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Sequoia wins big with Facebook’s $19 bln buy of WhatsApp

Facebook will pay $19 billion in cash and stock for mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp, producing a huge return for Sequoia Capital. WhatsApp raised just a single round of venture capital totaling $8 million from Sequoia and an unidentified investor in April 2011 at a valuation of $78.36 million, according to Thomson Reuters.

Mojave Networks secures new funding led by BVP

Mojave Networks, a provider of cloud-based mobile security for enterprises, has closed a $5 million round of funding. The financing was led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Sequoia Capital to accelerate its go-to-market strategy.

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Venture fundraising remains anemic in 3Q

Venture fundraising remained anemic in the third quarter with 56 funds raising $4.1 billion, according to a study released Monday. The dollar total was down 21% from the third quarter of last year and dollars committed during the first three quarters of the year are down 29%.

Good Eggs raises $8.5 mln from Sequoia, Harrison Metal, others

Good Eggs said it raised an $8.5 million Series A round that was led by Sequoia Capital and joined by Harrison Metal, Collaborative Fund and others, including angel investor Max Ventilla. Sequoia Partner Bryan Schreier will join the board. The local farm to fridge grocery delivery service will use the money for expansion.

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