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Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Palantir just raised a massive $196M, filing shows   —  Palantir investor Peter Thiel speaking to a roomful of interns at the San Francisco Exploratorium.  —  Shadowy data-mining startup Palantir closed over $196 million in funding, according to an SEC filing.
Sep 27, 2013, 9:20 PMIn context
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Egnyte rebrands to bring ‘PRISM proof’ file-sharing to the enterprise   —  Vineet Jain, the CEO of Egnyte, is prepping the company for a successful exit.  —  File-sharing startup Egnyte is operating in a crowded market, going against players like Box and Dropbox.
Sep 25, 2013, 10:50 PMIn context
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
This is Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch: A blocky health tracker with a camera   —  Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is a chunky, 3-inch wrist-mounted accessory that runs Android apps and connects with your phone via Bluetooth.  —  Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch next Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Berlin.
Sep 1, 2013, 1:40 PMIn context
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Plumfare acquired by Groupon (confirmed)   —  Plumfare, a mobile discovery app, has been acquired by Groupon.  —  The San Francisco-based company did not disclose its buyer on the announcement post on its website, which is a bit odd.  However, a Groupon spokesperson just confirmed the acquisition …
Aug 12, 2013, 7:40 PMIn context
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan & Harj Taggar raise $39M to invest in tech startups   —  New York angel investors Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan and Harj Taggar raised $39 million to invest in tech startups, according to an SEC filing.  —  Their joint fund is known as Initalized Capital …
Aug 1, 2013, 7:45 PMIn context
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Coursera nabs $43M to bring online education to emerging markets   —  Coursera today raised $43 million in funding to market online education to millions of students globally.  —  In the new wave of education technology, online education providers like Coursera are generating a great deal of hype.
Jul 10, 2013, 8:10 AMIn context
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
SigFig nabs $15M to help you manage your investments   —  SigFig the startup that offers financial education and money-management tools, has gained a further $15 million in venture funding.  —  SigFig has developed full feature-set and suite of mobile apps (note: Android Tablet and Kindle Fire apps …
Jul 2, 2013, 1:35 PMIn context
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Box rolls out new revenue-share plan, SDKs to help its app partners make money   —  Cloud storage player Box plans to split revenues with the developers writing apps for its storage and collaboration platform.  —  Box is focused on business customers rather than consumers …
Jun 6, 2013, 12:30 PMIn context
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Zynga & NewSchools team up to launch an accelerator for educational gaming startups   —  BURLINGAME, CA.: Zynga founder and CEO Mark Pincus just announced that the gaming giant is launching a learning accelerator for gaming startups.  —  Pincus took to the stage this afternoon …
May 1, 2013, 8:25 PMIn context
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Ed-tech startups: Imagine K12 bumps up its accelerator funding to $100K   —  Ed-tech accelerator Imagine K12 announced that it will increase its initial funding for startups from $20,000 to $100,000.  —  This additional funding is available from the newly established “Start Fund,” …
Apr 23, 2013, 9:50 PMIn context

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