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Venture capital says the future is in mobile

Venture capital says the future is in mobile

#Mobile is where the growth is in #startups, venture capital portolios, and user activity, according to a post by Fred Wilson, the managing partner at venture capital firm Union Square Ventures and a frequent blogger. But one of the problems is that third-party reporting [Read More]

New report asks ‘Where is all the Internet-related venture cash going?’

New report asks ‘Where is all the Internet-related venture cash going?’

Over the last ten years, more than $43 billion was invested in 7,200+ Internet-related companies, according to the PWC MoneyTree report. Fifty percent of those companies will disappear within the first three years of operations, and the average venture capital fund will [Read More]

Hot tech 3D Printer Kickstarter project raises $167,410 – four times ask

Hot tech 3D Printer Kickstarter project raises $167,410 – four times ask

3D printer projects are among the most happening things on social venture capital platform Kickstarter. Case in point – Bukobot, an open-source 3D printer. Startup Deezmaker was seeking just $42,000 in funding. nstead, the company has received pledges totaling $167,410. [Read More]

Social video iPhone app Viddy scores $30 million venture capital

Social video iPhone app Viddy scores $30 million venture capital

iPhone app Viddy was launched a year ago, allowing users to create 15-second video clips and edit them in an Instagram-like fashion before sharing the creation with other users and friends on social networks. However, it’s only recently that the platform has taken off [Read More]

Social gifting – the latest FB buzzword for businesses

Social gifting – the latest FB buzzword for businesses

The latest fashion in retail is social gifting, where people get together on Facebook to buy each other gifts. Start-ups such as Sweden-based Wrapp, which is launching its U.S. business on Monday, are getting millions of dollars in venture-capital funding, and retailers [Read More]

Social Network for scientists raises more venture capital

Social Network for scientists raises more venture capital

ResearchGate, a social network for scientists to share knowledge and research, announced Wednesday it has raised its second round of funding, led by Founders Fund partner and PayPal co-founder Luke Nosek. “ResearchGate is a full-blown network for scientists and [Read More]

Virtual entrepreneurs trending younger and younger say venture capitalists

Virtual entrepreneurs trending younger and younger say venture capitalists

…While little data on the phenomenon exists, venture capitalists say they are funding more chief executives under age 21 than ever before. “At a certain point, they can’t get much younger or we’re going to be invested in preschool,” quipped [Read More]

Mobile Accounted For Over 40% Of All Tech VC In 2011

Mobile Accounted For Over 40% Of All Tech VC In 2011

Some revealing numbers out from the analysts at Rutberg & Co. that point to how big mobile is in terms of tech investments today, and how consumer applications are the source of the most action at the moment. The analysts say that mobile investments accounted for 42.4 [Read More]

App search service Quixey raises $3.8 million in venture capital

App search service Quixey raises $3.8 million in venture capital

App search service Quixeyhas just sealed a deal for $3.8 million to power its growth and develop new partnerships. Quixey aims to do something new: It lets users search for mobile, desktop and web apps based on what the app does. The company calls this “functional [Read More]

19 year old lands $1 million to create social app

19 year old lands $1 million to create social app

He has $1 million in the bank, a promising new company and a rolodex that makes Silicon Valley swoon… …I’m interviewing Levy in our office when he takes the call. As I wait, I cannot shake his eerie resemblance to Mark Zuckerberg. It’s not just his curly [Read More]

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