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Carmelo Anthony's Venture Capital Firm Invests In Smart Kitchen Company
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has made an investment in Silicon Valley smart kitchen company, The Orange Chef Co. The investment was technically consummated by Anthony's new venture capital company Melo7 Tech Partners, created by ...
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony invests in SF kitchen-tech startupSiliconBeat
This smart kitchenware startup has Carmelo Anthony on team as VC, adviserSan Francisco Business Times (blog)

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MassMutual unveils venture capital firm
Boston Globe
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. is launching a venture capital firm to invest in financial technology startups that will help the company improve its primary insurance and investment business. The Springfield company will use $100 million from ...
MassMutual forms venture capital
MassMutual forms $100 mln venture firmThomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
MassMutual establishes $100M venture fund to back tech startupsBoston Business Journal (blog)
IT Business Net
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Venture Capital Had a Great 2013—But Public Markets Were Still Better
In an industry obsessed with creating the next big thing, it can be easy to forget that a lot of big ideas simply crash and burn. So here's a little reminder: Last year, American venture capitalists put together their best annual performance since 1999 ...


Wall Street Journal (blog)

The Daily Startup: Tiger Global Backs Online Lender AvantCredit
Wall Street Journal (blog)
In a wide-ranging guest post for Fortune on the state of the venture capital industry, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures says changing investment and tech trends have “massively shifted the value captured from post-IPO investors to pre-IPO investors ...

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Wall Street Journal (blog)

Where in the US is Venture Investment Increasing the Most?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The amount of venture capital invested in California for the first half of 2014 increased 91% year over year, far outpacing the overall U.S. increase of 60%, according to data from industry tracker Dow Jones VentureSource. New York's year-over-year ...

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