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Jimbo Fisher delivered a fiery rebuttal to Nick Saban's comments from Wednesday night that Texas A&M "bought every player" in its vaunted 2022 recruiting class, calling Saban's comments "despicable" numerous times in a news conference.
A growing list of wealthy families are now looking to profit from the Silicon Valley tech boom
Australian civil engineer Delton Chen explains his idea for a new currency, portrayed in Kim Stanley Robinson’s climate-catastrophe novel.
U.S. venture is a hits driven business, and we’ve previously published data quantifying how right-skewed the distribution of outcomes is. What are the implications for the optimum portfolio size for…
(as originally published in inc. magazine). “I Tracked My Career Satisfaction for 12 Years. These 6 Ingredients Matter Most” is published by Mike Bechtel.
Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger did some kicking of a downed dog on Saturday.
Saban said he isn't sure how the NCAA's current system is sustainable for college football.
Effective June 1, the price of Peloton's all-access subscription plan in the United States will go up to $44 per month, from $39.
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Orbital imagery is one of the hot categories of the new space industry, but there’s more to it than meets the (human) eye. Pixxel has raised $25 million to launch a constellation of satellites that will provide hyperspectral imagery of the Earth: a wider slice of the electromagnetic spectrum that can reveal all kinds of […]
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To Gerrit Kazmaier, the distinction between managed databases and data lakes has never made much sense, and it makes even less sense today as data is
New fund is one of the country’s first VC funds for retail investors, allowing for clients with as little as $5,000 to participate
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Notre Dame California connects the University’s faculty and students to opportunities on the West Coast and builds a bridge back to our Indiana campus for Notre Dame alumni and friends.
/PRNewswire/ -- Poplar Homes, a leading tech-enabled property management company for single family rental (SFR) investors, announced it has raised $53M in...
Andy Rachleff, co-founder of Benchmark Capital, breaks down the ideal plan for granting equity to incentivize loyalty.
Here are six surprising findings from Edison’s recently released Infinite Dial study of 1,502 Americans, 12 years and older, surveyed in January 2022.
Pacvue, Skai and Flywheel Digital are inaugural participants with KPM CINCINNATI, OH / ACCESSWIRE / March 28, 2022 / Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM), the retail media business of the Kroger Co. powered by 84.51°, is expanding access to its on-site advertising inventory. Advertisers may now use one of three preferred advertising management platforms to buy product listing ads on Kroger ecommerce sites. Pacvue, Skai and Flywheel Digital are
We go deep on digital health developers' buy/build/partner decisions
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Helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cut down their carbon emissions is a vital step towards tackling climate change. 90% of emissions from large corporations can be traced to SMEs that play key roles in the creation of products and services.However, most SMEs do not have the resources to measure and manage their emissions. In a recent survey by the SME Climate Hub, 63% of respondents said they did not feel they have the right skills to take the appropriate climate action.Normative, a company based in Sweden who has developed the world's first carbon accounting engine, has been taking on this challenge by helping businesses calculate their climate footprints. Over the past 6 months, a team of 12 Google.org Fellows, comprising software engineers, UX designers and product managers from different Google offices across the globe came together with Normative to help build a carbon calculator for SMEs.The Business Carbon Calculator will be available for free, from today, to businesses through the UN-backed SME Climate Hub.
I am a Product Designer, and through my agency Remake Labs — a kind of Head of Product for hire. What that means, broadly speaking, is that I am in charge of identifying and distilling customer…
With millions getting their information about the war from the platform, the administration wants to get its message to top content creators.
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The D'Amelio family, including TikTok stars Charli D'Amelio and sister Dixie, are formalizing their investments in startups with a new VC fund, 444 Capital.
When assessing candidates for open positions, Buffett says to look for this key trait.
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Target announced Monday that it is raising its starting wage for workers in some positions to up to $24.
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We need a global solution to this global problem. Increasing global access to satellite data needs to be a priority.
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CRM solutions provider Salesforce announced today the global rollout of Net Zero Cloud 2.0, the latest version of its greenhouse gas emissions data tracking, analysis and reporting solution, aimed at helping organizations plan, implement and accelerate net zero strategies. The company also announced today that it has added Sustainability as a “Core Company Value,” used […]
Workiva and climate management and accounting platform provider Persefoni announced today a new strategic partnership.
The price of a McDonald's Big Mac burger has risen 40% over the last 10 years, CNBC reported, and because its price incorporates many economic factors, many believe this popular fast food item is one...
Markets rise, and markets fall. This much, at least, is well-known. But why do market cycles occur? What causes the pendulum to swing from euphoria to crisis and back? Hyman Minsky was a 20th-century economist whose ‘financial instability hypothesis’ is probably the best-known explanation for the boom and bust cycles that characterize public financial markets. But there’s far less examination — in fact, there's almost none — of how Minsky dynamics apply to
Voltron Data was launched last year by former employees from NVidia, Ursa Computing, BlazingSQL and the co-founder of Apache Arrow. The group came together to build a company on top of Arrow to help companies that don’t want to deal with the headaches of managing an open source project on their own. Voltron Data co-founder […]
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Solitary general partners now manage more than many multi-person venture funds. What are the limits of a one-man band? And how should legacy firms counter?
FasterCapital is an online incubator and accelerator that offers technical, business, and investment services. In our Tech Cofounder program, we will become your technical cofounder or technical partner and develop the whole product from A to Z. FasterCapital provides also business development per equity in Grow your Startup program including growth hacks, entering new markets, increasing sales, finding new customers, and others. FasterCapital will invest also 50% of the money needed per equity. We will help you also in raising the capital and connecting you to 50,000 investors
Our mission is to support past, present, and aspiring Y Combinator founders who are building the future of the crypto ecosystem.
DeepMind has created an AI capable of writing code to solve arbitrary problems posed to it, as proven by participating in a coding challenge and placing — well, somewhere in the middle. It won’t be taking any software engineers’ jobs just yet, but it’s promising and may help automate basic tasks. The team at DeepMind, […]
Nick Saban had some thoughts on NIL and recruiting, as well as the transfer portal.
Over the past 6 years at GiveDirectly, I've started 7 initiatives with a couple of close colleagues. Two grew to a total of $250M, two are likely to stay in the $1-$4M range, one is too early to tell, and two failed.
Sam Altman, the former president of start-up accelerator Y-Combinator and the co-founder of OpenAI, has ridiculed the start-up fundraising process.
The trading platform's user growth has slowed considerably in the past two quarters.
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A deep dive with major players in this new world of college athletics. How is money generated, and how does it affect recruiting are just two talking points.
Today, the founders of Forge, a leading global private securities marketplace, announce the launch of their new company, D/XYZ (pronounced Destiny). I
A few weeks after hosting Eco’s first-ever event, Eco Explore I, we’re checking back in to share some reflections with you. Over 1,800 people attended, tuning in for an average of 97 minutes each. Here's a recap of some of the highlights.
With a population of just 38,000, this town has become a destination for music fans.
Returns process thought to cost firms about £7bn a year and weigh heavily on companies’ carbon footprints
The community-solar stalwart makes a move into the utility software space.
We're excited to announce our new standard deal at Y Combinator. When a company is accepted into YC, we now invest a total of $500,000.
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In late 2020, AngelList came out with their Rolling Funds product and due to some personal connections, I was able to get early exclusive access. I've always had this theory that if we raised a fund from GTM executives who've been there done that, and kept it relatively lean, we would have a very st
Caleb Williams is the hottest name in the transfer portal.
Texas A&M football landed the nation's top recruiting class in 2022 and its boosters reportedly spent a small fortune to do so.
Environmental, social and governance considerations are slowly coming to VC firms. This is how startup founders can stay ahead of the curve with ESG in VC.
Over the past year, AngelList has grown from a platform that connects angel investors with startups to an end-to-end suite of tools, working on everything from fund operations to founder cap table management. Throughout this growth, the company has quietly amassed millions of data points that show appetite, both from investors and regular employees, for […]
Pear’s Visiting Partner program is for experienced founders and operators seeking to learn the full toolkit of early-stage VC through sourcing, diligence, and advising. This is a 6 month commitment, either part-time or full-time, with an opportunity to become an investment partner at Pear. Out of the past four Pear Visiting Partners, two have joined […]
Stanford professor Mark Jacobson sees a way to clean energy in the U.S. by 2050 with 100% wind, water and solar (no fossil fuels, no nuclear). Here's how.
These giant grease balls can grow 800 feet long and weigh as much as four humpback whales.
Many more REIT properties will be funded by sustainable bonds that showcase their commitment to fighting climate change.
When it comes to engineering talent in the world of tech, demand continues to outpace supply, a predicament so acute that by 2030, that disparity will balloon to 85 million positions being unfilled, according to research from Korn Ferry. Today, a startup that believes it can stem that tide with a more inclusive, global approach […]
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Retail ownership slips below 40% as institutional investors begin using products to build portfolios
The NCAA is investigating two "high-profile" NIL deals involving football players at BYU and Miami "for potential violations of the association's interim rules...