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The latest venture by Matt Hyman, left, and Zach Hyman is SpotOn, a customer-loyalty service for restaurants and stores.

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The latest venture by Matt Hyman, left, and Zach Hyman is SpotOn, a customer-loyalty service for restaurants and stores.

Twin Brothers Take on Two Companies at the Same Time

Matt Hyman says he has an edge over other technology entrepreneurs: There’s two of him. He and his identical-twin brother Zach have been in business together since they were kids. At the age of 12, they sold caramel-nut clusters and...

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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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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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Quora co-founder Adam D'Angelo said his site has diversified its content beyond technology and startups.

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Quora co-founder Adam D'Angelo said his site has diversified its content beyond technology and startups.

Quora Making Moves Online and Off

Q: What red-hot Silicon Valley startup is NOT moving to San Francisco? A: Quora. The online question-and-answer service co-founded by early Facebook executive Adam D’Angelo just signed a lease in Mountain View, California, opting not to follow some of the...

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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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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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The startup Donuts Inc. has raised more than $100 million to purchase and operate domain extensions.

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The startup Donuts Inc. has raised more than $100 million to purchase and operate domain extensions.

Donuts Raises More Than $100M to Operate New Web Domains

A group of investors has bet more than $100 million on Donuts, a startup that’s aiming to make a lot of dough from the expansion of Web domain names beyond .net, .org and .com. The Bellevue, Washington-based company has applied...

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