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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
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Jan 5, 2018, 1:40 PMIn context
Recode:
Sources: TPG and Dragoneer converted Spotify debt into equity at ~$10B valuation, sold it to Tencent at ~$20B, solving Spotify's $1B debt problem ahead of IPO   —  Big investors TPG and Dragoneer get a nice return, and Tencent gets a piece of the streaming music company.  Everybody happy?
Jan 3, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Telegram, citing ToS, suspends public channel that incited violent anti-government protests in Iran; Telegram is a major platform with ~40M users in Iran   —  “There are lines one shouldn't cross,” says the CEO of the popular messaging app.  —  The executives of Telegram …
Dec 31, 2017, 12:35 AMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.