VC Nuggets of the day

  • www.TechStars.com is a “startup boot camp” for tech entrepreneurs in which selected companies receive up to $18,000 in seed funding, three months of mentorship from successful entrepreneurs and investors, and the opportunity to pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists at the end of the program. The incubator has signed on many high-profile Seattle investors and VC funds to act as mentors including Bezos Expeditions, Buerk Dale Victor, DFJ, Founder’s Co-op, and Vulcan Capital. Other Seattle-based mentors include Ben Huh, Chris DeVore, Glenn Kellman, Adam Brotman, Alex Algard and Adam Doppelt. Read more…
  • AdWhirl Spins Its Own Open Source iPhone SDK And Serverwww.AdWhirl.com is a mobile advertising service that allows app developers to easily switch ad networks without being a hassle to the end users.
  • The Mobile Internet Report by Morgan Stanley
  • Investors including Russia’s Digital Sky Technologies, which also holds a stake in Facebook, have bought about $180 million of the securities of social gaming company Zynga. Read more…

VC Nuggets of the day

VC Nuggets of the day

  • www.CloudShare.com, formerly IT Structures, today announced it has received $10M in series B financing from Sequoia Capital, Gemini Capital, and Charles River Ventures (CRV).
  • www.nyew.org – New York Entrepreneur Week (NYEW) is the largest entrepreneurial movement throughout New York State. For the first time, thousands of entrepreneurs across New York State will have the opportunity to actively engage the foremost entrepreneurs, investors and dealmakers both in the State and from around the world.
  • www.abovethecrowd.com – blog by Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital
  • alwayson.goingon.com – AlwaysOn: VC Events, News Resource

VC Nuggets of the day

  • Kuala Lumpur-based MOL, a payment systems seller known much better in Asia than in America, announced today its acquisition of Friendster, an early-adopter social network founded in 2002 in Mountain View. The Financial Times guesstimates the sale price at $100 million. Read more…
  • www.service-now.com – (ITIL v3 + Web 2.0 + SaaS) – is the pioneer of On Demand IT Service Management. Combining ITIL v3 guidelines with Web 2.0 technology, we offer Software as a Service that is thoroughly modern in its delivery, price, and value. Approachable and attractive, integrated and complete, designed for the Global 2,000.  You’ve never seen IT management done like this before…
  • AT&T, most likely because of the iPhone, can’t keep up with demand for wireless data in these two cities. Read more…
  • LeWeb – a tech conference (with 1,800 participants in 2008.
  • www.appnexus.com – cloud hosting
  • www.pogoplug.com – personal “cloud” (not really…) by Cloud Engines – Raiseed $3 Million For Global Expansion Of Pogoplug
  • What To Expect From A Venture Capitalist by Guy Kawasaki
  • www.cloudsplit.com – cost control of the cloud spending

VC Nuggets of the day

VC Nuggets of the day

VC Nuggets of the day

  • As per peHub: “it appears that VC firms raised more fund capital in Q4 than in any of the preceding three quarters. In fact, the Q4 tally is nearly as large as Q2 and Q3 combined. A big part of this, however, is $1.2 billion from Norwest Venture Partners – which raises money from a sole LP, rather than beating the endowment/foundation/pension bushes”
  • The Big Money Facebook 50, a ranking of the brands that are currently making the best use of Facebook.
  • 2010 tech predictions from John Cook’s Venture Blog
  • Pitch TV by Virgin
  • Churchill Club’s channel on YouTube