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Beyond Movie Material, Is Theranos Worth Anything?

June 14, 2016 – Forbes

On June 1, FORBES estimated that the company was worth about $800 million. As FORBES wrote, ”that gives the company credit for its intellectual property and the $724 million that it has raised, according to VC Experts, a venture capital research firm.

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AR startup Meta raises $50M at around $300M valuation, eyes up China

June 13, 2016 – TechCrunch

Meta is not disclosing its valuation, but filing documents provided to us by VC Experts points to a valuation of up to $307 million post-money for this latest round (the actual valuation depends on how many of the authorized preferred as well as common shares were issued). The Series B originally started as a $40 million round and then expanded before it closed.

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From $4.5 Billion To Nothing: Forbes Revises Estimated Net Worth Of Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes

June 1, 2016 – Forbes

FORBES spoke to a dozen venture capitalists, analysts and industry experts and concluded that a more realistic value for Theranos is $800 million, rather than $9 billion. That gives the company credit for its intellectual property and the $724 million that it has raised, according to VC Experts, a venture capital research firm. It also represents a generous multiple of the company’s sales, which FORBES learned about from a person familiar with Theranos’ finances.

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Bay Area self-driving car startup Zoox seeks $252M, pushing its valuation to $1B

May 31, 2016  – San Francisco Business Times

Venture-capital research firm VC Experts estimated the $1 billion valuation, if Zoox can find investors willing to pony up the more than $250 million funding it is looking for now, an infusion the Journal reports it may already have.

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Should Snapchat Really Be Worth More Than Twitter?

May 28, 2016 – The Motley Fool

This fundraising round is technically a follow-on to Snapchat’s February Series-F financing, which pegged the company at a $16 billion valuation. However, an analysis from private-funding analyst group VC Experts notes that financing could expand Snapchat’s valuation to over $20 billion, should all the shares authorized as part of the fundraising actually become issued.

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Autonomous-Car Startup Zoox Seeks Up to $252 Million in Funding

May 27, 2016 –  Bloomberg Technology

Zoox Inc., a secretive autonomous-driving startup in Silicon Valley, is seeking to raise as much as $252 million in funding, according to a securities filing. If the fundraising is successful, the investment could give Zoox a valuation of more than $1 billion, according to an analysis by venture-capital research firm VC Experts.

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Snapchat could soon be valued at more than $20 billion

May 24, 2016 – CNN Money

Snapchat looks to be seeking at least $200 million in new funding, according to a filing provided by VC Experts, which shows the company authorized 7.5 million new shares on May 13.

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Snapchat is raising more money around $20 billion valuation

May 23, 2016 – TechCrunch

This new financing, we understand, is a follow-on to the $175 million Series F round led by Fidelity. Snapchat was said to be valued at $16 billion in that round, flat on the year before. However, filings from earlier this month and embedded below, uncovered for us by market analysts VC Experts, show that the Series F was expanded.

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Snapchat Is Reportedly Seeking $20 Billion Valuation In New Fundraising

May 23, 2016 – Fortune

Snapchat, which lets users send photos and videos that disappear after being viewed and read bite-sized content from publishers, is said to be seeking to raise about $200 million in new funding as an add-on to its prior round, according to a report from TechCrunch that cited anonymous sources as well as documents obtained by VC Experts.

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Is Snapchat Worth More Than $20 Billion? New Report Shows Mobile Messaging App Firm’s Estimated Valuation Is Higher Than Previously Reported

May 23, 2016 – International Business Times

According to a VC Experts analysis of corporate filings reported by TechCrunch Monday, Snapchat is in the midst of a $200 million fundraising round that is a follow-on of the $175 million fundraising round led by Fidelity Investments in February.

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Selling Uber Shares May Be Tougher Than You Think

May 20, 2016 – Bloomberg Technology

It’s unclear where the SharesPost fund would acquire the Uber stake from. VC Experts, a private-market research firm, estimated that the transaction would give Uber an implied valuation of more the $70 billion.

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360fly Funding Shows Broader Startup Plight, Gadget Woes

May 5, 2016 — Bloomberg

The deal valued the startup at about $105 million, the same as the last round nearly two years ago, according to VC Experts, which tracks more than 18,000 private companies and their financing.

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Bowers & Wilkins sells out to tiny Silicon Valley start-up

May 6, 2016 – Business Matters

The companies declined to disclose financial terms of the deal. Eva is looking to raise as much as $252 million in a round that could value it at more than $600 million, according to an analysis of its public filings by VC Experts, a firm that studies private market data. Eva is backed by at least $20 million in funding, and the additional round of financing will help fund the acquisition.

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Remitly raises $38.5M more to take on Western Union, passes $1b transferred annually

April 26 – TechCrunch

Matt Oppenheimer, Remitly’s co-founder and CEO, says his company is not disclosing its valuation, but we are trying to find out. but according to filings dug up by VCExperts.com, this latest investment was made at a valuation just under $170 million.

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How Will Jon Stewart Turn Into a Hologram?

April 19, 2016 – The Wrap

Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The New York Times reported that Otoy raised as much as $37 million, citing venture capital research firm VC Experts.

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Virtual Reality Lures Media Companies to a New Frontier

April 19, 2016 – The New York Times

HBO was recently the lead investor in an addition to a funding round for Otoy, a Los Angeles-based special effects start-up. Otoy, whose LightStage facial rendering technology, used in films like “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” has won an Academy Award, has also gotten into virtual reality. Discovery Communications and Liberty Media participated in the funding, which raised as much as $37 million and was an extension of financing that took place in 2014, according to VC Experts, a venture capital research firm.

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This week in N.Y.C. funding news: WeWork, Justworks, CoverWallet

March 11, 2016 – Sun Times Network

See what companies and venture capital shops made the N.Y.C. funding roundup for the week of March 7-March 11: WeWork, $430 million: Co-working giant WeWork is in the process of raising up to $430 million from Chinese investors, with the option to sell stock up to $780 million. In paperwork filed in Delaware on Wednesday, VC Experts unveiled that the round will come from the sale of new stock at a rate 52.5 percent more than the company’s previous Series E convertible preferred stock.

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More like WeRock: WeWork raises up to $780M at a valuation of up to $17B

March 10, 2016 – Silicon Valley Business Journal

In paperwork filed in Delaware, first noticed by VC Experts, we learned the round will come from the sale of new stock at a rate 52.5 percent more than the company’s previous Series E convertible preferred stock.

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Did DoorDash Really Have a ‘Down’ Round?

March 4, 2016 – Fortune

If you believe a down round is when a startup sells shares at a discount to where they sold shares previously, then DoorDash’s Series C fundraise is clearly a down round. Research firm VC Experts pulled the stock certificates from Delaware, which shows the following sale prices of its stock.

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Oscar confirms $400M investment from Fidelity

February 24, 2016 – New York Business Journal

According to private market data provider VC Experts, shares at the time were valued at $6.75 each — 30 percent higher than its “Series A7” stock.

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Sovereign Wealth Funds May Sell£404 Billion of Equities

February 23, 2016 – proactiveinvestors.co.uk

Location-sharing mobile-app company Foursquare Labs Inc. raised cash in January selling shares at a 69% discount from the previous price, according to corporate documents provided by research firm VC Experts.

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Silicon Valley’s start-up boom begins to cool off

February 22, 2016 -The Australian

Some companies are raising funding by selling shares at lower prices than they had in earlier rounds. Location-sharing mobile-app company Foursquare Labs raised cash in January selling shares at a 69 per cent discount from the previous price, according to corporate documents provided by research firm VC Experts.

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For Silicon Valley, the Hangover Begins

February 19, 2016 – The Wall Street Journal

Location-sharing mobile-app company Foursquare Labs Inc. raised cash in January selling shares at a 69% discount from the previous price, according to corporate documents provided by research firm VC Experts.

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Oscar parent Mulberry Health authorizes sale of $400M in new stock

January 25, 2016 – New York Business Journal

The information, provided to New York Business Journal via private market data provider VC Experts, shows that Oscar’s parent company Mulberry Health has authorized the sale of up to $400 million in new “Series A8” stock. The shares are valued at $6.75 each — 30 percent higher than its “Series A7” stock.

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Oscar Health Could Be Raising $400 Million

January 21, 2016 – Fortune

The new information, first uncovered by VC Experts, shows that Oscar has authorized the sale of up to $400 million in new “Series A8” stock. The shares are valued at $6.75 each, which is 30% higher than its “Series A7” stock.

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Term Sheet — Friday, January 15 – Foursquare

January 15, 2016 – Fortune

The big headline here is that this is a major down-round for a company once valued at $760 million, as it came at a pre-money valuation of around $250 million. But there are some other interesting items in the company’s Delaware stock certificate (courtesy of VC Experts).

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Foursquare CEO Steps Down as Valuation Plummets

January 14, 2016 – The Wall Street Journal

Mr. Glueck declined to comment on the company’s valuation, but it is likely a substantial discount to the $650 million valuation from 2013. Foursquare sold shares in its most recent round at $4.01, down 69% from the previous round, according to corporate documents obtained from private-company research firm VC Experts.

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Gilt Groupe Was A Different Type of ‘Unicorn’

January 8, 2016 – Fortune

The deal was a recapitalization at a post-money valuation just north of $600 million (per VC Experts).

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Multimillion Investment Of Saudi Prince Help Boosts Valuation Of Lyft To $4.92 Bilion

December 28, 2015 –  TechTimes

Earlier this month, Lyft filed a target to raise as much as $1 billion by placing 37 million shares at stake which the company has set at around $26.79 price point. The move, according to private market data company VC Experts, will eventually give Lyft a valuation of up to $4.9 billion.

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Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Buys 5.3% Stake In Lyft

December 24, 2015 – Bidnessetc

According to a filing provided by VC Experts earlier this week, Lyft has been pushing to attract private funders for some time, in order to raise as much as $1 billion in a Series F funding round.

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Wall Street Breakfast: Will Pre-Holiday Cheer Give Stocks A Needed Boost?

December 24, 2015 – Seeking Alpha α

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding, the investment firm of billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has bought 5.3% of U.S. ride-hailing firm Lyft (Private:LYFT) for $247.7M. Kingdom and Alwaleed are also major investors in other U.S. tech companies; together they own more than 5% of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR). Despite the new capital, data provider VC Experts said earlier this week that Lyft’s recent filings points to a $3.9B-$5.75B valuation (less than 1/10 the size of UBER).

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When a Unicorn Start-Up Stumbles, Its Employees Get Hurt

December 23, 2015 – The New York Times

In early 2014, Good was valued at more than $1 billion by investors including Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Oak Investment Partners, according to the research firm VC Experts. In total, the company raised about $300 million in equity and debt after Visto bought Good, according to VC Experts.

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Lyft will raise $1 billion to compete with Uber

December 23, 2015 – INAUTONEWS

Forbes got its hands from the market data provider VC Experts on a new Delaware filing that authorizes 37,328,893 new preferred shares worth $26.79 each. Justin Byers, director of business intelligence at VC Experts, said that Lyft will be valued at $4.8 billion after its planned $1 billion is to be added to the company.

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Seven things you may have missed Monday from the world of business – Lyft looks to investors for $1 billion

December 22, 2015 – The Boston Globe

Sven Weber, a financial filings expert, pegged the pre-money valuation at about $4.5 billion while Justin Byers at VC Experts estimates it closer to $3.9 billion.

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Lyft Files To Raise As Much As $1 Billion

December 21, 2015 – TechCrunch

The new round authorized around 37 million shares at a price of around $26.79, whereas the last round was authorized at $19.45 per share. If the entire round is completed, Lyft would have a post-money valuation of $4.8 billion, VC Experts’ Justin Byers told TechCrunch. The information came in the form of a filing in Delaware that authorized the financing round.

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Lyft Snags $1 Billion To Keep Up With Uber

December 21, 2-15 – Forbes

A new Delaware filing authorizes 37,328,893 new preferred shares at a price of $26.79 per share, according to a copy obtained by FORBES from private market data provider VC Experts. The round includes a ratchet to adjust shares in case of a down round or IPO. Lyft’s new post-money valuation, which includes the $1 billion it expects to raise in this round,  would be about $4.8 billion, according to Justin Byers, director of business intelligence at VCExperts.

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Ride-hailing firm Lyft plans to raise up to $1 billion in financing: Bloomberg

December 21, 2015 – The PE Hub Network

The latest round of funding could value Lyft at about $4.5 billion, according to Sven Weber, a financial filings expert. While Justin Byers at VC Experts estimated it closer to $3.9 billion, Bloomberg said.

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Uber’s Rival Lyft Plans to Raise Up to $1 Billion in New Funds

December 20, 2015 –  BloombergBusiness

Lyft didn’t indicate in the Friday evening filing how much had been raised, who was investing in the round or list a valuation. Sven Weber, a financial filings expert, pegged the pre-money valuation at about $4.5 billion while Justin Byers at VC Experts estimates it closer to $3.9 billion.

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Has Gilt Groupe hit the clearance rack?

December 15, 2015 – CNNMoney

In February 2015, Gilt raised $46 million and got a hefty markdown. According to research firm VC Experts, it was valued at just $600 million. At that time, the company also converted the stock of some of its investors, marking down their share price from $27 to roughly $7, according to VC Experts’ Justin Byers.

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Magic Leap wants $827 million to make its incredible AR tech a reality

December 15, 2015 – Wareable

The new details around Magic Leap’s money matters come from Forbes which obtained the filing from VC Experts, a market data provider and from the number of recent reports surrounding the deal, it looks legit.

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In virtual reality headsets, investors glimpse the future

December 15, 2015 – ETCIO.com

The company’s plans for a large new funding round, revealed in a corporate filing obtained last week by VC Experts, a provider of private market data, is on top of $542 million the company raised last year in an investment led by Google.

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Why does Magic Leap need another $827M?

December 10, 2015 – VentureBeat

The third round of funding, if completed, would bring the company’s total investment to date to $1.4 billion, making it one of the most funded startups in the world. GamesBeat has also heard that Magic Leap is raising money, but we don’t know more details. The company hasn’t commented yet, but Forbes cited a regulatory filing located by VC Experts.

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Magic Leap has reportedly raised another $827 million in new financing

December 10, 2015 – TweakTown

The company hasn’t announced its Series C funding, but Forbes said it had filings that it secured through private market data tracker VC Experts.

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Augmented-Reality Startup Magic Leap Raising As Much As $827 Million

December 9, 2015 – The Wall Street Journal

If Magic Leap raises the full amount, it could be valued at about $3.7 billion, according to venture-capital data firm VC Experts. The potential size of the round, and the potential valuation, are based on documents Magic Leap filed Monday in Delaware, which were provided by VC Experts.

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Magic Leap, the Stealthy Google-Backed Augmented Reality Startup, Wants to Keep Raising Money

December 9, 2015 – <re/code>

Magic Leap has plans to raise up to $827 million in equity funding, according to Delaware filings provided by data firm VC Experts.

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Google-backed Magic Leap Raising $827 Million

December 9, 2015 – Fortune

Private market data provider VC Experts says that Magic Leap would be valued at around $3.7 billion were it to place all of the new Series C stock.

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Secretive Augmented Reality Startup Magic Leap Raising $827 Million

December 3, 2015 –  Forbes

The secretive augmented reality startup–think Google Glass meets Oculus Rift–is raising $827 million in a new Series C round, according to a Delaware filing obtained by FORBES from private market data provider VC Experts.

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Uber’s $2.1B Series G Could Give The Company A Post-Money Valuation Of Up To $65B

December 3, 2015 – TechCrunch

The fresh funding, reported first by Bloomberg, is spelled out in documents that Uber filed in Delaware earlier today. A copy of Uber’s latest filing is embedded below, supplied by private market data provider VC Experts.

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Uber and its Rivals Now Have A Big Investor in Common

December 3, 2015 – Fortune

For Uber’s most recent stock certification in Delaware, where the new valuation was first disclosed, see below (courtesy of private market data provider VC Experts).

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Uber Seeks New Funding at Stratospheric Valuation

December 3, 2015 – Fortune

Uber is raising up to $2.1 billion in new funding at a sky-high $62.5 billion valuation, according to a legal filingFortune obtained through private market data provider VC Experts.

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Uber Is Raising Another $2 Billion At New Valuation Up To $68 Billion

December 3, 2015 – Forbes

The filing describes Uber’s Series G round as the issuance of just over 43 million new shares at a per share price of $48.77 , according to a copy obtained by Forbes from private market data provider VC Experts.

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LivingSocial refocuses as some unicorns face extinction

November 30, 2015 –  The Irish Times

Venture capitalists anointed daily deals as the way the internet would invade local business and by late 2011 LivingSocial had raised more than $800 million (€755.3m) and reached a valuation of $4.5 billion, according to research firm VC Experts.

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LivingSocial Offers a Cautionary Tale to Today’s Unicorns

November 20, 2015 – The New York Times

Venture capitalists anointed daily deals as the way that the Internet would invade local business, and by late 2011 LivingSocial had raised more than $800 million and reached a valuation of $4.5 billion, according to data from the research firm VC Experts.

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Dell EMC merger could be a win-win for all

October 9, 2015 – CIOL

EMC also owns 84 percent in Pivotal Software valuation is said to have touched $ 10 billion according to finance research firm VC Experts.

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ThredUP, Seller Of Secondhand Clothes, Bags $81 Million From Goldman Sachs

September 10, 2015 – Forbes

Some of the investment, which valued the company at about $400 million according to documents obtained by research firm VC Experts, will also be spent on marketing. ThredUP declined to comment on its valuation.

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Lily Robotics, Maker Of Self-Flying Drones, Seeking To Raise $15.5 Million At $100 Million Valuation

September 3, 2015 –  Forbes

According to regulatory filings provided to FORBES by VC Experts, a private market research firm, Lily is seeking to raise $15.5 million in a Series A round that would value the company at more than $100 million.

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ZocDoc Joins The Unicorn Club (Officially)

August 20, 2015 – TechCrunch

In June of last year, VC Experts discovered a filing that suggested ZocDoc, a roughly eight-year-old, New York-based online medical care schedule service, was raising a new round of funding worth $152 million and that valued the company at $1.6 billion.

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Flipboard seeking to raise $50M in funding round

July 23, 2015 – Daily Democrat News

Flipboard has authorized the sale of 22.7 million shares of stock priced at $2.21 each for a Series D financing round, according to documents obtained by intelligence and data firm VC Experts and shared with tech news site TechCrunch.

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Flipboard has quietly raised $50 million in new funding

July 22, 2015 – Business Insider

According to documents that the company filed in Delaware, passed to TechCrunch by Justin Byers from data provider VC Experts, Flipboard has authorised the sale of 22,668,540 shares of stock priced at $2.2057 each. Byers told TechCrunch that Flipboard has probably already raised the $50 million needed to pay for those shares if it is now authorising a sale.

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Flipboard files to raise $50M in wake of takeover speculation

Jul 22, 2015 – Silicon Valley Business Journal

The fundraising was unearthed by Justin Byers at VC Experts, a private market data provider, and reported Tuesday by TechCrunch.

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Flipboard Files for $50M Series D Funding Round

July 22, 2015 – iamWire

Magazine-style app, Flipboard, which has more than 70 million monthly active users, has filed for another $50 million series D funding round. But, it appears that money has already been raised. “This is new money. If this is filed, then the money should be there,” said Justin Byers of private market data provider VC Experts. Documents filed by the company in Delaware — dug up by Justin Byers from VC Experts – provides more details.

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23andMe

July 10, 2015 – Wall Street Journal – Venture Capital Dispatch

The company, which disclosed a $79 million financing in a July 2 regulatory filing, is now valued at $1.03 billion, according to VC Experts, which analyzed several regulatory documents.

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Why personal genomics company 23andMe now worth more than $1 billion

July 10, 2015 – Genetic Literacy Project

Genetic analytics company 23andMe reported via a regulatory filing that it had raised $79 million in a Series E venture capital round that could eventually hit $150 million. Market research firm VC Experts subsequently pulled Delaware filings that show the round was done at a post-money valuation of approximately $1.03 billion (based on the $79m, not the $150m).

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23andMe Selling Investors on Vision for Consumer Genetics

July 9, 2015 – Dow Jones & Company, Inc.  Venture Wire

The company, which disclosed a $79 million financing in a July 2 regulatory filing, is now valued at $1.03 billion, according to VC Experts, which analyzed several regulatory documents. The new financing could reach $150 million, according to a regulatory filing ….

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Looks like 23andMe is Silicon Valley’s newest $1B unicorn

July 9, 2015 – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Market research firm VC Experts reports that the Delaware filings on 23andMe’s Series E round that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week has a post-money valuation of about $1.03 billion.

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23andMe is the startup world’s newest unicorn

July 9, 2015 – Fortune

Genetic analytics company 23andMe last week reported via a regulatory filing that it had raised $79 million in a Series E venture capital round that could eventually hit $150 million. Market research firm VC Experts subsequently pulled Delaware filings that show the round was done at a post-money valuation of approximately $1.03 billion (based on the $79m, not the $150m).

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Shopping app Wish may have quietly joined the unicorn club

May 8, 2015 – Silicon Valley Business Journal

The company either already raised the amount, or is planning on it, according to a Forbes report out on Friday, citing VC experts who investigated the filings.

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Mobile Shopping App Wish Possibly Raised More Than $500 Million, Now Valued At $3 Billion

May 7, 2015 – Forbes

At a time when dozens of tech companies are trumpeting their latest fundraising rounds and prompting discussions of a possible bubble in the market, at least one firm has managed to keep its financing a secret. Wish, a mobile shopping application, possibly raised more than $500 million according to financial filings obtained by VC Experts and shared with FORBES.

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Twilio reportedly raises $100M funding round

May 5, 2015 – Vator News

Now it looks like we have our latest: cloud communications company Twilio has raised a $100 million Series E funding round, according to a report from Forbes on Monday. The information comes from a Delaware filing uncovered private company research firm VC Experts.

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Twilio raises $100M; is now worth over $1B (updated)

May 4 2015 – Venture Beat

The news was first reported in Forbes, citing research firm VC Experts, which uncovered a Delaware filing revealing the large round. VC Experts confirmed the round and provided us with the documents, which indicate a price of $11.31 per share for the series E. With 8.8 million series E shares authorized, that means the company has raised — or is about to raise — a few pennies short of $100 million.

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Twilio Has Joined The Unicorn Ranks With Stealthy $100 Million Raise

May 4, 2015 – Forbes

The cloud communications company authorized the Series E round of funding in April, its first fundraise in nearly two years, according to a Delaware filing uncovered Monday by VC Experts, a private company research firm.

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Chamber supports BRF’s millage renewal

April 23, 2015 – Shreveport Times

Some of the tenant companies of the InterTech Science Park include Academy Award-winning animation studio Moonbot Studios; Red River Pharma, which was recently purchased by the world’s leading nutrition company Nestlé Health Science; LSU Health scientists; and VC Experts, an internet-based venture capital information site that is frequently referenced in Forbes, BloombergView and CNBC. The 25 tenant companies provide over $21 million in annual payroll and employ over 390 individuals.

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Predictive Analytics And Novel Visualization Draw Customers To ‘Must Have’ Data

April 8, 2015 – Forbes

CB Insights covers any type of private company across the globe that has raised money or has exited, according to the company tracking “private companies, their investors, their acquirers and the industries they compete in.” CB Insights is not alone; other competitors in this space include specialists like Privco and VC Experts; special services from larger financial information businesses like Bureau Van Dijk and DowJones Private Equity; and PR-seeking periodic reports like Wilson Sonsini’s The Entrepreneur Report and the Sageworks Private Company Report.

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Report: Alibaba backing Snapchat at $15 billion valuation

March 11, 2015 – Fortune

According to VC Experts, Snapchat filed a Certificate of Incorporation in Delaware on February 13 to authorize the sale of 21 million new shares in a Series F round of funding. By comparison, Snapchat’s Series D authorized five million new shares and its Series E authorized 42 million new shares.

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A good investment for Caddo voters

January 23, 2015 – Shreveport Times

The Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana houses 25 tenants in 12 facilities. Those facilities total $65 million with more than 344,00 square feet in high-tech laboratory, manufacturing and office space. The park’s 25 tenants represent a variety of industry sectors, including medical research, digital animation, digital education, pharmaceutical manufacturing, IT, Internet and health care. Moonbot Studios and Moonbot Interactive, Red River Pharma and VC Experts are among the names on the doors as well as that of LSU Health scientists.

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Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Rings Up $210 Million Investment

December 30, 2014 – Forbes

The round, which could increase to $220 million if all allotted shares are sold, more than quadruples the startup’s previous valuation of $400 million, based on other filings uncovered by VC Experts, a private company research firm.

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These 20 Companies achieved $1B+ valuations in 2014

December 27, 2014 – VentureBeat

This year, at least 19 still-private companies crossed that arbitrary-but-significant barrier, achieving a valuation of $1 billion or more. VCExperts, which tracks private company fundings and valuations, assembled this list for VentureBeat.

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The Hottest Startups Of 2014

December 17, 2014 – Forbes

The 2014 Forbes list ranks startups using data from private company research firm VC Experts to calculate valuation growth over time. Companies included are those that raised new private funding rounds in 2014, analyzed via regulatory filings. In total, the top 15 companies raised their valuations in 2014 by over $43 billion, jumping on average about 4.5x higher than their previous valuation.

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Jawbone’s Missing Christmas

December 17, 2014 – BloombergView

Companies often need time to fully close their funding rounds, but 10 months is considered longer than average, according to Amanda Akin, an analyst at the private company research firm VC Experts.

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WeWork raises $355M at nearly $5B valuation, plans IPO

December 15, 2014 – VentureBeat

This is the company’s fourth funding round. Previous funding includes a $6.85 million friends and family round in January, 2012; a $17 million Series A in July, 2012; a $40 million Series B in May, 2013; and a $150 million Series C in February, 2014; all according to VC Experts and WeWork.

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Palantir Raises $50 Million Of Reported $400 Million Round

December 12, 2014 – TechCrunch
However, new documents unearthed by VC Experts, which were filed in late November, show Palantir authorizing $400 million of a new series of preferred stock. We asked VC Experts if the new Form D, which indicates the company has now raised $50 million, is likely part of this larger $400 million round, and they believe it is. It’s unclear what Palantir’s valuation will be if it closes on the $400 million because there are still too many outliers, VC Experts tells us. But they say the new round is priced higher than the previous one.
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Palantir Aiming To Raise $400 Million In New Round

December 11, 2014 – Forbes
New documents filed in Delaware later that month and recently uncovered by private company research firm VC Experts showed that the planned round could total $400 million, if all shares are sold.
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Uber Might be Dealing with Problems but is Now Worth $41 Billion

December 6, 2014 – Tech Times
A report made by Fortune reveals Uber could make an additional $600 million in stock as seen in a Delaware filing obtained by VC Experts.
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Uber raises $1.2 billion, putting its value at $40 billion

December 5, 2014 – CNBC
According to a corporate filing in Delaware on Thursday, the company may raise an additional $600 million in stock in its latest financing round. The Delaware filing, obtained by VC Experts, was reported earlier by Fortune.
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Uber Confirms New $1.2B Funding Round At $40B Valuation

December 4, 2014 – TechCrunch
VCExperts uncovered a recent filing in Delaware that detailed the potential final size of that round to be as high as $1.8 billion.
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Uber files to sell $1.8 billion of new stock

December 4, 2014 – Fortune
On-demand car company Uber today filed in Delaware to authorize up to $1.8 billion of new Series E preferred stock. The document was first spotted by VCExperts, which says that Uber’s valuation could hit $40 billion if all of the authorized shares are issued.
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Uber Files For $1.8 Billion Round And Could Be Worth $40 Billion

December 4, 2014 – Forbes
According to documents filed on Thursday in Delaware and uncovered by VC Experts, a private company research firm, Uber authorized $1.8 billion-worth of new shares for an investment round that could value the San Francisco-based car-hailing service at about $40 billion.
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