VC-backed Prosper Marketplace taps LinkedIn’s Barrile as chief product officer

San Francisco-based Prosper Marketplace, the parent of Prosper Funding, an online marketplace for consumer credit, has hired Parker Barrile as chief product officer. Previously, Barrile worked at LinkedIn where he served as vice president of product management. Prosper Marketplace’s backers include Institutional Venture Partners, Phenomen Ventures, Sequoia Capital and BlackRock.


PE HUB First Read

First Read ends your week with news that Uber will be investing $1 billion in India, Apple is reportedly set to unveil its next Apple TV version in September and Beijing is chosen as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games.


STAND rallies $2.25 mln in Resolute Ventures-led round

Personal philanthropy social network STAND has secured $2.25 million in funding. Resolute Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Jack Dorsey, Greylock Discovery, Fresco Capital, MGM, LinkedIn, CITI Ventures and former Square CTO Bob Lee. In addition to the funding, STAND has appointed Biz Stone as chairman.


PE HUB First Read

First Read ends the week with news Uber is planning to invest $1 bln in China this year, the IRS unveils plans to prevent tax fraud and Snoop Dogg wants to be Twitter’s next CEO.


peHUB Second Opinion

To close out your Thursday, Second Opinion brings you news Microsoft won a patent for goggles that can detect feelings, another big tobacco bond deal, Cajun style and leaked Lyft docs show costly battle with Uber.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Yahoo is rumored to be in talks to acquire Foursquare, controversial pro-adultery website Ashley Madison is reportedly pursuing an IPO in London and ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez is found guilty of first-degree murder.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, GE plans on divesting most of its finance unit as it continues to reorganize, GoDaddy buys marketplace startup Elto and sorry Superman, but Batman is dominating comic book sales on eBay.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Blackstone is planning on acquiring the former Sears Tower in Chicago for $1.3 billion, Avon is kicked out of the S & P 500 after 50 years and Elton John leads a boycott Dolce & Gabbana campaign after the fashion designers call children born of IVF “synthetic.”


VC-backed NoWait adds two VPs to team

NoWait, which is backed by Drive Capital and Birchmere Ventures, has named Jim Duddy as vice president of sales and Adam Gerson as vice president of operations. Both will be based in New York City. Previously, Duddy was a senior vice president of sales for Jibe and a director of sales at LinkedIn while Gerson worked at Hailo where he served as general manager. Based in Pittsburgh and New York City, NoWait is a mobile network for casual dining restaurants.


peHUB First Read

First Read brings you into the week’s homestretch with news of the manhunt for two mass murderers in France, a meal replacement start-up is raising funding at a $100 mln valuation and the FCC will hold its first net neutrality vote on February 26.


peHUB First Read

On this Veterans Day, First Read reveals President Obama is urging the FCC to adopt net neutrality, Deutsche Telekom has launched a $620 mln fund for German startups and an oil tycoon is ordered to pay $1 bln in a divorce settlement, making it possibly the most expensive ever.


Data startup Confluent nets $6.9 mln

Mountain View, Calif.-based Confluent, a newly launched real-time data startup, has received $6.9 million in funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Eric Vishria of Benchmark led the round with participation from LinkedIn and Data Collective. To read more details about the funding, visit here.


Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach

peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, we have Apple CEO Tim Cook’s big announcement, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will host a public Q&A session on Nov. 6 and you can get Ebola from a sneeze

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