MassMutual launches $100M fund to invest in diverse founders

It’s close to finishing the deployment of its first MM Catalyst Fund of $50 million, which launched two years ago and has so far invested in 16 businesses throughout the state.

Black LPs fuel a16z’s third Cultural Leadership Fund

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz announced last week that it closed its third Cultural Leadership Fund (CLF), an investment vehicle led by partner Megan Holston-Alexander. The fund formed four

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s new fund closes initial $140M for deals in Asia

Eduardo Saverin -- yes, that Eduardo Saverin of Facebook fame -- is already a prominent investor in Asia's tech scene, but his profile and spending is about to increase significantly after a new fund

The Novac NV-CR001U digitizes music cassettes and LPs

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/NV-CR001U_novac-620x620.jpg" /> It's not the first device of its kind, but it's pretty cheap and compact: Japan-based Novac <a href="htt

TEAC rolls out turntable, cassette recorder, CD recorder in retro digs

If you happen to still have LPs laying around and have sometime to dub ’em onto a digital medium, this TEAC player might be for you. Or, if you happen to have grandparents that still enjoy their

Video Games Hidden In LP Records

I’ve seen easter eggs before where small, fun games are embedded into other games or in machines of some sort, but this has to take the cake as far as hidden gems go. Back in the 1980s, computer

Don't Call It A Comeback (Actually, Go For It)

Everyone’s favorite liberal and entertaining talk station, NPR, ran a story this morning on how vinyl is making a comeback. The reason for those Talking Heads 7-inches coming back in style? NPR

Genesound Lets You Rip LPs to MP3

Have a stack of LPs laying around your pad that you wish you could upload to your PMP? Well, you’re in luck then. At least if you’re in Japan. Seagrand is launching the Genesound in Japan at t