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Monday, October 20, 2014

  •  Osmo Collects Series A Venture Capital

    Monday, October 20, 2014 5:45:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Palo Alto, California  --  Electronics technology company Osmo has landed $12 million in its first institutional venture capital funding round.

    Osmo is developing electronic and software-based technologies to "promote social intelligence and creative thinking."

    Accel Partners led the round, which also included Upfront Ventures and K9 Ventures.

    The company did not specify how proceeds purposes would be used.
  •  Boostability Bags New Venture Financing

    Monday, October 20, 2014 5:30:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Lehi, Utah  --  Internet technology company Boostability has raised an undisclosed amount of venture capital investment.

    Boostability has created technology that provides scalable SEO solutions to small local businesses.

    H.I.G. Capital made the investment.

    The company said it would use the funding to expand its service offering and accelerate its international growth initiatives.

Friday, October 17, 2014

  •  Vyu Secures Seed Venture Capital Investment

    Friday, October 17, 2014 5:45:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Santa Monica, California  --  Entertainment technology company Vyu has received $825,000 in seed stage of venture capital financing.

    Vyu is developing a social content application that makes it easier for fans of television shows to retrieve news, gossip and social feeds in one place.

    Jabbar Internet Group made the investment.

    The company did not say how the funding proceeds would be used.
  •  Checkr Nets $9 Million Series A VC

    Friday, October 17, 2014 5:30:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Sunnyvale, California  --  Internet technology company Checkr has landed $9 million in its first institutional venture capital financing round.

    Checkr is developing automated technology to change the manual process of doing background checks on potential employees.

    Accel Partners led the round, which also included Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Data Collective, Google Ventures and other undisclosed investors.

    Specific proceeds purposes were not disclosed by the company.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

  •  DNAtriX Secures Series B Venture Capital

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:45:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Houston, Texas  --  Biotechnology company DNAtriX has raised $20 million in its second round of institutional venture capital financing.

    DNAtriX is developing an oncolytic virus platform for the treatment of malignant glioma.

    Morningside led the round, which included other previous investors Mercury Fund, Targeted Technology Fund and others.

    The company said it would use the funding proceeds to advance its lead oncolytic virus product, DNX-2401.
  •  Libra Lands Seed Venture Capital Funding

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:30:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       San Francisco, California  --  Financial services technology company Libra has raised $500,000 in seed stage venture capital funding.

    Libra has created a solution for calculating capital gains and losses on digital currencies, which it calls LibraTax.

    Liberty City Ventures led the round, which included other undisclosed investors.

    The company did not say how the funding proceeds would be used.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

  •  Personalis Launches Enhanced Exome Test

    Monday, October 20, 2014 5:15:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Menlo Park, California  --  Genomics diagnostic laboratory Personalis has announced the launch of the latest generation of its inherited genetic disease test.

    Called the ACE Clinical Exome Test, the test includes advances in assay design that targets almost all human genes.

    The test also augments the coverage of more than 8,000 medically associated genes.

    The company says that it has used its ACE technology since February 2013 to sequence thousands of samples and cases.
  •  Hitachi And OpGen Launch Early Access Program

    Monday, October 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Gaithersburg, Maryland  --  Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. and OpGen announced the introduction of an early access program for its human chromosome mapping analytical service.

    Called Human Chromosome Explorer, the service combines OpGen's Whole Genome Mapping technology with a suite of bio informatics and data management applications from Hitachi.

    The service will enable customers to receive high resolution, high fidelity whole genome maps produced for human samples.

    These maps include automated, comprehensive reports of structural variations across the human genome, delivered via a cloud-based service.

Friday, October 17, 2014

  •  Los Angeles Times Launches Video Channels

    Friday, October 17, 2014 5:15:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Los Angeles, California  --  The Los Angeles Times announced the launch of a new video streaming channel.

    Called Los Angeles Times Originals, the video channel is being made available through the Roku streaming platform.

    The videos will include both short and long form productions and will initially include Lifestyle, Entertainment, Sports and Documentaries categories.

    More than 70 videos are available at launch on Roku's network of more than 10 million streaming players.
  •  PCTEL Supplies Antennas for New York Subway

    Friday, October 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Bloomingdale, Illinois  --  Telecommunications company PCTEL (NASDAQ: PCTI) announced that it has supplied wireless antennas for phase 2 expansion of the New York subway wireless network.

    As a result, wireless and Wi-Fi service is now available at 11 new stations in Manhattan and will be soon available in 29 stations throughout Queens.

    A total of 76 stations will be online in the coming weeks.

    The MIMO antennas support all cellular carriers and Wi-Fi and upon completion will extend coverage to all New York subway underground stations.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

  •  Venture Capital This Week - October 16

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:30:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

    It's always an interesting week in venture capital. Discover the best stories, blog posts and other information inside the VC ecosystem in north America and in hotspots around the world. Onward dear reader…

    VENTURE CAPITAL = HIGHER HEALTH CARE COSTS?
    Todd Hixon describes how venture capital helps drive up health care costs through high-tech products.

    NAV Blog:  High Tech Healthcare Costs

    TECHNOLOGY M&A MARKET
    Marlin & Assoc. notes the scorching hot tech M&A market.

    Marlin & Assoc.:  October 2014 Market Update (PDF)

    NEED MORE SEED FINANCING?
    This investor shares his tips for extending your seed round.

    Jonathan Friedman:   Seed Extension Round Keys

    VENTURE FINANCING: PRORATA RIGHTS
    VC Mark Suster has a long post that delves into prorata investment rights.

     Both Sides of the Table:   Prorata Rights For Entrepreneurs

    Q3 VENTURE CAPITAL M&A RESULTS
    The Wall Street Journal has published some preliminary numbers for Q3 2014 technology M&A.

    WSJ Online:  Q3 2014 - High Octane M&A Results

    FORGET YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH
    This VC advises entrepreneurs to focus on their personal pitch, rather than their venture.

     John Greathouse:  What's Your Personal Pitch?

    STARTUP LOOKERS
    Forward Partners VC Nic Brisbourne shares his thoughts on what investors look for in a startup.

    The Equity Kicker:  What Investors Look for in a Startup

    Q4 VENTURE INDUSTRY OUTLOOK
    Database firm PitchBook has its venture industry report available for download.

    PitchBook:   4Q 2014 US Venture Industry Report

    IS TECHNOLOGY IN A BUBBLE?
    VC Nic Brisbourne says the "market is definitely hot right now".

    The Equity Kicker:  Bubble Watch


    Venture Capital This Week is a publication of VentureDeal, a database that provides the latest information about venture capital firms, venture-backed technology companies and transactions throughout North America.

  •  Coupa And NetSuite Announce Partnership

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:15:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       London, UK  --  Coupa and NetSuite have announced a strategic partnership to jointly promoted market the Coupa Cloud Procurement and Expense Management SuiteApp.

    The application suite enables businesses to improve their spend visibility and gain more control over their financial processes.

    Coupa says that companies can achieve significant savings by having their end-users purchase goods and services through approved company suppliers, which their system enables.

    The application has been integrated with NetSuite's SuiteCloud development platform.
  •  mGage Launches Mobile CRM Platform

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Atlanta, Georgia  --  mGage has announced the launch of a new mobile campaign management and analytics platform.

    The suite of applications provides brands with the ability to generate and manage one-to-one conversations with their customers through an enterprise-grade CRM platform optimized for the mobile experience.

    The system provides data analytics and a set of open APIs that offer reach across all major mobile touch points.

    The platform is focused on specific verticals such as retail, financial services, media, gaming and consumer products.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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