Whisper, the popular anonymous secret-sharing app, has reportedly landed new funding from venture capitalists that gives the company a valuation of $200 million.
The new round, coming six months after its previous funding round, totals just less than $30 million, multiple sources close to the situation told Recode. Combined with the $21 million raised in September and $3 million last April, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup has raised nearly $54 million in less than a year.
Led by Shasta Ventures and Thrive Capital, the round also reportedly included China's Tencent Holdings, which announced Sunday it had taken a 15 percent stake in Chinese online retailer JD.com. … Read more