Category: WSJ- Venture Capital Dispatch

A Notice to Readers

Dear readers: Venture Capital Dispatch will no longer be updated. For full coverage of the venture capital industry, our subscription-based WSJ Pro Venture Capital site has launched.

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A Notice to Readers

Dear readers: Venture Capital Dispatch will no longer be updated. For full coverage of the venture capital industry, our subscription-based WSJ Pro Venture Capital site has launched.

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The Daily Startup: Second Genome Raises $42.6 Million to Pursue Microbiome-Based Therapies

[wsj-responsive-image P=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” J=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” M=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” caption=”” credit=”” placement=”Wrap” suppressEnlarge=”false” ignorerespwidth=”359″ ignorerespheight=”239″ ] Second Genome Inc. has attracted the venture arms of two drug companies to a […]

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The Daily Startup: Second Genome Raises $42.6 Million to Pursue Microbiome-Based Therapies

Second Genome Inc. has attracted the venture arms of two drug companies to a $42.6 million financing that will enable it to develop disease treatments […]

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The Daily Startup: Rinse Puts New Spin on Dry Cleaning

[wsj-responsive-image P=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” J=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” M=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” caption=”” credit=”” placement=”Wrap” suppressEnlarge=”false” ignorerespwidth=”359″ ignorerespheight=”239″ ] As venture capital investment slowed in the first quarter, investors slammed the brakes on […]

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The Daily Startup: Rinse Puts New Spin on Dry Cleaning

As venture capital investment slowed in the first quarter, investors slammed the brakes on funding for consumer services. But some investors still bet consumers will […]

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TapInfluence Taps $14 Million for Influencer Marketing

[wsj-responsive-image P=”http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-NP701_TapInf_G_20160418215329.jpg” J=”http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-NP701_TapInf_G_20160418215329.jpg” M=”http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-NP701_TapInf_G_20160418215329.jpg” caption=”VP of Engineering Joe Scharf, VP of Sales Francesca Cruz, Co-founder and Strategic Advisor Holly Hamann, CEO Promise Phelon, Co-founder and […]

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TapInfluence Taps $14 Million for Influencer Marketing

TapInfluence, a platform that connects brands with influencer marketers to promote their content online, has raised $14 million in Series B1 funding. The company, incorporated […]

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The Daily Startup: Illumina to Invest $100 Million Through Venture Fund

[wsj-responsive-image P=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” J=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” M=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” caption=”” credit=”” placement=”Wrap” suppressEnlarge=”false” ignorerespwidth=”359″ ignorerespheight=”239″ ] Genomics company Illumina, which has used venture investments and acquisitions to help fuel its […]

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The Daily Startup: Illumina to Invest $100 Million Through Venture Fund

Genomics company Illumina, which has used venture investments and acquisitions to help fuel its growth, is ramping up its venture activity by committing to invest […]

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The Daily Startup: RefleXion Medical Spots $46 Million to Make Radiation Therapy Safer

[wsj-responsive-image P=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” J=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” M=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” caption=”” credit=”” placement=”Wrap” suppressEnlarge=”false” ignorerespwidth=”359″ ignorerespheight=”239″ ] RefleXion Medical Inc. has collected $46 million in Series B financing to bring to […]

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The Daily Startup: RefleXion Medical Spots $46 Million to Make Radiation Therapy Safer

RefleXion Medical Inc. has collected $46 million in Series B financing to bring to market a technology that could make radiation therapy for cancer safer […]

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RigUp’s Oil-Well Service Gets $15 Million Despite Oil Price Dip

[wsj-responsive-image P=”http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-NO460_RigUp_P_20160414220948.jpg” J=”http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-NO460_RigUp_J_20160414220948.jpg” M=”http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-NO460_RigUp_M_20160414220948.jpg” caption=”RigUp co-founder and CEO Xuan Yong” credit=”RigUp” placement=”Inline” suppressEnlarge=”false” ] During the short existence of startup RigUp Inc., the oil and […]

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RigUp’s Oil-Well Service Gets $15 Million Despite Oil Price Dip

During the short existence of startup RigUp Inc., the oil and gas industry it serves turned on its head. When the startup started testing its […]

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The Daily Startup: GV Leads $40 Million Round for Quartet Health

[wsj-responsive-image P=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” J=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” M=”http://si.wsj.net/media/dailystartup_E_20090806101628.jpg” caption=”” credit=”” placement=”Wrap” suppressEnlarge=”false” ignorerespwidth=”359″ ignorerespheight=”239″ ] Quartet Health Inc., which uses its technology to improve access to behavioral health care […]

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The Daily Startup: GV Leads $40 Million Round for Quartet Health

Quartet Health Inc., which uses its technology to improve access to behavioral health care and to integrate it with physical health care, has raised $40 […]

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Yale Clears Air on Venture Returns (and Cautions on the Limits of IRR)

[wsj-responsive-image P=”http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-NO069_PE_Yal_P_20160414110918.jpg” J=”http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-NO069_PE_Yal_J_20160414110918.jpg” M=”http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-NO069_PE_Yal_M_20160414110918.jpg” caption=”” credit=”f11photo/shutterstock.com” placement=”Inline” suppressEnlarge=”false” ] When Yale University’s endowment reported this month that its venture capital portfolio earned returns of 92.7% […]

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Yale Clears Air on Venture Returns (and Cautions on the Limits of IRR)

When Yale University’s endowment reported this month that its venture capital portfolio earned returns of 92.7% per annum over the last two decades, skeptical readers […]

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Uber Brings Motorcycle Hailing Service to Indonesia

[wsj-responsive-image P=”http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-NG773_GIGECO_P_20160325163845.jpg” J=”http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-NG773_GIGECO_J_20160325163845.jpg” M=”http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-NG773_GIGECO_M_20160325163845.jpg” caption=” Published Credit: Jeff Chiu/Associated Press” credit=”Jeff Chiu/Associated Press” placement=”Inline” suppressEnlarge=”false” ] Uber Technologies Inc. this week brought its motorcycle-taxi hailing service to […]

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Uber Brings Motorcycle Hailing Service to Indonesia

Uber Technologies Inc. this week brought its motorcycle-taxi hailing service to Indonesia, where it will face strong competition from similar apps as startups battle for users in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. Users now […]

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