Months after raising $100 million at a $3.5 billion valuation, Discord is in the process of wrapping up another fundraise, according to TechCrunch . The round would more double the chat app’s valuation to $7 billion, a massive step-up for the 5-year-old business. Discord has raised about $500 million from investors including IVP, Benchmark and Greylock Partners. The company’s voice, video and...
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I was about to sit down for coffee in Brooklyn with Meredith Whittaker when she started apologizing for the messages blowing up her phone. “Sorry, we’re launching our post-quantum protocol today,” she said while tapping away in—what else—her Signal app. Whittaker, the president of the Signal Foundation, the nonprofit behind the world’s most heavily encrypted...
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