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As Snapchat Grows Up, It Must Retain Its Youth

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http://techcrunch.com – It has been quite a week for Snapchat. The young company closed a huge $80 million Series A round at an $800 million pre-money valuation. Young co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy earned a cool $10 million each in a secondary offering. The company even rolled out a service for kids. Now, the founders will try to keep their heads down and out of the spotlight as they work to grow the product and company. I first saw Snapchat in the fall of 2011, in my sophomore year at Stanford; a senior, Evan Spiegel, who I vaguely knew through mutual friends (disclosure at the bottom), had made the app (IT news)