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Pinterest Raises $225 Million, as Valuation Jumps to $3.8 Billion

Pinterest Raises $225 Million, as Valuation Jumps to $3.8 Billion | Content Marketing & Content Curation Tools For Brands | Scoop.it
The social network aims to begin operating in 10 more countries by year’s end and bolster its mobile services.
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Scoop.it raises $2.6 million from VCs

Scoop.it raises $2.6 million from VCs | Content Marketing & Content Curation Tools For Brands | Scoop.it
The Rude Baguette Scoop.it scoops up $2.6M in kerosene along with YouSendIt's Andrew Federici ...
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Pinterest raised $30M from SV Angel

Pinterest raised $30M from SV Angel | Content Marketing & Content Curation Tools For Brands | Scoop.it
SV Angel raised a $30 million fund to purchase shares of the popular online pinboard social network Pinterest from current investors, SV Angel's David Lee confirmed to VentureBeat today.
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Put total amount raised to nearly $170 million...

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Digg Sold To LinkedIn AND The Washington Post And Betaworks | TechCrunch

Sun Valley aside, the story of the day today is that social news site Digg has sold its remaining assets for $500K to the NYC-based tech firm Betaworks; While that number is indeed in the ballpark, we're hearing from multiple sources that the total..

 

Comment: TechCrunch evaluates the total sale of Digg's ass'etsto amount to $16 million -- not only the $500K the whole press is focussing on. Still, a huge loss for the investors who put $45 million into Digg.

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Pinterest Edges Closer to E-Commerce with $100 M Investment from Japanese eCommerce Giant Rakuten

The large Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten has confirmed it is leading a US$ 100 million investment in Pinterest, which will help the network expand to more international markets and solidify its business model.

 

Comment: Original post May 17 2012. Don't know how I could overlook that one!

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HootSuite raises $165 million

HootSuite raises $165 million | Content Marketing & Content Curation Tools For Brands | Scoop.it
HootSuite announced a $165 million investment in the company, putting its valuation in the likely $1 billion-plus range.
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Pinterest raises $200 million at a $2.5 billion valuation

Pinterest raises $200 million  at a $2.5 billion valuation | Content Marketing & Content Curation Tools For Brands | Scoop.it
Pinterest has raised a new funding round of $200 million, putting the company’s valuation at $2.5 billion. The company has exploded in the last few years as users have flocked to collect images across the web and pin them to virtual boards.
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Brings the total money raised to a stunning $338 million.

 

What would YOU do with that amount of money ? Sell $1 bills for 50 cents to quickly get to 200 million  users ? You got it, that's the winning business model by US standards. The idea is to preempt competition by overfunding 1 winning startup. I does work (Facebook), albeit not all the time (see Groupon) . To be fair, it also requires a great product and Pinterest is one simple, attractive, addictive, viral tool.

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Lyst’s Secret to Social Commerce Sales: Content + Commerce Curation

Lyst’s Secret to Social Commerce Sales: Content + Commerce Curation | Content Marketing & Content Curation Tools For Brands | Scoop.it

[...] social commerce startup Lyst, aggregator and curator of blog and deal content from the fashion world has just received a $5 million funding from DFJ...

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Shareaholic closes $3 million Series A after reaching 270 million monthly users

Shareaholic closes $3 million Series A after reaching 270 million monthly users | Content Marketing & Content Curation Tools For Brands | Scoop.it

Link sharing and analytics startup Shareaholic has just announced it has closed a $3 million Series A round led by Kepha Partners and past investors

 

Comment: Of Course Shareaholic does NOT have 270 million monthly users, they're extrapolating to the number of people who've viewed links from their users

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TechCrunch | Siri Sibling Trapit Raises $6.2 Million Series A From Horizons

TechCrunch | Siri Sibling Trapit Raises $6.2 Million Series A From Horizons | Content Marketing & Content Curation Tools For Brands | Scoop.it

"Personalized web search tool Trapit, often called the sister to Apple's Siri because both were built on the same artificial intelligence project from DARPA and SRI, has just raised $6.2 million in Series A funding."

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