AOptix Hosts First Media Roundtable on Iris Recognition and the Future of Air Travel

Leading biometric solution provider and systems integration experts team up to deliver insight on the Future Passenger Experience

ACI – Airport Exchange 2011

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AOptix Technologies, Inc., (AOptix) (www.aoptix.com), a leading developer of advanced biometrics-based identity solutions, will present their recent iris recognition deployments in the Middle East and United . . . → Read More: AOptix Hosts First Media Roundtable on Iris Recognition and the Future of Air Travel

Google acquires Apture

Google Buys Contextual Rich News Browsing Startup Apture To Beef Up Chrome

Google has acquired Apture, a startup that brings instantaneous search to content on the web, we’ve confirmed with both companies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Launched in 2008, Apture has raised $4.6 million from Beau Vrolyk, Paul Maritz, Steve Taylor, . . . → Read More: Google acquires Apture

Austin-based aDealio Raises $1M and Launches New Business Listings Product for SMBs

 

Austin-based aDealio Raises $1M and Launches New Business Listings Product for SMBsOver 700 businesses create Business Listings in the first two weeks – Investors include star lineup including CRV, Benjamin Ling, Michael Tanne, Angus Davis, Jim Armstrong, Ed Roman and others.

Founded in early 2010 by Ryan Koonce, aDealio is a marketing super-center for . . . → Read More: Austin-based aDealio Raises $1M and Launches New Business Listings Product for SMBs

India Abroad

August 17, 2011 In May, when The Indus Entrepreneursin Silicon Valley celebrated its annual conference, TiE President Vish Mishra said this year was break-even time. …

http://www.indiaabroad-digital.com/indiaabroad/20110819?pg=7

How Silicon Valley's new Indian entrepreneurs are blooming in all hues

August 1, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO: The Indian entrepreneur in America — a middle-aged man who runs an IT consulting outfit or a body shop. That person has not disappeared. But it’s a stereotype that is now being challenged by a new clutch of entrepreneurs looking beyond the usual realms that Indian entrepreneurs are identified with.

. . . → Read More: How Silicon Valley’s new Indian entrepreneurs are blooming in all hues

Steady as She Goes...

by Jim Armstrong

The business of venture backed internet companies is pretty hot these days with sky rocketing IPOs and a flurry of fundings. But finding the signal amidst the noise has never been harder. 60 days ago, a certain company was all the rage. At least half a dozen of the new pitches I . . . → Read More: Steady as She Goes…

The country is absolutely on the right path: Vish Mishra, President, TiE Silicon Valley

July 23, 2011 You know Kondratieff’s theory, as well as the next person, and have read your Drucker. But really, what is this innovation business?It had started out as The Indus Entrepreneurs in 1992 with the name ‘TiE’ being symbolic of the South Asian or the Indus roots of the founders. Over the years, . . . → Read More: The country is absolutely on the right path: Vish Mishra, President, TiE Silicon Valley

Group Profile: TiE Angels

July 22, 2011

It can be challenging for new angel groups to make more than two or three investments in their first year, even when deal flow is exceptionally good.

TiE Angels, founded last summer in Santa Clara, CA, has invested in seven portfolio companies in eight months. Typical investments are between $250,000 and $600,000.

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HomeAway IPO

by Jim Armstrong

There has been a lot written, most negative, about the valuation of the HomeAway IPO this week. Here are a few comments from a shareholder, who admits he has some bias, but I believe his comments are credible….

“So I’m totally biased (I’m a shareholder but not an insider) but IMO HomeAway . . . → Read More: HomeAway IPO

Clearstone Tops CalPERS IRR List

CalPERS: Best & worst PE & VC funds

By Dan Primack June 22, 2011: 3:39 PM ET

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is the country’s largest investor in private equity and venture capital, with $50 billion of exposure to nearly 700 funds. It also is one of the most transparent, thanks . . . → Read More: Clearstone Tops CalPERS IRR List

CalPERS: Best & worst PE & VC funds

By Dan Primack June 22, 2011: 3:39 PM ET

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is the country’s largest investor in private equity and venture capital, with $50 billion of exposure to nearly 700 funds. It also is one of the most transparent, thanks to a 2002 skirmish with the San Jose Mercury News.

. . . → Read More: CalPERS: Best & worst PE & VC funds

Comments on Ryan Born

by Jim Armstrong

OK, Ryan Born posted the essay below (below my comments) and for some reason LinkedIn would not allow me to comment in length. My comments here and his post below.

MY COMMENTS

OK, despite the obviously purposeful edgy tone, good post. And while I generally agree and give similar advice, here are . . . → Read More: Comments on Ryan Born

The Problem with the Super Angels

by Jim Armstrong

There is a lot of talk these days about the growing number of angel funds and super angel funds, that is funds that quickly invest 250k to 2MM (roughly) into a company and remain very hands off. To be sure these super angel funds do indeed properly fit into the new trends . . . → Read More: The Problem with the Super Angels