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techcrunch.com February 28, 2020

Pinterest Adds DoorDash Exec, Caviar Lead Gokul Rajaram To Its Board

The company announced it's appointed Gokul Rajaram, Caviar Lead at soon-to-go-public DoorDash to its Board of Directors and as a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The addition signals Pinterest's desire to bring more digital advertising expertise to its board, given Rajaram's past experience.
Read by 73% of LPs

cointelegraph.com November 18, 2018

Why 96% Of Companies Today Will Fail In 10 Years

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” The reality may be worse though, not just a half, but an absolute majority of marketing budgets is wasted on customers that don't generate enough profitability.
Read by 48% of LPs

cnbc.com October 02, 2018

Google Exec Leaves To Join VC Firm

Google advertising chief Sridhar Ramaswamy is joining Greylock Partners, the venture capital firm announced. He will be replaced by Prabhakar Raghavan, formerly a vice president of engineering for Google's Cloud apps, with a strong background in AI research.
Read by 73% of LPs

thenextweb.com July 09, 2017

Will robots ever love us back?

<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">I search for the most irrational, most passionate, and most likeable &mdash; or unlikeable &mdash; person in the room. Maybe they&rsquo;re the theoretical robot mole &mdash; that is, if the scientists are doing their jobs right.</span>
Read by 65% of LPs

mailchi.mp June 27, 2017

BSD Tech Weekly - June 16, 2017 - Black Swan Dexteritas, Inc.

The selloff started with a report on technology valuations from Goldman Sachs last Friday, and a report from Bloomberg News that upcoming iPhones will use modem chips with slower download speeds than...
Read by 58% of LPs

businessinsider.com.au May 15, 2017

An American Hedge Fund Is Advertising For A PS124k Job That Offers To Freeze Employees Bodies' When They Die

The San Fransisco-based hedge fund Numerai is currently advertising for a full stack engineer. You would be paid pretty well -- $US130,000 to $US160,000 (or&nbsp;about &pound;100,000 to &pound;124,000) -- to develop the numer.ai stock market app, and work with the team of mathematicians and machine learning experts.
Read by 55% of LPs

uk.finance.yahoo.com March 13, 2017

Tech Unicorn Ve Interactive's Valuation Slashed To PS300M

Ve Interactive, the advertising technology company, was once valued at &pound;1.5 billion, making it one of a handful of British &ldquo;unicorns.&rdquo; But a &pound;3 million emergency cash injection agreed last week saw it valued at &pound;300 million.
Read by 56% of LPs

reuters.com February 15, 2017

Paul Singer's Hedge Fund Dissolves Stake In Interpublic

Feb 14 (Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management Corp has dissolved its stake in advertising company Interpublic Group of Companies Inc, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday.
Read by 52% of LPs

pehub.com January 20, 2017

Clairvest Scores Big Wins With Cieslok Exit, Rivers Casino Recap

<p>Clairvest Group&nbsp;is seeing a lucrative payday following the private equity firm&rsquo;s sale of a Canadian out-of-home advertising business and the refinancing of a U.S. casino.</p> <p>This month Clairvest sold&nbsp;Cieslok Media, a Toronto operator of&nbsp;large-format digital and static billboards in cities across Canada. The buyer was&nbsp;Bell Media, a multimedia subsidiary of&nbsp;BCE.</p>
Read by 54% of LPs

pehub.com January 05, 2017

Canadian PE Firm Clairvest To Earn 92% Return From Sale Of Cieslok Media To Bell

Canadian private equity firm&nbsp;Clairvest Group&nbsp;has sold its portfolio company&nbsp;Cieslok Media Ltd, a Toronto-based outdoor advertising business, to&nbsp;Bell Media Inc&nbsp;for an undisclosed sum. Clairvest, which partnered&nbsp;with&nbsp;J&ouml;rg Cieslok&nbsp;in a management buyout in 2013, said it&nbsp;realized cash proceeds equal to 7.8 times invested capital with the deal&rsquo;s closing.
Read by 31% of LPs