Tag Archives: Private Placement

Some Light On The Xiaomi Valuation

The valuation on the recent financing for Xiaomi got a lot of attention. Here are some facts. Upstart Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi made some waves recently as its $1.1 Billion funding valued it at over $46 billion. The Wall Street … Continue reading

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Twitter Sued Ahead of IPO – Cause for Skepticism

Part 2: Why the Twitter pre-IPO lawsuit strikes us as strange. Besides the obvious part that it was filed during an IPO roadshow as if they were angling for quick settlement. We discussed some of the facts reported about the … Continue reading

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Twitter Sued Ahead of IPO For By Firms Claiming They Were Hired to Fraudulently Pump Up Its Valuation

Part I: Some of the reported facts on Twitter pre-IPO lawsuit. There have been several reports that Twitter was sued for $124 million today.  Two financial firms claim that Twitter began a process to sell some shares privately to enhance … 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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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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Venture Capital Busy Looking to the Future (Blurry in Once Case) While Rest of Economy Drags Along the Recent Past

Recent Filings Show Some Interesting VC and VC-like Activity RedShift Systems, a private company out of Massachusetts, raised $2.4 million of its $2.85 million Series B round.  This round was led by Technology Venture Partners for the expansion of its team … Continue reading

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Stealth Mode Solar Film Maker Gets Some Private Funding. Cha-ching.

You know who else is in stealth mode? James Bond. Izar Solar, reportedly an Illinois-based maker of solar film in stealth mode, recently raised $1.5 million of a $3.5 million round of debt financing. It raised a $3.5 million equity … Continue reading

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