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Apparently, I like my espresso as though I'm from Southern Italy. And sometimes from Cuba.
Chances are you order a plain coffee or latte...
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LPs must not be too concerned with the firm's backing of Secret, which has since shut down. The venture firm has raised nearly $46.2 million, more than what their previous filing said was the target.
San Francisco-based Fuel Capital, an investor in Clearbit, Interana, Julep and Secret. among others, has raised $46.195 million for its second fund, according to a regulatory filing. The firm raised $25.5 million for its inaugural fund in 2013, according to Thomson Reuters.
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Berkeley Running Club brings couple together Both Nikki Snowhite and Robert Hart joined the Berkeley Running Club for the obvious reasons: to run. A marathon runner, she immediately joined the club to seek out new places to run. [...] 33 and an engineer, he works at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on energy efficiency. Once, the group went to the Albatross Pub in Berkeley to play trivia as a team after their run. Nikki and Robert woul...
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My recap on venture capital events from 2015, from angels to unicorns. (for subscribers only)
Not all the news of 2015 was about unicorns. But it was certainly the biggest story of the year.
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So Kobe can play basketball better than me and write poetry better than me, too! No winning!
I’m ready to let you go. I want you to know now, so we both can savor every moment we have left together.
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New York Observer national political reporter Ross Barkan is resigning after the paper endorsed Donald Trump, whose son-in-law, Jared Kushner, owns the paper.
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Norwest Venture Partners, an investor in Misfit, Lending Club and Skybox Imaging, has closed its third consecutive $1.2 billion fund.
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San Francisco-based Jackson Square Ventures has filed to raise $150 million for Jackson Square Ventures II LP, according to a regulatory document. Not listed is Managing Director Bob Spinner.
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  • VCJ and peHUB.com
    Venture Capital Editor, 10 - present
    I'm venture capital editor for VCJ and peHUB.com, two publications owned by Buyouts Insider, a UCG company
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    Editor, VCJ, 2011 - 2014
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    Managing Editor, 2003 - 2011
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Editor of Venture Capital Journal, pehub.com blogger; vegan, sports fan, runner, espresso!, beer fan, beagle owner, wannabe photographer/artist and papa of two boys
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    BA in Magazine Journalism; minor in environmental studies, 1991
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Norwest raises another $1.2 bln fund - PE HUB
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Norwest Venture Partners, an investor in Misfit, Lending Club and Skybox Imaging, has closed its third consecutive $1.2 billion fund.

Year in Review: Plenty of angels and unicorns were spotted in 2015 - PE HUB
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Not all the news of 2015 was about unicorns. But it was certainly the biggest story of the year.

Foundersuite raises funding from ffVC, angels
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San Francisco-based Foundersuite.com, a provider of SaaS tools to help entrepreneurs with fundraising and other business tasks, announced it

Columbian taxi operator Táximo drives away with $4.6 mln
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Táximo, a portfolio company of Polymath Ventures, has raised $4.6 million in funding. The investors were unnamed. Based in Columbia, Táximo

Yummly loads up with $15 mln Series B
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Food discovery platform Yummly announced it has raised a $15 million Series B round of funding. Bauer Media Ventures, the venture arm of Ger

This summer slowdown and Bill Gurley’s tweetstorm
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The summer investment slowdown arrived this year with the warm weather, as it does most years. But you would hardly know it from the pace of

Milner's DST Global raises $1.7 bln toward new fund
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DST Global has raised $1.7 billion toward a new fund, according to an SEC filing. It is not clear whether fundraising continues.

DCM Ventures calls up $100 mln for second Android fund
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DCM Ventures announced it has raised $100 million for its second Android fund, A-Fund II, to make early-stage bets on apps and technology re

VC perspective: Surviving the coming venture capital fallout
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Startups and venture firms need to prepare for when, not if, the valuation bubble bursts.

British-born VC gets quickly to work--VCJ snapshot
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Andy McLoughlin, who joined SoftTech VC in March, is helping the firm pursue more B2B deals.

Causeway backs VenueNext, developer behind the Levi's Stadium mobile app
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San Francisco-based VenueNext has raised a $9 million Series A round of funding from Causeway Media Partners. Live Nation Entertainment, Twi

Cohesity emerges with $70 mln in backing from ARTIS, Google, Sequoia and...
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Storage provider Cohesity has come out of stealth mode and announced it has raised $70 million in two rounds of venture funding.

Data Collective, angels back power saving tech developer PathSense
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PathSense, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of technology that aims to improve location without the battery drain commonly experienced wi

Edtech company Wonder Workshop raises $6.9 mln from WI Harper, Madrona, CRV
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San Mateo, Calif.-based Wonder Workshop, which has developed programmable robots and other technology to help teach children to code, announ

In search of narwhals: A word from VCJ's editor
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In Canada, much like the United States, the talk lately in venture and startup circles is about young tech startups that have reached at lea

The Silence of the Fans - The New Yorker
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Security is the given reason for this afternoon’s scheduled weirdness in Baltimore, where the Orioles played the Chicago White Sox at Camden

For women in VC, let’s stop citing the 4 percent--VCJ Editor's letter
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Ellen Pao case is shining a spotlight about diversity at venture firms, but let’s get the facts straight.

AI company Quid raises $39 mln in round led by Liberty Interactive
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San Francisco-based Quid, an artificial intelligence company which provides information analytics software, has raised a $39 million Series

Third Point leads $30 mln funding of cloud security provider Elastica
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Elastica, a provider of cloud app security services, has raised a $30 million Series B round of funding. Third Point Ventures led the fundin

New Media Disrupted: GigaOm Web Sites Suddenly Stop Publishing -SVW
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