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Doug Leone, a partner at Sequoia Capital, speaks at a conference in San Francisco last year.

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Doug Leone, a partner at Sequoia Capital, speaks at a conference in San Francisco last year.

Sequoia’s Leone Talks Hits, Misses and What’s Next on Sand Hill Road

Even for legendary Silicon Valley firm Sequoia Capital, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, venture investing is a guessing game. It requires traversing the globe to meet scores of entrepreneurs working on wacky projects, and placing bets on...

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Practice Fusion's mission is to get rid of paper charts, spreadsheets and schedules by providing a free and easy-to-use digital storage system.

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Practice Fusion's mission is to get rid of paper charts, spreadsheets and schedules by providing a free and easy-to-use digital storage system.

Startups Bring Capital, Innovation to Online Health Services

The Internet has made it drop-dead simple to book travel, search for restaurants and find a movie date. But when it comes to health services, the web is still in the Dark Ages. Medical records are stashed in disparate file cabinets and consumers...

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Airbnb has been focused on redesigning its website and a new iPhone app that lets users create wish lists.

Airbnb has been focused on redesigning its website and a new iPhone app that lets users create wish lists.

Airbnb Not Eager for IPO, Makes Changes to Its Room-Booking Tool

  Airbnb has been focused on redesigning its website and a new iPhone app that lets users create wish lists. Airbnb, a website for renting rooms in people’s homes, sees an initial public offering in the wake of Facebook’s IPO...

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ThisLife has facial recognition technology that can be used on the photos you upload.

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ThisLife has facial recognition technology that can be used on the photos you upload.

ThisLife Raises $2.75 Million to Bring Family Photos, Videos Together

Andrea and Matt Johnson wanted a single Website to conveniently store and display all of the photos and videos of their three kids, along with notes on the crazy things they’ve uttered. However, they couldn’t find one that met their needs....

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Axio's Arye Barnehama, left, demonstrates his headband that measures the user's focus at an event held by the HAXLR8R incubator.

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Axio's Arye Barnehama, left, demonstrates his headband that measures the user's focus at an event held by the HAXLR8R incubator.

New Incubators Focus on Hardware

Arye Barnehama had an idea for a headband that could measure a person’s level of focus. So last year, he recruited people with the know-how to design software and arrange circuit boards to help build it. “We had a really great foundation...

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There's no shortage of athleticism on Ooyala's team, which includes (left to right) Sean Knapp, Bismarck Lepe, Jay Fulcher and Belsasar Lepe.

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There's no shortage of athleticism on Ooyala's team, which includes (left to right) Sean Knapp, Bismarck Lepe, Jay Fulcher and Belsasar Lepe.

Ooyala Raises $35 Million as It Picks Up the Pace in Digital Video

(Updated to correct amount raised by Ooyala in sixth paragraph.) If the migration of old media to the Internet is more of a marathon than a sprint, then the management team at Ooyala Inc. has the legs for it. Sean...

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Indonesian staff wear 'Angry Birds' masks to promote the Angry Birds official Facebook launch at a mall in  Jakarta in February.

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Indonesian staff wear 'Angry Birds' masks to promote the Angry Birds official Facebook launch at a mall in Jakarta in February.

Felicis Ventures Raises $70 Million to Find and Fund Next ‘Angry Birds’

Felicis Ventures, the “super angel” fund founded by early-Google employee Aydin Senkut, has closed a $70 million round of funding that will be used to invest in technology startups including those in the mobile, health and education industries. In the...

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Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, speaks at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco in October 2011.

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Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, speaks at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco in October 2011.

LendingClub Brings Another Morgan Stanley Bigwig on Board

  LendingClub, the peer-to-peer Internet lender, has landed another Morgan Stanley heavyweight as part of its push to go from niche to mainstream. The company said today that Mary Meeker, the former Morgan Stanley technology analyst turned venture capitalist, is...

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