Paige Leskin, provided by Published 3:25 pm CDT, Thursday, April 18, 2019 AP Photo/Kin Cheung Serena Williams, one of the top tennis players, has publicly launched a venture fund called Serena Ventures. The venture-capital firm focuses on early-stage investments in companies led by women and people of color, and those that value "individual empowerment" and creativity. Serena Ventures has already invested in more than 30 companies, including the Wing, MasterClass, and Brandless. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. The tennis superstar Serena Williams has found time to pick up a side gig — on top of winning championships and taking care of her adorable daughter, that is. The tennis legend publicly shared on Wednesday the details of her investment firm, called Serena Ventures. The venture-capital firm has been quietly backing companies since 2014 and has invested in more than 30 companies already. "I launched Serena Ventures with the mission of giving … [Read more...] about Tennis star Serena Williams has launched a venture firm for investing in women, people of color, and young entrepreneurs
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Healthcare startup Jio Health has succeeded in calling $5 million from its Series A funding from Southeast Asia’s Monk’s Hill Ventures, opening up the opportunity for the company to expand its operations in Vietnam. Through the Jio Health app, patients can access healthcare advice and arrange an appointment with qualified doctors According to the plan, Jio Health will use the capital to extend the list of its services and enlist more staff in order to achieve it's initially planned revenue growth. Introduced in June 2017 in Vietnam, Jio Health offers 24/7 free healthcare advice and information anywhere in the world from web-enabled phones or tablets. Jio Health helps users arrange a consultation with a qualified doctor. Instead of having to get themselves to a clinic or hospital, they need only open the Jio Health app, select an available doctor, and choose a suitable time and location. Before Jio Health, in July 2016, Vicare, a website providing information … [Read more...] about Monk’s Hill Ventures makes $5 million investment in startup Jio Health
Grace Panetta, provided by Published 10:03 am CDT, Friday, March 29, 2019 Andrew Yang Who is Andrew Yang? Current job: Entrepreneur and 2020 presidential candidate. Age: 44 Family: Yang and his wife Evelyn have two young sons. Hometown: Schenectady, New York. Political party: Democratic. Previous jobs: Corporate lawyer, healthcare startup entrepreneur, CEO of Manhattan Test Prep, Founder and CEO of Venture for America. Who is Andrew Yang's direct competition for the nomination? Based on a recurring series of national surveys we conduct, we can figure out who the other candidates competing in Andrew Yang’s lane are, and who the broader opponents are within the party. Yang is a more recent addition to our surveys and at this time has an insufficient sample size for which to draw conclusions. INSIDER has been conducting a recurring poll through SurveyMonkey Audience on a national sample to find out how different candidate's constituencies … [Read more...] about Andrew Yang is running for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.
Plus, a new startup helps educators build their own websites and another startup is disrupting cottage cheese. Business Rockstars Published 7:30 am CDT, Friday, March 29, 2019 Photo: Entrepreneur Network Photo: Entrepreneur Network Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Entrepreneur Network Starbucks Announces a $100 Million Investment in a New Venture Fund 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Starbucks announced a $100 million investment in a new venture fund with Valor Equity Partners. The new fund will give Starbucks a first look at food and retail start-ups. The fund plans to raise an additional $300 million from outside investors in the coming months. Clark, a New York-based … [Read more...] about Starbucks Announces a $100 Million Investment in a New Venture Fund
Artificial intelligence, automation, tech monopolies, and privacy are bound to be contentious issues in the 2020 presidential election. Many Democrats who have announced bids have already made their opinions on big tech known. Senator Bernie Sanders played a significant role in getting Amazon to pay its workers $US15 an hour, while Cory Booker once took a $US100 million donation while he was mayor of Newark from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Here is what Democrats running for president in 2020 have said about big tech. President Donald Trump has not been shy about sharing his views on tech companies, with frequent tweets alleging political bias at Google and tabloid-worthy attacks on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. But what about his opponents in 2020? Storied politicians like Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who recently announced presidential bids, have already made well-documented criticisms on companies like Google, and Apple, while up-and-comers Senator Cory Booker … [Read more...] about What Democrats running for president in 2020 have said about big tech