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DEC 18, 2014 - TechCrunch

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First Round Might Break The Silicon Valley Internets With Annual Holiday Video

It’s time to gather all your startup family and watch the epic annual First Round Capital holiday parody video once again. In this 7th annual creation, we find partners twirling around in ballet attire and telling us, “we’re taking off, taking off,” Taylor Swift-like. Parodies of Pharrell’s Happy, Gurley, Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor weave in (“cuz… Read More

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DEC 18, 2014 - Business Insider

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A Bunch Of Venture Capitalists Dance Around To Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' In This Epic Holiday Video

First Round Capital is the undisputed king of holiday videos. The seed-stage venture firm’s videos have become an annual tradition and past years have included portfolio companies dancing in unicorn heads, rhyming in muscle suits, and cruising in a limo like Rebecca Black. This year, the company took it to the next level with real ballerinas, firm partners in nude leotards, cheerleaders ...

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DEC 18, 2014 - Business Insider

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Hampton Creek Raises $90 Million To Take On Asia And Destroy Big Mayo

Hampton Creek, a startup that wants to make eggs obsolete, has raised $90 million in Series C funding. This comes only a few months after its last raise, which was a $23 million Series B funding.  Hampton Creek plans to use the money to improve the technology behind their plant-based egg replacement and grow their R&D efforts. “Part of what ...

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DEC 17, 2014 - Greentech

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Phononic’s Solid-State Thermal Cooling Technology Wins $44.5M in VC

Falling squarely in the energy efficiency sector, Phononic, a developer of solid-state thermal management technology, just raised $44.5 million in in a Round D led by Eastwood Capital and the Wellcome Trust along with WLR China Energy Infrastructure Fund, Tsing Capital, Venrock, Oak Investment Partners and Rex Health Ventures. The startup has raised more than $85 million in venture funding ...

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DEC 15, 2014 - Betabeat

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Best Tech Events This Week (Mo’ Holiday Parties + CoInvent Summit, Startup Snowball, ITP Winter Show, Food Hackers, Standup For Passion)

This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. Fun hanging out w/ Prince William (aka Duke of Cambridge & future ...

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