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Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. Is Working With Banks on an IPO

finance.yahoo.com — Honest Co., an online shopping startup co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley on an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. The recent rocky market for tech IPOs will be a factor in when Honest Co.

Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. Is Working With Banks on an IPO

bloomberg.com — Honest Co., an online shopping startup co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley on an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. The recent rocky market for tech IPOs will be a factor in when Honest Co.
Feb 05, 2016

RT @technology: BOOM: Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. is working with banks on an IPO bloom.bg/1miaQ37

Feb 05, 2016

Scoop: Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. Is Working With Banks on an IPO bloom.bg/1miaQ37 via @technology @alexbarinka

Feb 05, 2016

Jessica Alba getting ready for IPO close-up; Honest Co. working w Goldman, MS bloom.bg/1miaQ37 from @lizette_chapman, @alexbarinka

Feb 05, 2016

Jessica Alba's Honest Co said to work with Goldman, Morgan Stanley on #IPO plans. Scoop: bloom.bg/1T2KAYN twitter.com/alexbarinka/st…

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Index Ventures Amasses $1.25 Billion to Back Tech Startups

bloomberg.com — Index Ventures, known for funding startups like Skype and Dropbox, has raised a fresh $550 million fund and expects to accelerate its deal making in 2016. The venture firm, armed with as much as $1.25 billion after having spent little of the $700 million it raised last April, refrained from jumping into many late-stage deals last year in part because it felt valuations were too high.
Feb 04, 2016

Venture funds are sitting on tons of unspent capital. This should keep the startup funding boom going. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

ForeScout Raises Funding at a $1 Billion Valuation, Holds Off IPO

bloomberg.com — ForeScout Technologies Inc. raised $76 million from Wellington Management Group LLP and other investors as it continues to prep for an initial public offering. The latest round of financing values the company at $1 billion. Theresia Gouw, a ForeScout board member, said fundraising was more difficult because once-active financiers had begun to pull back on late-stage tech investments.
Jan 21, 2016

ForeScout Raises Funding at a $1 Billion Valuation, Holds Off IPO buff.ly/20h7UDh

Jan 21, 2016

Security firm ForeScout raises $76M round led by Wellington Management at a $1B valuation flip.it/GZqbV techmeme.com/160121/p15#a16…

Jet Backer Norwest Raises $1.2 Billion Venture Fund

bloomberg.com — Norwest Venture Partners, which is an investor in Jet.com, Spotify, and Uber Technologies, has closed a $1.2 billion fund. The venture capital firm will place bets amid what partners describe as a tougher environment for technology startups. The market has changed dramatically since Norwest raised its last fund in May 2014, which was the same size as the current one.
Jan 20, 2016

Norwest, which invested in the only startup Uber has acquired, raises $1.2B investment fund bloomberg.com/news/articles/… @lizette_chapman

Tech IPO candidates to watch in 2016

classic.iol.co.za — San Francisco - After an unusually slow year for technology companies going public, investors and bankers are expecting 2016 to be more fruitful. They're counting on a string of corporate software companies to fill the pipeline of initial public offerings. Selling software to businesses isn't as sexy as remaking the taxi or hotel industries.

TradeKing Said to Work With Bank of America to Find Buyer

bloomberg.com — Online discount brokerage company TradeKing Group Inc. is working with Bank of America Corp. to find a buyer, according to people with knowledge of the matter. TradeKing could fetch as much as $300 million in a sale, said the people, who requested not to be named because the discussions are private.

Adyen, a Payment Technology Provider, Doubles Revenue to $350 Million

bloomberg.com — Adyen BV, a payments technology provider based in Amsterdam, almost doubled revenue to $350 million in 2015, but is holding off an initial public offering for now. "We have the luxury where we don't need to raise or go public," said Pieter van der Does, Adyen's co-founder and chief executive officer.

Tech funding slowdown hits venture capital firms

mercurynews.com — Venture capital firms raised less money and closed fewer U.S. funds last year, according to data from the National Venture Capital Association, a trade association. With less capital to invest, the decline from 2014 could signal an even tighter funding environment for technology startups this year.

Tech Funding Slowdown Hits Venture Capital Firms

bloomberg.com — Venture capital firms raised less money and closed fewer U.S. funds last year, according to data from the National Venture Capital Association, a trade association. With less capital to invest, the decline from 2014 could signal an even tighter funding environment for technology startups this year.
Jan 14, 2016

Tech Funding Slowdown Hits Venture Capital Firms bloom.bg/1PpUIUZ via technology

Jan 14, 2016

Venture capital firms raised $28.2B last year, down from $31.1B in 2014 bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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Feb 05, 2016

Scoop: Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. Is Working With Banks on an IPO bloom.bg/1miaQ37 via @technology @alexbarinka

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RT @Techmeme: Profile of Facebook's CPO Chris Cox and how Facebook built Reactions, rolling out soon t.co/FuvEpkwTdN t.co/5zLiOVAFxB


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