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Altimeter Capital Wants to Hedge Its Bets with Venture Fund

Plenty of hedge fund managers have dipped a toe into the venture business in recent years. A Boston-based group is taking things a massive step further, though. Altimeter Capital – an investment firm that has raised roughly $310 million since 2008 to take long and short positions in mostly public travel companies — is raising a $75 million venture fund, according to a new Form D filed with the SEC.

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New Accelerator Program Launches with Backing from Austin Ventures, Battery Ventures and The Valley Fund

OpenIncubate, a new accelerator program formed to fund teams using open source IP to transform IT infrastructure, launched today with commitments from Austin Ventures, Battery Ventures and The Valley Fund. The program offers seed funding, work space, and mentorship, with no pre-defined limit on the dollars invested or the number of teams allowed into the program. Qualifying companies or teams of entrepreneurs must be software, software-as-a-service, and/or hardware-oriented. Applications are currently open at OpenIncubate.com.

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