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October 22, 2013   |   Vol. 5, Issue 40
Venture Capital Investments in Software Hit 12-year Highs
October 18, 2013 | San Jose Mercury News
Software really is eating the world. Venture capital firms in the United States pumped more money into software startups last quarter -- $3.6 billion -- than at any point in 12 years, according to new industry figures. Software companies also notched the most deals in the third quarter, at 420; that was a 23 percent uptick from the previous three months. For good measure, nine of the 11 largest investments in the third quarter went into software.
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San Diego Bucks U.S. Trend in VC Funding

Venture Capital Funding to New York Metro Area Startups up 35% to $697M

Pace of Chicago Venture Capital Investment Picks Up

Triangle Companies Raise $40M in Venture Capital

Report: Funding for Startups Jumped 17% in 3Q

Ohio Venture Capital Investment Totals $97M in Q3

Washington State VC Investment Falls, Nationally Levels Rise

VC Firms Bet $131M on Companies in Boulder, Denver Areas During Q3

Houston VC Funds on the Rise, but Deal Numbers Drop

Florida Firms Get Only a Small Slice of U.S. Venture Capital

Philly Venture Capital Investments Hit an 18-Year Low This Quarter

Venture Capital Funding Increases in Maryland Region

Behind the VC Numbers: Higher Prices, Less Control
October 18, 2013 | Fortune
Five unexpected venture capital deal trends. Venture capitalists invested $8.1 billion into 981 U.S.-based companies last quarter, according to PitchBook Data. That's basically flat from the prior quarter, and suggests that year-end 2013 totals will be a bit lower than the 2012 tally. So that's the top-line. What lies beneath, however, is much more interesting.
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Sustainable Growth in Angel Investor Market Shown in Center for Venture Research
October 16, 2013 | Center for Venture Research/ UNH
The U.S. angel investor market in the first two quarters of 2013 showed signs that sustainable growth has taken hold since the correction in the second half of 2008 and the first half of 2009. Total investments were at $9.7 billion, an increase of 5.2 percent over the same period in 2012, according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire.
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San Diego’s Top Angel Investors and the Network Effect

States With Big Military, Research Facilities Hurt Most by Shutdown
October 18, 2013 | PerStates
States with large military installations and major research institutions will suffer the greatest economic hit from the 16-day federal shutdown – especially the Washington, D.C. area, Hawaii and New Mexico, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics. To add insult to injury, states that paid to open national parks in their jurisdictions will not be automatically reimbursed for their expense.
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SEC to Release Crowdfunding Rule Easing Investor Verification
October 17, 2013 | BusinessWeek
Small businesses raising money by selling shares over the Internet wouldn’t have to verify that their backers comply with individual investment limits under a U.S. regulatory proposal set for a vote as soon as next week. The plan, targeted for an Oct. 23 vote by the Securities and Exchange Commission, would allow such companies to use so-called equity crowdfunding without having to check that a person’s investment is a greater share of their income or net worth than allowed by law
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More States Are Leading The Way In The Push For Crowdfunding

The Biggest Crowdfunding Criticisms

Oregon Crowdfund Investing Gains Appeal as Risk of Confusion Grows

Booming Oil Towns Prepare for Inevitable Bust

Study Claims Pipelines Pose Fewer Risks than Trains or Trucks in Carrying Oil

Climate Change Affecting Crops, Iowa Scientists Say

Track Record Nixed for Genetically Engineered Crops

Solar Projects 'More Mainstream' as Costs Fall

Education Ratings Low where Poor, Less-educated Live

CU-Boulder Students, Others Lobby for Free Access to Research

Going For it: Young Entrepreneurs Have Little to Lose

Silicon Valley Readies Immigration Push

Immigration, Same-sex Marriage and a Tech Entrepreneur

Ames Software Company to Create 700 Jobs in 5 Years

As Science Comments Get Too Hot, Publications Halt Publishing Them

Disruptions: Silicon Valley’s Next Stop: The Kitchen

Boca Raton Entrepreneur Launches Gun Fashion Line

Wadhwa: It’s Time for Tech Companies to Fix Gender Imbalance

UWashington Female Professors Building a Culture for Engineering

Extreme Poverty on the Rise for Older Women

Shutdown Yields Slowdown: SBA Returns to Hundreds of Small-Business Loan Applications

Lawmakers Seek Truce with Farm Bill

Why U.S. Taxpayers Pay $7 Billion A Year To Help Fast-Food Workers

Rhode Island Pension Funds Investments Seriously Lag the Market

LaunchAngels Hopes to Consolidate Crowdfunding for Startup Investors

New Crowdfunding Law Opens Fresh Path to Capital for Fledgling Businesses

D.C.-based Tech Startup Gets $4.5 Million Investment

How to Make Effective Pitches to Investors Without Striking Out

Intellectual Ventures, an Accused 'Patent Troll' Ramps up its Lobbying

Usermind, a New Enterprise Startup, Emerges with $7.6 Million

Will Stronger Startups Draw Venture Capitalists to Tampa Bay?

Genentech Invests $285 Million in California Biotech

Imagining the Dollar Without Its Privilege

Tips on Talking to and Tapping Potential Investors

Silicon Valley Trailer Park Residents Fight To Stay

A Start-Up’s Documentary Series Tells Stories of Start-Ups

Is 'Not so Bad' a Good Investment?

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