Ben Holmes

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Name: Ben Holmes
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

You don’t need to build technology to start a technology company

“In the olden days,” says Ben Holmes, a partner at Index Ventures, “you’d raise money and you’d build an interesting stack of technology that was hard to replicate. Your competitive advantage was technologically originated.”No more. “Nowadays, there are ... [Published Quartz - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Celtic Legacy headlines the Colorado Renaissance Festival

Those in the know just call it "Faire" and everybody knows what they mean. If you don't, it's the Colorado Renaissance Festival , and it runs eight weekends every summer in Larkspur, near Castle Rock. The official theme is the Renaissance period in England, ... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Boisterous 'Legally Blonde' is pretty (good) in pink

In the words of the opening number of "Legally Blonde: The Musical," oh my God, you guys! You have to see this show!Having fallen in love with the 2001 movie on which the musical was based, I was quite the critic going into Music Guild's production of ... [Published Quad-Cities Online - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

On the street: What’s a healthy meal you like to make for yourself?

“Steamed cauliflower, steamed asparagus, with some rutabaga.”— Ben Holmes, self-employed, Lawrence“Probably just a good salad.”— Travis Campbell, grocery store employee, Lawrence“Meat, vegetables and potatoes.”— Loretta Chavez, homemaker, Lawrence“I like ... [Published Lawrence Journal-World - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 2 reports

Index helps Autobutler raise €5.8m to fund European expansion

Venture capital firm Index Ventures has led a €5.8m round for Autobutler to support the online car maintenance and servicing platform’s plan to expand its operations across Europe.Autobutler enables users to choose from 3,300 regional and national garage ... [Published AltAssets.net - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Ben Holmes' View

SAINTS welcomed a new member of the Rugby League media to its ranks on Friday.Ben Holmes, 11, joined Media Manager Mike Appleton for a special press experience at the game with Bradford.He won the unique prize because he is a Junior Saint - and he certainly ... [Published Noodls - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Sleep deprivation and the human metabolome [Physiology]

Sarah K. Davies a , Joo Ern Ang b , Victoria L. Revell a , Ben Holmes a , Anuska Mann a , Francesca P. Robertson a , Nanyi Cui a , Benita Middleton a , Katrin Ackermann c , 1 , Manfred Kayser c , Alfred E. Thumser a , Florence I. Raynaud b ... [Published PNAS - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Forget Knee-High, Colorado’s Hemp Crop Is Waist-High By The Fourth Of July

An old saying among farmers is that you want your corn to be “ knee-high by the Fourth of July .” That adage doesn’t necessarily apply to Colorado’s newest cash crop : industrial hemp. Unsurprisingly, considering the ubiquitous nickname given to hemp’s ... [Published KUNC 91.5 FM - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Farm School expands

ORANGE — The 94-acre Rowe property in Orange is the newest addition to the farm and forest land owned by The Farm School, which has purchased the land to support its mission of farming and education.The Farm School, which teaches adults and children about ... [Published Recorder.com - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Exeter Express and Echo published A Division: Dan Hardy on form for top-side Bradninch

Dan Hardy scored a century and there was a five-wicket haul for Ross Acton as Bradninch beat Barton to go top.Hardy lashed 137 off 99 ballls with 13 fours and seven sixes as Bradninch warmed up for Saturday’s trip to Budleigh Salterton with a total of ... [Published Exeter Express and Echo - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 1 reports

Candy Crush Saga backer plays down tech bubble fears

One of the private backers behind Just Eat and the video games developer King has defended their disappointing stock market listings, denying that investors were "hoodwinked" into buying at inflated valuations. Shares in the online takeaway portal Just ... [Published The Independent - Jun 11 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 1 reports

Index Ventures raises a new $542M fund for early-stage startups

Image Credit: Shutterstock London-based  Index Ventures  has just announced a new $542 million fund for seed-stage companies that have raised under $20 million. The firm says it will invest in European startups mainly, but may make a few bets on ... [Published Venturebeat - Jun 11 2014]

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Index General Partner Ben Holmes said that the Autobutler team has the right blend of "great product insight, a highly effective sales and marketing engine and operational best practice"
Mr Holmes dismissed such fears, saying: "i think there's a very different complexion to businesses going public now compared to the type of businesses going public 15 years ago, where the market seemed to lap up anything with an internet flavour. the market is still very discerning, particularly in europe."

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You don’t need to build technology to start a t... [Published Quartz - Jul 25 2014]
Celtic Legacy headlines the Colorado Renaissanc... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 21 2014]
Boisterous 'Legally Blonde' is pretty (good) in... [Published Quad-Cities Online - Jul 17 2014]
University of York degree results - Day 2 [Published York Press - Jul 17 2014]
On the street: What’s a healthy meal you like t... [Published Lawrence Journal-World - Jul 17 2014]
Index helps Autobutler raise €5.8m to fund Euro... [Published AltAssets.net - Jul 16 2014]
Index Ventures backs car repairs platform Autob... [Published PE Hub Blog - Jul 15 2014]
Ben Holmes' View [Published Noodls - Jul 15 2014]
Autobutler: the online marketplace for car repairs [Published Telegraph - Jul 15 2014]
Sleep deprivation and the human metabolome [Phy... [Published PNAS - Jul 08 2014]
2014 Grenfell Anglican Church Debutante Ball [Published Grenfell Record - Jul 04 2014]
Forget Knee-High, Colorado’s Hemp Crop Is Waist... [Published KUNC 91.5 FM - Jul 03 2014]
Farm School expands [Published Recorder.com - Jul 01 2014]
'Hartslief's 113 for Plympton is the best hitti... [Published Plymouth Herald - Jun 29 2014]
Exeter Express and Echo published A Division: D... [Published Exeter Express and Echo - Jun 25 2014]
Candy Crush Saga backer plays down tech bubble ... [Published The Independent - Jun 11 2014]
Index Ventures raises a new $542M fund for earl... [Published Venturebeat - Jun 11 2014]
Index announces $550m to fund the mainstream te... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 11 2014]
The Daily Startup: Andreessen Horowitz Makes Ma... [Published WSJ.com: Venture Capital Dispatch - Apr 09 2014]
10 UK investors to follow on Twitter [Published startups.co.uk - Feb 04 2014]
The Other Day: Daring to write a new chapter af... [Published Longview Daily News - Nov 09 2013]
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Index Ventures backs car repairs platform Autob... [Published PE Hub Blog - Jul 15 2014]
Autobutler , an online platform for car repairs, has received 5.8 million euros in funding. Index Ventures led the round. According to the firm, the capital will be used to expand across Europe with an initial focus on Germany and the UK. PRESS RELEASE ...
Index Ventures raises a new $542M fund for earl... [Published Venturebeat - Jun 11 2014]
Image Credit: Shutterstock London-based  Index Ventures  has just announced a new $542 million fund for seed-stage companies that have raised under $20 million. The firm says it will invest in European startups mainly, but may make a few bets on ...
The Daily Startup: Andreessen Horowitz Makes Ma... [Published WSJ.com: Venture Capital Dispatch - Apr 09 2014]
Art by Mike Lucas Balaji Srinivasan , who was hired as a general partner by Andreessen Horowitz to help the firm move into new areas, has spearheaded the firm’s first major foray into health-care investing with a $23 million Series B round for digital ...
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