Funding

FDA Defines Gluten-Free in Food Labeling

AccelFoods to Fund Packaged Foods and Beverages worth $20 Million

AccelFoods promises financial and operative backing for six next-generation food and beverage startup companies, from their pre-seed through Series B stages. The investor has raised a fund of $20 million for this purpose, in line with its tradition of supporting the unique and innovative products in the market.

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Sotheby's Open Auction On One Of The World's Largest Private Swatch Watch Collections

Swatch Teams Up With Safilo to Design and Distribute Sunglasses Collection

Swatch will help design the sunglasses collection while Safilo will be in charge of production. The two companies will distribute the products in both their stores worldwide. The five-year agreement aligns with both the companies' strategic plan to create a new design concept.

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Jeb Bush Campaigns In New Hampshire One Day Before Primary

More capital poured into Super PAC for presidential race

Nearly half of the capital have been poured into Super Pacs' wallet beating the presidential and congressional races. The biggest contributors of 2016 have poured nearly $195 million in order to inspire the presidential poll.

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Film Independent At LACMA Special Screening And Q&A Of 'Hail Ceasar!'

Wiper, alternative messaging app for costly movies

Messaging app Wiper has raised a total of $4.5 million seed funding from its investor Michael Choupak adding $2 million dollars. The service launced $4.99 monthly subscription fee to preview and watch thousands of original short and long, inexpensive indie films that can be compared to expensive Hollywood movies.

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Startup

Salesfloor E-Commerce Platform Raised a $3 Million in Seed Funding

The retail tech startup Salesfloor closed $3 million seed fund on Tuesday. The fund was led by BDC Capital IT Venture Fund and two London-based investors Jamie True and Jon Claydon.

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Local Landmarks

Charlottesville Is The Fastest Growing Venture Capital City in the U.S.

According to PwC and NVCA report, Charlottesville has been the fastest growing startup since 2010. Between 2010-2015, venture-backed startups increased 55% annually in the place where Thomas Jefferson's house is located.

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Federated Wireless Raised 22 Million in Series A for Its Spectrum Access System

Woodford Investment Management and Allied Minds lead the funding to raise a $22 million for Federated Wireless on Monday. The company will develop a high-quality wireless capacity for Wi-Fi and wireless networks.

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Symbol photo Dollar, Euro and Rubel.

Some Venture Capital Tips for Investors and Startups

With a growing number of venture capital firms providing fund and startup companies looking for funding, there are many opportunities for each other to matchup. Here are some tips for venture capitalism from the experts.

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Marlee Matlin

18-year-old Polish CEO Received $150,000 to Improve His App For The Deaf Community

The Five app was first released in 2015 as a playful app to communicate with custom hand signs. Mach, an 18-year-old high school student, didn't realize that the app could be very useful to facilitate communications between people with loss of hearing until they contacted them to thank him. Then he reached out to raise money to improve the app for a better use.

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Kraken Bitcoin Exchange Chief Executive Officer Jesse Powell

Japanese SBI Investment Lead Multi-Million Dollars Funding for Kraken

Kraken bitcoin exchange received a multi-million dollar Series B funding led by SBI Investment. As the funding was announced yesterday, the exact amount is still undisclosed.

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Silhouettes

Lexumo Received a $4.89 Million Seed Funding From Three Investors

Accomplice and two other investors provide seed funding to Lexumo. The company provides a unique platform to continuously check the security of every open source code available in the world.

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Big Bird (L) and other Sesame Street pup

Sesame Street Establishes a Venture Capital Fund

Yes, that is true. Sesame Street is now working with Collaborative Fund and investing $10 million in the new venture fund. The fund will focus on companies working on childhood development.

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South Korea Ambitions to Become Regional Hub for Tech Startups, Started to Blossom

Since her 2013 inauguration, president Park Geun-hye tried to enhance startups company and investing $3 billion. Now country starts to see the payoff of its initiative. One last hurdle is to change the people's mindset on entrepreneurship.

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Inside Tech Temple Co-working Space

China's Venture Investment May Face Slowdown in 2016

China's tech startup may find 2016 as a tough year as venture capital will face a slowdown this year. Analyst predicted venture capital in China will decline this year, and government try hard to boost the development.

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Career Fair Held In Manhattan

Tinder-like app for recruitment received $10 million in venture capital

The app has been widely used in Spain and just launched in Paris and London. The services focus on blue collar workers and small business who often need a more simple and time-saving recruitment process. The app works similarly to dating app Tinder, where one party can swipe to decide whether the profile on screen fit what they are looking for.

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