Bitcoin’s Biggest Bet: Andreessen Horowitz Leads $25 Million Investment in Coinbase

Get ready for a lot more venture capital flowing into bitcoin-related startups, starting … now!
Coinbase co-founders Brian Armstrong (l) and Fred Ehrsam, sporting we-got-money grins.

Real-Money Gaming Platform Betable Raises $18.5 Million

That’s a lot of virtual greenbacks.

Silicon Valley Big-Data Startup Bought for $1B by … Monsanto?

The deal is one of the best and most lucrative examples so far of applying a Google-style data-science mindset to an existing industry.

New Funding Puts Domo’s Value at $310 Million

A lot of people betting a lot of money on Josh James.

Josh James’s Domo Raises $60 Million Series B From GGV, Greylock, Others

A list of investors that reads like a who’s who among venture capital.

TaskRabbit Hires Google’s Brown-Philpot in a Renewed Management Expansion (Video)

Can a seasoned Silicon Valley exec deliver for the marketplace for personal projects and services?

Motion-Control Start-Up Leap Nabs $30 Million in Funding, Partners With Asus

The little motion-sensor device gets a big chunk of change.
The Leap Motion sensor, positioned in front of a MacBook.

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Asana Raises $28M to Reunite With Peter Thiel

Productivity toolmaker Asana said today it had raised $28 million led by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund. Asana’s team and investors are a bit of a Facebook reunion, including its co-founders Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein and various employees, early investor Thiel, and early employees Adam D’Angelo and Matt Cohler via Benchmark Capital.

TaskRabbit Takes Another $13M, With Founders Fund Leading the Round

With this latest round, TaskRabbit is establishing itself as the best-funded company in the space it helped create — with a total of $38 million raised to date.

Practice Fusion, Emerging Power in Health Records, Lands $34 Million

President Obama’s health care reform may be under attack (the Affordable Care Act was just upheld in the Supreme Court), but the shift to electronic medical records is still happening.