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Salesforce targets 'citizen developers' with new tools and training

At its new TrailheaDX event in San Francisco, Salesforce unveiled new tools for its Lightning development platform as well as expanded training offerings, a new investment fund and a new incubator.

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Microsoft's investing arm is back on the market, but will entrepreneurs bite?

After laying dormant for quite some time, Microsoft has announced that it is getting back into directly investing in startups. Microsoft Ventures has been overhauled, though it’s not clear exactly why Microsoft has decided to get back...

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JetBlue CIO pilots VC arm in search of revenue growth

JetBlue’s Technology Ventures unit seeks to fund startups, and potentially commercialize services based on their technology.

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Startup brings together OLTP, OLAP and Spark

The startup has secured series A funding led by Pivotal, GE Ventures and GTD Capital with a new in-memory hybrid transactional analytics database.

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Top drone startups find venture capital flying their way

With unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e., drones) here to stay, entrepreneurs are pouncing on the opportunity to safeguard people from having these flying machines drop in unexpectedly and venture capitalists are buying in.

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Marketing tech firm wins $56 million in VC funding

Even as investors get more selective about where they put their money in the hot but increasingly fragmented marketing technology industry, big data marketing applications specialist BloomReach has won their confidence.

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Software a winner as VC market heads to biggest year since dot-com era

Venture capitalists are investing more money in private companies than at any time since the dot-com bust, with software companies grabbing the biggest slice of the pie.

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Scott McNealy's Wayin gets $15.4M from investors including SAP's Plattner

Wayin, the latest venture from ex-Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy, got a considerable boost Friday with a fresh $15.4 million infusion from big-name investors including SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner.

Symantec to incubate security startups with new VC partnership

Frost Data Capital tie-up will see 10 firms seeded per year

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Backing tech startups: The data venture capitalist firms value

There are more important things than profitability.

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The 5 stages of venture capital denial

At EMC World, columnist Rob Enderle attended a session on venture funding efforts. Because EMC takes a different approach it often has to defend its strategy. So here is a look at the ‘5 stages of venture capital denial’ developed by...

Illumio goes to the well for $105 million more in venture funding

Investors in Illumio are tripling down, with existing and new investors tossing another $105 million at the data-center/cloud security company that will be used to extend research and development, open new offices and broaden its...

Tanium pulls down $52M more venture capital for endpoint platform

Tanium has pulled in another $52 million in venture capital and is upgrading its endpoint software platform so it’s easier to tell it what to do and for it to gather threat intelligence from third-party platforms.

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Are Robotics Startups Gaining Traction? Affirmative

Robots are following the VC dollars. And while many funding rounds are aimed at the usual industrial automation, money is also flowing to startups developing more human-friendly robots. In 2014, VCs invested $341.3 million in robotics...

Twizoo Founder: 'First Thing a VC Asks Me is Why Are My Nails Painted Pink?'

Madeline Parra said she has pitched 25 VCs and they've all been male

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Why Venture Capitalists Don’t Fund Women-Led Startups

Silicon Valley is the land of entrepreneurial spirit and the home of the startup – that is, unless you’re women-led business looking for venture capital.

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12 Most Eye-Popping VC Tech Deals of 2014

While the three largest venture capital deals of the year in the technology industry went to consumer-focused startups, most of the other top investments went to companies building products that could reshape the enterprise IT...

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8 Strategies to Fund Your New Business

Entrepreneurs and small business experts share their advice on the best ways to raise money to finance a new business or product.

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