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Key Speakers At The Dublin Web Summit

Accel Announced New $500 Million Fund Targeting European and Israeli Startups

Palo Alto-based venture firm Accel has raised a new fund. The fund is targeting the next generation of entrepreneurs in Europe and Israel.

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Optimizely Inc. CEO Dan Siroker Interview

Cloud-based startup Optimizely to lay off 10% staff

Optimizely, a San Francisco-based cloud-based startup, is slashing its workforce by 10 percent across all the departments. Based on recent round of finance, Otpimizely was valued at $585 million. Since its inception in 2009, Optimizely has raised over $146 million investments including $58 million round in 2015.

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Juventus v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Final

Sky and Fox Invested in Football Streaming Startup FuboTV

Sky Plc and 21st Century Fox Inc. invested $6 million each to FuboTV. Along with other investors which generated a total of $15 million in Series B funding for the football streaming startup company.

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Philadelphia catching up in venture capital

The volume of Philadelphia's venture capital (VC) investments is showing a mixed pattern. Though VC investment grew in 2015 when compared with investments in 2014, the fifth largest city in the US has attracted venture capital investment less than its due share of total funding.

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Vancouver Hosts Gay Pride Parade

BC Clean-tech alliance seeks $500-mln fund from Trudeau

B.C. clean-tech companies have requested Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to allocate a $500 million venture capital (VC) fund. An alliance comprising 51 clean-tech and investment firms from B.C. province has written a letter to the Prime Minister Trudeau to extend support to clean-tech industry.

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Startup Entrepreneurs At Jerusalem Venture Partners Tech Hub

Israeli investment firms get $665 million in 2016

Israel is witnessing an increasing number of new venture capital (VC) firms coming up. The country registered an inflow of $665 million VC funding during the first two months of the year. Unfazed with the recent market crash, the funds inflows continue for Israel startups.

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Key Speakers At The Bloomberg Canada Economic Summit

Canadian venture capital at 10-year high

Led by technology sector, venture capital (VC) investments in Canada reached 10 year high in 2015. Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) said 536 deals in funding for entrepreneurs raised $2.25 billion in 2015.

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Super Bowl 50 - Carolina Panthers v Denver Broncos

Usher and Robert Downey Jr. Invested in Online Learning Platform With Celebrity Instructors, MasterClass

Usher and Robert Downey Jr. join a list of investors to help fund online learning platform MasterClass in its Series B round. In total, the round raised $15 million as the company plan to further expand its area of subjects as well as adding new instructors.

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Silicon Valley's F50 rolls out syndication platform

Silicon Valley-based private co-investment platform F50 has the launched beta version of co-investment Syndication Platform. F50 facilitates both the online and offline transactions for investors and startups. It doesn't charge a transaction fee to founders.

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Rise of micro VC funding in India as investors focus on early-stage investment

The micro venture capital (VC) funding space in India is witnessing a robust activity. A rising new breed of venture capital investors is keen on early-stage investment in startups. About 12 micro venture capital funds are operational in India.

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BDC Capital rolls out C$150-mln IT Venture Fund II

BDC Capital, a subsidiary of Business Development Bank of Canada, has launched IT Venture Fund II with corpus of C$150 million. With an objective of bridging gap in the mid-stage funding, the new fund will support new generation of IT entrepreneurs in Canada.

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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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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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Wingz Received $11 Million in Series B Funding Led by Expedia

Airport ride-hailing service Wingz closed its Series B funding with $11 million on Monday. Expedia led the funding with participants from ltimeter Capital and Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com.

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S3 Ventures Raised $8 Million Series B Fund for Datical

Datical, an Austin-based data management company announced on Thursday of its $8 million Series B funding. The funding was led by S3 ventures with its existing investors Mercury Fund and Austin Ventures.

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