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2013-12-16 23:22:15

Nanotronics Imaging Scales Production with 7M backing from Founders Fund. Peter Thiel joins Nanotronics Imaging Board of Directors. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Nanotronics Imaging, a leading developer of optical inspection tools for the semiconductor industry, announces it has completed a $7M Series B financing round from Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based technology investment firm that has backed companies including Palantir, SpaceX, Facebook, ZocDoc and The Climate...

2013-11-21 23:31:55

Deal management platform CapLinked announces investments from FF Angel, 500 Startups, and Subtraction Capital. The company’s next-generation software speeds up complex business transactions such as mergers and asset sales. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 CapLinked (https://caplinked.com), the cloud-based platform that makes business transactions simple and secure, announced today that it had closed investments from Subtraction Capital, FF Angel, 500 Startups, and other...

2013-10-03 12:28:15

Peter Thiel of Palantir Technologies and FF Angel Helps Attract Strong Base of Investors Including Webb Investment Network, Index Ventures, Felicis Ventures and Others SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.koalitycode.com Koality (pronounced "quality") today announced completion of its seed funding, a round totaling $1.8 million. Comprised of investments from a diverse group of influential venture capital firms and angel investors, the round was led by FF Angel, a...

2013-08-12 12:29:33

Ultra High-Speed Broadband Spurs Growth in Gig City CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Like the famous locomotive that bears its name, Chattanooga continues to gather a head of steam as the southern city transitions from its industrial past to a future driven by technology and innovation. Scores of investors, broadband experts and technology leaders converged on Chattanooga last week to participate in the culmination of GIGTANK, a summer-long boot camp that...

2013-05-01 08:36:28

Peter Thiel and Industry Ventures Round out Raise; Additional Capital Will Fuel Tech Powered Main Street Lender's Rapid Growth NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Deck (www.ondeckcapital.com), the technology-powered Main Street lender, announced today a $17M expansion to their Series D led by Google Ventures with participation from PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel and Industry Ventures, bringing the Series D to $59 million total. In February 2013, On Deck...

Sheryl Sandberg Joins Facebook Board Of Directors
2012-06-27 10:46:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Social networking giant Facebook has appointed Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg to its Board of Directors, making her the first woman to serve as a director of the company, stifling recent criticism that the company did not have a woman on its board, according to the New York Times. Chief Executive Officer and company founder, Mark Zuckerberg, in a statement marking the addition of Sandberg, said: “Sheryl has been my partner in running...

Microsoft Confirms $1.2 Billion Yammer Acquisition
2012-06-26 08:56:44

Microsoft confirmed recent rumors on Monday when it officially announced it would acquire San Francisco-based enterprise social-networking startup Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash. The software giant said Yammer would join its Office Division, led by Kurt DelBene. The division also includes SharePoint and Skype. "The acquisition of Yammer underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love," said Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer. "Yammer adds a...

2012-06-25 10:26:48

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook announced today that Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook, has joined the company's board of directors. Sandberg oversees Facebook's business operations including sales, marketing, business development, legal, human resources, public policy and communications. "Sheryl has been my partner in running Facebook and has been central to our growth and success over the years," said Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of...

Facebook Increases IPO, Again
2012-05-16 12:18:40

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Facebook increased the size of their IPO this morning by nearly 25%. Their initial public offering is already expected to set records, most notably the largest IPO of any internet company, even larger than Google´s. This news comes in the wake of yesterday's announcement that they were losing not only advertisers, but the trust of their users as well. The eight-year-old company will also be adding about 84 million shares to its IPO, putting the total...

2012-04-23 06:31:17

NEW YORK, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Coursekit, the social network for higher education, is rebranding today as Lore. The company, which recently completed a $5 million fundraise, is also announcing that Peter Thiel has made an investment through the Founders Fund. Coursekit, now Lore, launched in December of 2011 as a free platform for instructors to manage their courses and host class discussions. As of now, the site's functionality will remain unchanged. Since the December release,...