‘Teenage Bitcoin Millionaire’ Co-Founds $1 Million Investment Fund for Crypto Startups

The leaders of crypto payment app Metal Pay, Marshall Hayner and Erik Finman, are launching an investment fund. Dubbed Metal VC, the $1 million dollar fund will focus on micro and angel investments, primarily in early-stage companies involved in banking and decentralized finance. The fund will allow the startup to align with partners as it expands globally, according to Metal CEO Hayner. The Metal subsidiary closed its first deal last month, with an undisclosed stake in the Binance-backed startup Yellow Card, which provides a cash-to-crypto on-ramp for emerging markets. A week after…

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Ola Invests $100 Million In Scooter Sharing Firm Vogo To Supply 100,000 Scooters

  Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder & CEO with Anand Ayyadurai, Founder & CEO, Vogo App-based ride-hailing platform Ola has announced that the company will be investing $100 million (around ₹ 710 crore) in Vogo – India’s fast-growing scooter sharing network. The investment will go into the supply of 100,000 scooters by Vogo that will be used for short commutes. The collaboration will help Vogo gain a strategic supply advantage without having to incur signfiicant capital expenditure, while Ola’s 150 million customer base will be able to use Vogo’s services directly from…

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I Built a Social Media Following of 1 Million in 30 Days. Here’s How You Can, Too.

Many people want to share messages with the masses to gain exposure for their brand, product or service on social media. But, with over 60 billion messages shared each day on mobile platforms alone, most content gets lost in the noise. For the last 10 years I’ve worked on improving online strategies for people like Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Disney. I’ve learned how to optimize analytics, data and paid media to help companies achieve massive growth. Related: 10 Proven Ways to Make Millions on Social Media When I set out…

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S Korea’s Mirae to enter India’s investment banking with $300 million

MUMBAI: South Korea’s Mirae will invest $300 million to set up investment banking operations in India and compete with established leaders like JM Capital, Kotak and ICICI Securities. The Indian operations of Mirae Asset Capital Markets India will be headed by Benedict Ryu, and supported by Aditya Loonkar, a former senior executive of Investec, and Anshul Mittal, a former senior executive from Tata Capital. Loonkar, who was heading fixed income at Investec and Mittal, who was heading M&A advisory at Tata Capital, will be co-heads of investment banking. Prior to this, Benedict Ryu was in charge…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Gets $102 Million Payout in 2017 After Earnings Rebound, Must Fly by Private Aircraft

HIGHLIGHTS Cook’s incentive pay totalled $9.33 million The Apple CEO was paid $3.06 million in salary He also received an equity award of $89.2 million Apple CEO Tim Cook will now fly on private aircraft even for personal travel for “security and safety reasons”, a regulatory filing with the SEC reveals. Separately, his received a massive increase in his annual bonus, thanks to earnings rebound for the company. According to a new shareholder proxy statement from Apple, the board of directors has approved that Cook must fly on private aircraft whenever he travels,…

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Xiaomi Says It Shipped 9.2 Million Smartphones in India Last Quarter

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi shipped 9.2 million smartphones in Q3 2017 This is a record for the Chinese company in the country Xiaomi Redmi Note and Redmi 4 are the top selling smartphones Xiaomi has announced that it shipped 9.2 million smartphones, a record number of units, in India in Q3 2017. The announcement was made by Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President Xiaomi and Managing Director Xiaomi India in a tweet. Jain also shared a piece of trivia about Xiaomi smartphones shipments in the country. “We started with a humble beginning of…

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