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Mega-financing rounds push VC totals higher: $10 billion invested in 880 deals in Q1

A series of very large financing deals — including Cloudera ($900 million); TangoMe ($280 million); and Domo Technologies ($125 million) — helped propel U.S. venture capital totals to the highest level since second quarter of 2001. Investments jumped 44 percent to $10 billion, while deal activity rose five percent compared to the same quarter last… Read More

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Proof of concept: Majority of angel investments made in revenue producing startups

Angel investors historically have placed bets at the earliest stages of a company’s formation, oftentimes when the business is nothing more than an idea on the back of a napkin. But as the venture capital marketplace shifts, so is angel investing. According to a new report out today from The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights,… Read More

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Cash-rich tech giants have $300 billion to spend: Is a new wave of tech M&A coming?

Could we see a new wave of technology-related mergers and acquisitions? Well, that’s one possible scenario given that the top 20 technology companies in the U.S. finished last year with a whopping $300 billion in cash and marketable securities, an impressive number which could indicate that companies such as Microsoft, Google, Salesforce.com and others may… Read More

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Ad impressions surge for Windows Phone, but Microsoft’s mobile OS share still small

Here’s the bad news for Microsoft from Millennial Media’s MobileMix report: Windows Phone commands just one percent of the smartphone market. And here’s the good news: The software giant’s mobile operating system experienced a 92 percent increase in ad impressions last month. Microsoft certainly has some catching up to do in mobile, with Android at… Read More