Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff speaks during the Dreamforce event in San Francisco

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VC stories trending this week on peHUB: Salesforce targets mobile enterprise startups with new $100 million VC fund, investors bet big on smart homes, and Kleiner Perkins leads huge round for DataStax.

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Venture capital-related stories trending on peHUB this week: Investors wide awake for Wakie, rapper Nas joins Accel Partners and the Manning brothers in a $35 million round for SeatGeek, and biotech IPO fever continues.

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Trending on peHUB this week: Why are LPs paid peanuts compared to PE pros? And what’s the deal with Super Evil Megacorp?

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Trending on peHUB this week: Banks deny big loan for KKR deal; job openings at CPP, Juggernaut and LACERA; and secrets to a successful PE career.


Seed investing moves online: VCJ

There is little doubt AngelList is a disruptive force with the potential to transform seed and early-stage investing over the next several years, according to affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal. But it will do so in ways not usually boldfaced on blogs or prophesied on conference panels.


Seed vs. Growth Investing: A Reality Check

Bijan Salehizadeh of NaviMed Capital ran the numbers and found that returns from seed stage deals “aren’t good enough to justify the amount of exuberance and valuation growth that we are seeing in the seed market, particularly in IT, Internet and software.”

Top Slideshows this Week Focus on Q2 Investment Trends, Fundraising Tips, Winners in Dunkin’ Donuts IPO

1. Top 10 Sectors Backed by VCs in Q2; the Internet Isn’t the Only Game in Town, by Mark Boslet
2. Don’t Let Momentum Slip–And Other Top Fundraising Tips, by David Toll
3. Texas County & District’s Top-Performing Funds, by David Toll
4. Who’s Investing Faster — DST or Andreessen Horowitz?, by Connie Loizos
5. Who’s Getting Rich Off of the Dunkin’ IPO? Here Are the Top Shareholders, by Luisa Beltran
6. More Money Flows into Mobile Ad Startups, by Joanna Glasner
7. Seed/Early Stage Investments Hit 12-Year High in Q2, Fueled by Internet Deals, by Mark Boslet
8. Playing The Field: PE And Pro Sports, by Gregory Roth

Scoop: Elevation Plans to Raise Seed Fund, Will LPs Dig It?

Private equity firm Elevation Partners plans to raise a new seed stage fund, peHUB has learned.

As peHUB previously reported, Elevation Partners co-founder Roger McNamee said in a speech late last month that his firm would start make seed stage investments. A source with knowledge of Elevation’s plans tells peHUB that the firm will not make the seed investments out of its $1.8 billion PE fund, raised in 2005. Instead, the firm will raise a new fund, the source says, noting that the size of the vehicle has yet to be determined.

McNamee first spoke about his interest in seed deals at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles, telling the audience that


Less Angel Money Flowing Into Seed Deals

Seed stage investments have become so popular that even angels are finding it difficult to keep up their pace. To wit: Half of the deals done by angels between 2002 and 2007 were with seed and early stage companies, but that figure fell to 35 percent last year and is likely to be 35 percent or […]

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