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Silicon Valley's VC Firm Partner Dismissed Over Disturbing Lawsuit of Sexual Abuse

A lawsuit filed on March 8 claimed that Sequoia Capital’s partner Michael Goguen has sexually, physically, and emotionally abused a woman for 12 years. Mr Goguen has been dismissed from the firm regarding the case and is seeking to file a cross complaint and prove he’s not guilty of the alleged crimes.

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Oracle Reports Quarterly Earnings

Oracle Acquires Ravello Systems for $500 million

It was confirmed on Monday that Israeli company Ravello was acquired by Oracle for $500 million. Ravello joins Oracle's cloud business with high hopes to take on giant tech companies like IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

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PayPal

PayPal to buy digital money transfer provider Xoom

PayPal Inc said it would buy digital money transfer provider Xoom Corp (XOOM.O) for $890 million as it muscles into a growing international remittance market and expand in countries like Mexico, India and China ahead of a spinoff from eBay Inc (EBAY.O).

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Shen Nanpeng

PicsArt scores $15m from Sequoia and Insight Venture Partners

Photo-sharing app, PicsArt Photo Studio (PicsArt), which lets its 65 million plus active users creatively edit photos into works of art, has raised $15 million in new funding led by leading global private equity and venture capital firms, Insight Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital.

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IPO

Marketing software provider HubSpot files for IPO

Marketing software provider HubSpot Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Monday for an initial public offering of common stock.

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FutureAdvisor

Investment service FutureAdvisor raises $15.5 million to fund its growth

FutureAdvisor, a San Francisco-based investment advisory service geared toward investors with between $100,000 and $1 million to invest, said it raised $15.5 million in funding to build its business.

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SimpliSafe

Sequoia enters home security arena with SimpliSafe investment

Sequoia Capital entered the home security and automation arena by making a minority investment in Boston, US-based company SimpliSafe to take advantage of the lucrative situation of the present do-it-yourself home security market.

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AgilOne

California marketing platform AgilOne bags $25M in Series C funding

Mountain View, US-based marketing platform developer AgilOne bagged $25 million in its Series C funding round from undisclosed investors to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) grow using big data.

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JuMei

Chinese cosmetics retailer JuMei to raise $400M in US IPO

Beijing, China-based online cosmetics and perfume retailer JuMei filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US to raise $400 million, based in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Kenshoo

San Francisco digital marketing firm Kenshoo secures $20M in funding

San Francisco, US-based digital marketing tool developer Kenshoo secured $20 million in a funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures to launch its predictive media optimization platform.

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Clever

Clever bags $10.3M in Series A round to make teachers' lives less tedious

Sequoia Capital led the $10.3 million Series A round for education technology startup Clever that helps teachers avoid the tedious work of manual data entry, VentureBeat reported.

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Percolate

US-based social media management startup Percolate lands $24M in Series B funding

New York, US-based social media management startup Percolate landed $24 million in a Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital to help companies monitor conversations and create content on social media.

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WhatsApp

Sequoia Capital and Jim Goetz emerge as winners in Facebook-WhatsApp $16B deal

From the viewpoint of venture capital, the real victors of the recently-announced acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook are Sequoia Capital and Partner Jim Goetz, TechCrunch reported.

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Atlanta

Atlanta investors favor early stage deals: report

Investors in Atlanta and the State of Georgia in general are now favoring angel, seed and Series A financing rounds more than later-stage deals, TechCrunch reported citing CrunchBase data.

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Truecaller

Sweden's Truecaller grabs $18.8M in Series B financing

Stockholm, Sweden-based mobile phone community Truecaller grabbed $18.8 million in a Series B financing round led by Sequoia Capital to help identify unknown phone callers and block spam calls.

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