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Category: Capital


Capital, Finance Tech

Former Apple, Microsoft, Intel, and Square Security Leader Window Snyder Secures $2.5 Million Seed Investment to Launch Security Company Thistle Technologies

April 22, 2021

Via: Markets Insider

Thistle Technologies, a new security company addressing the connected device market, today announced $2.5 million in seed funding from True Ventures. Thistle was founded by Window Snyder, who formerly served as chief security officer at Square, Mozilla, and Fastly, in […]


Capital, Finance Tech, Liquidity

SPACs break 2020 record in just 3 months, but the red-hot industry faces challenges ahead

March 19, 2021

Via: CNBC

It took the SPAC market just three months to outdo its record-breaking 2020, but sustaining that level of jaw-dropping growth will be no easy task. The funds raised via U.S. special purpose acquisition companies have totaled $87.9 billion so far […]


Capital, Finance Tech

Bill Ackman, an early Coupang investor, donates his more than $1 billion stake to charity

March 15, 2021

Via: CNBC

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman said Monday he donated his entire stake in Coupang — worth more than $1 billion — to charity following the South Korean e-commerce company’s IPO last week. Ackman, who runs the Pershing Square Capital Management hedge […]


Capital, Finance Tech, Trading

Billionaire investor Ron Baron’s firm sold 1.8 million Tesla shares despite saying price will hit $2,000

March 4, 2021

Via: CNBC

Billionaire investor Ron Baron sold 1.8 million shares of Tesla for clients since August despite believing the stock will increase to $2,000 over the next 10 years. Baron, a longstanding Tesla shareholder, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Thursday that his […]


Capital, Finance Tech

Rocket Mortgage founder Dan Gilbert made $30 billion on paper after stock’s surge

March 3, 2021

Via: CNBC

Tuesday’s dramatic and abnormal spike in the stock of Rocket Companies created a major windfall for founder Dan Gilbert, at least on paper. Shares of Rocket, where Gilbert is the majority shareholder, jumped more than 70% on Tuesday, adding $17.30 […]


Capital, Finance Tech, Liquidity

The wealthy are borrowing billions against their art collections and lenders are reselling the debt

February 25, 2021

Via: CNBC

More and more wealthy art collectors are cashing in on low interest rates to borrow against their Picassos and Basquiats, adding to risks of a leveraged boom and bust in the art market. The Fine Art Group, an art advisory […]


Capital, Finance Tech

Elon Musk is no longer the world’s richest person after losing $15bn

February 24, 2021

Via: Sky News

The 49-year-old business magnate has now fallen to second place on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index of the world’s 500 richest people with a net worth of $183.4bn (£129bn) – a significant drop from a peak of $210bn (£148bn) in January. […]


Capital, Finance Tech

Why ‘tax the rich’ policies may make sense in a K-shaped economy

January 26, 2021

Via: CNBC

“Tax the rich” policies being weighed in some statehouses to cover Covid-era budget shortfalls may make more sense in the current economy. Inequality has been a hallmark of the pandemic recovery, marked by job loss for those at the bottom […]


Capital, Finance Tech, Financial Services, Industries

Jefferies Climbs on Fourth-Quarter Profit Surge

January 5, 2021

Via: TheStreet

Jefferies Financial Group (JEF) – Get Report shares rose on Tuesday after the financial-services company reported a 79% surge in fourth-quarter net income per share and boosted its stock-buyback plans. Shares of the New York investment bank at last check […]


Capital, Enterprise, Finance Tech, Industries

Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot shareholders vote on merger

January 4, 2021

Via: ABC News

The marriage of carmakers PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is built on the promise of cost-savings in the capital-hungry industry, but what remains to be seen is if it will be able to preserve jobs and heritage brands in […]