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Venture capital firms pour money into India's niche e-commerce companies

Venture capital firms have supported niche e-commerce firms in India like and Lenskart because they are profitable but require less capital, The Financial Express reported.

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Is it the end of Bitcoin's venture funding run?

As the hype about the Bitcoin dies, a PCWorld report asks if the well for venture funding for the digital currency has come to an end.

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Venture capital investors and startup CEOs are feeling optimistic about 2014 - survey

Venture capital investors and startup CEOs are feeling optimistic and confident about the venture ecosystem next year, according to a survey from National Venture Capital Association and Dow Jone VentureSource.

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Startups in food tech develop products to replace basic staples like eggs

Food-related companies like Hampton Creek Foods are seeing a rise in financial support from private equity firms and angel investors in the past few months to develop plant-based alternatives to food like eggs.

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US leads in venture capital funding - study

A study featured on Forbes revealed that the US still leads around the world in providing entrepreneurs with access to venture capital funding.

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VC sentiment in Silicon Valley hit the highest level since the 2008 recession - report

Valuation results in 3Q13 showed a noticeable increase over 2Q13, including the greatest difference between up and down rounds in over six years. The software industry was especially strong, not only valuation-wise, but also in the number of deals.

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The Cambridge brand attracts UK venture capital

The growing attraction of UK investors in the Cambridge region saw the decline of interest in startups in Shoreditch, a district which is the breeding ground of social media and e-commerce ideas.

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Ex-Youtube and Twitter executives vow to bring back hands-on approach in startups with new venture capital firm

Hunter Walk and Satya Patel's creation of venture capital firm Homebrew was spawned out of the need to provide private equity investors accountability in their investments.

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Lifting of government's ban on IPOs vital to reviving Chinese venture capital industry says Shanghai Venture Capital exec

Yuan Zhide, a Shanghai Venture Capital Senior Executive, said the Chinese central government's ban on initial public offerings needed to be removed if the country's venture capital industry is to be revived.

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Silicon Valley venture capital firm Luminari nabs USD8 million funding from British Sky

New Silicon Valley venture capital firm Luminari Capital obtained a USD8 million funding from pay-TV giant British Sky Broadcasting Group. Sky said that it wants to increase is exposure to US tech startups.

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Clean-technology company Therma Flite obtains USD7.5 million funding

Clean-technology company Therma-Flite recently closed a major funding round with Canadian private equity and venture capital firm XPV Capital. Therma-Flite said it raised USD7.5 million in financing.

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SAP allocates USD650 million to new venture fund

Software company SAP AG said it would be pouring over USD650 million to its new SAP Ventures Fund II.

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Venture Capital funding in life sciences up 26% in 2013 second quarter

A PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association news report said that venture capital in life sciences companies rose to 26% compared to last year.

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Indonesia's Alliance of Venture Capitals may have just been a casual group - report

Technology and startup blog e27 backtracked on its earlier report that the formation of Alliance for Venture Capitals (AVCII) in Indonesia last week was merely a casual lunch date to discuss topics and future policies for the internet startup community.

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Vodafone Ventures Egypts takes 22.22% stake in via venture capital

For a Round-A venture capital investment, Vodafone Ventures Egypt would be taking a 22.22% stake in online pharmacy

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