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Yahoo Buys Tumblr

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On May 20th, Yahoo confirmed that it will buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion with mostly cash and will close in the second half of 2013.  One notable aspect of the deal, however, is that Yahoo’s price and Tumblr’s implied valuation is 85x Tumblr’s $13M of revenue.  Makes one wonder what other sort of valuations are reasonable for other up and coming startups. To read more about the deal, click here.

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In VC Relationships the Broader, the Better

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When a hurricane or tornado hits, what are the trees most likely to survive? The ones with the deeper roots naturally.  And so too is the case when it comes to an entrepreneur’s relationship with his/her VC.  Entrepreneur-turned-VC Mark Suster details the critical value that broadening one’s relationship with a VC firm can have for a startup in his latest blog post.  To read it in full, click here.