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India has a new one-man venture capital fund—Ratan Tata
After retiring as the chairman of the $100 billion Tata Group in December 2012, 76-year-old Ratan Tata is building a different avatar as India's newest, one-man venture capital fund. With eight investments in the past year in Indian and international ...

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Twitter now has its own venture capital fund
Less than 18 months into its life as a public company, Twitter is still in hyper-growth, loss-making mode, yet it's already busy seeding other companies with venture capital money. The company—its Twitter Ventures arm, specifically—was one of the ...
Twitter's New Venture-Capital Arm Quietly Opens for BusinessWall Street Journal (blog)
Twitter makes its first venture capital investment, in a rival to Android and ...Mashable
Twitter slips into the world of venture capital with barely a chirrupThe Register
Benzinga -Insider Monkey (blog)
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In rebuttal, Pao attorney takes issue with venture capital
The final remarks in Ellen Pao's gender discrimination case against the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers seemed as much an assault on the tech industry at large as it did of Pao's former employer. “Women will be judged in one way ...
In male venture-capital world, women's experiences range from successful to ...San Jose Mercury News
Jury begins deliberations in sex bias lawsuit against Silicon Valley venture ...Newser
Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon ValleyLos Angeles Times

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Erie County IDA gets back into venture capital business
Buffalo News
Steven W. Weathers, the IDA's president, said that there are few local sources of venture capital, which makes it difficult for early stage businesses to find funding as their companies evolve from an idea to an operating business with products or ...
ECIDA to offer venture capital fundsBuffalo Business First

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Marc Andreessen: Venture capital is not for everybody, but when it works…
That's no surprise, coming from the entrepreneur who cofounded Netscape, Ning, Opsware — all venture-backed companies — and then went on to cofound Andreessen Horowitz, one of the biggest VC firms in Silicon Valley right now. More to the point, ...
Andreessen: venture capital not for (blog)

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