The company was founded by a fellow at Stanford’s Business School, Mike Cagney, who realized that wealthy alumni had the resources to provide loans to students at more affordable rates.
Launch founder Jason Calacanis will be starting a fund aimed at investing in 5-10 startups per year, all of which will come out of the events he produces.
With its new $250 million fund, SoftBank Capital wants to make it easier for growth-stage companies to make headway in tough Asian markets.
Sequoia’s latest VC fund is big, global, and aimed at later-stage growth companies.
It was only a matter of time before MESA, a NYC-based investment bank focusing on small deals, launched a fund of its own.
David Marcus, PayPal’s new president, is stepping in where his customers service fails. He sent out a personal e-mail to Build Conference creator Andy McMillan after the distraught PayPal user nearly lost $62,000 when two of his accounts were locked down.
Showing that there’s plenty of untapped potential in the Indian startup scene, Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel Partners announced its $155 million Accel India III fund today for seed and early-stage investments in the country.
Investment firm DCM, which launched its $100 million A-Fund for Android startups back in April, today announced its first round of investments with seven promising startups.
Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson
TechCrunch editor and founder Michael Arrington is no longer employed by AOL, clearing up some confusion about his standing with the company after his $20 million CrunchFund was announced yesterday.
Michael Arrington, founder of the influential technology blog TechCrunch, is raising a $20 million fund to invest in early-state tech startups.