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Quoted: VC Bill Gurley on Silicon Valley and risk

"You just slowly forget, and half of the entrepreneurs today, or maybe more — 60 percent or 70 percent — weren't around in '99, so they have no muscle memory whatsoever." — Bill Gurley, partner at Benchmark Read More →

Quoted: on Russia’s startup environment

"The chances of any startup working are already low, and if you add up the corruption risk and legal and political risk, it's insane to start a company [in Russia] if you could move it to California or England." — Read More →

Funding Flash: a new firm in town, and $500 million available for biotech

In case Silicon Valley’s venture pool wasn’t frothy enough for you, there’s a new VC firm in town. PointGuard Ventures, started by VC veterans Krish Panu and Pete Thomas, announced on Thursday their new fund and first investment. The winner? Movius, Read More →

Quoted: Tim Draper invokes slavery, with California government as oppressor

"Over the last 15 to 20 years, I feel like the government is saying, 'You’re working for me.' We've gone from, in effect, a very free country to one where it's moving toward, I guess it's slavery." — Tim 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 →

Funding news roundup: Airbnb, Coupa, Gigwalk, Augmedix

Talk about a sharing economy: Airbnb — the San Francisco startup that lets travelers find places to crash on people's couches for less than they would pay at a hotel — reportedly is close to raising a round Read More →
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