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Display Ad Tech Company AdRoll Raises $70M In Series C

AdRoll is an online advertising retargeting company that has raised $70 million in funding in Series C funding. AdRoll plans to use the funding for acquisitions and to expand globally. AdRoll has now raised a total of $89 million.
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General Assembly receives $35 million

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General Assembly is an education company that teaches people how to program and design. The company has raised $35 million in Series C funding led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). General Assembly has now raised a total of $49.3 million.

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Domo raises $125 million in funding

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Domo is an enterprise software company that has raised $125 million in funding. TPG’s investment company arm TPG Growth led this round of funding. Other investors that participated in this round include Salesforce.com, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity Investments, Morgan Stanley, Viking Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group, GGV Capital, Greylock Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, and Mercato Partners.

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One Kings Lane raises $112 million in funding

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One Kings Lane is a home goods e-commerce company that has raised $112 million in funding. One Kings Lane launches new deals every day and they generally last 72 hours. The sales on the website have different themes such as “Ralph Lauren Home” and “Black and White Photography.” One Kings Lane was founded by Susan Feldman and Alison Pincus five years ago. Alison Pincus is the wife of Zynga founder Marc Pincus.
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Indiegogo raises $40 million

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Indiegogo is one of the largest crowdfunding platforms today and handles campaigns in a way that is similar to Kickstarter. What distinguishes Indiegogo different from Kickstarter is that projects can still keep the amount that is pledged even if they do not hit their goals. However, Indiegogo keeps a larger commission. Indiegogo also supports charitable causes unlike Kickstarter.

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SoundCloud raises funding at $700 million valuation

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SoundCloud is a startup where users upload and share music. The company has raised a new round of funding with a $700 million valuation. The company raised over $60 million in funding from Institutional Venture Partners and the Chernin Group, according to sources with The Wall Street Journal.

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Jessica Alba and Brian Lee’s The Honest Company Raises $25 Million Led By IVP

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The Honest Company is a multi-channel family brand that sells natural and non-toxic products.  The Honest Company has raised $25 million in a new round of funding led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and joined by ICONIQ Capital.  Existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners also participated in this round.  This new round adds to $27 million previously raised and will accelerate growth initiatives along with international expansion and new product development.
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Reggie Brown Filed A Lawsuit Against Snapchat Execs And Investors

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Snapchat founders Evan Spiegel (CEO) and Bobby Murphy (CTO) are being sued by Reggie Brown.  Brown was one of Spiegel’s and Murphy’s classmates at Stanford University.  Brown claimed that he came up with the idea for Snapchat where messages would disappear after reading them.  New information was filed on October 23rd by Brown.  Brown is also suing Snapchat’s investors.

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