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Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
500 Startups to sell equity in its parent company Mothership to Abu Dhabi Financial Group, which will oversee operations alongside co-founder Christine Tsai   —  It's the VC firm's most meaningful governance change since its CEO resigned from the role last year.
Apr 3, 2018, 11:25 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Spotify's direct listing is an inflection point in the push-and-pull power struggle between Silicon Valley and Wall Street   —  You should care what happens on Tuesday — even if you don't care about Spotify.  —  Tuesday will be an abnormal day in the history of the IPO.  —  “Normally, companies ring bells.
Apr 3, 2018, 7:15 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Blockchain payments startup Bitpay raises $40M Series B with participation from Menlo Ventures and Aquiline Capital Partners   —  Not all investors or companies believe bitcoin will ultimately be used for day-to-day transactions.  Menlo and Bitpay beg to differ.
Apr 2, 2018, 4:10 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Profile of Spotify's CFO Barry McCarthy as the company prepares for its unusual direct listing on NYSE this Tuesday   —  Spotify's CFO pushed for this week's direct listing, which could change life for Wall Street and for big tech startups.  —  When Spotify goes public Tuesday …
Apr 1, 2018, 6:25 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
How Sequoia, Accel, and Y Combinator ended up with their current stakes in Dropbox; source: YC sold about 50% of its holdings around the time of the Series B   —  Here's how a few investors — Sequoia, Accel and Y Combinator — managed to score huge, even if not equal, paydays.
Mar 26, 2018, 2:55 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Coinbase hires Emilie Choi, who did 40+ deals during her tenure as head of M&A at LinkedIn, as its VP of corporate and business development   —  A cryptocurrency company could do some fairly outside-the-box acquisitions.  —  Coinbase, the cryptocurrency trading platform …
Mar 5, 2018, 11:40 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
DoorDash raises $535M Series D led by SoftBank, sources say at a post-money valuation of $1.4B, and says it will increase its headcount by 250 to ~800 this year   —  The challenge for the company will be to stay disciplined even as it sits on a huge stockpile of dollars.
Mar 1, 2018, 9:25 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
How Spotify shareholders TPG and Dragoneer used convertible debt notes, which entitled them to more shares if listing was delayed, to force listing by July 2   —  A three-part play in a debt drama.  —  Spotify solved a messy debt problem posed by two of its shareholders in recent months …
Feb 28, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
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

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
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