Index Ventures closes eighth venture fund at $550 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 week ago

Index Ventures has raised $550 million for its eighth venture fund. The firm, which recently hired former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo as a venture partner, has promoted Shardul Shah to partner. Index focuses on backing “disruptive” startups in the U.S., Europe and Israel.

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Angel Ron Conway Leads Political Makeover in San Francisco

By Reuters News — 3 years ago

Ron Conway‘s success with a payroll tax initiative demonstrates a profound transformation playing out in San Francisco’s business corridors and its halls of power. As startups blossom, attracting a wave of entrepreneurs and investment dollars, the tech industry is wielding newfound clout in local politics.

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New Health Care Accelerator BluePrint Health Opens In New York

By Mark Boslet — 4 years ago

A lot of incubators and accelerators focus on Internet and technology startups where companies are founded with fast-moving ideas and small sums of money. Here is a new accelerator targeting health care and offering a $20,000 infusion of seed money to startups and a three-month mentorship program. BluePrint Health is kicking off a winter program […]

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Incubators And Accelerators Galore: Here Is One More From Carnegie Mellon

By Mark Boslet — 4 years ago

Startup incubators and accelerators are all the rage. Y Combinator in Silicon Valley, TechStars in New York and elsewhere. The Cambridge Innovation Center in Boston. They are fostering a new generation of young companies sometimes on a shoestring and shifting the axis of company creation away from VCs. Just this week, Dave McClure’s 500 Startups […]

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Carnegie Mellon Launches Startup Accelerator Program In Silicon Valley

By Mark Boslet — 5 years ago

Carnegie Mellon University said it will launch an entrepreneurship program at its Silicon Valley campus aimed at encouraging students to germinate their own startup projects. The accelerated one-year program will offer students a master of science degree in software management and teach management, metrics, product definition and strategy. The first program is to begin Aug. […]

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Plug & Play Expands Its Overseas Reach

By Mark Boslet — 5 years ago

The Plug and Play Tech Center is expanding its overseas reach. Next up: building stronger ties with some of America’s top universities. Saeed Amidi, chief executive of the Silicon Valley incubator, said that last year, 60 companies from Europe, Asia and other parts of the world spent three months at Plug and Play’s facilities, as […]

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Cisco To Acquire Network Management Startup Pari Networks

By Mark Boslet — 5 years ago

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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Big Startup Opportunity Seen In Moving Legacy Apps To The Cloud

By Mark Boslet — 5 years ago

Last year was the year of the cloud, with more than $500 million in venture money going into 68 U.S. based cloud startups. There is room for more. One industry subsector ripe for venture investing is what Siki Giunta describes as software tools and services that help corporations take existing apps to the cloud. Giunta […]

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