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November 13, 2018

The Family Office Bullish On Asia, Its 'Wave Of Investment Opportunities' | Sasha Bernier, SVP, Cheltenham Investments | Q&A

Sasha Bernier is the senior vice president and investment committee member of Cheltenham Investments, a single-family office seeking to invest opportunistically in real estate. In this interview, he discusses why he thinks blockchain will have a major impact on real estate investing; why he encourages investors to study Asia and its tidal wave of investment opportunities; and how his academic background in law informs his approach to the markets.
Read by 47% of LPs

thenational.ae 35 minutes ago

STV Accounts For Nearly 30% Of Total MENA VC Fundraising

"We have increased the quantum of venture capital available to regional startups, creating a completely new playing field for Mena VC," said Abdulrahman Tarabzouni, chief executive of STV.
Read by 52% of LPs

thinkrealty.com 45 minutes ago

Billions Of Dollars Are Heading Toward 'Proptech'

With more well-heeled tech startups keen to serve an untapped market, real estate investors, funds and property management groups have more tools at their disposal than ever.
Read by 48% of LPs

forbes.com 2 hours, 49 minutes ago

Microsoft Monday: Bill And Melinda Gates' Annual Letter, Xbox One 1902 Update, Linkedin Live Video

This week, "Microsoft Monday" includes details about the Bill and Melinda Gates' annual letter, the Xbox One 1902 system update, LinkedIn's Live Video streaming feature and much more!
Read by 36% of LPs

forbes.com 2 hours, 49 minutes ago

How Two Uber/wework Alums Sold 50 Million Adult Diapers And Raised $30m+ In Capital

The co-founders of Because, a startup focused on incontinence products and other needs of seniors, are two Silicon Valley alumni of Uber, WeWork, and eBay who have sold 50 million adult diapers so far and raised over $30 million in venture capital from investors such as Eric Schmidt Vivek Ranadive.
Read by 55% of LPs

recode.net 3 hours, 19 minutes ago

Peter Thiel: Inside The Drama At One Of His Venture Capital Firms

A dozen former employees, investors in the fund, and other people close to the matter describe an investment firm in disarray. Seven years ago, a smooth-talking associate of Peter Thiel promised that he had launched the "capstone" to Thiel's investment empire, naming their new firm after a mythical metal in Lord of the Rings because it was flashy yet permanent. "It's invaluable," leader Ajay Royan told one interviewer about Mithril Capital. "It's lifesaving. It's sustainable.
Read by 68% of LPs

hellenicshippingnews.com 3 hours, 29 minutes ago

Hedge Funds Accelerate Oil Buying: Kemp | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Investors bought crude oil futures and options at the fastest rate for almost six months in the week to Feb. 12. Hedge fund managers are becoming steadily more bullish on the outlook for oil prices as Saudi Arabia makes deep cuts in production, sanctions hit Venezuela and Iran, and the U.S. and China inch towards a trade deal. Hedge funds and other money managers were net buyers of 32 million barrels of Brent crude futures and options in the week to Feb. 22, according to position records published by ICE Futures Europe.
Read by 67% of LPs

dealstreetasia.com 4 hours, 19 minutes ago

New York Pension Fund Commits $64M To Two Chinese Pe Funds

The pension fund also made a $500-million commitment to Blackstone's latest commingled real estate fund, Blackstone Real Estate Partners IX. The post New York pension fund commits $64m to two Chinese PE funds appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
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dealstreetasia.com 4 hours, 19 minutes ago

General Atlantic May Sell Stake In Indian Firm Mu Sigma To Carlyle, Kkr

The stake is expected to be valued at at least $200 million, given that Mu Sigma entered the coveted unicorn club when Mastercard invested $45 million in February 2013. The post General Atlantic may sell stake in Indian analytics firm Mu Sigma to Carlyle, KKR appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 48% of LPs

dealstreetasia.com 4 hours, 39 minutes ago

Gojek-backed Bangladeshi Ride-hailing App Pathao Seeks Up To $50M In Series B Round

The startup raised over $10 million in its pre-Series B round from Indonesian unicorn GOJEK and others in April 2018 at a valuation of $100 million. The post GOJEK-backed Bangladeshi ride-hailing app Pathao seeks up to $50m in Series B round appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 68% of LPs

dealstreetasia.com 4 hours, 39 minutes ago

Sg-based Marketing Tech Platform Silverpush Raises $5M In Series B

The firm will use the fresh funding to expand to new markets, including Hong Kong, Australia, and South Korea, and to augment its AI capabilities. The post SG-based marketing tech platform SilverPush raises $5m in Series B appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 60% of LPs