Zuckerberg Is the Billion-Share Man: Who Owns What, Who Makes What in the Facebook IPO

Lots of investor funds, venture capitalists and individuals have a piece of the Facebook action. Here’s a rundown.
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Saudi Prince Invests $300M in Twitter

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal — the nephew of the Saudi Arabian King Abdullah, and one of the richest people in the world — has invested $300 million in Twitter.
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What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Zynga IPO (Insider Selling, Natch!)

So exactly how fecund is “FarmVille”? If reports hold, we’ll all find out today what the yield is from the online gaming phenom Zynga, which will finally be filing its regulatory documents sometime today. Here’s what to watch out for.
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Chinese E-Commerce Giant 360buy Raises $1.5 Billion From Russian Investment Group

China’s leading e-commerce Web site 360buy.com has raised a massive round of funding from Russian Internet investment group Digital Sky Technologies, known for investing in Groupon and Facebook. DST contributed $500 million of the $1.5 billion round, Reuters reports. The company, which is preparing for an IPO in 2013, previously raised funding from Wal-Mart Stores.

VCs Pay Up for Second(ary) Chance to Invest in Web Winners

Apparently some folks wanted extra cash to buy ultra-deluxe Christmas gifts last year. Current employees of private companies made up the largest single portion of stock sellers on SecondMarket in December, a huge leap from prior months.

Facebook Finally Acknowledges Goldman Sachs Deal, Says It's Done

Facebook finally issued a rare press release today to say it has raised a total of $1.5 billion at a $50 billion valuation from Goldman Sachs and its clients.

Facebook Finances Focus of Bloomberg TV Tonight

When companies file normal IPOs, they go into quiet periods. But there has been nothing quiet about the latest financing behind Facebook. Tonight, an hour-long special on the topic will air on Bloomberg TV, featuring interview clips from key investor Yuri Milner along with commentary on the controversial Goldman Sachs investment.

By the Numbers: Goldman Sachs Buddies Up With Facebook

Goldman Sachs is leading a new yet-to-be-completed investment into Facebook, as reported by the New York Times’ Dealbook tonight. Here are the key numbers:

Groupon Aims to Raise $950 Million at $4.75 Billion Valuation

After snubbing a $6 billion buyout offer from Google, Groupon is raising more money. Well, of course it is.

Who Might Be Twitter's New Investors? The Usual Suspects, Of Course!

Last week, MediaMemo’s Peter Kafka reported on a new funding effort by Twitter. Sources said the San Francisco microblogging phenom, which has seen huge growth of late, is considering a round of upward of $200 million. And who are the moneybags who might be the ones to keep Twitter CEO Dick Costolo in diamonds and furs–and away, for now, from the enticing clutches of a socially awkward and, thus, acquisition-minded Google? Read on….