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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
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Scott Belsky is no longer GP at Benchmark after just seven months on the job, plans to focus on a pre-launch Benchmark-backed startup he co-founded   —  Scott Belsky is no longer a general partner at venture capital firm Benchmark, just seven months after taking the job.
Sep 7, 2016, 9:45 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Fantasy sports site DraftKings raises $153M from Revolution Growth and others   —  DraftKings, the controversial daily fantasy sports site, has raised $153 million in new venture capital funding, Fortune has learned.  —  New investors include Revolution Growth, an investment firm co-founded …
Sep 1, 2016, 10:25 AMIn context

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