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SpotOn raises $300M at a $3.15B valuation and acquires Appetize

Last year at this time, SpotOn was on the brink of announcing a $60 million Series C funding round at a $625 million valuation. Fast forward to almost exactly one year later, and a lot has changed for the payments and software startup. Today, SpotOn said it has closed on $300 million in Series E financing that values the company at $3.15 billion — more than 5x of its valuation at the time of its Series C round, and significantly higher than its $1.875 billion valuation in May (yes, just thr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Instagram, Finance, Funding, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, M&a, Square, Mobile Web, Payments, Online Payments

David Ulevitch is now a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz — a big get and the firm’s fourth new GP since June

David Ulevitch has had some strange dealings with investors over the years. Now, Uletvitch is himself one of them. The founder of OpenDNS, a company that sold to Cisco in 2016, is disclosing today that he has joined the venture firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) as its newest general partner. He is the fourth general partner to be announced by the firm since it brought aboard former federal prosecutor Katie Haun back in June. Asked today what these new additions mean in terms of fundraising, the fi...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Tech, Cisco, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Vanity Fair, Cnet, OpenDNS, Vmware, Sequoia, Yubico, Casado, Andreessen Horowitz A16Z, Martin Casado, Nicera

Marc Andreessen just offended 1 billion Indians with a single tweet

It isn’t surprising to learn that Marc Andreessen, one of Silicon Valley’s foremost venture capitalists and a member of Facebook’s board of directors, is disappointed that Free Basics didn’t fly in India. What is shocking though, is that the founder of celebrated VC firm Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) thinks that the country would be basking in a brighter economic reality if it remained under British rule and didn’t bother with ‘anti-colonialist’ ideas like net neutrality. Andreessen’s tweet did not...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, India, Andreessen, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz A16Z