VC firm First Round Capital announced The First Round Review, the “Harvard Business Review for startups that will feature actionable knowledge for entrepreneurs.
How much would you donate to charity to have a private pitch meeting with your favorite venture capitalist?
Private company research firm Privco has ranked the top 20 merger and acquisitions of the top 20 technology VC firms of 2012, including Ancestry.com’s $1.6 billion sale to private equity firm Permira and other top tech acquisitions such as Yammer, Meebo, Instagram, and NextG networks.
Intel Capital comes out on top.
SmartThings, the hack-your-world Kickstarter project that had already raised $1.2 million, added another $3 million from First Round Capital and more than 20 angel investors.
Editor's Pick Yummly, a recipe search engine that would make any recipe hoarder and home chef happy, announced Wednesday it has raised $6 million is its first round of funding. The site compiles recipes from several popular recipes sites so you can browse and search for whatever makes your mouth water.
The rising cost of healthcare is a national crisis that threatens to sink both individuals and the federal government into long-term debt. New York City based Truveris is trying to bring efficiency and transparency to the fastest growing piece of these costs, prescription drugs.
Editor's Pick Lance Tokuda was looking for an old high school friend, but instead he found his second big social networking startup. The co-founder of game publisher RockYou happened to find an old acquaintance from high school on Classmates.com, which has more than 60 million users. But when he was going to email her, he found that Classmates.com was going to charge him $60 for that privilege.
Kiwi Crate, a subscription service that delivers hands-on crafts to your door, has secured $5 million in its first round of funding the company announced Thursday.
We have only a few days before the new year ball drops and 2012 is upon us. Many will hope for good health, good fortune and good friends, but in this economy, even more may hope for jobs.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP4HiZt3DFE&w=560&h=315] First Round Capital is famous in these parts for its irreverent, awkward and often hilarious holiday e-greetings.
Will 2012 be a continuation of the good, bubble-like times for the venture capital industry and startups that are raising money? Or will we see a dramatic, economic-doldrums-induced slowdown like we did at the end of 2008?
Location-based hotel booking app HotelTonight has raised an $8.6 million Series B round, according to a regulatory filing. The San Francisco-based company has an iPhone app that lets people discover and book discounted hotel rooms at boutique establishments.
[vimeo 31454691 w=770 h=433] More times than not, hotel booking is a last minute affair, and it’s usually not much fun. But with a $15 billion hotel market, there’s a great opportunity for an app-maker that can make this process seamless and fun. HotelTonight may just be that app. Stylish and elegant, HotelTonight connects nearby consumers to boutique hotels with empty rooms.
Kiwi Crate is announcing today it has raised $2 million in funding for a subscription service that delivers hands-on crafts and activities for pre-school and kindergarten age children.
X.commerce, eBay’s developer arm, named the five venture capitalists today who will be involved in next week’s “VC Bait” panel at its Innovate conference.