Robinhood co-founders Vlad Tenev, left, and Baiju Bhatt posing at company headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2015. Robinhood co-founders Vlad Tenev, left, and Baiju Bhatt posing at company headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2015.
Robinhood Financial LLC is set to be valued at about $5.6 billion in a new funding round, according to people familiar with the matter, a fourfold increase in just one year that reflects the stock-trading app’s soaring popularity among millennials. The Silicon Valley startup is in the final stages of securing around $350 million from a group of investors led by Russian firm DST Global, according to the people familiar with the fundraising.
Zenreach Inc. on Wednesday laid off about 20% of its staff, less than a year after raising funding from prominent investors including Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, NBA star Kevin Durant and actor Ashton Kutcher. The layoffs come after co-founder Jack Abraham stepped down from his role as chief executive. He will stay on as executive chairman, and former Chief Operating Officer Greg Murphy was named CEO last week, according to a spokeswoman for the company. ...
What VCs paid for Zscaler (trading at $32; IPO at $16)
--@lightspeedvp (@ravi_lsvp) $5.15
--TPG Growth (Nehal Raj) $8.97
[Story here is founder @JayZscaler self-funded first two rounds. Institutions came later, got small ownership]
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Selecting a term
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