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Sovereign investors hunt for ‘unicorns’ in Silicon Valley | Reuters

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By Claire Milhench | LONDON LONDON Sovereign investors are sinking more money into tech start-ups and opening offices in Silicon Valley in the hope of bagging a “unicorn” – the rare private firm that grows in value to over $1 billion. Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), which run over $6.59 trillion …

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Sovereign investors hunt for ‘unicorns’ in Silicon Valley | Reuters

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By Claire Milhench | LONDON LONDON Sovereign investors are sinking more money into tech start-ups and opening offices in Silicon Valley in the hope of bagging a “unicorn” – the rare private firm that grows in value to over $1 billion. Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), which run over $6.59 trillion …

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Silicon Valley Unicorns Attracting Sovereign Investors

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Sovereign investors are sinking more money into tech startups and opening offices in Silicon Valley in the hope of bagging a “unicorn”—the rare private firm that grows in value to over $1 billion. Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), which run over $6.59 trillion in assets, hope that investing at an early …

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‘Tourist Investors’ Fleeing Silicon Valley for Better Sights

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by May 11, 2017, 6:00 AM EDT Silicon Valley may get fewer tourist dollars this year. Mutual funds, hedge funds and private equity shops earned the nickname “tourist investors” after their recent forays into private technology firms helped fuel the sector’s growth. But they have pulled back their spending in recent …

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In Trump’s America, Heartland Hooks Up With Silicon Valley

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President Donald Trump’s get-tough attitude on immigration is spurring a surge of high-tech investment in America’s heartland, where farmers are scrambling for new ways of coping with labor shortages and slumping profits. Finding people for the sometimes back-breaking tasks of planting and harvesting crops has become more and more difficult …

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Lesser known Tesla co-founder is now heading up stealthy electric vehicle startup – Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Silicon Valley Business Journal Lesser known Tesla co-founder is now heading up stealthy electric vehicle startupSilicon Valley Business JournalMartin Eberhard, the lesser known Tesla co-founder, is now chairman and chief technology officer at stealthy Silicon Valley-based electric vehicle startup InEVit Inc. InEVit filed a trademark application and plans to develop …

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Robert Kelley to Retire After 50 Years at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

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Photo Robert Kelley in 2010 at the 40th anniversary gala for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Credit Niko Kitaoka Robert Kelley, the founder and artistic director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley who has served in his role since 1970, will retire in 2020 when the theater marks its 50th anniversary, the company announced …

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Valley investors’ Snap holdings slammed after big loss – Silicon Valley Business Journal

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TechCrunch Valley investors’ Snap holdings slammed after big lossSilicon Valley Business JournalSilicon Valley investors’ stakes in Snap Inc. don’t look so golden after the company failed to match analyst expectations in its first earnings report since going public in March. The Snapchat parent posted a net loss of $2.2 billion, …

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AI explosion fuels new products, partnerships for Nvidia – Silicon Valley Business Journal

AI explosion fuels new products, partnerships for NvidiaSilicon Valley Business JournalThe explosion of the artificial intelligence sector was the theme of Nvidia’s conference on Wednesday, where the Santa Clara chipmaker announced a number of new AI-related products and partnerships. Nvidia announced its new super-fast chip processor, … and more » Source link

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​Oracle faces lawsuit over $9.3B acquisition of Netsuite – Silicon Valley Business Journal

​Oracle faces lawsuit over $9.3B acquisition of NetsuiteSilicon Valley Business JournalOracle CEO Larry Ellison was an early investor in Netsuite, and owned about 40 percent of the company’s stock at the time of its sale. Although he didn’t vote on the deal, the lawsuit filed by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority …

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