Grokker Gets $5.5 Million to Build Out Expert Video Network — Here’s Founder Lorna Borenstein (Video)

Trying to intro passions to the passionate.
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Yves Behar’s “Smart” Lock Startup August Raises $8 Million

Open sez-VCs.
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Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Needs No Permission (Video)

The serial entrepreneur talks about his new book, “Without Their Permission.”
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Good Eggs Nabs $8.5 Million from Sequoia and Others for Local Farm-to-Fridge Effort (Video)

Founder Rob Spiro talks about getting sustainable food to consumers.
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Yahoo Paid $60M to $70M for Rockmelt — Will Dump Browser and Use Tech to Better Deliver Its Media and Mobile Properties

Big money for tech that essentially failed to find customers.
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Former Facebook Exec Ali Rosenthal Joins MessageMe as COO

Can the mobile app that lets you communicate better on a smartphone break out with new exec?
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News Byte

Outbrain Exec Guttman Hired to Oversee SoftBank’s $51 Million NY-Focused Startup Fund

Josh Guttman, who has most recently been an exec at content discovery platform Outbrain, has become a partner at Softbank Capital to manage its New York-focused startup fund. Guttman, who is an active angel investor in the region, will oversee the $51 million fund that the venture firm recently announced that will be aimed at high-growth opportunities in social, e-commerce, digital media and software-as-a-service startups in New York. (You can read a sharp post Guttman recently penned for AllThingsD on native advertising here.)

Equifax Buys Identity Protection Startup TrustedID for About $30 Million

The data giant picks up a well-respected Silicon Valley ID protection firm.
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Khosla’s Keith Rabois Talks About Going From Internet Ops to VC-Land (Video)

A view from the not-so-cheap seats.
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Every Business Cliche Ever, in One Excellent Toast From Super Angel Chris Sacca

You’ve heard every one of these before, but not like this. Some eye-level fruit to start out your week, from the guy behind Lowercase Capital.
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