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JUL 23, 2014 - Forbes

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Well-Funded Competition Forced VC-Free FreshBooks To Take Investors After A Decade Of No's

For twelve years, Mike McDerment has run FreshBooks out of Toronto to be self-sufficient. But when your market gets hot, you don't want the smallest war chest. So even as FreshBooks announced its first major funding round today, it's decision to take venture capital after years of growing on margins shows just how fast the market environment can change--and why ...

Tags: Well-Funded Competition Forced VC-Free FreshBooks To Take Investors After A Decade Of No's,  First Round Capital Latest News

JUL 23, 2014 - Forbes

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Well-Funded Competition Forced VC-Free FreshBooks Into Investors' Arms After A Decade Of Nos

For twelve years, Mike McDerment has run FreshBooks out of Toronto to be self-sufficient. But when your market gets hot, you don't want the smallest war chest. So even as FreshBooks announced its first major funding round today, it's decision to take venture capital after years of growing on margins shows just how fast the market environment can change--and why ...

Tags: Well-Funded Competition Forced VC-Free FreshBooks Into Investors' Arms After A Decade Of Nos,  First Round Capital Latest News

JUL 23, 2014 - GeekWire

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A tasty trend or a bubble? Why investors and entrepreneurs are so bullish on food delivery

Back in 2011, when Scott Stanford and Shervin Pishevar led separate investments in Uber’s $37 million Series B round back in 2011, fellow investors and other friends scoffed. “Why are you guys investing in a limo company?” the naysayers asked. While Uber is now operating in 128 cities and valued at $18 billion, Stanford and Pishevar went on to start a venture capital firm called Sherpa Ventures. ...

Tags: A tasty trend or a bubble? Why investors and entrepreneurs are so bullish on food delivery,  First Round Capital Latest News

JUL 22, 2014 - TechCrunch

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Yik Yak Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

 It’s been about three months since anonymous messaging app Yik Yak raised their first major round of funding ($1.5 million led by Vaizra Investments, DCM, and Azure Capital Partners), and already the app has released a major update. The app, which has traditionally been incredibly ugly (just being honest), now has a slick new design with a much-refined user experience. ...

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JUL 22, 2014 - TechCrunch

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Sunrise Raises $6 Million From Balderton And Others To Build The Perfect Calendar

 A year and a half after launching its first calendar app, Sunrise is raising a $6 million Series A round from Balderton Capital and existing investors — Bernard Liautaud is joining the board. The company had previously raised $2.2 million. Sunrise is also launching a platform preview for third-party developers, so that other companies can build apps for the calendar… ...

Tags: Sunrise Raises $6 Million From Balderton And Others To Build The Perfect Calendar,  First Round Capital Latest News