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AUG 20, 2014 - Business Insider

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Big VCs Are Getting Greedy And Hogging Hot Deals For Themselves, Say Angels

There are benefits to being an angel investor. They can be the first money into companies that eventually become enormous, such as Uber and Airbnb. For example, the first investors in Uber put money in when the company was only worth $4 million. Now Uber is a $17 billion+ company.  But as soon as a company becomes big enough to ...

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AUG 19, 2014 - Huffington Post

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BuzzFeed Editor Admits Deleting Posts Wasn't Such A 'Well-Thought-Through Process'

When it came to light earlier this summer that BuzzFeed had deleted thousands of posts in April, many wondered why the online news site would wipe out so many stories -- and do so completely under the radar. It turns out that BuzzFeed's Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith isn't really entirely sure, either. Smith told Poynter's Craig Silverman on Monday that the ...

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AUG 11, 2014 - PandoDaily

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Not content to be the new HuffPo, Buzzfeed raises another $50M to be like VICE too

Last night, Buzzfeed announced a $50 million round from Andreessen Horowitz at an $850 million valuation. [Disclosure: Andressen Horowitz partners Marc Andreessen, Chris Dixon, and Jeff Jordan are personal investors in Pando]  In the grand scheme of wild funding rounds at even wilder valuations, this one is comparatively sober. Buzzfeed is expected to turn a profit on $100 million in revenue this year, and the ...

Tags: Not content to be the new HuffPo, Buzzfeed raises another $50M to be like VICE too,  Andreessen Horowitz Latest News

AUG 11, 2014 - GigaOM

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Can a billion-dollar media entity be run like a startup? BuzzFeed gets $50M to find out

BuzzFeed has closed a new financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz that values the company at close to a billion dollars. But can founder Jonah Peretti make BuzzFeed a globe-spanning media entity without losing the new-media DNA that got it to where it is? Can a billion-dollar media entity be run like a startup? BuzzFeed gets $50M to find out ...

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AUG 11, 2014 - Fast Company

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BuzzFeed Reportedly Worth $850M After $50M Investment From Andreessen Horowitz

What happens when new media stops being new?Over 150 million people visit BuzzFeed every month to scroll through lists, complete quizzes, write comments, and, increasingly, to read thoughtful, zeitgeisty, and well-reported journalism. But where does the web's premier viral content factory--and one that has fundamentally changed the tone of the web, to say nothing of the dozens of copycats it ...

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