Ustream Adds Former WebEx and Yammer Executives to Accelerate Company Growth

Live, Social Video Streaming Leader Welcomes David Thompson as SVP of Marketing and Matt Imbach as VP of Finance SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Ustream Inc., the leader in live, social streaming video, today announced the appointment of two new executive team members: David Thompson, the former chief marketing officer of […]

Online Radio Service TuneIn Raises $16M From Sequoia, General Catalyst And More, Hits 40M Monthly Active Listeners

TuneIn, the popular online radio service, just announced that it has raised a $16 million funding round led by General Catalyst Partners. Other participants in this round include Jafco Ventures,Google Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Sequoia also participated in TuneIn’s $6 million funding round in 2010. TuneIn tells us that it plans to use this new funding “to scale the […]

Backupify Secures $9 Million in Series C Funding

Investment will enable technical and commercial growth of cloud backup provider CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Backupify, the leading provider of online backup services for cloud application data, today announced that it has secured $9 million in Series C funding from Symantec Corp. as well as existing investors Avalon Ventures, General […]

Getaround Raises $13.9M Series A Led By Menlo Ventures, Launches Getaway For Managed Car Rentals

 By RYAN LAWLER Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 Peer-to-peer car sharing service — and former TechCrunch Disrupt winner — Getaround just raised $13.9 million in new funding to expand into new markets and improve its product. It’s also rolling out a new product called Getaway that will let users who never use their cars to rent them out for months […]

Kayak IPO Soars

Kayak IPO soars at $30.10, up from an initial price of $26 July 20, 2012 8:12 AM By Devindra Hardawar  After a long delay, travel search site Kayak finally started trading on the NASDAQ this morning and saw its stock jump 14 percent to $30.10. Kayak last night priced its IPO at $26, above its prior range of […]

Is Sebastian Thrun’s Udacity the future of higher education?

By William J. Bennett, CNN Contributor Thu July 5, 2012 Udacity was the brainchild of Sebastian Thrun. (CNN) — Educators and policymakers have long dreamed of providing universal, low cost, first-class higher education. Their wish may come true soon thanks to an unlikely source: Silicon Valley. The mecca of the technology universe is in the process of […]

OwnerIQ Grabs $7.5 Million to Help Brands Create Their Own Ad Network

A Retargeting Company for Retailers and Brands By: Jason Del Rey    Published: July 02, 2012   Ad-targeting startup OwnerIQ and its investors are betting that e-commerce sites and other consumer brands will become increasingly sophisticated advertisers, targeting their customers on their own sites and across the web and becoming competitors to traditional media for online advertising in […]

General Catalyst Parters joins the Start Fund to back Y-Combinator Start-Ups

Check out the full article by the Wall Street Journal’s Venture Capital Dispatch. General Catalyst Partners has joined the Start Fund, which helps fund all Y-Combinator Start-Ups. The fund, started by Yuri Miller & SV Angel, gives every Y-Combinator start-up with a $150,000 convertible note upon acceptance to the elite, three-month program held twice a year […]