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Dan Primack / Axios:
DraftKings announces new round; sources say DraftKings raised $100M, and FanDuel is raising too as companies await merger approval   —  Fantasy sports site DraftKings yesterday announced that it has closed an undisclosed amount of Series E-1 funding led by Eldridge Industries, a group led by LA Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly.
Mar 10, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: Instacart in advanced talks to raise $400M in new funding at $3B valuation with Sequoia Capital leading the deal   —  Instacart is in advanced talks to raise around $400 million in new venture capital funding at a $3 billion valuation, Axios has learned from multiple sources.
Mar 1, 2017, 8:45 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: Jay Z is launching a VC fund, which will partner with Sherpa Capital, though it will have a separate brand, and investments won't be led by Sherpa   —  Rapper and ubiquitous mogul Jay Z is launching a venture capital fund, according to multiple sources.
Feb 21, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
SaaS integration startup MuleSoft files for $100M IPO; MuleSoft was valued at $1.5B in its latest VC round   —  MuleSoft, a SaaS integration company valued at $1.5 billion by venture capitalists, this morning filed for an initial public offering.  —  The deal: San Francisco-based MuleSoft plans …
Feb 17, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Jim Goetz to step down as a “steward” of Sequoia, to be succeeded by Roelof Botha; Botha and Alfred Lin will lead US venture team   —  Sequoia Capital on Tuesday told investors that partner Jim Goetz will be stepping back as the firm's “steward” and head of U.S. venture capital …
Jan 31, 2017, 6:45 PMIn context
Dan Primack / LinkedIn:
Sources: DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge; DraftKings CEO Jason Robins to run new company as FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles becomes chairman   —  Daily fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge, according to three sources familiar with the situation.
Nov 16, 2016, 3:13 PMIn context
Dan Primack / LinkedIn:
Peter Thiel has agreed to join Donald Trump's presidential transition team   —  Peter Thiel has agreed to join Donald Trump's presidential transition team, according to multiple sources close to the situation.  Thiel, a venture capitalist and hedge fund manager who also serves on the board …
Nov 10, 2016, 8:19 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Bed Bath & Beyond recently paid $11.78M for One Kings Lane, once valued at $800M+, according to regulatory documents   —  Bed Bath & Beyond paid just $11.78 million to acquire online retailer One Kings Lane earlier this year, according to recently-filed regulatory documents.
Oct 11, 2016, 8:00 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Mobile ad startup AppLovin, which has raised less than $5M to date, agrees to be acquired by Chinese PE firm Orient Hontai Capital for $1.4B   —  Unlike most advertising technology startups, San Francisco-based AppLovin never raised any traditional venture capital.
Sep 26, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context
Fortune:
Sources: Airbnb raises at least $555M in primary equity at $30B valuation, could grow to $850M; WSJ says Google Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures led round   —  Airbnb has held a first close on its massive new funding round, Fortune has learned from multiple sources.
Sep 22, 2016, 2:52 PMIn context

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