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The IPO window may be opening, but for investors, getting liquid is still complicated

Venture capitalists and their financial backers may be feeling a skip in their step this week, following the recently successful IPOs of several tech companies, including the cloud software companies Nutanix, Apptio and Coupa Software. 1,156 more words


Zenoti raises $15 million for spa bookings

The spa industry is in need of a technology makeover and Zenoti thinks it can help. The Seattle-based startup is raising $15 million in a round led by… 155 more words


Shift Technology using AI to battle Insurance Fraud #insuretech

When I first spotted Shift Technology with their focus on fraud detection for insurance, I assumed I would find a venture in Israel (which is known for smarts in finding the bad guys in cyberspace, as we outlined when we went to… 428 more words


Accel appoints ex-Facebooker Nir Blumberger as Venture Partner to focus on Israel

VC firm Accel’s London office has appointed a new Venture Partner to focus on Israel. Nir Blumberger has joined from Facebook, where he was a Corporate Development executive, and, we’re told, was involved in M&A and strategy in areas such as virtual/augmented reality, messaging and video. 274 more words


Talking Brazil with Accel's Kevin Efrusy

As you might have noticed, things aren’t going so well in Brazil. Its economy shrank 5.4 percent in the first quarter, according to government figures released yesterday. 854 more words

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Qualtrics makes a small acquisition -- its first

Qualtrics, a Provo, Utah, company whose online survey research platforms help 8,500 enterprise customers better understand both their employees and their customers, has made its first acquisition, picking up four-year-old, San Francisco-based… 151 more words


U.S. venture capital firms just gathered up the most money they've raised in a decade

Many in Silicon Valley may be worrying more and more about how to transform their startup stakes into cold, hard cash. But that’s not stopping institutional investors from writing out some very big checks to venture capital firms. 609 more words