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Fidelity Writes Down Snapchat Holding by 2 Percent

  • Snapchat had raised funds at $16 billion valuation last year
  • Fidelity also marked down Snapchat shares in September
People take pictures in front of of the headquarters of the photo sharing app SnapChat on the strand at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg
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Snapchat Inc.’s valuation was cut by 2 percent in December by one of its largest investors. This was Fidelity Investmentssecond writedown of the photo-sharing app maker in three months.

Mutual funds have recently marked down the values of their stakes in several private technology companies, including Dropbox Inc. and Zenefits. The moves are another jolt of sobriety for Silicon Valley startups as they face a tighter fundraising environment.