Houzz snags $165 mln in Sequoia-led round

Palo Alto, Calif.-based home remodeling and design platform Houzz has secured $165 million in funding. Sequoia led the round with participation from Oren Zeev, New Enterprise Associates, GGV Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, DST Global and T. Rowe Price.

Online Payments Co. Klarna Lands $155M Financing

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.

Silver Lake, DST Global Buying into Alibaba

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.

Goldman Sachs Buys into ZocDoc

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 Inks $50M from DST Global

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 Lands New Funding Round

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 Leads $112M Round for Airbnb

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.

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