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Instacart Authorizes $600M Series F Preferred Stock, Valuation close to $7 Billion

Instacart, the grocery delivery service that allows users to select groceries from items at stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Safeway, and Costco via a mobile phone or the Web, as raised a new round of financing. The Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation was filed 10/16/2018, and authorized $600M worth of new equity. If [...]

JUUL Creates a Smoke Ring Around $14.72B Valuation

E-Cigarette  start-up, JUUL Labs, is now valued at $14.72B according to the Prime Unicorn Index. The Series E round was a major up swing from their prior rounds, going from $3.10 per share to $179.25 per share.

Update: Bird Rides Files For Another $150M, 2 Weeks After Authorizing $200M

Bird Rides, an electric scooter sharing service, filed another Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation on 6/15/2018 authorizing $150M of Series C-1 Preferred Stock. If all of the authorized shares are issued then the Post-Money Valuation would be north of $2B. Funding began only a year ago for the scooter company with a Seed round [...]

ThoughtSpot Raises $145M, Gets Closer To Unicorn Status

ThoughtSpot, a big data and analytics software company, filed an Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation on April 2, 2018 confirming a $145M investment. This latest Series D round puts their post-money valuation closer to Unicorn status at $888M. Backers included General Catalyst, Khosla, Future Fund, Lightspeed, and Sapphire Ventures. Co-Founder Ajeet Singh, who previously [...]

Unicorn Brief: Samsara Networks Raises $50M at $1.3B Valuation

Samsara Networks more than doubled their valuation with their latest Series D investment of $50M from Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst.  Here's a look at the Share Price Analysis between Common and Preferred: Total investments of $129M deepens their strong financial position. The new funding builds on Samsara’s already-strong financial position, providing the company with [...]

Unicorn Brief: Lyft raises $200 M

On the heels of partnering with CVS and Walgreens, Lyft raises an extra $200M on top of the $1.5B already raised in their Series H round. Magna, a Canadian automotive part supplier, is investing $200 million into Lyft for an equity stake, the companies said on Wednesday. They'll also work on self-driving car tech together, [...]

Unicorn Brief: Warby Parker Authorizes $75M Series E

JAND, Inc. (AKA Warby Parker) filed an Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation authorizing 4,771,902 shares of Series E Preferred Stock. Issue price for the Series E is $15.717 making it a possible $75M raise. Here's how JAND (Warby Parker) is tracking against the Prime Unicorn Index: