Tech Deals

Bruce Springsteen speaks at this year's SXSW in Austin.

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Bruce Springsteen speaks at this year's SXSW in Austin.

SXSW Bears No Resemblance to Austin’s Technology Scene

South by Southwest Interactive is known as the place to find the next big social startup, be it Twitter, Foursquare or Airbnb. But what is Austin, the event’s host city, known for? Something far less sexy: business software companies. Putting...

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Chris Sacca is seeking investors for a new fund focused on startups.

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Chris Sacca is seeking investors for a new fund focused on startups.

Sacca Becomes Latest ‘Super Angel’ Investor to Go Bigger

Chris Sacca is the latest “super angel” investor to  discover the challenge of having a small venture capital fund: There’s not enough cash when you need it. With his second fund, Lowercase Spur, Sacca is following the footsteps of Mike Maples and Jeff Clavier, raising more...

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One of Jumio's products, Netswipe, reads a credit card waved in front of a webcam.

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One of Jumio's products, Netswipe, reads a credit card waved in front of a webcam.

Andreessen Horowitz Invests $25.5M in Jumio’s Online Payments

(This post was updated to show Jumio’s valuation based on the funding.) Andreessen Horowitz is betting $25.5 million that consumers will get behind yet another way to make payments online. The venture capital firm co-founded by Internet pioneer Marc Andreessen...

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Jeremy Stoppelman, chief executive officer of Yelp, during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

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Jeremy Stoppelman, chief executive officer of Yelp, during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Just How Much Did Yahoo Want Yelp? Try 10 Figures.

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has made a name for himself by snubbing companies whose billions in cash dwarfed what was available to Yelp, as he sought to maintain control over the company’s mission and approach to content and users. It...

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