Just in time for the weekend...some VC advice, fresh off the Internetz!
"Is the cost of starting a business less than zero?" by Seth Levine of Foundry Group: "We recently announced our investment in LeadPages – a platform that allows publishers to[...]
Mark Suster, partner at GRP Partners, wants you to know that he wasn't always the startup shark you see today. Back in 1999, all he had was an idea, and enough gumption to convince customers of his quality solution in the 'evangelical phase.'
All things equal, I'll take a nice food-delivery startup over a big-data enterprise company, because I'm a blogger, and I hate writing about software.
But from a pure business perspective, one could argue that the only companies with billion-dolla[...]
With the glut of startups raising $1 million+ in recent months, it's easy to forget how frickin' big you have to already be before raising a major VC round. So, at a recent startup gathering in Santiago, Chile, Ash Fontana of AngelList presented a ro[...]
Vidyo -- a video conferencing service marketing to enterprise companies -- has raised a $17 million funding round from Juniper Networks, QuestMark Partners, Menlo Ventures and other, according to TechCrunch. The company also has forged an agreement w[...]
Ionic Security, which offers an end-to-end security, identity and access management platform for encrypted enterprise data in the cloud, has raised a $9.4 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with contribution from TechOp[...]
Kaazing is a "real-time Web and mobile communication startup," according to PandoDaily, and describes itself as "the Heart of the Living Web." The company uses HTML5 WebSocket protocol -- to help browsers and mobile applications operate faster and mo[...]
DFJ Esprit -- a UK division of Silicon Valley VC heavyweight Draper Fisher Jurvetson -- is closing its second EIS Angel Co-Investment Fund of up to $15 million, according to TechCrunch. The fund will help angels invest as syndicate partners with DFJ [...]
MuleSoft -- which manages APIs and smooths the integration of data and applications -- has raised $37 million in a funding round led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from Salesforce, Lightspeed Venture Partners and others, accordi[...]
BA Insight, a NYC-based advanced search technology manufacturer, has raised a $4.5 million funding round from Milestone Ventures Partners, Osage Venture Partners, Paladin Capital Group and Originate Ventures, according to VentureBeat.
In the second food-delivery funding of the week, EAT Club has raised $5 Million in a Series A round led by August Capital, with participation from First Round Capital, Siemer Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, and others, according to TechCrunch.
TraceVector -- whose platform claims to "usher in a new era in network security" -- has raised $8 million in a funding round featuring IA Ventures and Khosla Ventures, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
The company's platform combin[...]