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businessinsider.com - Melia Russell - A special breed of investor is disappearing from the venture capital industry in 2020 as big-name funds grab more money
A special breed of investor is disappearing from the venture capital industry in 2020 as big-name funds grab more money
Business Insider

Fundraising activity for first-time venture fund managers has all but collapsed during the pandemic, as investors in such funds put their money to work at established firms, according to PitchBook data. The dearth of capital for newly formed funds…

mibiz.com - Mark Sanchez - Despite recent progress, diversity gap remains in venture capital
Despite recent progress, diversity gap remains in venture capital
MiBiz

Just 13 of the 80 venture capital professionals working in Michigan in 2019 were racial minorities. An equal number of all VC professionals in the state, or 16 percent, were women. The representations in Michigan of both women and racial minorities…

businessinsider.com - Amy Borrett - These are 9 hot startups that will influence the future of travel and logistics after COVID-19, according to Europe's Target Global
These are 9 hot startups that will influence the future of travel and logistics after COVID-19, according to Europe's Target Global
Business Insider

The pandemic has disrupted how people travel, accelerating trends such as e-bikes and scooters while forcing innovation in cars and delivery. Venture capital investors funds piled $11.8 billion into the wider sector of mobility in the first three…

medium.com - DeepMap, Inc. - New Podcast: DeepMap CEO James Wu Discusses Autonomy Mega-Trends and HD Mapping for ADAS Level 2+
New Podcast: DeepMap CEO James Wu Discusses Autonomy Mega-Trends and HD Mapping for ADAS Level 2+
Medium

DeepMap Co-Founder and CEO James Wu sat down with Grayson Brulte for an interview on The Road to Autonomy, Grayson's self-driving car podcast. In the interview, the two discussed a wide range of issues, including how HD maps are enabling all SAE…

u.today - XRP to Become Part of Japanese Exploding E-sports Industry
XRP to Become Part of Japanese Exploding E-sports Industry
U.Today

SBI e-Sports, a subsidiary of Japanese financial services behemoth SBI Group, has signed a sponsorship deal with the company's venture capital arm VC Trade, according to a Sept. 30 announcement. The sponsorship will make it possible for…

businessinsider.com - Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer - Meet the 30 young leaders who are forging a new future for healthcare in the pandemic's shadow
Meet the 30 young leaders who are forging a new future for healthcare in the pandemic's shadow
Business Insider

Incredible Health Dr. Iman Abuzeid would frequently hear her friends and family members who practiced medicine complain about a nursing shortage. At the same time, she'd also hear from nurses that it took a long time to get hired. When she dug into…

businessinsider.com - Yeji Jesse Lee - Lawyers who specialize in cannabis are eyeing the burgeoning psychedelics industry as companies studying magic mushrooms go public
Lawyers who specialize in cannabis are eyeing the burgeoning psychedelics industry as companies studying magic mushrooms go public
Business Insider

Over the years, boutiques and giant law firms alike have waded into the cannabis industry, helping companies navigate complicated laws and regulations, which are often in flux and vary from state to state. Lawyers who specialize in cannabis say…

coindesk.com - Danny Nelson - Data Management Startup Fluree Unlocks $1.5M Air Force Contract With Latest VC Raise
Data Management Startup Fluree Unlocks $1.5M Air Force Contract With Latest VC Raise
CoinDesk

Blockchain startup Fluree, already building a distributed data management platform to boost the U.S. Air Force's decision-making prowess, has raised $2.5 million in additional funding from its venture capital backers. The fresh capital pushes…

nytimes.com - Cade Metz - Palantir Shares Up in Wall Street Debut
Palantir Shares Up in Wall Street Debut
The New York Times

Palantir Technologies, a company that helps government agencies analyze vast amounts of digital data, saw its shares jump in its Wall Street debut on Wednesday in a sign of continued investor excitement for money-losing software companies. The…

wsj.com - Lukas I. Alpert - WSJ News Exclusive | Digital News Startup Axios Weathers Covid With Sponsored Newsletters
WSJ News Exclusive | Digital News Startup Axios Weathers Covid With Sponsored Newsletters
Wall Street Journal

“Smart brevity” has been good for business at Axios. The digital news startup, which uses the term as its motto and registered trademark, is on target to make a profit this year despite the economic turmoil stemming from the…

smh.com.au - Aaron Gregg and Douglas MacMillan - 'Land and expand': Secretive Palantir makes its market debut
'Land and expand': Secretive Palantir makes its market debut
The Sydney Morning Herald

The direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange was one of the most hotly anticipated tech IPOs since the debuts of Slack and Uber, giving investors the chance to capitalise on a business that has grown by almost a third each year since 2009. So…

bloomberg.com - Lizette Chapman - Palantir Debuts at $17 Billion Value in Long-Awaited Listing
Palantir Debuts at $17 Billion Value in Long-Awaited Listing
Bloomberg

Palantir Technologies Inc. began trading Wednesday as a public company, ending a 17-year tradition of secrecy surrounding the software business co-founded by Peter Thiel. The data analytics company opened at $10 on the New York Stock Exchange…

edsurge.com - Tony Wan - BEGiN Raises $50M From LEGO, Sesame and Gymboree to Scale Early Education Services
BEGiN Raises $50M From LEGO, Sesame and Gymboree to Scale Early Education Services
EdSurge

Researchers estimate that 85 to 90 percent of a child's brain is developed by the age of five. But studies suggest that less than 4 percent of public education investments go to programs serving children during this critical period. That…

forbes.com - Michela Tindera - Workday Chairman David Duffield Joins Small Group Of Silicon Valley Billionaires Who Have Donated To Trump's Campaign
Workday Chairman David Duffield Joins Small Group Of Silicon Valley Billionaires Who Have Donated To Trump's Campaign
Forbes

Last month, Workday chairman David Duffield joined a small club of billionaires in Silicon Valley who have given money to Donald Trump's reelection campaign. Duffield, who founded software firms PeopleSoft and Workday, gave at least $2,800 to…

forbes.com - AllBusiness - 24 Key Issues In Starting A Tech Company
24 Key Issues In Starting A Tech Company
Forbes

With our combined years of experience in startup law, entrepreneurship, and venture capital, we are often asked the following questions by entrepreneurs who are seeking to start a technology company. Sometimes there isn't an easy answer to these…

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