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Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Andy Rubin's Essential Products raises $300M from Tencent, Amazon, and others, says Best Buy and Amazon will be its retail launch partners in the US   —  Startup founded by Google Android's creator has raised $300 million in funding; plans to release $699 titanium-encased smartphone
Aug 9, 2017, 10:45 AMIn context
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Digital drug marketing firm Outcome Health raises nearly $600M from Goldman Sachs, Capital G, and others   —  Outcome Health says it has nearly closed a $600 million funding round at a multibillion-dollar valuation.  The 11-year-old privately held company puts flat screens and tablets …
May 31, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Unity has raised $400M at ~$2.6B valuation, led by Silver Lake; revenue expected to be up 40% YoY to $300M this year, with gross-profit margin of ~90%   —  Unity Technologies is putting the finishing touches on a $400 million funding round of financing that values the videogame technology company …
May 23, 2017, 10:17 PMIn context
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Elon Musk reveals plans for his startup Neuralink, says initial focus is on developing neural implants for treating brain injuries, to explore telepathy later   —  Startup Neuralink aims to treat disabled and ultimately create a new language of ‘consensual telepathy’
Apr 21, 2017, 4:40 AMIn context
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Mar 27, 2017, 3:45 PMIn context
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: SoftBank has scrapped a planned $100M investment in Andy Rubin's Essential Products smartphone startup, which would have valued it at $1B   —  Masayoshi Son's decision to scrap deal with creator of Android software reflects unpredictable style  —  SoftBank Group Corp. scrapped …
Mar 20, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
A year after leaving Zenefits, Parker Conrad launches HR startup Rippling to help firms staff up, raises $7M from SV Angel, Khosla Ventures, others   —  The former chief executive of software maker Zenefits has launched a new startup that already may be on a collision course with his old company.
Mar 14, 2017, 1:37 PMIn context
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Andreessen Horowitz lags Sequoia, Benchmark, and Founders Fund, with ROIs of 2.6x, 2.3x, and 1.7x on paper for its three funds   —  Rare look at startup investors' performance shows Andreessen Horowitz lags Sequoia, Benchmark, Founders Fund  —  Andreessen Horowitz's first three venture funds …
Sep 1, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
After capital markets tighten, money-losing startups like Jet, Uber China, and Dollar Shave Club are cashing out   —  Jet sets aside bigger plans and sells to Wal-Mart  —  Jet.com Inc.'s decision to scrap its ambitious plan to challenge Amazon.com Inc. in favor of a $3.3 billion sale …
Aug 8, 2016, 11:50 PMIn context
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: mobile marketplace and Craigslist challenger OfferUp to raise $120M at a $1.2B valuation in round led by Warburg Pincus   —  OfferUp valuation to jump on investment from Warburg Pincus as new apps score among smartphone users  —  An arms race is heating up to replace Craigslist …
Aug 4, 2016, 11:45 AMIn context

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