SpaceX Raises $1b Round from Google and Fidelity

On Tuesday, SpaceX - the rocket and spacecraft company founded by Elon Musk - announced a new billion dollar round of funding. Google, one of the two investors in this round has a major vested interest in the low-cost space flight that SpaceX offers to the like of NASA. The funding round was announces in [...]

13 Year Old Leads Latest Group Of Intel Capital Investments

Intel Capital announced at their annual summit, the latest 16 companies to receive funding from the silicon company's venture arm. The summit kicked off Monday at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach attracting over 1,000 Intel Capital portfolio CEO's and high level employees, venture capitalists and top executives from Global 2000 companies, according to Intel. On [...]

Reddit Raises $50M on $500M Valuation

There are reports surfacing that Reddit, the so called "Front Page of the Internet," is raising a round of funding. According to Re/code, Reddit "has reached a preliminary agreement to sell less than 10 percent of the company for more than $50 million. That could give the company a valuation of upward of $500 million."Peter [...]

Fiverr Closes $30M C Round, Launched Re-design

On Monday, Fiverr announced that they had closed a $30M C Round. This brings Fiverr's total funding to 50$M. According to the Wall Street Journal: The Series C infusion, which boosts Fiverr’s total outside capital to $50 million, will be used to promote a refined version of the four-year-old startup’s product being released Monday and continue [...]

Flipkart – The Indian Amazon – Closes $1B Round

On Tuesday, Flipkart - who raised on of the largest rounds in 2013 - announced that the company had raised a new round of funding valued at $1 billion. Flipkart's $1 billion round comes in as the largest ever funding round for an Indian company, and the second largest round globally, just behind Uber's recent $1.2 [...]

Dan Gilbert Genius x2 Friday

Dan Gilbert Rap Genius While the sports world went into a frenzy on Friday morning when Lebron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers that wasn't the only big news for Cavaliers owner and tech investor Dan Gilbert. Right now Gilbert is in the spotlight for James' move back to his hometown team, a [...]

For That Reason, I’m Out! OWN IT [Mark Cuban]

Mark Cuban is by all accounts one of the most recognized, smartest and shrewd entrepreneurs in the world. From delivering great advice as a shark on ABC's Shark Tank, to delivering startup advice on his own blog, he cuts away the bull shit and gives entrepreneurs (and wantrepreneurs for that matter) great advice on [...]

Toplist: A New Approach to Social Commerce

         We just came across a pretty interesting mobile app. Toplist is a shopping app, but it takes a lot of cues from social networks. There have been a few social commerce apps and companies, but Toplist thinks that these guys had the wrong idea. Rather than just a repository for people to dump [...]

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Mailigen: An Alternate Email Marketing Service Provider

           There are a ton of email marketing solutions out there. Off the top of my head, I can think of at least 5 right away. That said, there is not a whole lot of variety in the different services. They are all more of less, bland. Perhaps that is just the nature of [...]

SV Angel Founders on Sourcing Deals, Hiring, and Crowdfunding

Pokorny, Lee, and Constine On Tuesday at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, Josh Constine - a journalist for TechCrunch - had a chat with David Lee and Brian Pokorny. Lee and Pokorny are Co-founders and Managing Partners at SV Angel, a San Francisco based Angel Investor firm. The chat covered a huge range of topics, and shed [...]