CapitalG co-founder introduces $175M early-stage venture fund
July 11, 2019

Valo Ventures, a new firm focused on social, economic and environmental megatrends, has closed on $175 million for its debut venture capital fund.

The effort is led by Scott Tierney, a co-founder of Alphabet’s growth investing unit CapitalG, as Continue reading

Tencent promises its technology will do good
May 9, 2019

Tencent, one of Asia’s most valuable companies with a current market cap of around $460 billion, has introduced a new motto after co-founder and CEO Pony Ma said this week he wanted “tech for good” to be part of Continue reading

How Nuro plans to spend Softbanks $940 million
April 13, 2019

Autonomous delivery startup

A recent patent application details how its R1 self-driving vehicle could carry smaller robots to cross lawns or climb stairs to drop off packages. The company has even taken the step of trademarking the name “Fido” for Continue reading

Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic
March 28, 2019

One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite.

As part of a new pilot program, Blade has given 200 people in San Francisco Continue reading