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The Economist

Corporate venture capital
The Economist
WHAT do a Braille printer made out of Lego and a drone that helps farmers monitor crops (pictured) have to do with chipmaking? Intel Capital, the venture-capital VC unit of the American technology giant, is not quite sure yet but it wants to find out ...

 

Cincinnati Business Courier

EXCLUSIVE: Cincinnati venture capital firm adds new investment strategy
Cincinnati Business Courier
Cincinnati venture capital firm Allos Ventures is already providing local entrepreneurs sorely needed early-stage capital. Now Allos is taking a step to provide financing even earlier in the process. Allos, headed by John McIlwraith, has started ...

 

Techstars Graduates' Survival Rates: What the Numbers Show
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Techstars failure rates, at least so far, are a little lower than the industry average, according to estimates from the National Venture Capital Association, which says that overall about 40% of venture-backed companies fail, 40% produce moderate ...

 

LiveAuctioneers Raises $47.6 M. in Venture Capital
ARTnews
LiveAuctioneers, the auction start-up founded in 2002 and the dominant online platform for all non-Christie's -Sotheby's and -Heritage auctions, has raised $47.6 million, the company announced today. The lead investor was Bessemer Venture Partners ...
LiveAuctioneers Announces $47.6M Round of Funding Led by Bessemer ...PR Newswire (press release)

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Techvibes (blog)

UPDATE 1-Canadian public-private venture capital fund raises C$160 million
Reuters
TORONTO Nov 18 (Reuters) - The latest of several Canadian government-backed investment funds that are being set up to breathe life into the country's venture capital industry raised C$160 million ($141.6 million) on its initial closing, its backers ...
Canadian venture capital fund raises $160-millionThe Globe and Mail
A new venture fund: Baird's got $185 million to play withCrain's Chicago Business (blog)
Government Injecting Six Times More Capital into Canadian Companies Than ...Techvibes (blog)
Canada NewsWire (press release) -IT Business Net -Xconomy
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