Felix Capital closes $300M fund to double down on DTC, break into fintech and make late-stage deals

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To kick off 2020$35 billion and $36 billion in 2019Felix CapitalAlthough it wasn’t something especially articulated in startup land at the time of Felix’s launch, what the firm was homing in on was a rising category of direct-to-consumer startups, essentially … Continued

A brutal year: how the ‘techlash’ caught up with Facebook, Google and Amazon

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Privacy scandals and antitrust issues dogged Facebook and Google and Amazon saw a rise in employee organizing What goes up must come down, and in 2019, gravity reasserted itself for the tech industry. After years of relatively unchecked growth, the … Continued

Whatever happened to the Next Big Things?

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In tech, this was the smartphone decade. In 2009, Symbian was still the dominant ‘smartphone’ OS, but 2010 saw the launch of the iPhone 4, the Samsung Galaxy S, and the Nexus One, and today Android and iOS boast four … Continued

Heres where top gaming VCs are looking for startup opportunities

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With cross-platform experiences expected to earn $152 billionGiven , the most-used game engine, and ongoing research into interactive media trends, I wanted to find out how top gaming-focused VCs are assessing the market right now. I asked ten of them … Continued

The emergence of super apps in Latin America

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Thiago Paiva  GSMA data. The expansion of the super apps model After the incredible success of WeChat and Alipay, many companies around the world decided to replicate their model in different regions. Due to the proximity to China and its … Continued

‘Breathtaking arrogance’: senators grill Facebook in combative hearing over Libra currency

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Banking committee questions Facebook on its Libra project, while the House will later take aim at Google, Apple and Amazon Facebook was greeted with hostility in the US Congress as the tech giant sought to defend its proposed digital currency … Continued