Online shopping startup Sift, which just closed a $2 million seed round, simultaneously snubs and relies on retail marketing emails.
As Pinterest’s platform grows, so does the potential for gathering insights from it.
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NewsWhip, whose news-finding dashboard “Spike” helps journalists identify news stories breaking on social networks, has raised a $1.1 million seed round.
Editor’s Pick Crowdfunding is making the startup scene more accessible for entrepreneurs and investors alike, but it is not the right approach for every company and comes with its own set of challenges.
Appgyver exclusively announced to VentureBeat that it has raised $1.325M in seed funding for its toolset that developers can use to easily test and deploy apps.
Guest Post We have been fortunate to have raised great rounds, from amazing investors — but fundraising was one of the most stressful events of my life. Here’s what we learned.
MessageMe has been busy since its launch a week and a half ago. The messaging application has been cut off from Facebook’s Open Graph, raised $1.9 million in seed funding, and attracted more than 1 million users
Editor’s Pick At Startup Grind in Mountain View, Dave McClure drops pearls of wisdom (and profanity) about what it takes to build a successful startup.
CBInsights research indicates that 1,000 recently-funded seed companies will be orphaned, meaning they are unable to raise follow-on financing.
Tylr Mobile, a startup in stealth mode that is building a better way for business users to work on a smartphone or tablet device, has been selected by two accelerators, and has received investment from private individuals at companies like SAP, Salesforce.com and Oracle.
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.
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.
Customer help desk management provider Zendesk today announced that it is opening a new office in Denmark and is teaming up with nearly a dozen startup incubators around the world to give its customer support software.
Well-connected early-stage investor Christine Herron is leaving seed-stage venture-capital firm First Round Capital to join Intel Capital, the chipmaker’s corporate venture arm. The move adds another voice to the ongoing controversy over whether there is a bubble in early-stage investing that’s causing tension between angel investors and established venture capitalists.
New data released today by the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research found that angel investors put much less money into startup deals during the first half of 2010 than they did in 2009, a direct refutation of the widely held notion in Silicon Valley that seed valuations have been rising.
Reid Hoffman (pictured left), a founder of LinkedIn, prominent angel investor, and partner with venture capital firm Greylock Partners, announced a new $20 million seed fund affiliated with Greylock for small-scale investments into startups.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Will Herman is an entrepreneur who has founded or held senior roles in several tech companies.This story originally appeared on his blog.)