The Funded: Two big shutdowns, 3 IPO filings and a Walmart acquisition

A pair of high-profile, venture-backed companies from San Francisco have shut down in recent days. Path Inc., a mobile social networking company founded by former Facebook product manager Dave Morin and ex-Napster founders Dustin Mierau and Shawn Fanning, announced its end on Monday. The original idea was to limit each user to to just 50 friends and provide a more private alternative to Facebook. The friend restriction was later removed and the service peaked at around 15 million users with…

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The Funded: Two big shutdowns, 3 IPO filings and a Walmart acquisition