CapLinked hits $10 billion in listed deals, opens to pro investors

CapLinked, an online platform that brings together companies and private investors, said it has eclipsed $10 billion in private deals listed on the platform since it launched a year ago. Now, it’s opening up the platform to professional investors with a new product called DealRocket.

East coast companies need to win at home in talent war

Charlie Kim, CEO of NextJump, who just organized the largest engineering job fair in New York said the challenge for local companies is to win the talent recruiting wars, which comes down competing at home, playing for the long term and getting top executives involved.

TechStars’ second New York class shines in their debut

TechStars New York, now a TV brand thanks to a new Bloomberg series, graduated its second class today of would-be break out stars. The class shows that the program is still churning out a lot of quality, with a pretty polished group of graduates debuting.

Dashlane raises $5M to simplify online data input

Dashlane, a stealth start-up, is still a few weeks away from unveiling its product but the company announced today that it has raised $10 million. It is trying to tackle the problem of inputting information, passwords and payment data into websites from desktop and mobile devices.

TechStars raises $24M, hands out $100k to each start-up

TechStars announced it has raised a new $24 million fund that will allow it to up the amount of money it provides each startup to $100,000. The money will be applied to all of TechStars classes in 2012 including Boston, Boulder, New York City and Seattle.

NYC SeedStart Media class pushes crowdsourcing, commerce

NYC SeedStart, a New York incubator program founded by NYC Seed along with a handful of VC partners, just graduated its summer class focused on media. The seven startups cover a range of topics, but a few themes emerged like crowdsourcing, commerce and content management.

GigaOM Euro 20: Almost Famous

In the third part of GigaOM’s Euro 20 roundup, we’ll look at five of the startups we’ve dubbed Almost Famous. They’ve weathered the storm, come out the other side, and have solid products to offer.

New York can’t & shouldn’t try to rival Silicon Valley

New York doesn’t have to rival Silicon Valley; it can be its own success story, with its own unique culture. And that is what the region should be looking at first, rather than trying to gain some bragging-rights parity with the San Francisco Bay Area.

New York takes its engineering talent crunch to the NYSE floor

The effort to solve New York’s engineering talent crunch is coming to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in a major recruiting event hosted by Next Jump and the NYSE. The event will bring together 500 top East Coast engineering students and 50 companies.