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