Category Archives: Venture Capital

Globoforce IPO Coming Soon, Smaller Than Expected.

Globoforce IPO downsized; net proceeds and selling shareholders hardest hit. Globoforce’s IPO is expected soon, as early as this week.  However, not is all rosy in Dublin-by-way-of-Massachusetts. Earlier this week, Globoforce was planning to sell about 4.4 million shares at … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett Exercises TARP-Era Warrants For Shares Of Goldman Sachs

How to make billions out of nothing. Back in April, we told you how Warren Buffett’s crisis-era deal with Goldman Sachs included warrants to purchase $5 billion worth of shares, and those warrants were amended to provide for net exercise.  … Continue reading

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Why Company Behind Candy Crush Saga May Be Considering An IPO

Cross-posted at My Gamasutra Blog. Midasplayer International, also known as ‘King,’ may be preparing an IPO, which may be prompted by their long-time investors. The company behind Candy Crush Saga is reportedly considering an IPO.  According to reports, Midasplayer International … Continue reading

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Key Facebook Exec Leaves the Company for the VC World

The awesomely named Bubba Murarka left Facebook* to join VC firm Draper Fisher Jurveston. People come and go all the time, particularly in a large, dynamic company like Facebook.  No big deal.  Right? Maybe not.  Bubba was the head of … Continue reading

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Investment Advisor to Facebook and Zynga Execs Makes SEC Filing Disclosing Holdings

Advisor to Facebook execs’ portfolio heavy on ETFs, light on Facebook. RIA to the tech starts, Iconiq Capital, LLC filed its Form 13F for the March 31, 2013 quarter.  Iconiq’s holdings are heavy on ETFs, reporting its largest holdings as: … Continue reading

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Kik Kicks It Up a Notch, Raising Almost $20 Million For Its Messaging App

I guess it is VC week, as we report on more private company financing. This time it is the mobile messaging space. Mobile is where things are heading, as we have discussed in depth here and in our PRO Reports. … Continue reading

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No IPO No Problem As Later Stage Companies Attract Private Funding

Eventbrite raises $60 million and puts off IPO for a while. Despite hiring a seasoned public company CFO, Eventbrite will probably not go public before the end of 2013.  Getting a $60 million infusion from the likes of T. Rowe … Continue reading

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How to Get $1.2 Billion of Goldman Sachs Shares Without Really Trying (err, Paying)

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Goldman Sachs revise terms of warrants to provide for cashless exercise. When everyone thought the financial world was crumbling and threatening to suck Goldman Sachs down along with it, Warren Buffett stepped up to the … Continue reading

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MobileSpan Raises Funds to Keep Employees Permanently Chained To Their Desktops

Mountain View-based Company Announced Private Funding Round MobileSpan, Inc., a Mountain View-based company that gives “your workers a single, consistent workspace across all devices,” reported that they raised approximately $2.3 million of their $2.4 million private placement.  There was no … Continue reading

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More VC News As Stealth Mode-y Paybook Raises About $2 Million. A Minty Fresh Take on Personal Finance Software?

Paybook, an Austin, Texas start in the personal finance space with business applications, filed a notice with the SEC declaring that it has raised $1.95 million of its planned $2 million dollar offering.  There were no other details about the … Continue reading

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