Snapchat Said to Seek Up to $19 Billion Value in Funding – Bloomberg Business (Bloomberg) — Snapchat Inc. is seeking a new round of funding that would value the company as high as $19 billion, a person with knowledge of the matter said, making it the third-most valuable venture-backed company in the world. Snapchat, which makes a mobile application for sending photos and videos that disappear within seconds, wants to

The mobile market in 2015 will focus on these 4 trends Chris Cunningham, Global Head of Mobile at ironSource, will be moderating one of Mobile Summit’s fireside sessions.Taking place February 23 and 24, Mobile Summit is limited to 180 senior-level execs who tackle the most urgent mobile issues facing them in 2015. It’s not too late to apply for one of the remaining seats. 2014 was the year that mobile stopped being the next big thing

Techstars Ventures Raises New $150M Fund – Techstars Today, we are unveiling our third and newest Techstars Ventures fund. Techstars Ventures 2014 is a $150M seed and series A fund. The fund’s strategy is to invest in companies emerging from the Techstars ecosystem, which includes Techstars accelerator program graduates, new companies started by Techstars alumni, and companies formed by Techstars mentors. Since 2007, companies in our ecosystem of founders, alumni

About the report • PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association produce the MoneyTree™ Report, based on data from Thomson Reuters • ‘Core’ measure of equity investments in venture-backed companies in the United States • Companies have received at least one round of financing, involving a professional VC firm or equivalent • Captures: tranches, not term sheets, foreign VCs, qualified private placement • Excludes: debt, bridge loans, recaps, roll-ups, IPOs,