Archive for June 2008

LinkedIn worth $1,000,000,000?

LinkedIn today announced it raised $53 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1 billion. The new round is led by Bain Capital, bringing the total money raised by the company to about $80 million. The latest valuation: $1 billion.

How do they do that?

Vista Print sells business cards for the same price that other companies charge for shipping. Does anybody know how they do that? By ‘hiding’ the cost in the shipping fees:

Slow: 21 Days – $9.19
Standard: 14 Days – $13.19
Priority: 7 Days – $17.44
Rush+: 3 Business Days – $29.48

On actual cost of about $1.45.

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