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San Francisco

SoftTech VC Closes Two Funds at $150 Million

By | Jun 8, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Time is money, particularly when talking about startups. And while many venture capital firms believe that allowing a fund to blossom is a good thing, SoftTech VC went for a faster, more effective play when it came to their two new funds. And while their…

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Tech.Co Deals Roundup: San Diego’s Portfolium Raises $1.2M

By | Sep 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Friday’s Tech.Co Deals Roundup is brought to you by my endless desire to adopt a puppy. Need more funding news? You can get the Tech.Co deals roundup send directly to your inbox by subscribing here. Funding Boston’s ChoiceStream Brings in $14M to Expand Programmatic…

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Tech.Co Deals Roundup: GitLab Raises Additional $4M from Khosla

By | Sep 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Thursday’s Tech.Co Deals Roundup is brought to you by some perfect weather in New York. Aside from the fundings listed below, Intel has reportedly invested $67 million into eight Chinese companies – from the OpenStack-based solutions company 99cloud to Segway owner Ninebot. Need more…

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San Francisco

Helpshift Raises $23M to Make In-App Customer Support More Accessible

By | Jun 7, 2016 at 8:00 am

Today, San Francisco,CA-based Helpshift is announcing the successful close of a $23 million Series B round of funding. Launched in 2012, Helpshift offers native, in-app, mobile customer support, and has since expanded to reach all major platforms including web and email. Their platform allows…

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SoCal Scores Big in Today’s Funding Roundup

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

It’s a big day for SoCal in today’s funding roundup. We’ve got the Venice, CA based Moviepilot bringing in a new bout of funding, San Diego’s Avalon Ventures is building a new fund, Soothe acquired a Y Combinator company in Los Angeles, and Qualcomm…

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Ipsy Raises $100M, Penumbra Files Bay Area’s First IPO in a Month

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 3:11 pm

This week’s funding is starting off with a bang: not only do we have prominent names bringing in sizable amounts of funding, there’s also an IPO and acquisition. Personally, I think it’s really fun to see the impact that these companies can have on…

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Denver

Notion Raises $3.2M to Bring Smart Sensors Home

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

Today, Denver,CO-based Notion, the Internet of Things home awareness system provider, is announcing the successful close of their $3.2M seed round. The company plans to use the capital injection to further commercialize their offering, which is said to already have 10,000 units in homes….

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Today’s Funding Roundup: Square and First Data Both Eyeing IPO

By | Sep 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Happy Friday! Like most of the days we write our funding roundup, there’s no shortage of actual funding news today. However, there was a surprising amount of IPO, new fund creation, and acquisition news, which is a bit harder to come by on a daily…

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MIT Teams With Toyota and Washington State Gets Major Grant Funding

By | Sep 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Today’s funding roundup might be small, but it’s mighty none the less. Fundbox brought in some major capital from big name investors and Harmonix got a nice bout of funding to keep developing awesome video games. MIT got $25 million from Toyota as well, but…

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Tech.Co Deals Roundup: NEXTracker Gets Massive Exit

By | Sep 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

There’s some incredible diversity across market verticals in today’s funding roundup: drones, tuxedo rentals, gene therapy treatments, and cryptocurrency. Not to mention we have two new venture funds, one of which will focus explicitly on Y Combinator graduates. Last, but certainly not least, NEXTracker was…

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The Top 7 Benefits Your VC Should Provide

By | May 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Startups and venture capitalists, or VCs, go hand in hand. But one of the primary reasons why startups take to venture capital is because of just that – the capital. But entrepreneurs should expect their investor to bring a whole lot more than just…

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Today’s Roundup: It’s All About Venture Funds

By | Sep 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Welcome to Tuesday, my friends! All of us at Tech.Co hope you enjoyed your Labor Day holiday. In today’s roundup we see some startups get the necessary capital to grow and thrive, and we even have Microsoft making a pretty big acquisition. However, if…

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8 Entrepreneurs Weigh in on the Importance of Funding

By | May 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

The Startup Grind Global Conference in Redwood City, California is a Google-powered gathering of entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world. With a bevy of knowledge to be found in the speakers and attendees alike, I felt it necessary to document some of the nuggets…

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What VCs Consider When Deciding to Invest in a Founder

By | May 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

Your big idea and market validation – checked. Scalable model and further monetization strategy – checked. A great team ready to hustle and a user base growing day by day – checked.  Is there anything else to add to the list prior to approaching…

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Detroit

3 Things Bootstrapping Startups Need to Succeed

By | May 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm

While capital is arguably the most important resource for a budding startup, the ability to survive without it is a characteristic exclusively found in successful companies. The term “bootstrapping” is commonly associated with a businesses that weathered the financial storm of early stage entrepreneurship. And the…

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Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Microsoft and BlackBerry Make Acquisitions

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, we’ve got acquisitions by BlackBerry and Microsoft. Some things to pay attention to in the news: 500 Startups closed its third global fund at $85 million – 15 percent below their initial target after one and a half years…

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Detroit

Your Guide to Finding Startup Funding in Detroit

By | May 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

When it comes to running a business, there are few things more important than funding. It helps you produce your product, it helps you manage your business, and it allows your to spread the word of your company far and wide. And while many…