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washingtonpost.com October 26, 2022

Tech Unicorn Startups Valued At $1B Now Rare In Silicon Valley

A billion dollars may seem to be a big bet, but unicorn status for years has helped young companies attract employees and media attention, as well as offer founders runway to pursue new ideas and cachet with potential partners.
Read by 32% of LPs

chinamoneynetwork.com August 04, 2020

Chinese Digital Media Outlet Jiemian Raises $71M In Series C Round – China Money Network

Chinese digital media outlet Jiemian announced the completion of a series C round with a total financing of more than RMB500 million (US$71.7 million), and its valuation has increased significantly compared with before. Investors in this round include strategic investors such as China Internet Investment Fund and Shanghai Xuhui State-owned Assets Investment (Group) Co., Ltd. […] Chinese Digital Media Outlet Jiemian Raises $71M In Series C Round comes from China Money Network: Primary Data for China's Primary Markets! All Rights Reserved.
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techcrunch.com May 19, 2020

Former Andreessen Horowitz partner Benedict Evans joins EF as Venture Partner – TechCrunch

A well-respected analyst with a background in the tech and media industries, Evans will be tasked with providing “analysis, insight and recommendations” for new technologies and markets that offer opportunities for the EF company builder model and to support future EF cohorts.
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nytimes.com August 26, 2019

MIT Media Lab In Crisis After Scholars Vow To Leave Over Epstein Ties

The elite research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students study tech topics, is in turmoil. It was revealed that its director, Joichi Ito, had ties to Jeffrey Epstein, who had given money to the lab and to Mr. Ito’s own venture capital funds.
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forbes.com August 02, 2019

Bitcoin Has 'No Intrinsic Value,' As UK Moves Towards Crypto Ban

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulation has been pushed into the limelight over recent weeks, thanks to social media giant Facebook's high profile plans to launch its own potential rival to bitcoin sometime next year.
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pensionsage.com August 15, 2017

IPC Media Pension Scheme Appoints BlackRock As Fiduciary Manager

The IPC Media Pension Scheme has appointed BlackRock as its fiduciary manager to look after assets of around ÂŁ600m
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finalternatives.com August 08, 2017

Tiger Cub Coatue Management +22% YTD As Tech Focus Pays Off

Philippe Laffont’s hedge fund Coatue Management has reportedly returned 5% in July and is ahead approximately 22% for the year through the end of last month, largely by riding the recent gains in technology stocks. Last month was the sixth monthly gain of 2017 for the company’s flagship fund, according to a Bloomberg article. The long/short fund focuses on technology, media and telecom investments and has around $8 billion in assets.  Coatue’s performance, while far ahead of the typical hedge fund’s returns (HFR’s HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index is up +3.51% through the end of July), roughly mirrors the 21%...
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reuters.com August 08, 2017

SoftBank Mulls Uber Or Lyft Investment

<p data-reactid="40">SoftBank Group Corp, a prolific investor in global technology startups, reported a sharp rise in quarterly profits and said it would be interested in parking funds in ride-hailing firms Uber Technologies&nbsp;or Lyft Inc in the future.</p> <p data-reactid="41">This is the first time Softbank has publicly indicated an interest in Uber, after having so far put funds into its rival Grab in Southeast Asia and China&#39;s Didi Chuxing. Last month, a media report said Uber shareholders and its board were mulling a stock sale to SoftBank and other investors.</p>
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theatlantic.com July 28, 2017

Emerson Collective To Acquire Majority Ownership Of The Atlantic

Emerson Collective, the organization founded and run by Laurene Powell Jobs, has agreed to acquire majority ownership of The Atlantic. The acquisition includes its flagship magazine, digital properties, live events business, and consulting services.&nbsp;
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coindesk.com July 26, 2017

Enigma Launch Aims To Boost Crypto Hedge Fund Creation

MIT Media Lab-incubated startup Enigma is today revealing a product designed to simplify the set-up of crypto hedge funds. Source
Read by 36% of LPs