Spanish telecom company Telefonica has made a strategic stake in U.S. music company Rhapsody, the companies announced today.
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A $50 million investment into Anki, which debuted at Apple’s developer conference today, leads the day’s funding news.
Today was a big money day for startup funding — and post-startup growth-stage and late-stage fund funding.
Samsung’s latest strategy? Nabbing tiny stakes in companies it relies heavily on.
Add Intel Capital to the growing list of companies eager to work with Bluestacks.
In what would become a very expensive game of musical chairs, Google is interested in making a $50 million investment into music video service Vevo.
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Ashton Kutcher has been deeply affected by Steve Jobs, the Apple cofounder he plays in the upcoming movie jOBS. He is bringing lessons from Jobs’ life not only into his own life but into his meeting with potential investments.
Dell’s not-so-secret attempt to go private is getting even more interesting.
With entrepreneur-friendly government regulation and high-quality late stage companies on the cusp of going public, VCs expect to see solid returns in the coming year.
The nation’s largest cable service provider, Comcast, is investing $150 million in cable box manufacturer Arris.
Sometimes stolen money does come back to you. Facebook gave $250,000 to team of cyber security research students at the University of Alabama Birmingham today after the group helped track down hackers associated with the Koobface virus, which plagued the social network for some time.
Here is what happened in today’s funding news on the day Alaska became part of America.
Read about investment in coffee and the cloud in today’s Funding Daily
Looks like Andreessen-Horowitz is building out its social investments side of the business. It came out today that the venture firm hired Twitter culture guru Elizabeth Weil to help expand its social know-how.
BipSync, a startup created by three Stanford graduate students, aims to simplify the process of gathering, retrieving, and analyzing information about investment opportunities.
Microsoft is buying a little influence for its number-two search engine with a strategic investment in Klout.
New York City-based LearnVest is aiming big with its latest update, which transforms the startup from a niche financial planning service to something that anyone can use.
HTC announced this morning that it would lose $40 million due to OnLive’s restructuring, but it’s also pumping money into an enterprise app platform.
Check out today’s funding news; there’s a lot of it. A high-brow Airbnb clone snagged $12 million, and 3-D printing received a $6.2 million boost. Take a look at the other companies that VCs are throwing money at today:
VidyoVidyo president, chief executive, and co-founder Ofer Shapiro
Seed funding, the backbone of startups looking to get off the ground, grew last year according to the 2011 Internet/Digital Media and Software Industries Seed Financing Survey from Silicon Valley law firm Fenwick & West.
Guest Post Venture capital firm investment in peer-to-peer technology continues to build strength, according to a recent VentureTrends report by VentureDeal.
CapLinked, the startup that wants to make it easy to invest in private companies, has just taken in a $500,000 round of from a new group of investors.
Cloud file sharing company Accellion has raised $12 million in its third round of funding, with a goal of rapidly growing its mobile file-sharing solutions and international presence, the company announced today.
Online magazine publisher Zinio has raised a an investment round of $20 million, according to documents filed with the SEC.
Editor's Pick Someone close to SV Angel, the investment firm headed by Silicon Valley living legend Ron Conway, has leaked the firm’s entire list of investments to date.
Intel Capital, the veteran investment arm of Intel, has announced the AppUp fund to invest $100 million in companies creating applications and digital content for multiple devices. The organization revealed the new fund today at the Intel Capital Global Summit in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson
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.
Storied venture capital firm Sequoia Capital is in the process of raising a new growth fund and principals fund, the firm has confirmed with VentureBeat.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it is investing $50 million in the SUNPATH program, which is designed to promote solar panel manufacturing in the United States.