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Kirsten Green invested as an angel in e-commerce startups, including beauty supply company Birchbox and mobile booking site Hotel Tonight.

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Kirsten Green invested as an angel in e-commerce startups, including beauty supply company Birchbox and mobile booking site Hotel Tonight.

Forerunner Ventures Raises $40M to Back E-commerce Startups

Even with large, established venture firms and celebrity angel investors chasing hot deals at sky-high valuations, Kirsten Green sees an opportunity for a brand new venture fund. Green said today that her firm, Forerunner Ventures, has raised $40 million to...

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Nextdoor co-founder Nirav Tolia said the funding values the company at more than $100 million.

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Nextdoor co-founder Nirav Tolia said the funding values the company at more than $100 million.

Nextdoor’s $18.6M Funding Values Startup at Over $100M, CEO Says

While Facebook can help people connect to family and friends from around the world, it’s seldom used to connect folks who live on the same street. For a typical user on the social network, neighbors make up just 2 percent...

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Companies in Brazil pay 67 percent of their profit in taxes, versus 47 percent in the U.S., 62 percent in India and 64 percent in China.

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Companies in Brazil pay 67 percent of their profit in taxes, versus 47 percent in the U.S., 62 percent in India and 64 percent in China.

Venture Capital Firms Jump Into Brazil After Years of Testing Water

In recent years, venture capitalists have only dipped their toes in Brazil, where high taxes, government bureaucracy and an abundance of required vacation time make the country an expensive place for startups. Now, two venture firms are diving in, deciding...

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Venture capitalists have been pouring money into online education services this year.

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Venture capitalists have been pouring money into online education services this year.

NEA Boosts Education Bet, Leads $25M Investment in Edmodo

Education has long been a challenging market for startups because it’s hard to sell into school systems and students tend not to be flush with cash. New Enterprise Associates thinks that’s ancient history. The venture capital firm announced today it...

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GitHub began discussions with Marc Andreessen after reading an essay the Netscape co-founder had penned, titled "Why Software is Eating the World."

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GitHub began discussions with Marc Andreessen after reading an essay the Netscape co-founder had penned, titled "Why Software is Eating the World."

GitHub Takes $100M in Largest Investment by Andreessen Horowitz

(This post was updated to include the valuation and correct Tom Preston-Werner’s title.) For years, GitHub has been courted by venture capitalists eager to invest in the online community for software programmers. For years, GitHub’s founders politely declined the offers,...

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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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Tech companies ordered an extra-large money pie for acquisitions before the Fourth of July holiday.

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Tech companies ordered an extra-large money pie for acquisitions before the Fourth of July holiday.

Monday Is Money Day With More Than $6 Billion in Acquisitions

Before the holiday, technology companies are going on spending sprees, and we don’t mean for barbecue supplies. At least half a dozen noteworthy acquisitions, altogether worth more than $6.1 billion, were announced today as the short Fourth of July week kicks...

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