BlackRock has offered to buy about $80M in Twitter stock from early employees that would value...

BlackRock has offered to buy about $80M in Twitter stock from early employees that would value the company at more than $9B, reports the FT. This is above the $8.4B Twitter was valued at in its last major funding round in 2011, but below the $10B-$11B valuation in 2 smaller transactions late in 2012.
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  • Stone Fox Capital
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    just an offer...
    26 Jan 2013, 06:27 PM Reply Like
  • LYogi
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    Twitter whenever it goes public is going to be an amazing stock to own. The sky's the limit, I see twitter existing longer than Facebook
    26 Jan 2013, 09:02 PM Reply Like
  • Davidoff
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    A site valued at $9B, the world must be going crazy again. The next bubble is already coming...
    26 Jan 2013, 09:51 PM Reply Like
  • value.seeker1001
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    I sure hope not.
    27 Jan 2013, 05:12 PM Reply Like
  • GaltMachine
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    The investing gains from startups these days are clearly happening in the private arena. The path to IPO used to be a sub $1 billion company that needed to raise money to hit the next level hence the potential leverage of returns for IPO investors.


    When you eliminate all the upside before it hits the mkt, the only people that benefit are the ones selling the stock at the IPO date. Someday investors will wake up and hopefully get rid of SarBox for small cap companies. We have literally destroyed the small IPO market as a result of Congressional overreach but what else is new?


    The Fat Finger of Government is everywhere.
    27 Jan 2013, 11:26 AM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    I agree with you lol. SarbOx was passed in response to Enron, correct? Is there something else we can pass that will still help bring legitimacy to accounting/audits while reducing costs for smaller companies? Any ideas?
    27 Jan 2013, 02:40 PM Reply Like
  • Philip Marlowe
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    If you do not like sox, then feel free to invest in chinese companies, where the only limit to higher earnings is the cfo's imagination. Personally, i would prefer to actually have financial reports that i can trust.


    It is true that tech startups hate sox, but that does not mean sox is a bad thing. We saw the reasons with facebook -- sometimes when you have to do honest accounting the results do not quite measure up with the hype. As an investor, i prefer to have sox around. You can always choose to believe the hype if you want. But having more reliable information is always an advantage.
    27 Jan 2013, 04:29 PM Reply Like
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