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JPMorgan trader put on leave — lenders unload hotel loans — SoFi applies for bank charter

  Welcome to Wall Street Insider, where we take you behind the scenes of the finance team's biggest scoops and deep dives from the past week.  If you aren't yet a subscriber to Wall Street Insider, you can sign up here. With a historic travel-industry slump looking like it could stretch on for months or even years, lenders are beginning to sell debt tied to distressed hotel properties. It's a big change in posture for these firms, which had been wary to sell loans at discounts earlier on in the ...
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Here's the pitch deck an app helping new families save used to raise a $9 million Series A from NBA all-star Baron Davis and Anthos Capital

UNest, an app that allows parents to set aside savings for their children, just raised a $9 million Series A. The round was led by Anthos Capital with participation from investors like Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures and former NBA all-star Baron Davis. UNest, which started as a 592 college savings app, has broadened its product offerings since its founding in 2018. Since February, UNest has added 25,000 accounts. Here's the 15-slide pitch deck UNest used to raise its Series A. Visit Busin...
Tags: Los Angeles, Trends, Nba, Mansfield, Capital Group, Baron Davis, Peter Mansfield, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Marqeta, Yudina, Anthos Capital, Ksenia Yudina, UNest, Mike Van Kempen UNest


Wall Street Insider: The Mooch's leaked memo to Merrill — Boutique bank exits — Hackers target PE

  Welcome to Wall Street Insider, where we take you behind the scenes of the finance team's biggest scoops and deep dives from the past week.  If you aren't yet a subscriber to Wall Street Insider, you can sign up here. Dealmaking activity has fallen off a cliff this year, as executives focus on steering their existing businesses through the havoc caused by the coronavirus crisis instead of seeking out new deals. Data from Refinitiv released this week showed that the drop in activity was more pr...
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An app helping families save for college used this pitch deck to raise $9 million from investors like Anthos Capital and NBA all-star Baron Davis

UNest, an app that allows parents to set aside savings for their children, just raised a $9 million Series A. The round was led by Anthos Capital with participation from investors like Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures and former NBA all-star Baron Davis. UNest, which started as a 592 college savings app, has broadened its product offerings since its founding in 2018. Since February, UNest has added 25,000 accounts. Here's the 15-slide pitch deck UNest used to raise its Series A. Visit Busin...
Tags: Los Angeles, Trends, Nba, Mansfield, Capital Group, Baron Davis, Peter Mansfield, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Marqeta, Yudina, Anthos Capital, Ksenia Yudina, UNest, Mike Van Kempen UNest


Savings app UNest used this pitch deck to lay out the 'viral' growth possibilities in helping parents and their kids navigate the student debt crisis

UNest, an app that allows parents to set aside savings for their children, just raised a $9 million Series A. The round was led by Anthos Capital with participation from investors like Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures and former NBA all-star Baron Davis. UNest, which started as a 592 college savings app, has broadened its product offerings since its founding in 2018. Since February, UNest has added 25,000 accounts. Here's the 15-slide pitch deck UNest used to raise its Series A. Visit Busin...
Tags: Los Angeles, Trends, Nba, Mansfield, Capital Group, Baron Davis, Peter Mansfield, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Marqeta, Yudina, Anthos Capital, Ksenia Yudina, UNest, Mike Van Kempen UNest


Anthos Capital and NBA All-Star Baron Davis back LA-based college tuition savings service, UNest

UNest , a Los Angeles provider of financial planning and savings tools for parents including college savings plans and other beneficial investment vehicles for various life events, has raised $9 million in a new round of funding, the company said.  Its round will be used to speed up its growth through strategic hires and partnerships, according to UNest. Ksenia Yudina initially founded the company to provide financial planning and services to lower- and middle-class families looking for ways ...
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Ex-NBA Star Baron Davis Invests in Blue Wire Podcast Startup (EXCLUSIVE)

Former NBA star Baron Davis is investing in Blue Wire, a sports podcast startup looking to capitalize on the rapid growth of audio storytelling. Davis, who was part of a recent $1.2 million fundraising round, will become a brand ambassador for the company, helping to attract other athletes and influencers. He will also launch his […]
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Y Combinator graduate H1 closes on $12.9 million for its professional healthcare database

Just months after graduating from Y Combinator, href="https://h1insights.com/"> H1 Insights, the LinkedIn for the healthcare industry has raised $12.9 million in a new round of funding. “It’s a better way to connect the ecosystem,” says co-founder Ariel Katz. The company already has over 8 million profiles for healthcare professionals in its database and is generating multiple millions of dollars in revenue, according to Katz. The company said it’s seen 350% growth over the last year and alread...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, NFL, Linkedin, Tech, Nba, Menlo Ventures, Joe Montana, Cloudera, Baron Davis, Katz, Jeff Hammerbacher, Liquid 2 Ventures, Greg Yap, Ariel Katz, Menlo Ventures Other


NBA pays emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant during All-Star Game

CHICAGO – From backstage, Kemba Walker folded his arms and watched the video board. Every so often, he’d bury his face in his white warm-up sweatshirt, but his eyes mostly stayed lifted as images of Kobe and Gianna Bryant flashed across the screen. Jennifer Hudson’s rendition of “For All We Know” surged in the background. All corners of United Center – the ones bathed in soft blue light, and the backstage passages where NBA All-Stars quietly reflected – stopped for a moment to consider what had ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Muhammad Ali, Magic Johnson, Hudson, Lakers, NBA All Star, United Center, Devin Booker, Bryant, Clippers, All Star


Funny Or Die’s Sports Winning Playbook

The very best of our sports sketches Ah, sports. You don’t have to understand them to love them. Which team are we rooting for? Is this the one with goals or homeruns? How many periods until the halftime show? Ah well, as longa s everyone gets out there and has a good time. Regardless of what your favorite game is, we’ve brought all our best, sportsiest sketches together for all your sportsing needs. Pop on some sweatbands, lace those sneakers, and get limber! Sketches (in order of a...
Tags: NFL, Humor, Funny Or Die, Baron Davis, Taylor Lautner, Hank Azaria Lil Blake


Baron Davis Quietly Sells Posh Palisades Pad

As spring morphs into summer, the icy freeze plaguing our high-end LA real estate market is finally beginning to thaw. Sales are on the uptick once again. Realtors, rejoice! Let the greenbacks rain down on your Easter bonnets like sands through the proverbial hourglass. One lucky dude benefitting from the reenergized property scene is former […]
Tags: Real Estate, La, Baron Davis, Pacific Palisades, Neil Chudgar, WTF Baron Davis


Andris Biedrins was fired up about Steph Curry wearing his jersey

Andris Biedrins was fired up about Steph Curry wearing his jersey originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Steph Curry has been honoring past Warriors legends recently by wearing their jerseys when he arrives at Oracle Arena So far, he has rocked a Baron Davis throwback and a Stephen Jackson jersey. The trend continued Tuesday night when he honored one of the most beloved players in Warriors history: Andris Biedrins. Curry sported a No.
Tags: News, Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry, Baron Davis, Stephen Jackson, Andris Biedrins, Andris Biedrins Curry


Baron Davis & Brandon Armstrong Chat About Their Fuse Series, "WTF Baron Davis"

Retired two-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis takes BDot, rising social media phenom, under his wing in an unorthodox mentorship program that often ends in hilarious disaster. Featuring Baron Davis and real-life Instagram star Brandon Armstrong (bdotadot5) as eccentric, foul-mouthed versions of themselves, "WTF Baron Davis" depicts the absurd antics that transpire when an opinionated and self-centered celebrity “invests” in the lovable yet incompetent screw-ups who hang around him.
Tags: News, Instagram, NBA All Star, Baron Davis, Brandon Armstrong


More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

Brud, the company behind the virtual celebrity Lil Miquela, is now worth at least $125 million thanks to a new round of financing the company is currently closing. Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic, and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms. It’s all an effort to test whether audiences are ready to embrace even more virtual avatars — including ...
Tags: TC, New York, Instagram, Los Angeles, Tech, Poppy, Nba, Mario, Silicon Valley, Caa, Damon Albarn, Cartoon Network, BetaWorks, Rothenberg Ventures, Warner Brothers, Peter Rojas


Clippers enjoy another episode of the Lou Williams show

LOS ANGELES — No, of course they weren’t surprised. The Clippers kept hearing that question Friday night after Lou Williams scored a season-high 36 points to lift his team to a 118-107 victory over the Lakers at a sold-out Staples Center. It was a vintage performance by the slight, 6-foot-1 scoring savant, but even in his 14th year in the NBA, even after a pair of Sixth Man of the Year awards and 12,371 career points, Williams’ ability to weave around and through defenders who are larger, huskie...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, ISO, Soccer, Brooklyn, Williams, Nba, Rivers, Staples Center, Milwaukee Bucks, Lakers, Clippers, Lou, Tobias Harris, Tyson Chandler


Tyson Chandler, an L.A. prep sensation 18 years ago, glad to finally be back home with Lakers

Lakers center Tyson Chandler warms up before a game against the Denver Nuggets last month in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Los Angeles Lakers’ Tyson Chandler (5) dunks over Miami Heat’s Rodney McGruder (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Lakers’ Tyson Chandler (5) grabs a rebound next to Phoenix Suns’ Deandre Ayton during the first hal...
Tags: Kentucky, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Prince


Blavity raises $6.5 million Series A round led by GV

Blavity, the digital lifestyle media company geared toward black millennials, recently closed a $6.5 million Series A round led by GV with participation from Comcast Ventures, Plexo Capital and Baron Davis Enterprises. As part of the investment, GV Partner John Lyman is joining Blavity’s board of directors. As the media landscape continues to change, with some businesses up for sale, a prominent black media publication moving under new leadership and other ones shuttering, Blavity is at a point ...
Tags: Tech, Atlanta, Baron Davis, Morgan Debaun, Debaun, Blavity, TRAVEL NOIRE, Comcast Ventures Plexo Capital, John Lyman, DeBaun Aaron Samuels Jonathan Jackson, Jeff Nelson Blavity


Detroit Entrepreneur’s PlayVs is First E-Sports League for High Schools

As a kid in the 1990s, Delane Parnell spent his formative years around Detroit’s 7 Mile and Burgess neighborhood in a home with no Internet. Today, he’s the founder and CEO of a hot Los Angeles-based e-sports startup—and responsible for raising the largest Series A investment round of any African-American tech founder. Parnell is the co-founder of PlayVs, a company that is building the country’s first e-sports league for high school students. Earlier this month, PlayVs announced it had ra...
Tags: Startups, Science, Entrepreneurship, Los Angeles, Trends, Nas, Software, Innovation, Brad Feld, Detroit, Twitch, League Of Legends, New Enterprise Associates, Crosscut Ventures, Dan Gilbert, Peter Pham


Aaron Holiday follows long line of UCLA point guards to NBA

More than 20 years removed from hearing his own name in the NBA draft, the night still induces the same fluttery feeling in Tyus Edney’s gut. When he tunes into Thursday’s draft, the former UCLA point guard will watch, wait and hope. The next Bruins point guard is on his way to the league. If Aaron Holiday hears his name Thursday, as is expected, it will fulfill Edney’s ongoing mission for at least one more year. “That’s a responsibility as a former player, especially as a point guard, to help t...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Ucla, Russell Westbrook, Bruins, Lavin, Baron Davis, Wilkes, Reggie Miller, Westwood, Earl Watson


Baron Davis opens up about racism under Donald Sterling

Baron Davis wants to celebrate diversity, but he knows there's a long way to go based on his own experiences.
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Baron Davis: Media needs better diversity

Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis is on a mission to increase positive representations of people of color and women in media. He sits down with CNNMoney's Ahiza Garcia to discuss how his production companies are creating content with a focus on empowerment.
Tags: News, Stories, NBA All Star, Baron Davis, Ahiza Garcia


Former NBA star Baron Davis produces stories with social justice in mind

Baron Davis may be done playing in the NBA, but he's just getting started on his new mission to increase the representation of people of color and women in media.
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NBA all-star Baron Davis wants to prep athletes and entertainers for the startup game

 Last Saturday afternoon in the penthouse suite of the London West Hollywood, two-time NBA all-star Baron Davis was providing assists in a different kind of court. In front of a gathering of entrepreneurs, athletes, artists, designers, musicians, and members of the Los Angeles investment community and business elite, Davis was putting on a show designed to encourage, educate and inspire… Read More
Tags: TC, Los Angeles, Tech, Basketball, Davis, Nba, National Basketball Association, Baron Davis, London West Hollywood


NBA All-Star Saturday Night: Come see if another man can fly … over a car

LOS ANGELES — The last time it was here a man jumped over a car and dunked a basketball. Baron Davis piloted a KIA onto the Staples Center court as a choir assembled at midcourt to sing, “I Believe I Can Fly.” Blake Griffin accepted a lob pass through the sun roof from Davis, soared over the hood and slammed the ball through the basket as the raucous sellout crowd roared. Charles Barkley then dared on TNT to say it wasn’t that great of a dunk. Come on, man. Griffin won the Slam Dunk Contest at t...
Tags: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Davis, Nba, TNT, Detroit, Kia, Indiana Pacers, Denver, Staples Center, Detroit Pistons, Griffin


NBA All-Star weekend: L.A. is already the center of the hoop world

Under the warm sun and palm trees, pickup games remain commonplace at Venice Beach. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributor) Nick Ansom drives under the basket during a game on the basketball courts at Venice Beach on Sunday, Feb 11, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributor) Sound Norm Cohen, 80, puts up a jump shot on the basketball courts at Venice Beach on Sunday, Feb 11, 2018. Cohen has been playing basketball on the Venice Beach courts for decades. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contribu...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, China, Sports, Los Angeles, Nike, Sport, Snapchat, Soccer, Showtime, Kendrick Lamar, Davis, Nba, Ncaa, Venice, Lebron James


Are Baron Davis and Laura Dern dating?

They were snapped sharing a kiss            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Christmas gets cozy: Baron Davis has just the gift for NBA teams

The former NBA player created ugly sweaters for the Warriors, Cavs, Knicks and more teams tipping off on Christmas, drawing inspiration from his time in the league.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Baron Davis, Warriors Cavs Knicks


Blake Griffin’s late jumper, 33 points lead Clippers over Kings

SACRAMENTO — Blake Griffin made a 10-foot jumper with 3.2 seconds remaining and had a season-high 33 points to lead the Clippers over the Sacramento Kings, 97-95 on Saturday night. The Clippers squandered a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead, but Griffin sent them home from their five-game road trip with a pair of victories. Lou Williams made four 3-pointers and had 18 points for the Clippers, who have beat the Kings 10 straight times in Sacramento. Austin Rivers added 14 points and DeAndre Jordan h...
Tags: La, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Nba, Griffin, Clippers, Buddy Hield, Golden State, DeAndre Jordan, Patrick Beverley, Zach Randolph, Blake Griffin


‘U bum’ trends after LeBron James responds to Trump’s Stephen Curry tweet

President Donald Trump tweeted that Stephen Curry, basketball player for Golden State Warriors, is not invited to the White House after the basketball team won the 2017 National Basketball Association Championship. Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 Trump sent the tweet after Curry said he didn’t want to go to the White House during ...
Tags: News, White House, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Nba, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Roger Goodell, Kobe Bryant, Donald Trump, Richard Sherman, Los Angeles Lakers, Curry


Baron Davis Teams With Issa Rae, Amy Pascal on Movie Projects (EXCLUSIVE)

Former National Basketball Assn. star Baron Davis launched No Label Productions and is developing movie projects with Issa Rae and Amy Pascal, Variety has learned exclusively. Davis has teamed with Hollywood veterans Bryan Smiley, who worked at Fox Digital and New Regency, and Zennen Clifton, whose resume includes Yahoo and WME. Their focus is music... Read more »
Tags: Hollywood, News, Yahoo, Film, Davis, Amy Pascal, New Regency, Baron Davis, National Basketball Assn, Issa Rae, Baron Davis Teams With Issa Rae Amy Pascal, No Label Productions, Amy Pascal Variety, Bryan Smiley, Fox Digital, Zennen Clifton