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from http://www.feld.com 433 days ago

When the Second Edition of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist came out, I was baffled that the books were listed as two separate Amazon items. The biggest impact was that all the reviews for the first edition did not sync with the second edition, so ...

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from http://www.feld.com 433 days ago

Enterprise development is once again white hot. More evidence is this year’s Gluecon. Not only does Gluecon have the usual raft of amazing startup/early stage sponsors, but this year, the “big guys” are showing up (SAP, Intel, HP, Google, IBM, General Motors, Rackspace). And, I also know (because Eric’s told ...

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from http://www.feld.com 433 days ago

TechStars Patriot Boot Camp is an intense three-day program that will educate and mentor Veterans and Service Members to innovate, build technology companies, and create jobs. TechStars hopes that participation in the Patriot Boot Camp will be the catalyst for Veterans and Service Members to kickstart their company, find co-founders ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 433 days ago

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. said it raised $22.5 million in a convertible note financing and has decided not to pursue an initial public offering. The company said it will withdraw its S-1 registration statement.The new money will be used for working capital. PRESS RELEASE Aspen Aerogels Announces $22.5 Million Private Placement ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 433 days ago

Jelly Industries, a startup from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has closed a Series A round led by Spark Capital. SV Angel also invested, according to an announcement on Jelly’s site. Other investors in the company include Jack Dorsey, Square’s co-founder and CEO; Bono; Reid Hoffman of Greylock Discovery Fund and ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 433 days ago

Great Hills Partner said Friday that Charlie Papazian, a Vice President on its investment team, passed away due to complications from an injury. Papazian joined Great Hill in 2001 and returned to the firm after graduating from Harvard Business School in 2008. “He was an incredibly smart, diligent and humble ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 433 days ago

Univar, a global chemicals distributor, said on Thursday that it has acquired Quimicompuestos, a leading Mexico-based distributor of commodity chemicals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. A portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and CVC Capital Partners, Univar has more than 260 facilities in North America, Europe, ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 433 days ago

Summit Investments said on Friday that it has launched Polar System, which is is designed to gather 50,000 barrels of crude oil per day, in Williams County, North Dakota. Summit Investments (or Summit Midstream Partners, LLC) owns a 69% limited partnership stake in Summit Midstream Partners, LP, which is focused ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 433 days ago

Tableau Software has raised $254.2 million after selling 8.2 million shares at $31 each, above its $28 to $30 range, via join bookrunners Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Tableau itself is selling 5 million shares while certain stockholders are unloading 3.2 million. New Enterprise Associates and Meritech Capital own stakes ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 433 days ago

Skyword has received $6.7 million in growth capital from a financing round led by Cox Media Group. In addition to Cox Media Group, Skyword is also backed by Allen & Company, Progress Ventures, and American Public Media Group. Skyword is a content marketing platform based in Boston. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON, ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 433 days ago

Assisted Living Concepts announced on Thursday that its stockholders had approved TPG‘s previously announced plan to acquire the company. Under the agreement, ALC stockholders will receive $12 in cash for each share of Class A common stock while holders of ALC’s Class B common stock will receive $12.90 in cash ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 433 days ago

Pebble has received $15 million in Series A funding from Charles River Ventures. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Pebble makes an e-paper smart watch that connects to iPhone and Android smartphones. PRESS RELEASE PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – May 16, 2013) – Pebble, maker of the e-paper smart watch that connects to iPhone ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 433 days ago

Blackstone Group LP is planning to create a hedge fund which will consist of the boldest trades from the third-party hedge funds it invests with, the Financial Times reported. (Reuters) – Blackstone Group LP is planning to create a hedge fund which will consist of the boldest trades from the ...

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from http://cdixon.org 433 days ago

I’m excited to announce that Andreessen Horowitz, along with Google Ventures, is investing $10.7M in Airware, a startup that makes operating systems for flying robots, popularly known as drones. Drones were first developed by the military. But as component prices drop and software becomes more sophisticated, drones are starting to ...

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from http://cdixon.org 433 days ago

For a long time, entrepreneurs and investors shied away from hardware. This seems to be changing. As Paul Graham says, there are many reasons for this: Hardware does well on crowdfunding sites. The spread of tablets makes it possible to build new things controlled by and even incorporating them. Electric ...

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