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Kleiner Perkins Invests In Facebook At $52 Billion Valuation

blogs.wsj.com — Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Facebook are together at last. VentureWire reports today that Kleiner is taking a small stake in Facebook by buying as much as $38 million of stock from other shareholders at a valuation of $52 billion - a bit higher than the $50 billion price tag that Goldman Sachs and DST Global set when they recently invested $1.5 billion.

Doerr and Moritz Stir VCs in One-On-One Showdown

wsj.com — By Scott Austin From Dow Jones VentureWire About 500 venture capitalists packed a hotel ballroom Wednesday to witness a rare interview between two of their most successful colleagues, John Doerr and Mike Moritz.

Uber Breach Exposes 50,000 Driver Names and License Numbers

blogs.wsj.com — The names and drivers-license numbers of about 50,000 Uber drivers were taken in a computer-security breach last year, the company said Friday. The car-hailing service said it discovered the breach of an Uber database in September, determining it occurred in May, and immediately restricted access to the database.

Meet the Hottest Tech Startups

wsj.com — A billion dollars never seemed so ordinary in startup land. For the past year, The Wall Street Journal and research firm Dow Jones VentureSource have actively tracked private companies valued at $1 billion or more by venture-capital firms through a newly relaunched interactive project called The Billion Dollar Startup Club.

Yahoo’s Mobile Sales Now Make Up 20% of Total Revenue

blogs.wsj.com — Yahoo's revenue fell yet again this past quarter, but investors might take solace in CEO Marissa Mayer's quote emblazoned at the top of the company's press release: Sales of ads from mobile devices rose 23% in the fourth quarter and now make up about one-fifth of total sales.

Snapchat cracks top 10 largest u.s. venture-capital deals

marketwatch.com — Messaging firm Snapchat disclosed in a filing on New Year's Eve that it raised a whopping investment totaling $486 million, capping a year that included some of the biggest private-funding rounds in history. To find out where Los Angeles-based Snapchat's financing ranks in the annals of venture capital, we turned to Dow Jones VentureSource, which has catalogued private investments in U.S.

Snapchat Cracks Top 10 Largest U.S. Venture-Capital Deals

blogs.wsj.com — Messaging firm Snapchat disclosed in a filing on New Year's Eve that it raised a whopping $486 million investment, capping a year that included some of the biggest private-funding rounds in history. To find out where Los Angeles-based Snapchat's financing ranks in the annals of venture capital, we turned to Dow Jones VentureSource, which has catalogued private investments in U.S.

Stripe’s Valuation Rises to $3.6 Billion With $70 Million Round

blogs.wsj.com — As competition in online payments heats up, investors are doubling down on Stripe. The payments startup raised $70 million in a new funding round valuing it at $3.57 billion, doubling its valuation in less than a year, Chief Executive Patrick Collison said in an interview.

Is Uber’s Biggest Rival Itself? A Collection of Controversy

blogs.wsj.com — In his bid to upend the taxicab industry, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has simultaneously declared war on taxi drivers, governments around the world and smaller rivals like Lyft. But on its war path to a $30 billion valuation, Uber continues to battle itself with questionable comments and tactics that are in danger of harming the company's reputation and becoming a liability.

Six New Features to Expect From Twitter

blogs.wsj.com — Twitter on Wednesday sought to quell criticism that it isn't improving the design and functionality of its service fast enough. Company executives touted a slew of new features and products - without giving away too much - that are coming within the next 12 months.
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Apr 01, 2015

RT @GaryDLevine: Want to understand the pre-IPO market and those with $1B+ valuation? Excellent WSJ chart: graphics.wsj.com/billion-dollar…

Mar 31, 2015

RT @JuroOsawa: Why 2015 is make-or-break year for LINE messaging app. Story by @ericpfanner & @mochi_wsj on.wsj.com/1xv7L4X http://t.co…

Mar 31, 2015

@ShiraOvide And another favorite of mine, a necklace strung with seven orbs made of white fur from a cat named Gaia. etsy.com/listing/104080…

Mar 31, 2015

We added two more to the Billion Dollar Startup Club (Tanium & Sprinklr). 10 added this year, 80 now total. graphics.wsj.com/billion-dollar…

Mar 31, 2015

RT @ychernova: Sprinklr's valuation more than doubled in less than a year to $1.17 billion. CEO says its valuation is "conservative" on.wsj.com/1CuhqaR

Mar 31, 2015

GoDaddy is' all growns up.' @ShiraOvide reports it's shifting from Internet bad-boy to trusted small-business adviser wsj.com/articles/godad…

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