Akash Bajwa / Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants:
As hedge funds ramp up private market investments, a look at Coatue Management, a hedge fund started by ex-Tiger Global employees that manages $50B+ in assets — The Tiger cub that´s likely to make its mark known in 2021 — It´s been heartwarming to receive messages from some of you over …
Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou / Bloomberg:
A look at US “finfluencers”, creators partnering with fintechs to promote investment products, as App Annie says hours spent on finance apps are up 90% YoY — Finance firms have long struggled to reach young and new customers — until now. — At first no one could explain …
Dan Taylor / Tech.eu:
Madrid-based Seedtag, a contextual adtech company, raises $40M Series B led by Oakley Capital to expand into the US market — Madrid-based Seedtag has raised $40 million in a Series B funding round. $35 million of this round arrives via Oakley Capital, a figure that provides the investment firm …
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
Profile of Chris Gilliard, aka @hypervisible, who has helped coin concepts like “digital redlining” to highlight the impact of tech on marginalized groups — Chris Gilliard grew up with racist policing in Detroit. He sees a new form of oppression in the tech we use every day.
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
The dismantling of digital advertising based on personal data and cookies is reshaping revenue plans for ad and tech industries, publishers, and small companies — As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.
David Shepardson / Reuters:
General Motors says it is building direct relationships with chip manufacturers to address shortages, following production halts at six assembly plants — General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra said Friday the largest U.S. automaker plans to make changes in its supply chain …
Sohini Podder / Reuters:
GitLab files for a US IPO; the company was valued at $6B after a secondary share sale in January — (Reuters) - GitLab Inc, a coding platform backed by the likes of ICONIQ Capital and Khosla Ventures, filed for an initial public offering in the United States, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Telegram has exploded as a hub for criminals to buy, sell, and share stolen data and hacking tools as it becomes an alternative to the dark web — New research shows growing network of hackers sharing data leaks on encrypted messaging app — Telegram has exploded as a hub for cybercriminals looking …
Michaella Huck / dot.LA:
Omaze, a charity fundraising platform which offers celebrity meet-and-greets and other experiences, raises $85M Series C led by Moore Strategic Venture — Charity fundraising platform Omaze, which offers celebrity meet-and-greets and other fundraising experiences, landed its most high profile client …
Digital identity management firm ForgeRock closed up 46% in its NYSE debut for a market cap of ~$2.9B, after raising roughly $275M in its IPO — - Tech consulting, running shoes deliver 45% returns in listings — ForgeRock CEO sees demand increasing further across sectors