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Twitter closes massive funding round

September 8, 2011: 12:16 PM ET

Late last month, All Things D reported that Twitter's recent $800 million funding round was actually two funding rounds: A $400 million direct investment led by DST (already closed), and a $400 million secondary offering for existing Twitter shareholders (in process). Both were at a valuation in excess of $8 billion.

A source familiar with the situation tells me that the above breakdown is accurate, and that the secondary piece has now closed. Some early investors, like Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures, took advantage of the ability to swap in (some of their) shares. Some later-stage investors, like Benchmark Capital and Insight Venture Partners, did not...

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Dan Primack joined Fortune.com in September 2010 to cover deals and dealmakers, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road. Previously, Dan was an editor-at-large with Thomson Reuters, where he launched both peHUB.com and the peHUB Wire email service. In a past journalistic life, Dan ran a community paper in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He currently lives just outside of Boston.

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