News tagged with venture capital

The recession hits science

The lagging economy is hurting Massachusetts' vaunted life-sciences industry, and might especially hinder the development of new drugs, according to a report released today by MIT researchers.

Jan 08, 2010
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Study Shows Atlanta Kills Off Start-Up Companies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Atlanta is poised to become the nation’s poster child for how to kill off a burgeoning industry. A new study by professors at Georgia Tech reveals that the city’s reputation as a high ...

Sep 28, 2009
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Twitter to raise $100 mln in new funding: WSJ

Twitter is close to raising up to 100 million dollars in new funding in a deal which values the hot micro-blogging service at one billion dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Sep 24, 2009
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Skype founders file lawsuit against eBay

(AP) -- A company owned by the founders of Skype has filed a copyright infringement suit against the Internet phone service and parent eBay Inc. - an action that could crimp eBay's plans to sell Skype for about $2 billion ...

Sep 16, 2009
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Private exchange to aid startups seeking more cash

(AP) -- Since June, a Web site called SharesPost has been helping a small pool of qualified buyers and sellers trade shares in fast-growing startups that have not yet gone public. Now, the private stock exchange is hoping ...

Sep 02, 2009
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Andreessen fund's 1st investment has familiar ring

(AP) -- A new fund managed by Web browser pioneer Marc Andreessen and his longtime confidant Ben Horowitz is treading familiar ground with its first investment - a high-tech startup already tied to the two partners.

Aug 18, 2009
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VC investments plunge 51 pct to $3.7 billion in 2Q

(AP) -- Venture capitalists cut their U.S. investments in half during the spring, the second-consecutive quarter to mark a more than 50 percent decline, leaving the money flowing to startups at the slowest trickle in 12 ...

Jul 21, 2009
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