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1 The Talener Times October 1, 2013

2 In The News Cambridge-based HubSpot has named Lorrie Norrington formerly a top executive at eBay, Intuit and General Electric to its board of directors. hubspot-lorrie-norrington-board.html Mass. House lawmakers vote to repeal 'tech tax 09/25/mass-house-poised-debate-repeal-tech- tax/qioV2p09jqdONj2kgSP3nO/story.html How I Hire: Corporate Moneyball how-i-hire-corporate-moneyball Michael Dell, Silver Lake Get The Green Light From Regulators On $24.9B Plan To Take Dell Private get-the-green-light-from-regulators-on-24-9b-plan-to-take- dell-private/ What techies should know about a government shutdown -techies-should-know-about-a- government- shutdown/#50BPS1RpdlpKhUyC.99 -techies-should-know-about-a- government- shutdown/#50BPS1RpdlpKhUyC.99 Amazon hiring 70,000 temp workers to fill holiday online orders n-hiring temp-workers-to-fill-holiday- online-orders/

3 Chart of the Week Inside Responsive Design: The Pros And Cons Of The Popular Mobile Strategy

4 Startup Watch DataSift Now Offering Historical Social Data Analysis Across Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Bitly & More Combined 6/datasift-now-offering-historical- social-data-analysis-across-twitter- tumblr-facebook-bitly-more- combined/ Grads seeking $3M in seed funding During LearnLaunchXs Demo Day event on Sept. 18, seven educational technology startups shared their fundraising goals as well as their vision for changing education with new digital tools. The startups have received $18,000 in seed funding along with office space and mentorship during the three-month program. The startups are Gradeable, EduCanon, Empow Studios, Intellify Learnings, Cognii, Countdown, Listen Edition. edition/2013/09/27/learnlaunchx-grads-seek-3m-in-seed.html Steve Case eyes startups outside the Valley with new $200M fund n/blog/startups/2013/09/steve- case-eyes-startups-outside- the.html/ Startup focus: peerTransfer going global for tuition payments og/startups/2013/09/startup-focus- peertransfer-going.html New social networking site PushPage lets users get personal og/startups/2013/09/social- networking-site-pushpage.html Aereo adds 4 cities to expansion list, bringing total to 26 n/blog/startups/2013/09/aereo- adds-4-cities-to-expansion- list.html Ed tech startup Socrative adding 2K users a day og/startups/2013/09/social- networking-site-pushpage.html Leaked YouTube Video & Tumblr Blog Reveal All About Stealthy Payments Startup Clinkle 0/leaked-youtube-video-tumblr- blog-reveal-all-about-stealthy- payments-startup-clinkle/ This Is A $200K Jet Pack That You Can Buy In Two Years believe-i-can-fly-with-this-soon-to-be- commercially-available-jet-pack/ Pitango Closes New $270M Fund Backed By Asian Money To Fuel More Startups Coming Out Of Israel pitango-closes-new-270m-fund-to- fuel-more-startups-coming-out-of- israel/

5 Venture Capital New York Snaps lets you mashup photos with cool stuff from your favorite brands, pulls in $2M BioDigital raises $4M to build the Google Earth for the human body Cant find a decent apartment in NYC? Urban Compass raises $20M to help HowAboutWe raises $4.2M to help you fall and stay in love BetterCloud raises $6M to bring its software to Salesforce & Zendesk Boston FootNote- Site featuring engaging content based on academic research for business and educational uses. Funding- $85k Rifiniti- SaaS to help Fortune 500 companies reduce wasted office space and costs, while increasing occupant productivity. Funding- $110k Verbal Applications- Software tools that enable nonverbal patients to communicate with their caregivers, using large, picture-based buttons that speak when clicked on. Funding- Preparing for seed round. Boston Stackdriver raises $10M Series B, a year after launching Harvard-developed Qstream raises $2.85M Ministry of Supply raises $1.1M seed round LevelUp reports raising $7.5M Flybridge leads $6M round for BetterCloud Private School Innovator- Online database for students and parents to discover, compare and easily apply to private schools in MA and NH. Funding- In early talks with investors.

6 Venture Capital California Flipboard raising $50M round after announcing it has 85M users Addy locates $300K seed round AngelList reportedly raises $24M from Google Ventures & others UniversityNow has closed $20.4 million to grow its network of accredited, online universities TechShop assembles plans for $60M fundraise Moxtra announced that it has closed $10 million in the first round of funding for its mobile content collaboration platform. P2P lending platform Prosper lines coffers with $25M in new funding California Liftopia, An E-Commerce Platform For Ski Resorts, Raises Additional $5 Million MemberPlanet raises $2.5M to keep groups organized 3D Robotics Raises $30 Million To Legitimize Aerial Drones For Business Organic Food Delivery Service Good Eggs Raises $8.5M Series A From Sequoia Capital DoubleDutch jumps into $10M to be the force behind event apps Gyft raises $5M to digitize the $29B gift card market JustFab sews up $40M to become a global fast-fashion empire Shopular raises $6.4M to make coupons cool again Chicago Ebay buys payments startup Braintree for $800M, yet another win for PayPal

7 Talener Clients In The News Tinders Sean Rad To Speak At Disrupt Europe About Expanding Overseas at-disrupt-europe-about-expanding-overseas/ TripAdvisor to base its non-U.S. engineering in Ireland advisor-to-base-its-non-us.html SpaceX Says It Has 'No Reason' To Believe Elon Musk's Falcon 9 Rocket Exploded In Space musks-spacex-rocket-falcon #ixzz2gTvAQZWE musks-spacex-rocket-falcon #ixzz2gTvAQZWE

8 Upcoming Boston Meetups MIT Museum Startup Showcase Mobile Monday Boston Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) Cambridge, MA HTML5 Game Development Monthly Meetup Wednesday, October 16, :00 PM Bocoup Loft 355 Congress Street, 2nd Floor Boston, MA Development/events/ /?a=mr1_grp&rv=mr1&_af_eid = &_af=event Drupal presentation with Moshe Weitzman Wednesday, October 2, :00 PM Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 1 st floor / Java and Edge Networks Tuesday, October 15, :00 PM Akamai Technologies Inc 8 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA Boston Tech Jam October 3rd, 75 Northern Ave, Boston MA. $10 Admission Tickets Mass Innovation Nights #55 VMware office, Kendall Square October 09, :00 PM-8:30 PM

9 Upcoming Nyc Meetups Capital City: A VCs Take on NYC Tech General Assembly Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT) New York, NY October 2013 NY Tech Meetup Tuesday, October 8, :00 PM NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts 566 Laguardia Place New York, NY tech/events/ / Test-Driven Development Meetup Wednesday, October 9, :00 PM New York, NY Assembly-NYC-Ruby-on-Rails/events/ / NY Tech International Meetup Israeli Tech Made In NY Thursday, October 3, :30 PM to 8:00 PM Morgan Stanley 1585 Broadway, New York, NY International/events/ /


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