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Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
FinTech startup BlueVine raises $40M round led by Menlo Ventures to help small businesses with cash flow   —  BlueVine Raises $40 Million To Help Small Businesses With Cash Flow  —  Another big bet on “FinTech,” Palo-Alto based BlueVine has raised $40 million to provide credit lines for small businesses.
Jan 20, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Tastemade Raises $40 Million From Goldman Sachs To Make Food Videos   —  Tastemade, the maker of food and lifestyle videos, has raised a $40 million financing round led by Goldman Sachs.  Participating investors in the Series D round include, Redpoint Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Liberty Media and Scripps Networks.
Dec 17, 2015, 9:05 AMIn context
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
University of California launches $250M venture fund to invest in startups from the UC system   —  University of California Launches $250 Million Venture Fund  —  The University of California announced a $250 million venture fund to invest in startups “emerging from the University of California system.”
Dec 15, 2015, 5:30 PMIn context
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Just 28 tech companies entered the US public markets in 2015, and half of those now trade below their IPO price   —  Worst Year For Tech IPOs Since 2009  —  With just 28 technology companies entering the U.S. public markets, 2015 was the worst year for IPOs since 2009, according to Dealogic.
Dec 13, 2015, 3:35 PMIn context
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Amazon accounted for 35.7% of Black Friday 2015 online spending, followed by Best Buy at 8.23%, Macy's at 3.38%, Walmart at 3.35% and Nordstrom at 3.11%   —  Amazon Dominated 36% of Online Black Friday Sales, Says Slice  —  Slice Intelligence, which gathers e-commerce data from receipts linked …
Dec 3, 2015, 6:05 AMIn context
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Nasdaq Acquires SecondMarket to Help Startups Sell Shares   —  Nasdaq has agreed to buy SecondMarket Solutions to combine forces with the Nasdaq Private Market.  The group will facilitate the exchange of shares for private companies including DocuSign, Pinterest, Shazam and Tango.
Oct 22, 2015, 7:20 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Leaked documents show Pinterest projecting $169M in revenue this year, $1.44 per active user, $2.8B in annual revenue by 2018   —  Leaked Pinterest Documents Show Revenue, Growth Forecasts  —  TechCrunch has obtained documents that show Pinterest has been forecasting $169 million in revenue …
Oct 16, 2015, 11:10 PMIn context
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Dorsey owns 24.4% of Square, co-founder McKelvey 9.4%, Khosla Ventures 17.3%   —  Jack Dorsey Owns 24.4% Of Square  —  Square's newly revealed IPO filing shows that co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey is the largest shareholder, owning 24.4 percent of the company.
Oct 14, 2015, 8:30 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Sources: Background checking startup Checkr raising $30M+ Series B led by Y Combinator at valuation of over $250M   —  Checkr Is Raising $30M+ For Its Background Checking API, Y Combinator Investing  —  As on-demand businesses like Uber and Instacart grow quickly, so too do the B2B startups that service their wider ecosystem.
Oct 14, 2015, 5:30 PMIn context
Katie Roof / Fox Business:
With huge rounds for Uber and Lyft, VCs invested $13B in Q2 2014, the most since Q1 2001   —  Most Venture Funding Since 2001  —  The second quarter of this year saw the most U.S. venture funding since the dotcom boom days, according to data from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association.
Jul 19, 2014, 9:05 PMIn context

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