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Analysis: Are Today's Automobile Companies More Like Nokia or Apple?

ANALYSIS: ARE TODAY'S AUTOMOBILE COMPANIES MORE LIKE NOKIA OR APPLE?

As the CEO shake-up at Ford was unfolding this week-Mark Fields was ousted from the top spot in favor of Jim Hackett, who had been...

LifeSite Snaps Up Personal-Data App Mustbin in Tech Acquisition

LIFESITE SNAPS UP PERSONAL-DATA APP MUSTBIN IN TECH ACQUISITION

A new acquisition in the Boston tech scene today: Mustbin , a mobile app for organizing and securing personal data such as photos and...

 
 
 
Fanduel investor Pentech raises new £88M fund for more early stage startups

FANDUEL INVESTOR PENTECH RAISES NEW £88M FUND FOR MORE EARLY STAGE STARTUPS

You know it's spring when VC funds start to announce their new fund raises. But it's buoying to see a mid-sized fund appears which...

The VC firm that made early bets on Uber and Snap is investing in a marijuana breathalyzer

THE VC FIRM THAT MADE EARLY BETS ON UBER AND SNAP IS INVESTING IN A MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER

In a first for the legal marijuana industry, a prominent venture capital firm has made moves to cash in. On May 23, Hound Labs , an...

 
 
 
'Young and promising' vs. 'young and inexperienced': 125 VC meetings reveal something disturbing about how financiers describe entrepreneurs

'YOUNG AND PROMISING' VS. 'YOUNG AND INEXPERIENCED': 125 VC MEETINGS REVEAL SOMETHING DISTURBING ABOUT HOW FINANCIERS DESCRIBE ENTREPRENEURS

The trio of researchers behind a recent paper on gender bias in the venture-capitalist community didn't set out to study gender bias...

 
 
 
Boundless Co-Founders Unveil New Startup, Blissfully, in New York

BOUNDLESS CO-FOUNDERS UNVEIL NEW STARTUP, BLISSFULLY, IN NEW YORK

The Boundless boys are at it again. Ariel Diaz and Aaron White, who previously co-founded Boston education startup Boundless, have...

 
 
 
LevelUp Bags $50M From JPMorgan Chase & Others For Mobile Payments

LEVELUP BAGS $50M FROM JPMORGAN CHASE & OTHERS FOR MOBILE PAYMENTS

LevelUp's story is one of twists and turns and ups and downs. Right now, it looks like the company is on an upswing. Today the Boston-based...

 
 
 
Notion Capital outs new $80M ‘growth equity' fund to invest in enterprise Saas and cloud portfolio

NOTION CAPITAL OUTS NEW $80M ‘GROWTH EQUITY' FUND TO INVEST IN ENTERPRISE SAAS AND CLOUD PORTFOLIO

Notion Capital, the London-based VC focussed on enterprise SaaS and cloud startups, is announcing a number of updates today, including...

Billionaire Steve Cohen hired 2 investors from the CIA's secretive VC fund for a new Palo Alto office

BILLIONAIRE STEVE COHEN HIRED 2 INVESTORS FROM THE CIA'S SECRETIVE VC FUND FOR A NEW PALO ALTO OFFICE

Billionaire Steve Cohen has opened a Palo Alto office to invest in early-stage companies focused on big data and machine learning,...

 
 
 
Silk Ventures launches $500 million inaugural fund for U.S and EU companies expanding to China

SILK VENTURES LAUNCHES $500 MILLION INAUGURAL FUND FOR U.S AND EU COMPANIES EXPANDING TO CHINA

Silk Ventures , a venture capital firm headquartered in London, with additional hubs in Menlo Park, Beijing, and Shenzen, has closed...

 
 
 
Backed by Chinese gov, Silk Ventures is a new $500M fund to invest in European and U.S. ‘scale-ups'

BACKED BY CHINESE GOV, SILK VENTURES IS A NEW $500M FUND TO INVEST IN EUROPEAN AND U.S. ‘SCALE-UPS'

European and U.S.-based tech ‘scale-ups' with Asia ambitions, rejoice. Outing today is a new $500 million VC fund from Silk Ventures,...

 
 
 
Structural Launches with Software to Unleash Employee Productivity

STRUCTURAL LAUNCHES WITH SOFTWARE TO UNLEASH EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY

Structural is on a mission to unlock workplace data to help optimize the way offices function. The employee-management software startup-based...

Owl Labs Grabs $6M Led by Matrix, Teases Video Conferencing Device

OWL LABS GRABS $6M LED BY MATRIX, TEASES VIDEO CONFERENCING DEVICE

Owl Labs, a Boston-based video conferencing startup that employs veterans of iRobot and HubSpot, announced today it has snagged a $6...

 
 
 
“Smart City” Startup Soofa Nabs $2.5M, Led by Underscore and Pillar

“SMART CITY” STARTUP SOOFA NABS $2.5M, LED BY UNDERSCORE AND PILLAR

Should a bench be more than just a place to sit? For Soofa and its customers, the answer is yes. The Cambridge, MA-based startup makes...

Ex-CEO of Just Eat joins VC firm 83North as General Partner

EX-CEO OF JUST EAT JOINS VC FIRM 83NORTH AS GENERAL PARTNER

More career moves in the world of European VC. This time it's the turn of David Buttress, ex-CEO of Just Eat, who is joining 83North...