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Boeing Backs Away From Zunum Aero, Founders Struggle To Raise Money After Laying Off Staff

Zunum Aero won millions in funding from Boeing and JetBlue and glowing press coverage for its plans to build a 12-seat hybrid-electric airplane that it said would enable affordable short-haul passenger service between smaller cities.

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How To Start Investing In Currencies

Investing in currencies may sound like a lucrative, exotic venture – and it can be – but it takes knowledge, skill, and experience to succeed. At one time, the forex market was largely dominated by institutional investors and banks, but now, there are online brokerages and margin trading accounts that have made this form of investing accessible to everyone.

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One Mistake Led This Entrepreneur To Build A $3.5 Billion Business

Kristo Käärmann is the co-founder and CEO of TransferWise. A fintech startup that has gone from bootstrapping to saving users over $1 billion a year when transferring money.

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Marc Andreessen And Bradley Tusk Invest In New $25 Million Vices Fund

Venture capital firm Vice Ventures has launched a $25 million fund that will focus on early-stage startups from non-traditional verticals including, cannabis, alcohol, CBD, e-sports, addiction recovery, sex tech, and others. The fund does not invest in products that are intended to hurt people, though, Founding Partner Catharine Dockery told Bloomberg TV, bringing up the example of guns.

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The Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF Targets $122: How The Pieces Add Up

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, we have compared the trading price of each holding against the average analyst 12-month forward target price and computed the weighted average implied analyst target price for the ETF itself.

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For Robocar Research Center At Carnegie Mellon Ford's Argo AI Invests $15 Million

Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicle tech company, is investing $15 million to establish a Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research at Carnegie Mellon University to improve self-driving technology.

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In Assets TPG Harlem Capital, Wins Investment From $108 Billion

Three weeks ago, Jarrid Tingle and Henri Pierre-Jacques were celebrating alongside other graduates of Harvard Business School's class of 2019 and soaking in the advice of their commencement speaker, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who lectured on restoring "faith in the promise of America and the future of the American dream."

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Culture Change For Climate Change

What do fishermen, school cafeterias and the Catholic Church have in common? It turns out they are all allies in the fight against climate change. Earlier this week, five social entrepreneurs gathered in New York at The New School's Tishman Center for Environment and Design to discuss innovations to protect the environment.

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In U.S. Food Investors’ Mind, Dairy And Meat Alternatives Stays On Top

A new report tracking the U.S. food and beverage investment in 2018 reveals about one-third of the total funding went to dairy- and meat-alternative products, with other categories, including CBD, keto, chips and salty snacks, also receiving a decent amount of investment.

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To Expand Employee Training Platform WorkRamp Raises $8 Million Series A

Work Ramp, the San Francisco employee onboarding and training platform, announced today that it has raised an $8 million Series A, led by University of California-backed Bow Capital. Initialized Capital, Susa Ventures and the Slack Fund also participated in the round. It brings the company's total funding to $10 million.

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Irina Borodina wins 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators

In a group of 12 nominees, Irina Borodina was selected as one of the three winners of the 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators, funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 program.

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Women-run Start-ups Hampered by Bias Among Male Investors, Caltech Study Finds

A new study is highlighting one possible reason women aren't making more headway in Silicon Valley: men prefer to invest in companies run by other men

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Longevity Vision Fund Launches to Support Breakthrough Innovation Increasing Human Longevity

Monday, February 4th, London, UK - Recent breakthroughs in diagnostics and therapeutics of age-related diseases and aging itself lead to the emergence

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Why Blockchain Is Bigger Than The Internet

Over the past few years, blockchain has gone from being a nascent innovation to a market-changing technology that's being widely employed by businesses everywhere for a diverse set of purposes. Despite the increase in blockchain's importance to the economy, however, the public hasn't really caught up on just how big blockchain is going to get. In the near-future, we'll witness blockchain continue its slow, steady revolution of the marketplace as it ingrains itself further and further into our everyday lives.

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What Can Investors Learn From The Activist Playbook?

Here’s what we can learn from the activist playbook, and why it’s something you should be regularly turning to for guidance.

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