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Spotify’s Tricky Video Pivot

For many, Spotify is surely a background medium, one typically consumed while they work, commute, or exercise--rather than a lean-back-and-watch medium. So moving into video will require a shift in usage patterns.

Robocars and Hyperloops: 10 Tech Predictions From VCs

Five venture capitalists vied Thursday night in front of an audience of about 500 people to predict the future, in an annual event that shows Silicon Valley at its silliest and most prescient.

Jayson DeMers: A Golden Age for Raising Startup Capital — for a Select Few

-- Audiencebloom Jayson DeMers, founder and CEO of AudienceBloom: Stewart Butterfield was recently quoted saying, “This is the best time to raise money ever. It might be the best time for any kind of business in any industry to raise money for all of history, like since the time of the ancient Egyptians.” He’s not alone in that sentiment. Show More Summary

Ev Williams’ Obvious Ventures Raises $123,456,789 for Debut Fund

The San Francisco firm backs startups with a positive social impact in sectors such as cleantech, healthy living, and technology that improves education.

Outset Medical Raises $60 Million for Miniaturized Dialysis Machines

Outset Medical Inc. is making a small, lightweight system that can do the same work that today is done by machines that take up most of a room.. It is in the midst of raising a large Series B round to get its system into dialysis clinics,...Show More Summary

David Lee Leaves SV Angel

The guard is changing at SV Angel, one of Silicon Valley’s more influential startup investors.

Glowforge Raises $9 Million to Put 3-D Laser Printers On Every Desk

The company plans deliver its product at a price point around or under $2,500 by the end of 2015.

Twilio Investors Pledge $50M to Scale Top Twilio Startup Customers

Communications startup Twilio is tapping its own investors to back its most promising customers. Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetsonand Redpoint Ventures are bankrolling the Twilio Fund, a $50 million vehicle that’s a super-sized version of the experimental seed fund Twilio launched in 2010 with money from SV Angel and 500 Startups.

ClearStory Data Names Tim Howes as First CTO

Big-data software company ClearStory Data Inc. has named long-time Silicon Valley technologist Dr. Timothy Howes as chief technology officer, the company told VentureWire. Dr. Howes, who has a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering...Show More Summary

Jay Samit: The 3 Secret Words for Raising Startup Capital

Jay Samit, serial entrepreneur: Since raising capital always takes longer than you think, the first secret is to start your raise long before you need it. You need to begin to network with angels and VCs while you are still ideating....Show More Summary

Uber Launches Licensed Driver Service in Germany

Uber on Tuesday launched a new service in Germany which the company claims abides by German law, after a court recently banned the car hailing app's main product nationwide.

Andreessen Horowitz Leads Funding for Samsara, From Founders of Meraki

Samsara’s founders recently left Cisco after spending two years there following the acquisition of their previous company, Meraki.

Mobcrush Seeded by Lions Gate, Others to Build a Twitch for Mobile

Like Twitch, which attracts millions of viewers watching popular games, Mobcrush’s streaming technology enables live broadcasting, viewing and commenting.

MuleSoft Postpones IPO for More Funding at $1.5 Billion Valuation

The CEO said staying private enables MuleSoft to drive growth harder than it could as a public company, where it would be under pressure to hit whatever quarterly guidance it gave to investors.

Kate Spade Partners With Startup Everpurse to Sell IPhone-Charging Bags

The bags themselves are never plugged into a wall outlet, but instead rest on a charging mat, which sends energy wirelessly into a battery inside.

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