Founder Explains How The Invite-Only, Ad-Free Social Network Will Make Money

Sep 29 2014 10:58am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Ello, the invite-only social network, isn't concerned about becoming the biggest social network out there: Its founder has drawn a line in the sand for advertisers, promising that Ello will always remain an "ad-free network." Ello is firmly against the idea of selling your information to advertisers, so in order to make money, Ello's founder Paul Budnitz says users will be able to purchase small, specific features that will help people build their own version of Ello ...
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5 reasons your tech startup is likely to fail

Sep 29 2014 9:16am CDT | Source: Sacramento Business Journal

Launching a company is hard and keeping it in businesses can be even harder. Research by New York firm CB Insights suggests that 70 percent of technology startups die about 20 months after their last venture capital round and after raising a total of about $1.3 million. “That won’t be me,” you’re probably thinking. Maybe not. But why take your chances? Learn from the failures of other entrepreneurs. CB Insights asked 100 entrepreneurs why their startups fa ...
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Connections of the Week: Venture Capital Bootcamp, Hispanic Chamber lunch

Sep 29 2014 5:47am CDT | Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal

VENTURE CAPITAL BOOTCAMP: The Florida Venture Forum hosts this comprehensive session for professionals, investors and entrepreneurs as panelists share their expertise on successful venture backed deals, details of a term sheet, deal structure, due diligence, and more. WHEN: Sept. 30, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club, 1601 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa COST: $99 WEB: www.flventure.org HISPANIC CHAMBER LUNC ...
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