Last Week in Betabeat: Scroogle, Tumblr, Biz Dev and the Buddy VC

To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors.

REQUIRED READING: Friends Investing in Friends: When It Comes to Startups, Is the Fix Already In?
It’s an insider’s game, but anyone can join it.

REQUIRED READING: Scroogle May Have Been a Victim of Hackers, Not Google
The plot thickens!

REQUIRED READING: Spin Transfer Tech Spins Out of PE-Backed Startup Factory Into a $36 M. A Round
How does a technology become a startup?

After Six Years and Three Rejections,’s Steve Rosenbaum Gets a Patent for Video Discovery
Bitcoin Exchange TradeHill Suspends Trading
Exfm Raises $1.5 M. (and $1) From Previous Investor Spark Capital
Canadian Goverment Sending Six Startups to General Assembly for Three Months
Village Ventures Breaks Up the VC Band: Cofounders Head to Bain and Greycroft
ff Venture Capital Quietly Raised a $27 M. Fund Last November and Has Already Invested in 23 Startups
At Tumblr HQ, Mayor Bloomberg Announces Daniel Huttenlocher as the Founding Dean of New Tech Campus

Nine Startups Tried to Teach Brooklyn Bowl How to Share Last Night
The Rise of the Buddy VC
Biz Dev is Having a Moment
Startup Born on Fred Wilson’s Blog Raises $540K Seed Round, Heads to New York
Rumors & Acquisitions: Kerfuffles Edition

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