NEWS IN BRIEF

Startups Using Agility, Experience, to Move the Needle on Opioid Crisis

From a social network for addicts to robots that test sewage water for traces of drugs, startups and private companies are applying...

Energy Tech Start-up Crusoe Aims To Turn Gas Flaring into Useful Power

Natural gas flaring is more than just blasts of flames jetting high above the New Jersey Turnpike and gas wells around the...

NEWS ANALYSIS

Startups Using Agility, Experience, to Move the Needle on Opioid Crisis

From a social network for addicts to robots that test sewage water for traces of drugs, startups and private companies are applying innovative solutions to one of the nation’s most pressing problems...

New Tools Emerge to Measure Water Risk Exposure

For investors, companies and governments seeking to assess water risk exposure, there are more solutions than ever to dig deep for water data and evaluate their supply chains. There...

Merchant Bank Sees Opportunities In Carbon-Curbing Technology

Turquoise International, a merchant bank focusing on energy efficiency and the environment, will manage a Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2 following their success with the first fund. LCLF 2,...

Russia’s Fintech Booms As Smartphone-Savvy Grandmas Go Cashless

Russians are increasingly using mobile wallets to pay for groceries and bills as cashless technologies disrupt the financial services industry, extending their reach across the world’s largest country. The number of purchases...

PROFILES

Energy Tech Start-up Crusoe Aims To Turn Gas Flaring into Useful Power

Natural gas flaring is more than just blasts of flames jetting high above the New Jersey Turnpike and gas wells around the world. The burning off of excess natural gas spews carbon...

OPINIONS

The Evolving Relationship Between Talent & Agencies

KEY TAKEAWAYS Backed by private equity sponsors, large talent agencies are expanding past strictly the traditional media sector in pursuit of greater vertical integration. Key Market Movements CAA (Creative Arts Agency), an entertainment and sports agency,...

Why Consolidation Could Ruin Hulu and Other Streaming Services

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. The tongue-in-cheek tagline of Hulu’s first national ad campaign, “we’re about to ruin TV for you,” may...

How WME Is Staying in the Director’s Chair

KEY TAKEAWAYS Backed by private equity sponsors, large talent agencies are expanding past strictly the traditional media sector in pursuit of greater vertical integration. Key Market Movements CAA (Creative Arts Agency), an entertainment and sports agency,...

Meditation’s Music Play: Who Will Succeed in Bringing Mindfulness to Mainstream?

Jack Dorsey, the founder of the loudest and at times the most rambunctious of social media giants Twitter, spent his birthday on a silent meditation retreat in Myanmar in 2018.