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Displaying items by tag: Venture capital

Microsoft's trying to head off the encroachment of open source into what it sees as its traditional turf - development tools - with a new scheme called BizSpark. The idea is to provide startups with tool and server licences for $0 upfront.

Published in Development
Thursday, 19 June 2008 11:17

LinkedIn scores $53m funding

Social networking site LinkedIn has secured its fourth, and largest, round of venture funding: a $US53 million injection led by Bain Capital Ventures with additional reinvestment from the company's existing investors including Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, and Bessemer Venture Partners.

Published in Market
Monday, 12 May 2008 12:26

RIM launches $US150m mobile apps fund

BlackBerry developer Research in Motion, The Royal Bank of Canada and Thomson Reuters are to launch a $US150 million venture capital fund to invest in mobile applications and services for the BlackBerry and other mobile platforms.

Published in Strategy

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