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  • Volition
    On Air
    Larry Cheng on MSNBC Open Forum: Financing Your Business & Relationships With Large Retailers
    Larry Cheng, Managing Partner at Volition Capital, and Jennifer Shaheen, the president of The Technology Therapy Group, answer viewer questions about figuring out how to finance your company and how you can approach large retailers to build a rapport.
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  • Company Updates
    Stylesight and China Textile Information Center (CTIC) Announces Exclusive Operational Partnership for Mainland China
    PR Newswire Collaboration Will Expand Stylesight Offering in Growing China Market NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Stylesight( http://www.stylesight.com ), the industry-leading global content and technology provider for professionals in the style, fashion and design sectors, announces an exclusive operational partnership with the China Textile Information Center (CTIC). Stylesight is now the official partner for all CTIC online … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    IBM Extends Smarter Cities Initiative through Acquisition of Cúram Software
    DUBLIN, Ireland & ARMONK, N.Y. – 05 Dec 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cúram Software Ltd. to help governments improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accessibility of social programs for smarter cities.   Financial terms were not disclosed. Cúram Software is used in more than 80 government agency projects around the world to … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    RedBrick Health Achieves 100% Growth in Lives Covered Over Last Six Months
    Seagate, Serco and ABB join rapidly growing roster of Fortune 1000 companies embracing RedBrick’s Health Engagement Technology to re-invigorate their employee health & wellness initiatives MINNEAPOLIS (November 29, 2011) ­– RedBrick Health, an emerging leader in consumer health engagement technology, announced today a significant expansion in the roster of large companies selecting RedBrick to deliver integrated, … Continued
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  • Acquisition & IPO
    Best Buy to Acquire mindSHIFT® Technologies, Inc. for $167 Million
    Acquisition adds small and mid-sized business IT offerings MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7, 2011 – Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) said today that it has reached an agreement to acquire mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., the nation’s leading managed service provider (MSP) for small and mid-sized businesses, for $167 million. The transaction will help accelerate Best Buy’s growth in the small and … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    Prosper.com Announces 367% Year-Over-Year Growth in P2P Lending
    Best-in-Category Seasoned Returns Increase to 10.69%, Drive Record Growth  SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 20, 2011) – Prosper.com, a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending marketplace for personal loans that brings together creditworthy borrowers with individual and institutional investors, today released its P2P lending results for September 2011. The results showed a 367% year-over-year increase in loans funded compared … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    Split Rock Partners Finances Black Duck Software
    A $12M round of financing has been closed by Black Duck Software (News – Alert). New investor Split Rock Partners was the main investor in this round of financing. The existing investors had also participated in the financing. Acceleration of growth is the main focus of Black Duck Software. Apart from advancing key development projects, the company will continue … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    GlobalTranz named no. 2 Fastest-Growing Company in Arizona
    GlobalTranz Recognized at 2011 ACE Awards (Phoenix, Ariz.) September 26, 2011 – GlobalTranz, a leader in the third party logistics and transportation industry, has been named the second fastest-growing company in Arizona and 29th largest in revenue for privately held companies in the state at this year’s Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) awards held on September … Continued
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  • Volition
    On Air
    Sean Cantwell on NECN Business Discusses the Emerging Tablet Computer Market
     (NECN) – August 18th, 2011 – Another competitor to the Apple iPad comes out tomorrow. The Blackberry Playbook is geared towards business people. Sean Cantwell of Volition Capital joins NECN Business with a look at the Playbook and the tablet business. Image by stokpic from Pixabay
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  • Volition News
    Volition Capital Announces Promotion of Sean Cantwell to Partner
    Volition Capital, a technology-oriented growth equity and venture capital firm, announced that Sean Cantwell has been promoted to Partner.  Sean focuses on software, technology-enabled services and Internet investments.  “Sean has distinguished himself as one of the rising stars in the growth equity industry, and we are pleased to recognize his exceptional performance with this promotion,” … Continued
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