The Black Swan is one of my favorite books, if only because it proves the absurdity and unpredictability of life. It ratified something I had suspected for many years: Nobody has any idea what's going to happen next. Take the volcano ash, for example. I don't imagine a lot of people this week thought  that they could wake up on Thursday to find that a large volcanic eruption in Iceland had pretty much shut down most air travel in Europe... and that it might extend through the weekend. Just like  CEO of Bear Stearns played golf, having no clue that his company could be vaporized in a matter of days. Whoops! Yes, Nassim Nicholas Taleb is onto something. Black Swans happen all the time! So let's review the strange and unpredictable things that are happening on this news day:
This entry was posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 14:59 pm and is filed under Macro.
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Mozido Lands $63,472,242 New Funding
  • Company: Mozido
  • Description: Across mobile phones, through point-of-sale terminals, over the Internet – Mozido offers the services your customers need, where they need them.
  • Website: www.mozido.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $63,472,242
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • Purpose: Proceeds purposes were not disclosed. SEC regulatory filing. The total aggregate amount sold includes Warrants to purchase Series A Preferred Stock granted in the total amount of $13,472,242. Contact technology company for investment details, if applicable. Not an offer or solicitation for sale of securities.
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Sotera Wireless Secures $20,704,787 New Financing
  • Company: Sotera Wireless
  • Description: Our vision is to revolutionize patient safety by enabling the early detection of deterioration in patients who are mobile and free to move about in the hospital or the home. With adequate warning of adverse events, clinicians can intervene more quickly and confidently and patient outcomes can be dramatically improved.
  • Website: www.soterawireless.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $20,704,787
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • Purpose: Proceeds purposes were not disclosed. SEC regulatory filing. Total Offering amount includes $2,326,180 of securities issued upon conversion of indebtedness and $3,688,179 receivable upon the exercise of warrants to purchase preferred stock that have not been exercised. Contact technology company for investment details, if applicable. Not an offer or solicitation for sale of securities.
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Seva Search Obtains $2,217,205 Series A Round
  • Company: Seva Search
  • Description: Seva Search wants to connect electricians and other services providers with potential customers.
  • Website: www.sevasearch.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $2,217,205
  • Round: Series A
  • Purpose: Proceeds purposes were not disclosed. SEC regulatory filing. Contact technology company for investment details, if applicable. Not an offer or solicitation for sale of securities.
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