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I think you have to pay attention to the fact that a lot of the best entrepreneurs right now are thinking about bitcoin. Regardless of what we [as VCs] think, it’s where a lot of smart people are gravitating.
– Chris Dixon, talking to Connie Loizos of PEHub about his first six months as a VC
News ByteNomi wants to help retailers provide better service by tracking consumer behavior across in-store and online channels. It is announcing a $3 million round today, led by First Round Capital. Other investors include Greycroft Partners, SV Angel, Forerunner Ventures and several angels. The New York company was founded by former Salesforce.com and Buddy Media executives, including CEO Marc Ferrentino, who served as Salesforce’s chief technical architect.
News ByteBee Cave Games has raised $1.4 million in funding to build casino games. The Austin, Texas, company was founded by Erik Bethke, Nimai Malle and Jeremy Strauser, all of whom worked at Zynga on games, including Mafia Wars, Texas Hold’em Poker and Bingo. The round was funded in part by its own employees and from publicly held Glu Mobile. The company’s first game, Blackjack Casino, is in private beta on Facebook, and there are mobile versions under development.