Some hot startups series A & B valuations
SoundCloud , a Berlin-based web audio startup, has raised $50 million in new funding from investors led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mike Butcher reports . GGV Capital also participated.
Vertical Q&A site network Stack Overflow has just announced new funding, in a $12 million Series B round lead by Index Ventures, Spark Capital, and their first investor Union Square Ventures.
There have been few startups that have gotten as hot as quickly as Instagram . The photo-sharing application for the iPhone surged past 100,000 users less than a week after they first launched.
Investors are betting big on a Web browser built by Netscape veterans for the Facebook generation. Even though RockMelt only has a minuscule share of the browser market, some of Silicon Valley's top venture capitalists are throwing their weight and money behind it.
On the very same day that a certain search and Internet advertising giant based in Mountain View, California has made public its plans to soon bring to market an open-source operating system that it hopes will give Microsoft a run for its money when it comes to powering the netbooks of this world, a lone startup from Paris, France has raised millions in financing to do exactly the same thing.
Mobile applications discovery and sharing service provider Appsfire has just launched a new product called AppTrends , which essentially delivers near real-time rankings of iPhone apps based on the chatter on Twitter .
There are literally hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPad and Android apps to choose from, and yet finding good apps is far from easy.
The desktop browser wars are fiercer than ever, with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and *cough* Internet Explorer all in a heated race for users (and new features). But there’s a relatively new market that’s still ripe for a surge in browser innovation: mobile. All of the aforementioned browsers already have mobile incarnations, but there are some new mobile-only browsers popping up as well.
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Although many investors are spinning for the chance to invest in Turntable.fm , the hot music startup has not yet picked a DJ, despite reports to the contrary. Business Insider claims that Turntable has raised $7.5 million at a $37.5 million valuation and “that term sheets were indeed signed yesterday.”
Is there a future for social browser startup RockMelt ?
"Currently, about 1 million customers have tried RockMelt, of which several hundred thousand are active users, said RockMelt Chief Executive and co-founder Eric Vishria " by Jun 30
Lost some real n%^$as I knew from a long time ago But Heaven or Hell, I’m hoping that they be where I’m a go —Lil Wayne, Swag Surfin Artist: Lil Wayne Track: Swag Surfin Album: No Ceilings Released: 2009 Label: Young Money, Cash Money Lyrics Before my partner Marc Andreessen and his friends at the University of Illinois invented the browser in 1993, most people thought only scientists and researchers would use the Internet. The Internet was thought to be too arcane, insecure and slow to meet real business needs.
San Francisco-based Path , a mobile social network, has raised a Series A Round of funding.
Yesterday we reported on Path’s new $8.5 million venture round, led by Kleiner Perkins and Index Ventures.
Foursquare , the geo-mobile startup everybody tried to invest in or buy, now has officially closed its Series B funding round. The “wire transfer heard ’round the world,” as board member Bryce Roberts puts it , was for $20 million, giving the company a $95 million pre-money valuation.
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