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unionleader.com - Nathan Pascarella - Ask the Expert: Understanding corporate venture capital as startup funding
Ask the Expert: Understanding corporate venture capital as startup funding
UnionLeader.com

The range of funding sources for a new venture is well known, ranging from early “friends and family” and angel investors, small business loans, and institutional and corporate venture capital. The involvement and contributions of…

dailymail.co.uk - Fake meat grown in labs heralded as the eco-friendly future of food
Fake meat grown in labs heralded as the eco-friendly future of food
Mail Online

On Saturday, in our first extract from a mesmerising new book, JENNY KLEEMAN explored how we could soon live in a world devoid of intimacy — where thousands of sex robots are sold worldwide. In this second, equally haunting part, she unveils…

nytimes.com - Mike Isaac - Uber to Buy Postmates for $2.65 Billion
Uber to Buy Postmates for $2.65 Billion
The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has agreed to acquire the food delivery start-up Postmates for $2.65 billion, said two people with knowledge of the deal, as the ride-hailing firm aims to grow its presence in on-demand food delivery while its core…

ft.com - Andy Bounds, Enterprise Editor - VCTs call for rule changes to release £500m and help save jobs
VCTs call for rule changes to release £500m and help save jobs
Financial Times

UK venture capital investors have called for rule changes to allow them to put more cash into struggling early stage businesses during the pandemic downturn. Venture capital trusts are listed businesses that invest in start-ups but the owners of…

ft.com - Mercedes Ruehl in Singapore and Stephanie Findlay in New Delhi - India-China tensions block Chinese funding for Zomato
India-China tensions block Chinese funding for Zomato
Financial Times

The $3bn Indian food delivery start-up Zomato has been cut off from its biggest Chinese investor in the first major example of how Delhi's new foreign investment laws have hit funding. In January, Zomato announced it had secured $150m in fresh…

techcrunch.com - Kirsten Korosec - The Station: The startups edition
The Station: The startups edition
TechCrunch

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the…

bloomberg.com - Lucas Shaw - 'Hamilton' Is a Hit For Disney+. Will More Broadway Follow?
'Hamilton' Is a Hit For Disney+. Will More Broadway Follow?
Bloomberg

A recording of a five-year-old Broadway musical is the most talked about new movie in the U.S. during July 4 weekend – a time typically ruled by blockbusters like “Apollo 13,” “Back to the Future” and “Men…

benzinga.com - Javier Hasse - The Week In Cannabis: Stocks Underperform Broader Market, Bad News For Zynerba, Organigram And More
The Week In Cannabis: Stocks Underperform Broader Market, Bad News For Zynerba, Organigram And More
Benzinga

It was a relatively quiet week ahead of the Fourth of July. Nonetheless, a handful of announcements had the cannabis markets buzzing. Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) plummeted after the company, focused on the development of cannabinoid-based…

barrons.com - Ed Lin - Big DraftKings Investor Bought Up an Embattled Biotech Stock
Big DraftKings Investor Bought Up an Embattled Biotech Stock
Barron's

A venture-capital firm that is one of DraftKings' largest investors recently bought up more shares of biotech Magenta Therapeutics. An Atlas Venture affiliate paid $10 million on June 29 for 1.25 million additional Magenta shares (ticker: MGTA), a…

livemint.com - Anirudh Laskar - BillDesk plans to sell-off business for $2.5 billion
BillDesk plans to sell-off business for $2.5 billion
Livemint

MUMBAI: Domestic payment gateway BillDesk is once again in the market looking for buyers after its promoters attempted to sell it unsuccessfully two years ago. Domestic payment gateway BillDesk is once again in the market looking for buyers after…

forbes.com - Louis Columbus - The Top 25 Enterprise Software Startups To Watch In 2020
The Top 25 Enterprise Software Startups To Watch In 2020
Forbes

Despite a down year for enterprise software spending, revenue from cloud-based enterprise apps will grow 6.8% this year according to Gartner. There are 15,761 startups who either compete in or rely on enterprise software technologies and solutions…

dailysoundandfury.com - Associate Editor - Denial Don says that Joe Biden is the harbinger of far-left fascism, what? Next Superspread in New Hampshire
Denial Don says that Joe Biden is the harbinger of far-left fascism, what? Next Superspread in New Hampshire
Daily Sound and Fury

Next Saturday will feature an outdoor rally in Portsmouth New Hampshire to re-infect the northeast. Meanwhile, on #Russia ‘s state TV. pic.twitter.com/9BJcy50uX7 — Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) July 4…

alleywatch.com - #NYCtech Week in Review: 6/28/20-7/3/20
#NYCtech Week in Review: 6/28/20-7/3/20
AlleyWatch

With so much going on in the city's thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of the things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News for the week ending 7/3 including the NYC startup fundings…

business-standard.com - Press Trust of India - Covid-19 impact: Exchanges see just 4 IPOs in June quarter, says report
Covid-19 impact: Exchanges see just 4 IPOs in June quarter, says report
Busienss Standard

India witnessed four initial public offerings worth $2.08 million in the three months ended June as the coronavirus pandemic impacted economic activities, according to an EY India report. All the IPOs were in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)…

seekingalpha.com - Donovan Jones - IPO Update: Nkarta Proposes Terms For $150 Million IPO (Pending:NKTX)
IPO Update: Nkarta Proposes Terms For $150 Million IPO (Pending:NKTX)
Seeking Alpha

Nkarta (NKTX) intends to raise $150 million in an IPO of its common stock, according to an amended registration statement. The company is advancing a pipeline of drug candidates for the treatment of blood and other cancer indications. NKTX is still…

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