When a startup goes public: the price to be paid

TechCrunch is reporting that Twitter, the social media company, has been awarded a $3 billion Series A round, bringing its total funding to $10 billion.

The round was led by Accel Partners, which invested in the company earlier this year.

Accel’s previous investments included Uber and Spotify.

The Twitter round is valued at $4.4 billion.

Twitter had raised $1.3 billion during the last round.

The company had already been valued at over $5 billion.