Why did UberMedia just get more money?

June 2, 2011

Betting on a social media application company right now might not seem like a smart move – especially in Twitter’s environment. Nonetheless, DLD Ventures (part of Burda Digital) just pumped $5.6 mn into UberMedia’s coffers.

Was this a really a good play?

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SEC Likely to Bar Future Facebook-Style Transactions

March 28, 2011

Do you think the Goldman Sachs/Facebook deal was too good to be true? Let’s face it: finding a way to give your best investors $1.5 billion in access to the hottest pre-IPO company in the market is pretty amazing. And since “too good to be true” is usually followed by “not for long,” the SEC is already taking a look at whether the disclosure rules for privately held firms need to be rewritten, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Are Goldman Sachs and Facebook Trying to Sidestep Securities Regs?

March 28, 2011

It’s a sweetheart deal, really. Goldman Sachs is said to be raising $1.5 billion for Facebook, the NY Times reports, by creating a vehicle in which select high-net-worth investors can participate. This accompanies a $450 million investment by Goldman Sachs and $50 million from previous investor Digital Sky Technologies.

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LinkedIn Files for IPO!

March 27, 2011

Now, we know which social media company is going first. After more than a year of speculation about Facebook’s liquidity ambitions and whether Twitter would fall prey to a deep-pocketed acquirer, the smaller, quieter and likely better-managed LinkedIn has announced plans for an IPO.

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