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Tech Moves: Lighter Capital names new CEO; Amazon exec joins Uber as CTO; and more

Melissa Widner. (Lighter Capital Photo) — Seattle-based ‘alternative VC’ firm Lighter Capital named Melissa Widner as its new CEO. She takes over from former CEO Thor Culverhouse, who replaced longtime…

Inclusive Capital At Work In Cities And Housing

This second piece of a 5-article series, adapted from a speech I gave at a BritishAmerican Business virtual conference in September 2020, discusses raising standards and creating jobs by reinvigorating…

3 Lessons Rebecca Alvarez Story Learned While Raising Capital For A Sexual Wellness Marketplace

Rebecca Alvarez Story SIMPLY ADRI PHOTOGRAPHY When Rebecca Alvarez Story first started Bloomi, a sexual wellness marketplace, she understood that the gap she was trying to fill was one women…

BlackRock, Sands Capital Lead $300-Million Investment in Byju’s

Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg India’s online education startup Byju’s raised funding from BlackRock Inc., Sands Capital and Alkeon Capital, as the company expands to meet growing demand for…

Sequoia Capital China raising $2.2 billion in new yuan fund, say sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Investor Sequoia Capital China is raising at least 15 billion yuan ($2.2 billion) in a new yuan-denominated fund, people with knowledge of the matter said, building…

In oil capital Houston, leaders are pushing for a renewable future. What will it look like?

Houston wants to be the renewable capital of the world. In oil capital Houston, leaders are pushing for a renewable future. What will it look like? Solar panel on the…

European investor Kindred Capital raises $105 million

London-based early stage fund Kindred Capital has closed its second fund at £81 million ($105 million). The fund has a novel model which shares profits with founders who it has…

Klarna To Raise An Additional $500 Million In Capital, An IPO May Be In Its Future

Global Buy Now, Pay Later players are disrupting the credit card companies, particularly among … [+] Generations Y and Z. Klarna Many of my childhood memories of growing up in…

Property technology startup Opendoor set to go public through a merger with Social Capital

Property technology startup Open Door Labs Inc. is set to go public via a merger with an existing listed company, according to a report today from Bloomberg. Quoting people with knowledge with…

Walmart to Participate in the KeyBanc Capital Markets’ Future of Technology Series

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will participate in the KeyBanc Capital Markets’ Future of Technology Series to be held virtually on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. A discussion with John Furner, Walmart…