Funding & Acquisitions

Funding & Acquisitions

Talenthouse, a creative crowdsourcing platform has secured an undisclosed investment in a round led by Starwatch & ProSiebenSat.1. Artists Dave Stewart’s First Artist Bank, Gerard Butler and Jean Pigozzi also participated in the round. Funds will be used to improve tech and will for hiring engineering talent. Link

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Pinterest has raised $200M with participation from Andreessen as well as SV Angel, Bessemer Venture Partners, Fidelity, FirstMark Capital and Valiant Capital Partners. This Series F round values the company has $5B. Till date Pinterest has raised $764M. Recently it launched paid promoted pins. Link

 

Pinterest Hacked; Spammed with Weight Loss Pics

Techcrunch reports that Pinterest has been hacked and has been flooded with spam – which looks like weight loss before & after pics. I just checked my Pinterest account and it doesn’t seem to have affected. Although when I logged in it gave me a “Your account is in safe mode. To protect your pins from suspicious activity, please reset your password to secure your account.” warning. Link