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Topic: Investments

Yahoo Wants to Invest Serious Cash in Snapchat

Reports say discussions are taking place

Yahoo is looking to buy a piece of Snapchat with an investment that values the hot messaging app at about $10 billion, according to reports. Yahoo is among a number…

Digital Media Site for Animal Lovers Raises $4.68 Million

Discovery Digital backs The Dodo

The Dodo, a new digital media site with a focus on animals, has raised $4.68 million with backing from Discovery Digital. Initial investors SoftBank Capital, Greycroft Partners, RRE Ventures and…

Vice Raises Another $250 Million via Deal With Technology Crossover Ventures

That's $500 million in less than a week

On the heels of selling 10 percent of its company to A&E Networks for $250 million last week, Vice said Thursday that it has raised another $250 million through another…

Snapchat Valued at $10 Billion After Raising $20 Million From Top VC

Users numbered at 100 million

Snapchat joined the $10 billion startup club, alongside the likes of Uber and Airbnb, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Silicon Valley investment house Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers invested…

AppNexus Picks Up $60 Million, as Valuation Grows to $1.2 Billion

Funding to help to further global presence

AppNexus has picked up $60 million in funding from a "large, Boston-based public equity and asset management firm," per a statement from the ad-tech company, which also revealed that an…

Too Legit to Quit: Uber Raises $1.2 Billion

Ride-sharing service picks up big money

Despite nagging questions about its legitimacy and its future, the hot car service/tech startup Uber just raised $1.2 billion. Uber operates in cities that have attempted to regulate it out of…

Jesus Joins Che Guevara, Genghis Khan and More in Online Investment Ads

But it's 'not meant to be offensive'

You wouldn't think Jesus would be too concerned about his investment portfolio these days, but online trading service Kapitall has tapped Him as a spokesman anyway in a campaign featuring…

Messaging App Tango Raises $280 Million

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba helps

Tango is the latest messaging app to attract big dollars, with Alibaba Group leading a fundraising round of $280 million. The Mountain View, Calif-company is among the growing mobile messaging…

Percolate Raises $24 Million From Investors, Including WPP

Boosts content marketing plans

Percolate, a social media management firm for brands to track online conversations, announced a $24 million fundraising round today. The New York firm helps brands and agencies develop content marketing strategies…

Microsoft Invests $15M in Foursquare

Companies grow close with licensing deal, too

Microsoft’s new CEO comes with a fresh deal with Foursquare, boosting the young mobile app company and creating stronger ties between the companies. The two had been growing close, and there…

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