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Ripple Launches "Xpring" Initiative to Invest in XRP-Focused Startups

Ripple has launched an initiative to provide financial assistance to "serious" startups and projects – as long as they boost its own ecosystem......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskMay 16th, 2018

Salesforce Ventures launches $100 million fund for Japanese startups

Salesforce Ventures is launching a $100 million fund to invest in Japanese startups, a move that comes as the company kicks off its Salesforce World Tour Tokyo, the company announced late Tuesday afternoon. The Japan Trailblazer Fund aims to supp.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 4th, 2018

Andreessen Horowitz adds a $300M crypto fund co-led by new female general partner

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has launched a $300 million fund dedicated to invest in blockchain-focused startups and hired a woman as a general partner who helped prosecute crypto crime in the past. Blockchain enthusiast Chris Dixon is .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 25th, 2018

JLL Spark launches $100M prop-tech venture capital fund

Jones Lang LaSalle’s tech division, JLL Spark, has launched a $100 million venture capital fund to invest in real estate-centric startups. Along with capital, the company will provide.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyJun 6th, 2018

Self-Driving Cars Lead SoftBank, Waymo to Detroit

SoftBank’s tech-focused Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors’s driverless-car unit, as the auto maker battles tech companies and startups in a race to commercialize autonomous vehicles......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 31st, 2018

GM Shares Surge as Softbank Fund Invests in Its Driverless-Car Unit

SoftBank’s tech-focused Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors’s driverless-car unit, as the auto maker battles tech companies and startups in a race to commercialize autonomous vehicles......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 31st, 2018

Cryptocurrency company looks for Ripple effect

Xpring initiative launched to provide grants to businesses using XRP......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 14th, 2018

Why Saudi Arabia Keeps Partnering With Blockchain Startups

The kingdom has partnered with ConsenSys and Ripple so far. Saudi Arabia is getting friendly with U.S.-based blockchain-focused start.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 7th, 2018

Exclusive: Ripple Invests $25 Million in Blockchain Capital’s $150 Million Venture Fund

Blockchain Capital will invest the capital in cryptocurrency-focused projects. This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune's newsletter about deals and dealmakers. Sign up here. Ripple, the fintech star.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneApr 11th, 2018

Sports startup Overtime scores $23M with an assist from Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony continues to invest in New York City startups. Previously, the Brooklyn native and former New York Knicks player backed a local pizza company, a social app to track dining venues, and Casper, the mattress innovator. This time, An.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 14th, 2019

How Ana Rodriguez is shaping the multicultural leadership pipeline

Ana Rodriguez of the Latino Leadership Initiative at Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business likes to think of herself as “managerially focused and empirically driven” to help top companies recruit, retain and develop diverse workforces......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 13th, 2019

Georgia Trust launches West Atlanta preservation initiative

A model partnership for preservation, sustainability and permanent affordability held a kickoff ceremony Wednesday along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail. The project includes the rehabilitation of two historic properties and the possible develop.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 13th, 2019

Crypto Funds Say ‘Generalized Mining’ Is the New Way to Invest

A new initiative from venture firm CoinFund looks to get investors directly involved in the networks they invest in......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 13th, 2019

These Cryptofunds Say ‘Generalized Mining’ Is the New Way to Invest

A new initiative from venture firm CoinFund looks to get investors directly involved in the networks they invest in......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 13th, 2019

Techstars launches space accelerator in Los Angeles

Techstars is bringing another accelerator to Los Angeles, this time centered around aerospace. The Boulder, Colorado-based accelerator network is partnering with Starburst Aerospace on the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator, focused on the nex.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 12th, 2019

Trump’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative Needs to Show Us the Money

Initiative lacks specifics about how much the U.S. plans to invest in automation and its effects on American workers. President Donald Trump’s executive order executiv.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneFeb 11th, 2019

How Charlotte is set to make a statement as NBA All-Star festivities arrive

From an innovative diversity vendor program to a focused hospitality initiative, Charlotte’s time in the NBA All-Star Game’s spotlight is intended to send a global message......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 7th, 2019

Ford to invest $1 billion, hire 500 at Chicago factories

Ford plans to invest $1 billion and add 500 jobs at its plants in Chicago as the automaker launches three new SUVs. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 7th, 2019

Ford to invest $1 billion, hire 500 at Chicago factories

Ford plans to invest $1 billion and add 500 jobs at its plants in Chicago as the automaker launches three new SUVs. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 7th, 2019

Ripple Teams With 10 New Universities for Blockchain Research Initiative

Ripple has partnered another 10 top universities for its international blockchain research program, bringing the total to 29......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 7th, 2019

The Funded: $56M in funding, a $230M acquisition and a $115M fund top Bay Area venture news

More than $56 million in venture deals, a $230 million acquisition and a new $115 million fund that's focused on sports startups topped the Bay Area founder and funder news at the start of the week. Here are the details: Funding • Memebox Corp.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 28th, 2019