Livebookings, European-based restaurant reservation service, has secured $16 million in a new funding round from Germany/Pan-European VC firm Wellington Partners. Niklas Eklund, Livebookings’ CEO says Livebookings is “at a point” where it clearly sees itself scaling globally.
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KMR - 17.09.09 00:19
Fast growing startup Twitter will soon be joining a select group of startups with private venture round valuations of $1 billion, we’ve heard from multiple sources. CEO Evan Williams disclosed the round to employees at a recent all hands meeting.
The company will raise around $50 million, we’ve heard, although the final amount of the raise... mehr bei techcrunch.com
KMR - 14.09.09 09:21
After long research, Red Herring is releasing its Top 100 Global Venture Capitalists list. This comes as economies have radically changed across the globe, seriously challenging the asset class. Nevertheless, the facts remain: higher relative returns, hundreds of thousands of jobs created, and super-sized brands such as Facebook and Twitter... mehr bei redherring.com
KMR - 08.09.09 08:34
Kai-fu Lee, Google Inc's former China chief who quit the search giant this week, said on Sunday he will launch his own business next week to fund Chinese technology start-ups. Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reported on Saturday, citing an unnamed person familiar with Lee's plan, that Lee was expected to establish an investment... mehr bei reuters.com
KMR - 02.09.09 08:02
If you've ever tried an online dating site like Match.com there's a good chance that you found your first few interactions with other members to be unnatural from the awkward initial messages to the fact that you probably don't have a single friend in common the whole process can feel a bit forced. Thread.
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KMR - 01.09.09 08:55
The NY Times is now confirming our report last week the sale of Skype to an investor group led by Andreessen Horowitz is imminent. The deal will be announced Tuesday, says Brad Stone and Claire Cain Miller, citing unnamed sources (perhaps people that…read our post last week).
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KMR - 28.08.09 12:14
A group of well known venture capital and large private equity firms are pooling resources to make a bid to acquire eBay-owned Skype, according to a source close to the deal.
Investors in the proposed purchase may include newly-formed Andreesen Horowitz, Index Ventures (who were early investors in Skype before the ebay acquisition), and one... mehr bei techcrunch.com
lnell - 26.08.09 08:50
IT IS a familiar format: the stopwatch on the website counts down the time remaining to make bids in the online auction. The price slowly ticks up. Participants monitor the site, hoping to secure a great bargain. But there is a twist: it is the website itself that provides the goods being sold, and the prices only rise by a penny or two per bid. mehr bei economist.com
KMR - 04.08.09 14:55
So the rumors that Spotify is raising a new round of financing of around $50 million have been confirmed by TechCrunch. That gives it a valuation of $250 million. The money will come from Asian investor Li Ka-Shing and another venture firm, potentially Wellington.
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KMR - 23.07.09 08:06
Sequoia Capital, the venture capital firm that grew to prominence with early investments in Internet wonders Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc., can mark down another successful dot-com deal with the sale of Zappos.com Inc. to Amazon.com Inc.
But the $885 million blockbuster deal, which is one of the largest acquisitions of a venture-backed company... mehr bei blogs.wsj.com