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January 16, 2020

Why The Rockefeller University Favors Active Management, Diversification | Thomas Lenehan, Deputy Chief Investment Officer | Q&A

Thomas Lenehan is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer of The Rockefeller University, where he helps manage the University’s $2.3 billion endowment. In this interview, he discussed how he and CIO Amy Falls built the investment office from scratch; how they are steadily increasing allocation to venture; and his perspective on transitioning from a general partner role to the limited partner side.
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Editor's Take: The Week That Was - January 13-17

As we bid adieu to the week gone by, here's a quick recap of the key developments that unfolded. The post Editor's take: The week that was - January 13-17 appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
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Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. (ruby): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

We at Insider Monkey have gone over 752 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the SEC The 13F filings show the funds' and investors' portfolio positions as of September 30th. In this article, we look at what those funds think of Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUBY) based on that data. Hedge fund interest in Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUBY) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator.
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The Twenty Minute Vc: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch: 20vc: Portfolio Construction, Optimising Spvs, Opportunity Investing "between Rounds", Being Distribution-centric Over Product-centric And Capital Concentration Within Funds With Sumeet Gajri, Chief Strategy Officer @ Carta

Sumeet Gajri is the Chief Strategy Officer @ Carta, the startup that helps companies and investors manage their cap tables, valuations, investments, and equity plans. Sumeet is largely responsible for all things fundraising and M&A and Carta have raised over $485m from a16z, USV, Thrive, Spark, K9, Lightspeed and Meritech to name a few. Sumeet is also Managing Partner @ Original Capital, where he has partnered with companies including Front, Tonal, Instabase, Everlywell and Cockroach Labs to name a few. Finally, Sumeet is also an LP in world-leading firms such as USV and Valar Ventures. In Today's Episode You Will Learn: 1.)
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How Five Members Of Joe Biden's Family Got Rich Through His Connections

Political figures have long used their families to route power and benefits for their own self-enrichment. In my new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite," one particular politician -- Joe Biden -- emerges as the king of the sweetheart deal, with no less than five family members benefiting from his...
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Your Sex Tech Devices May Be Spying On You

Some makers of connected sex devices take security seriously. What about the others? : Sex tech took over CES in Las Vegas last week, with vibrators, Kegel trainers and even a Band-Aid-esque patch to prevent premature ejaculation on display. Almost all of these devices connect to apps, and many collect data. But what happens when sex tech or the apps that power them get hacked? This year, more than 20 billion connected devices will be installed worldwide, including sex tech products with apps that monitor orgasms, save vibration patterns, or let you connect with your long-distance partner's pleasure gadget.
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Lessons From Carta: The Pitch Deck From Our $42M Series C Round

Hear from Carta's Founder and CEO Henry Ward on how the company raised a Series C round led by Menlo Ventures and Social Capital. Carta helps private companies, public companies, investors, and employees manage their cap tables, valuations, portfolio investments, and equity plans.
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World Economic Forum 2020: Piyush Goyal To Meet Global Ceos In Davos To Woo Investments - The Financial Express

Goyal's Davos visit takes place at a critical juncture for the country, as economic growth is projected to crash to a 11-year low of 5% in FY20.
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Buying And Selling Real Estate In Colombia | International Lawyers Network

KEY FACTS OF REAL ESTATE ACQUISITIONS UNDER COLOMBIAN LAW - 1. Standard Forms of Agreements to buy and sell Real Estate: Despite the existence of different type of agreements to make real estate transactions in Colombia, the most common forms of...By: International Lawyers Network.
Read by 53% of LPs 11 hours, 20 minutes ago

Eagletree Capital Gets Financial Boost From Family Office, Pension, And Private Sector Capital

Edmonton-based Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Board (ATRF) has around CAD$ 18 billion of net assets under management and could fall under the purview of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation. Affiliates of AlpInvest Partners and ATRF made a structured financing investment in New York-based EagleTree Capital LP, an independent private equity and investment firm. EagleTree Capital [...]
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To Boost Production, Toyota Puts Billions Into Us Plants Post Shift To Suvs | Business Standard News

The investment in Princeton boosts the plant's annual capacity by almost 10% to 420,000 vehicles and focuses production on the conventional mid-size Highlander and a gas-electric hybrid version.
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