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Skubana raises $5.4M for its e-commerce operations software

The round was led by Defy Partners, with participation from Advancit Capital and FJ Labs. Early Skubana backer Brian Lee  — who co-founded The Honest Company, ShoeDazzle and LegalZoom, and is also involved as a Defy Sage — is joining Skubana’s board of directors.

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Two Amazon veterans just raised $6.5 million for an analytics tool that gives smaller companies the data insights they need to compete with Amazon itself

SoundCommerce is a one-stop shop for any e-commerce company trying to manage multiple points of sale across Amazon, a website, and a traditional storefront. The software aggregates data across the tens of vendors any one company might be using, like site builder Shopify or returns processing software Returnly, to manage parts of the business to…

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Isilon co-founder Sujal Patel building mysterious biotech startup, backed by Andreessen Horowitz

The intersection of computer science and the life sciences creates an enormous opportunity.

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What Does A Typical Career Path Look Like For A Venture Capitalist?

There truly is no typical career path in venture capital anymore. VC was once a cottage industry that sprung up from executives at leading companies like Fairchild Semiconductor. Then for a number of years, many of the best VCs like John Doerr, Jim Breyer, and Peter Wagner usually attended Stanford or Harvard for undergraduate and…

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This Is What You Should Know Before Starting A Business From Scratch

Fundamentally, you need to be passionate about an idea, market or team before starting any business.

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