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Airbnb to Expose 124 Hosts to New York Attorney General

Airbnb plans to hand over the names and addresses of 124 hosts on its service to the New York attorney general, the company said in a blog post Friday. The apartment-rental site agreed in May to provide Attorney General Eric Schneiderman...Show More Summary

Compass Group Taps Hampton Creek for ‘Sustainable’ Cookies

A roster of heavyweight investors including Li Ka-shing, Khosla Ventures, Peter Thiel and Bill Gates is backing the San Francisco startup, which has partnered with a food giant.

Erica Swallow: The Realities of Speaking Up as a Woman in VC

ERICA SWALLOW, student at MIT Sloan School of Management: Venturing into VC, I hadn't expected to be thrown to the forefront of a conversation about my gender in an industry that's well-documented to be lacking people who look like me, anatomically speaking. Show More Summary

Sleep Tracker ‘Sense’ Raises $13 Million, Without Venture-Capital Help

At 23, James Proud is a rising Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur with has managed to raise nearly $13 million in funding – none of which is from institutional investors.

Zumigo Aligns With Intel, Raises $6M to Locate and Verify Mobile Devices

The startup's technology locates and verifies mobile devices, and it is already in use by financial institutions

DoubleDutch Raises $19 Million for App to Connect People at Events

DoubleDutch Inc. in San Francisco raised $19 million in Series D venture funding to popularize its data-driven social-event app, in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The DoubleDutch app gives attendees of trade shows and other...Show More Summary

The Daily Startup: DFJ Bets On Nervana For Machine Learning

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

Google Capital Leads $100M Round For Services Marketplace Thumbtack

The new round led by Google's growth equity investment arm is designed to bankroll the startup's growth through its IPO.

FarmLink Raises $40M to Help Farmers Use Big Data for Better Yields

Startup aims to help farmers maximize farm productivity and avoid spending unnecessary efforts on soil that’s already spent.

For Billion-Dollar Companies, Venture Deals Outstrip Going Public

Data from Dow Jones VentureSource shows the widest gap on record between venture rounds and IPOs for billion-dollar companies

Zhongji Buys Major Assets from Gaming Co. FunPlus for Up To $960M

The acquisition of FunPlus subsidiary DianDian Interactive Technology includes “Family Farm,” “Family Farm Seaside,” “Happy Acres,” “Royal Story” and an unnamed game still in development.

EqualLogic Co-Founder Paula Long’s Latest Startup, DataGravity, Launches

Serial entrepreneur Paula Long, one of the few females who has started hard-core technology companies that sell products to businesses, released more details on her latest venture—DataGravity Inc., a startup that is using technology to bring intelligence to data storage. Ms. Show More Summary

Israeli Cyber-Security Startup GuardiCore Raises $11 Million

The Tel-Aviv based company develops cyber security solutions for data centers, and was started by two graduates of Israel Defense Forces technology units.

The Daily Startup: Sequoia’s Solo Ways

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

Sequoia Keeps Medallia to Itself, Adding $50M in Another Solo Round

The total investment in the company is one of the largest that the venture firm has ever made.

Collaborative Fund, CircleUp Partner to Invest $4 Million in B Corps

Equity crowdfunding platform CircleUp is partnering with Collaborative Fund to invest $4 million in certified B Corps, for-profit businesses that commit to making a positive social or environmental impact.

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