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As Restaurants Across The Country Close Their Doors, Deliveries Pick Up

From NPR March 2020:  On a typical sunny spring afternoon, the outdoor seating of Atlanta’s Krog Street Market would usually be packed. But it’s not a typical week. As more and more people practice social distancing and stay inside in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the tables at Krog are completely deserted. Most restaurant booths[…]

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Impossible Foods – Not just burgers?

When you look into the deeper potential for Impossible Foods, a bigger story emerges.  For example are you aware of the UN’s 2030 plan to eradicate world hunger and end our reliance on meat based diets?  Read the full document  Here:N1529189 There’s only one way that’s going to happen, Food Science. And now they have[…]

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From fragile to resilient: Building a connected company

From Palantir @ Medium: The global disruption caused by COVID-19 has revealed fundamental weaknesses in how our institutions operate, even beyond public health. Sudden changes in the social and economic landscapes have created operational stressors and blockages that many organizations are not equipped to handle — demand fluctuates drastically just as supply chains unravel. Circumstances[…]

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How SpaceX is prospering in the year of the coronavirus pandemic

From The Hill.com  SpaceX’s Elon Musk must count himself lucky that commercial space is considered an “essential industry” while the coronavirus pandemic ravages the world. The designation has allowed SpaceX to not only survive but to prosper as the company continues its efforts to open the space frontier, both in partnership with NASA and alone. NASA SpaceFlight[…]

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SpaceX plans to spin off its Starlink satellite internet business

From Engadget : SpaceX chief Elon Musk declared years ago that the company won’t go public until its Mars vehicle is regularly flying people to the red planet. You might get the chance to own a piece of the company earlier than that, though: According to Bloomberg, SpaceX is thinking of spinning out Starlink, its space internet business, and[…]

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Hospital-Disinfecting Robots: Xenex Sees Surge In Orders As COVID-19 Pandemic Escalates

From Crunchbase News: As COVID-19 spreads across the world, hospitals have become ground zero for the virus. It can be challenging for all the surfaces in a hospital room to be thoroughly disinfected when that room is being cleaned and prepared for the next patient. This poses obvious health risks, especially during a pandemic. One company has[…]

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Sequoia Capital Warns Of “Black Swan” As Covid-19 Outbreak Persists

From Zero Hedge: Sequoia Capital, a top Silicon Valley venture capital firm, issued a “black swan” warning on Thursday about the Covid-19 outbreak. In a memo to Sequoia founders, employees, and CEOs of its portfolio companies, it provided “guidance on how to ensure the health of their business while dealing with potential business consequences of the[…]

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The Distribution Of Series A Deal Size In The US

From Crunchbase News February, 2020: You wouldn’t be wrong for believing that venture capital is just a big bowl of alphabet soup. GPs invest the money of LPs. Performance is measured by metrics like TVPI, DPI and IRR. In pitches, founders and their funders may talk up low CACs and high LTVs. And with the[…]

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Will The Coronavirus Impact Investment In Startups And Tech?

From CB Insights 2/4/2020: To get a sense of how coronavirus could impact startup financing in Asia, we analyzed how virus outbreaks have impacted private market funding in the past. Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the new coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. Although the virus, which originated in[…]

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Surviving The Unicorn ‘Winter’

Authored by Mark Jeftovic via Guerilla-Capitalism.com, The theme for today’s post is from Scott Galloway’s (@profgalloway on Twitter) “Casper Should Not Go Public” post on Medium, which he wrote in response to the news that Casper, a mattress company I had never heard of, had filed to go public, having lost $73.4 million on $250.9 million revenues in[…]

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