Veteran Chicago Tribune reporter Gary Marx talks to NPR's Scott Simon about a hedge fund's efforts to reduce staffing in the newsroom by offering buyouts. Dozens of newspaper newsrooms have been decimated in recent years, but important stories that need to be covered do not disappear. This week, David Jackson and Gary Marx, two veteran investigative reporters for the Chicago Tribune, took to the pages of The New York Times to sound an alarm because Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund, has become the largest shareholder in the Tribune Company and has begun to offer buyouts to reduce staff.
Samasource founder and iconic advocate for gender diversity in tech, Leila Janah, passed away at 37 yesterday. Leila's tragic death should be a sobering reminder that life can be cut short at any time, and we should find fulfillment and happiness outside of work while we are building our startups.
Key factor in outperformance over time is scale. Generally, the larger the fund, the greater the benefits of scale and the lower the fees.
New York-based Beacon Platform Inc. was formed in 2014 and is a vendor of online enterprise technology for capital markets. Customers of Beacon Platform include banks, asset managers, insurance companies, and commodity-trading firms. Some of these clients are Shell New Energies, SMBC Capital Markets, Inc., and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Beacon Platform raised US$ [...]
Ravi Viswanathan started NewView Capital in 2018 after leading enterprise investing at top Silicon Valley VC firm NEA for nearly 15 years. As a registered investment advisor, NewView Capital is able to take large stakes in late-stage companies via growth equity or traditional capital, unlike traditional VC firms. Visa's $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid, a NewView portfolio company, is Viswanathan's third massive exit since starting the firm. NewView also invested in Acquia, a cloud services software company acquired by Vista Equity for $1 billion in September, and Scout, a procurement software company acquired by Workday for $540 million in November.
The Nasdaq 100 -- the heart of the market's leadership both now and then -- fetches 28-times trailing earnings now, compared to about 40 times two decades ago.
The 15 agreements will provide for cooperation in a wide range of areas including oil and gas, mineral resources, traditional medicine, animal husbandry, bioenergy and trade and investment.
Investing in hedge funds can bring large profits, but it's not for everybody, since hedge funds are available only for high-net-worth individuals. They generate significant returns for investors to justify their large fees and they allocate a lot of time and employ complex research processes to determine the best stocks to invest in. A particularly interesting group of stocks that hedge funds like is the small-caps.
Aviation Executive David Hurley, US Navy Vice Admiral David Buss (Ret. ), US Air Force Lieutenant General Judith Fedder (Ret.) join Board of Directors WALTHAM, Mass., January 24, 2020-- GelSight, the developer of industrial 3D imaging solutions for the aerospace, automotive, and other electronics industries, today announced that it has raised $10 million in new funding. The Series B round was led by industrial technology-focused venture capital firm Anzu Partners. The funding will be used to accelerate GelSight's growth as adoption of its unique elastomeric-based imaging system gains deeper traction with major aerospace customers around the globe.