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2013-03-08 23:01:13

Runa plans to use fresh capital to fuel future growth in South America operations New York, NY (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 Runa, a producer of energy drink products made from the Amazonian plant guayusa, recently closed an oversubscribed round of funding. The latest round was led by Luke Weil, with participation from a private group of investors. In the same way that coconut water, a super re-hydrating, all natural product, has taken market share from artificial sports drinks, Runa, with its...

2011-04-15 07:00:00

MOSCOW, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Runa Capital, a Russian seed-stage Venture Capital firm, today announced its third investment; in Metabar (http://www.metabar.ru), a free platform that automates the process of creating browser-based applications. The platform is the first of its kind designed specifically to help increase web traffic and brand loyalty for Russian-based internet sites. According to Michael Ushakov, CEO at Metabar: "The Russian internet today includes hundreds of...

2011-02-03 07:59:00

MOSCOW, February 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Runa Capital, a venture capital fund, today announced it will increase its total fund size to US$50 million. The decision to increase the fund follows growing interest among Russian and international technology entrepreneurs and investors, who share Runa Capital's vision of helping early-stage Russian technology companies compete at a global level. Originally established with seed financing of US$30 million, today's increase will ensure even...

2010-11-30 05:25:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Holidays here, thoughts turn to sharing old and new traditions with family and friends as they gather around tables and congregate in kitchens. Runa Amazon Guayusa (why-U-sa) Teas offer a warming cup of energy that will allow tackling the dinner dishes or a spirited game of Trivial Pursuit without negative side effects of caffeine. Amazon Guayusa is an ancient and traditional part of daily life for indigenous Amazonian communities,...

2010-11-24 02:01:00

MOSCOW, November 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Runa Capital, a new Russian venture capital fund, today announced its first investment of $2 million in OnAir3G, a voice-enabled mobile social networking platform. Moscow-based OnAir3G is a start-up founded by online and mobile pioneer Andrey Vasilevsky who also co-founded SmartCom, a developer of navigation software for Symbian, Windows Mobile and J2ME. Today's announcement marks Runa Capital's first investment since launching in August 2010...

2008-09-30 12:00:30

By PHIL MILLER ARTS CORRESPONDENT GLASGOW-BASED artist Cathy Wilkes' installations, including a mannequin doll sitting on a toilet, grabbed the most attention at the opening of the exhibition for the Turner Prize. Belfast-born Wilkes' show, I Give You All My Money, being shown at Tate Britain in London, features two supermarket check-outs covered in dirty dishes and surrounded by a ladder, tiles, the seated mannequin, and another with its head in a bird cage. "It's incredibly carefully...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'