Google demonstrators protest in San Francisco
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Individuals targeted as San Francisco tech money protests intensify: Reuters

Demonstrations against the grip on San Francisco held by wealthy technology workers took a personal turn on Friday with protesters taking aim at a Google lawyer they say personifies the tensions being stirred by abundant tech money, sister news service Reuters reported. One of those targeted recently is Kevin Rose, a partner at Google Ventures.

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Elementum nabs over $60 mln

Elementum, which emerged from stealth mode in February, has received over $60 million in funding. Investors included Lightspeed Venture Partners, Flextronics, Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo, Aaron Levine, co-founder and CEO of Box and Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO of Workday. Also, Elementum has named Duffield, David Dibble, former EVP of Yahoo, David Henke, former SVP of LinkedIn and Aneel Bhusri, co-founder, chairman and co-CEO of Workday, to its board of advisors. Based in Silicon Valley, Elementum is a provider of supply chain management information solutions for the mobile workforce.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Uber is launching an on-demand courier service in Manhattan tomorrow, Yodle plans to go public later this year, Waze’s co-founder confirms that Google paid $1.15 billion for the company and Yahoo is close to ordering four Web series.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Square now accepts bitcoin for its online marketplace, Ares Management files to go public, Cloudera raises $900 million in financing and enrollment for Obamacare heads to 7 million.

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Super angel Boris Wertz’s seed fund makes quick ascent to North America’s top 10

Boris Wertz launched Version One Ventures with the aspiration of making it “one of the top 10 seed funds in North America.” Less than a year later, he appears to have realized that ambition. U.S. data platform Mattermark last month ranked Vancouver-based Version One as No. 8 on a list of 115 leading VC investors. PeHUB Canada Editor Kirk Falconer sat down with Wertz to find out his secret to success.

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peHUB First Read

Here’s the latest from the weekend including Providence reaching its reduced $5bn target; Blackstone’s second lending fund getting to its hard cap and a resume of the worst companies to work for in the US.

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peHUB First Read

Read all about the latest in private equity this Wednesday morning including Pinebridge Investments’ new secondaries fund; FundersClub’s efforts to stay on top and a venture capital fund for privacy start-ups.

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What Does Yahoo’s Tumblr Deal Mean for Pinterest?

Since Yahoo announced it was acquiring Tumblr, venture capitalists have probably pondered how the deal impacts the value of their stakes in still-private social networks like Pinterest. The early consensus is that it’s good news, indeed.

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peHUB First Read

Kick off Thursday morning with the latest on Cerberus’ new fund; Zombies taking advantage of PE’s weakness and Yahoo’s acquisition of to-do app maker Astrid.

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