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CrowdStrike Raises $100M From Google, Others

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Irvine-based CrowdStrike , the developer of security software led by George Kurtz, said this morning that it has raised $100M in a Series C financing round, which was led by Google Capital, and also included Rackspace, Accel, and Warburg Pincus. The company says it has now raised $156M in funding for its software. READ MORE>>.

Google Unveils Backing For Snap Inc., As Snapchat's Founders Prep For IPO

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Google Capital , the late stage investment firm owned by Google parent Alphabet, Inc., The confirmation of the investment came via a listing on the portfolio page of Google Capital, which was renamed CapitalG this week. It's unclear when the investment by Google Capital/CapitalG occurred. READ MORE>>.

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

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There was an explosion in number of startups both because it was cheap and there was tons of available capital. Rise of Seed. Rise of Angels.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

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Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it. This article originally ran on PEHub.

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

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And while the US had FANG (Facebook, Amazon/Apple, Netflix and Google) China has BAT (Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent). startup venture-capital

Why Google Fiber? Moat-widening Endeavor & Future of Computing.

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In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. 2) Fiber is a means to Google’s vision of the future of computing.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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So it’s unsurprising that typical “A rounds&# of venture capital were $5-10 million. Not Google. Rewind. Enter Amazon.

Machinima On Verge Of Investment From Google, Says Report

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Los Angeles-based content developer Machinima is on the verge of an investment deal with Google , according to a report published Monday by AllthingsD. Machinima consistently ranks among the top providers of content on Google's YouTube, and has been one of the companies spearheading YouTube's push into original content. READ MORE>>.

Nettle Gets $500K From Google, Others

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nettle venture capital social mobile entertainmentThe firm was co-founded by Brian Dear and Dan O'Neill. READ MORE>>.

Nimble Gets $1M From Google, Mark Cuban

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The round was led by Google Ventures and Mark Cuban. nimble ferrara goldmine venture capital google contact management relationship softwareThe funding also included Jason Calacanis, Don Dodge, Dharmesh Shah, and others. READ MORE>>.

Upfront Leads Investment In Navdy's Google Glass For Your Car

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Upfront Ventures is the lead investor in a developer of a heads up display for any car, which the company likens to a "Google Glass for your Car". navdy venture capital auto heads display navigation upfront automobile driving READ MORE>>.

Venture Capital Totals $603.2M In Southern California In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California for Q3 of 2011 are up from last year, but down from last quarter, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. 2011 california southern capital venturein San Diego, and $141.4M

Seed-Stage Deals Show Growing Diversity of Agtech Investments

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Fundraising is tough for startups but it’s particularly difficult in agriculture, a sector that has fewer firms focused on agtech investments.

Connectifier Gets $6M For Recruiting Software

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Connectifier is led by John Jersin, and is heavily staffed with former Google engineers, along with other computer science researchers who have worked at Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and elsewhere. connectifier recruiting software venture capital search google googler artificial intelligence computerREAD MORE>>.

Trump’s Election Stunner: Tech and Life Sciences Leaders React

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Spark Capital’s Bijan Sabet : “The idea that this was an anti establishment vote to serve the marginalized makes me so sick.” New England Venture Capital Association’s Jody Rose : “I respect the office of the president and always will. ” 2. That’s my plan.” ” 3. Ok, America.

First Round Capital Launches Dorm Room Fund | $500,000 Pilot Investment Fund For Students

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Less Capital is Capital Still. He says on his blog , “I was a dorm room entrepreneur. For Students By Students. Earlier Experience.

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Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

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At a time when our entrepreneurial imperative is great, we need to capitalize on this new generation. What is the ideal age to start a company?

TenOneTen Ventures Emerges As SoCal's Newest Venture Capital Firm

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Because of that, the local high tech industry here has welcomed any and all new capital. READ MORE>>.

March Capital Partners' Jim Armstrong On A New, $240M Venture Fund

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There's also a great network effect happening in the area of industry clouds, and network capitalism, which is not just marketing poof.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Jump On The Startup Bandwagon

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As the capital needed to start a small business continues to fall, the number of software companies being started is exploding.

Scopely Dangles $11K, Bacon, Beer For Recruits

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Scopely is headed by Eytan Elbaz, one of the co-founders of Applied Semantics, the firm which eventually became Google AdSense. READ MORE>>.

GLAZED | Wearable Tech Conference [Live]

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Jon Soberg, Managing Director, Blumberg Capital. Kevin Swan, Principle, iNovia Capital. Nabeel Hyatt, Partner, Spark Capital.

The Guy Who Took on Google (and now LinkedIn): Mike Yavonditte

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Why AltaVista Failed To Become as Successful as Google. How Quigo Went Head-to-Head With Google. Love it. Thank you, John. were doing.

Lowercase Capital Boots Up New LA Investment Fund

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sacca chris venture valley silicon investment angel super capital lowercaseThe news came at a PandoDaily event Thursday evening. READ MORE>>.

Airware Gets $10.7M From Google, Andreessen For Unmanned Drone Technology

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to develop all of the infrastructure for buildling your own, commercial drone, from Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures. airware venture capital unmanned aerial vehicle drone hardware electronics Looking to build your own unmanned aerial vehicle? A new, Newport Beach-based startup, Airware , has raised $10.7M READ MORE>>.

Aptera: Still Waiting On Capital From DOE

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The firm, in an update email, said that it's challenge today is "raising sufficient capital to compete in the modern automotive market."

Mike Jones of Science Inc, On Exits And Finding The Right Entrepreneurs

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www.science-inc.com), the startup �studio� led by former MySpace CEO and technology veteran Mike Jones , just saw its third acquisition out of its portfolio this year�the acquisition of FameBit by Google/Youtube. Mike Jones: (chuckles) I think I get the feeling that Google chooses you, and you don't choose them, in a weird way.

Scopely Gets Angel Funding

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Elbaz was a co-founder of Applied Semantics , the firm which eventually became Google AdSense. angel media social finance elbaz eytan google semantics applied capital venture scopelyLos Angeles-based Scopely , a stealth mode firm headed by former Applied Semantics co-founder Eytan Elbaz , has raised a round of seed funding.

DivShot Acquired By Google

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Los Angeles-based Divshot , which had offered up hosting of static web pages for web developers, has been acquired by Google , and will join Gogole's Firebase software development team. divshot merger acquisition google firebase software developers hostingFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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Google's Investment In SpaceX Round Totals $900M

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The investment gives Google and Fidelity combined a 10 percent ownership in SpaceX. READ MORE>>.

ChowNow Connects Into Google Wallet

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Los Angeles-based online ordering and marketing software developer ChowNow , which is led by Chris Webb, said this morning that it has partnered with Google to add support for Google Wallet to its platform. The company recently raised $10M from Upfront Ventures, Steadfast Venture Capital, Daher Capital, and Karlin Ventures.

Google Set To Invest $1 Billion Into SpaceX, Say Reports

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Neither SpaceX nor Google have commented on the rumors, which were first reported by The Information. READ MORE>>.

MomentFeed Adds Google+, Bing Support

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Los Angeles-based MomentFeed , the developer of tools to help businesses manage their location data in online local search services, says it has added Google+ and Bing management to its tools. MomentFeed is venture backed by Signia Venture Partners, Draper Nexus, DFJ Frontier, Double M Partners, and Daher Capital, as well as others.

SpaceX Raises $1 Billion From Google, Fidelity

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The funding came from Google, Fidelity, as well as existing investors Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Valor Equity Partners and Capricorn. SpaceX said the deal gives Google and Fidelity just under 10 percent ownership of the company. READ MORE>>.

MovieClips Gets $7M, Partners With YouTube

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Financial details of the partnership between Google and MOVIECLIPS was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Pathway Genomics Lands Investment From Google

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San Diego-based Pathway Genomics has scored an investment from Google , the two said Wednesday, as part of an investment out of IBM''s Watson Group. pathway genomics google investment venture capital Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Clearstone Gets Exit At Apture

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Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Clearstone Ventures has scored an acquisition in its portfolio today, with the acquisition of Apture by Google. apture google merger acquisition software browsing clearstone venture capital exitClearstone was involved in Apture's Series A in March of 2009. READ MORE>>.

Keep It Down Up There | The Canadian Tech Scene in Toronto

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Facebook, Google, Zynga, (can we count Disney Interactive?), I couldn’t have been farther from the truth. Jenna! Welcome back!”

Transphorm Gets $20M For Energy Technology

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Goleta-based Transphorm , a developer of energy efficiency and power conversion technology, emerged from stealth today, saying it has just closed a $20M, Series C funding led by Google Ventures. transphorm energy clean cleantech materials power conversion grid venture capital googleREAD MORE>>.

Will Driverless Cars Ever Yield Profits for Uber and Lyft?

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But Uber’s most longstanding, recurrent, and core problem stems from its relationship with its contract drivers.