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Messaging App Tango Raises $280 Million Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba helps

Tango is the latest messaging app to attract big dollars, with Alibaba Group leading a fundraising round of $280 million. The Mountain View, Calif-company is among the growing mobile messaging…

March 20, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

Percolate Raises $24 Million From Investors, Including WPP Boosts content marketing plans

Percolate, a social media management firm for brands to track online conversations, announced a $24 million fundraising round today. The New York firm helps brands and agencies develop content marketing strategies…

March 18, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

Outbrain Adds $35M in Latest Fundraising Viral content maker brings total raised to $100 million

Outbrain just picked up $35 million to keep churning out its signature viral advertising links. The company, known for sponsoring the links that appear on websites like ESPN, Slate and other…

October 22, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

Nikola Tesla Takes Down Silicon Valley VCs, but Will It Get Him a Statue? Amusing video doubles as a fundraiser

Some days it seems almost anybody can make an enjoyable video promoting a Kickstarter project, but these guys get bonus points for simultaneously giving the venture-capital system a big poke…

May 23, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT

TechCrunch Founder Launches VC Firm Arrington to step down as editor

Michael Arrington, the founder and co-editor of TechCrunch, has created a venture capital fund to invest in startups. Arrington is resigning from TechCrunch, one of the most influential tech blogs in…

September 2, 2011, 6:34 AM EDT

Incubator Y Combinator Grows Its Startup Army 63 companies take the stage at demo day

Before a long list of new startups took the stage on Tuesday at Y Combinator headquarters, partner Paul Graham (who's seen as the startup incubator's driving force and public face)…

August 25, 2011, 6:31 AM EDT

Investors Gather at 500 Startups Incubator looks beyond Silicon Valley

When the 30 startups who make up the current class at the 500 Startups accelerator showed off their products on Tuesday, they spoke to a crowded room of entrepreneurs, reporters,…

August 17, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT

Twitter Lands Record $800M VC Deal Yuri Milner's DST led the funding round

Twitter has just landed the largest venture capital investment in history as part of an $800 million funding deal led by Russian venture firm DST Global, the San Jose Mercury…

August 2, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

Is the Second Tech Bubble Burst Nigh? Reports warn of a return to 1999-level recklessness

How many doomsayers does it take to kill a party? Last week, as reports poured in showing major first-quarter growth for the venture capital industry and valuations for startup companies…

April 26, 2011, 6:34 AM EDT

Agencies Get Into the V.C. Business, But Why? Investing isn't as easy as some think

Venture capital has again become a pretty cool gig—cooler, in fact, than advertising. Which may explain why in recent months, an influx of agencies has wandered into the risky business…

April 18, 2011, 3:00 AM EDT

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