The rapidly developing 5G cellular network promises to revolutionize the Internet of Things ecosystem, including how it impacts smart devices in cars and banking.  But it’s not all good. Those same advances that are...
As data mining expands, so too, do users’ concerns over how to keep their data from falling into the hands of the wrong people.  While the public has been concerned about tech giants like...
SoftBank tightened the reins to curb the excesses of startup founders after the spectacular, multi-billion dollar failure of WeWork forced the tech investor to take huge losses and take a hard look at its mistakes.
Key Takeaway:  Shape Security, which became a unicorn last month after raising $183 million to date, has developed an AI-powered engine that helps distinguish humans from bots...
From the window of the small Italian café called Coffee Break on Main Street in Hackensack, New Jersey, Dominic Daniele has had a front-row seat to the changing fortunes, not all for the better, of his New...
With intensified investor and media criticism ahead of  the IPO of We Company, one of the world’s biggest remote office startups, the coworking model is facing the toughest scrutiny to date. Can We Company...
Coworking company Knotel announced on August 21 it raised $400 million, as the number of startups looking to disrupt We Co.’s leadership position grows. We Co.’s recent IPO filing generated a wave scrutiny and...
California-based VC firm Fifth Wall closed what it says is the largest real estate venture capital fund ever, as investors bet on soaring demand for so-called proptech, or technology such as robotic security guards used in the real estate...
Some of Europe’s most beautiful cities are being overrun by tourists renting through websites including Airbnb, Expedia’s HomeAway and VRBO, destroying the character of neighborhoods and overwhelming local infrastructure.  A group of Italian-based social entrepreneurs say they...
Environmental catastrophes, epidemics and shifting demographics are becoming higher risks to insurers, credit rating agency Moody’s said this week, as the agency sees growing recognition and evolving industry framework for social impact investors.  "Increasing...
Many teachers around the country struggle to purchase a home. In wealthy districts where educators face expensive real estate options, the problems magnify.  In 50 of the country’s largest districts, it would take at...
While political debates over climate change rage without apparent movement from either side, investors dealing in real estate are taking these risks more seriously. What’s driving these investors aren’t studies or scientific opinion. It’s more basic: a...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to, for their impact on industry. Catalyst, a Salt Lake City-based private equity firm co-founded by longtime social-impact investor Jim Sorenson, is raising $150 million fund aiming to capitalize on the Opportunity...
Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Serial entrepreneur Vishal Garg founded Better.com to simplify the $9 trillion mortgage industry by dramatically cutting down the time and fees it takes to get approved for a...
Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. The US Treasury Department on April 17 issued its final clarifications on how the community development program known as “opportunity zones” will function, what...
Sound Businesses: Companies we are keeping an eye on. Ron Rock is CEO and co-founder of Microshare Inc., a data-sharing and governance firm based in Philadelphia that just closed a $5 million funding round and graduated from Microsoft’s ScaleUp program. Smart cities....
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Technology startup KeyMe that caters to the locksmith industry has raised $50 million in growth financing from the global credit team at BlackRock to fund the...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Palo Alto, California-based Data Collective (DCVC) is looking to raise a new fund. The eight-year-old technology-focused venture capital (VC) firm filed documents with the SEC to raise...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Vertical Companies, the Los Angeles-based company that recently announced one of the largest Series A funding rounds in the cannabis industry, is planning to scale up its multi-state...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Blackstone Group is spearheading an investment upswing in Chinese commercial real estate. The New York-based private equity giant has executed two major deals this year and reportedly...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. It’s a common dilemma. A homeowner wants to buy a new place while selling the old one at the same time. Easier said than done. Cue the...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Airbnb has invested between $100 million and $200 million in Indian budget lodging group Oyo Rooms, signaling the San Francisco-based home sharing site’s deepening reach into...
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