Arik Hesseldahl

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Chip Start-Up Tabula Raises $108 Million From Crosslink, DAG Ventures

A Silicon Valley semiconductor start-up has raised one of the biggest funding rounds to come to that sector in years. The $108 million investment in Tabula Inc. is also notable because the company is targeting a market niche–programmable chips–that has attracted a number of other entrants that subsequently went out of business. The latest investment in Tabula brings the total raised by the company to $214 million. The investment was led by Crosslink Capital and DAG Ventures; existing investors include Benchmark, Balderton Capital, Greylock Partners, Integral Capital Partners and New Enterprise Associates.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald