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CULTIVATED: Top VCs tell us where they’re looking to place their bets in 2020, Mile High Labs and GenCanna lay off workers, and more.

In this edition, we take a look at the top VCs investing in cannabis, and get an update on which CBD and hemp companies recently laid off workers.

WeWork signed just 4 new leases last quarter as SoftBank scrambles to turn it around

The troubled coworking startup added about 184,000 square feet of new space, a 93% drop from its average in the past four quarters, CBRE data showed.

‘They don’t even plan to go public’ — NYU professor Scott Galloway says Casper filed for an IPO but really wants a sale

"They asked for advice two years ago and I said I have three pieces of advice: 'sell, sell, and sell.'"

The 9 best ‘Shark Tank’ products that didn’t land deals but are still doing incredibly well

Ring is a "Shark Tank" reject that was just bought by Amazon for $1 billion. Here are other companies that didn't land a deal but are doing well.
The Casper founding team, including CEO Philip Krim at right.

The 6 most surprising and unusual takeaways from Casper’s IPO filing

Casper's IPO paperwork contained a few surprising takeaways about how it views its business and the sleep market in general.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Here are all the companies Airbnb has acquired to help it grow into a $31 billion business

Airbnb has made some crucial purchases in its journey from renting air mattresses to becoming a global hub for all things travel.
Former bank exec Cate Luzio wrote a business plan that helped her leave her corporate career and start a growing collaboration space that now has more than 600 individual and over 20 corporate members.

HOW TO START A BUSINESS: The ultimate guides for founders on launching a company, raising money, and becoming wildly successful in 2020

Entrepreneurship doesn't come with a rule book. These guides will help first-time founders launch a startup, raise capital, and dominate the market.
Peter Thiel

PITCH-DECK LIBRARY: The pitch decks that helped hot startups raise millions

The best pitch decks weave data, vision, and storytelling in a captivating presentation. Here are the decks that startups have used to get funded.
Allbirds Tree Runners in Stone

Allbirds’ sustainable ‘Tree’ sneakers were a game changer when they debuted in 2018 — here’s how they’ve held up a...

Cult-favorite shoe startup Allbirds is known for its innovative runners made from wool, but the company has since expanded with four styles made from trees.