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youtube.com September 12, 2019

The Year Of The Unicorn, Venture Capital Of The Future

During the venture capital panel at the Trusted Insight Summit 2019, asset managers and entrepreneurs discussed what it takes to build a unicorn company; the next metropolitan areas to produce the most unicorns; and the concept of "Blitzscaling" and startups that can benefit from this approach. Panelists include Michael Fertik, founder and managing partner of Heroic Ventures; Matt Clifford, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First; Daniel Gross, founder of Pioneer.app; Guru Chahal, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners; and Jude Gomila, founder and CEO of Golden. The panel was recorded on June 19th, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.
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benzinga.com 16 minutes ago

Atlanta Auction Professional Earns Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate Designation

Steve Griffin, an Atlanta based auction professional, recently received his designation as a Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE) from the National Auctioneers Association's Education Institute. Atlanta, GA, September 20, 2019 --(PR.com)-- With over $58.6 billion sold in real estate at auction annually, more and more consumers are turning to Auctioneers to sell their most valued asset, their real estate. Real estate is the fastest growing segment of the quarter trillion dollar auction industry and Auctioneers are expanding their education and business operations to provide consumers with effective and ...Full story available on Benzinga.com.
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vox.com 16 minutes ago

Startups Still Love Slack But Big Companies Prefer Microsoft Teams

She must work at a startup. | S3studio/Getty Images Nearly 60 percent of funded startups pay for Slack -- much higher than the rate for Microsoft Teams. Slack is still king at startups. Nearly 60 percent of startups pay for Slack's workplace communications software, according to new data from Kruze Consulting, an accounting firm that analyzed anonymized spending of its nearly 200 venture capital-funded startups. That percentage has declined slightly from last quarter but is still much higher than its competitor Microsoft's similar software.
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latimes.com 16 minutes ago

Amazon Climate Change: How Workers Forced Jeff Bezos' Hand - Los Angeles Times

Amazon expands its pledge to fight climate change after a growing number of Amazon workers say the e-commerce giant isn't moving fast enough. Hundreds of them plan to walk out Friday as part of a global "climate strike."
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livemint.com 16 minutes ago

Use Gold To Stabilize The Portfolio

Gold prices have taken a breather in last few days with easing of global trade tensions as US and China meet for trade talks.A further rate reduction by the US Federal Reserve and the oil supply concerns provided the support for oil prices.
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crowdfundinsider.com 36 minutes ago

Stripe Secures $250M Through Latest Funding Round

Stripe Secures $250 Million Through Latest Funding Round Crowdfund InsiderPayments platform Stripe announced on Thursday it secured $250 million through latest funding round at a new pre-money valuation of $35 billion. Investors.
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zdnet.com 36 minutes ago

Two Long-time Microsoft Board Members Step Down | Zdnet

GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley may become a new MIcrosoft board member, if approved, while two other long-time members departi.
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vcaonline.com 36 minutes ago

Aliro Raises $2.7M Spun Out Of Harvard University's Quantum Computing Lab

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., September 19, 2019-- Aliro Technologies, a software company that commercializes technologies making today's quantum hardware more accessible, today announced its seed fundraise of $2.7 million having spun out of Narang Lab, Harvard University's Quantum Information Science Lab. Leading investors in this seed round include Flybridge Capital Partners, Crosslink Capital, and Samsung NEXT, among others. Aliro intends to "democratize" quantum computing by commercializing new software technologies that make today's quantum hardware more accessible and useful for any coder.
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vcaonline.com 36 minutes ago

Ginkgo Bioworks Raises $290M In Series E Financing To Grow Its Platform For Cell Programming

Ginkgo accelerates widespread adoption of synthetic biology, including new partnerships with startup accelerators Y Combinator and Petri BOSTON, September 19, 2019-- Today, Ginkgo Bioworks, the organism company, announced a Series E financing round of $290 million with participation from all existing major investors and other new investors including funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., bringing the company's total funding to $719 million.
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straitstimes.com 41 minutes ago

South-east Asia At Risk Of Faring Worse In The Next Downturn Than In Global Financial Crisis: Bain Report, Economy News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

September 20, 2019 12:00 PMSINGAPORE - South-east Asia is more vulnerable to an economic downturn than it was during the global financial crisis one decade ago, according to analysts at global management consultancy Bain & Co.
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campdenfb.com 41 minutes ago

Fb Roundup: Alessi, Sodexo And Rockefeller

The Italian Alessi family behind some of the most recognisable designer homeware products in the world has sold a 40% share of its business for an undisclosed sum to a UK private equity firm. The Alessi company was fully owned by the founding family, who were looking for a partner to help them grow the firm, Oakley Capital announced this week. Alessi family members Alberto, Alessio, Michele and Stefano kept 60% of the company and pledged to reinvest in the firm. Italy's turbulent economy this decade has buffeted consumer spending.
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