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This New York investor just raised a $60 million fund to capitalize on what he sees as a big weakness in the Silicon Valley VC firms

This New York investor just raised a $60 million fund to capitalize on what he sees as a big weakness in the Silicon Valley VC firms

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Jon Keidan's consumer venture firm Torch Capital announced Tuesday it secured $60 million for its first fund from figures including financier Silas Chou, iHeartMedia chairman...
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Techstars Alumni Can Apply to the $5 Million 43North Startup Competition for Free

Techstars Alumni Can Apply to the $5 Million 43North Startup Competition for Free

1 hour ago   |   Tech Stars

The startup ecosystem in Buffalo, NY is on the rise. Today, Buffalo has more startups than ever, as well as a growing community of enthusiastic startup employees, customers...
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Eating insects will soon go mainstream as bug protein is set to explode into an $8 billion business

Eating insects will soon go mainstream as bug protein is set to explode into an $8 billion business

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Edible insects are set to become an $8 billion business by 2030, according to a new report from Barclays. Eating bugs is becoming increasingly common as the global population...
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Ask Yourself These 5 Things Before You Seek Angel Investment

Ask Yourself These 5 Things Before You Seek Angel Investment

1 hour ago   |   Bplans

Are you thinking about seeking angel investment for your small business or startup? The first step should always be looking at whether or not your business is a good candidate...
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The global auto industry isn't being disrupted

The global auto industry isn't being disrupted

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

There's a widespread belief that the auto industry - and transportation in general - is being disrupted. Mobility is being shaken up, but a true disruption isn't...
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A large chunk of the world's top investors say cannabis is the industry with the most growth potential this year - and hedge funds are the most bullish

A large chunk of the world's top investors say cannabis is the industry with the most growth potential this year - and hedge funds are the most bullish

3 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Nearly a third of senior executives at some of the world's top investment firms said cannabis was the industry with the highest growth potential this year, in a survey...
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Indonesia's Kopi Kenangan raises a sweet $20M to expand its coffee business

4 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch   |   2 articles

Kopi Kenangan, a startup that wants to make quality, fresh coffee affordable to Indonesian consumers, has raised $20 million as it begins to consider overseas expansion in...
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Homebuilder Lennar Corp. eyes project at Fort Mac

Homebuilder Lennar Corp. eyes project at Fort Mac

5 hours ago   |   Biz Journals

An affiliate of the Miami-based company, Lennar Georgia Inc., has signed a letter of intent with Atlanta real estate company Macauley Investments LLC to purchase 113 homesites...
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Showpad, a sales enablement platform for presentations and other collateral, raises $70M

5 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch   |   6 articles

Sales teams have long turned to tech solutions to help improve how they source leads, develop relationships and close deals. Now, one of the startups that helps out at a key...
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Fund supermarket Allfunds bulks up with Credit Suisse deal

7 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   3 articles

Spain's Allfunds Group is buying Credit Suisse's business-to-business investment fund platform InvestLab for an undisclosed sum as the investment services industry consolidates...
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Iran's refusal to negotiate under new sanctions could push Trump closer to...

Iran's refusal to negotiate under new sanctions could push Trump closer to his hawkish advisors, and nudge the US towards full-on war

Michael Gruber/Getty Images; Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider President Donald Trump imposed fresh sanctions on Iran on Monday, specifically... Read more ...

Wall Street is setting rock-bottom expectations for Trump and Xi's G20...

Wall Street is setting rock-bottom expectations for Trump and Xi's G20 meeting - but the stakes are sky-high

Wall Street strategists and economists have low expectations for President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping's meeting later this week at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. If... Read more ...

Hotel Melby Downtown Melbourne, Tapestry Collection by Hilton Breaks Ground...

Hotel Melby Downtown Melbourne, Tapestry Collection by Hilton Breaks Ground in Melbourne, Florida

Anticipated to open in late 2020, the new Downtown Melbourne property broke ground on June 19, 2019 Read more ...

Marijuana-related arrests cost the US billions of dollars each year, even in...

Marijuana-related arrests cost the US billions of dollars each year, even in states where the drug is legal

Legal marijuana could eventually be a multi-billion dollar industry for the United States. But right now, the drug actually costs Americans an exorbitant amount of... Read more ...

Lightyear One is a solar car with a range of 450 miles

Lightyear One is a solar car with a range of 450 miles

Dutch company Lightyear has debuted a prototype solar electric car that can travel 450 miles on a single charge. But it's not cheap. Read more ...

Both stock and bond markets are predicting rate cuts this year - but some...

Both stock and bond markets are predicting rate cuts this year - but some industry watchers aren't sure the Fed should play ball

Both bond and stock markets have priced in at least one interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve before the end of the year. Even though the Fed didn't cut rates at its June... Read more ...

Video shows SpaceX rocket booster narrowly missing its landing platform and...

Video shows SpaceX rocket booster narrowly missing its landing platform and hitting the sea after the 'most difficult launch ever'

YouTube/SpaceX Video shows the moment the central booster of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket crashed into the sea and exploded during a test in Florida Tuesday. Prior to the... Read more ...

SoftBank-backed Getaround acquires Norwegian car rental startup for $12M

SoftBank-backed Getaround acquires Norwegian car rental startup for $12M

Fueled by its $300 million Series D round led by Softbank last August, Getaround is making its second-ever acquisition this year with a $12 million purchase of Norwegian car... Read more ...

A large chunk of the world's top investors say cannabis is the industry with...

A large chunk of the world's top investors say cannabis is the industry with the most growth potential this year - and hedge funds are the most bullish

Nearly a third of senior executives at some of the world's top investment firms said cannabis was the industry with the highest growth potential this year, in a survey... Read more ...

Top Austrian court says Ukrainian oligarch can be sent to US

Top Austrian court says Ukrainian oligarch can be sent to US

VIENNA - Austria's Supreme Court of Justice has ruled that a Ukrainian oligarch who prosecutors say had business ties to President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager, Paul... Read more ...