Egnyte Raises Almost $30 Million for International Expansion Plan

More money for cloud storage and collaboration.

Google Ventures Bets on Mobile Ad Startup YieldMo

Serial entrepreneur Michael Yavonditte’s latest venture gets a vote of confidence, and a check, from a company that knows something about ads.

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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.

Android Co-Founder Rich Miner on How He Is Spending Google’s Money

The Google Ventures partner tells AllThingsD that even the deals that start out not being about mobile eventually end up being about mobile.

Premise Creates a Global Economic-Activity Tracker, One Snapshot of Onions at a Time

Premise has built a massive microeconomic database of the world’s consumer goods, updated on a daily basis

Utah’s Startup Scene Is Almost as Spectacular as Its Fall Scenery

Buses that run on wireless power, a new consumer data backup service, and technology for making phone calls in loud places easier.

Enterproid Lands Another $12 Million, Led by Google Ventures, to Help Manage Corporate Mobile Devices

The company also plans to adopt the name of its flagship Divide product.

Loom Gets $1.4 Million in Seed Funding From Google, Tencent to Build a Better Photo Library

Actor Will Smith and DC Shoes founder Damon Way are also among the Y Combinator grad’s early funders.

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.

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Spark Capital, Google Ventures, Homebrew Invest in Plaid, Maker of an API for Banking Data

Plaid, a startup that is working to clean up banking data for developers, has raised $2.8 million from Spark Capital, Google Ventures and Homebrew. The investment is the first to be announced from Homebrew, a seed-stage firm launched recently by Google vets Hunter Walk and Satya Patel.