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$43.3 billion invested by VCs in 2014, most since 2000

January 19th, 2015 at 1:09 pm » Comments Off

2014 was the best year for venture capital investments since 2000, with $43.3 billion invested.



Trading in your Soul for Venture Capital

January 9th, 2015 at 3:30 pm » Comments Off

In the tech industry, we celebrate raising money as a victory second only to that of a successful exit. And while I recognize that venture capital is often an unavoidable requirement for growing a business, most entrepreneurs, and the tech community at large — who often seem to push people into raising VC — would […]



Internet of Things Innovations in Agriculture

January 3rd, 2015 at 3:55 pm » Comments Off

Venture capitalists invested a record amount in agriculture and food startups in the third quarter this year, totaling $269 million across 41 deals. Conservis, for example, raised $10 million to offer farmers a real-time view of operations. FarmLogs raised $4 million to deliver apps that help farmers increase their productivity and profitability by identifying the […]



Coding Education & Tech Trends of 2014

December 31st, 2014 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Audrey Watters:  “The business of ed-tech” is also the “politics of ed-tech.” The business and the politics of ed-tech together dictate almost all the other trends that I’ll cover in this year-end series. MOOCs. Big data. Learning analytics. Privacy. Competency-based education. Buzzwords. One way to identify the dominant ed-tech trends is to look at what […]



The Venture of Agriculture

January 2nd, 2014 at 3:59 pm » Comments Off

Venture capitalists invested a record amount in agriculture and food startups in the third quarter this year, totaling $269 million across 41 deals. Conservis, for example, raised $10 million to offer farmers a real-time view of operations. FarmLogs raised $4 million to deliver apps that help farmers increase their productivity and profitability by identifying the […]



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