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Maria Heeter


Maria Heeter is a venture capital reporter covering late-stage private startups, venture capital investors and IPOs. Before joining The Information, she covered real estate at Bloomberg News, led the student newspaper of the Claremont Colleges and reported on business and Covid-19 for The Sacramento Bee. In 2022, Heeter graduated with a degree in economics from Scripps College. Based in New York City, she can be reached at [email protected] or via Signal/Telegram at +1 (323) 917-1191.

Viral Patel, global head of technology investing for Blackstone Credit. Art by Clark Miller.

Upper90 Closes $180 Million Fund for Asset-Based Startup Lending

Aug. 5, 2022 · 4:59 PM PDT
The fund is the latest targeting debt-based financing for startups
Illustration by Jesus Escudero.
Art by Mike Sullivan.

Esports Heavyweight FaZe Clan Goes Public in $725 Million SPAC Deal

July 20, 2022 · 1:06 PM PDT
The gaming company was previously valued at $1 billion

Activist Investor Elliott Management Takes Stake in Pinterest

July 14, 2022 · 3:51 PM PDT
Elliott holds a 9% stake in the social media company, according to a report
Miguel Fernandez. Photo courtesy of Capchase
Illustration by Laurent Hrybyk

Klarna to Raise Cash at $6.5 Billion Valuation in Dramatic Down Round

July 1, 2022 · 11:59 AM PDT
The installment loan provider fetched a $46 billion valuation in June
Yoni Assia, chief executive officer of eToro Ltd. Photo: Bloomberg.

Venture Firm Accel Closes $4 Billion Late-stage Fund

June 22, 2022 · 3:22 PM PDT
The fund will give capital to existing portfolio companies and newcomers
Illustration by Jesus Escudero.

Short-Video Platform Triller Scraps SeaChange Merger Plans, Plans Listing

June 14, 2022 · 2:00 PM PDT
The two companies said it wouldn't be possible to complete the merger before the June 30 deadline

EV Startup Electric Last Mile Solutions to Liquidate

June 13, 2022 · 10:58 AM PDT
The Michigan-based startup went public via SPAC in June 2021

Tiger Global Cuts Management Fees After Steep Loss

June 2, 2022 · 1:54 PM PDT
The investor’s hedge fund fell 14.2% last month as public holdings nosedived

Seatgeek Scraps SPAC Plans, Citing Market Volatility

June 1, 2022 · 4:02 PM PDT
Deal would have valued the combined sports SPAC and ticket platform at $1.35 billion

Fidelity Cuts Stripe and Reddit Valuations Amid Tech Stock Downturn

June 1, 2022 · 10:17 AM PDT
The mutual fund company also lowered its valuation of ByteDance and Instacart private shares.