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7 security startups that raised venture capital in january


the new year has started off with a flurry of fund raising activity in the security space as startups seek to fuel growth with new capital.






paris attack raises new security concerns over olympic bid


on a day paris olympic bid leaders wanted to show off the french capital, a knife attack on a soldier raised more security questions about the city's ability to stage the 2024 games in a safe atmosphere.






nvca chair on immigration orders: “if you’re not at the table, you’re on the men


 venky ganesan, managing director of $4.4 billion venture capital firm menlo ventures and current chairman of the national venture capital ociation, is walking a political tightrope and trying not to fall off. the venture capital industry, financiers to many tech giants, relies on immigrant talent to launch startups, help them thrive, and drive their continued success. right now, that puts… read more






nvca chair on immigration orders: “if you’re not at the table, you’re on the men


 venky ganesan, managing director of $4.4 billion venture capital firm menlo ventures and current chairman of the national venture capital ociation, is walking a political tightrope and trying not to fall off. the venture capital industry, financiers to many tech giants, relies on immigrant talent to launch startups, help them thrive and drive their continued success. right now, that puts… read more






paris attack raises new security concerns over olympics


paris (ap) — on a day when the paris bid committee was supposed to show its best to the world, a knife attack on a solider raised more security questions about the french capital’s capacity to host the 2024 olympics in a safe atmosphere. the news of friday’s attack outside the louvre museum broke hours […]






trident capital cybersecurity’s $300 million fund shows the depth of security wo


 trident capital cybersecurity has raised $300 million to invest in new technology companies tackling security threats around the internet of things, payment technologies, identity mana ent, privacy and data mana ent. the new fund, launched by the longtime mid-to-late-stage investment firm trident capital, shows how much investors are willing to spend to secure the technologies on which… read more






convercent raises another $10 million – its second round in 8 months


denver-based convercent just added another $10 million in venture capital on friday -- eight months after getting $11 million from the same investors.






why was the winter for venture capital funding so short?


 it was only a year ago that many in the venture capital industry were predicting that “winter was coming” and to be fair the author of this post was chief amongst them. yet as we enter february 2017 the vc funding markets are booming, snap, inc has filed for its ipo, appdynamics was just purchased for $3.7 billion by cisco and the only winter that can be found is at the ski resorts. read more






snap inc. is headed toward los angeles' biggest ipo ever. how come local venture


snapchat is on track to hold the biggest-ever initial public offering of stock for a los angeles company, yet none of the region’s major start-up investors stand to profit. of the nearly $3 billion that snap inc. has raised from investors for technology and hiring ahead of next month’s expected...






rancho santa fe venture capitalist exploring bid for governor


republican and rancho santa fe venture capitalist john cox is considering a run for governor, a paign he said would focus on combating government corruption in sacramento. cox, an attorney and certified public accountant who moved to san diego county from chicago about nine years ago, said he...






jaguar land rover launches accelerator for mobility and transportation startups


 jaguar land rover’s venture arm is launching a new accelerator targeting startups in the mobility and transportation space — part of its wider bid to avoid innovator’s dilemma. the rolling six-month inmotion accelerator programme will offer funding for up to 15 startups across two cohorts per year. specifically, applications are being sought from startups developing… read more






trump was told in january that flynn misled pence, wh says


president donald trump was told in late january that his top national security aide had misled his vice president, three weeks before trump ousted adviser michael flynn amid a swirling public controversy over flynn's contacts with a russian official, a white house spokesman said tuesday.






jaguar land rover launches accelerator for mobility and transportation startups


 jaguar land rover’s venture arm is launching a new accelerator targeting startups in the mobility and transportation space — part of its wider bid to avoid innovator’s dilemma. the rolling six-month inmotion accelerator programme will offer funding for up to 15 startups across two cohorts per year. read more






white house: trump was told in january that flynn misled pence


president donald trump was told in late january that his top national security aide had misled his vice president, three weeks before trump ousted adviser michael flynn amid a swirling public controversy over flynn's contacts with a russian official, a white house spokesman said tuesday.






underrepresented founders: apply for tc include office hours with bain capital i


 started in 2014, include is techcrunch’s diversity program, facilitating opportunities for underrepresented groups in tech to take their startups to the next stage. apply now for techcrunch include office hours with bain capital in ny february 16th. partners matt harris, scott friend, and steve anastos of bain will give guidance and feedback to startups. every month, techcrunch… read more






us government records $51.3 billion surplus in january


washington (ap) — the federal government ran a budget surplus in january that was smaller than last year’s surplus. the treasury department says the surplus this year was $51.3 billion, down 7.1 percent from a january surplus a year ago of $55.2 billion. the government has run a surplus in january in 24 of the […]






trump was told in january that michael flynn misled vp pence, white house says


president donald trump was told in late january that his top national security aide had misled his vice president, three weeks before trump ousted adviser michael flynn amid a swirling public controversy over flynn's contacts with a russian official, a white house spokesman said tuesday. press...






pakistan court bans valentine's day in capital


a pakistani judge has banned valentine's day celebrations in the country's capital, saying they are against islamic teachings.






tapping nas’ former fund manager manhattan venture partners launches mvp all-sta


 rashaun williams, a former fund manager at queensbridge venture partners, the venture capital firm made famous by the hip-hop legend nas, has joined boutique merchant bank manhattan venture partners to leverage his proximity to star power for a new secondary investment fund. read more






tapping nas’ former fund manager, manhattan venture partners launches mvp all-st


 rashaun williams, a former fund manager at queensbridge venture partners, the venture capital firm made famous by the hip-hop legend nas, has joined boutique merchant bank manhattan venture partners to leverage his proximity to star power for a new secondary investment fund. read more






britain’s co-operative bank for sale amid capital concerns


london (ap) — britain’s co-operative bank is putting itself up for sale as it struggles to meet capital requirements designed to ensure financial institutions can survive hard times. the lender says it is seeking buyers and considering other options to increase capital, a process that has been hampered by low interest rates and higher-than-expected costs […]






advances in ultrasound technology brings politics, abortion debates and eugenic


advances in ultrasound technology and new research partnered with first-trimester ultrasound screening have raised new question about the detection of fetal abnormalities as well as just life itself. a new study, published online january 31, 2017 in circulation, confirmed that more severe congenital heart defects and higher comorbidities are present in the first trimester. their finding also found that […]






activity at us services companies slipped in january


washington (ap) — the pace of growth for u.s. services companies slipped a tad in january, but employment measures improved in a positive for the economy. the institute for supply mana ent, a trade organization of purchasing managers, says that its services index declined to 56.5 in january from 56.6 in december. any reading above 50 […]






unofficial tally points to second vote for indonesia capital


unofficial counts indicate the acrimonious election for the indonesian capital's governor will head to a second round in april with the incumbent, a minority christian, failing to secure the 50 percent needed for an outright win.






survey: u.s. businesses add 246,000 jobs, most in 7 months


u.s. companies ramped up hiring in january, adding the most new workers since june, according to a private survey. payroll provider adp said wednesday that businesses added 246,000 jobs last month, up from 151,000 in december. the hiring was widespread, with the construction, manufacturing, health...






macedonian capital offers free transport to fight pollution


municipal authorities in macedonia's heavily polluted capital are offering residents free use of public transport to reduce the use of cars.






unofficial tally points to runoff vote for indonesia capital


unofficial counts indicate the acrimonious election for governor of the indonesian capital will proceed to a second round in april with no candidate getting more than 50 percent in wednesday's vote.






somalia faces presidential election under threat of attack


somalia holds a groundbreaking presidential election wednesday amid a security lockdown that has closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets.






polls open in heated vote for indonesian capital's governor


voting was underway in the election for governor of the indonesian capital after a divisive months-long campaign in which the monumental problems facing jakarta took a backseat to religious intolerance and racial bigotry.






tear gas thrown at gay party in croatian capital, 2 hurt


at least two people have been injured after an unknown assailant threw a tear gas canister during a party for lgbt people in croatia's capital.






ex-governor's defense fund raised $20k in 4th quarter 2016


finance reports show former virginia gov. bob mcdonnell's legal defense fund raised about $20,000 during the last quarter of 2016.






unpacking the govtech market


 venture capital is key to ensuring the digital transformation of government becomes long-term sustainable and successful reality. if we want to see an increased activity in the number of govtech startups, then the lines of communication need to be active and open. read more






voting starts in somalia's presidential election


voting started wednesday in somalia's groundbreaking presidential election amid a security lockdown that has closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets.






somalia's presidential election heads into second round


somalia's groundbreaking presidential election moved into a second round wednesday as the number of candidates dropped from 21 to three, while a security lockdown closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets.






this venture firm just produced one of the first detailed equity research report


 many things that used to be true primarily of the public market now happen within the world of private company investing, including the participation of mutual fund investors. now, you can add equity research reports to that list. goodwater capital — a two-year-old, consumer-tech-focused venture firm is today taking the wraps off a detailed snapshot of pre-ipo snap, parent of the… read more






china’s foreign reserves fall to 6-year low after outflow


beijing (ap) — china’s foreign exchange reserves have fallen to a six-year low following an outflow of capital that prompted beijing to tighten controls on outbound investment. central bank data tuesday showed reserves declined by about $13 billion in january to $2.99 trillion but still are by far the world’s biggest. it was the seventh […]






galaxy note 5 and s6 edge plus get january security update on t-mobile


t-mobile also now testing android nougat for the galaxy s7 and s7 edge.






britain's co-operative bank for sale amid capital concerns


britain's co-operative bank is putting itself up for sale as it struggles to meet capital requirements designed to ensure financial institutions can survive hard times.






19 states have raised gas taxes since 2013. in colorado, republicans want to cut


since 2013, 19 states have raised gas taxes to pay for roads, and as many as 18 are considering doing so this year. don't expect colorado to join them.






china manufacturing activity in january close to 2-year high


a survey shows chinese manufacturing expanded in january at close to its fastest pace in two years.






china’s foreign reserves fall to 6-year low after outflows


beijing (ap) — china’s foreign exchange reserves have fallen to a six-year low following outflows of capital that prompted beijing to tighten controls on outbound investment. reserves declined by about $13 billion in january to $2.99 trillion but still are by far the world’s biggest, central bank data showed tuesday. the reserves have fallen by […]






q&a: what's at stake in indonesian capital's heated election


residents of indonesia's capital vote wednesday in an election for governor that has become a high-stakes tussle between conservative and moderate forces in the world's most populous muslim nation. religion and race, rather than the slew of problems that face a car-clogged and sinking jakarta, have dominated the campaign. answers to some of the questions surrounding the election:






us wholesale prices rose in january, led by gasoline


washington (ap) — higher costs for gasoline costs helped fuel a rise in u.s. wholesale prices in january, but overall inflation still appears to be in check. producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach consumers, increased 0.6 percent between january and december, the labor department said tuesday. the index rose 1.6 percent […]






chinese auto sales weaken in january as sales tax rises


beijing (ap) — an industry group says china’s auto sales shrank in january as the government increased a sales tax following a cut earlier that helped to shore up demand. the china association of automobile manufacturers said monday sales in the world’s biggest auto market shrank 1.1 percent in january compared with a year earlier […]