• Lance Armstrong hit the jackpot with an early $100,000 investment in Uber

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Lance Armstrong made a $100,000 investment in Uber when the company was worth $3.7 million.
    The company is now estimated to be worth $120 billion.
    Armstrong declined to say how much his investment is worth today, but said it's "too good to be true" and "saved" his family after he paid millions in lawsuits following his doping scandal.
    Lance Armstrong's early investment in Uber has paid off big time.
    In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Armstrong revealed that in 2009, he made a $100,000 investment in Chris Sacca's venture capital firm, Lowercase Capital. His investment was then mostly...
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  • Looker snags $103 million investment on $1.6 billion valuation

    Looker snags $103 million investment on $1.6 billion valuation

    5 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Looker has been helping customers visualize and understand their data for seven years now and today it got a big reward, a $103 million Series E investment on a $1.6 billion valuation.
    The round was led by Premji Invest with new investment from Cross Creek Advisors and participation from the company's existing investors. With today's investment Looker has raised $280.5 million, according the company.
    In spite of the large valuation, Looker CEO Frank Bien really wasn't in the mood to focus on that particular number, which he said was arbitrary, based on the economic conditions at the time...
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