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Dennis Keohane

  1. Hide the children, here come CB Insights's spandex-clad superhero Micro-VCs

    At some point today, CB Insights published a nice little breakdown of the most interesting micro VCs that it's been tracking over the past couple of years. Its "13 Micro VCs We’re Watching" is chock full of info on funds like Frontline Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and Collaborative Fund. And the Q&A segments with venture capitalists representing each firm gives some quality insight into what life is like at a small fund.

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  2. Can a risky deal with DraftKings help MLB reconnect with young fans without selling its soul?

    In 2013, DraftKings and Major League Baseball struck one of the first-ever partnerships between a fantasy sports company and a major US sports league. And according to an announcement made yesterday -- just a few days ahead of Opening Day -- the relationship between the two organizations will now run deeper than ever.

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  3. Girls Who Code, Black Girls Code and others are growing fast, making a real difference

    Girls Who Code, a program that promotes more participation by women in computer science programs and careers, started modestly in New York City in 2012. Recently, however, the organization founded by Reshma Saujani has seen some pretty incredible growth, according to its 2014 year end report.

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  4. With access to a wealth of drug data, ZappRx and MediSafe bring together Big Pharma and Big Data

    Two Boston companies have made news over the past couple of days in a rapidly-growing space: The intersection between technology-focused startups and the biotech and pharmaceuticals industries.

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  5. IBM might have just made weather commodity trading a lot more accessible

    Yesterday, IBM announced it would be investing $3 billion dollars in its Internet of Things group over the next few years. In related news, the company also revealed a strategic partnership with the Weather Company, parent of The Weather Channel, to take weather data and correlated information pulled from connected devices, and create valuable insights for corporations and industries whose bottom line can be affected by weather.

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  6. Car maintenance sucks — but Openbay’s new device helps drivers not get screwed over

    Car maintenance, and the costs associated with auto care, is a pain point and often a total mystery for many car owners. It is also one of the last industries where the consumer has traditionally had no power over negotiations, especially once a car is in an auto repair shop.

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  7. Tired of federal fight, Brad Feld funds EIR program to help foreign entrepreneurs get US visas

    In a post on his personal blog today, Brad Feld announced that not only was he helping launch a new entrepreneur-in-residence program at Colorado University in his hometown of Boulder, but that he and his wife Amy would be privately backing the first year of the initiative.

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  8. Amid the greatest year of his career, Stephen Curry takes a shot on startup CoachUp

    Stephen Curry is having the best year of his career leading the now-top seed in the Western Conference, Golden State Warriors. Along with James Harden and Russell Westbrook, Curry is a favorite for this year’s NBA Most Valuable Player and earned the most fan votes for this year’s All-Star Game.

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