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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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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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