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Author: Catherine Clifford


Source: REUTERS


Interest: If you're launching a crowdfunding campaign solely to raise money for your business, you're missing the point, says Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the popular San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.


Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/24/idUS320131338820131024

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Author: Nick Manes


Source: MiBiz


Interest: A newly-formed joint venture between the Grand Valley State University Center For Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Saginaw Valley State University wants to encourage agricultural technology startups to drive innovation in Michigan.


Link: Encouraging agripreneurs: GVSU/SVSU program to help commercialize ag-based innovations - See more at: http://mibiz.com/item/21026-encouraging-agripreneurs-gvsu-svsu-program-to-help-commercialize-ag-based-innovations#sthash.wG6i2I0S.dpuf

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Author: Rosie Lewis


Source: The Australian


Interest: Incubate appears to be the first university-based program to support start-up ventures of students, researchers and alumni by providing funding, learning space and mentors to successful applicants.


Link: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/google-backs-student-start-ups/story-e6frgcjx-1226744785549

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Author: Harsimran Julka


Source: The Economic Times


Interest: SAN DIEGO: Intel Corporation owned Venture Capital firm Intel Capital invested this week an undisclosed amount in Bangalore based Savaari Car Rentals, its first investment in the taxi aggregation space in India.


Link: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-10-22/news/43288667_1_intel-capital-bangalore-company-policybazaar

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Author: Cromwell Schubarth


Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal


Interest: Confidence among venture capital investors is reportedly at the highest level since Sequoia Capital's infamous 2008 slide deck that forecast gloom and doom along Sand Hill Road in 2008.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2013/10/22/survey-shows-vc-confidence-at-six-year.html

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Author: Robin Amlôt


Source: CPI Financial


Interest: The research, by Gary Dushnitsky, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School and his co-author Dr Alvarez-Garrido, is featured in the British Venture Capital Association’s report ‘The Missing Piece’ and finds that corporate venture capital is now the driving force behind cutting edge medical innovation. Dr Dushnitsky, also Academic Director, Deloitte Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, said, “Biotech start-ups are increasingly turning to corporate ven


Link: http://www.cpifinancial.net/news/category/investments/post/23654/corporate-venture-capital-is-driving-cutting-edge-medical-innovation

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Author: Bruce DeBoskey


Source: Boulder Jewish News


Interest: Crowdfunding is a rapidly expanding Internet tool designed to allow large numbers of people to invest or contribute money in support of new businesses, people in need, interesting ideas or important causes. Its recent growth is impressive. In 2012, crowdfunding supported more than 1 million global campaigns. The amount raised was $2.7 billion, an increase of 81 percent from the year before. In 2013, it is expected that the amount contributed to global crowdfunding campaigns will almost double t


Link: http://boulderjewishnews.org/2013/crowdfunding-fuels-philanthropy/

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Author: Carrie Seidman


Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Interest: With today's technology, pretty much anyone can shoot a film. But you're still going to need money to get that movie out into the world. And these days, finding it is all about crowdfunding. Crowdfunding involves conducting a fundraising campaign — for anything from a new product to a civic project — by tapping into social networks on the Internet. Since the late '90s, when filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (later of "Black Swan" fame) raised $60,000 for his movie, "Pi" through crowdsourced funding, i


Link: http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-10-16/section/theater/crowdfunding-todays-tool-for-raising-money/

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Author: Nicola Kerslake and Winnie Dowling


Source: Reno Gazette-Journal


Interest: Venture capital traditionally has not been a strength for Nevada. The state received only $2 per person in venture capital in the past fiscal year, compared with more than $300 per person received in California. Nevada’s venture capital landscape, however, is starting to see positive changes. In 2012, the Nevada Capital Investment Corp. allocated $50 million to investment management firm Hamilton Lane, primarily for in-state investments.


Link: http://www.rgj.com/article/20131016/COL0815/310160071/UNR-Venture-capital-entering-Nevada-business-landscape?nclick_check=1

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Author: Ben Uzor Jr


Source: Businessday


Interest: Nigeria’s technology start-up market is gathering serious momentum this year with a growing number of venture capitalists and Fortune 500 global technology companies increasingly showing willingness to invest in these new businesses, industry analysts have said.


Link: http://businessdayonline.com/2013/10/venture-capitalists-give-push-to-nigerias-technology-start-ups/

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Author: Ron Leuty


Source: bizjournals


Interest: Biotech is back in the Bay Area venture capital vocabulary. Bay Area biotech and medical device companies pulled in more second-quarter cash than any other region, according to the MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/biotech/2013/09/venture-capital-biotech-med-device-nvca.html

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Author: Joseph Czikk


Source: Financial Post


Interest: Canadian venture capitalists have long been lobbying for increased corporate investment north of the border and one notable U.S. firm may break the ice. Several Canadian investors are expecting Cisco Systems to enter Canada as a limited partner, for upward of a $100-million commitment.


Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/09/09/canadian-venture-capitalists-welcome-potential-cisco-entrance/

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Author: Tom Ryan


Source: www.retailwire.com


Interest: 7-Eleven has launched a venture capital arm with the purpose of making small investments in early-stage companies in the retail and food spaces. News of the investment subsidiary came after Belly, the Chicago-based customer loyalty and marketing platform, announced that 7-Ventures was a participant in its new round of VC funding that raised $12.1 million. Other new investors included New Enterprise Associates, Andreessen Horowitz, DAG Ventures, Lightbank and Cisco Systems (CSCO).


Link: http://www.retailwire.com/news-article/17008/whats-behind-7-elevens-venture-capital-business

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Author: Thomas R. Burton III


Source: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.


Interest: Under the authority of Section 5107 of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 15 U.S.C. § 638(dd), Cheryl Martin, Deputy Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) notified Sam Graves (R-MO), chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, that the agency will issue Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants to small businesses that are majority-owned by venture capital companies, hedge funds or private equity firms.


Link: http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/261376/Energy Law/DOE ARPAE Will Exercise Its Authority to Issue SBIR Grants to Venture Capital MajorityOwned Small Businesses

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Author: Fairfield Sun


Source: http://www.fairfield-sun.com


Interest: State Rep. Tony Hwang joined in a bill signing ceremony with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst and Edison Liu, chief executive officer of Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX), to support the newly-created Bioscience Innovation Fund.


Link: http://www.fairfield-sun.com/16177/hwang-endorses-fund-to-bring-bioscience-jobs-to-state/

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Author: Duane Shimogawa


Source: Pacific Business News


Interest: The Hawaii-based Energy Excelerator, which funds seed-stage and growth-stage startups with compelling energy solutions that can be implemented immediately in Hawaii, said Friday that it is getting $30 million from the Navy’s Office of Naval Research through its Asia-Pacific Technology Education Program.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/blog/morning_call/2013/09/hawaiis-energy-excelerator-gets-30m.html

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Author: http://www.newschannel34.com


Source: http://www.newschannel34.com


Interest: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State University of New York will launch the first of four SUNY Networks of Excellence to support increased research collaborations between SUNY and industry partners in order to spur commercialization activities. This “SUNY 4E” network will focus on societal challenges in energy, the environment, economics, and education.


Link: http://www.newschannel34.com/content/developingnews/story/Governor-Cuomo-Announces-SUNY-Research-Networks/7d0pjkAE1UOcOI1PzqAxWA.cspx

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Author: http://news.stanford.edu


Source: http://news.stanford.edu


Interest: Stanford University, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) and StartX, a student-initiated, nonprofit organization that runs a startup accelerator for Stanford‑affiliated entrepreneurs, announced today a three-year partnership in the form of a $1.2 million yearly grant and the newly created Stanford-StartX Fund to support entrepreneurial education, Stanford entrepreneurs and the advancement of emerging technologies.


Link: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/september/startx-fund-release-090513.html

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Author: Encarnacion Pyle


Source: http://www.dispatch.com


Interest: Ohio State trustees voted yesterday to give top university executives the power to invest up to $100 million in state and Midwestern economic-development projects.


Link: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/08/31/ohio-state-oks-100m-for-ventures.html

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Author: STAFF REPORT


Source: http://www.denverijournal.com


Interest: FORT COLLINS — The Colorado State University System on Thursday announced that eight projects will move forward with funding from the CSU System Venture Capital Fund — a new initiative to support innovation and promote collaboration in higher education.


Link: http://www.denverijournal.com/article.php?id=9414

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