LinkSmart Raises $4.7 Million from Foundry Group, Sutter Hill, and Costanoa Venture Capital

LinkSmart, a new, Boulder-based maker of “text linking optimization” software for publishers, has raised $4.7 million in funding from Foundry Group, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Costanoa Venture Capital. Seth Levine, a managing director at Foundry, describes the technology as “an intuitive, scalable, automated platform that analyzes and controls keyword text linking with the goal of optimizing […]

Social Scene: Hollywood Casts Hottie and Hunk as VCs, Google Ventures Goes Gaga, Clark Produces v 2.0 and More Billionaire News

In this week’s Social Scene, Hollywood falls back in love with venture capital, the Google Ventures team goes Gaga, Don Valentine gets his closeup, Peter Wagner sees a sign of the Apocalypse, Jim Clark and his supermodel wife are expecting their first child, and lots more.

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MAKING THE SCENE

In yet another ominous sign that we may be repeating the past, Hollywood is suddenly finding venture capitalists interesting again. To wit, comedian Adam Sandler is co-producing a CBS sitcom that will be set in a VC office, and the HBO drama

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