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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…

October 3, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

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…

September 11, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT

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…

September 4, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT

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…

August 27, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

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…

August 18, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT

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…

June 6, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

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…

March 20, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

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…

March 18, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

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…

February 4, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

IPG Invests in Mobile Rewards Startup Kiip CEO Brian Wong discusses deal and growth plans

Last July mobile rewards startup Kiip announced it had raised an $11 million funding round “led by Relay Ventures, with participation from existing Series A investors Hummer Winblad and True…

January 16, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

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