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  • BlackRock Acquires Sequoia-Backed FutureAdvisor

    BlackRock Acquires Sequoia-Backed FutureAdvisor

    BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is acquiring FutureAdvisor, a five-year-old, San Francisco-based online financial advisory firm that aims to help people manage their investment accounts. According to the Financial Times, FutureAdvisor was picked up for between $150 million and $200 million. The company had raised $21.5 million from investors, shows CrunchBase. Read More

  • Zuora $115M Investment Round Validates Subscription Approach

    Zuora $115M Investment Round Validates Subscription Approach

    Zuora, the company that helps customers manage their subscription models, today announced a massive $115M funding round involving not just Silicon Valley venture capitalists, but also public market investors. Those public market names include Wellington Management Company LLP and Blackrock Inc, as well as Premji and Passport Capital. Existing investors Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners… Read More

  • LS9 Raises $30 Million More To Replace Petroleum- With Plant-Based Fuel And Chemicals

    A new SEC filing revealed that LS9 — a biotechnology startup turning plant-based materials into fuel and chemicals for use within traditional petroleum-based systems — has raised a series D investment of $30 million. The round was led by BlackRock and joined by all of LS9’s previous investors: Flagship Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and CTTV… Read More