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Baidu CEO Robin Li Describes Mistakes and Opportunities

blogs.wsj.com — People make mistakes all the time. Billionaires are no exception. During the DCM Ventures CEO Summit in San Francisco on Friday, Baidu Inc. co-founder and Chief Executive and Robin Li said he made a mistake by not moving the search and e-commerce titan to mobile platforms more quickly.
Jul 27, 2015

Baidu CEO Robin Li Describes Mistakes and Opportunities on.wsj.com/1InBCeq via @WSJ

Jul 27, 2015

Eager to see Baidu's mobile #s during today's call. Baidu CEO Robin Li Describes Mistakes and Opportunities on.wsj.com/1InBCeq via @WSJ

Outpost Scores $6.2 Million From Benchmark for Games to Play and Watch

Jul 23, 2015

Outpost Scores $6.2 Million From Benchmark for Games to Play and Watch murph.me/1gPZvFw @wsj

Vroom Secures $54 Million to Accelerate Online Car Dealership

blogs.wsj.com — Private investors are betting that startups selling cars via smartphones will replace physical car dealerships, with Vroom Inc. becoming the latest such company to secure backing.Catteron, the same investor who bankrolled P.F. Chang's and Restoration Hardware, led a $54 million Series B round in the New York-based startup.
Jul 20, 2015

Vroom Secures $54 Million to Accelerate Online Car Dealership murph.me/1OrOOUT @wsj

Music Video App Flipagram Secures $70 Million to Scale Globally and Court Enterprise

blogs.wsj.com — There are plenty of companies that make mobile music video apps, but a troika of vaunted investors believe Flipagram Inc. is a star. Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Index Ventures have plowed $70 million into the startup that makes a free app by the same name and allows people to transform mundane pictures into slick photo and video montages set in less than a minute.
Jul 16, 2015

Licensing deals are tough for startups like Flipagram. Some VCs don't touch music for that reason on.wsj.com/1Lmmgw3 @lizette_chapman

Jul 16, 2015

Music Video App Flipagram Secures $70 Million to Scale Globally and Court Enterprise on.wsj.com/1Lmmgw3 via @WSJ

Jul 16, 2015

Music Video App Flipagram Secures $70 Million murph.me/1GoKNtM @wsj

Jul 16, 2015

RT @ychernova: Licensing deals are tough for startups like Flipagram. Some VCs don't touch music for that reason on.wsj.com/1Lmmgw3 @lizette_chapman

Fosun’s Venture Arm Backs On-demand Beauty Co. StyleSeat

blogs.wsj.com — A month after its largest competitor went public, beauty service booking startup StyleSeat Inc. has raised a $25 million growth round led by the new venture arm of Fosun International, China's largest private conglomerate.StyleSeat makes a mobile app for enabling consumers to more easily discover, book and pay for beauty services, much like competitors MyTime Inc., BeautyBooked Inc.
Jul 13, 2015

Fosun’s Venture Arm Backs On-demand Beauty Co. StyleSeat on.wsj.com/1HE4rml via @WSJ

Gaming Studio Radiant Entertainment Raises $4.5 Million to Build PC Games

blogs.wsj.com — Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst and London Venture Partners, a seed investor in Supercell Oy, are backing Radiant Entertainment Inc., a new PC games studio created by the founders of one of the world's longest running e-sports tournaments.
Jun 25, 2015

Gaming Studio Radiant Entertainment Raises $4.5 Million to Build PC Games murph.me/1dicsWm @wsj

Jun 25, 2015

Gaming Studio Radiant Entertainment Raises $4.5 Million to Build PC Games on.wsj.com/1IzI7uZ via @WSJ

ServiceTitan Raises $18M for Software to Help Home Service Professionals

pevc.dowjones.com — ServiceTitan Inc. has secured $18 million to expand its software platform for plumbers, HVAC specialists, contractors and other home service professionals.Since launching the platform roughly two years ago, the Glendale, Calif.-based startup has signed on franchises including Mr. Electric, Mr. Rooter, and AireServ as well as independent service providers....

Google Capital Backs Duolingo to Help Language-Learning App Go Global

blogs.wsj.com — Duolingo Inc. has enticed more than 100 million language learners to use its free, gamelike mobile app, a threefold increase during the past year. Now, the Pittsburgh-based startup has secured $45 million from Google Capital and others to launch new revenue experiments and extend its free tutoring to the rest of the world.
Jun 10, 2015

Google Capital Backs Duolingo to Help Language-Learning App Go Global blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital…

Jun 10, 2015

Google Capital Backs Duolingo to Help Language-Learning App Go Global on.wsj.com/1I0fpmR via @WSJ

Investors Put $3.5 Million Into Rinse Amid Demand for Laundry Services

blogs.wsj.com — Betting consumers would rather tap smartphones than schlepp their dirty clothes to the cleaners themselves, investors are backing on-demand laundry startup Rinse Inc. Like Washio Inc., Cleanly Inc., FlyCleaners Inc. and other competitors, Rinse dispatches drivers to pick up dirty clothes when consumers use an app to summon the service.

Experfy Secures Seed Round to Scale Data Scientist Marketplace

blogs.wsj.com — Adding a new flavor to the business of transforming heaps of data into actionable insights, a Harvard-based startup is offering custom algorithms on demand.Founded last year, Experfy Inc. has built a marketplace for data scientists who, like designers using 99Designs Inc. or business consultants using HourlyNerd Inc., respond to requests from individuals and businesses for help with specific projects.
Jun 04, 2015

Custom algorithms on demand: Harvard's Experfy Secures Seed Round to Scale Data Scientist Marketplace on.wsj.com/1M66HXn via @WSJ

Jun 04, 2015

RT @lizette_chapman: Custom algorithms on demand: Harvard's Experfy Secures Seed Round to Scale Data Scientist Marketplace on.wsj.com/1M66HXn via @WSJ

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Jul 30, 2015

RT @runasand: Libraries across the United States are installing the Tor Browser on public computers: blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-exit-…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @dmac1: “If you have 1099s and you have to raise money in the next 12 months, you’re going to be in a precarious position" on.wsj.com/1IrwPbX

Jul 27, 2015

Fox Networks led a $300 million funding round for daily-fantasy-sports startup DraftKings on.wsj.com/1ImznYU via @WSJ

Jul 27, 2015

Eager to see Baidu's mobile #s during today's call. Baidu CEO Robin Li Describes Mistakes and Opportunities on.wsj.com/1InBCeq via @WSJ

Jul 21, 2015

RT @SFGiants: Tonight's #SFGiants Lineup: Pagan CF Panik 2B Duffy 3B Pence RF Belt 1B Crawford SS Blanco LF Sanchez C Heston RHP

Jul 20, 2015

RT @ScottMAustin: This is what happens when a physicist named after the first man in outerspace becomes a billionaire. Another world. wsj.com/articles/yuri-…

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