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Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Andrew Chen, ex-head of growth at Uber, joins Andreessen Horowitz as a general partner, a week after Lars Dalgaard left a16z to start his own fund   —  Notable: The firm still doesn't have any female general partners.  —  Andreessen Horowitz has plucked the head of growth at Uber and turned …
Feb 15, 2018, 11:40 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
History of estimated Uber valuations, including the latest $1.25B financing round from SoftBank in January; sources: Uber was valued at $72B in Waymo settlement   —  That's the new claim in the settlement agreement between Uber and Waymo.  —  How much a company is worth is always a bit of an artificial question in Silicon Valley.
Feb 9, 2018, 10:20 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
SoftBank's technology funds, the $100B Vision Fund and $6B Delta Fund, have already invested ~$40B of their $106B target; Vision Fund has invested in 26 firms   —  They said it couldn't be done.  —  Longtime Silicon Valley hands are still aghast that an investing firm can find …
Feb 7, 2018, 6:10 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Dog-walking app Wag accepts $300M in deal expected to give SoftBank 45% of the company and says cofounder Josh Viner will step aside as CEO   —  Hilary Schneider, a former top Yahoo executive, is the new CEO.  —  The dog-walking company Wag is replacing its CEO as it prepares to accept …
Jan 30, 2018, 11:20 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: a16z and USV, who have cryptocurrency experience, are passing on Telegram's ICO; firms newer to crypto like KPCB, Sequoia, and Benchmark are investing   —  The investors are not who you'd expect.  —  Some of the most prominent investors in cryptocurrency are passing …
Jan 26, 2018, 8:35 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Delaware judge permanently dismisses Benchmark suit against Travis Kalanick, after all parties agree it should be dismissed   —  The former Uber CEO has one less thing to worry about.  —  Benchmark's controversial, explosive lawsuit against Travis Kalanick is officially history.
Jan 25, 2018, 1:33 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
SoundHound has raised $50M at an estimated $1B valuation in November, according to a fundraising document obtained by PitchBook   —  Welcome to the unicorn club.  —  Not all is bad in the land of music recognition.  —  Around the same time that Shazam was selling for a fraction of its valuation …
Jan 24, 2018, 9:15 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: Coinbase crossed $1B in revenue in 2017, sends reminder to investors that it does not allow trading of its stock on secondary markets   —  Coinbase issues a statement that warns its own shareholders.  —  Coinbase, the bitcoin trading broker that has exploded in popularity …
Jan 22, 2018, 5:13 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: online polling company SurveyMonkey is preparing to go public later this year, as talks with banks accelerate; firm was valued at $2B in 2014   —  It would be one of the most closely-watched IPOs of 2018.  —  The 19-year-old polling company SurveyMonkey is preparing to go public later this year …
Jan 17, 2018, 2:42 PMIn context
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Jan 5, 2018, 1:40 PMIn context

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