Marc Andreessen sees technology startups cashing out in a wave of acquisitions and public stock offerings over the next few years. Andreessen, the co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, expects many more M&A deals this year and a stream of IPOs in 2017 and 2018. The pendulum has swung… Read more »
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Data integrator SnapLogic said on Thursday it raised $37.5 million in funding from Microsoft Corp and Silver Lake Waterman, which it plans to use to accelerate growth and for expansion. Silver Lake Waterman, the growth capital arm of Silver Lake, focuses on providing flexible capital to later-stage growth tech companies…. Read more »
Venture firm Andreessen Horowitz put itself on the map with software investing. Now, it plans to take its software-heavy approach to biology and medicine, with a new $200 million fund for the hybrid sector and a former Stanford professor to run it. Vijay Pande, who previously taught chemistry, structural biology… Read more »
The top five funds—Sequoia Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Andreessen Horowitz—parked most of their money in consumer Internet start-ups, followed by healthcare and financial technologies.
Andreessen Horowitz, HK’s Horizon Ventures & Singapore’s Temasek also joined.
The startup is backed by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz
GSR Ventures joins a series A round in the US-based startup DeepMap. CMB International leads a series C round in Shanghai Star 48 Culture & Media Group.
Last year, Udacity raised $105 million in a round from Bertelsmann which valued the business at more than $1 billion. Other shareholders include investment firms Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River and Drive Capital.
Former Citigroup Chief Executive Vikram Pandit has taken a stake in London-based currency transfer startup Transferwise, adding to his portfolio of financial technology investments. “Thrilled to welcome Vikram Pandit, previously CEO of Citi to join TransferWise as an investor,” Transferwise co-founder Kristo Kaarmann tweeted on Tuesday. Transferwise said Pandit invested… Read more »
Social Nation is InVent’s 10th portfolio company and its first investment in the United States. The previous investments include local business review portal Wongnai, golf-course booking platform Golfdigg and mobile-first engagement solutions Playbasis.