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Bruce V. Bigelow / Xconomy:
VC Funding Slows as Big Funds Crowd into Late-Stage Venture Deals   —  Following a December surge, when U.S. venture firms invested $7.2 billion in 342 deals nationwide, VC activity reset at a lower pace during the first quarter of 2015, according to data being released today by CB Insights.
Apr 14, 2015, 9:05 PMIn context
Michael Davidson / Xconomy:
Microsoft to Create Free Online Programming Courses for EdX   —  Microsoft is dipping its toe in the world of free online education, partnering with Cambridge, MA-based EdX to create courses for software developers.  —  EdX announced Tuesday that the courses would be the latest addition …
Mar 12, 2015, 10:40 AMIn context
Michael Davidson / Xconomy:
DHS launches Emerge accelerator program for startups bringing wearable tech to first responders   —  Feds to Back Wearable Tech Startups With New Accelerator Program  —  The latest entrant into the startup accelerator and wearable-technologies games?  It's the Department of Homeland Security.
Mar 12, 2015, 9:45 AMIn context
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
Guy Kawasaki Aims to Democratize Design Through Aussie Startup Canva   —  Guy Kawasaki was once chief evangelist at Apple, the firm that redefined personal computing in the 1980s and 1990s and went on to become the world's most valuable company.  More recently, he went to work for Google …
Apr 16, 2014, 12:35 PMIn context
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy:
Bit9 buys Carbon Black, raises $38.25M to boost its enterprise security offering   —  Bit9 Buys Carbon Black, Gets $38M to Try to Win Security Arms Race  —  2014 is shaping up to be the year of cybersecurity.  Or lack thereof.  —  It seems every week we hear about a new data breach or major hacking operation.
Feb 14, 2014, 11:55 AMIn context
Angela Shah / Xconomy:
Blackboard Buys Austin Edtech Startup MyEdu for Student Profiles   —  MyEdu, an Austin, TX-based edtech firm, was purchased by education software giant Blackboard Wednesday.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  —  Founded in 2009, MyEdu makes a free online platform where students …
Jan 19, 2014, 1:30 PMIn context
Michael Davidson / Xconomy:
FullContact Buys Cobook, Adds Address-Book Apps and 1M Users   —  Denver-based startup FullContact announced today that it has acquired Cobook, a Latvia-based company that's created a popular contact management app for Apple users.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Jan 16, 2014, 12:20 PMIn context
Michael Davidson / Xconomy:
Techstars CEO David Cohen to Raise $150M Fund   —  Techstars co-founder and CEO David Cohen has begun the process of raising a $150 million fund, according to an SEC filing made earlier today.  —  While Cohen is best known as the head of Boulder, CO-based Techstars, he's also an active investor …
Dec 19, 2013, 11:05 PMIn context
Brian Overstreet / Xconomy:
How We Overturned the Retroactive Tax on Startup Founders   —  The call came at 1:15 pm this past Friday, as I was driving home from a client meeting.  “Mr. Overstreet?” questioned the voice on the other end of the line.  “I'm calling from Governor Brown's office.
Oct 8, 2013, 7:50 PMIn context
Angela Shah / Xconomy:
Infochimps CEO: CSC's Purchase Plays Up Strengths of Big Data, Cloud   —  Jim Kaskade, the CEO of Infochimps, had approached Mike Lawrie, his counterpart at Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC), to see if he would agree to be an advisor to the Austin, TX, startup.
Aug 7, 2013, 10:15 PMIn context

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