Question-and-answer site Quora Inc., started by two of Facebook’s earliest employees, Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever, has raised $50 million in a new financing that values it at $400 million, up from a valuation of around $86 million two years ago, said people familiar with the matter.
The new financing round is being led by Facebook board member Peter Thiel, who invested with his own personal funds. Other investors in the new round include Silicon Valley venture-capital firm Northbirdge Venture Partners, which made the investment through its partner Jonathan Heiliger, who until last year ran Facebook’s infrastructure.
Facebook Mafia, indeed. Congrats Adam & Charlie!