Forget Trendy Coffee Beans — Now Seaweed Innovation Gets Techie Money

As they say in Silicon Valley: Move fast and break things — though, in this case, not the chips.
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Yves Behar’s “Smart” Lock Startup August Raises $8 Million

Open sez-VCs.
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News Byte

Sold Is Sold to Dropbox (Yes, I Just Wrote That)

Dropbox today has bought e-commerce middleman for consumers Sold, according to a post on Sold’s site. The service will no longer be accepting items, the Boston-based startup said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Sold had only had a small round of seed funding from Google Ventures and Greylock Partners, among others.

Circa’s Matt Galligan on Building a Different Kind of News Reader (Video)

Mobile news apps are hot. Summly just sold for a ridonkulous amount of money, for example. So what’s up with the “atomic bits” list-makers of the San Francisco?
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Meet WeFunder, the Crowdfunding Platform for Would-Be Investors

A new way for small startups to raise money through crowdfunding, while giving the masses a way to become armchair investors.
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Small Is Beautiful: Greycroft Partners Raises $175 Million in Third Fund

The New York- and Los Angeles-based firm said it wants to make sure its does not get caught up in the froth.
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Associated Content Founder Beatty to Helm TechStars Boulder Program

A star to help potential stars.
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Confirmed: Chris Dixon Becomes Seventh Investing GP at Andreessen Horowitz

So it is written, so it shall be done.
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New York Techie Chris Dixon in Talks to Be Next Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

Every time a cash register rings, a VC gets his wings.
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Password Manager LastPass Acquires Xmarks