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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Furlocity Garners $1,200,000 New Funding Round
  • Company: Furlocity
  • Description: Furlocity was founded in 2012 and is run by Andy Smit, CO-Founder and CEO, Adam Bronte, Co-Founder and CTO and Amber Kirsten-Smit, Co-Founder and President. As pet parents ourselves we wanted to create some transparency within the pet care industry by helping pet owners easily find and book a pet care facility online.
  • Website: www.furlocity.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $1,200,000
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • Purpose: Proceeds purposes were not disclosed.
  • Investors:

GameAnalytics Receives $5,500,000 Series A Funding
  • Company: GameAnalytics
  • Description: GameAnalytics exists to help developers make better games. Gaming is our lifeblood and our software is designed solely with game development in mind. We are based in Copenhagen, Denmark, but our team is international. Read more about the individuals involved below.
  • Website: www.gameanalytics.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $5,500,000
  • Round: Series A
  • Purpose: Proceeds purposes were not disclosed.
  • Investors:

Zeel Networks Secures $325,000 New Financing
  • Company: Zeel Networks
  • Description: We created this site for health-conscious individuals looking for trusted information on health, wellness and beauty and an easy way to find and book the best practitioners in the business.
  • Website: www.zeel.com
  • Type: Debt
  • Amount: $325,000
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • 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.
  • Investors: