Guaranty Building

UPDATE: Salesforce plotting real estate changes

The company's lease in the Gauranty Building, 20 S. Meridian St., will expire in the first quarter of next year, while a lease for the Century Building, 36 S. Pennsylvania St., runs until 2021. "Salesforce has no plans to vacate the Century office at this time," a spokesperson said.

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Executives, networking helped make 2015 a watershed year for VC funding

Many startups, here and elsewhere, secure venture capital funding by touting their market traction, revenue growth and other statistics, all in an effort to prove to investors that they’re good bets. However, a look behind the scenes of High Alpha and three other big venture deals last year suggests that, oftentimes, landing capital has more to do with relationships and luck than with metrics.

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