News tagged with venture capital

TechCrunch founder starts venture capital fund

(AP) -- Michael Arrington, founder of popular tech blog TechCrunch, is starting a venture capital firm with an initial $20 million to invest in the same kinds of startups that TechCrunch often covers.

Sep 02, 2011
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Indonesian tech frenzy tantalizes venture capital

(AP) -- Venture capitalists from Silicon Valley to New York all have the same question about Indonesia's come-from-nowhere tech frenzy: Are the young entrepreneurs that have piqued their interest smart bets ...

Aug 10, 2011
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Venture-cap investments rise in second quarter

(AP) -- Venture capitalists invested more in U.S. startups in the second quarter than they did during the same period a year ago, suggesting that investors are ramping up their search for the next Facebook or Twitter.

Jul 20, 2011
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NYC fires shot at Silicon Valley tech dominance

(AP) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg is firing a shot across the bow of Silicon Valley, saying New York City's efforts to attract a new science and engineering campus will help the metropolis surpass the California region as ...

Jul 19, 2011
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Ex-Googlers penetrating startup hierarchy

It may be too soon to equate the Xooglers, as members of the ever-expanding network of ex-Google employees call themselves, with the "PayPal Mafia" - the founders and early employees of the online payment company who went ...

Mar 17, 2011
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Groupon raises $950 mln in new funding

Internet bargain coupon phenomenon Groupon said Monday it had raised $950 million in the past month to invest in technology, fund its global expansion and compensate company employees and early investors.

Jan 10, 2011
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Twitter valued in billions as popularity climbs

A fresh infusion of investment cash pushed Twitter's market value up to 3.7 billion dollars on Wednesday with the number of people using the microblogging service climbing to 175 million.

Dec 15, 2010
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