Brex, the credit card for startups, raises $100M debt round

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Brex, widely known for its billboards littered across San Francisco, has secured a $100 million debt financing from Barclays Investment Bank . The company, which provides a corporate credit card designed specifically for startups, has previously raised $215 million in … Continued

Starbucks will anchor the new $400 million food-focused Valor Siren Ventures fund

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Starbucks is serving up a steaming hot $100 million cash commitment to anchor a new food-focused fund in partnership with the consumer and tech-focused focused private equity firm Valor Equity Partners. The behemoth of burnt-coffee said that its commitment to … Continued

NYSE operators crypto project Bakkt brings in $182M

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The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency project Bakkt celebrated New Year’s Eve with the announcement of a $182.5 million equity round from a slew of notable institutional investors. ICE, the operator of several global exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, established … Continued

Andreessen Horowitz Taps First Female General Partner for Crypto

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Venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz has tapped Katie Haun as its first female general partner. In her new role, Haun will be a leader of the firm’s newly formed $300 million cryptocurrency fund. With Haun’s appointment, announced Monday, Andreessen Horowitz … Continued

Crypto Billionaire Sued by Sequoia After Funding Deal Goes Awry

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Binance founder Zhao Changpeng sued in Hong Kong court Dispute sheds light on how VC firms have valued the exchange clamping down on digital-asset exchanges around the world amid concern that the venues may be flouting securities laws. Source: Bloomberg … Continued

Bitcoin Breaches $8,000 Level as March Slump Accelerates

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Twitter joins Facebook, Google in banning crypto coin ads Biggest digital currency is down about 60% from record high The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sent a number of subpoenas earlier this month to ICO teams it suspects are breaking … Continued

22-Year-Old Behind $5 Billion Crypto Is Just Getting Started

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(Machine translation provided by Google and reviewed by Bloomberg editors.) Dominik Schiener would have had 500,000 reasons to turn his back on cryptocurrencies. That is the amount of euros the young man from Berlin lost in 2013/2014 in an attempt to … Continued

Hackers Have Walked Off With About 14% of Big Digital Currencies

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Digital currencies and the software developed to track them have become attractive targets for cybercriminals while also creating a lucrative new market for computer-security firms. In less than a decade, hackers have stolen $1.2 billion worth of Bitcoin and rival … Continued

Thiel’s Founders Fund Has Been Quietly Buying Bitcoin Since 2012

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Bitcoin has gained global fame in the past year, but it’s been popular at Peter Thiel’s venture firm since at least 2012. Founders Fund, Thiel’s San Francisco-based firm known for early bets on SpaceX and Airbnb, has been purchasing small … Continued