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Bill Ackman’s New “The Simpsons”-Inspired Investment Raises $4BN In “Largest IPO For A SPV”

From Zero Hedge: Bill Ackman’s “The Simpsons”-inspired “blank check” investing vehicle, known as “Pershing Square Tontine Holdings”, is set to raise between $3 billion and $4 billion during its upcoming IPO after Ackman increased the size of the offering by $1 billion. The deal, which will be the largest-ever IPO by a special purpose vehicle,[…]

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Uber Agrees To Buy Postmates For $2.65BN In Stock After Losing Battle For GrubHub

From Zero Hedge: After failing to convince GrubHub’s millennial managers that a tie-up would be the best bet for the publicly traded takeaway rival to Uber’s fast-growing Uber Eats, Uber has moved on to ‘Plan B’, and agreed to buy Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal. Uber Eats head Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty is expected to[…]

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Private Unicorn Board Now Above 600 Companies Valued At $2T

From Crunchbase: Now that we are halfway through 2020, we thought it would be a good time to check in and report on the latest unicorn data. Leading industries for new unicorn companies this year include education–with four new unicorns; Quizlet, Udemy, ApplyBoard, Course Hero–and software service companies, including Notion (workplace collaboration), Figma (design collaboration), and Podium (local customer communication). Software services and online education[…]

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Palantir to File IPO in Weeks For Possible Fall Debut

From Bloomberg: Palantir Technologies Inc., the secretive big-data firm, plans to file to go public in the coming weeks and could start trading as early as the fall, according to people familiar with the matter. The Palo Alto, California-based company is preparing to register an S-1 filing confidentially with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,[…]

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Biotech Startup Aims to Make Use of Humanity’s Genetic Outliers

From Bloomberg.com 5/28/2020: The Sherpa people living at high altitudes in Nepal and the Himalayas have a genetic trait that puzzles and fascinates scientists. They’re able to lead healthy, active lives with blood oxygen levels far below what most humans need to function properly. Where other people in high altitudes have adapted to boost their[…]

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BeeHero smartens up hives to provide ‘pollination as a service’ with $4M seed round

From Tech Crunch news: Vast monoculture farms outstripped the ability of bee populations to pollinate them naturally long ago, but the techniques that have arisen to fill that gap are neither precise nor modern. Israeli startup BeeHero aims to change that by treating hives both as living things and IoT devices, tracking health and pollination progress practically[…]

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Silicon Valley Invents “The Free Lunch” – The Doordash-Pizza Arbitrage

Authored by Ranjan Roy via The Margins substack, If capitalism is driven by a search for profit, the food delivery business confuses the hell out of me. Every platform loses money. Restaurants feel like they’re getting screwed. Delivery drivers are poster children for gig economy problems. Customers get annoyed about delivery fees. Isn’t business supposed to[…]

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Once rivals, secondary market player Forge is acquiring SharesPost in a $160 million cash-and-stock deal

From TechCrunch 5/12/2020: Even amid a pandemic, there’s a race on to create a powerful, global private securities marketplace where private shares are traded as freely as public company shares on the Nasdaq . In one lane is Carta, an eight-year-old maker of cap table management software with big ambitions to create a kind of private company[…]

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SaaS data protection provider Druva nabs $130M, now at a $1B+ valuation, acquiring CloudLanes

From Tech Crunch June 2019: As businesses continue to move more of their computing and data to the cloud, one of the startups that has made a name for itself as a provider of cloud-based solutions to protect and manage those IT assets has raised a big round of funding to build its business. Druva,[…]

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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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