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Dave Morin of Path spoke during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York last year.

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Dave Morin of Path spoke during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York last year.

E-Mail From Path’s Dave Morin? You’ve Got Money

Last year, Dom Leca received an unexpected message. The French software developer was contacted by an investor from San Francisco who was eager to share his cash and ideas to improve Leca’s e-mail application, Sparrow. “I didn’t know Dave at...

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Charlie Cheever is co-founder of Quora, which just raised a $50 million round of financing.

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Charlie Cheever is co-founder of Quora, which just raised a $50 million round of financing.

Quora Taps Thiel and Facebook Connections to Raise $50 Million

Peter Thiel, the billionaire venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder, was the lead investor in a $50 million round of financing for Quora, said Charlie Cheever, the company’s co-founder. Thiel, an early investor in Facebook and Zynga, was joined by Benchmark...

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The Alchemist Accelerator program will focus on providing enterprise startups strong mentorship.

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The Alchemist Accelerator program will focus on providing enterprise startups strong mentorship.

Stanford Instructor to Launch Accelerator for Enterprise Startups

Amid all the entrepreneurs striving to make the next Facebook, a new accelerator program is launching to help startups become the next Box or Yammer. Starting in July, the venture capital-backed Alchemist Accelerator program will help 12 teams whose mission...

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Ben Horowitz said the idea to donate half of profits was partly inspired by other venture capitalists who pledged half of their personal income to charity.

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Ben Horowitz said the idea to donate half of profits was partly inspired by other venture capitalists who pledged half of their personal income to charity.

Andreessen’s Venture Firm Pledges Half Its Profits to Charity

Andreessen Horowitz, the venture-capital firm that has backed technology startups including Facebook, Groupon, Zynga and Skype, announced plans today to donate half of the profits made from investments. The firm, co-founded by Web pioneer Marc Andreessen, will give the money...

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Tango's video calling service has grown to 45 million users since launching in 2010.

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Tango's video calling service has grown to 45 million users since launching in 2010.

Tango Raises $40 Million to Vie With Skype in Video Calling

Tango, a startup that offers mobile video calling, has raised $40 million from investors including Qualcomm Ventures and Access Industries, the company said today in a release. The service, which lets users make video calls across Apple, Android and Windows...

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Pebble's new watch is supposed to display messages from your smartphone.

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Pebble's new watch is supposed to display messages from your smartphone.

Rejected By VCs, Pebble Watch Raises $3.8M on Kickstarter

When it comes to the road to success in Silicon Valley, Eric Migicovsky was definitely on the right path. His idea for creating a watch that can display messages from your smartphone was embraced by Y Combinator, the prestigious business...

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The AirBnB of auto repair? Translation: Where customers can find the right mechanics in their neighborhood.

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The AirBnB of auto repair? Translation: Where customers can find the right mechanics in their neighborhood.

The Airbnb of Car Repair? Welcome to Y Combinator Demo Day

Internet startups are notorious for calling themselves the (insert hot company here) for (insert sector of your startup here). For example: the Facebook for students, the Groupon for travel, or the Twitter for businesses. But the companies presenting at Y...

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Steve Blank is teaching science entrepreneurs how to take their lab-created products into the market.

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Steve Blank is teaching science entrepreneurs how to take their lab-created products into the market.

Can Startup Guru Steve Blank Help Save the Sciences?

After eight technology startups, several books and a decade of teaching, some would say that Steve Blank has turned the art of creating a tech company into a science. Still, he never thought his skills would be desired by actual...

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ODesk has 300,000 businesses using its software to help find, hire and pay contracted workers in remote locations.

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ODesk has 300,000 businesses using its software to help find, hire and pay contracted workers in remote locations.

T. Rowe Price Deepens Startup Bet With Investment in ODesk

T. Rowe Price is bolstering its bet on technology startups, and no longer just the ones that get all the headlines. Following investments in Facebook, Twitter, Zynga and Angie’s List among others, the mutual fund company today led a $15...

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