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Paytronix Rings Up $65M to Boost Customer Loyalty Software Business

PAYTRONIX RINGS UP $65M TO BOOST CUSTOMER LOYALTY SOFTWARE BUSINESS

Paytronix Systems, a seventeen-year-old software company that manages customer rewards programs and other sales initiatives for restaurants...

 
 
 
 
 
 
VC investment in Europe surged 26.9% in 2017, thanks to U.K. startups' mega-rounds

VC INVESTMENT IN EUROPE SURGED 26.9% IN 2017, THANKS TO U.K. STARTUPS' MEGA-ROUNDS

Venture capital investment in Europe posted a strong recovery in 2017, led by late-stage U.K. startups, following a sharp drop in 2017. According...

Boston's Tech Agenda for 2018: 3 Questions, 3 Sectors to Watch

BOSTON'S TECH AGENDA FOR 2018: 3 QUESTIONS, 3 SECTORS TO WATCH

Ready or not, 2018 is upon us. The tech industry grappled with serious and difficult issues last year, from a series of sexual harassment...

 
 
 
As VC Moves Downstream, Spearhead Seeds New Angel Investors

AS VC MOVES DOWNSTREAM, SPEARHEAD SEEDS NEW ANGEL INVESTORS

The U.S. venture capital industry just capped off one of its biggest years ever. But look closer, and the current funding environment...

 
 
 
SD Venture Funding Tops $1.9B in 2017; and Q4 Top 10 Deals

SD VENTURE FUNDING TOPS $1.9B IN 2017; AND Q4 TOP 10 DEALS

Venture capital activity ended the year with a strong finish in San Diego, as investors poured $498.4 million into 61 companies during...

 
 
 
Skyword Bags $25M From Rho to Grow Content Marketing Business

SKYWORD BAGS $25M FROM RHO TO GROW CONTENT MARKETING BUSINESS

Marketers are being forced to get more creative in their fight for consumers' attention online, as people ignore advertisements or...

 
 
 
Xconomy Survey: Seattle Angel Investors' Perspective, Predictions

XCONOMY SURVEY: SEATTLE ANGEL INVESTORS' PERSPECTIVE, PREDICTIONS

A majority of Seattle angel investors in a recent poll by Xconomy plan to make more investments this year than in 2017, and artificial...

PFIZER AXING NEUROSCIENCE JOBS, BUT SEEKS NEW VC FUND

Big Pharma Pfizer, on the eve of J.P. Morgan, the biggest biopharma dating event on the year, is to cut around 300 jobs and a number...

 
 
 
Cybersecurity startups raked in $7.6 billion in VC money in 2017 - twice as much as the year before

CYBERSECURITY STARTUPS RAKED IN $7.6 BILLION IN VC MONEY IN 2017 - TWICE AS MUCH AS THE YEAR BEFORE

Venture capitalist firms invested twice as much money in cybersecurity startups in 2017 as they did in 2016. Venture firms invested...

Jill Ford Scores New Tech Investing Gig with Toyota AI Ventures

JILL FORD SCORES NEW TECH INVESTING GIG WITH TOYOTA AI VENTURES

Jill Ford, the city of Detroit's former head of entrepreneurship and innovation, says she was already interested in the mobility field...

 
 
 
VIP Crowd Takes Online Dating Approach to Enterprise Software Buying

VIP CROWD TAKES ONLINE DATING APPROACH TO ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE BUYING

Three years after Mark Wilson sold the first startup he founded to a French business with hundreds of employees and annual revenues...

A VC's Wish for 2018: More Efficient Entrepreneurs

A VC'S WISH FOR 2018: MORE EFFICIENT ENTREPRENEURS

Tech companies continued to rake in massive amounts of venture capital last year, while the exit market was underwhelming. Xconomy...

 
 
 
Imbed Bio Snags $1.6M to Commercialize Infection-Preventing Dressing

IMBED BIO SNAGS $1.6M TO COMMERCIALIZE INFECTION-PREVENTING DRESSING

Imbed Biosciences has raised a funding round of nearly $1.6 million, which the Fitchburg, WI-based startup plans to use to begin selling...

TECH INDUSTRY MUST IMPLEMENT OLD-SCHOOL CORPORATE BEST PRACTICES

There is little doubt that Silicon Valley has taken a reputational hit in 2017, partly as a result of the media's usual star-making...