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Category Archives: Venture Capital

Tira Wireless Raises $13.5M

You ever wonder how different kinds of mobile applications are able to run on hundreds of devices using different kinds of networks? Part of the answer is Tira Wireless, which adopts, deploys and optimizes wireless services for a wide variety … Continue reading

Who Wants Some VC Money?

Since Rick Segal asked – and I have a personal mandate to encourage technology start-ups – I'm here to tell you that the Canadian Venture Forum is being held in Toronto from May 10-12. To be perfectly honest, the show … Continue reading

The Power of DEMO

Sharpcast, which is developing technology to synchronize information such as photos on different devices, does a six-minute song and dance at DEMO last month – and just like that it secures $13.5-million from Sigma Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Selby … Continue reading

Are Online Polls a Business?

Silicon Beat has a post today on Vizu raising $1-million to develop an online polling service from a group of investors that includes WR Hambrecht + Co, Amicus Capital, Ron Conway, Esther Dyson, Don Hutchison, and Mike Maples, Jr. I've … Continue reading

Cash for Six Apart; Woes for WordPress

There's lot of chatter about Six Apart raising $12-million with lots of VCs salivating over the deal. Is this bubble-like activity? Maybe but at least Six Apart has a service, plenty of users, and a well-known brand. In other words, … Continue reading

$4M of VC For a Dress-Up Site?

Okay, I think this is the sign of the Web 2.0 apocalypse – Index Ventures and angel investors have invested $4-million into Stardoll.com, which lets visitors – mostly young girls and women, I guess – to dress more than 320 … Continue reading