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Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: Lerer Hippeau assumes management for Binary Capital's debut fund of $125M   —  Lerer Hippeau Ventures has agreed to assume management of a $125 million venture capital fund raised and invested by Binary Capital, around nine months after the firm imploded over allegations of sexual harassment …
Mar 26, 2018, 4:30 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Blockchain Capital, an investor in Ripple and Coinbase, raises $150M for its fourth fund, which appears to be the largest fund focused on crypto and blockchain   —  Blockchain Capital, an investor in such companies as Coinbase and Ripple, has raised $150 million for its fourth fund.
Mar 22, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Salesforce will acquire MuleSoft, a SaaS integration company, for $6.5B, making it Salesforce's largest-ever acquisition   —  Salesforce today announced that it will acquire SaaS integration company MuleSoft for approximately $6.5 billion in cash and stock.  The sale price represents …
Mar 20, 2018, 4:50 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: Fantasy sports site FanDuel in talks to go public, likely through a reverse merger with Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp.   —  FanDuel is in advanced talks to go public, but not via an IPO.  —  The plan: Multiple sources tell Axios that the fantasy sports site is likely to participate …
Mar 8, 2018, 9:50 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
HQ Trivia says it has raised $15M at a $100M post-money valuation, led by Founders Fund, to grow out its engineering team   —  HQ, the live trivia game-show app, tells Axios that it has raised $15 million in new VC funding at a $100 million post-money valuation.
Mar 6, 2018, 10:47 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Spotify files with SEC for $1B direct listing, will use SPOT as stock symbol; reports 71M paid subs, up 46% YoY, $4.09B revenue in 2017, up from $2.95B in 2016   —  Music streaming giant Spotify today filed for a $1 billion IPO.  Axios had previously reported on the company's confidential filing, but the new paperwork is public.
Feb 28, 2018, 2:38 PMIn context
Axios:
Amazon's HQ2 PR strategy is brilliant, encouraging cities to publicly vie for its favor and inspiring positive media coverage amid a backlash against big tech   —  Elected officials across the country have spent the past three months falling all over themselves to show Amazon …
Jan 24, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Ex-Cisco CEO John Chambers announces self-funded VC firm JC2 Ventures, whose portfolio includes drone OS maker Airware and social media management firm Sprinklr   —  This is the first month in more than 25 years that John Chambers isn't heading into work at Cisco.
Jan 18, 2018, 12:25 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
First Alert, maker of safety products like fire and smoke alarms, buys WiFi system maker Luma; Luma has raised $22M in VC funding from Accel, Amazon, others   —  First Alert, a subsidiary of Newell Brands, has quietly acquired Luma, a home WiFi system maker that had raised $22 million …
Jan 12, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Steve Jurvetson, who acrimoniously left DFJ in November, had hosted a sex party described in Emily Chang's upcoming book Brotopia   —  Silicon Valley was rocked earlier this month by revelations of sex and drug parties attended by the tech elite, as detailed in a Vanity Fair excerpt of journalist Emily Chang's upcoming book Brotopia.
Jan 11, 2018, 4:45 PMIn context

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