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Pumpkinhead Launches as About.me

I never break news anymore as it’s almost impossible to compete these days with the mainstream tech blogs. However… It *appears* that the super stealth startup, Pumpkinhead, has now launched under the (much improved) name:

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Salesforce Acquires Jigsaw

Cool news that Salesforce.com is acquiring Jigsaw.com for $142M. I got to know the Jigsaw Team while building Workstreamer and I am really excited for those guys and for Austin Ventures who no doubt did

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Workstreamer Secures Funding

Regular readers of this blog know that I have been feverishly working on my own startup, Workstreamer, for about the last 12 months. I am excited to announce that we have taken seed investment from

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Evolving Venture Models: Preemptive Buyouts

Last February I suggested a possible hybrid-model for venture capital firms: locating pre-VC backed technology plays, buying them on the cheap, then augmenting the companies with a pre-assembled all-star team of managers. Looks like Austin

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