Report: Snapchat is raising $54.5 million with a $2 billion valuation
Snapchat is a popular messaging app where users send each other photos and videos through mobile devices that self-destructs within seconds. According to a report found by VC Experts, Snapchat is going to be raising around $54.5 million with a $2 billion valuation. This is substantially less than the $200 million that they were rumored to be raising after turning down an acquisition offer from Facebook. The report does not indicate whether all the authorized shares were sold, but the company would be valued at $2 billion if they were.
“We pulled their most recent restated certificate of incorporation filed just a few weeks ago 11/26/2013, and it shows that they have authorized a new Series C Preferred for approx. $54,542,880 (1,600,000 shares @ $34.0893 per share),” said VC Expert’s Justin Byers in an interview with Business Insider. Likely, the founders of Snapchat would be cashing out some of their equity with this round.
Snapchat has raised a total of $73 million in funding thus far. Below is a copy of the filing:
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