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DealBook: Pinterest Raises $100 Million


Pinterest, which allows users to share photographs, recipes and other media on custom "pinboards," raised $100 million in a funding round led by the Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten.


How Double Fine Raised $3.3 million on Kickstarter and Changed Game Financing Forever

When game company Double Fine first went to Kickstarter, they were aiming high. They hoped to raise $400,000 to fund an upcoming adventure game. When their campaign concluded last night, they had raised 3.3 million, a Kickstarter record. Financing for indie games might never be the same again.


Audiophilic startup SoundCloud raises a reported $50M

SoundCloud, a startup focusing on audio-sharing in social media, has announced a new (and reportedly sizable) round of funding. The round, which was led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, may have been as large as $50 million, TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher reports. A SoundCloud rep confirmed all the details except the amount in an email exchange with VentureBeat this afternoon.


Most Entrepreneurs Should Never Bring On Investors

Most Entrepreneurs Should Never Bring On Investors

There is so much written these days about how to attract investors that most entrepreneurs "assume" they need funding, and don't even consider a plan for "bootstrapping," or self-financing their startup. Yet, according to many sources, over 90 percent of all businesses are started and grown with no equity financing, and many others would have ...


Twitter Announces Funding

Twitter said it received a "significant" round of funding led by Russian venture firm Digital Sky Technologies.


Analysis: Young start-ups demand steeper prices from VCs

A year ago, Mike Maples's investment firm, Floodgate, was investing in young companies at a pace of two or three every quarter. Now, he's backed just one start-up all year and puts a big chunk of the blame on spiraling price tags.


LivingSocial Raises $400 Million For Expansion

LivingSocial Raises $400 Million For Expansion

LivingSocial has raised $400 million to help fuel its expansion and keep up with rival coupon website Groupon.


Top 10 Sources Of Funding For Start-ups

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