How do you sell the technology company you founded for $1.8 billion and five years later file for personal bankruptcy? For Halsey Minor, it may have been a fascination with houses, hotels, horses and art.
Stripe Inc., a San Francisco startup with an online-payment system, attracted funding from Sequoia Capital and other investors valuing the company at $100 million, said two people with knowledge of the transaction.
Facebook Inc.’s initial public offering is poised to create some 850 new millionaires, spawning a new class of angel investors looking to help other startups build on the popularity of the biggest social network.
Frank Fudem, a San Francisco broker for office tenants, realized that rents in the city were about to spike as Twitter Inc. agreed to move to a gritty neighborhood and leasing by technology companies started to accelerate.