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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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Scotland v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Inspiring Scotland appoints Gary Le Sueur to board

Gary Le Sueur, an expert venture capitalist, has been appointed as director of Inspiring Scotland’s board. Gary's experience coupled with his desire to utilize venture capital-skill for social cause will enable the company to boost its ability to deliver the highest return on investment.

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Four Injured In Explosion At GlaxoSmithKline Factory

Medicxi Ventures, A Spin-off Biotechnology Investment Firm Of Index Ventures Emerges As Largest Of Its Kind In Europe

Index Ventures, known for funding Skype, Dropbox and Candy Crush Saga online game is starting a new biotech venture capital firm named Medicxi Ventures. GlaxoSmithKline Plc. and Johnson & Johnson have funded $230 million to Medicxi Ventrue and would reportedly contribute 25 percent of the investment.

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 Reorient Group Ltd. CEO Brett McGonegal Interview

Reorient Group Joint Ventures $457 Million Investment Firm In Shanghai

Reorient Group Ltd. has reportedly formed a $3 billion yuan ($457 million) joint venture with partners. The Shanghai based proposed Joint Venture (JV) firm, Yunfeng Securities Co., will have a registered capital of 1 billion yuan. The JV entity will go operative subject to receipt of approval from China Securities Regulatory Commission.

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Oracle Hosts Its Annual Open World Conference

Oracle billionaire sold controlling interest in his Hawaiian Island Air

Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison's Ohana Airline Holdings LLC will sell a controlling interest of Island Air to venture capital investment company PacifiCap.

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Alibaba who? U.S. retail investors not that interested

When Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding revealed plans earlier this year to go public on a U.S. stock exchange, financial advisers like Bob Mecca in Hoffman Estate, Illinois braced themselves for a wave of frantic calls from retail investors wanting to get in on the action.

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Smartwatch wars

Apple courts fashionistas as smartwatch expectations mount

Apple Inc has invited top fashion editors and bloggers in unprecedented numbers to its Tuesday launch gala, further evidence that the iPhone maker is preparing to take the wraps off a smartwatch.

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Cars

Carmakers, others fund research toward cars that talk to each other

A group of companies, including several large automakers, have joined a public-private research initiative to lay the groundwork for a system that wirelessly connects vehicles and helps smooth the flow of traffic, the University on Michigan said on Friday.

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Hospital

In quest for next windfall, tech funds look to healthcare

Some of the best-known technology investors are looking beyond their tried-and-true Internet plays to bet on healthcare data as the next growth market.

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Snapchat

Kleiner to invest in messaging startup Snapchat at near-$10 billion valuation: report

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a valuation close to $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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OnBeep

OnBeep Raises New Funding Worth $6.25M

San Francisco-based startup OnBeep has announced a new Series A round of $6.25 million in new funding to build what it calls “beautiful wearable communication devices that unite groups and allow teams to collaborate more fluidly in real time”.

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OpenRent

Northern and Shell Ventures awards advertising subsidy to online rental startup OpenRent

The deal would have OpenRent launch a national television advertising campaign and other media channels through the Northern & Shell Media Group in its bid to significantly increase the number of new landlords who have been utilizing its platform.

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Ben Horowitz

Venture capitalist Andreessen Horowitz invests $50 mln in BuzzFeed

Venture Capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is investing $50 million in BuzzFeed, the social news and entertainment website known for producing advertising-sponsored "listicles" that go viral.

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Figure 1

Medical imagery app Figure 1 gets CA$ 4 million in Series A

Toronto-based startup Figure 1 raised CA$ 4 million in Series A from its investors including Rho Canada Ventures, Union Square Ventures, and Version One Ventures.

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InVision

InVision plans to use $21 million from Series B for expansion

InVision announced it received $21 million in Series B funding with existing investor Tiger Global Funding leading the round, joined by FirstMark Capital and other existing investors.

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