Articles Tagged: Variety

Seedcamp returns for fourth year of talent-hunting entrepreneurs

Seedcamp returns for fourth year of talent-hunting entrepreneurs. Monday is the big day for 900 teams, including a software testing platform, a designer community and email marketing (Updated: note location is UCL, not Imperial) It’s that X Factor time of year again, and not just for stroppy teenagers. Some of Europe’s most promising developers and … read more here


GetJar applies itself to growth

RCR Unplugged RCR Unplugged recently caught up with GetJar’s chief marketing officer Patrick Mork to discuss the cross- platform app store’s explosive success and what it means to have more than 73,000 apps distributed across 200 countries for about 2,200 devices. “For GetJar, the focus has always on discovery, distribution and making consumption of content … read more here


News Analysis: Jive Fills Warchest, Ready to Battle Enterprise Software Giants And IPO?

Community Platforms Evolve Into Social Business Category Having tracked the social business category for some years now, and having watched the category grow, many players have expanded into other niches.  At first, the community platform space (e.g. InGage, Jive, KickApps, Lithium, Mzinga, etc.) was insular, focused only on enterprise communities.  However, the space has evolved … read more here


Readying For An IPO, Jive Software Raises $30 Million From Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia

TechCrunch Jive Software,  the maker of an all-in-one social enterprise software, has just raised $30 million in Series C funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers  with existing investor Sequoia Capital  participating in the round. This brings Jive’s total funding to a whopping $57 million.  Jive’s CEO Tony Zingale  declined to reveal the valuation … read more here


As Strategies Shift, VCs Keep Ear To The Ground With More Seed Deals

Not to be outdone by angel investors, an increasing number of well-established venture capital firms are using a variety of tactics to increase their access to start-ups at the earliest of stages. This frenzy of seed-stage activity is happening mostly with consumer Internet and software-as-a-service start-ups, which are finding success faster and with less capital … read more here


Home Star, A Smart Investment in Jobs, Innovation

The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month authorizes the creation of a national incentive program (informally known as “Cash for Caulkers”) that would invest $6 billion over two years in helping homeowners save money on their energy bills, while reducing household carbon emissions and … read more here


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