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Author: Jeff Mays


Source: DNAinfo


Interest: New York City is launching a joint $100 million venture capital fund with several pharmaceutical firms and a venture capital partner to develop new companies to tackle scientific research as part of the New York Early-Stage Life Sciences Funding Initiative.


Link: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20131204/east-harlem/new-york-city-launching-venture-capital-biotech-fund-institute

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Author: Gregg Bayes-Brown


Source: Global University Venturing


Interest: MIT-linked startup LittleBits lands $11.1m from a number of venture backers for toy electronics.


Link: http://www.globaluniversityventuring.rsvp1.com/s1be0fdUHFx1

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Author: Steve Quinlivan


Source: Dodd-Frank and the Law


Interest: The SEC Division of Investment Management has provided guidance regarding the application of the exemption from investment adviser registration available to an investment adviser that advises solely one or more “venture capital funds” as defined in Rule 203(l)-1 of the Advisers Act (the “VC Exemption”).


Link: http://dodd-frank.com/sec-gives-guidance-on-venture-capital-exemption/

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Author: Gavin Lower


Source: Startup Smart


Interest: When investment tool SelfWealth went looking to raise around $3 million to bring its information technology in-house, it considered but then rejected accessing venture capital sources.


Link: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/financing-a-business/selfwealth-rejects-venture-capital-funding-for-investment-from-individuals/2013120211283.html

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Author: BERTRAND MAROTTE


Source: The Globe and Mail


Interest: Venture capital investment in Canada was up sharply in the third quarter while the number of buyout and private equity deals have slipped so far this year, according to the latest data.


Link: http://www.innovationamerica.us/index.php/innovation-daily/34170-venture-capital-investments-jump-in-third-quarter-buyouts-equity-deals-slip-the-globe-and-mail?utm_source=innovation-daily---your-daily-newsletter-highlighting-global-innovation-news-and-tre

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Author: Nicel Jane Avellana


Source: Venture Capital Post


Interest: Andrew Schoen, a former analyst of the Structured Mergers & Acquisitions group of Blackstone Group said venture capitalists exist because no other investors are willing to take on such a high degree of risk with their money. In an interview with The Cornell Daily Sun, Schoen said venture capitalists believe that the high stakes game will give them better returns compared to typical investments.


Link: http://www.innovationamerica.us/index.php/innovation-daily/34169-former-blackstone-analyst-explains-why-venture-capitalists-exist-regions-venture-capital-post?utm_source=innovation-daily---your-daily-newsletter-highlighting-global-innovation-news-and-tren

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Author: Lauren Hepler


Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal


Interest: Stanford-bred online education startup Coursera on Friday announced an additional $20 million in funding, bringing its total Series B haul to $63 million.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2013/11/22/coursera-lands-20-million-in-new.html

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Author: Electronics Weekly


Source: Electronics Weekly


Interest: An Imperial College London spinout company, involved with bringing solar energy products to developing countries, has won a major investment from a Silicon Valley venture capital fund.


Link: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/university-electronics/imperial-college-london/imperial-solar-energy-spinout-wins-major-vc-funding-2013-11/

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Author: Justin Coyne


Source: Pittsburgh Business Times


Interest: The University of Pittsburgh announced Thursday it is launching a new Innovation Institute, which aims to advance entrepreneurship, commercialization and economic development at the university. The new institute will bring together the existing Office of Technology Management, Office of Enterprise Development and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence under one umbrella.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/blog/innovation/2013/11/pitt-plans-new-innovation-institute.html

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Author: MICHAEL MCCORD


Source: New Hampshire Business Review


Interest: all it a reset, pivot or serious makeover, but whatever it’s called, Mark Kaplan, the chief executive officer of the New Hampshire Innovation Commercialization Center, is determined to take the young organization to the next stage as fast as possible. Founded in 2010, the NH-ICC was created to accelerate job growth and the development of early-stage high-tech companies. It was also designed to further enhance the commercialization capabilities of entrepreneurial ventures fostered through the Un


Link: http://www.nhbr.com/November-15-2013/Innovation-Commercialization-Center-pivots-to-grow-NHs-entrepreneurial-ecosystem/

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Author: Patrick McCarthy


Source: Money Marketing


Interest: This is an area I have been considering regarding university start-ups and spin-outs. I am looking for contributions to a conference I am co-organising early in the New Year http://www.cgplconsulting.co.uk/news-and-updates.php. I apologise for the plug but I thought that whilst there had been a lot of talk and seminars about crowdfunding, I wanted to pull everything together around university and student start-up finance and the possible role of crowdfunding, in one place. If there's anyone will


Link: http://www.moneymarketing.co.uk/18856.publicprofile

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Author: Andrew Brennan


Source: The Media Democracy Issue


Interest: Addressing his audience of some 600 people—including the mayor-elect and some of Montreal’s most prominent business leaders—Concordia President Alan Shepard said he thinks higher education is gearing up for a 21st century paradigm shift. “The university world is ready for a renaissance—as is our city. That’s not a coincidence,” he told his listeners on Friday, inside the downtown Sheraton Hotel’s ballroom. “Today, the links between universities and cities—between the knowledge economy, technol


Link: http://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/4980

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Author: Michael Anft


Source: The Chronicle of higher education


Interest: To maintain global supremacy, it's said, the United States needs more college graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math. The numbers tell a different story.


Link: http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5/

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Author: The Economic Times


Source: The Economic Times


Interest: The average investment per deal in impact investments was about $2.82 million, much lower than the overall average deal size of $32 million seen in Venture Capital and Private Equity (VCPE) investments, according to a study by the IIT-Madras.


Link: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-11-07/news/43776162_1_private-equity-investments-study

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Author: EINS NEWS DESK


Source: EINS NEWS DESK


Interest: SiTime Corporation, the fastest growing semiconductor company, today announced that Innovative Venture Fund, which is co-operated by NEC Capital Solutions (8793: Tokyo) and SMBC Venture Capital, led SiTime's round of financing. All major investors participated in this oversubscribed round. Also, a new partner, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC), provided a commitment for debt financing to SiTime.


Link: https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/175534671/innovative-venture-fund-of-nec-capital-solutions-and-smbc-group-leads-investment-in-sitime&ct=ga&cd=NTkxOTE0NzY5OTY3NjUyNzQ1NQ&cad=CAEYAA&usg=AFQjCNGdo_Ocy9k8sw-diGjp4GQfOqX-oQ

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Author: Gregg Bayes-Brow


Source: Global University Venturing


Interest: Qazzow, a spin-out from the University of Washington, has received $500k seed investment from the W Fund, a $20m venture fund investing in the University's spin-outs and other research institutions from around the state.


Link: http://www.globaluniversityventuring.com/article.php/3111/w-fund-answers-qazzow-with-500k

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Author: William T. Whelan


Source: National Law Review


Interest: He focuses his practice on securities law, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions ... He routinely counsels these clients on many aspects of their corporate ...


Link: http://www.natlawreview.com/article/transformation-venture-capital-vc-business-model-video

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Author: Mike Freeman


Source: UT San Diego


Interest: Intel Capital, the world’s largest corporate venture capital fund, came to San Diego to showcase some of the young companies that it’s backing — including San Diego medical device outfit Sotera Wireless and SweetLabs, which makes software that brings a mobile app experience to personal computers.


Link: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/05/Intel-Qualcomm-venture-capital-mobile-cloud/

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Author: Art Markman


Source: Reuters


Interest: Every entrepreneur knows that it is important to find a community to help grow a new business. What kind of community is going to be most effective? There are lots of options out there -- business incubators, business accelerators, bootstrap communities. How can you find the community that is right for you?


Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/04/idUS1343354120131104

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Author: CB Insights


Source: CB Insights


Interest: In Q3’13, deal activity by corporate venture arms reached the highest levels since the start of 2011. And driving the growth in corporate venture deals are a small band of CVCs more active than the rest.


Link: http://www.cbinsights.com/blog/trends/corporate-venture-capital-exits-2013

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