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Author: CHRISTA WAGNER VINSON


Source: Exit Event


Interest: A sold-out crowd packed HQ Raleigh for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster's recent Growing Your Cleantech Venture event. They were hungry to hear what three premier venture capital experts had to say about the current landscape for securing investment and how companies can access it. Capital for cleantech ventures has become increasingly tough to tap in the past five years.


Link: http://exitevent.com/why-theres-still-hope-for-funds-raising-cleantech-startups-14619.asp

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Author: Bruce Carlson


Source: GEN


Interest: Top pharmaceuticals face a dilemma in that many blockbuster drugs are losing patent protection and existing pipelines may not compensate for lost revenues. The choice for many is layoffs, office closings, downsizing or to innovate with new products. Most companies will do the former if they must but prefer the latter. Rather than the megamergers that achieve big cost savings through layoffs and factory closings, most drug companies are aiming for transactions that grow their bottom line.


Link: http://www.genengnews.com/keywordsandtools/print/3/35245/

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Author: The Wall Street Journal


Source: The Wall Street Journal


Interest: TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Jun 19, 2014) - Cisco Canada (NASDAQ: CSCO) today, together with Canada's Finance Minister, the Hon. Joe Oliver, announced the Cisco Canada Innovation Program, a strategy to invest $150 million (CAD$) to support and accelerate innovation in Canada.


Link: http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140619-908417.html

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Author: PRESS RELEASE


Source: marketwatch.com


Interest: SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- via PRWEB - Sunverge Energy, Inc. a leading developer and manufacturer of distributed energy management systems, announced today the closing of a $15 million Series B financing round led by the Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund and joined by the Venture Capital Unit of Siemens and Total Energy Ventures International. The investment will support immediate growth opportunities for Sunverge in key markets worldwide.


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sunverge-energy-completes-15-million-series-b-funding-round-2014-06-17

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Author: Digital Journal


Source: Digital Journal


Interest: TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 17, 2014) - The Funding Portal Inc. reported today that it has entered into a Joint Venture with the University Health Network (UHN), Canada's leading academic research hospital, to improve access to capital and commercialization opportunities for businesses and inventors in the Canadian healthcare sector Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1992493#ixzz3553QJXSM


Link: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1992493

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Author: Zacks


Source: Zacks


Interest: Four mutual fund firms – BlackRock, Fidelity Investments, Janus Capital Group and T. Rowe Price Group – are reportedly have become active players in backing the Silicon Valley startups. Mutual fund firms are increasingly betting money in the startups, particularly in the Silicon Valley. The list includes prominent startups like Airbnb Inc., Dropbox Inc. and Pinterest Inc.


Link: http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/137139/funds-play-venture-capital-s-role-invest-rapidly-in-silicon-valley

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Author: George Anders


Source: Forbes


Interest: Ask Trevor Kienzle about his favorite movies and within an instant he’s gushing about Moneyball. “It inspired me,” says Kienzle, a lean, bald fellow who hardly looks like the movie’s real-life hero, sports executive Billy Beane. (There’s even less resemblance to Brad Pitt, who portrayed Beane.) But Kienzle has a bigger point to make.


Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeanders/2014/06/18/moneyball-spurs-venture-crew-to-pick-startups-by-the-numbers/

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Author: Kevin Robinson-Avila


Source: Albuquerque Journal


Interest: The latest tally of venture capital investment in New Mexico shows funding for local startups barely has budged since the recession knocked the industry on its heels.


Link: http://www.abqjournal.com/416083/biz/nm-venture-capital-still-in-recession.html

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Author: Wiki Su


Source: China Money Network


Interest: While the debate about a technology bubble is gaining popularity in the U.S., Chinese venture capitalists haven't the time for bubble talk. They are busy injecting money into the hottest tech companies at an unprecedented speed and making technology venture investments on track to set a new record by a large margin in 2014.


Link: http://www.chinamoneynetwork.com/2014/06/16/venture-capitalists-pile-cash-onto-chinese-mobile-apps

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Author: The Wall Street Journal


Source: The Wall Street Journal


Interest: SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jun 16, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- The Dolby family today launched Dolby Family Ventures. The early stage venture capital fund adds to the Dolby family's existing technology venture portfolio, and formalizes the Dolby family's ongoing, multi-generational commitment to Ray Dolby's legacy of discovering and supporting visionary entrepreneurs.


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dolby-family-launches-venture-capital-fund-honoring-ray-dolby-legacy-2014-06-16

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Author: JOANNE GRAY


Source: Financial Review


Interest: The partners of Blackbird Ventures believe that their investing and technology industry nous, backed by a network of successful founders, can help build a venture capital industry to back Australian global internet start-ups. NIKI SCEVAK Mike Cannon-Brookes [the Atlassian co-founder] and I started a company when we were at university. It was 1998 and we were reading Red Herring magazines that were the size of the Yellow Pages books; we were completely infected with the rise of the internet.


Link: http://www.afr.com/p/boss/start_up_funding_start_ups_blackbird_V8AEe1Sj0P2scHsXP24d5N

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Author: DAVID RANII


Source: News Observer


Interest: The Triangle’s newest venture capital fund, Bull City Venture Partners, plans to announce Monday that it has raised nearly $26 million from investors that it will plow into the next generation of technology startups. Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/16/3939306/durham-venture-capital-firm-raises.html#storylink=cpy


Link: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/16/3939306/durham-venture-capital-firm-raises.html

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Author: Carrie Ghose


Source: Columbus Business First


Interest: Ohio State University, Battelle, Cardinal Health Inc., venture capital firms, other Ohio universities and hospitals, even the military are collaborating on a four-year $140 million effort to develop devices and treatments for neurological disorders.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/06/columbus-academic-corporate-players-to-launch-140m.html

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Author: Andy Brownfield


Source: Cincinnati Business Courier


Interest: Los Angeles entrepreneur, angel investor and blogger Mark Suster had some pretty good things to say about Cincinnati’s startup scene in a post that was recently published by Inc. Suster spent three days in Cincinnati visiting Cintrifuse, whose Fund of Funds has invested in Upfront Ventures, where Suster is a partner.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/blog/2014/06/west-coast-venture-capitalist-pens-love-letter-to.html

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Author: Brian Feldt


Source: St Louis Business Journal


Interest: Early-stage venture capital firms raised $9.37 million in 2013, the most since before the tech bubble of the early 2000s, according to DJX LP Source. According to the Wall Street Journal, 14 funds of $400 million or more closed on $9.94 billion in 2013, more than half of the capital raised by all 205 funds with closings last year.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/biznext/2014/06/early-stage-venture-capital-on-the-rise.html

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Author: Ed Fletcher


Source: The Sacramento Bee


Interest: A pair of Sacramento-based venture capital funds say they are ready to add some vitality to the regional economy by investing in local firms. The Folsom-based Moneta Ventures recently secured $19.3 million to invest in early-stage technology companies, while Roseville’s DCA Capital Partners is looking to invest in the neighborhood of $25 million in larger business needing an influx of cash in order to grow.


Link: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/06/08/6462497/two-sacramento-area-venture-capital.html

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Author: HITC


Source: HITC


Interest: With more entrepreneurs turning to crowdfunding, VCs have to work harder than ever. Some are falling behind - maybe even facing extinction. With venture capitalists pumping nearly $10 million into deals in the first quarter, it's hard to imagine VCs becoming obsolete anytime soon. That's the highest total since the second quarter of 2001, according to research firm CB Insights.


Link: http://hereisthecity.com/en-gb/2014/06/09/endangered-species-the-venture-capitalist/

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Author: Larry Rulison


Source: Times Union


Interest: A Florida venture capital firm, Caerus Venutures, has committed $3 million to Paper Battery Co., an RPI spin-off that makes energy storage devices for mobile devices. Paper Battery specializes in making ultracapacitors, which store energy like batteries but don’t use a chemical reaction like traditional batteries.


Link: http://blog.timesunion.com/business/paper-battery-co-gets-3-million-from-fla-venture-firm/60313/

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Author: The Wall Street Journal


Source: The Wall Street Jounal


Interest: SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9, 2014 - Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc. and a leading corporate venture firm, announced today that it has participated in a Series B financing round for Twist Bioscience Corporation, an advanced biotechnology company developing a proprietary semiconductor-based technology platform for synthetic gene manufacturing.


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/applied-ventures-broadens-portfolio-with-strategic-biotechnology-investment-2014-06-09?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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Author: Anora Mahmudova


Source: The Wall Street Jounal


Interest: Startup companies rely on funding to take off, but choosing the source of money is an important decision as they grow. Should they borrow from family? Find angel investors? Convince VC funds? As startups evolve, the way they raise funds to grow is evolving, too. “There is no hard and fast rule of how to raise funds and every startup is different,” David Aronoff, general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, said Friday at the Nantucket Conference.


Link: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/06/07/angel-investors-venture-capital-and-startups/

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