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I edit and write for the Dow Jones and WSJ.com

The Daily Startup: Virtual Physician Assistant Bright.md Raises $3.5M

blogs.wsj.com — Bright.md, which offers a virtual physician assistant, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding as more technology companies tap into the rising need for medical care, Brian Gormley reports for Dow Jones VentureWire. The company's service asks patients questions, and the answers are then funneled to the physician in the form of a chart-ready note that contains a suggested diagnosis and treatment plan.

The Daily Startup: Jounce Therapeutics Raises $56M as Immunotherapy Stays Hot

blogs.wsj.com — Jounce Therapeutics, an immunotherapy company, has raised a large funding round amid a handful of large exits and investor interest in the sector. The company raised $56 million in Series B funding, Brian Gormley reports for Dow Jones VentureWire.

The Daily Startup: Venture Investment Remains Strong in First Quarter

blogs.wsj.com — The robust venture capital investment continued in the first quarter of 2015, Russ Garland reports for Dow Jones VentureWire. Venture capitalists invested $15.72 billion in U.S.-based startups, according to data from industry tracker Dow Jones VentureSource. The investment amount is slightly more than the fourth quarter and a 27% increase from the first quarter of 2014.

The Daily Startup: Etsy’s IPO is the Largest for a N.Y.-Based Startup

blogs.wsj.com — Etsy has priced its initial public offering at the top end of the estimated range, raising about $267 million for the New York-based company, The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch reports. The company sold 16.7 million shares at $16 per share.

The Daily Startup: NEA Now Has Half of the 10 Largest VC Funds Raised

blogs.wsj.com — New Enterprise Associates raised a new $2.8 billion fund, The Wall Street Journal's Russel Garland reports. That fund is the second largest U.S. venture fund of all time, according to industry tracker Dow Jones VentureSource. With the new fund, NEA now has five of the 10 largest venture funds raised VentureSource data show.
Apr 15, 2015

The Daily Startup: NEA Now Has Half of the 10 Largest VC Funds Raised on.wsj.com/1EFNPy0 via @WSJ

The Daily Startup: Etsy’s IPO Could Be the Largest for a N.Y. Startup

blogs.wsj.com — The craft marketplace Etsy said its initial public offering could raise more than $300 million, The Wall Street Journal's Lisa Beilfuss reports. If the company eventually raises that much or more for the offering, it would be the largest IPO for a New York-based venture-backed company since 1992, according to data from Dow Jones VentureSource.
Apr 02, 2015

RT @DJVentureWire: The Daily Startup: Etsy’s IPO Could Be the Largest for a N.Y. Startup on.wsj.com/1xyF7Qo

The Daily Startup: Kleiner Perkins’ CFO Takes Stand in Trial

blogs.wsj.com — The inner workings of venture capital firms are for the most part private dealings kept behind closed doors. But some of the inner working of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers may be on display today as the firm's chief financial officer takes the stand in the Ellen Pao gender-discrimination case.

The Daily Startup: Transatomic Power Receives $2.5M for Nuclear Energy

blogs.wsj.com — In one of the rare fundings for a nuclear energy startup, Transatomic Power picked up $2 million for its nuclear reactor technology that the company says will be safer and more efficient than the reactors that are currently in use, Timothy Hay reports for Dow Jones VentureWire.
Feb 10, 2015

Thx for linking to my story! RT @DJVentureWire: The Daily Startup: Transatomic Power Receives $2M for Nuclear Energy on.wsj.com/1EVpQv7

The Daily Startup: Hardware Investments Increased in 2014

blogs.wsj.com — Venture investment in electronics and computer hardware hit a record in 2014, surpassing the high that was set in 2000, according to data from Dow Jones VentureSource. In 2014, there were 159 financings for a total of $2.6 billion invested in the sector. That beat 2000, when there were 128 financings and $2.2 billion in investment.

Interactive Map: Where Venture Capital Was Invested in 2014

blogs.wsj.com — Venture capital investment soared in 2014, hitting a high that hasn't been seen since 2000. As reported in The Wall Street Journal, $52.12 billion was invested in private companies last year by venture and private equity firms, as well as corporations, hedge funds and mutual funds, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.
Jan 20, 2015

VCs invested more in NY than in Mass. Check out VC 2014 dollar spend in every state in this map. via @mbillings on.wsj.com/1y6VnpI

Jan 20, 2015

Interactive Map: Where Venture Capital Was Invested in 2014 on.wsj.com/1y6VnpI via @WSJ

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Jul 20, 2015

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Jul 17, 2015

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Jul 17, 2015

Silicon Valley doesn’t believe U.S. productivity is down on.wsj.com/1LoAv3k via @WSJ



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