Mark Cuban: Bitcoin's Got No Shot

By Ben Schott, on Friday, October 17, 2014

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This Week’s Best Reading

A Billion Dollars… For Playing Games?

A new technology start-up just joined the “billion-dollar” club, and it’s not playing games. Or is it?

Google Drops Real Money on Unreal Company

Not to be outdone by Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of Oculus, Google is getting into virtual reality: They just dropped half a billion dollars on this VR start-up.

Market Crash? It’s Still a Bull Market for Start-ups

Venture capitalists nowadays are deploying huge amounts of money into start-ups. A VC from Redpoint Capital shows us where most of the money is going.

Venture Firm Announces "Home Run" Fund

Some folks say Silicon Valley is taking too much risk these days. Tell that to Canaan Partners. They’ve already raised $675 million for a fund that shoots unapologetically for all-or-nothing winners. Check it out here.

Peer-to-Peer Lending Comes of Age

Crowdfunded lending might be a recent innovation, but it's already disrupting traditional finance. And the big banks are finally catching on. Read more here.

Mickey Mouse: Start-Up Investor

We often mention technology accelerators like Y Combinator and 500 Startups. Now we’ve learned that Disney hopes to create their next Cinderella Story with a tech incubator of their own.

Mark Cuban: Bitcoin’s Got No Shot

The Shark Tank investor and NBA team owner has made billions getting in early on big trends. But when it comes to investing in Bitcoin, he compares it to buying baseball cards. Read more here.

Great News, Nerds: Science Start-Ups Heating Up

With consumer technology companies like Snapchat and Uber getting all the attention (and money) lately, bio-tech and clean-tech start-ups haven’t gotten much respect. But now it looks like VCs are taking an interest once again.

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Ben Schott
Ben Schott


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