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Dell Technologies Capital emerges from stealth, announces over 70 investments

Most venture capital funds that have 27 exits under their belt are not in stealth. In fact, most venture capital firms today don’t even know what 27 exits looks like. But EMC Ventures, in stealth until today, has been steadily investing at a rate of about $100 million per year. The group certainly …

Yep, more later-stage companies are taking on venture debt

Venture debt has been much in the news lately. Earlier this month, for example, we learned that ModCloth, an online company that sells vintage women’s apparel, is being acquired by Jet.com for less than investors poured into the company — largely because ModCloth was tripped up by unsecured bank …

Startups

Bloomberg Beta raises a second $75 million fund

When the partners at Bloomberg Beta — a $75 million seed investment fund — sit down to review how they’re doing, they say they don’t first look at the valuation of their portfolio.<p>Instead, they first take a look at how the founders in the fund are grading them as investors and partners. While paper …

China's Didi Chuxing raises $7.3 billion in new funding | Reuters

(Reuters) - Chinese car-hailing app Didi Chuxing Technology Co said it raised $7.3 billion in its latest round of funding, including $4.5 billion from new and existing investors, as it battles to fend off Uber’s march into China.<p>The logo of Didi Chuxing is seen at its headquarters in Beijing, …

Enterprise Tech

Stop Facebook's targeted ads from stalking you around the Internet

Facebook will now show you ads based on your Facebook preferences both on and off of the site. Oh, and it will also show its ads to non-Facebook users. OMG, Facebook, boundaries!<p>Facebook is now using your Facebook ad preferences -- your information, interests and browsing history -- to show you …

Digital Advertising

Payment startup Zooz raises $24 million as global fintech looks for standards

Dennis Mitzner Contributor<p>Dennis Mitzner lives in Tel Aviv and writes about startups and technology trends.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Magic Leap goes to Finland in pursuit of Nordic VR and AR talent<br>• Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Barak bets big on emergency app Reporty<p>As payment solutions …

SAM Labs raises $4.5M to turn kids into IoT-mavens

London-based SAM Labs just announced that it raised £3.2M ($4.5M) from a group of investors led by Imperial Innovations. In addition to the institutional investor specializing in commercial spin-outs from academic institutions, the round was padded out with smart money from a number of angels …

AOL expands its TV ad-buying tools

AOL is expanding its television efforts with the launch of self-serve TV ad-buying as part of its One by AOL platform.<p>AOL (which owns TechCrunch, and in turn is owned by Verizon) first announced its programmatic TV offering in 2014, allowing marketers to buy TV ads through AOL’s online system. As …

Mattermark raises $7.3M at a $42M valuation to expand its B2B search and analytics tools

Mattermark, a startup that mines and crunches public Internet data to provide investors, sales teams and others with search tools and other business intelligence, has raised another $7.3 million in funding — a Series B round that values the company at $42 million.<p>The new cash injection will be used …

Apple Just Opened Up Its News App in a Big Way

Apple will now let individuals and independent publishers deliver content through its native news platform.<p>Apple News’s 40 million users are about to have a lot more articles to read. The iPhone maker announced Tuesday the launch of a new Web-based editing tool that will open its native iOS news …

Diets

Google has 6 new analytics apps for marketers

Whether you’re building an app or running an online store, analytics can help you figure out what your users are trying to achieve and how you can serve them better.<p>To that end, Google has launched a new set of enterprise-grade tools to help marketers gain insights about their customers’ journey …

Analytics

Six Ways to Blow Up Your Business With Facebook Ads

Ever since Facebook first emerged in the market over 10 years ago, this social media platform has completely changed the way that people today communicate with one another. However, despite being the most popular social media network in the world, Facebook is also one of the most <i>under-utilized</i> …

Facebook Ads

The Raspberry Pi 3 adds Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and still costs only $35

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is celebrating its computer's fourth birthday with some big news: it's launching a brand new Raspberry Pi today. The Raspberry Pi 3 is perhaps the biggest update yet to the tiny and extremely inexpensive computer. This new model is still just $35, and it now includes …

Raspberry Pi 3 gets wireless and it's available now

Raspberry Pi was born on 29 February 2012, the last leap year, and now on the second leap year in the company’s history it’s releasing a major hardware update.<p>The Raspberry Pi 3 features a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core, 1GB of RAM, integrated 802.11n wireless and Bluetooth 4.1, as well as full …

Raspberry Pi

Iotera Raises $1 Million For Its Super Simple GPS Tracking Device

Iotera, a U.S.-company that produces GPS devices with months of battery life, has closed a $1 million seed funding round led by ZenShin Capital Partners.<p>Crunchfund*, Startup Capital Ventures, String Ventures, EarlyMarket and Rubicon Venture Capital also participated in the round. Iotera raised a …