23andMe, Inc. said it raised more than $50 million in a Series D financing with new investor Yuri Milner joined by existing investors Google co-founder Sergey Brin, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, New Enterprise Associates, Google Ventures and MPM Capital. The company said the Series D investment, along with rapidly decreasing costs, allowed it to lower the price of its Personal Genome Service to $99,
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YourMechanic said it raised $1.8 million in seed funding from investors including Y Combinator, Yuri Milner, Ashton Kutcher, SV Angel, CrunchFund and SoftTechVC. The Mountain View, Calif., company is developing a mobile car repair service. PRESS RELEASE YourMechanic Launches to Bring the Mechanic To You Company Announces $1.8 Million in Seed Funding (San Francisco, CA) [...]
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.
Flotype has raised $1.4 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners, Yuri Milner, Salesforce.com and Y Combinator, according to news reports posted on the company’s Web site. Below is a story from GeekWire. NEWS STORY Flotype raises cash from Ignition, Salesforce and others to help coders build applications faster Flotype, a cloud startup led [...]
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 [...]
Jawbone said it raised $40 million in funding from Deutsche Telekom, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Yuri Milner and investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The new capital brings Jawbone’s funding to $210 million. Jawbone’s previous investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital. PRESS RELEASE Jawbone Secures $40M in Growth Funding From [...]
Comprehend System Inc. has raised $1.2 million in seed financing from a slew of investors including Y Combinator, Start Fund, SV Angel, Yuri Milner, Menlo Ventures Talent Fund, Paul Buchheit, Garry Tan, Quotidian Ventures and Crosslink Capital. The company is developing clinical data visualization and analytics software.
Talking to a couple of Australian guys on a cell phone with a weak signal and a clacking keyboard in the background doesn’t make for the most audible conversation. But, based on what I’m pretty sure I heard correctly, their just-funded data modeling company, Kaggle, is doing some pretty interesting stuff. At least that’s what [...]
Codecademy, a site that teaches people how to become computer programmers, has sealed a Series A round from investors including Union Square Ventures, O’Reilly, SV Angel, Yuri Milner, Social+Capital Partnership, Thrive Capital, CrunchFund, Collaborative Fund, Founder Collective, and individual investors including Joshua Schacter, Vivi Nevo, Naval Ravikant and Sam Altman. The company reportedly sealed $2.5 million in the round, which will be used to bolster the development and design team.