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180 words • intermediate • 3 years, 11 months ago
"London startups are raising significantly more venture capital, with a new study claiming that money raised in 2014 is double the figure from 2013. The Financial Times reports that London startups raised a total of $1.4 billion in venture capital mon..."
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345 words • advanced • 2 years, 11 months ago
startups, business
"Global corporate funding in the solar added up to $25.3 billion in 2015, according to a report released by global clean energy communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital Group. This figure includes venture capital/private equity (VC), debt fin..."
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115 words • advanced • 4 years, 3 months ago
"Twitter is offering $1.5 billion convertible notes, which will help the social media company raise cash for further expansion, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The report said the convertible bonds will be sold in two parts, each worth $650 million and ..."
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218 words • advanced • 3 years, 3 months ago
business
"Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has hinted the federal government might consider a hike in the GST as part of rejig of the tax mix, after a new report estimated it could raise up to $30 billion a year. Deloitte Access Economics has modelled raising..."
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107 words • advanced • 3 years, 6 months ago
business
"London, UK-based online hair and beauty marketplace Wahanda raised €65m in funding from its Japanese owners Recruit. The company, which had raised €42m in May to grow the UK and German markets, intends to use the funds for the development in Fra..."
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135 words • advanced • 2 years, 10 months ago
business
"In 2013, Indian corporations raised more than $14 billion from the overseas bond markets . "The stability in the Rupee and foreign investors flows in the market could see more corporates tap the overseas market," said a senior banker. Many companie..."
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131 words • intermediate • 3 years, 5 months ago
business
"What it does : Marketplace for unused gift cards. Founders : George Bousis, Bradley Wasz. Notable investors : Bessemer Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Accel Partners. Capital raised : $87 million with an estimated $500 million valuation...."

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145 words • advanced • 3 years, 2 months ago
startups, business
"(Reuters) - AppDirect, which helps developers and businesses create, use and sell apps, said it raised $140 million in a funding round led by an investment fund advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, valuing the company at $1.04 billion. Existing ..."
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706 words • intermediate • 3 years, 8 months ago
"McDonald's is raising wages for 90,000 employees. In a statement on Wednesday, the company said that as of July 1, it would raise starting wages and offer employees personal time off at McDonald's company-owned restaurants in the US by $1 over the lo..."
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677 words • intermediate • 3 years, 10 months ago
Historically, the idea of raising the federal tax on gasoline has been unpopular. Here I give some compelling reasons that it would be beneficial to raise this tax, ...
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502 words • intermediate • 3 years, 11 months ago
"For young professionals, when and how to ask for a raise is a source of constant conversation. And that makes sense—after all, salary growth should accelerate as resumes and careers grow. However, these conversations are often awkward, for a variety ..."
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84 words • advanced • 3 years, 3 months ago
agriculture
"Livestock is most commonly considered animals kept or raised in a farm or ranch setting and used in a commercial enterprise. The raising of livestock is an agricultural endeavor that promotes the preservation of green space and a way of life that man..."

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221 words • advanced • 3 years, 7 months ago
"It’s good to be in the tech startup scene these days. A number of VCs are raising record-size funds, while some startups are achieving incredible valuations with relative ease. When the market gets this hot, it’s easy to lose track of all the transac..."
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195 words • advanced • 3 years, 5 months ago
business
"Despite what Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says, The Fed won't raise rates this year, bond investor Jeff Gundlach said at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference on Wednesday. Every year its expectations from growth are"a triumph of hope over experie..."
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183 words • advanced • 3 years, 2 months ago
business
"SHARES in the a2 Milk company have been placed in a trading halt on the ASX and NZX as it seeks to raise NZ$40 million in new equity. The new capital raised will be used to support a2M's continued growth in Australia and New Zealand, and its targete..."
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219 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Jason M. Lemkin Many of them shouldnt. Selling stock is dilutive, and carries economic, social and legal obligations.  Investors will expect 3-10x returns on the capital.  Theyll want board seats, and consultation, and will often push your company t..."
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"LUMA Partners, the bank that advised on Verizon-ownedAOL's $248 million acquisition of ad tech company Millennial Mediamade a video to celebrate the deal. But it's not the kind of video you'd expect from an investment bank. LUMA Partners' CEO and "he..."
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"Slack, the popular workplace chatting app, is set to raise up to $160 million in a new funding round that would value the company at $2.76 billion, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. This round will reportedly include new i..."

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180 words • advanced • 3 years, 9 months ago
"Pinterest has raised $367 million, according to a new regulatory filing. The Wall Street Journal is reporting Pinterest raised the new round at an $11 billion valuation. In addition, the regulatory filing says Pinterest could raise up to $208 million..."
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"Last week, news broke that Slack was raising a new round of investment that would value the young company at a jaw-dropping $2.76 billion. That would make Slack the second most valuable enterprise startup in the world, according tovaluation expert Pi..."

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