The research firm said global activity rose 16% in deals done and dollars allocated, with Internet startups attracting more than a quarter of all investments. Seed, angel and Series A deals made up a third of transactions.
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Facebook initially set out to sell 337.4 million shares to the public, but two days before the IPO increased the amount to 421.2 million, with the additional shares coming from shareholders, not the company.
Perhaps what’s most interesting in the Wall Street debut is who sold and who did not. The biggest seller was Accel Partners, an early investor that unloaded 49 million shares in the offering, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Klarna, an online payments service based in Stockholm, has closed $155 million financing from DST Global, General Atlantic and Sequoia Capital. The funding will support expansion efforts. With Klarna, consumers do not have to pay for products until they are delivered. The company says it handles more than $2.5 billion worth of transactions annually.
Yunfeng Capital, Silver Lake and DST Global said on Thursday they will buy shares in Alibaba Group, China’s largest e-commerce company, by leading a tender offer for employee shareholders, option holders and certain other shareholders, Reuters reported. The deal would give Alibaba an enterprise valuation of about $32 billion, Reuters said.
ZocDoc, the healthcare provider network, has increased its Series C round from $50 million to $75 million, with a little help from Goldman Sachs. DST Global had led the prior investment, in August. ZocDoc continues to plan to use capital for growth. The company has raised $95 million to date.
ZocDoc has raised $50 million in Series C financing from DST Global, bringing the total raised by the company to $70 million. The company, who’s service allows patients to find nearby doctors who accept their insurance, and book appointments instantly online, will use the money to expand into new markets. Founded in 2009 by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, DST Global focuses on Internet-related investments.
Twitter confirmed on its company blog Monday that the company has taken another round of investment capital. The company did not specify all of its investors, a valuation or an overall price, but it did say “venture firm DST Global” led the round.
Andreessen Horowitz, DST Global, and General Catalyst have poured $112 million into online property rental company Airbnb, bringing the total raised by the company to $119.8 million. The money will go to growth efforts, including expanding the staff. San Francisco-based Airbnb was formed in 2008.