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Archived Since:January 21, 2010

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Streaming-Music Service Deezer Acquires Stitcher, Prepares U.S. Launch

Stitcher said it isn't profitable, and had the acquisition not happened it would need to raise more funding.

Big-Data Company Shines a Light on the Dark World of Women’s Pay

In an effort to show customers how they could pull trends and insights from the data, Xactly decided to look at women’s pay.

Ello Raises $5.5M for Social Network, Promises No Ads or Selling User Data

The startup filed to be a public benefit corporation, a designation that bakes specific operating principles and guidelines into the company’s legal charter.

The Daily Startup: Airbnb Could Soon Be Worth $13 Billion

A roundup of venture-capital news and analysis from VentureWire and around the Web.

Secretive Startup Unveils Universal Chip

Venture capitalists these days tend to avoid chip companies, largely because developing new products costs a bundle. That hasn't stopped Soft Machines.

Venture Capitalists’ Confidence Is Waning — or So It Seems

A quarterly survey that gauges the confidence level in Silicon Valley shows that venture capitalists downgraded their enthusiasm in the third quarter. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the Bay Area’s big-spending climate is about to change.

New Valet App Luxe Eases Parking Nightmares

A new app lets drivers summon a valet who meets them at a chosen destination, parks their car nearby, and brings it back when ready to leave.

Southeast Asia E-commerce Startup Zalora Opens First Offline Shop

Amazon may be planning to open a brick and mortar shop in New York City, but Southeast Asia fashion e-commerce startup Zalora has beaten them to the punch in Singapore.

Sequoia Capital Ventures Into Indonesia With Tokopedia Funding

The venture firm and SoftBank Corp. are investing $100 million in the e-commerce company.

Lytics Raises $7M to Battle Salesforce, Adobe in Digital Marketing Retargeting

The digital marketing startup is working to distinguish itself from dozens of competitors that have been around longer, are better funded and have larger customers.

Bracket Aims to Tame the Cloud

Cloud computing seems all the rage, but many companies shy away from it.

Ello Raises $5.5 M for Social Network, Promises No Ads or Selling User Data

The startup filed to be a public benefit corporation, a designation that bakes specific operating principles and guidelines into the company’s legal charter.

Ed Tech Company Fullbridge Looks to Expand With $5M in New Funding

The company's program is designed to give new graduates and soon-to-be graduates the skills they will need to land a good job quickly.

Checkr Raises $9 Million Led by Accel for New-Hire Background Checks

The company pulls information about individuals from public and private data sources and delivers results to employers in two days or less.

Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures on Staying Small for Bigger Returns

His fund is among the “micro-VC” funds that have grown in popularity in the last few years to identify and back early-stage startups.

Neil Blumenthal: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself before Asking for Investments

NEIL BLUMENTHAL:  When courting investor attention for your startup, it helps to ask yourself a few questions before you walk into any meeting. The first questions to ask are: “Do I really believe in this idea? Am I fully committed to...Show More Summary

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