Guest Post I would argue that Twitter was not so much “underpriced” in absolute. Rather, it was underpriced for the shape of its share register at the opening bell.
Russia’s vibrant mobile advertising scene has seen two major moves in the last few weeks: the launch of ad network AdCamp by Pult Group and IMHO Vi, and the announcement of a $3 million investment in mobile real-time bidding platform AdMoment by two venture funds.
Active investors don’t have a lot of faith in Twitter.
The young startup has landed clients including The Travel Channel, Nestle, and The New York Giants, and it’s just pulled in $2.25M from angel investors.
Guest Post People are looking for the “next big thing” to invest in, and they just might find it in the deep sciences.
Partners at Sequoia, Norwest Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers discuss health industry trends and what they look for in potential investments.
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.
Guest Post What many eCommerce startups, private equity groups and venture capitalists don’t realize is that once the retailer surpasses a certain number of daily orders, their third-party logistics (3PL) provider often can’t keep pace with sales.
Robinhood launched a mobile app today to guide you through the dangerous woods of stock market investing.
Motif, the company that “pioneered ideas-based stock investing” announced that it has raised $25 million in its third round of financing from Goldman Sachs, as well as existing investors Foundation Capital, Ignition Partners, and Norwest Venture Partners.
Guest Post What we’re seeing today is not a swingback to the enterprise with the add-on of consumer models. What we’re seeing today is a swingback to more diversified revenue models and a refreshing change to the traditional go-to-market approaches … a head fake if I ever saw one.
Agricultural investment platform Fquare announces a new crowdfunding platform that connects investors with local farmers to grow food for food banks.
More is better for cloud executives. The industry is feeling good about cloud investing in the next year, particularly because their technology helps entrepreneurs create many more companies, faster than ever before.
Angel network Keiretsu Forum Northwest has invested $15.8 million into 27 startups this year.
Mail.ru founder puts $75 million into IMI.VC, a Russian venture fund that invests in mobile applications.
FundersClub raises $6 million in the largest seed round in Y Combinator’s history.
SprinkleBit’s social investing platform lets novices learn, practice, and finally, trade.
After spending the first ten years of her working life in the fashion industry, Landa moved from fashion to technology. She’s become one of the most influential connectors in Silicon Valley, and has helped, invested in, or worked with over a thousand startups.
The latest Funding Daily shows why there’s always money in sunglasses.
The green technology investing boom has slowed. But if you ask investors, greentech isn’t disappearing, it’s just changing.
London-based investment management service Nutmeg has raised $5.3 million. Still in private beta, Nutmeg promises to help you reach your financial goals with personalized investments and long-term savings advice.
Take one helping of Facebook: social, status updates, friends, and games. Add any online brokerage: stocks, money, charts, and choices. Mix them together, and you’ve got Motif Investing.
In the first quarter of 2012, investor confidence rose to the highest point it’s been in more than a year. The latest Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index — which measures how much statup investing confidence VCs have — shows a significant jump in confidence over the fourth quarter of 2011.
Hong Kong-based 8 Securities, an investment service for the average Joe, announced the launch of its first product Monday. The company’s inaugural product is a web app where investors can buy and sell stock, research investment strategies, and connect with other investors via Facebook and Twitter.
The professional venture capital community is more diverse than ever, but employment is still largely dominated by white men, according to the results of a joint census conducted by the National Venture Capital Association and Dow Jones VentureSource, which was released today.
Yesterday’s massive layoffs at daily deals site BuyWithMe were the result of shrinking capital markets, the company’s chief operating officer said today.
Editor's Pick The first time I met Box.net chief executive Aaron Levie, he showed me a magic trick with a deck of cards.
Editor's Pick Cloud storage provider Box.net was a presenter at Dreamforce this year.
A wave of anti-science sentiment in the U.S. government — through the lens of ignoring global warming and a reliance on fossil fuels — could hamper innovation in the clean technology space, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner John Doerr (pictured right) said.
Digg founder Kevin Rose, an investor in Twitter, Zynga, Ngmoco and a later investor in Facebook, has cashed out 20 percent of his shares in Twitter.
Menlo Ventures has started a $20 million fund, called the “Menlo Talent Fund,” led by the firm’s managing director Shervin Pishevar (pictured right).
“I don’t like being one of the venture capitalists … everything is a deal to them.”
Early Facebook investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has a problem with clean technology companies.
Aurora Algae, a developer of biofuels and biochemicals produced from processed algae, announced today that it has raised $22 million in its most recent round of funding.
DJ Patil, the former chief product officer of photo-sharing startup Color, announced today that he is joining LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman at venture capital firm Greylock Partners.