Pinterest Raises $100 Million, Now Valued at $1.5 Billion

Rakuten and Pinterest logos

Pinterest has just raised a big new round of funding — a total of $100 million, valuing the company at $1.5 billion.

The investment has been led by Rakuten, a major Japanese e-commerce company. As well as giving Pinterest a healthy cushion of cash, the deal signals the start of a partnership between Pinterest and Rakuten that should help Pinterest with its international expansion.

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