John on CNBC Squawk Box

John on CNBC Squawk Box

ffVC Partner John Frankel appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning to discuss InteraXon's new headset, Muse, as well as how disruptors in the portfolio are carrying forward the content revolution. He used GameSalad (a platform for designing video games by dragging and dropping objects rather than writing code) and ...

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ff Silver Off to a Great Start with ThinkNear Acquisition

ff Silver Off to a Great Start with ThinkNear Acquisition

Eli Portnoy founded ThinkNear. ffVC portfolio company ThinkNear has been acquired by Telenav, a leading provider of mobile location-based services, for $22.5 million ($18.5 million in cash and $4 million in restricted stock and assumed options). Telenav specializes in personalized navigation, and will be launching "Scout Advertising" with the ThinkNear ...

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Alex Katz Speaking at MIT Enterprise Forum

Alex Katz Speaking at MIT Enterprise Forum

ffVC Partner and CFO Alex Katz will be a panelist speaker at the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC Roundtable on October 18. He will be joined by Aron Grossman, the CFO and VP of Corporate Development at Voxy (an ffVC portfolio company), and Beth Brinkman, Director of U.S. Professional Services ...

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Lessons from Facebook on Recruiting Elite Engineers

Lessons from Facebook on Recruiting Elite Engineers

Following is a guest post from ff Venture Capital winter intern Max Segan, a Colgate senior majoring in computer science, who is starting at Facebook this summer as a software engineer. From our perspective, Facebook is both our friend (training hundreds of talented future entrepreneurs) and enemy (competing with our ...

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