Finance: What is mark to market?

What is mark to market? Is it when Mark Zuckerberg writes the stock market a letter, thanking it for being a friend?

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invested say 20 million dollars in the B round they would have seen the C round

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done at maybe double the valuation and while that mutual fund would then

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mark to market or mark up their twenty million dollar investment to now be

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worth forty million dollars even though the stock of goog was not yet publicly

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traded and then it came along the D round which was done at triple the [D round investment appears]

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valuation of the C round so then those shares of goog would have to be again

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marked up or marked to the new current market valuation which was three times

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the previous rounds valuation of 40 million aka a hundred twenty million

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bucks today eventually the company did go public and there was no longer need [Google stock price rises on graph]

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to mark its value to the market because well the market valued it basically

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every second of the trading day if you want to learn more about all this stuff

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well then you can just you know google it