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Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: Amsterdam-based data search and analytics startup Elastic, which has raised ~$100M, has confidentially filed for an IPO aiming for $1.5B-$3B valuation   —  Elastic is expected to aim for a valuation between about $1.5 and $3 billion once it hits Wall Street.  —  The IPOs keep coming.
Jun 22, 2018, 3:35 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Coinbase wants to serve big Wall Street investors so it's offering a service for the safekeeping of cryptocurrencies   —  Another indication that the finance industry and the crypto community could use each other's help.  —  The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is making its long-awaited play …
May 15, 2018, 8:45 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Messaging and video conferencing startup Fuze raises $150M; PitchBook: the raise was done at a $400M valuation, compared to previous raise at $765M   —  A steep downround as the workplace tool battles Slack and Zoom.  —  Fuze, a messaging and video conferencing company to use with your colleagues at work …
May 13, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Leaked memo: Ron Gutman, founder and CEO of HealthTap, a medical advice startup, has been fired amid allegations that he intimidated and threatened employees   —  “This leaves us with no choice but to fire you,” the letter to HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman reads.  —  The CEO of a medical-advice startup …
May 2, 2018, 1:30 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: Coinbase valued itself at $8B when pitching an equity package during Earn acquisition; investors received cash, management received at least some stock   —  That's how much it felt it was worth when it set out to acquire Earn.  —  Coinbase valued itself at about $8 billion …
Apr 28, 2018, 1:05 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Job listings indicate Andreessen Horowitz is hiring for “a separately managed fund focusing on crypto assets”   —  Posted job listings reveal that the firm is hiring for a “separately managed fund focusing on crypto assets.”  —  Andreessen Horowitz, one of the leading venture capital firms …
Apr 24, 2018, 12:45 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: NYC-based VC firm Lerer Hippeau to take over Binary Capital's $175M second fund after assuming management of its debut fund last month   —  Binary is handing over its second fund to Lerer Hippeau.  —  Venture capital firm Lerer Hippeau has reached an agreement to take over another fund …
Apr 16, 2018, 7:45 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: Revolut is raising $150M-$250M led by DST at a $1.4B pre-money valuation, up 5x from summer 2017 valuation, as transaction volume hits $1.5B a month   —  A five-times rise in value isn't normal — but it's a hot startup.  —  The valuation of Revolut, an international payments startup …
Apr 12, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Recode:
Sources: Postmates and DoorDash CEOs have discussed possible merger at least once to better fight competitors; Postmates has also discussed a sale to GrubHub   —  Postmates faces a challenge: Profitability seems a long way off, and rival DoorDash has a big investment from SoftBank.
Apr 6, 2018, 6:55 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Steve Jurvetson, who acrimoniously left DFJ last year, is starting his own fund called Future Ventures, according to the firm's website   —  Jurvetson is listed as the founder of a soon-to-launch fund called Future Ventures, according to the firm's website.  —  Steve Jurvetson …
Apr 6, 2018, 3:00 PMIn context

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