After started rolling in 2013, Flywheel, a blog management service providing startup has raised $1.2 million seed fund around one and half year ago. Now, the startup has raised another $4 million Series A fund for its expansion efforts from a round of investors led by Five Elms Capital. The Omaha startup now serves 40,000 clients and intends to grow further with the aid of newly raised fund.
Goldman Sachs-backed consumer finance startup CompareAsiaGroup got its new CEO Sam Allen. In 2015, CompareAsiaGroup closed a Series A round of funding led by Goldman Sachs and is planning to go for a Series B round funding soon.
Glencore is possibly nearer to a deal with Canda’s largest pension fund to sell 40% stake in its agriculture business. CPPIB has agreed to pay $2.5 billion against a total valuation of $6 billion. However, there is no guarantee that the deal will surely take place.
Nvidia has unveiled its first supercomputer, DGX-1, which uses both alternative intelligence and deep learning technology. The supercomputer, costing around $129,000, by no mean suggests that newer technologies will become cheaper. However, the new GPU has been welcomed by the researchers and potential users considering its widespread prospect.
Starbucks is about to open its biggest coffee restaurant in 2018 and will be known as Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room which will be housed by the 170,000 square foot building developed by Aurora Capital Associates and Vornado Realty Trust. It would be the biggest Starbucks coffee shop in the world where customers also get educated about the process how coffees are roasted and brewed from all over the world.
Following a deal with UAW, the union members are enjoying jobs in Ford’s Wayne plant sacrificing small-car plant in Mexico. Applying the loophole in negotiation terms, Ford announces another $1.6 billion production plant in Mexico in addition to previously declared $2.5 billion plant. Ford’s tricky stance has irked the UAW and the union members have demonstrated protest against the automaker’s decision.
The $160-billion merger plan of Pfizer Inc and Allergan Plc is heading towards termination owing to new measures announced by the US Treasury Department which has been taking measures to curb malpractices by US companies in tax evasion by merging with foreign firms.
SunEdison has been passing through acute cash crunch while embattling with lawsuits. Though the lawsuits have been filed recently and remain pending for adjudication, the variety of claimants has attracted analysts’ attention. However, the event has been analyzed as instance of tilting confidence among the creditors as well as investors.
The US Justice Department considers any credible allegation for violation of Federal Laws under its geographical territory very seriously. The department has been conducting its war against corruption through seizing assets related to illicit activities. Following leak of ‘Panama Papers’, it has been reviewing documents related to tax dodging through offshore accounts.
Following the leak of documents related to tax dodging by a Panamanian Firm, governments around the globe has initiated probe in this regard. Tax payers are righteous to know the state actions in unearthing the probable tax abating which has prompted the authorities to investigate. However, the leaked documents have provided an opportunity to earn penalty from the probable tax dodgers.
Zodian and B/E Aerospace are the two leading global aircraft interior developer, but are in a practice for making delay in delivery. Annoyed Boeing has dealt with a new aircraft interior developer, Lift. Boeing expects that the Lift’s seats will offer its customers stability and reliability desired from the 737.
More than 137,000 people have submitted a $1,000 deposit for pre-order of Tesla’s recently unveiled electric car ‘Model 3’. The pre-booking figure suggests Tesla’s ability for achieving its pre-set goal for selling 5,000 cars by 2020. Following the revelation, Tesla stock has been witnessed to increase by 60% during extended hour trading on Wednesday.
Virgin America, Billionaire Richard Branson's small carrier, is on the block and this is attracting other smaller airlines to bid for it. Airlines in the US are making more profits owing to cheaper oil prices. Acquisition route is ideal for smaller airlines to expand further.
SunEdison is about to file bankruptcy protection to safeguard itself from creditors while trying to recover from its losses while it continues to operate. At the same time it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over possible overstating.
Frozen broccoli cuts have been recalled from 11 states that have been distributed with 1,800 cases which could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The infection affects young and old and can cause slight to severe infections with symptoms like high fever, abdominal pains and diarrhea to name a few aside from miscarriage and stillbirth.
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