Journalists Appreciate Accurate Data on Private Company Financings

VC Experts

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Journalists, bloggers and various other media outlets often reach out to the team at VC Experts because of our innate ability to gather private company financing details, including share prices, stock splits, valuations, and other unique data often overlooked through other sources.

VC Experts Intelligence Database racked up more than 20,000 new private company regulatory filings in 2014 (*more than just Form D’s on file with the SEC). Because of our unique dataset we were mentioned in the media quite a few times. We have listed below some of the “media darlings” that drew the most attention.

During the year we also entered into a strategic partnership with ACE Portal, and our data is now available on S&P Capital IQ- you can see the press releases below. Our Founders, Joe Bartlett and Ross Barrett, played a big part in keeping the conversation going about the importance of accurate data and private company transactions, check out some of their video interviews with ACE Portal below.


2014 Private Company Press Mentions

DROPBOX
Latest Dropbox funding round may have been $450 million, nearly double earlier reports - Forbes
WHATSAPP
WhatsApp Was Valued At ~$1.5B In Final Round Before Sale - TechCrunch
Sequoia Capital's faith in WhatsApp startup results in $3 billion return - San Jose Mercury News
SERVICEMAX
ServiceMax raises $71 million for field service cloud software - San Francisco Business
CLOUDERA
Much Of Intels $740M Cloudera Investment Likely Went To Existing Shareholders - TechCrunch

Cloudera agrees to raise $200 million, valuation up to $1.84 billion - San Francisco Business
HOUZZ
Home Deco Site Houzz Raises $150M At A $2.3B Post-Money Valuation - TechCrunch

Online Home Improvement Company Houzz Looking to Raise At $2.3Billion Valuation - Forbes
OPEN GARDEN
Could This App Create A Free, Secret Web? - Forbes
BOX
Box authorizes raising $150 million as IPO market for cloud computing cools - San Francisco Business
ZOCDOC
ZocDoc raising $152 million at $1.6 billion valuation - Fortune
SNAPCHAT
Snapchat Authorizes Mystery Share Sale - Forbes
UBER
Uber raises $1.2 billion, putting its value at $40 billion - CNBC
Uber Might be Dealing with Problems but is Now Worth $41 Billion - Tech Times
Uber Confirms New $1.2B Funding Round At $40B Valuation - TechCrunch
Uber files to sell $1.8 billion of new stock
- Fortune
Uber CEO Kalanick Likely A Billionaire After $18.2 Billion Valuation - Forbes
THUMBTACK
The List Killer: How Thumbtack Plans To Be Your One-Stop Local Services Shop For
Plumbers, Chefs And Belly Dancers
- Forbes
SQUARE
Square raises $100 million at $6 billion valuation - Fortune
Square raises $100 million at $6 billion valuation - San Jose Mercury News
INSTACART
Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Rings Up $210 Million Investment - Forbes
ENDER LABS
Room Scheduling Startup Raises $1.5 Million From Google Ventures, Marc Benioff, Zetta Venture Partners - Forbes
WEWORK
WeWork raises $355M at nearly $5B valuation, plans IPO - VentureBeat
PALANTIR
Palantir Aiming To Raise $400 Million In New Round - Forbes

Palantir Raises $50 Million Of Reported $400 Million Round - TechCrunch
JAWBONE
Jawbone's Missing Christmas - BloombergView
Jawbone Makes Progress On Its $250 Million Funding Round As Apple Watch Looms Over - Forbes

Be sure to check out our Report Center for individual company reports and industry aggregate reports.

We also compiled a few lists from our Intelligence Database:

  • The Hottest Startups of 2014 - Forbes

  • These 18 Companies Achieved $1B+ Valuations in 2014 - VentureBeat


  • 2014 Press Releases

    Private Company Transaction Data from VC Experts Now on S&P Capital IQ Platform

    The VC Experts content will prove very beneficial to our Investment Banking, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Corporate clientele who utilize our desktop, data and third party investment research in their deal analysis, said Keith Ackerman - Managing Director of S&P Capital IQ's Research Network and, Strategic Research Partnerships. "Investors using our platform will be able to even more effectively negotiate term sheets, calculate valuations, source deals, and price transactions with more transparency and confidence, which is precisely the intelligence they expect from us."


    Proposed SEC Rule Expected to Eliminate More Than Half of Angel Investment Capital

    "I do not know of any issues of importance to our economy that can match the imperative of maintaining accredited investor status as it now exists," said Joseph Bartlett, VC Experts Co-Founder. "The cornerstone of economic growth in the United States since World War II has been the availability of venture capital for the likes of Microsoft, Google, Apple. It is, of course, true that many (or most) business startups fail; but if the solution is deemed to be steps to minimalize the opportunities for startups to get funding, we are approaching the end of the road."


    VC Experts Joins Forces with ACE Portal & NYSE

    “The integration of VC Experts’ insights, data and analysis into ACE’s transaction management platform furthers our goal of improving the market for private placements by bringing greater efficiency to the private placement process and making information more readily available to investors,” said ACE chief executive officer Peter Williams.


    2014 Videos

    What Investors Need to Know About Deal Terms and Conditions

    Joe Bartlett on the role of VC Experts

    Investor Verification Versus Suitability on Direct Investments

    Fundraising for Emerging Growth Companies Post Jobs Act

    Panel Discussion: The Growth of Private Company Investing - Online Platforms, Accurate Data, & Robust Analytics