Miami, Florida | 15 January, 2014– Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) today launched a report that illuminates market signals emanating from crowdfunding. The reports uncovers how companies that use crowdfunding as a means to raise capital are creating jobs, building stronger businesses and attracting follow on capital.   According to Sherwood Neiss (@woodien), principal at Crowdfund[…]

Google buying Nest Labs for $3.2 billion

By Daniel Primack. January 13, 2014   FORTUNE — Google (GOOG) has agreed to acquire Nest Labs, the trendy maker of smart home appliances like thermostats and smoke detectors, for $3.2 billion in cash.   The deal comes just weeks after reports that Nest was raising around $150 million in new venture capital funding to[…]

Noom health and fitness app raises $4.1 million

Noom Inc , New York, operator of health and fitness apps Noom Weight Loss Coach, CardioTrainer, and Calorific, has sold $4.1 million toward a $7.1 million equity round.   The company received $2.6 million in pre-Series A funding in December 2012 from investors including Harbor Pacific Capital, m8 Capital and Qualcomm Ventures , according to a press release. Kleiner[…]

Project Juice Sells Stake to First Beverage Ventures

  By Jeffrey Klineman January 6, 2014 (   Taking a gamble that the future of beverage – specifically, juice — is going to include snatching meal occasions from quick-serve restaurants and soda companies alike, First Beverage Ventures, the private equity fund run by California investor Bill Anderson and Nantucket Nectars founder Tom First, has invested[…]