Take that, Sand Hill Road’s good ol’ boys! Illuminate Ventures just closed a $20 million fund to invest in early-stage enterprise startups.
“It’s great to see the next generation of entrepreneurs focus on the enterprise,” said Charles Beeler, cofounder of Icon Ventures. “Frankly, it’s a huge market opportunity.”
The $258 million invested in on-demand car service Uber led the way this past quarter as venture capitalists poured $7.8 billion in 10,005 deals in the past three months.
Guest Post Amr Shady is the CEO of TA Telecom, one of the fastest-growing companies in the Middle East and Africa.
Jemstep has raised $4.5 million for its online portfolio manager that looks at your existing investment portfolio, and uses data analytics to recommend how to best invest your 401K savings.
Yes, there’s demand for a sportier take on Google Glass.
Guest Post Where is the smart money going in content advertising?
Icahn’s attempted Dell takeover isn’t the only tech stock on his plate. Now the billionaire is cozying up to Apple, as well.
In the height of the recession, three London-based “ex-Hedge fund quant nerds” decided to quit their steady corporate jobs to launch Bright Sun Group. The goal is to help venture capitalists track investments, spot trends, and source deals.
Guest Post Startups seeking angel funding shouldn’t be so afraid of the word “no.”
It was a big day for funding. Here’s the quick overview.
General Electric is on a mission to improve efficiency in hospitals, and is setting aside $2 billion for its health care practice.
The credit score, a first for the industry, is calculated using eight different criteria that are assembled to create an economic and risk profile for a project.
Guest Post The rising value of coding skills and the lowered barriers to entry are making development a popular career. Here’s why VCs should read that and see dollar signs.
Analysts say iOS ecosystem and tools need “some critical updates and enhancements” for Apple to truly impress investors. Specifically, they’re looking for streaming music and a payments service.
Groundfloor is building a peer-to-peer platform that gives regular people opportunities to invest in real estate projects. It is emerging out of stealth mode today and opening up to private beta.
Editor’s Pick “I am not an unfair person,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told lawmakers yesterday. “Apple is not an unfair company.”
Guest Post Attending tradeshows is more than just cruising the aisles and looking and exhibitor booths. Understanding the inherent mechanics of trade shows, executing a well-defined game plan, and measuring the results in your professional life can make the difference between a useless visit and a game changing trip.
Surviving in the tech world and surviving in the wild are not as different as you may think. Here are 11 companies that added venture capital into their survival packs.
It’s not often that child television stars go onto launch startups, but today the hottest funding story involved Soleil Moon Frye’s (formerly known as Punky Brewster) new mobile startup
Funding Daily will test the limits of your brain power today, so unless you have a deep understanding of ‘flow processing,’ make sure you bolster up with cognitive function enhancing foods.
Funding for digital health startups skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2013, according to a newly released report.
Todays funding roundup is a gooey, nutty, sweet combination of cloud infrastructure, genetics, and social media.
IBM invests $1 billion in R&D for Flash-based systems and test data centers.
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.
It is microwave Thursday, where on 3/21 your funding news comes served with a countdown.
Online financial management platform Wealthfront raises $20M from Index Ventures, The Social + Capital Partnership, and Greylock Partners.
What’s so special about an ecommerce site for fashion addicts? Ask Earlybird Ventures, who just led a huge Series A for the startup.
Guest Post Brazil is in a state of fragile growth. Only a select group of strong businesses will emerge from the current ecosystem, capitalize on tech & demographic trends, and achieve profitable exits.
The new Silicon Valley handshake is a four-step digitally-enhanced process.
March leaps off to a high-point funding start.
The A,B,C’s (and Ds and Es) of today’s funding news.
Guest Post Crowdfunding, angel investing, friends-and-family rounds — if you’re new to startup investment, read this article before writing your first check.
Battery Ventures has closed its tenth fund to support companies of all shapes and sizes, as well as a side fund dedicated to later stage growth and buyouts.
On the edge of Aquarius and Pisces, a sensitive, dreamy, introspective rendering of today’s funding news.
Online investing platform SecondMarket partners with CircleUp, which crowdfunds consumer goods companies looking to grow.
The day before Valentine’s Day is Galentine’s Day. Check out which companies announced funding on this auspicious occasion.
A lot of decision-making and back-and-forth go into the deals that happen in startup world.
Venture capital gives startups runway to develop, launch, and grow. Here are the companies putting funding through their grinders.