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A venture capitalist and former Obama official are giving startups $30 million to fix a ‘crisis’ in our food system — and you can ap...

FoodShot Global is a new fund for researchers and startups solving problems in food and agriculture that stem from soil degradation. Venture capitalist Victor Friedberg, former Obama-administration official Sara Eckhouse, and former Rabobank North America CEO Rajiv Singh will lead the fund.
John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity Technologies, which is looking for a new chief financial officer.

One of the most important startups in video games just lost its CFO — right after raising $145 million in new funds

Unity, which has raised $601.5 million and whose tools were used to make "Pokémon Go," is searching for a replacement for former CFO Mike Foley.
Alex Adelman, founder of Lolli.

This startup is giving away free bitcoin when you make online purchases — Here’s how to get in on it

The bank of bitcoin has been missing lollipops for far too long, says Lolli founder Alex Adelman. Here's how to download the startup's browser extension to get bitcoin back when shopping.
NASA's "Tipping Point" awards will help United Launch Alliance develop its next-generation Vulcan rocket.

NASA just gave $44 million to 6 private companies — including Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin — to develop ‘tipping point’ space...

NASA just awarded six private companies a total of $44 million as part of the agency's "Tipping Point" program. The contracts are designed to help the commercial space industry test next-generation technologies like new moon-landing systems and a method to recover expensive rocket engines.
Electric scooter company Lime is just one company among more than 60 that reached a billion dollar valuation in 2018.

2018 is shaping up to be a record year for private investing: VCs have already poured $73 billion into startups valued at $1 billion or more

In the first seven months of 2018, 65 companies have already reached billion-dollar valuations for the first time, according to new data from Crunchbase.
F3 partners Sutian Dong and Anu Duggal have gathered a network of female entrepreneurs with their new Venture Advisor and Scout Program.

This founder couldn’t convince male investors to fund her smash-hit wedding startup — now she’s part of a plan to bust up ‘the...

New York-based venture firm F3 has founded a new program to mentor and advise female entrepreneurs in cities throughout the US.

Grab mops up $1 billion funding from financial firms

Grab has secured a ...

A CEO who sold his company for $365 million describes how one of the most humiliating moments of his life transformed his business into a huge success...

BI PRIME: Twelve years ago, Weebly CEO David Rusenko was told told by a prominent tech CEO that his idea for his company was "the worst idea ever."
When the mother of Pinduoduo CEO Colin Huang used her son's shopping app to order a batch of mangoes, she discovered that two were rotten.

A popular website that reportedly sells inexpensive products so poorly made that disappointed shoppers often throw them in the trash is now worth more...

In just three short years, e-commerce site Pinduoduo has emerged as one of China's fastest growing shopping startups, with as many as 55 million users accessing the site per day. But in a recent New York Times report, the quality of the site's products came under close scrutiny.