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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

Display Retargeter AdRoll Banks $15 Million Funding Round Company will put money toward platform, expansion

The dollars continue to flow into ad tech. On the heels of PubMatic’s $45 million funding round and Rocket Fuel’s $50 million round last month, online ad retargeting firm AdRoll…

July 11, 2012, 4:37 PM EDT

PubMatic Raises $45 Million With IPO, Acquisitions in Mind Company positioning beyond SSP status

PubMatic raised $45 million in its latest funding round. The supply-side platform’s co-founder and CEO Rajeev Goel said the new investment “adds heft to the balance sheet” as the company…

June 6, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

With or Without Yelp Bono's PE firm may need a successful Yelp IPO to salvage its initial $1.9 billion fund

Elevation Partners, the private equity firm started by Bono and some heavyweight Silicon Valley partners, has had enough drama to warrant its own Behind the Music. There was the near-bankruptcy…

May 9, 2011, 6:31 AM EDT

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