Johnson & Johnson teams with S.F.'s CircleUp Network to get closer to startups
 
Posted: 1 Aug 2014, 5:29 pm
CircleUp Network is working with Johnson & Johnson to give the healthcare behemoth a peek into startups and related investment activity that could be of interest to J&J. (NYSE: JNJ) San Francisco-based CircleUp, a platform that connects consumer product startups with wealthy individual investors, has struck similar partnerships with General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and Procter & Gamble. (NYSE: PG) CircleUp aggregates and shares information it gleans from startups seeking to raise money on its platform?

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City National Bank hires bankers in San Francisco, Silicon Valley
 
Posted: 1 Aug 2014, 5:07 pm
City National Bank made key hires to strengthen its wealth management, private banking and commercial lending operations in the Bay Area. The Los Angeles bank, with a dozen Bay Area offices, hired private bankers in Palo Alto and San Jose. The bank's Bay Area staff has grown about 10 percent over the past 12 months, according to CEO Russell Goldsmith, who spearheaded City National's entrance into the Bay Area in 2000 with the purchase of the Pacific Bank. On Friday, City National said it hired?

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Dropbox, AirBnB, Pinterest: Startups that buy the most startups
 
Posted: 1 Aug 2014, 4:19 pm
Startups commanding valuations in the tens of billions like Silicon Valley firms Dropbox and Palantir Technologies are becoming more interested in acquisitions. But which startup is buying the most startups? CB Insights crunched the number of acquisitions by each of the 10 most highly-valued venture-backed U.S. companies based on valuations received in private markets. Cloud storage company Dropbox led the pack, buying 18 companies to date. The cloud storage company most recently bought Predictive?

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49ers release single-game Levi's Stadium tickets — with a catch
 
Posted: 1 Aug 2014, 12:57 pm
Die-hard fans of the San Francisco 49ers may still have a shot at buying single-game tickets for the team's first season at the sold out new Levi's Stadium, but they'll have to prove their loyalty. Next Tuesday, Aug. 5, the team will offer up single-game, standing room only tickets ranging from $25-$75 depending on the caliber of the opponent. The catch: Tickets will be available on a first come, first-served basis "exclusively to members of the team?s fan engagement program, Faithful 49," according?

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