What you need to know - 08/22/11

Ronny Kerr · August 22, 2011 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/1e1a

Microsoft-acquired Skype snaps up GroupMe; watch an interview with Gilt or a panel of investors

6fusion, a provider of utility-metered public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure management software and services, completed a $7 million round of funding led by Vienna, Virginia-based Grotech Ventures.


Watch more of Bambi Francisco's interview with Kevin Ryan, CEO and founder of Gilt Groupe, to learn more about Gilt's business and the difference between Gilt's local and national strategies.

Skype announced Sunday that it has agreed to acquire GroupMe, provider of mobile group messaging applications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hopper, a stealth travel startup founded by a team of former Expedia employees, raised $8 million in new funding from Atlas Venture and Brightspark Ventures.


Fresh off the heels of its most recent additions, Quiz Me and the Journal, digital textbook platform Kno unveiled two new features: video and 3D.




Mint.com launched a new bill reminder feature that keeps track of your bills and reminds you when the next one is due.


NextDocs, provider of Microsoft SharePoint-based software for life sciences companies, received a $10.3 million Series A from OpenView Venture Partners.

Here's a video of the Venture Shift panel: "Has the traditional VC industry been forced to pivot by the rise of angels, super angels, incubators, etc?"

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