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Jawbone Raised $160M Last Year: Now What?

In the last twelve months, Jawbone, a 12-year-old, San Francisco-based company best known for its elegant Bluetooth headsets, has raised an astonishing $159 million, including $40 million just weeks ago from J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Deutsche Telekom, and Russian investor Yuri Milner. While the company didn’t disclose the valuation of its latest round, the Wall […]

Slideshow: Who’s Investing Faster — DST or Andreessen Horowitz?

If this year already seems like a blur to you, imagine how the LPs of Andreessen Horowitz and Digital Sky Technologies (DST) must feel. Both venture capital firms are known for aggressively placing outsize bets on companies whose full potential they see as unfulfilled. Still, when on Sunday night, they reported investing a combined $112 […]

Headset Maker Jawbone Calls Up $49M from Andreessen Horowitz

Jawbone, which makes popular Bluetooth headsets, today announced that it raised $49 million in new venture funding from Andreessen Horowitz. General Partner Ben Horowitz — who had previously invested in the company as an angel with his partner Marc Andreessen — has taken a board seat as part of the deal. The San Francisco-based company […]

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