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Bird is the fastest startup ever to reach a $1 billion valuation

August 15th, 2018 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

Electric scooter startup Bird is the fastest company to reach a valuation of $1 billion. Bird, one of many scooter startups currently sweeping the US, was last valued at $400 million after closing $100 million in series B funding in early March. In late May, Bird was reported to be raising $150 million in series […]



Bitcoin sees Wall Street warm to trading virtual currency

May 13th, 2018 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

SAN FRANCISCO — Some of the biggest names on Wall Street are warming up to Bitcoin, a virtual currency that for nearly a decade has been consigned to the unregulated fringes of the financial world. The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange has been working on an online trading platform that would allow […]



Experts May Have a Viable Alternative to Universal Basic Income

March 17th, 2018 at 8:19 am » Comments Off

At Brain Bar Budapest, a large hall that was plastered in dark and leafy plants struggled to hold a sea of attendees. The crowd gathered to watch Steve Fuller, author of Humanity 2.0 and the Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology at Warwick University, debate Zoltán Pogátsa, a Hungarian political economist. The topic at hand? […]



How much VC money goes to women entrepreneurs? The numbers are pretty dismal

February 16th, 2018 at 1:39 am » Comments Off

Most venture capitalists are men who aren’t excited about women-led and women-focused businesses.



Almost half of retirees spend more than expected on 2 common expenses

February 3rd, 2018 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Make sure your planning prevents sticker shock in these major spending categories.



Bitcoin is the total opposite or a Ponzi scheme- here’s why

December 11th, 2017 at 12:21 pm » Comments Off

What is a ‘Ponzi Scheme’, you ask? “A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investing scam promising high rates of return with little risk to investors. The Ponzi scheme generates returns for older investors by acquiring new investors. This is similar to a pyramid scheme in that both are based on using new investors’ funds to […]



How Shark Tank is revolutionizing business school

November 24th, 2017 at 10:19 am » Comments Off

Swimming with the sharks makes perfect sense in our evolving corporate world.



Why your bank hates you for loving bitcoin

October 29th, 2017 at 2:53 pm » Comments Off

Bitcoin has been around since 2009, but it really wasn’t until recently that it finally hit the mainstream consciousness of investors and the general public. As of this writing 1 bitcoin is now worth over $5,600 USD. And its meteoric rise doesn’t look to be abating any time soon. Its potential to reshape how we […]



A California city is launching the first US experiment in basic income — and residents will get $6,000 a year

October 20th, 2017 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs is leading the charge on a basic income experiment in his recovering town.



Why colleges are borrowing billions

October 17th, 2017 at 12:28 am » Comments Off

Higher-education institutions are overspending on renovations and new facilities that they hope will boost enrollment, but experts say this plan could lead to financial crisis.



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