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

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

By Chris Crum February 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 …

Facebook Announces fbFund Developer Advisory Council

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WebSite Creation Service SynthaSite Gets $20 million
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Site builder company SynthaSite has secured $20 million in Series B financing from Luxembourg-based Reinet Fund S.C.A. The money will go to accelerating the development of its web site creation tools and its p2p e-commerce platform through organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

Web 2.0 Mapping and Social Networks

Here’s details of an event of interest next month… Web 2.0 Mapping and Social Networks – 2008/01/23 14:18

Event Fee: Free
Web site: http://web.meetup.com/49/
Event date: Tuesday February 19, 2008 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Event location: Menlo Park, CA

Description: We are thrilled to present a very special group from NASA Ames Research Center – World Wind! Our Meetup group is about sharing, teaching, learning, and networking around current and future web-based geospatial and social networking technology.

Google Tightens Bond With Indian VCs

Aside from the U.S., I’d say that India is probably Google’s favorite country.  Now Google’s showing it an extra bit of love by investing in two venture capital funds.

Google Putting The Squeeze On VCs

Google’s not making as many friends as it used to. The latest group to sour a bit on the company are venture capitalists.

Of course, business isn’t really about making friends, but that hasn’t stopped VCs from complaining that Google swallowing up prime acquisitions.

Who has the Best Startup Blog?

I’ve been reading startup blogs for as long as there have been startup blogs.

I’m a fan of Joel Spolsky.  I’m impressed with his wit and humor.  Some of his older stuff was really good, but most of his newer stuff just hasn’t struck me in the same way.  But, maybe that’s just me.

I’m a fan of Paul Graham.  I’m impressed with his intelligence and ability to really cover a topic well in a way that makes sense and appeals to my analytical side.

Do VCs Make Less Than You Think?

For some reason, I find myself reading a fair number of VC blogs. This is mostly out of curiosity. Though I’ve never raised venture capital for a startup before, I find the industry interesting.

How VCs Can Help Software Startups in India

This article is a continuation of my series of articles on software startups in India (a topic I know very little about, but am hopeful that I can spark interesting conversation in the comments).

Yahoo, Google To Compete With VCs

The next startup that gets venture capital (VC) funding may very well be dealing with firms established by Yahoo and Google in addition to the Sequoias and Kleiner, Perkins of the world.

PodShow Currys $8.8 Million Favor With VCs

A trio of venture capital firms have delivered a big cash infusion to Adam Curry’s PodShow Inc.

Microsoft Needs To Move Faster, McManus Says

Jeffrey McManus, now an evangelist at Yahoo, replies to the eWeek article I posted earlier: Microsoft and VCs.

VCs Cashed In Big On Google Stock

Greg Linden pointed me to Bill Burnham’s excellent accounting of the amount of money the two venture capital firms that funded Google in its early days, Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia, earned off the mega-billions Google IPO. Suffice to say, they made out like bandits, earning roughly $4.5 billion and $4.7 billion, respectively.

VCs Don’t Invest In Ideas

SiliconBeat looks at the overhang in venture capital because interest rates have led to a general glut of capital, and wonders if all that supply benefits demand…

2003 Outlook For Venture Capital Is Brighter

Entrepreneurs polish up your PowerPoint presentations and practice your pitches, because the venture capital purse strings may be starting to loosen up.