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  • Google Replaces Its Head Of M&A With Don Harrison, Will Open A New Late-Stage Investment Group

    Google Replaces Its Head Of M&A With Don Harrison, Will Open A New Late-Stage Investment Group

    According to Reuters, Google is making major moves in its mergers and acquisitions group, replacing David Lawee with Don Harrison, a high-ranking lawyer at the company. Here’s what Reuters shared about the move; we have reached out to Google for comment: Google Inc is replacing the head of its in-house mergers and acquisitions group with one of its top lawyers and is planning to create a… Read More

  • The P2P Lending Experiment: Lending Club Surpasses $1B In Personal Loans, Hits Profitability

    The P2P Lending Experiment: Lending Club Surpasses $1B In Personal Loans, Hits Profitability

    Last night at Bloomberg’s San Francisco headquarters, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker took to the stage to deliver one of her famed presentations on the prevailing trends in the tech ecosystem. It was a somewhat unexpected mid-year update, which elaborated on her annual report published earlier summer, and discussed the continuing strength of mobile, the skyrocketing adoption of… Read More

  • Health, Yes! Startup Health Launches An AngelList For Healthtech Investors, Startups & Innovators

    Health, Yes! Startup Health Launches An AngelList For Healthtech Investors, Startups & Innovators

    If you don’t know about Startup Health and you’re a healthtech investor or entrepreneur (or at all interested in the space,) you need to rectify that. After all, as evidenced by the launch of another solid, differentiated health-focused startup accelerator last week, there is a lot of public, private and entrepreneurial attention shifting to the industry. Read More

  • With Top Firms On Hand, Israeli-American Accelerator UpWest Labs Debuts Its Second Class

    With Top Firms On Hand, Israeli-American Accelerator UpWest Labs Debuts Its Second Class

    At Aol’s offices in Palo Alto this evening, UpWest Labs pulled back the curtain on its second batch of startups. While the accelerator is open to companies of all breeds, be they advertising, mobile, or security-focused, its second class is largely consumer-focused and leans heavily towards video. More than 120 private investors, angels, and firms were on hand for UpWest’s Demo… Read More

  • Win A Meeting With Sean Parker, SV Angel & More In An Auction To Benefit Cancer Research

    Win A Meeting With Sean Parker, SV Angel & More In An Auction To Benefit Cancer Research

    The Motion To Dismiss Cancer, a team formed to raise money for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), recently kicked off its annual “Venture Capital Master’s Lunch Series,” an ongoing auction that offers anyone and everyone an opportunity to win private meetings with an array of top venture capitalists and startup founders — with all proceeds going to benefit… Read More

  • Study: VCs Still Addicted To IPOs

    It seems that Venture investors are none-too-happy with current IPO activity. According to a study sponsored by Deloitte and the National Venture Capital Association released yesterday, over 80 percent of venture capitalists from around the globe believe “that current IPO activity levels in their home countries are too low”. Low enough, in fact, that it has investors worrying… Read More

  • Stupid Questions VCs Ask

    Stupid Questions VCs Ask

    Raising money is never fun for entrepreneurs. It takes a lot of time and distracts them from actually building their business. But perhaps worst of all, they have to answer all the same stupid questions over and over again with every pitch they make. This parody video on fundraising captures the essence of that frustration every entrepreneur feels. It is in the same style as “I Will… Read More

  • Sprint pulls dividends with EVDO-like quickness

    It appears that it might be time to call upon the spirit of motivational speaker Matt Foley to help Sprint figure out how to get “back…on…the right…track.” Sprint announced an almost $30 billion quarterly loss today. That’s such a big loss that Sprint also announced that it will stop paying dividends to shareholders for the “foreseeable… Read More