Uber published a blog post this afternoon confirming its latest, multimillion dollar round of funding today, but quickly removed the entry.
Alternative taxi service Uber has raised a funding round worth hundreds of millions of dollars from TPG, Benchmark, and reportedly Google Ventures.
NoRedInk was developed by a high school teacher to help students improve their spelling and grammar.
“We want to make as much money as we can, because we’re greedy,” Google designer Knapp says with a smile on his face. “Helping companies with design is a powerful to improve our returns.”
SynapDx has earned the support of venture capitalists and geneticists alike, raising $15.4 million to develop a blood test for autism.
This ed-tech startup hosts what it calls MindSumo Challenges to test specific skill sets and help companies recruit talent.
MG Siegler is leaving to become an investor at Google Ventures. We chatted with him about the move and what it means for his former firm CrunchFund.
There was a lot of money placed today, not least on health-tech. Here’s a quick round-up of funding stories for April 10.
Editor’s Pick This new partnership between three Silicon Valley powerhouses seeks to capitalize on what could end up being Google’s next big ecosystem after Chrome and Android.
The firm has stolen Cyndi Reseburg away from The Hatch Agency and Graham Hancock from Revision3 for marketing and video total domination.
The San Francisco company wants to reinvent chat by creating a better user interface for grouping people together.
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.
What do Silicon Valley’s top VCs expect from 2013? Brace yourselves for self-driving cars, true AI, and much more.
Curing cancer, roasting coffee, selling billions of dollars of merch — is there anything GV portfolio companies don’t do?
HomeLight helps you find the real estate agent — the best one for your price point and neighborhood and experience level — and agents only pay for the service if they end up with a new client out of the process.
Editor’s Pick Venture capital’s gut-call days are over.
Today’s Funding Daily features one-bite samples of today’s hot investment news.
Rich Miner helped launch Android in 2008. Five years later, he has a lot to be happy about.
Ridesharing app Sidecar raises $10 million amidst regulatory battles.
An online graphing calculator might not seem like a big deal to you, but between accessibility and STEM inspiration, Google Ventures felt the love.
Editor’s Pick If you’re considering launching your startup at a tech conference like Disrupt or DEMO, here’s how to do it right.
Editor’s Pick In a leaked memo, Graham cautioned Y Combinator companies not to accept deals from Google Ventures, calling that firm’s funding term sheets lowball offers.
Chief executive Gabe Newell talks about gaming innovations and life at Valve.
Tracelytics announced Monday it has closed its first round of funding for $5.2 million. The company helps track the performance of web applications.
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Leaving Google behind, Dave Girouard is leaving to launch his own startup, backed by Kleiner Perkins, NEA, and Google Ventures.
Duo Security, an authentication-as-a-service company that uses your phone for two-step logins, announced today it has raised $5 million in its second round of funding.
Luminate has created a way to make the trillions of static images on the web interactive. Thursday, the company announced it has raised $10.7 million in a third round of funding and was launching an image app store.
Like most people, Garrett Gee thought the experience of creating and using QR codes kind of sucked. “They were not visually appealing or user friendly,” he told VentureBeat. So as a sophmore at Bringham Young University in Utah, Gee and few friends created their own iOS app, Scan, to help users create and interact with QR codes. 10 million downloadsand less than a year later, and the startup has scored $1.7 million in funding from big names like Menlo Ventures, Google Ventures, Yuri Milner’s Start Fund, Social + Capital Partnership, and Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter.
Social TV service Miso has raised a new $4 million round of funding, the startup announced on its blog today.
A team of former Googlers has launched an iPhone app, funded by Google Ventures, for recommending experiences you might want to partake in.
Google Ventures has invested $1.5 million into mobile application development studio Milk, the new project from Digg co-founder Kevin Rose. The investment is both strategic and pragmatic, and will help the startup to build out its team with top talent — an area where Google has always been strong.
Humanoid is today launching the world’s first human brain-powered API for developers and programmers “that actually works.”