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2014-09-26 23:08:14

Featherlight, a Continuous Feedback & Performance Coaching Platform, Graduates from the Alchemist Accelerator, an Accelerator Dedicated to Enterprise Startups San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 Featherlight, an HR tech startup that is changing the way employees learn and improve at work, has graduated from the Alchemist Accelerator program through the participation in the program’s demo day, it was announced today. Featherlight is helping companies get rid of the annual...

2014-08-25 23:06:47

Alchemist, an Accelerator Dedicated to Enterprise Startups, Welcomes Foundation Capital to its List of Investors San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Foundation Capital has joined Cisco, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Khosla Ventures, Salesforce.com, SAP Ventures, and US Venture Partners, as a backer of the Alchemist Accelerator, it was announced today. The amount of the investment is not being disclosed. Foundation Capital is an investment firm that builds great companies. It invests in...

2014-08-12 23:00:40

Silicon Valley icon and semiconductor industry pioneer Mr. Pierre Lamond makes a pre-series A investment in PeerNova San Jose, California (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 PeerNova announced a pre-series A investment by venture capital veteran and semiconductor industry pioneer Pierre Lamond. Mr. Lamond helped pioneer the semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley, with his leadership roles at Fairchild Semiconductor and National Semiconductor, which he cofounded in 1967. At Sequoia Capital from 1981...

2014-04-30 12:24:24

Will Fund First Commercial Deployments for Energy Storage Innovator and Initial Commercial-scale Manufacturing Plant CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambri, developer of the novel Liquid Metal Battery grid-scale energy storage technology, announced today it has closed a $35 million Series C equity financing. The round was funded by new investors KLP Enterprises, the family office of Karen Pritzker and Michael Vlock, and Building Insurance Bern (GVB), the Swiss...

2014-04-22 08:34:35

Financing Will Support Commercialization Efforts for Guardant Health's Non-invasive Cancer Diagnostic Test REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guardant Health(TM) today announced the completion of its Series B financing, for over $30 million, to support the continued commercial expansion of its GUARDANT360(TM) non-invasive tumor sequencing test. Khosla Ventures led the round and was joined by existing investor Sequoia Capital and new investor Pejman Mar Ventures....

2014-04-10 08:35:43

Khosla Ventures's Ben Ling Joins Board SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hunt (www.thehunt.com), the app that sits at the nexus of ecommerce and photo sharing for millennials, today announced that Khosla Ventures is joining previous investor Javelin Ventures in bringing the company's total Series B funding to $10 million. The funding follows the recent $5.5 million Series A investment with the total funding amounting to $15.5M million. Proceeds will be used for...

2014-01-21 23:04:15

Mr. Khosla, of Khosla Ventures, will talk about Software-Defined Networking (SDN) as a disruptive innovation and the role of disruptive innovations in high-tech industry. Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Open Networking Summits, Inc. represents the industry’s only non-profit conference that brings together the entire networking ecosystem to discuss advances in software-defined networking (SDN), OpenFlow, and network functions virtualization (NFV). WHO: Legendary technologist and...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'