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Axios:
Pinterest generated $756M in revenue and $63M net loss in 2018, compared to $473M in revenue and $130M million net loss in 2017, according to public IPO filing   —  Pinterest, the social bookmarking platform, on Friday filed for an IPO that should result in its shares being traded next month on the New York Stock Exchange.
Mar 22, 2019, 4:38 PMIn context
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Arlan Hamilton's diversity-minded investment fund Backstage Capital falls through, after two “anchor investors” pulled out and other deals failed to materialize   —  Arlan Hamilton seems to be everywhere.  Keynote interviews at conferences like SXSW and the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit …
Mar 19, 2019, 10:55 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Tiger Global says managing partner Lee Fixel, who helped lead investments in Facebook, LinkedIn, Spotify, and more, is stepping down   —  Lee Fixel is stepping down as the managing partner of Tiger Global, where he has helped lead successful investments in such “unicorn” companies as Facebook, Flipkart, LinkedIn and Spotify.
Mar 14, 2019, 7:40 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sam Altman steps down as president of Y Combinator, will transition into a chairman role   —  Sam Altman is stepping down as president of influential startup incubator Y Combinator, in order to spend more time on outside interests like the OpenAI research organization.
Mar 8, 2019, 4:11 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
DoorDash says it has raised $400M in new VC funding at a $7.1B post-money valuation, up from a $4B valuation in August   —  On-demand food delivery company DoorDash has raised $400 million in new venture capital funding at a $7.1 billion post-money valuation.
Feb 21, 2019, 4:35 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Keith Rabois is leaving Khosla Ventures and joining Peter Thiel's Founders Fund to become its ninth partner   —  Venture capitalist Keith Rabois is leaving Khosla Ventures in order to join Founders Fund as a partner, Axios has learned.  —  Why it matters: Rabois is responsible …
Feb 20, 2019, 12:57 PMIn context
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Sources: Apple buys Pullstring, an SF-based enterprise voice app developer, for up to $40M; Pullstring has raised around $44M in venture capital   —  Apple has agreed to buy Pullstring, a San Francisco-based startup that enables the design and publishing of voice apps, Axios has learned.
Feb 15, 2019, 4:58 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Analysis: 9.65% of decision makers at US VC firms are women, up from 8.93% last year and 7% in 2017   —  Venture capital is still very much a boys' club, according to a new Axios analysis.  —  By the numbers: Only 9.65% of decision-makers at U.S. venture capital firms are women.
Feb 14, 2019, 12:45 PMIn context
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After Khashoggi's murder, Saudi Arabia and SoftBank seem unlikely to lose out on many deals; sources say a $500M Softbank-led investment in Flexport is underway   —  Let's call it: Neither SoftBank nor Saudi Arabia will face any significant U.S. investment losses over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Feb 13, 2019, 2:20 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Desktop Metal, a maker of 3D metal printing systems for commercial and industrial use, raises $160M led by a subsidiary of Koch Industries at a ~$1.5B valuation   —  Why it matters: The Massachusetts startup has now raised more venture capital ($438m total) than any other 3D printing company in history …
Jan 23, 2019, 7:10 AMIn context

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