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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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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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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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The Internet dramatically reduced the costs of a number of creative activities. For example, publishing written work used to require a large upfront investment. As a result, publishing was controlled by corporations who acted as creative arbiters. The Internet enabled writers to bypass those corporations, leading to an explosion of ...

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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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