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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...

2014-09-11 08:32:05

Better web design through data MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apropose, a software startup developing a web design analytics platform, announced today that it has closed a $1.875 million seed financing led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Andreessen Horowitz, with additional support from Pat Hanrahan (founder, Tableau) and Nick McKeown (founder, Nicira). The financing will be used to scale the company's core infrastructure and engineering team in support...

2014-09-09 23:14:19

Social/Mobile Platform Accelerates Skill Development for Coaches and Athletes San Luis Obispo, California (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Edufii Inc., the social/mobile platform for skill development, today announced that it has raised $1.4 million in Series A financing led by DFJ Frontier and the Pasadena Angels. Also participating in the round was the Gideon Hixon Fund, Tech Coast Angels, SLO Seed Ventures and coaching industry private investors including Tiger Woods first Coach, Rudy...

2014-09-09 12:27:58

Competition officially launches with 11 teams representing a variety of approaches PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Prize (www.PaloAltoPrize.com), a newly established Silicon Valley-based initiative for health-related incentive prize competitions, today announced the launch of the $1 million Palo Alto Longevity Prize, challenging teams from all over the world to "hack the aging code" to improve our health and extend lifespan. A launch event at the Golden Gate Club 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...

2014-07-24 23:09:12

39 participants from 17 different countries selected to attend Silicon Valley’s unique program focused on creating game-changing entrepreneurial heroes. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Draper University, a top program in entrepreneurship http://www.draperuniversity.com, is proud to announce that for 6 weeks this summer, 39 young entrepreneurs from 17 different countries will converge on the Draper University campus in the heart of Silicon Valley for an intensive, experiential...

2014-06-02 08:30:00

Firm Adds Significantly to Strength of Biotech Investment Team BOSTON, SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SV Life Sciences ("SVLS"), a leading international life sciences venture capital firm, today announced the appointments of Dan Burgess, Dr. Ed Mascioli and Dr. Michael Mendelsohn as new venture partners. All three new venture partners will join SVLS' biotechnology investment team, a highly experienced group investing in truly innovative medicines, platform...

2014-05-28 08:37:09

Veteran investor goes back to entrepreneurial roots to help pilot young, focused venture firm MENLO PARK, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canvas Venture Fund, a new early-stage venture capital firm formed in August 2013 with its $175 million inaugural fund, today announced that Paul Hsiao has joined the firm as a general partner and founding managing member. Mr. Hsiao is a seasoned entrepreneur, operator and venture investor. He spent the last 10 years at New Enterprise...

2014-05-12 08:38:55

- Visionary Executives from Netflix and Acxiom Share How Their Companies Are Driving More Rapid, Predictable Revenue Growth in Constantly Changing Markets REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Top visionary executives from Netflix and Acxiom will join best-selling author and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz as headliners at the Tidemark Finance Hero Series. The half-day event is hosted by Tidemark, maker of the next generation cloud-first business planning and enterprise analytics...

2014-05-07 08:39:40

Leading venture capital firms validate need for hyper-converged enterprise data centers and software-defined storage SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxta, a developer of the VM-centric storage platform MxSP(TM) that turns standard servers into a converged compute and storage solution for virtualized environments, today announced that it has closed a $25 million Series B funding round led by new investors Tenaya Capital and Intel Capital. Existing investor Andreessen...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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