Peter Kafka

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More Money for Start-Ups: First Round Capital Gets a Second Fund

First Round Capital, the VC firm that’s made a name for itself by investing in very early stage start-ups, has more money to play with. The Philadelphia-based outfit has a new $126.4 million fund–just $1.4 million bigger than its first fund, PE Hub notes. First Round has been on a roll this year, including a very successful bet on ad tech start-up Invite Media, which raised less than $5 million and was sold to Google for $81 million.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik