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VC Deal Blog VentureBeat Raises $320k First Round

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VentureBeat, the VC deals blog whose reports we frequently cite, has gone to the VC well itself, raising a $320,000 first round. Investors include ex-Googlers Georges Harik and Aydin Senkut, Mike Brown (Foundation Capital), MHS Capital, Amidzad and the White Sand Group. The Silicon Valley-based site, which was founded by ex-Mercury News reporter Matt Marshall, has been adding writers and claims to be growing rapidly. Prior to this, it was self-funded by Marshall. The site recently hired veteran tech reporter Dean Takahashi from the Merc.

Matt Marshall explains: “VentureBeat has grown steadily since launching more than a year ago. We