Israel’s OurCrowd expands to Abu Dhabi

Global investment platform OurCrowd, which has now become Israel’s most active venture firm, today announced that it is expanding its operations in Abu Dhabi by launching a new office and AI tec

Draymond Green isn’t starting a fund, but is working with top VCs

Draymond Green, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, says he’s working with well-known investors involved in the tech space. That

GOP’s war on ESG could come back to bite it

Barring investment in ESG initiatives is not just counterproductive and dangerous — it’s fiscally foolish.

Daily Crunch: Facebook avoids European blackout as regulators squabble over EU-US data transfers 

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Oklo’s Caroline Cochran and Swell’s Suleman Kahn talk scaling alternative energy at TC Sessions: Climate

Stopping the dire pace and consequences of climate change requires a diverse range of climate technologies across multiple fronts, and alternative energies play an essential role. However, changing th

Alexa von Tobel outlines how founders should manage personal finances

Von Tobel outlines steps to stay out of debt, build credit and accumulate wealth to ensure financial peace of mind as you take on the most stressful venture of your life: Starting a company.

Google says it’ll invest $13B in US data centers and offices this year

Google today announced that it will invest $13 billion in data centers and offices across the U.S. in 2019. That’s up from $9 billion in investments last year. Many of these investments will go

Bitwise Investments raises $4M to launch its crypto index fund

Last month San Francisco-based Bitwise Investments announced a passively managed index fund comprised of the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. The fund rebalances once a month, and all

Tencent becomes the first Chinese tech firm valued over $500B

Tencent has become the first Chinese company to be valued at more than $500 billion. Shares of the 19-year-old company, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, rallied to reach HK$418.80 to 

Stash raises $40 million Series C to make investing more approachable

Micro-investing app Stash has raised an additional $40 million in Series C funding, the company announced this morning, following rapid growth in terms of sign-ups from new users – 86 percent of

Bitcoin is being Bitcoin and spiking 30% this week and 200% this year

It feels like we only hear about Bitcoin when the price is either tanking or skyrocketing. And, since it’s currently skyrocketing, let’s talk about Bitcoin! As of writing, Bitcoin is hove

Warburg Pincus Just Committed Up To $100M For Cloud-Based Janitorial Management Software

Groundskeeeper Willy's job just got a bit of a boost with <a target="_blank" href="">Warburg Pincus</a>' $100 million commitment to Dude Raises $3.1 million In Series B Funding

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Central European Investor MCI Takes Minority Stake In Polish Clothing E-Tailer Answear

Every market needs its own e-tailers and Poland is no exception. One of the major players in Central Europe is <a target="_blank" href=""></a>, a Polish fashion e-tailer l

Ben Horowitz: “We Like To Invest In College Dropouts With Insane Ideas Going After Tiny Markets With No Way To Monetize”

At the <a target="_blank" href="">DLD conference</a> in Munich today, venture capitalist <a target="_blank" href="">Ben Horowitz</a> took t

Speedinvest Makes Four Investments In Four Months

<img src="" class="shot" />Vienna and San Francisco based Super angel fund <a href="">Speedinvest</a>, launched ju

Sony Plans To Invest $1.2 Billion In Image Sensor Production

<img src="" /> Sony is making a big bet on smartphones and digital cameras: the company yesterday confirmed earlier <a href="h

Bill Gates invests in Mexican brewery

  Bill Gates now owns 3-percent of the world’s second-largest Coke bottler and Mexico’s second-largest brewery. I say good for you, Mr. Gates. Cascade Investment LLC, the asset manage

Sprint reportedly turns down $5 billion from investors

The New York Times is reporting that Sprint has said thanks but no thanks to an offer from Providence Equity Partners and South Korea’s SK Telecom which would, in effect, replace Sprint’s