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Innovation distinguishes you - Freshly Squeezed from Silicon Valley



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Poker with VCs - Silicon Valley Networking

2013-06-13T19:18:01.572-07:00




Badgeville Summit, Engage 2012 - Keynote: The Secret Sauce for Building Digital Relationships

2012-08-15T21:41:01.446-07:00

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LINKEDIN posts solid results. Web 1.5 exits (NASDAQ: LNKD)

2012-08-03T22:09:34.506-07:00

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eHarmony's New Dating App. "Like"

2012-07-12T21:41:52.325-07:00


Jeremy Verba, eHarmony CEO, explains how his online dating company's latest application works, and what it does to help the company.

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Social Point raises $7.4 million. Social gaming Company Scores Funding

2012-07-12T21:36:04.525-07:00

Social Point, the leading social games developer based in Barcelona (Spain), announced today that it has closed a Series-B of $7.4 million led by Idinvest Partners, with participation from other funds including BBVA and existing investor Nauta Capital. The funds will fast track Social Point's plans to bring new social games to the market and to expand into mobile games. The teams of developers, game designers, IT engineers and support functions will be significantly strengthened in the coming months. The funds will also enable the company to increase the capacity of its platform to better manage its exponential growth.


About Social Point
Social Point is a leading social games developer based in Barcelona (Spain). The Company was founded by Andres Bou, Horacio Martos and Marc Canaleta in 2008. The Company has launched a number of top social games on Facebook in the last 18 months, such as Social Empires, Social Wars and Dragon City, accumulating over 13 million monthly active users. The Company has a strong pipeline of innovative games both on Facebook and on mobile. The Company completed a first round of financing in June 2011 with Nauta Capital for $3.4m.




Next Big Thing: PayAnywhere CEO Discusses Mobile Payments Processing

2012-06-24T22:00:53.663-07:00

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Astute Networks Raises $12MM Series B from Samsung, Tallwood, Narra

2012-06-24T21:58:45.156-07:00

Astute Networks, leading provider of Networked Performance Flash™ solutions for accelerating virtualized server, desktop, and cloud computing environments, today announced that it has closed financing in an over-subscribed $12 Million Series B funding round led by Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC), the investment arm of Samsung Group, the world’s leading provider of NAND Flash memory. Current investors Tallwood Venture Capital and Narra Venture Capital also contributed to the round, with participation from new investors Ayala Capital, ICCP Venture Partners, and TIFF (The Investment Fund for Foundations). Astute will utilize the funding to further expand global sales, marketing, channel development, and support efforts, as well as ongoing innovation of its patented DataPump Engine, Networked Performance FlashTM, and related technologies exclusively found in the company’s ViSX family of 100 percent flash optimized appliances. Astute Networks located in San Diego, CA, and backed by the prestigious venture capital firms Tallwood Venture Capital, Narra Venture Capital, Samsung Venture Investment Co. (SVIC), Ayala Capital, ICCP Venture Partners, and TIFF, is the leading innovator of performance-centric network-based virtualization appliances. Built upon our patented programmable I/O processor technology, Astute’s cost-effective and easy to deploy solutions are purposely optimized to seamlessly integrate with existing customer infrastructure and eliminate the I/O demands of virtualized environments with price/performance, simplicity of management and “green” energy efficiencies unmatched in the industry. Our 3rd generation platform is powered by Astute’s proven and patented technology and delivers accelerated performance while lowering costs for virtualized server and desktop customer environments. Astute customers achieve greater scalability, faster application speed and increased operational productivity with solutions that deliver attractive cost of ownership savings and ROI. The executive management team at Astute Networks is comprised of leaders from the virtualization, cloud computing, storage, data protection and data center infrastructure markets. Together we have a commitment to produce solutions that lead the industry in solving virtualization performance problems by eliminating I/O bottlenecks, providing high speed data stores, and delivering maximum Virtual Machine (VM) performance.



Doo.net launches open-beta. Secures $10 Million Series A

2012-06-16T20:40:33.278-07:00

doo.net today announces the open-beta launch of the first cloud-based service that collects documents from multiple sources and intelligently organizes and stores them in a single, secure place. The native app for OS X is now available for download and the Windows 8 Metro app has been submitted to the Windows 8 store. Apps for iOS, Android and other platforms, as well as integration for Google Docs, will be launched in the coming weeks. With doo.net's native apps, documents are self-organized and accessible on all relevant platforms in a readily available alternative to the disparate search, file sharing and other collaboration services currently available. Now, documents are easier than ever to find, work with, and share with family, friends and colleagues. doo.net has also announced that it has raised a new round of Series A funding, which boosts the company's total investments to $10 million. The round is led by Target Partners, who join DuMont Venture, e42 Ventures and prominent angel investors, including Lars Hinrichs, founder of Xing and HackFwd, and Professor Dr. Dres. h.c. Hermann Simon, the Simon-Kucher & Partners founder and chairman who's been dubbed "The Peter Drucker of Europe."