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

Silicon Valleys sovereign wealth problem
November 22, 2018

It’s time to bring the conversation about where Silicon Valley gets its money from out into the open. Following recent revelations into Saudi Arabia’s extensive Continue reading

With $50M in fresh funding, Allbirds will open new stores in the US, UK and Asia
November 2, 2018

The quintessential venture capitalist’s uniform consists of a pair of designer jeans, a Patagonia fleece vest and $95 wool sneakers.

The company behind the shoes, Allbirds, entered the unicorn club this morning with the announcement of a $50 million Continue reading

Saudi Investment Freeze Doesn’t Amount to Much in Canada
August 22, 2018

The decision by Saudi Arabia to halt new investments and unload assets in Canada is likely to have limited impact.

Saudi assets in Canada are confined mainly to stakes in upscale hotel operators, some small stock holdings in companies like Continue reading