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2014-04-11 12:24:33

Silverpop, one of the student-led venture fund's first investments, under agreement to be acquired by IBM ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wolverine Venture Fund, managed by students at the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, today announced that one of its early portfolio companies, Silverpop, is under agreement to be acquired by IBM. Silverpop, a privately held...

2014-04-10 12:26:04

Firm Now Accepting Applications for June Program, Developed in Collaboration with Leading Design Experts CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), a leading global venture capital firm, today announced the kickoff of a second installment of its design mentorship program, In the Studio. Building on NEA's successful 2013 program, In the Studio will be an intensive, two-week program for up to six design teams, developed and produced in...

2014-04-09 23:01:56

SPOT 127 Executive Director Greg Pereira earned $10,000 in three minutes. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Rio Salado College's SPOT 127 Executive Director Greg Pereira earned $10,000 in three minutes at Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch 2014. The annual event, hosted by Social Venture Partners Arizona, includes training and mentoring for innovative non-profit administrators and culminates in a high-energy, rapid-fire presentation event in which participants compete for more than...

2014-04-09 16:25:44

Organization Closes $265,000 in Investments from Economic Development Funds and Makes Positive Impact at World's Largest Gathering of Angel Investors PITTSBURGH, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), Western Pennsylvania's only pure life sciences investment firm, and managing member of the PLSG Accelerator Fund, LLC reported today a strong first quarter with more than $265,000 in closings in three different portfolio companies including Cohera...

2014-04-08 23:29:34

Experienced Entrepreneurs to Pitch Equity Crowdfunding Investment Opportunities at Exclusive Event Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 EarlyShares, the funding platform that connects smart investors with unique opportunities, today announced that it will team up with the Gold Coast Venture Capital Association (GCVCA) to host “An Evening at the Omphoy.” The pitch event will give accredited investors the opportunity to hear in-person pitches from several experienced South Florida...

2014-04-04 23:31:49

TradeUp Capital Fund, a new debt and equity crowdfunding platform uniquely serving globalizing companies, announced its launch today at the Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference in Palo Alto. Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 TradeUp Capital Fund, a new debt and equity crowdfunding platform uniquely serving globalizing companies, announced its launch today at the Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference in Palo Alto. TradeUp is the first-in-class debt and equity crowdfunding...

2014-04-04 23:30:23

CEO of funding platform to discuss equity crowdfunding investing at second annual One Spark festival. Miami, Fl (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 EarlyShares, the funding platform that connects smart investors with unique opportunities, today announced its Chief Executive Officer Joanna Schwartz will participate in the Speaker Series at One Spark: The World’s Crowdfunding Festival. The event is taking place in Jacksonville, Florida April 9-13, 2014. The Speaker Series at One Spark will bring...

2014-04-03 08:26:29

LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Announcement Highlights: -- Guitar Center improves capital structure through debt-to-equity exchange between Bain Capital & new partner Ares Management -- Transactions reduce debt by approximately $500 million and reduces annual cash interest expense by over $70 million -- Guitar Center now positioned to make substantial investments in people, stores and products to scale operations in 2014 and beyond...

2014-04-03 04:20:52

CAMBRIDGE, England, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GBP19.5M raised to drive development of best-in-class fully human VH antibody fragment therapeutics Crescendo Biologics Limited (Crescendo) today announces it has raised a further GBP2m ($3.3m), from EMBL Ventures, in a final close of its Series A financing. Originally announced in December 2013, the Series A now totals GBP19.5m. It was led by Imperial Innovations and included new...

2014-04-02 23:27:17

650 Labs founder Mark Zawacki Leads the Firm’s Latest Service Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 650 Labs, an analytically driven strategy consulting firm located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is offering a new immersion boot camp for multinationals through its “Pop Up Innovation Lab.” The highly competitive pop-up program aligns with the emerging global trend toward multinationals setting up innovation centers and labs in Silicon Valley, while not having the costs...