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Individual angel investors generally don’t take leading roles in providing new institutional funding rounds for start-ups, but OpenBucks broke that tradition.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based financial services start-up raised $4.8 million in Series A funding this week led by Yahoo Inc. co-founder Jerry Yang, with former Yahoo Chief Executive Terry Semel and several other individuals and vent
Smartphones are powerful tools, and with the right apps and accessories, they can become even more so. A California-based tech company has launched a tool that turns a regular iPhone 4 or 4S into a powerful biometrics scanning tool. AOptix has unveiled its app and a wrap-around device for turning the smartphone into a portable iris, face, fingerprint and voice scanner.
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In the volatile world of venture capital, it isn’t just the financiers who take on risk. Lawyers also make a calculated gamble, given that about 75 percent of venture capital-backed companies fail.
“A lot of times [law firms] see startups before venture investors do, so we have to make the decision: Is this worth our time? Is it worth deploying resources, associate hours, and incurring costs?
Rubicon Project U.S. Internet audience in May estimated at 200 million unique visitors
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rubicon Project, the #1 independent digital advertising technology platform for the comScore 500, has been ranked second in scale (measured by unique visitors) only to Google in the comScore Media Metrix monthly ranking of Ad Focus properties for May 2012.
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AIISF’s annual event will feature the third annual Immigrant Heritage Awards this year with the theme of “An Evening in the Splendors of the Forbidden City.” It will be held at the Hilton Financial District in San Francisco (750 Kearny St) on September 2012 at 6 PM. Honorees include the Chinese Hospital Health System, author and community volunteer Linda Frank, “mentor capitalist” and pr
The Rubicon Project, a Los Angeles-based advertising startup, just got major bragging rights. It beat Google on one key metric that advertisers care deeply about—reach, or how broadly their message gets seen.
In the month of July, according to ComScore, the ads that Rubicon brokers on behalf of its customers reached 212.7 million unique visitors, or 96.2 percent of the U.S. audience. It beat Goo