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Trending in venture news this week: LPs swamped by fundraisers, big data companies are still hot and Jessica Alba‘s startup nabs $70 million.

Achieving the Exit with Sebastiano Tevarotto & Wanova

Shareholder Representative Services’ latest Q&A features Sebastiano Tevarotto.  Tevarotto led Wanova to an acquisition by VMware. A veteran of the global IT, telecommunications and media industries…

Achieving the Exit with Dr. Hugh Rienhoff & FerroKin

Shareholder Representative Services’ latest Q&A features Dr. Hugh Rienhoff.  Rienhoff led FerroKin to an acquisition by Shire valued at up to $325 million. Trained as a physician, Rienhoff spent eight years working as a scientist and eight years as a venture capitalist focused on biotechnology prior to becoming an entrepreneur.

Achieving the Exit with Amr Salahieh & Shifamed

Shareholder Representative Services’ latest Q&A features Amr Salahieh.  Salahieh is the founder of Shifamed LLC, a Silicon Valley-based medical device incubator founded in 2009. Shifamed recently sold Maya Medical, a medical device company focused on the treatment of hypertension, to Covidien in a deal valued at up to $230 million. Salahieh discusses the incubator model, […]

Achieving the Exit with Troy Wilson & Intellikine

Shareholder Representative Services’ latest Q&A features Troy Wilson.  Wilson led Intellikine to an acquisition by Millennium, a U.S. subsidiary of Takeda, for up to $310 million. As a serial entrepreneur, he looks for opportunities with clear value inflection points that bring discipline to the development process. He discusses his approach to value creation, the difference […]

Achieving the Exit with Anthony Rodio & Redbeacon

Just three months after taking the helm as CEO, Rodio led Redbeacon, an online platform that allows consumers to interact with local businesses and professionals, to an acquisition by The Home Depot.

Achieving the Exit with Steve Papa & Endeca

Shareholder Representative Services’ latest Q&A features Steve Papa.  Papa led Endeca, the Cambridge, Mass.-based provider of unstructured data management, web commerce and business intelligence software, to an acquisition by Oracle in December 2011. He emphasizes the “relentless pursuit of credibility” to best position a startup for hiring, customer acquisition, and ultimately, achieving the exit. Q: What […]

Scale, Rustic Canyon, Steamboat Benefit From $60M MerchantCircle Acquisition

Reply agreed to pay $60 million in cash and stock for MerchantCircle, bringing a nice payday to backers Scale Venture Partners, Rustic Canyon Partners, Steamboat Ventures and IAC. The two companies expect substantial synergies as they combine their businesses and seek additional acquisitions. MerchantCircle runs an online network that allows local merchants to advertise and […]

Cisco To Acquire Network Management Startup Pari Networks

Cisco Systems said Wednesday it will acquire privately-held Pari Networks. The privately held Milpitas, Calif., company, provides network configuration, and change and compliance management products to complement Cisco’s network management offerings. The company has part of its workforce in Hyderabad, India. PRESS RELEASE Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Pari Networks SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 26, […]

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