All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Funding’

Arthritis, It’s Time To Get Serious

Sufferers of arthritis, the disease referring to inflamation of the joints, will be happy to hear some good news that has recently been released from the Canadian organization, The Arthritis Society. As the largest non-government funded organization in Canada responsible for research into arthritis, The Arthritis Society, has pledged to donate over $4.5 million in order to further research the …

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DataStax Raises New $45 Million Round Of Funding

Datastax announced this week that it has completed a $45 million series D round of funding led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Meritech Capital Partners, and new investors DFJ Growth and Next World Capital. The company says the funding builds on its ongoing customer momentum, which includes 20 companies in …

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Blekko Raises New Funding, Reduces Staff

Blekko has both reduced its staff and raised new funding. According to a report from Greg Sterling at Search Engine Land, who had an email exchange with CEO Rich Skrenta, the company laid off eight people earlier this week as part of a cost-reduction effort, but Skrenta reportedly said, “blekko’s revenues are growing and these cost reductions will help us …

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Jelly, Biz Stone’s Mysterious Startup, Reveals Bono, Al Gore, and More as Investors

On April 1st, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone confirmed that he was working on a new startup called Jelly. He was kind of forced into revealing his hand, after news of the project leaked in late March. When Stone announced the company, he said that he was going to wait to share much of the details, since “news of Jelly emerged …

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Foursquare Gets $41 Million in Funding to Help Build the ‘Location Layer for the Internet,’ Better Monetize

Foursquare has announced that the company has secured $41 million in funding from private equity firm Silver Lake Waterman, as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Spark Capital, and Union Square Ventures. CEO Dennis Crowley announced the funding Thursday morning. “The stuff we’re building takes a lot of work. Look at yesterday’s big update, for example. The …

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Google May Be Working To Cut Off Funds To Pirate Sites

For the longest time, the media industry has lobbied Google to censor its search results in favor of “legitimate” Web sites. Google gave in a little last year when it introduced a new ranking signal that puts pirated content lower on the search results page. Now Google may be working towards a new, more radical, way of removing pirated content …

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Google Ventures Is The Third Most Active VC Firm In The U.S. [Report]

Google Ventures is now the third most active venture captial firm in the U.S., according to the New York Post, citing info from CB Insights. Google Ventures launched in 2009 with the goal of “discovering and growing great companies,” and has barley looked back. Currently, Google’s VC arm has over 150 companies under its belt. These range across a variety …

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Starbucks to Sell Square’s Mobile Card Readers in Store

Would you like a mobile payments processing unit with your caramel macchiato? Square and Starbucks are further bolstering their relationship, building on one that already includes millions in investment and a payment option deal. Starting soon, Starbucks customers will be able to purchase Square mobile card readers at their coffee giant’s 7,000 stores. The Square card reader normally sells for …

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BuzzFeed Lands $19.3 Million in Funding, Passes 40 Million Uniques in December

Viral trendsetters BuzzFeed have just announced a significant cash injection – $19.3 million led by NEA. Previous investors RRE, Hearst, SoftBank, and Lerer Ventures also participated – as did Michael and Kass Lazerow, Buddy Media co-founders. “We have the senior management, board, and investors we need to build the next great media company: socially native, tech enabled, with massive scale. …

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Spotify Gets New Funding From Goldman Sachs, Coke [Report]

Spotify has attracted a new $100 million round of funding, valuing the company at nearly $3 billion, according to various reports. According to the New York Times’ Media Decoder, Coca-Cola is becoming a minority investor in the company as part of the round, and that Goldman Sachs is contributing about half of the investment, with Coca-Cola contributing 10% and Fidelity …

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Twitch Raises $15 Million in VC Funding

Twitch, the leading online platform for streaming games and eSports events, announced this week that it has received a $15 million investment from venture capital firms during its latest funding round. Venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners provided the bulk of the funding, with Alsop Louie Partners and Draper Associates also participating the the round. Twitch stated that the investment …

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Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co.

Square announced today that it has closed a Series D round of funding from Citi Ventures, Rizvi Traverse Management, and Starbucks Coffee Company. The company said in its announcement: One year ago, Square had approximately 150 employees and processed over $1 billion in payments on an annualized basis. Today, Square has over 400 employees and is processing over $8 billion …

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