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IPO Watch: Box, TubeMogul, Yodlee

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Keep an Eye On Anticipation for the Box IPO will continue to mount, after it was announced this week that the company has instead raised $150 million from private investors TPG and Coatue Management. The latest round of funding values the company at around $2.4 billion, up from the $2 billion valuation it received when it closed its Series F in … [Read more...]

Video conferencing platform Vidyo raises $20m – Investment Round Up

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Seed Button, a New York-based customer acquisition and engagement startup, has raised a $2.25 million seed round led by Atlas Ventures. DCM, Greycroft Partners, MESA+ and VaynerRSE all participated, as did a number of angel investors. The company’s platform is currently in private beta and will use the funds to hire new staff and continue … [Read more...]

Online residential real estate company Opendoor raises $10 Million – Investment Round-Up

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Series A Eric Wu, the ex-head of Geoat Trulia, and Keith Rabois, a member of the “PayPal Mafia,” announced that their new company, Opendoor, has raised nearly $10 million in Series A funding. Joining Khosla Ventures and SV Angel in the round are a host of noteworthy angel investors, including Max Levchin (PayPal co-founder), Sam Altman (Y … [Read more...]

Startups face age-old battle to enforce change in established industries

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In 19th century England, during the Industrial Revolution, a group of textile artisans labelled Luddites protested against new technology in their industry by smashing the new machines to pieces. This led to bloodshed, economic and social unrest and rioting, all because technology threatened to take away the livelihoods of a large part of the … [Read more...]

Bonobos raises $55m in Series D round – Investment Round Up

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Series A In the modern digital age, increasing numbers of people are concerned about their web persona. Savvy internet users are wary of the long-term effects of their web activity, and worry that one off-color post or embarrassing photo may tarnish their image. Enter Traity, a Madrid-based reputation startup that looks to manage users’ web … [Read more...]

IPO Watch: GoPro, Box, Alibaba

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Keep an Eye On After delaying its IPO, Box Inc. might be looking elsewhere for a cash infusion. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier in the week that the Los Altos, CA-based online storage company is in discussions with TPG Capital to raise as much as $100 million, around what it raised in its last round of venture funding. Box is not yet … [Read more...]

5 Takeaways from the Google I/O Developer Conference

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Google’s I/O Developer Conference, held this week in San Francisco, featured a number of new product launches, including Android TV, Android Wear, Android Auto and a new smartphone and tablet operating system. But as Google continues to grow, the event has also evolved to be more than just a stage for unveiling its newest technologies. Below are … [Read more...]

Digital security sector remains hot as Andreessen Horowitz injects $90m into Tanium

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Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has pumped $90 million of funding into Tanium, an enterprise security and systems management company.It was the second largest single investment by the venture capitalist firm and the latest indication that now, more than ever, is a good time to be in the Internet security industry. The first half of 2014 has been … [Read more...]

Kreditech secures $40m – Investment Round Up

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Series A Crowdfunding platform Patreon has raised $15 million in Series A funding. Backers included Index Ventures, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and David Marcus, former president of PayPal. Patreon was founded in 2013 and has attracted more than 25,000 users to its platform. Series B Healthcare management platform Grand Rounds has … [Read more...]

Financial Information Provider Markit, Ltd. raises $1.3 billion–Week of June 16th IPO Watch

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Keeping an Eye On MobileIron, Inc. began trading on Nasdaq under the MOBL symbol last Thursday after raising around $100 million in its IPO. The stock has sustained its climb since that first day, when it surged 22 percent to close at $11.02. As of Friday afternoon, it had retreated closer to the price it was initially sold at, settling at … [Read more...]