"Sequoia participated in three separate financing rounds over the past three years, according to people familiar with the matter, with a total of more than $60 million invested in WhatsApp. The majority of Sequoia’s ownership was purchased in the initial $8 million Series A round. Sequoia led all three rounds of venture funding, according to sources, and the majority of that investment came in the final $50 million Series C round that closed in 2013 (which went unreported).WhatsApp: Sequoia’s Second Big Facebook App Deal | Re/code
That places Sequoia’s stake somewhere in the high teens, sources said, which could ultimately land Sequoia with an investment return windfall in the neighborhood of $3 billion, based on the $16 billion acquisition price on Wednesday."
Thursday, February 20, 2014
WhatsApp: Sequoia’s Second Big Facebook App Deal | Re/code
Even better than the ROI on their Instagram investment (check the full article for more details)