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Sweden’s Truecaller clinches $60 mln in venture capital funding

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Truecaller, a global mobile phone directory and caller identification service, has secured $ 60 million in funding from U.S. tech funds and lured a founder of Internet calling firm Skype to its board, the Swedish startup said … Continue reading

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AT&T, Chernin venture to buy majority stake in Fullscreen

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Otter Media, a joint venture between telecom giant AT&T Inc and The Chernin Group, has agreed to buy a majority stake in Fullscreen, one of the largest networks on YouTube, the companies announced … Continue reading

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Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – (This story corrects spelling of Emily Weisburst's name in second paragraph) Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences … Continue reading

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U.S. venture firm Kleiner Perkins suffers security breach

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California detectives are investigating a July computer theft at storied venture capital-firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a spokeswoman for the Menlo Park police said on Thursday. The suspect took a docking station, … Continue reading

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Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than … Continue reading

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Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than … Continue reading

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Despite lip service, Silicon Valley venture capital still a man’s world

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions – but not the tip she got from a female investor who suggested she dye her blonde hair … Continue reading

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Venture firm tries telling others how to invest in private companies

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Washington, D.C.-area company that invests in startup companies is moving into a new line of business: advising others on how they too can invest in startups. Disruption Corp., which runs the Crystal … Continue reading

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Samsung SDI, China’s Sungrow plan venture for energy storage systems

South Korea’s Samsung SDI Co Ltd said on Sunday it has signed a preliminary deal with China’s Sungrow Power Supply Co Ltd to form a joint venture to make energy storage systems in China. Samsung SDI, a maker of electronics … Continue reading

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Venture capitalist Andreessen Horowitz invests $50 mln in BuzzFeed

(Reuters) – Venture Capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is investing $ 50 million in BuzzFeed, the social news and entertainment website known for producing advertising-sponsored "listicles" that go viral. Chris Dixon, a general partner at the venture capital firm, said in … Continue reading

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