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Sources: Patreon is considering an IPO as soon as this year and has recently passed $100M in annualized revenue (The Information)

The Information:Sources: Patreon is considering an IPO as soon as this year and has recently passed $100M in annualized revenue  —  Patreon, the online service that allows podcasters, musicians and other artists to receive direct financial support from fans, is considering a public listing as soon as this year …


21 January 2021 0

Unifin offers little juice on exchange ahead of new issue

Mexican non-bank lender Unifin Financieria is planning an eight year bond issue of up to $500m, with up to $200m set to come via an exchange offer for existing bonds. But bondholders participating in the exchange are not likely to receive much by way of increased return for pushing out their maturities.


21 January 2021 0

Pebble founder launches Beeper, a $10/month universal chat app, promising to bring 15 chat service into a single UI, including iMessage on Android and Windows (Jon Porter/The Verge)

Jon Porter / The Verge:Pebble founder launches Beeper, a $10/month universal chat app, promising to bring 15 chat service into a single UI, including iMessage on Android and Windows  —  Beeper brings 15 chat apps together into one interface  —  Beeper is a new universal chat app that’s an attempt …


21 January 2021 0

OpenDrives, which provides network-attached storage for enterprise clients, raises almost $20M in Series B led funding by IAG Capital Partners (Manasa Gogineni/VentureBeat)

Manasa Gogineni / VentureBeat:OpenDrives, which provides network-attached storage for enterprise clients, raises almost $20M in Series B led funding by IAG Capital Partners  —  OpenDrives, which provides network-attached storage solutions for enterprise clients, has raised a series B funding round.


21 January 2021 0

A large number of laptop flagships in H1 2021 will ship with 16:10 or 3:2 displays, signalling an industry-wide shift toward laptops with taller aspect ratios (Monica Chin/The Verge)

Monica Chin / The Verge:A large number of laptop flagships in H1 2021 will ship with 16:10 or 3:2 displays, signalling an industry-wide shift toward laptops with taller aspect ratios  —  For lovers of tall screens, it’s a great time to be alive  —  One of the biggest trends coming out of this year’s CES…
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21 January 2021 0

Gold rush: Russian miners prep IPO plans

Two Russian gold miners are among a number of Russian companies looking at listing possibilities in 2021 capitalising on a strong 2020 for the precious metal.


21 January 2021 0

HSBC targets growing ESG activity in MENAT with new team

HSBC has created a dedicated sustainable and transition finance team to bolster the bank’s activities in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. The team has assembled to take advantage of the region’s attempts to increase the sustainability of its economies.


21 January 2021 0

Our Biden Charging Station Plan — Update

In a previous article, I introduced a draft plan to help the Biden Administration get the most from their plan to add 500,000 EV charging stations. I wanted to give readers a quick update and and solicit more input


21 January 2021 0

TripActions, a booking and management service with insights into business travel and expenses, raises $155M Series E co-led by az16 (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:TripActions, a booking and management service with insights into business travel and expenses, raises $155M Series E co-led by az16  —  TripActions, a booking and management platform that offers enterprises real-time data, automated reporting, and insights into business travel and expenses …


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