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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

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

You don"t have to be a billionaire to invest in startups

Until recently, being an early-stage startup investor was a high-risk play available only to insiders who stood to win big when the Uber or Twitter they put money into took off......»»

Category: topSource: moneyAug 8th, 2018

Facebook launches a digital literacy library aimed at educators

Facebook this morning announced the launch of a new set of educational resources focused on helping young people think critically and behave thoughtfully online. The Digital Literacy Library, as t.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 2nd, 2018

Portland cannabis business accelerator aims to boost women execs

Oregon is getting its first cannabis-industry accelerator, and it’s focused on women. Industry attorney Amy Margolis is behind The Initiative, which plans to take applications in September for an initial class of businesses "with a preference toward.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 25th, 2018

Two former Uber executives have quietly formed a group to invest in other former Uber employees" projects

Two former Uber executives have formed a group to fund startups .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 25th, 2018

Term Sheet — Wednesday, July 25

On deals and dealmakers. 5 Qs WITH A DEALMAKERFifth Wall Ventures has a pretty narrow investment thesis. It invests exclusively in startups focused on r.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 25th, 2018

Abbott (ABT) Beats on Earnings and Revenues in Q2

Abbott (ABT) gains ground on new product launches and solid overall growth and delivers strong Q2 results. Abbott Laboratories ABT is an Illinois-based company focused on bringing a diverse line of healthcare products to the market.Abbott re.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJul 18th, 2018

City reveals plan to invest $100M in freight infrastructure

The city unveiled a plan Monday to invest up to $100 million in freight infrastructure, the opening step in Freight NYC, an initiative envisioned by the de Blasio administration to shift more of the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJul 17th, 2018

Apple launches $300 million green energy fund in China

Apple Inc will launch a $300 million clean energy fund in China, the firm said in a statement on Friday, working with its suppliers to invest in renewable energy projects that could power close to 1 million homes in the country......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 12th, 2018

Success with Snap helps venture firm Lightspeed raise $1.8 billion for new funds

Venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners has raised $1.8 billion to invest in startups from cryptocurrency to beauty supplies, hoping to build on its streak of lucrative bets in companies such as Snap Inc , the firm's partners told Reuters......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 10th, 2018

Cuomo must invest in climate justice

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is one of largest efforts in the country to reduce carbon pollution, deliver energy-bill savings for families and create clean-energy jobs. Now we need to make... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJul 10th, 2018

Energy-focused manufacturer launches IPO after emerging from bankruptcy

The holding company for Houston-based AFGlobal Corp. is going public about a year after emerging from bankruptcy. AFG Holdings Inc. announced July 9 that it commenced an initial public offering of 18.2 million shares of its common stock, which it pl.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 9th, 2018

Defense Industry Adds Venture Capital to Its Arsenal

Boeing, Lockheed and other defense firms are vying to invest in startups as they look beyond their own laboratories for the next technology breakthrough......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 5th, 2018

Jim Rogers Launches AI-Focused Global Macro ETF

The new AI ETF is powered by a symbiotic relationship fostered by the multi-decade expertise of Jim Rogers and financia.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJun 22nd, 2018