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500 Startups Presents Bitcoinference

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Adam Draper – Of Boost VC, an SF Incubator/Accelerator. Getting Things Started. The ultimate plan? Be the Bloomberg of Bitcoin.

Manpacks. Yes, I Said Manpacks!

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Manpacks, a startup founded by Andrew Draper and Ken Johnson, is a subscription service for the essential items in a mans life. News Retail & Consumers Startup andrew draper bestspring ken johnson manpacksVisit TechZulu for full story.

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Behind the Scenes: Troy Carter’s SMASHD LABS with Suzy Ryoo

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Up to seven companies will be selected for this year’s program, which launches right after Labor Day, and wraps in the middle of November.

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Falling Out of Love with Your Startup

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The Riskmaster, lyrics by Tim Draper of DFJ

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First, my thanks to Tim Draper for allowing me to use his song in my entrepreneur presentations at UCLA, Anderson School of Business and USC, Marshall School of Business. The Riskmaster, lyrics by Tim Draper. Even Draper will not fund! Careful, it’s catchy! Invested all his mattress money. Scraping up his alimony.

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TicketSauce Takes $2.5M For Live Event Management Software

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The funding was led by Draper Frontier Opp & Tech Fund. ticketsauce live event management software private label venture capital draper frontierSan Diego-based TicketSauce , a developer of private label event management software, has raised $2.5M in a Series A funding, the company announced this morning. READ MORE>>.

Ranker Hits 11.5M Uniques In December

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Los Angeles-based ranking and polling website Ranker , the startup led by Clark Benson and backed by Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, Lowercase Capital, BullPen Capital, Data Collective, TenOneTen Ventures, Tech Coast Angels, and Pasadena Angels, said today that it hit 11.5 million unique visitors in December.

Crowdfunder Raises $3.5M

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The funding came from Tim Draper (DFJ), Bill Quigley (Clearstone, Crypto Currency Partners), Bridge 37 Ventures, Ideas & Capital Venture Capital, Maura O''Neill, Capital Nuts, Marcus Segal (Zynga), Mark Rampolla (ZICO Coconut Water), David Wilner (Windriver Systems), and others. READ MORE>>.

Chippmunk Raises $750,000 For Coupon Search Engine

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The startup--led by Brian Nickerson--said the funding came from both Los Angeles and Silicon Valley angels, including Richard Chino (GoTo.com, Smart.com); Dan Murray (Machinima), Derek Draper (Wildfire), Nikhil Srivastava (KKR), Andrew Schwartz, and others. The company''s founders are Brian Nickerson and Samira Mahjoub Tapia. READ MORE>>.

Favor Plans Expansion Into San Diego, Gets $13M

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Favor--which is based in Austin, Texas--said it raised $13M in a Series A funding, from S3 Ventures, Silverton Partners, Tim Draper, and other angels, specifically for the expansion move. The company currently operates in Austin, Boston, Houston and Dallas. San Diego will be the company''s first foray into California. READ MORE>>.

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StackSocial Expands Into Health And Fitness

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StackSocial is backed by 500 Startups, Siemer Ventures, EchoVC Partners, Amplify LA, as well as angels Paige Craig, Tim Draper, Penny Black, Jim Pallotta, Rick Merrill, Josh Resnick, Mark Schwartz, and Jeff Lapin. READ MORE>>. stacksocial health fitness deals sales technology software retailer

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The Bouqs Company Finds $12M For Flower Delivery

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The Bouqs said the funding came from Quest Venture Partners, Azure Capital Partners and KEC Ventures, along with Enspire Capital and Draper Associates. Venice, California-based The Bouqs Company , the direct, cut-to-order flower delivery provider led by John Tabis, is announcing today that it has raised $12M in a Series B funding.

Women's Entrepreneurship Pitch Deadline Approaches

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Judges for the event include such tech luminaries as Kelsey Doorey (Vow to be Chic), Jamie Kantrowitz (MESA Ventures), Susan Feldman (One King's Lane), Jesse Draper (The Valley Girl Show), and Therese Tucker (Blackline Systems), among others. READ MORE>>. women entrepreneurship founder startup pitch deadline investment investor

Forbes Midas List Gives Cold Shoulder To SoCal VCs

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The latest annual ranking of venture capitalists by Forbes has given a cold shoulder to Southern California venture capitalists. READ MORE>>.

Just Another Day in the “Assroom”

Eric Greenspan

As usual, I started my presentation with the “ Riskmaster &# by Tim Draper. The "Assroom" at Dos Pueblos High. Move fast.

Just Another Day in the “Assroom”

Eric Greenspan

As usual, I started my presentation with the “ Riskmaster &# by Tim Draper. The "Assroom" at Dos Pueblos High. Move fast.

Mogreet Gets $4.1M More

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The round was led by Black Diamond Ventures, and also included DFJ Frontier, Ascend Ventures, Bryant Park Ventures and Draper Associates. Los Angeles-based Mogreet , the provider of mobile video marketing services which is run by James Citron, said this morning that it has raised $4.1M in a strategic investment round. READ MORE>>.

Prolacta Links With National Milk Bank

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According to Prolacta, the National Milk Bank will recruit potential breast milk donors for Prolacta. READ MORE>>.

Ranker Raises $1.3M

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The funding was led by Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson , and also included Rincon Venture Partners , Newport Coast Investments , Gil Elbax of Factual, the Pasadena Angels , and Siemer Venture Capital. Ranker is a website which allows consumers to rank lists of their favorite TV shows, books, products, or anything else.

Ranker Finds More Funding

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The funding came from Siemer Venture Capital, Rincon Venture Partners, Draper Associates, the Tech Coast Angels, and the Pasadena Angels, according to CEO Clark Benson. Los Angeles-based Ranker , the online rankings website where consumers can rank anything they like, has scored a new round of funding, in an inside round. READ MORE>>.

Enevate Expands Battery Efforts In Irvine

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The venture backed firm, which has investments from Mission Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, is tripling its office space to 22,000 square feet, according to the Orange County Register. Irvine-based Enevate , a developer of rechargeable battery technology, is expanding in Irvine, according to reports today. READ MORE>>.

SpaceX Sets Satellite Launches

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SpaceX is backed by venture firms the Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Valor Equity Partners. READ MORE>>.

Mogreet Opens Midwest Sales Office

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Mogreet recently raised $4.1M in a new round, from Black Diamond Ventures, DFJ Frontier, Ascend Ventures, Bryant Park Ventures and Draper Associates. Los Angeles-based Mogreet , coming off a new round of venture funding, is in expansion mode, saying that it has opened up a new Midwest sales office for the company. READ MORE>>.

Edeniq Acquired By Aemetis

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Edeniq had raised around $100M from Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Angeleno Group, The Westly Group, I2BF Global Ventures, along with US Department of Energy (DOE) grant funding. Edeniq was at one point located in Los Angeles, but moved to Visalia to be closer to its source of feedstock. READ MORE>>.

Invested.in Turns Attention Towards Funding Companies

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The firm is launching BoostFunder , an online startup marketplace, with Adam Draper, which will allow startups to raise up to a million dollars from accredited investors. Adam Draper is the founder of Xpert Financial. READ MORE>>. boostfunder investedin crowdfunding crowd funding financial angel

EdeniQ Links With German Firm

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Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. EdeniQ's product is used at US, corn-based ethanol plants for increasing yields. READ MORE>>.

Chippmunk Raises $750,000 in Seed Funding for Scaling & Product Development

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750,000 for Scaling & Product development. Doubling user base & top-tier clients. Blogger Rewards Program. It’s a win-win.”.

Report: Dmitry Shapiro To Head Up Google Plus

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AnyBeat had raised funding from Freestyle Capital, Social Leverage, Arthur Bilger, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Howard Lindzon, Tom Anderson, Alex Bard, Alex Karelin, Kenny Van Zant, and Francis Costello. The report , from PandoDaily, cited a single source for the information. READ MORE>>. dmitry shapiro anybeat google plus social networking

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Sensay Snags $4.5M For Chatbot Technology

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The funding was led by Norwest Venture Partners, and also included Greycroft Partners, Sweet Capital, NHN, Draper Associates and other. Los Angeles-based Sensay , a developer of chatbot technology, has raised $4.5M in a seed funding round, according to the company. Ariel Jalali is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sensay. READ MORE>>.

Facebook Competitor Altly Becomes Anybeat

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AnyBeat is backed by Freestyle Capital, Social Leverage, Arthur Bilger, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Howard Lindzon, Tom Anderson, Alex Bard, Alex Karelin, Kenny Van Zant, and Francis Costello. Altly , the startup headed by Dmitry Shapiro which is developing an alternative to Facebook, said Monday that it has renamed the firm to AnyBeat.com.

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CapLinked Adds $1M, New Investors In Funding Round

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The company''s platform includes document sharing, collaboration, and other features, and it counts such clients as Thomson Reuters, Sun Capital, NextView Ventures, Edwards Lifesciences, Draper and Kramer, and Proprietary Capital. The new funding came from Subtraction Capital, FF Angel, 500 Startups, and other investors. READ MORE>>.

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Qualcomm Backs Video Chat Service Tango

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According to Tango, it has raised $40M in a Series C funding round, led by Qualcomm Incorporate, and also including Access Industries, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Michael Birch, Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Hambrecht, and others. The firm is based in Palo Alto. READ MORE>>. tango qualcomm video chat venture capital mobile

Altly Reveals Seed Investors

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Both Howard Lindzon and Dave Samuel are joining the firm's board as part of the funding. READ MORE>>.

Cognition Raises $200K

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Cognition has previously raised funding from the Tech Coast Angels and Draper Associates, as well as Tim Draper and Scott Jarus. No details on the funding have been announced. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. READ MORE>>. cognition venture capital natural language semantic search software

Altra Biofuels Spinout Gets $30M More

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Both KPCB and Angeleno Group are also investors in Altra Biofuels. EdenIQ is based in Visalia. READ MORE>>.

SpaceX Announces Second Satellite Launch Deal

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SpaceX is venture backed by Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Valor Equity Partners, and is headed by technology mogul Elon Musk. In the second satellite launch deal announced today, Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and ORBCOMM said that SpaceX will carry two new satellites to orbit this year. READ MORE>>.

Activision Ties With Flurry

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Flurry is venture backed by Borealis Ventures , Draper Fisher Jurvetson , Draper Richards , First Round Capital , Interwest Partners , Menlo Ventures , and Union Square Ventures. According to Activision, Flurry will help the firm to establish a new mobile publishing initiative. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

AuditFile, Started At UCLA, Raises $3M For Auditing Software

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The funding came from Banneker Ventures, Tim Draper, Nas Draper, as well as other angel investors. AuditFile , a developer of cloud-based auditing software for CPAs, has raised $3M in a funding round, the company said Thursday. The company was founded by Kevin Bong, who started the company in his dorm room at UCLA as a senior.

CapLinked Announces New Investors, Signs Up New Clients & Builds New Features

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CapLinked didn’t just raise money but announced it had acquired several new clients, including Edwards Lifesciences, Draper and Kramer, and Proprietary Capital who join a growing and impressive roster of previously disclosed CapLinked clients such as Thomson Reuters, Sun Capital, and NextView Ventures. million. Over $3M Raised.

Anybeat Rolls Out Chat Roulette Feature

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AnyBeat is backed by Freestyle Capital, Social Leverage, Arthur Bilger, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Howard Lindzon, Tom Anderson, Alex Bard, Alex Karelin, Kenny Van Zant, and Francis Costello. The new feature automatically connects users to other people on the site, who share interests with your profile. READ MORE>>.

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