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Reddit just raised a new round that values the company at $1.8 billion

Reddit, the 12-year-old, San Francisco-based online discussion platform that has long called itself the front page of the internet, just closed its biggest round ever, from a whole lot of investors, reports Recode. Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Coatue Management, Vy Capital, Fidelity, Y Combinator PresidentSam Altman, andSV AngelsRon Conway all chipped into the $200 million financing.The companys post-money valuation: $1.8 billion. All investors owned a previous stake in the company, save for Coatue, Vy Capital and Fidelity. The capital will be used to redesign Reddits famously cluttered homepage, co-founder and…

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Crunch Report | Y Combinator Wants In On The 3-Comma Club

Lyft launches a new self-driving division and will develop its own autonomous ride-hailing technology Y Combinator is reportedly raising a $1 billion fund Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Tito HamzeEdited by: Chris Gates Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the…

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Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise

Quora just became the unicorn of subjective human knowledge. After eight years carefully cultivating an intelligent question and answer community, its just raised an $85 million Series D round co-led by Collaborative Fund and Y Combinators Continuity Fund. Quora tells me its roughly doubled its valuation since our last fundraise of Quoras ads show a business name and description beneath a related question people are answering. The ad format is still in closed beta but DAngelo says so far the results are pretty promising, and that was something that was…

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