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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...

2014-05-02 23:01:58

Inaugural StartX Med Day Draws Startups, Investors, Students, Academics, and Industry Experts Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 StartX Med, the division of StartX dedicated to medical and biotechnology entrepreneurs, launched its first ever StartX Med Day on Thursday. The one day event drew close to 150 medical and biotechnology influencers and 45 startups from the San Francisco Bay Area to share business, research, and investment insights. Held at the new StartX headquarters next to...

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....

2014-03-03 12:28:04

NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Carl C. Icahn released the following open letter to stockholders of eBay Inc. Despite having just days ago professed a desire for "honest, accurate debate" on the issues, eBay declined CNBC's offer to participate in a televised discussion with me. Then last Thursday eBay director Marc Andreessen attempted to defend his business practices to the Wall Street Journal but refused to directly address our assertions regarding his conflicts of interest....

2014-02-04 08:42:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechNet, the CEO network that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today announced the appointment of Linda Moore as president and CEO. Moore will lead the organization from Washington D.C. and oversee all federal and state programs in support of the policy priorities most important to our nation's vital technology industry. In doing so, Moore will oversee the organization's political, policy and communications...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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