venture capital

Albion Ventures invests £2.2M in Egress Software Technologies

Egress Software Technologies, a provider of cloud-based email and file encryption services, has received a £2.2 million investment from venture capital firm Albion Ventures, a statement about the funding said.

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Canada-based Shopify grows from just being used snowboard-selling site to an IT powerhouse

From a website that sells used snowboards, software startup Shopify has become an IT company that powers 100,000 online stores in more than 122 countries, VentureBeat reported.

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Ex-CIA CTO Gus Hunt joins venture capital firm as advisor

CIA's former Chief Technology Officer Gus Hunt will be foraying into the venture capital space to serve as an advisor to investment firm Artis Ventures, VentureBeat reported.

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Mobilizing money from Wealthy Families in Peru & Latin America And Why Family money is Not Angel money—Day #3 in Lima, Peru

Entrepreneurs’ most frequent complaint is how challenging it is to raise money, especially risk capital; founders in developing countries have even more difficulty since the amounts of venture money for investment in most emerging markets is less vs. the USA.

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TraceLink Inc secures $5.5M growth investment in round led by FirstMark Capital

TraceLink Inc obtained a growth investment of $5.5 million in a round led by FirstMark Capital. Proceeds of the financing will be used for worldwide expansion and to finance more investments in its Life Sciences Cloud network platform.

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More American investors backing African startups

Africa is already in the radar of large American technology corporations and venture capitalists as IBM, Microsoft and Intel Capital make bets on startups in the continent, TechCrunch reported.

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Brazil faces 70 percent fall in fundraising from investors over two year period

Because of its worsening economic climate, private equity and venture capital investors have reduced fundraising for Brazil by more than 70% in the past two years, the Financial Times reported.

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Slowdown seem in Irish venture capital activities

Even if venture capital invested a quarter of a billion euros in Ireland-based firms last year, the Irish fundraising market is already slowing, the Irish Examiner reported.

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Sequoia Capital and Jim Goetz emerge as winners in Facebook-WhatsApp $16B deal

From the viewpoint of venture capital, the real victors of the recently-announced acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook are Sequoia Capital and Partner Jim Goetz, TechCrunch reported.

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YL Ventures-backed FireLayers gets out of stealth mode to provide cloud security tools

FireLayers, a cloud security startup backed by YL Ventures, has taken itself out of stealth mode. The startup provides tools that allow companies to securely use cloud applications.

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Financing the Venture Capital Ecosystem—Day #1 in Lima, Peru

Entrepreneurs and investors speak about the need and urgency to increase investment and Scale Up start-up communities in their countries. Yet when it's time to invest capital, the culture of risk impedes the flow of money from the wallets of local investors into the pockets of entrepreneurs.

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Google's Debu Purkayastha leaves search giant to serve as EIR at venture capital firm Octopus Investments

Debu Purkayastha, a senior international executive who has worked with Google for six years, will be leaving the search giant to join the team at venture capital firm Octopus Investments, Tech Crunch reported.

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Cornell entrepreneurs, professors say no startup bubble exists

Cornell University entrepreneurs and professors don't believe that a startup bubble is in the offing, despite what finance experts say, The Cornell Daily Sun reported.

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Venture capital firm Social+Capital Partnership appoints Ray Ko as firm's first Growth Partner

Venture capital firm Social+Capital Partnership has appointed its former Entrepreneur in Residence or EIR Ray Ko to serve as its first Growth Partner, TechCrunch reported.

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UK's SportPursuit secures £5M for Series B

SportPursuit, a flash sales site based in the UK, nabbed £5M from its Series B financing round led by London-based venture capital firm DFJ Esprit and participated in by Silicon Valley Bank and angel investors, TechCrunch reported.

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