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Verdesian Life Sciences, which is backed by Paine & Partners, has acquired all of the assets of Plant Syence Ltd and its affiliates. Financial terms weren’t announced. Plant Syence, of the U.K., supplies plant nutritional solutions to the agriculture and horticulture markets. PRESS RELEASE Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC (“Verdesian”), a ...

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HAPILABS said it has begun a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the manufacture and distribution of its HAPIfork. The electronic fork, that vibrates when a user eats too quickly, was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January and is still in prototype. The $100,000 Kickstarter campaign will ...

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PLH Group Inc., which is backed by U.S. private equity firm Energy Capital Partners, has acquired Pipeworx Ltd. and its subsidiaries. Financial terms of the transaction were not announced. The Acheson, Alberta-based Pipeworx, founded in 2004, delivers infrastructure services to the oil and gas industry across the Western Canadian Sedimentary ...

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Gainsight, a provider of customer service management software, has raised a $9 million Series A round led by Battery Ventures. The company, formerly known as Jbara Software, uses big data analytics to monitor and predict customer behavior. Gainsight previously raised about $300,000 in seed-stage funding. As part of the Series ...

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The Carlyle Group, in partnership with Palamon Capital Partners, has acquired DBG Limited. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The sale represents an exit for Synova Capital. PRESS RELEASE Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and Palamon Capital Partners today announced the acquisition of DBG (UK) ...

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Imperial Capital, a full service investment banking firm, has hired five equity sales professionals. They are Anthony Greer, managing director; Anthony Reiner, managing director; Philip Minardo, senior vice president; Yves Lefebvre, senior vice president and Dustin Sanza, vice president. PRESS RELEASE Imperial Capital, LLC (“Imperial Capital”), a full service investment ...

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Fusebill, a provider of automated, flexible and affordable subscription billing and payment solutions, has secured a $2 million investment led by OMERS Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of Canadian pension plan OMERS. Covington Capital also participated in the investment. PRESS RELEASE Fusebill, a leading provider of automated, flexible and ...

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Cooley has appointed Wendy C. Goldstein to the firm as a partner in its health care and life sciences regulatory practice. Goldstein, who will be based in Cooley’s New York office, was previously a partner at Epstein Becker & Green. PRESS RELEASE Cooley LLP announced today that Wendy C. Goldstein ...

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Steve Elefant has joined GoPago, to lead the growth in new channels and further develop GoPago LIVE, an all-in-one cloud POS with an integrated mobile payments platform. Elefant was formerly a senior strategic consultant at Google in the payments group and was also managing director of Soaring Ventures, a private ...

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Indigo Group, a business advisory and private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of six quick service restaurants based in East Texas. Indigo Group secured capital for the acquisition and served as advisor to the new management group. PRESS RELEASE Indigo Group, LLC, a business advisory and private equity firm, ...

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For those of us in the prediction business, it’s sometimes useful to go back and read past predictions to try to discern patterns in what they got right and wrong. Back in the early 90s, a lot of people thought the Internet was overhyped. Here’s one example from Newsweek: Do ...

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Many breakthrough technologies were hatched by hobbyists in garages and dorm rooms. Prominent examples include the PC, the web, blogs, and most open source software. The fact that flip-flop wearing hobbyists spawn large industries is commonly viewed as an amusing eccentricity of the technology industry. But there is a reason ...

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Steve Jobs in 2010: When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks because that’s what you needed on the farms. Cars became more popular as cities rose, and things like power steering and automatic transmission became popular. PCs are going to be like trucks. They are still going ...

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I talk a lot to people who are deciding between startups and established companies. They’re usually early in their careers and have been exclusively affiliated with well-known schools and companies. As a result, they’re accustomed to praise from family and friends. Going to a startup is scary, as Jessica Livingstone, ...

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Technological revolutions happen in two main phases: the installation phase and the deployment phase. Here’s a chart (from this excellent book by Carlota Perez via Fred Wilson) showing the four previous technological revolutions and the first part of the current one:   Each revolution begins with a financial bubble that ...

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