Tom PerkinsTom Perkins

Tom Perkins, Godfather of the Innovation Economy

When historians look over the past fifty years, they will remind the world of David Packard, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Nolan Bushnell, Sergey Brin and Mark Zuckerberg. But they might pass over the man who has made technology an integral part of modern economies.

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Uber Seeks to Up to $2bn in Leveraged Loan Market

Uber is looking for more cash, just weeks after raising $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia. The ride hailing app is turning to the leveraged-loan market for funding this time, and has hired…

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Didi Chuxing Grabs $600m

Chinese car-hailing app Didi Chuxing has raised more than $600 million in funding from China Life Insurance. The investment comes at a time when Didi Chuxing is locked in a battle with…

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SMS Assist Raises $150m at $1bn Valuation

Property management company SMS Assist has secured a $150 million Series D funding round from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. The funding puts a $1 billion valuation on SMS Assist, which allows property…

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Funding and Valuations Dominate Debate at Red Herring Top 100 North America

Getting funded, the state of the market and sky high valuations were just a few of the topics discussed and debated as the Red Herring Top 100 North America conference began in…

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Norway’s Startups Out of the Depths: How an Oil Dip Became a Tech Boom

Norway isn’t usually the first place on anyone’s list of European tech centers. Even in the Nordics it usually falls behind Finland and neighbor Sweden, whose band of hip, new unicorns have…

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Spredfast Raises $50m Funding Round

Social media marketing software startup Spredfast has raised $50 million in new funding led by Riverwood Capital. Return investors Austin Ventures, Interwest Partners, OpenView Venture Partners and Lead Edge Capital. Spredfast has…

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WiFi Company eero Grabs $50m Funding Round

Home WiFi system creator eero has secured a $50 million investment round led by Menlo Ventures. Index Ventures was another significant investor, and joined previous backers First Round Capital, Shasta Ventures, Redpoint…

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Fintech Investments Skyrocket in 2016 – Report

Investment in the financial technology (fintech) sector has rallied over the past nine months – with mega-rounds lifting quarterly injections into VC-backed firms over 150%. According to a report by CB Insights,…

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Snapchat Raising $200m at $20bn Valuation – Report

Snapchat is raising around $200 million at a $20 billion valuation, TechCrunch reports. The new financing is said to be a follow on from the $175 million Series F round led by…

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