That funding round rumoured to value Clubhouse at $4bn has happened. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with DST Global, Tiger Global and Elad Gil chipping in.

“This will allow us to heavily scale our team to support international growth, invest in localization and accessibility features, launch more programs like the Creator First accelerator to help creators get paid, invest deeply in discovery to help people find the best rooms, and continue to scale our support and community health teams,” promised the company.

Clubhouse did not say how much it raised, nor did it give a valuation, although Reuters cites a source as confirming the $4bn figure for the latter.

The news came as reports about Facebook’s plans for Clubhouse-style features heated up. The social network is expected to announce its social audio plans later today (19 April). According to Vox, this will include an audio version of video-chat feature Rooms; a Clubhouse-style new feature with speakers on a virtual stage; the ability to post voice messages to your own Facebook feed; and some kind of Spotify-connected podcast discovery tool.

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