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Seattle’s new venture firm, Flying Fish, holds a first close on its targeted $80 million fund

The founding partners of the new Seattle-based venture firm Flying Fish met as angel investors deploying capital in the talent-heavy, cash-light region around Amazon and Microsoft’s corporate headquarters. “We’ve underperformed relative to the talent pool,” is how Heather Redman, one of the firm’s three founding partners, describes the region. Well, now Flying Fish has held a first close of $ 23 ...

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Seattle’s new venture firm, Flying Fish, holds a first close on its targeted $80 million fund

The founding partners of the new Seattle-based venture firm Flying Fish  met as angel investors deploying capital in the talent-heavy, cash-light region around Amazon and Microsoft’s corporate headquarters. “We’ve underperformed relative to the talent pool,” is how Heather Redman, one of the firm’s three founding partners describes the region. Well, now Flying Fish has held a first close of $ ...

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UK oil wealth fund would have been worth $703 billion today

If the UK had established in the 1980s a wealth fund in which to invest North Sea oil revenues—similar to what Norway actually did in the 1990s—a UK fund would be worth more than $ 703 billion (£500 billion) today. That’s the conclusion of a progressive UK think-tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), in a policy paper published ...

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Tesla just months from total collapse, says hedge fund manager

The American electric-car company Tesla will be bankrupt within four months unless its CEO Elon Musk “pulls a rabbit out of his hat,” according to hedge fund manager John Thompson. Read more “Companies eventually have to make a profit, and I don’t ever see that happening here,” the head of Vilas Capital Management told Market Watch. “This is one of the ...

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Russian expert proposes nationwide voluntary ‘space fund’ for moon exploration

A former senior executive of Russia’s United Rocket and Space Corporation has proposed to introduce a voluntary payment that would allow a fully independent national moon program as well as a new orbital research station. The author of the proposal, Valentin Uvarov, is now an independent expert in the sphere of space research, but in 2014-2016 was head of the ...

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Tory Brexiteers accused of using taxpayer cash to fund anti-EU campaigns

Hardline Brexit Tories are being accused of breaking parliamentary rules by funding anti-European Union campaigns with taxpayer’s money. Labour is now calling for an urgent review. Cabinet ministers, including high-ranking portfolio holders Sajid Javid, Andrea Leadsom, Penny Mordaunt and David Gauke, have been accused of breaking rules. According to campaign group OpenDemocracy, they have funded the ‘hard Brexit’ European Research ...

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Apple partners with Malala Fund to help girls receive quality education

Apple has teamed up with Malala Fund to support girls’ education, becoming Malala Fund’s first Laureate partner. Founded by Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin, the Malala Fund aims to empower young girls and help them access the quality education they deserve. With the support of Apple, Malala Fund expects to double the number of grants awarded through its Gulmakai Network and launch ...

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Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to fund college scholarships for Dreamers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating $ 33 million in the form of a scholarship grant to help 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status attend college. The Bezos grant comes through TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for Dreamers. The organization, which is less than four years old, says this is ...

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‘Battle is not over’: Defeated Moore sets up ‘election integrity fund’ to probe voter fraud claims

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 16:24 Republican candidate Roy Moore is refusing to concede defeat following his loss to Democrat rival Doug Jones in the race for the vacant Senate seat in Alabama. Moore has reportedly set up an ‘election integrity fund’ to investigate if voter fraud contributed to his loss.  The former state supreme court judge has refused to ...

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World Bank no longer to fund oil and gas projects to slow global warming

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:55 Edited time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:57 To boost the global economy’s shift to cleaner energy, the World Bank announced on Tuesday it will stop the financing of oil and gas exploration and extraction starting from 2019. “As a global multilateral development institution, the World Bank Group is continuing to transform its own operations in ...

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