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axios.com 1 hour, 25 minutes ago

Pro Rata - October 23, 2019

WeWork last night made it official: SoftBank will pump $9.5 billion into the beleaguered company, including a $3 billion stock tender, $5 billion of new debt, and $1.5 billion that is being accelerated from an existing equity commitment. There's been lots of talk of how this mess will impact startup valuations, business models, and IPO opportunities. But far too little on how it should impact board oversight and founder control. Venture capital has spent more than a decade bending over backwards to appease founders, often with positive results.
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swfinstitute.org 1 hour, 25 minutes ago

Mubadala Considers Tapping Debt Markets

Mubadala Investment Company is considering the possibility of debt issuance as the investor pivots toward other assets. Mubadala exited its decade-plus investment in Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Mubadala disclosed that they made US$ 4.25 billion on its initial investment of US$ 770 million in AMD. Mubadala and other public investors like Temasek Holdings and Canada [...]
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pehub.com 1 hour, 25 minutes ago

Fabric Raises $110M

Fabric, which was formerly known as CommonSense Robotics, said Oct. 23 that it raised $110 million in a Series B round led by Corner Ventures. Participating in the round were from Aleph, Canada Pension Plan [...]
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fool.co.uk 3 hours, 55 minutes ago

Can The Sirius Minerals (sxx) Share Price Double Your Money? | The Motley Fool Uk

Rupert Hargreaves examines if there's any value left in the bombed-out Sirius Minerals share price. : If you're aiming to get your finances on track and you're in or near retirement, then here's your chance to claim a FREE copy of an exceptional investing report featuring 5 stocks that The Motley Fool UK is expressly recommending for INVESTORS aged 50 and OVER to consider investing in! What's next for the Sirius Minerals (LSE: SXX) share price?
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reuters.com 4 hours, 25 minutes ago

Hong Kong Extradition Bill Officially Killed, But Move Unlikely To End Unrest

Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but the move was unlikely to end months of unrest as it met just one of five demands of pro-democracy protesters.
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venturebeat.com 4 hours, 55 minutes ago

Fabric Nabs $110M To Expand Its Automated Micro-fulfillment Centers | Venturebeat

Warehouse automation is a red-hot sector -- it's anticipated to be worth $27 billion by 2025. Attabotics raised $25 million in July for its robotics supply chain tech, and InVia Robotics this summer nabbed $20 million to bring its subscription-based robotics to ecommerce warehouses. Meanwhile, in the E.U., supermarket chain Ocado deployed a robot that can grasp fragile objects without breaking them and French startup Exotec detailed a system -- Skypod -- that taps robots capable of moving in three dimensions.
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dealstreetasia.com 5 hours, 10 minutes ago

Khazanah-backed Malaysia Airlines Fails To Breakeven Despite Restructuring

Following the restructuring plan in 2015, Malaysia Airlines was targeting to breakeven in 2018. The post Khazanah-backed Malaysia Airlines fails to breakeven despite restructuring appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
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avcj.com 5 hours, 10 minutes ago

Consumer Hardware: Some Assembly Required

If you have any problems with your access or would like to request an individual access account please contact our customer service team. With its wide network of senior industry contacts, the directory is the most comprehensive online directory on private equity and venture capital in Asia. It is easy to navigate, enabling access to Asian private equity firms and professionals. The reports review the year's local private equity and venture capital activity and are filled with up-to-date data and intelligence on fundraising, investments, exits and M&A. The regional reports also feature information on key companies.
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in.reuters.com 5 hours, 15 minutes ago

Hong Kong Extradition Bill Officially Killed, But Move Unlikely To End Unrest

Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but the move was unlikely to end months of unrest as it met just one of five demands of pro-democracy protesters.
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straitstimes.com 16 hours, 25 minutes ago

Fashion Start-up Zilingo To Pump $136M Into Us Ops, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

October 23, 2019 5:00 AMSingapore-based fashion technology platform Zilingo said yesterday that it will invest US$100 million (S$136 million) across the United States to digitally transform the fashion supply chain.
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