Foundation Capital Fund, a Silicon Valley-based venture fund, has raised $282 million for a seventh investment fund, according to TechCrunch. The new fund will focus on early-stage startups in consumer internet, information technology and cleantech, [...]
Fred Wilson writes that earlier this week, the Twitter Cards platform -- currently used by more than 10,000 developers to "richly" represent content on Twitter -- announced some new functionality, with "mobile app deep linking" as a primary pri[...]
It's a good time to be an Asian entrepreneur! Rakuten, Asia's largest e-commerce platform, has announced a $10 million investment fund for Asian startups, according to The Next Web.
Rakuten Director of Global Marketing Shin Hasegawa said that the[...]
Now these are the kind of MBA students I can root for. Brendan Kennedy and Michael Blue -- both graduates of the Yale School of Management -- are featured in Forbes this week for their humbly-named Privateer Holdings, a holdings company focused on t[...]
In a blog post, Fred Wilson explains the "Sales Learning Curve," and illuminates why so many startups think they can outrun less-than-perfect products with pure sales acumen.
Startups will often hire a full sales force too fast, before they [...]
Mark Suster -- VC at GRP Partners -- writes in a blog post that while he is a strong believer in layering professional services into software company's revenue streams, it is important to not be distracted too much by the demands of a professional se[...]
Commercial financier Kris Roglieri, speaking to Forbes, says that there are a number of ways to raise funding without selling off portions of your businesses to venture capitalists.
Roglieri himself (pictured above) looks like if Joe Pesci and DJ [...]
According to TechCrunch, Kleiner Perkins announced their second set of college summer fellows today, piggybacking off the success of last year's fellows. The program offers engineering students from across the nation an internship at a tech compa[...]
Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers is king of the mobile investor space, based on market share.
That's the conclusion of Onavo Insight's analysis of top VC firms' success in mobile market share, according to VentureBeat. Union Square Ventures -[...]
In a blog post, Launchpad L.A. founder Mark Suster points out that salary, hiring and firing decisions need to be made fast, objectively and with a focus on 'efficiency' as opposed to 'kindness.'
To drive his point home, he provides an example of [...]
Italian funds Annapurna Ventures, Jupiter Venture Capital, and institutional investor Fondo Italiano di Investimento have joined forces to form United Ventures, closing a first round of funding at $39 million, according to TechCrunch.
According to TechCrunch, former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitya has reportedly raised $325 million for a second fund in his Social+Capital Partnership, adding to the $275 million he raised in 2011.
The Social+Capital Partnership is notable [...]