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The Economist

Spotify makes its stockmarket debut

April 4, 2018 WHEN Spotify, a music-streaming service, went public on April 3rd, its founder, Daniel Ek, rang no bells on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Rather than the “pomp and circumstance” of an initial public offering, the Swedish firm, which is widely credited with turning round the fortunes of the … Continued

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The New York Times

Spotify Files to Go Public on the New York Stock Exchange

February 28, 2018 Spotify has already won over the music industry, and listeners worldwide, with an online streaming service that makes millions of songs instantly available. Now, it is ready to test its business model on Wall Street.

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The Real Deal

Opendoor raises $135M from Lennar Corp. and Fifth Wall fund for expansion

January 24, 2018 Funds will help expand Opendoor footprint and “trade-in” partnership with Lennar.  A San Francisco-based startup that helps people sell their old homes and simultaneously moves into new ones is partnering with Miami-based homebuilder Lennar Corp., and amassing real estate funding to more than double its footprint nationwide this year.

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Business Wire

Access Technology Ventures Leads $300 Million Investment Round for Essential Products Inc.

August 9, 2017 NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Access Technology Ventures, the venture capital and growth technology investment arm of privately held industrial group Access Industries, today announced its leading $100 million investment in the $300 million funding of Essential Products Inc., the smartphone maker founded by Andy Rubin, the creator of Android.

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The New York Times

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.4 Billion

June 16, 2017 Amazon agreed to buy the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.4 billion, in a deal that will instantly transform the company that pioneered online shopping into a merchant with physical outposts in hundreds of neighborhoods across the country.

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Wall Street Journal

Snapchat Parent Snap Inc. Files for IPO

February 2, 2017 Snap Inc. lifted the veil on its highly anticipated initial public offering, revealing a business that is growing at a torrid clip but that also faces challenges keeping users engaged, attracting new ones—and justifying a valuation that could reach $25 billion.

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The New York Times

While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks

November 30, 2016 Snap Inc., the parent company of the popular photo-messaging and storytelling app Snapchat, is having a productive autumn. A couple of weeks ago, Snap filed confidential documents for a coming stock offering that could value the firm at $30 billion, which would make it one of the largest initial public offerings in … Continued

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Billboard

Back in Black: Spotify UK Revenues Climb on Subscription Growth

October 14, 2016 The U.K. arm of Spotify bounced back into profitability last year, fueled by strong growth in subscription sales. According to the company’s latest set of financial results, which cover the year 2015, total revenues climbed to £187 million ($228 million), up from £159 million ($194 million) the previous year.

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