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    1. The first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female founders

      The first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female founders

      The first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female founders Posted Advertisement The CrunchBase Women in Venture report is the third study in our ongoing analysis of women and their participation in the startup ecosystem. Previously we reported on the steady increase in the number of women founders and the universities that produce them . In this study, we looked at two new questions.

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    2. Why Cloud Computing Will Shake Up Security

      As the curtain opens on 2016, you can expect massive changes in the security landscape. Technology providers such as firewall vendors, switching vendors and others will fade as new solutions better suited to the cloud computing environment emerge. On the flip side, companies that provide encryption and anti-malware technologies will continue to see their fortunes rise because the demand… Read ...

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      Mentions: Technology
    3. MyState Wants To Let You Know When It’s Good To Call

      MyState Wants To Let You Know When It’s Good To Call

      MyState wants to solve the pesky problem of knowing when it’s good to call. The mobile app, launching for iOS and Android today, provides what is essentially a smarter contacts book, with icons next to each contact letting you know their current communications status. The great hope of Internet calling was to provide ‘presence’ — knowing the availability or status of… Read More

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    4. The Midwest Startup Formula Will Change The Status Quo For Building Businesses

      The Midwest Startup Formula Will Change The Status Quo For Building Businesses

      As Silicon Valley startups continue chasing private valuations, entrepreneurs in the Midwest are following an entirely different approach. Our goal is the same — to build world-class businesses based on innovative technologies that create new wealth — but our approach is entirely different. We are proving that startup success comes from validating a real market need, then building… Read More

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    5. The Evolving Landscape Of Recommendation Systems

      The Evolving Landscape Of Recommendation Systems

      Everyday decisions, from which products to buy, movies to watch and restaurants to try, are more and more being put in the hands of a new source: recommendation systems. Recommendation systems are changing the very ways we make up our minds, guiding us through a new digital reality whose evolution is bringing us closer to exactly what it is that we want — even if we ourselves… Read More

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    6. PredictSpring Helps Brands Embrace Mobile Shopping

      PredictSpring Helps Brands Embrace Mobile Shopping

      Longtime Googler Nitin Mangtani (manager for a number of products including Google Shopping) has founded a startup of his own, PredictSpring, where he’s working to help brands and retailers get up-to-speed with mobile commerce. To illustrate why PredictSpring is necessary, Mangtani pointed to numbers from comScore showing that while 60 percent of retail browsing happens on mobile… Read More

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      Mentions: API Airbnb
    7. Creating A Universal Remote Control For Business Communications

      In the ultimate paradox, we have spent the last several years untethering our workforces while technically intertwining our personal and professional lives. Yet, for many, the notion of BYOD often results in a feeling of being AWOL. With 25 percent of knowledge workers out of the office on any given day, the ability to remotely connect back into corporate communications and collaboration tools can be a challenge.

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    8. The Cloud Could Be Your Best Security Bet

      The Cloud Could Be Your Best Security Bet

      In fact, if a cloud service has proper controls, it could be safer than running your own datacenter. Amazon, Google, Salesforce and Box to a company have much more at stake when it comes to security. A breach could prove devastating to their businesses. That could be why it’s hard to come up with a major security snafu involving a cloud provider. Other than the Jennifer Lawrence… Read More

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    9. The JOBS Act Is Progress But Much Remains To Be Done

      We’re approaching the third anniversary of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, an omnibus bill of far-reaching financial reforms that was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. Containing seven Titles, the legislation’s intent was, and is, to create cost-effective access to capital for companies of all sizes. Title II and Title III, the Access to Capital… Read More

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    10. Finding The Elusive Big Wisdom In Big Data

      Finding The Elusive Big Wisdom In Big Data

      You probably already know ‘Big Data’ is top of mind heading into 2015. How could you not? You are hearing about it constantly from vendors and journalists alike (guilty as charged). And you know what that hype says, right? Big data is going to provide all the answers, make your companies run more efficiently and help you make brilliant, data-driven decisions that give your… Read More

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    11. Series B Fundraising For Your Enterprise Startup

      Series B Fundraising For Your Enterprise Startup

      After a seed round of $1-2 million helps build a working prototype and a $5-10M Series A enables a successful beta and launch, what comes next? Lots of entrepreneurs have reached out to me recently to discuss what it takes to raise a successful Series B, and luckily, for many enterprise companies, a similar pattern emerges. Read More

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      Mentions: GGV Capital
    12. Cross-Device Ad Startup Drawbridge Adds Mobile App-To-Web Retargeting

      Cross-Device Ad Startup Drawbridge Adds Mobile App-To-Web Retargeting

      Drawbridge , an ad targeting startup backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital , is expanding its offerings today with a new feature allowing mobile advertisers to reach consumers with retargeted ads, regardless of whether they're using an app or on the mobile web. Founder and CEO Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan said that while ad retargeting (i.e., ads targeted based on your past ...

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    13. Taking A Different Tack With In-Store Offers, Trialpay Grows Its Mobile Revenue By 85% Quarter-Over-Quarter

      Taking A Different Tack With In-Store Offers, Trialpay Grows Its Mobile Revenue By 85% Quarter-Over-Quarter

      The same week as its old rival Tapjoy restructured with layoffs, Trialpay says it has quietly grown mobile revenue 85 percent over the last quarter by giving gamers offers they can redeem offline in stores. The company, which helped social game developers monetize through subscription and other product offers, has shifted toward the Android and iOS platforms over the last year. They add that May ...

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    14. My Favorite Entrepreneur Story in a Long Time

      My Favorite Entrepreneur Story in a Long Time

      The tech industry has a certain narrative on how startups are created. Given the immense wealth generated in a short period of time, entrepreneurial lessons are often lost in the measure of dollars and growth. My take away from Mark Zuckerberg & Steve Jobs are their maniacal passion for building a great product. Startup founders are always looking to apply lessons. If you look closely in the ...

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    15. The VC World Returns to Its Operating Roots

      The VC World Returns to Its Operating Roots

      "You can't go into Compton to rehabilitate gang members if you haven't been a Crip." -- Ben Horowitz, co-founder of fast-rising venture outfit Andreessen Horowitz. Twenty years ago, the typical VC looked like a traditional banker, complete with an MBA and a background in finance. But a Wall Street background is becoming increasingly rare on Sand Hill Rd. The most coveted VCs are people who have ...

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    16. Foursquare's New Series D Round Of $41M Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation

      Foursquare's New Series D Round Of $41M Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation

      Foursquare , the social, location-based check-in app that has been pivoting into becoming a more of platform for local search, has finally closed its Series D round of funding. Foursquare tells TechCrunch that it is $41 million, led by Silver Lake Partners in the form of a multi-year loan from the Silver Lake Waterman growth debt fund; and convertible debt from existing investors Andreessen ...

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    17. Nuance Announces Voice Ads, So You Can Talk To Mobile Advertising

      Nuance Announces Voice Ads, So You Can Talk To Mobile Advertising

      It's launching a new product called Voice Ads, which brings Nuance capabilities to mobile advertising. These are ads that you can actually have a (limited) conversation with, potentially creating a much more interactive and fun advertising experience — which

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