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GoDaddyGoDaddy

The Exit Report: GoDaddy, Aruba Networks, Toro

The popular Internet domain registrar GoDaddy updated its registration with the SEC to reflect more details about its upcoming IPO.

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KobaltKobalt

Music rights company Kobalt raises $60m Series C round

Kobalt, a music publishing and rights management company, has raised a $60 million Series C round from Google Ventures, Michael Dell’s MSD Capital and MSDC Management. The company will use the funds…

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OpendoorOpendoor

Real estate startup Opendoor raises $20m

Opendoor, the private real estate marketplace founded by former Square COO Keith Rabois and Movity founder Eric Wu, has raised $20 million in follow-on funding led by GGV Capital, alongside Khosla Ventures,…

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PrecisionhawkPrecisionhawk

Drone investment set to soar despite regulation threat

Drones have hit the headlines again this month, as proposed FAA regulations threaten to make package delivery via unmanned aircraft unfeasible. But while lobbyists from some of technology’s biggest names battle to…

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XeroXero

Accounting software company Xero bags $111m in funding

New Zealand-based accounting startup Xero has announced nearly $111 million of funding. Accel Partners will invest $100 million into the company, while current backer Matrix Capital Management will invest $10.8 million. The…

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GuideSparkGuideSpark

Employee communications specialist GuideSpark raises $22.2m

Employee communications company GuideSpark, a Red Herring Top 100 winner, has raised $22.2 million in Series C funding, led by Meritech Capital Partners. Previous backers New Enterprise Associates, Storm Ventures and IDG…

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PostmatesPostmates

On-demand delivery service Postmates raises $35m

The on-demand delivery service Postmates has secured $35 million in financing from Spark Capital at a valuation somewhere between $150 and $200 million, to bring total funding to $58 million.

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LoopPayLoopPay

The Exit Report: LoopPay, UTAC Holdings, Gymsurfing

Samsung has acquired LoopPay, a mobile wallet that counts Visa as an investor and reportedly works at 90% of retail locations today.

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Social mediaSocial media

Latest social networks explore new profit points

Social media statistics tend to be staggering. There are more Facebook users on Earth, for example, than there are Catholics. Half a billion Tweets are sent every single day; six billion hours…

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Real-time content marketing company Livefyre raises $47m

Livefyre, a real-time content marketing startup, has raised $47 million in funding from Adobe, Cue Ball, Greycroft Partners, Hillsven Capital, Salesforce Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners. The company announced that it secured…

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