New seed funds pursue AI, hard tech and the Midwest

Stories about seed funding often contain sappy metaphors about planting seedlings and nurturing them to maturity. In reality, it’s a brutally Darwinian business: most companies fail, successful ones

BloomAPI locks down $2.4M to fix medical record releases

Seattle-based BloomAPI is announcing a $2.4 million seed round this morning for its solution to the broken medical records release process. It's no secret that the entire U.S. healthcare system is hel

The law firm Cooley is updating its packet of startup tips and financing documents

The law firm Cooley is putting out a new package of seed investment documents for public viewing on its "GO" microsite, the firm said today. It's a way for entrepreneurs and early-stage investors and

Aiden closes $750,000 seed round in its quest to amplify marketers

Aiden, a London-based startup building a machine learning-powered personal assistant to save mobile marketers time and money, closed a $750,000 seed round today from Kima Ventures and a number of ange

KK Fund announces second fund for early-stage startups in Southeast Asia

Good news for early-stage startup founders in Southeast Asia: KK Fund just completed the first close of a new fund for seed stage investments.

The Top 10 Startups Of Y Combinator Winter ’15 Demo Day 2

Y Combinator unveiled one of its most impressive startup batches to date yesterday, featuring big ideas in medicine, finance, and marketplaces. After carefully watching the demos, speaking with founde

YC-Backed Seed Wants To Reinvent Business Banking

Seed thinks that business banking is opaque, expensive, and behind the times. The company, which is part of the Winter 2015 Y Combinator class, wants to shake up banking, bring it into the API era, an

Early Stage Investor Version One Ventures Closes $35M Second Fund

The Vancouver-based early stage investment fund Version One Ventures, led by founder and current Andreessen Horowitz board partner Boris Wertz, has closed its second fund of $35 million today. The ven

Seed Is Creating A Truly Idiot-Proof Internet Of Things

In the vast panoply of potential home networking protocols, there are only a few worth worrying about. Wi-Fi works well but it can go down and ZigBee and the like are sparsely supported. But Bluetooth

Seed Edition Launches Free Subscription Billing Platform For Seed Stage Startups

Because getting to the first million is the hardest, stealthy new startup <a href="">Seed Edition</a> is launching a subscription billing platform designed specifically for

The Devil Made Me Do It. AOL's Regrouped Is A $500 Million Business

<img src=""> AOL's advertising platforms, which are grouped under the business, is now a $500 million busines

Startup Incubator TechStars Invades New York City

<img src="" class="shot2" />When it comes to seed investing, New York City is becoming a hotbed. And now TechStars, the incubator that b

MusiXmatch aims to make online lyrics legal with new €400k round

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Google's New Video Ad Highlights How Content Farms Rule At The Search Game

<img src="" /> So yesterday, I notice there's a new article up on Google's <a href="">main blog</a>, head

GigsWiz grabs €150,000 to help bands choose where to play

<img src="" class="shot2" /><a title="GigsWiz" href="" target="_blank">GigsWiz</a>, a Helsinki-ba

AOL Acquires StudioNow For $36.5M, Confirms Departure Of CTO Ted Cahall

<img src="" width="174" height="98" />Lots of announcements from <a href="">AOL</a> this morning: the company has acquired Int

Seed's Goal Is To "Redefine Journalism For The Internet Age," Its Reality Is Untangling Cat Hair

<img src="" width="168" height="84" /> Last December, Saul Hansell left his job as a veteran reporter and blogger at the <em>New Yor

Aol Quietly Launches An Expert Site Called Owl, and Feeds It Seed

<img src="" width="168" height="76" /> Aol's answer to Wikipedia is <a href="">Owl</a>, a new site <a href="http:/

iWikiPhone closes €250k round to take over the iPhone App Store

<img class="shot" title="logoIWP" src="" alt="logoIWP" width="197" height="46" />[Italy] Rome-based <a title="iwikiphone" href="http://www.i