Ask A VC: Accel Partners' Rich Wong On Whether You Can Build A Great Tech Company Outside Silicon Valley
This week, we hosted Accel Partners' Rich Wong in the studio for our Ask A VC show. Wong, who has invested in Angry Birds (Rovio), Lookout, Atlassian, MoPub, talked about where he sees the next wave of disruption in mobile technologies. He believes mobile security is a huge opportunity mobile, especially at the enterprise level.
Vox Media's Jim Bankoff To Talk The Business Of High-Quality Media At Disrupt NY
After a long decade of media destruction, no one in the industry was surprised to see “Reporter (Newspaper)” ranked as the worst job of 2013. But life is starting to look better for some online publications — like at Vox Media. Its SB Nation network of local sports sites has become a foundation for a national edition, tech-oriented news site The Verge, and most recently video gaming site Polygon. On the business side, it has begun cracking the display advertising market. The CEO who is behind its ongoing growth is Jim Bankoff, who you may also know as the guy who previously led Aol’s content businesses for many years. He’s going to have a couple of newsy things to say about Vox and the business of high-quality media today when I interview him Monday at Disrupt NY. If you’re interested in media, advertising, and startups trying to get into these industries, you’ll want to see this. Tickets are available here. He joins our list of Disrupt NY speakers that currently includes ...
Genetically engineered salmon company expects U.S. regulatory OK in 2013
CHICAGO - AquaBounty Technologies Inc expects regulatory approval by the fourth quarter of this year to produce its controversial genetically engineered salmon, its chief executive said on Tuesday.
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Max Niederhofer Jumps From Accel To Sunstone As A Partner To Focus On The Series A Crunch
In a widely rumored move, serial entrepreneur and investor Max Niederhofer has left his Vice President position at Accel Partners in Europe but not - as some thought - to create another startup, but to join another VC firm. This time, however, he will be a full venture partner with Sunstone Capital working out of Copenhagen. He will focus on early stage technology investments and support existing companies in Sunstone’s portfolio.
Venmo Touch Will Help Chicago's Braintree Bump Mobile Transactions Past $2 Billion A Year
Braintree, a payments gateway that’s backed by Accel Partners and NEA, sounds like it has effectively doubled the volume of mobile transactions it sees per year to $2 billion. It now touts 40 million credit card accounts in its vault. How does that compare to competitors? eBay, which operates Paypal, said it had 123 million registered accounts in its last earnings filing and that it expects to generate about $20 billion of mobile commerce and payments volume. So while Braintree is still smaller, it’s one of the few notable upstart companies in the space. Y Combinator’s Stripe is the other one with its formidable concentration of technical talent. Braintree made waves last year when it acquired Venmo, a New York-based mobile payments startup that made it easy and frictionless to transfer cash back and forth via texts and e-mail. The company kept Venmo’s brand name when it launched a series of products including Venmo Touch, which makes it easy for consumer to store their payments ...