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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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from http://cdixon.org 502 days ago

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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from http://cdixon.org 502 days ago

In the past year, Samsung went from being a moderately successful electronics manufacturer to the leading non-iOS mobile device maker. Together, Apple and Samsung earn 98% of the profits in the smartphone market. MG Siegler echoed a common sentiment when he wrote that Samsung is now the “fifth horseman” of ...

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It is widely believed that writing a business plan is a waste of time, because: 1) very few people will read it, and 2) you’ll end up changing it along the way. This is all mostly true. However, before you commit yourself to working on a project for 5+ years, ...

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Warburg Pincus has appointed Lee Kranefuss as an executive-in-residence. Kranefuss, formerly the architect and Global Chief Executive Officer of iShares, will help Warburg Pincus identify and evaluate investment opportunities in the areas of exchange-traded funds, index investing and asset management, particularly in Europe, Asia and Latin America. PRESS RELEASE Warburg ...

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Bicycle Therapeutics has closed on 3.75 million ($6 million) in new funding. Current investors Atlas Venture, Novartis Venture Fund, SR One and SV Life Sciences were joined by new investor Astellas Venture Management, the venture capital arm of Astellas Pharma. Bicycle Therapeutics is a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, U.K. ...

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Verenium Corp., a biotech company focused on commercialization of high-performance enzymes, has closed $22.5 million in debt financing from Athyrium Opportunities Fund. The money will help Verenium to advance its product pipeline to commercialization, the company said. PRESS RELEASE Verenium Corporation (VRNM), a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the ...

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Lone Star Investment Advisors has sold Petroplex Acidizing to One Rock Capital Partners. Based in Midland, Texas, Petroplex is a provider of acidizing and chemical stimulation treatments for oil, gas and injection wells. The sale of the company resulted in a 50% IRR and 6.24x cash-on-cash return to Lone Star, ...

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