Last Week in Betabeat: An Amorous VC, The Fancy Raises Funding and a Tech Campus Update

catwalkr purple2 Last Week in Betabeat: An Amorous VC, The Fancy Raises Funding and a Tech Campus UpdateDidn’t have time this week to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights, as chosen by the editors.

REQUIRED READING: Charlie Hit On Me! One Silicon Alley VC’s Quest for Love and Other Startups
Venture man Charlie O’Donnell wants to take you on a meeting.

REQUIRED READING: World’s Biggest Fashion Brands Invest $10 M. in The Fancy at $100 M. Valuation
Interestingly, the big bucks don’t come from a typical venture investor, but from a new lead investor PPR, the $16 billion French multi-national corporation that owns the globe’s biggest fashion brands. PPR has earned a reputation for its smart, aggressive acquisition strategy and saw its stock jump after an impressive third quarter, but is little known in the tech world.

REQUIRED VIEWING: The Pitch, Episode Five: WanderPlayer – Get Your Game On
We sifted through hundreds of eager startups to find some of New York’s top prospects to pitch Lerer Ventures. Watch Ben Lerer and Jordan Cooper talk about them after they’ve left the room.


Does Mayor Bloomberg Hold All the Power When It Comes to Deciding Who Will Build the Tech Campus?
How to Get Health Insurance as a Startup Founder in New York


Rumors & Acquisitions: Poach Motel and More @FakeDaveTisch Guesses
Tumblr on NASDAQ? Not Yet. NASDAQ on Tumblr? Oh Yes.


Charlie O’Donnell on Marketing Timing and the Poke Machine (April 19, 2011)

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