Hopin, the virtual events startup based in London, has more than doubled in value over the last four months after a $400 million Series C funding round at a $5.65 billion valuation. In a blog post on Thursday, Hopin’s founder Johnny Boufarhat disclosed the valuation, which came as part of the investment co-led by Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst, with IVP also participating. The...
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If news media coverage is anything to go by, the biggest drama on Netflix right now isn’t “Squid Game” but the internal company battle over Dave Chappelle’s comedy special. And what’s striking is how differently Netflix management has handled this free speech issue from how other tech executives—such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—have handled similar content debates. (Tip of the hat to my...
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