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Macron announces €5 billion late-stage investment pledge from institutional investors

French president Emmanuel Macron announced in a speech ahead of France Digitale Day that the French government has convinced institutional investors to invest more heavily in late-stage VC funds and asset managers in one way or another. Institutional investors have committed to investing $5.5 billion (€5 billion). “We’ll have €2 Read more…

Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney

Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney

1. Which initiatives will you prioritize to limit humankind’s impact on climate and avoid potential climate catastrophe? My $4 trillion Climate Plan will enable us to reach the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, which the IPCC says is the necessary target to avoid the worst effects of climate Read more…

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The MIT Media Lab controversy and getting back to ‘radical courage’, with Media Lab student Arwa Mboya

People win prestigious prizes in tech all the time, but there is something different about The Bold Prize. Unless you’ve been living under a literal or proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard something about the late Jeffrey Epstein, a notorious child molester and human trafficker who also happened to be a Read more…

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How the Valley can get philanthropy right with former Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest

Paul Brest didn’t set out to transform philanthropy. A constitutional law scholar who clerked for Supreme Court Justice John Harlan and is credited with coining the term “originalism,” Brest spent twelve years as dean of Stanford Law School. But when he was named president of the William & Flora Hewlett Read more…

Trump administration is readying tighter regulations on e-cigarettes, including ban on flavorings

Trump administration is readying tighter regulations on e-cigarettes, including ban on flavorings

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration are readying tough new requirements on e-cigarettes — including a potential ban on flavorings for vaping products. The FDA compliance policy would mean that all non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes would have to be cleared by the FDA before Read more…

Despite Brexit, UK startups can compete with Silicon Valley to win tech talent

Despite Brexit, UK startups can compete with Silicon Valley to win tech talent

Mehul Patel is the CEO of Hired , the marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Brexit has taken over discourse in the UK and beyond. In the UK alone, it is mentioned over 500 million times a day, in 92 million conversations — and for Read more…