Latest news

Capture investment opportunities created by megatrends

SpaceX Will Repurpose Oil Rigs To Build A Starship Spaceport At Sea

SpaceX is planning to use oil rigs to build a Starship Spaceport at sea in South Texas


20 January 2021 0

A look at a16z’s communication efforts over the years, as the firm expands its own media operations and has largely stopped cooperating with reporters (Eric Newcomer/Newcomer)

Eric Newcomer / Newcomer:A look at a16z’s communication efforts over the years, as the firm expands its own media operations and has largely stopped cooperating with reporters  —  Why media whisperer Margit Wennmachers is going direct.  —  Benedict Evans, Andreessen Horowitz’s former in-house analyst …


20 January 2021 0

Spanish delivery app Glovo raises $121M from Swiss real estate firm Stoneweg to build out delivery-only convenience stores for sub-30 minute delivery times (Macarena Munoz Montijano/Bloomberg)

Macarena Munoz Montijano / Bloomberg:Spanish delivery app Glovo raises $121M from Swiss real estate firm Stoneweg to build out delivery-only convenience stores for sub-30 minute delivery times  —  – Stoneweg will build, refurbish property to help Glovo expand  — Glovo’s orders for convenience items have surged 300%


20 January 2021 0

Sources: Andreessen Horowitz to launch an opinion section on its website that will publish articles related to technology and business from outside contributors (Zoë Bernard/The Information)

Zoë Bernard / The Information:Sources: Andreessen Horowitz to launch an opinion section on its website that will publish articles related to technology and business from outside contributors  —  Silicon Valley investment firm Andreessen Horowitz, which once courted attention from the news media, is ramping up its own media efforts.


20 January 2021 0

Biden picks former CFTC chairman Gary Gensler, who taught courses on cryptocurrencies and blockchain at MIT, to head the SEC (Kia Kokalitcheva/Axios)

Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:Biden picks former CFTC chairman Gary Gensler, who taught courses on cryptocurrencies and blockchain at MIT, to head the SEC  —  Gary Gensler’s nomination to head the U.S. Securities and Exchange is welcome news for the cryptocurrency industry given his ongoing and deep interest in the technology.


20 January 2021 0

Douyin, ByteDance’s Chinese version of TikTok, has launched e-wallet “Douyin Pay” to compete with China’s dominant e-payment services WeChat Pay and Alipay (Rita Liao/TechCrunch)

Rita Liao / TechCrunch:Douyin, ByteDance’s Chinese version of TikTok, has launched e-wallet “Douyin Pay” to compete with China’s dominant e-payment services WeChat Pay and Alipay  —  Tencent’s WeChat Pay and Alibaba’s affiliate Alipay have long dominated digital payments in China, but they have always faced new challengers.


20 January 2021 0

Malwarebytes says it was hacked by group that breached SolarWinds, via Azure and Office 365 exploits, but attackers only accessed a subset of internal emails (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:Malwarebytes says it was hacked by group that breached SolarWinds, via Azure and Office 365 exploits, but attackers only accessed a subset of internal emails  —  Malwarebytes becomes fourth major security firm targeted by attackers after Microsoft, FireEye, and CrowdStrike.


20 January 2021 0

Gothenburg Partners With Volvo To Create A Climate-Neutral City

The Swedish city of Gothenburg is home to one of the largest and busiest ports in the world. Despite this, the city has set a rather ambitious climate goal for itself. With the help newly created urban zones that will serve as test beds for advanced sustainable technologies, Gothenburg plans to become a climate-neutral city…
Read more


19 January 2021 0

A ‘Nerve Center’ for Climate in the Biden White House

Joseph R. Biden Jr. will bring with him the largest team of climate change experts ever assembled in the White House, and action on global warming is expected quickly.


19 January 2021 0

South Korean search engine company Naver Corp. has acquired online self-publishing platform Wattpad for an estimated ~$600M (Meagan Simpson/BetaKit)

Meagan Simpson / BetaKit:South Korean search engine company Naver Corp. has acquired online self-publishing platform Wattpad for an estimated ~$600M  —  Wattpad is set to be acquired by South Korean internet company Naver Corp. for an estimated $754 million CAD ($600 million USD).  —  Naver announced the deal early before market open in South Korea.


19 January 2021 0