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.

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