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Venture capital raises record funds in 1st quarter

Venture capitalists raised almost $9 billion during the first three months of 2014, pushing total fundraising to a 14-year high. Since January, U.S. venture capital firms have raised $8.9 billion, making for the strongest fundraising quarter since 2007, according Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Will U.S.-Russia political tensions threaten growing tech ties?

Between the Olympics and the current unpleasantness in the Ukraine, Russia’s been very much in the news of late. That’s also true in the startup community. From Yuri Milner’s jaw-dropping bets Read More →

Quoted: Fred Wilson, a VC, on how startups are like kids

"Just because they’re not successful doesn't mean you can just bail on them. It’s like having a kid, right? You can’t decide to have a kid and then at age 10 just say, 'Okay, I’m out of here.' You’ve got Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Biotech investor Mir Imran

After a long dry winter, biotechnology has enjoyed a warm embrace of late from venture capital firms. Mir Imran of San Jose’s InCube Labs might say, “What kept you?” The serial entrepreneur and Read More →

Funding news: Imgur and Andreessen; Lyft and Alibaba

Imgur, the hot photo-sharing site, announced today that it has scored its first round of funding: a cool $40 million from Andreessen Horowitz, with reddit also participating. The nearly 5-year-old San Francisco startup — which boasts more than 100 million Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Jon Sakoda on why NEA is sticking to seed investing, trends be damned

When it comes to venture capital firms, few come bigger than New Enterprise Associates. With $11 billion under management, including a $2.6 billion pot raised 18 months ago that ranks among the largest in Read More →
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