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Quote of The Day: Jeremy Vandehey on Taking Someone Else’s Money

Nokia Launches Open Innovation Challenge 2016

Thoma Bravo Buys Trader Corporation for Approx. C$1.575 Billion

Sienna Ventures Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund

Data Science Startup HAL24K Receives Seed Funding

Optical Clearing Agent Developer Visikol Receives $225K SBIR Grant

Work Relationship Messaging Bot Growbot Raises $1.7M in Seed Funding

Butter Raises $3M in Seed Funding

Blockchain Identity Startup Netki Raises $3.5M

GovTech Startup CityBase Closes $6.25M Series B Funding

News-Discovery Mobile App SmartNews Raises $38M in Series D Financing

Docutech Receives PE Investment from Serent Capital

Google Acquires OTT Platform Provider Anvato

Leadpages Buys Marketing Automation & Email Platform Drip

Dallas, TX Based Private Equity Firm Trive Capital Promotes Four

Remote Design & Collaboration Software Mural Closes $1.35M Seed Funding

Econic Technologies Raises £5M in Funding

Cybersecurity Company Post-Quantum Closes £8M Series A Funding

Edtech Startup Code Institute Secures €500K in Funding

CryoTherapeutics Rraises €5.2M in Series B Financing

Unleashed Software Raises $3M in Funding

Antivirus software firm AVG acquired by Avast for $1.3 billion

After Brexit, Emerald City wants to be the startup hub of Europe

Swiss company buys Rocket-backed online payments firm Paymill

Stripe launches Connect for startups in UK, Ireland and Nordics

UK’s Network Locum raises £5.3 million in first post-Brexit deal

Echobox, the AI for publishers, raises $3.4 million

Home improvement marketplace Plentific raises £2 million

Swedish hardware startup Narrative runs into financial trouble

Three Questions To Ask Instead Of Saying “Nice Job” | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Polycom Ends Mitel Pact, Accepts $2 Billion Siris Offer – Bloomberg

Chinese Telecom Giant Filing Patent Lawsuits After Usually Being Sued – Fortune

IRS Sues Facebook in Investigation Over Ireland Asset Transfers – Fortune

Uber Lands $1.15 Billion Leveraged Loan – Fortune

Google Snaps up Anvato To Stuff More Video Onto its Cloud – Fortune

This Could Be the Next Unicorn Tech Startup to Go Public – Fortune

Polycom Scraps Original Plan, Will Sell Itself to Private Equity Firm – Fortune

News discovery app SmartNews nabs another $38M, now valued at $500M-$600M | TechCrunch

Asia Pacific cross-border payment startup Airwallex lands $3M | TechCrunch

Vyclone hits the deadpool | TechCrunch is not available

Chinese companies among three likely bidders for Emerson’s Leroy-Somer: sources | Reuters

Google acquires Anvato, a media streaming and monetization platform for broadcasters | TechCrunch

The DoJ Reportedly Has Serious Doubts About the Aetna-Humana Merger – Fortune

This NYC Startup Just Raised $2M To Give You the Genie You Always Wished For – AlleyWatch

Check Out 5 Growing Indian Startups That Are Looking For Seed Round Of Funding – BW Disrupt

Crowdsurfer Raises New Funding Led by Mustard Seed Venture Fund – Crowdfund Insider

Planting seeds: MSU supports outreach projects with $5,000 grants | Montana State University |

Bitcoin Weekly 2016 July 6: Uber and Xapo partner in Argentina, Netki $3.5m seed round, John McAfee’s 2 petahash mining facility, BTC Halving Day parties | SiliconANGLE

Study: Venture capital investment in unicorns hits all-time high, as startups suffer – GeekWire

Nigeria: Three Young Leaders Get Women Deliver Grants –

Sydney startup People Post secures $1.25 million to take it to the next level – StartupSmart

Alchemy Ventures launches $200 million startup fund to “back smart people solving big problems” – StartupSmart

Queensland startup Tiltsta wins global pitch competition and $150,000 – StartupSmart

Why Sydney entrepreneur Nick Lavidge turned down a chance to work with the Kardashians to launch his own online business – StartupSmart

Startup Village Phase 2 Gets Govt. Approval; To Launch Digital Incubator – Inc42 Media

IBM Smartcamp Is Inviting Applications From FinTech Startups Transforming The Finance Segment – Inc42 Media

3 Investors Promised Funding And Backed Out Twice: The Tragic Story Behind Znapin’s Shutdown – Inc42 Media

How These 8 Founders Are Innovating Company Culture

This is the “growth hack” that got my whole company started — Hacker Noon

Camera maker Light joins a long list of hardware startups to leave customers waiting – Recode

Dolan Family Repurchases Newsday – The New York Times

WPP Buys French Consumer Data Provider in Post-Brexit EU Push – Bloomberg

Kevin Turner, Microsoft Executive, to Join Citadel Securities – The New York Times

Coupa Software hires investment banks for IPO: sources | Reuters

Financial Legal/Regulatory – The New York Times

Theranos Founder, Elizabeth Holmes, Barred From Running Lab for Two Years – The New York Times

Avast to Acquire AVG for $1.3B

Forerunner Ventures Closes Latest Venture Capital Fund, at $122M

IDeA CCR I Fund Launches with a First Close at €260M

TriGuard Management Closes Seventh Private Equity Fund, at over $660M

Fintech, Social Finance Community Raises $2M; Names New CEO

Fintech Loan Payment Automation Platform EarnUp Raises $3M

Cloud Research Process Design Software Riffyn Raises $4.6M

Furniture & Home Design iOS App Homee Raises $5M in Series A Funding

BevSpot Closes $11M Series B Funding Round

K-12 Learning & Analytics Platform Thrivist Receives Investment from Crimson Ventures

Helix TCS Acquires Cannabis Industry Wholesale Platform Cannabase

Modern Art & Design E-Commerce Platform Qrator Raises $810K

Agtech Startup KisanHub Raises over $1M in Funding

Compressor Manufacturing Company Vert Rotors Receives £1.5M in Funding

Online Home Services Marketplace Plentific Raises £2M in Funding

Data Science & Tech Company Black Swan Data Closes £6.2m Series B Round

Enterprise Cybersecurity Software Provider Darktrace Raises $65M in Equity Funding

Office Managers’ OS Service Partner One Raises $10M in Series A Funding

Prescription Eyewear Provider Raises €45M in Funding

Medical Device Company Nyxoah Raises €18M in Funding

Space Software Startup Leaf Space Raises €1M in Venture Capital

BI Behavioral Analytics Platform CoolaData Raises $5.6M in Series B Funding

Fintech, Investment Service Scripbox Closes Series B Funding

These are the 10 US Startups That Raised the Most Amount of Capital in June – AlleyWatch

The June 2016 NYC Venture Capital and Angel Funding Report – AlleyWatch

This NYC Startup Raised $3.3M to Help You Get Hired – AlleyWatch

Ferro Said to Draw Final-Round Interest From Apollo, CVC – Bloomberg

France’s Danone in $12.5 Billion Deal to Buy U.S. Food Group WhiteWave – Fortune

Gannett buys North Jersey Media Group papers- POLITICO Media

Avast to Buy AVG for $1.3 Billion to Add Security Software – Bloomberg

Détente for Netflix and Comcast – The New York Times

Danone of France to Buy WhiteWave in $10 Billion Deal to Bolster U.S. Portfolio – The New York Times

Law Firm Mergers Keep Pace with 2015’s Record – The New York Times

Gannett Buys The Record of Bergen County, N.J. – The New York Times

HNA Extends Gategroup Takeover Offer, Scraps Minimum Buy-In – Bloomberg

Détente for Netflix and Comcast – The New York Times

Ex-Rabobank trader to plead guilty in U.S. Libor case: lawyer | Reuters

The Story Behind the Guy Who Told VCs They Screwed Up – Inc42 Media

Seek invests more than $1 million in Melbourne startup Sidekicker – StartupSmart

Melbourne startup Readify bought by Telstra after years of laying the groundwork – StartupSmart

Four important lessons for Australia from the “startup nation” – StartupSmart

How I secured a $600,000 deal on Shark Tank in 10 minutes: A minute-by-minute breakdown of swimming with the sharks – StartupSmart

Stanley Gault, Who Led Rubbermaid and Goodyear, Dies at 90 – The New York Times

Danone of France to Buy WhiteWave in $10 Billion Deal to Bolster U.S. Portfolio – The New York Times

Law Firm Mergers Keep Pace with 2015’s Record – The New York Times

Gannett Buys The Record of Bergen County, N.J. – The New York Times

Avast to Buy AVG for $1.3 Billion to Add Security Software – Bloomberg

Google wants the court to sanction the Oracle lawyer who revealed Google’s $1 billion search deal with Apple – Recode

Here’s Why Comcast Decided to Call a Truce with Netflix – Fortune

Twitter Estimates That It Has 10 Million Users in China – Fortune

Foxconn Unit Plans IPO That Could Raise $1 Billion – WSJ

Facebook Hires Tesla’s Rich Heley for Building 8 Innovation Lab – Bloomberg

Mark Cuban adds to another funding round for Boston’s HourlyNerd – Boston Business Journal

Homee raises $5M from Founders Fund and Tinder CEO to help you furnish your place | TechCrunch

This Could Be the Biggest IPO of 2016 So Far – Fortune

Chris DeWolfe’s SGN Buys ‘Marvel Avengers’ Maker TinyCo

Ventas Signs $1.5 Billion Life Sciences-Focused Deal – WSJ

Alibaba snaps up Chinese Android app store Wandoujia | TechCrunch

Google buys French image recognition startup Moodstocks | TechCrunch

Medivation Now Says It Will Talk Merger With Sanofi and Others – Fortune

Turnaround Specialist Melrose Buys Nortek for $1.44 Billion – WSJ

Five days of Etsy payment processing outages have merchants flipping | TechCrunch
HealthEdge Investment Partners Holds First Close of Third PE Fund, at over $100M

Private Equity Firm Via Venture Partners Closes Third Fund, at $150M

Princeton, NJ-Based Edison Partners Closes 8th Growth Equity Fund, at $275M

HQ Capital Raises US$375M Private Equity Fund

Ad Analytics & Revenue Recovery Platform Admiral Raises $2.5M

Cybersecurity Company Veriflow Secures $8.2 in Series A Funding

Virtual Container Security Platform Twistlock Closes $10M Funding

Wellness Real Estate & Technology Firm Delos Receives $20M Equity Investment

Metal 3D Printer Maker Desktop Metal Raises Additional VC Funding

Graycliff Partners Acquires Majority Stake of 901D

Investment Firm Norwest Equity Partners Promotes Andrew Cantwell to Partner

Medical Device Company Tevosol Secures $2M in Funding

Photo & Video Marketplace MPB Raises £2.1M in Series A Funding

SME Cloud Collaboration Solution Provider Sipsynergy Raises £2.75M


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