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  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 7- Google Ventures led a $130 million investment in oncology-data company Flatiron Health, Flatiron said on Wednesday. Google Ventures has also backed Foundation Medicine, which uses vast amounts of data to analyze tumors. Existing investors First Round Capital and Laboratory Corp also participated in Flatiron's funding round.

  • Pioneering peer-to-peer lending     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    Aaron Vermut, Prosper Marketplace CEO, discusses the company's alternative online lending platform and strong growth in the sector.

  • WordPress.com parent raises $160 million Monday, 5 May 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    May 5- Web developer Automattic, the company that operates blogging service WordPress.com, said it raised $160 million from a group of investors led by venture capital firm Insight Ventures. The investors included Insight Ventures' Deven Parekh, Twitter investor Chris Sacca and Endurance, Automattic Chief Executive Matt Mullenweg said in a blog post.

  • Blue Apron makes cooking easy & fun     Friday, 2 May 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Blue Apron provides you with recipes and the ingredients needed to make a meal in exactly the right proportions. Matt Salzberg, Blue Apron co-founder and CEO, breaks down their business model and discusses the company's $50 million round of venture funding.

  • Bubble trouble in tech?     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    Discussing what the action in venture capitalism signals about tech valuations, with David Golden, Revolution Partners, and Tony Tjan, Cue Ball.

  • Venture capitalist perspective     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    Where venture capitalists are putting money to work, with David Golden, Revolution Partners, and Tony Tjan, Cue Ball.

  • Banking on new digital media     Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    Fred Davis, Arista Advisors CEO, discusses his plans to finance tech startups in Silicon Valley.

  • COLUMN-Career risk makes the world go round: James Saft Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    April 17- Fund and pension investors who are watching their biotech and social media stakes melt before their eyes may well feel they've had their pockets picked by self-serving investment managers. William Janeway, economist and venture capital veteran, put it well at the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference last week:.

  • Chubbies 'awesomely fun' retro shorts     Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Chubbies co-founders Kyle Hency and Tom Montgomery, showcase their retro- inspired men's shorts line and discuss Chubbies long-term branding philosophy.

  • BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets are the underwriters to the IPO, the San Francisco- based company told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus. Zoosk is backed by venture capital firms including Canaan VIII LP, ATA Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners.

  • Franklin Square: Not the normal investment vehicle     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    Michael Forman, Franklin Square CEO, discusses his firm's alternative investment approach and explains the size and scale of the company's portfolio.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 15- Fundraising by private-equity and venture capital firms in Brazil is expected to rise this year, a senior industry executive said, which could help propel new acquisitions in the infrastructure, logistics and information technology sectors.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 15- Fundraising among private-equity and venture capital firms in Brazil is expected to rise this year, a senior industry executive said, a move that could help propel a fresh round of acquisitions in the infrastructure, logistics and information technology sectors.

  • Venture capitalist Tim Draper, Draper Fisher Jurvetson managing director, discusses his controversial plan to break California into six states. Draper claims it will help lift the state out of its financial troubles, create more jobs and resolve housing problems.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 14- The group representing Brazil's buyout industry is in talks with the government and lawmakers to implement a lower tax scheme on venture capital funds to help lure more money into the highly-risky segment, senior executives said on Monday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Venture capital funding for U.S. start-ups hit its highest mark since 2001 during the first three months of the year and 11 companies were valued at $1 billion or more, underscoring the increasingly pricey environment for entrepreneurs, according to a report on Thursday from consultancy CB Insights.

  • Tech distress threatening IPO pipeline?     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    Tony Florence, New Enterprise Associates partner, discusses how the momentum sell-off is affecting IPO's and venture capitalists.

  • The company said in December that it received a $30 million investment from Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital. The company's investors include venture capital firm Upfront Ventures, billionaire Jeff Skoll's Capricorn Investment Group and insurer USAA.

  • IPO-hungry investors take bite out of Just Eat Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    Investors have taken a bite out of online takeaway service Just Eat as the company shares popped on its London stock market debut.

  • Tread carefully in Cuba's 'open' economy: Experts Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 2:46 PM ET
    In this Nov. 6, 2013 photo, small fishing boats float anchored on the opposite shore of a port under construction in the Bay of Mariel, Cuba. Authorities have high hopes that Mariel could become a strategic economic center.

    Cuba will open itself more to international investment and allow the existence of wholly owned foreign firms, but some experts doubt the benefits.

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