The Snapchat funding story continues to evolve, with Kleiner Perkins now reportedly taking part in the round that values the messaging app at $10 billion.
The anonymous sharing iOS (s aapl) app Secret has raised close to $10 million from Google (s GOOG) Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a round valuing it at over $40 million, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing unidentified sources. The company had previously raised $1.2 million in seed funding, with Google and Kleiner Perkins both participating then as well. Secret also released an update on Friday that lets users share secrets to their social networks and view secrets by location — features that might make the app more appealing to a larger audience.
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VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers wants to support good design by investing in good design students.
Two top VCs talk about the big data analytics opportunity and Lew Cirne talks about doing more with the data New Relic already collects.
Chalmers and Nick Sturiale aim to make Ignition a bigger VC name outside of the Bellevue-Redmond-Seattle nexus.
After a couple tough years as HP chairman, Lane loses that gig and now faces a $100M tax bill from the IRS.
Looking to get in early on a potentially disruptive technology, Silicon Valley’s top investors have teamed up to form the Glass Collective, committing to the technology and supporting developers building for it.
When building successful apps, both designers and engineers have to remember that they are on the same team, said Kleiner Perkins’ Michael Abbott at Structure: Data 2013 Wednesday.
Path, which got into privacy related hot water in early 2012, found about 3,000 minors (below 13) on its network, purged them and now has reached a settlement with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to become COPPA compliant.