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Technology Stocks : Meta Platforms, Inc. (Facebook)

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To: Kirk © who wrote (91)2/17/2012 6:26:57 PM
From: Glenn Petersen2 Recommendations  Read Replies (2) of 3762
Peter Thiel reportedly invested $500,000 in Facebook at a $4.8 million valuation. An alternative version of the story has him lending $700,000 to Mark Zuckerberg and eventually converting it into a 7.5% position in Facebook. Regardless of which version is correct, at the time of the S-1 filing he owned a 2.5% position. Not a bad return.

I have yet to find a clean valuation time line. This one is not bad:

Another from November 2010:

May 2005: Facebook raises $12.7 million in venture capital from Accel Partners, at a rumored valuation of $100 million.

April 2006: Facebook raises $27.5 million from Greylock Partners and Meritech Capital, for a reported $525 million pre-money valuation.

October 2007: Microsoft invests $240 million for a 1.6% stake in Facebook, valuing the company at $15 billion.

May 2009: Digital Sky Technologies invests $200 million for a 1.96% stake, bringing Facebook's value to $10 billion, a drop of more than $5 billion from Microsoft's investment.

January 2010: Offers to buy Facebook's private company stock on SecondMarket place Facebook's valuation at $14 billion.

June 2010: A report by Elevation Partners pegged Facebook's value at $23 billion.

July 2010: A report by Next Up Research pegged Facebook's value at $12 billion.

August 2010: Shareholder trading values Facebook at more than $33 billion.

November 15, 2010: Facebook's worth pegged at $41 billion.

November 19, 2010: Facebook shares sold at a $34 billion valuation.

November 22, 2010: Investors sell portion of stake in Facebook at a price valuing Facebook at $35 billion.

November 30, 2010: Facebook reaches value of $50 billion based on private market transactions.
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