Mayer to join Social Capital

By Alastair Goldfisher — 3 months ago

Ashley Mayer, senior director of communications at Box, announced via a Medium post that she will join Social Capital to run brand and talent. Mayer, who has been with Box for more than six years, said the week of Nov. 16 will be her last at the online file storage company, which went public earlier this year. Social Capital, formerly known as Social+Capital Partnership, was an investor in Box.

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TPG Growth Fund III raises more than $3 bln

By Luisa Beltran — 10 months ago

TPG Growth said Monday that its third fund surpassed its $2.75 billion target and closed at over $3 billion. TPG Growth III will invest in small- and mid-sized growth companies. Past and current investment for the firm include Uber, Airbnb and Box.

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Highfive garners $32 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

Redwood City, California-based Highfive, a provider of video conferencing device and cloud software for businesses, has received $32 million in Series B funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Google Ventures, SV Angel, Aaron Levie of Box and Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com.

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VC-backed Infer appoints Herbold as chief revenue officer

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Infer, a provider of predictive business applications that help companies win more customers, has hired Jim Herbold as chief revenue officer. Previously, Herbold worked at Box. Infer’s backers include Redpoint Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Social+Capital Partnership, Sutter Hill Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners.

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Index Ventures, Jared Leto and Snoop Dogg back Robinhood

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Retail brokerage platform Robinhood has raised $13 million in Series A funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Index Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that include Ribbit Capital, Aaron Levie, founder of Box, Jared Leto, Snoop Dogg and Nasir Jones of QueensBridge Venture Partners. In addition to the funding, Jan Hammer will join the company’s board of directors. To read more about the funding, visit here.

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Box buys VC-backed cloud storage provider Streem

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Data storage firm Box has acquired Streem, the latter confirmed in an announcement on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in San Francisco, Streem is a provider of unlimited cloud storage solutions. Its backers include Y Combinator, Arbor Ventures, Ironfire Capital, 500 Startups, Start Fund and Socialatom Ventures. To read the post, visit here.

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