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Startups To Watch: Cobble, Oula And More

From Crunchbase News: When it rains, it pours, and this week was a good example. We saw lots of seed rounds for some interesting startups. We couldn’t include everyone, but here is a sampling of what we saw. Cobble Cobble app example When you first start dating someone, everything is fresh and new. You are[…]

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Third Point Reveals New Stake In Snowflake

From Zero Hedge: With both old and new Wall Street flooding into the recently IPOed cloud darling Snowflake, which among other investors also sported none other than Berkshire Hathaway (although in light of Warren Buffet’s aversion to IPOs, it has been widely speculated that Berkshire’s $250MM investment in SNOW was the work of Buffett’s two[…]

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JPMorgan builds a new team to trade pre-IPO giants – CNBC

From Seeking Alpha: JPMorgan Chase (JPM +0.7%) is putting together a new team to match sellers and buyers in the growing market for private company shares, CNBC reports, citing Chris Berthe, JPMorgan’s global co-head of cash equities trading. He’s brought in Andrew Thuhill, a senior vice president from trading platform Forge Global, to lead the new team.[…]

LevelX levels the playing field for investors

From Zero Hedge: COVID has created a situation where millions of people are quarantined at home.  Some are under lockdown rules, others have been laid off; and some have decided it’s just better to stay at home. This has caused huge surges in business that can be done online, and one of those businesses is trading. […]

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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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Covid Is Accelerating the Rise of Faux Meat

From Wired 5/20/2020: The supply chain for traditional meat is buckling, and plant-based alternatives from companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are filling the void. As with toilet paper and cleaning products, you probably didn’t fully appreciate meat until the coronavirus pandemic snatched it away. The distribution infrastructure that normally gets plenty of beef,[…]

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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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SoftBank CEO Admits “Embarrassed, Flustered” By Track Record After WeWork Implosion

From Zero Hedge 10/7/2019: SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son says he is “embarrassed and flustered” by his track record after the valuations of WeWork and Uber plunge, in an interview with Nikkei Business magazine on Monday morning. “The results still have a long way to go and that makes me embarrassed and impatient,” said Son.[…]

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Sustainable Investing as a Strategy

PreIPOSwap.com – 9/19/2019 — The world is becoming unstable, volatile, and scary. Being sustainable isn’t a do-gooder philosophy.  The reason Ponzi schemes blow up is because they aren’t sustainable.  Sustainable means solid, consistent, over the long term.  So when someone uses the phrase, be aware of the connotations and varied interpretations on what sustainability really[…]

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OYO Dominates As Startups Tackle India’s Hospitality Gaps

From Crunchbase News June 2019: Angel investor and entrepreneur Pankaj Jain said no to investing in hotel startup OYO, twice. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily Back then, OYO was just the ambitious idea of a 19-year-old entrepreneur, Ritesh Agarwal. Now, it’s India’s hotel startup market leader worth $5 billion, according to some reports. “So I’m basically[…]

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