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, and others may… Read More


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