• SCOOTER WARS: 3 startups are raising hundreds of millions to speed up your commute - but they're annoying everyone in San Francisco

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Electric scooters for grown-ups are taking over San Francisco.
    Three startups - Bird, Spin, and LimeBike - have raised a combined $225 million in venture capital funding and rolled out hundreds of vehicles.
    In their quest to disrupt transportation, the electric scooter sharing startups are annoying everyone in San Francisco by taking up space on sidewalks.
    We talked with the founders of two electric scooter sharing startups about their bumpy rides in San Francisco, and how they're trying to work with the city moving forward.
    Imagine tech workers dressed in hoodies and Allbirds sneakers...
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  • An $800 million crypto hedge fund says bitcoin's recent slump can be pinned on the tax man

    An $800 million crypto hedge fund says bitcoin's recent slump can be pinned on the tax man

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Tax Day is hanging over US investors, and it's one reason behind bitcoin's latest sell-off.
    That's according to an investor letter penned by Pantera Capital, a crypto hedge fund based in California.
    Uncle Sam is to blame for bitcoin's recent sell-off.
    The cryptocurrency declined by nearly 50% in March, from more than $11,500 to $6,500.
    Pantera Capital , a cryptocurrency hedge fund with nearly $800 million in assets under management, said in an investor letter dated April 11 that Tuesday's deadline for filing taxes in the US is connected to recent selling pressure across the market for...
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  • Silicon Valley's newest investor is a guy who raised $3 million to start ¯\ /¯ Capital - named after the shrugging emoji tattooed on his wrist

    Silicon Valley's newest investor is a guy who raised $3 million to start ¯\ /¯ Capital - named after the shrugging emoji tattooed on his wrist

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    AngelList's former head of marketing Niv Dror has launched his own $3 million venture capital fund called Shrug Capital, stylized as ¯\ /¯ Capital.
    The fund has received investment from influential Silicon Valley VCs like Founders Fund's Cyan Banister and Andreessen-Horowitz partners Marc Andreessen and Chris Dixon.
    Dror told Business Insider that the shrug emoticon, which he had tattooed on his left wrist two years ago, is among his favorite keyboard shortcut responses.
    In October 2016, Niv Dror - then an editor for product editorial site Product Hunt - tattooed the shrug emoticon onto...
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  • Silicon Valley's newest investor is a guy who raised $3 million to start ¯\ /¯ Capital - named after the shrugging emoji tattooed on his wrist

    Silicon Valley's newest investor is a guy who raised $3 million to start ¯\ /¯ Capital - named after the shrugging emoji tattooed on his wrist

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    AngelList's former head of marketing Niv Dror has launched his own $3 million venture capital fund called Shrug Capital, stylized as ¯\ /¯ Capital.
    The fund has received investment from influential Silicon Valley VCs like Founders Fund's Cyan Banister and Andreessen-Horowitz partners Marc Andreessen and Chris Dixon.
    Dror told Business Insider that the shrug emoticon, which he had tattooed on his left wrist two years ago, is among his favorite keyboard shortcut responses.
    In October 2016, Niv Dror - then an editor for product editorial site Product Hunt - tattooed the shrug emoticon onto...
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