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VC-Backed IPOs Showed Upswing in Q2, M&A Remained Sluggish

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Ad Company YuMe Files for IPO

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Gigamon Shares Soar in Debut

Shares of <b>Gigamon Inc</b>, a maker of data traffic management software, jumped as much as 37 percent in their market debut, underscoring investor …

How To Use Waze, The App Google Just Bought For $1.1 Billion

The price: $1 billion, plus $100 million in employee retention and incentives.<p>Waze is an interactive navigation app for iOS and Android with more than 40 million registered users. It was founded in 2007 by Ehud Shabtai, Amir Shinar and Uri Levine. Noam Bardin is the company's CEO. It previously …

Waze

Is The Venture Industry Shrinking? Not So Much

Much has been written lately about the shrinking venture industry, but the number of active investors isn’t really declining.<p>Although it is down from the dot-com bubble and took a dip during the financial crisis, in the last two years the number of venture firms making equity investments in U.S. …

Tableau and Marketo Create Whopping Piles of Money With IPO Debuts

iStockphoto | dny59<p>Two software companies saw their share prices rise by 64 percent and 78 percent respectively in their first day of …

Rose Xeon road bikes - Just in

<b>A brace of road bikes from Rose have landed in the BikeRadar office: the carbon Xeon CW and the aluminium disc-equipped Xeon DX.</b><p>Rose are one of the …

The Economic Argument Is Over — Paul Krugman Has Won

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Source: Mashery Is Selling To Intel For More Than $180M

We’re hearing from a source familiar with deliberations that Intel is buying Mashery for more than $180 million, in a move that shows how the chipmaker is slowly becoming both a hardware and a software company. ReadWrite had ballparked the acquisition price at 2-3x the company’s last reported …

Q1 Venture Capital Spending And Number Of Deals Down, M&A Activity Drops 44 Percent And Pre-Money Valuations Plummet

Dow Jones Venture Source released its quarterly report on the state of venture capital, including data on number of VC deals, funds raised, M&As and IPOs in the technology sector. According to the report, U.S.-based companies raised $6 billion from 752 venture capital deals in Q1 2013, an 11% …

Readying For An IPO, Enterprise SaaS Integration Platform MuleSoft Raises $37M From NEA, Salesforce And Others

MuleSoft, an integration platform for connecting SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise, has raised $37 million led by NEA, with Salesforce.com and returning investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, SAP Ventures and Bay …

Cisco Acquires U.K.-Based Ubiquisys for $310 Million

Networking giant Cisco Systems said today that it will spend $310 million to acquire Ubiquisys, a maker of indoor, small-cell LTE wireless networking …

Here is an IPO you didn’t expect: Moleskine

If you work in technology and still like to take notes, write, draw and imagine, then you are quite familiar with the Moleskine brand. What was once …

Data-visualization startup Tableau Software files for $150M IPO

Seattle-based data-visualization startup Tableau Software made the fastest-growing Tech 200 list in 2011 and again in 2012. And just in November, we picked it as one of 10 startups leading the way in ‘big data.’<p>Now it’s leading the way in 2013 IPOs for startups, filing for up to a $150 million …

Marketing software company Marketo files for a $75M IPO

Marketo has filed for a $75 million IPO, the marketing automation software company announced this afternoon.<p>Marketo has raised $108 million in venture funding to date. The company closed its most recent round in November 2011, $50 million led by Silicon Valley firm Battery Ventures.<p>It will trade …

Major Asset Classes | March 2013 | Performance Review

March was kind to US equities. The domestic stock market gained 3.9% last month. Foreign REITs performed nearly as well with a 3.8% advance. Bonds, …

Snapdeal, A 3-Year-Old Startup In India, Had Amazon And eBay Battling To Give It Tens Of Millions Of Dollars

Amazon and eBay both reportedly wanted a piece of the company, but eBay was able to nudge out its competitor and lead the round. eBay has aggressive growth plans over the next three years, and it believes a good portion of that growth (12%) will come from BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia India and …

Snapdeal raises $50 million from eBay and existing investors

Exclusive: Delhi based online marketplace, #snapdeal has raised $50 million from eBay and existing investors; including a Japan based financial …

Venture Capital

A Slow Start in 2013 for VC Exits

Despite generally upbeat public markets, 2013 got off to a slow start for venture capital liquidity.<p>There were nine initial public offerings of venture-backed companies in the U.S. during the first three months of this year compared with 20 a year ago, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.<p>Mergers …

Clash of Clans mobile gamemaker Supercell is raising more than $100M at an $800M valuation

Supercell has scored such a big hit with its Clash of Clans mobile game that it is in the midst of raising more than $100 million at an $800 million valuation, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The deal, if confirmed, shows just how hot a company can be if it scores a major hit in mobile …

Simpler Raises $1.2M From Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla To Make Employee Onboarding Paperless

Simpler, a new startup that wants to disrupt employee onboarding, is launching today and announcing $1.25 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Data Collective, AngelPool, Kenny Van Zant, Alex Bard, Gary Benitt, Elad Gil, Sid Henderson and …