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Clora Reaps $3.3M to Speed Consultant Hunts by Life Sciences Companies

Rahul Chaturvedi worked for 16 years as a life sciences company executive, but he was also an avid consumer tech fan who chafed at the clunky enterprise apps used in his industry. Spoiled by speedy, user-friendly consumer apps, he also wondered why finding a biotech consultant to hire was so much harder than, say, lining […]

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Menlo Ventures Says Small Is Beautiful For New $450M Fund

Menlo Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm investing in tech startups since 1976, announced today that it closed a $450 million fund that brings its capital under management to more than $5 billion. The new fund, Menlo Ventures XIV, will be devoted primarily to early-stage investments in both enterprise and consumer technologies. The firm’s […]

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Verizon Gobbles Up Yahoo, Will Group It With AOL—But What About Tumblr?

A huge question has finally been answered about Yahoo’s future. Verizon sealed a deal over the weekend to acquire the company’s core business for more than $4.8 billion in cash, and will put Yahoo on the same shelf it keeps AOL. That is but a sliver of the valuation Yahoo tasted in its heyday, including […]

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Yahoo Draws Fire From Activist Investor, Plans Workforce Cuts

As hopeful tech innovators strut their stuff at the annual CES show in Las Vegas this week, Yahoo’s continuing troubles illustrate what can happen to a former tech star that doesn’t stay ahead of the curve. The talk surrounding Sunnyvale, CA-based Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) no longer focuses on how CEO Marissa Mayer can revive the […]

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Yahoo Tries to Get NY App Developers Hyped About Its Push into Mobile

For the first time ever, Yahoo brought its Mobile Developer Conference to New York—talking up its plans to more firmly embrace mobile and trying to coax more app developers to work with its software and services. The two-day conference started with a hackathon and then wrapped Wednesday, bringing out some 500 attendees from New York’s […]

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Advocates for STEAM Gather at Tumblr, Talk Need to Reach More Kids

The prosperity of New York, and frankly the country, rests on the commitment to train more kids for careers yet to be invented. That was a key takeaway from Thursday night’s #STEAMFWD panel at Tumblr headquarters in New York. Advocates for education in science, technology, engineering, art, and math discussed the need for dedicated efforts […]

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Quire Talks Equity Crowdfunding & Title III at New York Tech Meetup

For the folks who want to invest in startups, Quire wants to be the way they get a piece of the action. Erin Glenn, CEO, demoed Quire at last night’s New York Tech Meetup (see slideshow), and also discussed how her startup’s plans relate to the continuing evolution of regulations on equity crowdfunding. “The mission […]

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No Joke, New York Tech Meetup Matures with Techstars NYC, ERA Alumni

More and more the New York Tech Meetup is featuring sophisticated demos from graduates from local accelerators. At the June demo night, held this week, some recently-minted alumni of Techstars NYC and the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator presented their technology along with other fledgling idea makers—including a few actual comedians. This monthly gathering has always been […]

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Cybereason Brings Consumer-Tech, Defense Investors Aboard for $25M

In case you haven’t heard, cyber attacks have become a pretty big deal. Many different security approaches have emerged from big companies and startups alike—but in trying to protect customers, a lot of them still miss the point. “The problem is usually you don’t see the magnitude of the attack, and you don’t have the […]

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Vaynerchuk at NJTC Conference Warns of Flood of Fake Entrepreneurs

It is the best of times to be an entrepreneur now, with easy money to be had, but gloom lurks on the horizon, according to Gary Vaynerchuk. “This is not going to last,” he said. On Tuesday, the investor and entrepreneur had a few choice words about the startup and funding scene in his keynote […]

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