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Fred Wilson, Ron Conway: Tech Needs to Get Involved with the Community

By | May 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Today is day 1 of TechCrunch’s Disrupt NY 2015, and this morning, Union Square Ventures principal Fred Wilson and SV Angel founder Ron Conway talked about the importance of getting the tech industry involved with the community. Both renowned in their role as investors,…

Entrepreneur

Poll: Who’s The Top Angel Investor in the US?

By | Apr 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Angel investors play a pivotal role in the backbone of the early-stage startup ecosystem (note: understatement of the century).  Not only do angels provide roughly the same amount of financing as venture capital firms ($20.1B versus $23.3B in 2010), but startups who acquire their funds from…

Announcements

33 Startups Showcasing At Tech Cocktail’s SXSW Event – Vote For Your Favorite

By | Feb 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce the participating startups for Tech Cocktail’s South by Southwest (SXSW) event: #Startuplife Celebration presented by .CO. It was one of the toughest group of startups we’ve ever had to sort through, and in all honesty, we wish we had…

Startup

Chicago

BabbaCo Gets Funded For BabbaBox Monthly Kids Activity Boxes

By | Aug 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Coming off a big win at TechWeek last week, Chicago-based BabbaCo, has been on a roll as today they announced they’ve raised $1.2 million in funding lead by  Lightbank and SV Angel (Ron Conway’s angel group). BabbaCo was founded in 2007 offering baby products…

Interviews

San Francisco

How About A Fast Exit: About.me Gets Acquired By Aol

By | Dec 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Last week, About.me, the San Francisco based started founded by Tony Conrad, rolled into public beta with an astounding 400,000 registered users. Today we were surprised to hear that About.me was acquired by Aol (confirmed by this True Ventures blog post). The fact that…