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How to Find the Right Investor for Your Startup

Ever found a colleague or a friend leaving a stable, well paid job to create a start-up? This is against conventional wisdom; still many people do that. Why? Creating my own future or wanting to be my own boss or wanting to create a remarkable something that leaves the legacy? The uncertainty is the most common ingredient (yes, ingredient!) in a startup and that’s the exciting thing. In startups, things seem great one moment …

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Venture Capital

UK Startups that Raised Funds: 09-13 JUNE 2014 (Part 1)

This is our weekly update about UK startups that raised funds in the past week. The companies’ businesses ranged from consumer behavior analysis platform to social video network to fashion rental website. The funding ranged from £350K to $25M. First, let us have a look at the companies that secured €500k or less but still have ambitious plans to make a dent in the universe. GeoGrafi Raised £150k in Growth …

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Venture Capital

Deals of the Week: 09-13 June 2014

The week ending on 13th June was a celebration for some companies, which were successful in raising the funds – and that also, in millions of dollars! First of all, The Deals of the Week about the companies that raised more than $50 millions. Sunnova Energy, Okta and Aduro Biotech. “Deals of the Week” Sunnova Energy Raised $145M Houston based Sunnova Energy, which is a provider of solar service to homeowners …

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Markets

Chrono Raises $32 Million to Help Smokers Quit

Do you know someone who wants to quit smoking but cannot? I know a few and I’m sure you also know some more.  Consider the following facts about smoking: One out of 5 deaths is caused by smocking in the US and kills over 400,000 Americans every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 70% of the 45 million US smokers want to quit smoking but they are finding it …

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Venture Capital Investments 2014 February (Part 1)

Venture Capital nvestments of January 2014 showed that the year 2014 began well for some companies, which raised hefty amount of dollars. Let us have a look at the Venture Capital Investments 2014 February.  In January Biotech was one of the most funded industries, in February it’s not the same… Advertising, and eCommerce have some big rounds with 15.5 mil Totango, and 20 mil The Trade Desk, a demand-side platform that powers …

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Venture Capital Investments 2014 February (Part 2)

After reading through the Venture Capital Investments 2014 February  Part 1 , let us have a look at the second part of Venture Capital Investments 2014 Feb,  which talks about Mobile, Networking & Hosting, Photo & Video, Real Estate, Security, Semiconductors, Social, Software, Travel and Web industry. Vungle and Remind 101 topped the Mobile Industry Respectively With Series B Investments Mobile Video Ad Platform, Vungle, raised US$ 17M in series B funding. …

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Venture Capital: All Rounds Jan 2014 – Part 4

Venture Capital Rounds of Jan 2014, 4th part.  This is the last one, why to wait for this. You have read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and now comes the fourth part.  HIGHLIGHTS, Jan 2014 (Part 4) In Software industry, Eyefrieght raised US$ 11.8M. In Transportation industry, Proterra Inc raised US$ 10M. In Travel, GetYourGuide raised US$ 4.5M. In Web, TrustPilot raised US$25M. This was fourth and final part of Venture Capital …

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Venture Capital: All Rounds Jan 2014 – Part 3

Venture Capital Rounds of Jan 2014, 3rd part.  I know you are curious about it. You have read Part 1 and Part 2 and now comes the third part.  HIGHLIGHTS of Venture Capital all Rounds, 2014 Jan (Part 3) In Legal industry, LegalZoom.com raised US$ 200M. In Mobile, View raised US$ 100M. In Network/Hosting, Dropbox raised US$ 250M. In Social, Harry’s raised US$ 122.5M. In Software, Parature raised US$ 100M. …

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Startups

Wut Raised Seed Round from Foundation Capital and Google Venture

“We believe that things shouldn’t last forever.” words of Paul McKellar, co-founder of Wut, a social app that raised seed round from Foundation Capital with participation from  Google Ventures. Wut is an insanely simple social app that lets you send anonymish, ephemeral messages to your all your Facebook friends. Wut offers just a text screen with a fluorescent background. Using this app, you can anonymously send push notifications to all …

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