Venture capital

FILE - In this April 3, 2017 file photo, students walk past the "Great Dome" atop Building 10 on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Mass. Two prominent researchers are quitting MIT's Media Lab over revelations that the famed technology research hub and its director took money from Jeffrey Epstein after he'd served time for sex offenses involving girls and young women. Ethan Zuckerman, director of the lab's Center for Civic Media, said director Joi Ito had failed to disclose the deceased financier's funding of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology incubator as well as investments Epstein made in Ito's personal venture capital fund, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 21, 2019 - 9:03 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Two prominent researchers are quitting MIT's Media Lab over revelations that the famed technology research hub and its director took money from Jeffrey Epstein after he'd served time for sex offenses involving girls and young women. Ethan Zuckerman, director of the lab's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018 file photo, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana speaks at a ceremony in Santa Clara, Calif. Hall-of-Fame quarterback Montana, looking to hit pay dirt in the legal marijuana industry, is part of a $75 million investment in a pot operator, it was announced Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. San Jose, California-based said it will use the investment to grow a company that includes a farm, a retail store, distribution center and a delivery service. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
January 24, 2019 - 8:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, looking to hit pay dirt in the legal marijuana industry, is part of a $75 million investment in a pot operator, it was announced Thursday. San Jose, California-based Caliva said it will use the investment to grow a company that includes a...
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FILE- In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago. For years, Tesla’s board remained almost invisible, staying behind the curtain as Musk guided the electric car maker to huge stock price increases. Now, given Musk’s recent questionable behavior, experts say it’s time for the board to step onstage and take action on the company’s leadership. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
August 20, 2018 - 6:55 pm
For years, Tesla's board remained almost invisible, staying behind the curtain as superstar Chairman and CEO Elon Musk guided the electric car maker to huge stock price increases. Now, given Musk's recent questionable behavior, experts say it's time for the board to step onstage and take action on...
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January 29, 2018 - 4:02 pm
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. has invested in a food-tech startup that's developing methods to produce meat directly from animal cells. The Arkansas-based company announced Monday that its venture capital arm, Tyson Ventures, now has a minority stake in Memphis Meats. The terms of the...
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November 29, 2017 - 8:10 pm
DETROIT (AP) — At least two big Uber stakeholders have agreed to sell part of their private shares to a group led by Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank in a deal that lets investors cash out at a discount and could bring management stability to the troubled ride-hailing company. SoftBank...
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July 02, 2017 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sexism in Silicon Valley may be coming in for a reckoning, prompted by women coming forward with stories of sexual harassment by industry bigshots. Apologies, resignations and self-reflection have followed, although it's too soon to tell if they will produce meaningful change. Dave...
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July 02, 2017 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley investor Dave McClure says he is sorry for making "inappropriate advances" toward several women in workplace situations and is giving up leadership of the venture capital fund he co-founded, 500 Startups. McClure's apology — titled "I'm a Creep. I'm Sorry" — follows a...
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A banner for Snap Inc. hangs from the front of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 2, 2017, in New York. The company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat is expected to start trading Thursday after a better-than-expected stock offering. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
March 03, 2017 - 12:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a California high school making millions from the initial public offering of shares in Snap Inc. (all times local): 9:45 a.m. The venture capitalist who helped a California private Catholic high school earn millions from an initial public offering of shares in...
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