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Biotech's Biggest Money Raise Ever Is…
A biotech company just raised $450 million. It’s the biggest private fundraising round in the sector ever. What's the medical breakthrough that has investors so excited? Find out here.
Crowdfunding Supports Charlie Hebdo
A crowdfunding campaign aims to support the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, as well as families of the victims who were killed at its headquarters. Read more here.
Top 30 Under 30: Best Young Minds in Venture Capital
Traditionally, venture capital investors came from the ranks of one-time entrepreneurs. They were business people who’d built their own companies and seen it all before. But a new crop of investors is poised to prove tradition wrong.
A Hedge Fund for the Rest of Us
Sliced is an innovative start-up that Wayne recently wrote about. It provides hedge fund access for the rest of us. In this interview, Sliced’s founder talks about the JOBS Act and the future of VC. Check it out here.
Tech IPOs Are So 2012
For today’s best tech companies, the rules have changed. Nowadays, growth for these companies takes place in the private markets. Read more about the new normal here.
Peter Thiel Bets on Marijuana
Thiel, one of PayPal’s founders and Facebook's original investor, is making a big bet on the future of legal marijuana. This marks the first time that a name-brand investor has made a major investment in this budding industry. Read more here.
The Beach that Venture Capital Couldn't Buy
This story has all the elements: Silicon Valley intrigue, a billionaire "villain," and accusations of government malfeasance. Read about the Battle of the Beach here.