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Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu doesn't want to bring in venture capitalists who could ruin the fun of running the business, he said.

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Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu doesn't want to bring in venture capitalists who could ruin the fun of running the business, he said.

No VC: Zoho CEO ‘Couldn’t Care Less for Wall Street’

This is the fourth in a five-part series called “No VC,” which highlights startups that have succeeded without venture capital, the lifeblood of Silicon Valley. At first, Sridhar Vembu couldn’t raise money for his enterprise software startup because he didn’t know how to...

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TranscribeMe has raised a total of $1.5 million to develop its text-to-speech service.

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TranscribeMe has raised a total of $1.5 million to develop its text-to-speech service.

TranscribeMe Takes On Apple’s Siri With Man and Machine

Note to self: Good speech-to-text services aren’t cheap. TranscribeMe, a startup that charges customers between $1 and $3 per minute for audio transcription powered by people and machines, closed a round of about $900,000 last week, co-founder Alexei Dunayev said in...

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FreshBooks says it has paying users of its Web-based accounting software in 120 countries.

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FreshBooks says it has paying users of its Web-based accounting software in 120 countries.

No VC: FreshBooks CEO Sees Risk Capital as Too Risky

This is the first in a five-part series called “No VC,” which highlights startups that have succeeded without venture capital, the lifeblood of Silicon Valley. Mike McDerment was shacked up in his parents’ basement in Toronto when the first venture...

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Everyme CEO Oliver Cameron (left) with staff members Omid Mikhchi, Maurycy Wojtowicz and Cortland Klein.

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Everyme CEO Oliver Cameron (left) with staff members Omid Mikhchi, Maurycy Wojtowicz and Cortland Klein.

China’s Giant Tencent Placing Bets on Small Silicon Valley Startups

The allure of Silicon Valley has aroused China’s largest Internet company to begin investing in some of America’s smallest ones. Tencent Holdings has funded about a half dozen young startups, many of them from prestigious business incubator Y Combinator, hoping...

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