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Verizon Ventures and R/GA partner to launch a digital media ‘venture studio’

Verizon Ventures and R/GA are announcing a new program called the Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio. Stephen Plumlee, R/GAs global COO and managing partner of R/GA Ventures, explainedthat the interactiveagencysventure studios started out similar to other startup accelerator programs, but theyve expanded to provide access to financial capital, creative capital and client relationship capital.
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Booksy, the mobile-first booking app for appointment-based businesses, raises $4.2M

Booksy, an app that enables appointment-based businesses such as hairdressers and beauty salons to take online bookings and operate other aspects of their business, has closed $4.2 million in Series A funding. The round was led by OpenOcean, with participation from Australian company builder and early-stage investor Investible, Polands Nomad Fund, Kai Hansen (ex-Lieferando), Apostolos Apostolakis, and Rafal Plutecki (Head of Google Campus, Poland).
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Why we’re ditching Demo Days

Ross Baird is the founder and executive director of Village Capital. I started to realize that Demo Days might be getting stale when an investor at one of our events told me to share the highlights after the pitches were done he would be out in the hallway with a beer.
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Facebook digs into mobile infrastructure in Uganda as TIP commits $170M to startups

While Google is using MWC to show off some of its advances in native apps on mobile devices specifically in chat apps the worlds biggest chat app company is doing something completely different. Today, Facebook announced that it is building a 770-kilometer (500-mile) fiber backhaul network in Uganda, in partnership with IndiasAirtel and wholesale provider BCS, carriers that both have networking businesses in the country; and its Telecom Infrastructure Project is leading the charge to invest $170 million into telecoms infrastructure startups.
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