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Alexa von Tobel: Eliminating risk is the key to building a startup during an economic downturn

Alexa von Tobel: Eliminating risk is the key to building a startup during an economic downturn Launching a company, even in the best of times, is one of the most challenging exercises a person can go through. In an economic recession, it can seem downright impossible. But founders across the country, and […]

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All bets are off as Hertz pulls plan to issue $500 million in new stock

All bets are off as Hertz pulls plan to issue 0 million in new stock Hertz, which filed for bankruptcy last month, halted its $500 million stock offering Wednesday after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told the rental company it would review its controversial plan to sell shares that could soon […]

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Remessa Online raises $20 million to become the TransferWise of Latin America

Remessa Online raises million to become the TransferWise of Latin America Remessa Online, the Brazilian money transfer service, said it has closed on $20 million in financing from one of the leading Latin American venture capital firms, Kaszek Ventures, and Accel Partners’ Kevin Efrusy, the architect of the famed venture capital firm’s […]

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Lucid Lane has developed a service to get patients off of pain meds and avoid addiction

Lucid Lane has developed a service to get patients off of pain meds and avoid addiction Four years ago, Adnan Asar, the founder of the new addiction prevention service Lucid Lane, was enjoying a successful career working as the founding chief technology officer at Livongo Health. It was the serial senior tech […]

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Felix Capital closes $300M fund to double down on DTC, break into fintech and make late-stage deals

Felix Capital closes 0M fund to double down on DTC, break into fintech and make late-stage deals To kick off 2020, one of Europe’s newer — and more successful — investment firms has closed a fresh, oversubscribed fund, one sign that VC in the region will continue to run strong in the […]

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Boston gets a new biotech accelerator with the launch of Petri

Boston gets a new biotech accelerator with the launch of Petri As biotechnology becomes more central to new innovations in healthcare, material science, and manufacturing, one of the nation’s research hubs is getting a new accelerator called Petri to launch companies focused on the commercialization of new technologies. Backed by the Boston-based […]

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Patch Homes locks in $5m Series A to give homeowners financial freedom without debt

Patch Homes locks in m Series A to give homeowners financial freedom without debt Homeownership has long been touted as the American dream. But rising rates of mortgage debt, student loan debt, or otherwise are making the pursuit of homeownership a nightmare. Debt burdened individuals or those with inconsistent or tight cash […]

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How lawyers help bring your acquisition deal to fruition

How lawyers help bring your acquisition deal to fruition Last week when Salesforce announced it was buying ClickSoftware for $1.35 billion you might not have realized it, but the law firm Shearman & Sterling was advising Salesforce throughout the deal. In fact, there are lawyers involved in every transaction of this sort, […]

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Startups Weekly: SoftBank’s second act

Startups Weekly: SoftBank’s second act Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I noted some challenges plaguing mental health tech startups. Before that, I wrote […]

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Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for U.S. customers

Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for U.S. customers Doctours, a Los Angeles-based online platform for booking trips and treatments for medical and dental care around the world, is expanding its services to 35 countries. Founded by serial travel entrepreneur Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, whose last company TripScope was acquired by Travefy, Doctours aims to […]

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