Thursday Mar 6
Confession Apps Whisper, Secret Give a Taste of Online Anonymity
Two new, growing social networks hearken back to a time when online communication was anonymous, frequently juvenile, and more than occasionally libelous.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Sequoia Capital's competition for its original WhatsApp deal
When Facebook last month agreed to buy mobile messaging company WhatsApp for approximately $19 billion, many of us noted how the deal helped solidify Sequoia Capital as the world's top venture capital firm.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Quick Heal plans initial public offer in Dec-Jan
We are finalising plans for IPO in December-January to fund our expansion into new overseas markets, says Kailash Katkar.
Inside The Facebook-WhatsApp Megadeal: The Courtship, The Secret Meetings, The $19 Billion Poker Game
The subject line of the e-mail was like every other come-on that hit Jan Koum's in-box in the spring of 2012.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Why This Man Gave Up His $40M Company To 'Fix' Coffee
"When I was a teenager I thought that money, fame and success would be the solution to everything," says Michael Jones.
Wall Street Journal
FireEye Looks to Cash In on Red-Hot Shares
FireEye Inc. founder Ashar Aziz and Chairman David DeWalt with with Nasdaq Chief Executive Robert Greifeld, after the company's debut on the Nasdaq exchange in September.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Midwestern U.S. Investors Aim to Reverse Startup Funding Chill
Just like the proverbial statistician who feels perfectly comfortable with one foot in a fire and the other in a bucket of icewater, though, a stagnant industry is really a story of extremes.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Collaborative Fund closes $33 mln for second fund
According to a blog post on its site, Collaborative Fund has raised $33 million for its second fund.
Sequoia Capital Leads $11 Million Investment in Mobile Marketing Firm Kahuna
Kahuna, a Silicon Valley startup that helps companies build more usage of their mobile apps, has raised an $11 million investment, with the majority coming from Sequoia Capital.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
WhatsApp's focus on UX
Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp turned more than a few heads last week. To help explain why Facebook thought the startup was worth $19,000,000,000, Jim Goetz of Sequoia Capital wrote Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp .
Sat Feb 22, 2014
WhatsApp gets payback for venture capital star Sequoia
Grandfather of Silicon Valley investment Donald Valentine rang up a major payday while evening the score a bit with relative new kid on the block Mark Zuckerberg.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Facebook's WhatsApp Buy: 10 Staggering Stats
After news broke Wednesday that Facebook agreed to buy messaging service WhatsApp , all eyes were on the mind-boggling purchase price: $19 billion in cash and stock.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Inside Bay Area
VC firm's faith in WhatsApp startup results in $3 billion return
Sequoia Capital made a fortune through early investments in startups that went on to became global icons.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
WhatsApp's Sequoia VC Jim Goetz explains Facebook deal in 4 numbers
Sequoia Capital , the only venture firm to invest in WhatsApp, offered four numbers on Wednesday that it says explain why Facebook just agreed to pay $19 billion for the instant messaging company.
Sequoia Capital adds new partners from Goldman and Twitter
The first is Andrew Reed, who previously was a San Francisco-based tech banker with Goldman Sachs .
Mayfield closes second India fund
The Mayfield Fund has closed its second dedicated India fund with the equivalent of $108 million in commitments.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Whisper, The Sequoia-Backed Secret Sharing App, Makes A Move Into TMZ Territory
Whisper , the popular anonymous social sharing startup that's raised $24 million from venture capital giants including Sequoia Capital, may have just gotten its big break into celebrity gossip territory that's typically dominated by the likes of TMZ and the National Enquirer.
Sequoia raising new funds for U.S., China, India
Sequoia Capital has quickly returned to the market with two venture funds focused on growth investments in China and the United States, according to regulatory filings.
Sequoia Capital leads $50 mln funding round in Cheyipai
Sequoia Capital has led a $50 million financing round in Cheyipai , a Chinese e-commerce company for second-hand vehicles.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Cheyipai Hands out Red Envelopes on Valentine's Day in...
The new round of financing was led by Sequoia Capital, while Morningside, Matrix Partners, and CITIC Capital, which each took part in the previous two rounds of financing, continued their support in the new round.