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Meet the 21 biotech startups that top VCs say are poised to take off in the next 12 months

Business Insider asked 12 top biotech venture capital investors which startups they think are poised to take off in the next 12 months. The biotech startups range in focus from tackling untreatable diseases to creating the next-generation of diagnostics to advancing research in areas like cancer and gene therapy. Here are the 21 companies they highlighted, including picks from inside and outside the investors' portfolios. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus pan...
Tags: Amazon, Sofinnova Partners, Milan, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Merck, Cambridge, Switzerland, San Diego, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Sherlock, Seattle, Kafka, Nea


Silicon Valley's favorite fashion designer shared the advice Jeff Bezos gave him for making a big decision: decide at 10:30 a.m. (AMZN)

Italian fashion designer Brunello Cucinelli recently shared some advice Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gave him for making an important decision.  "He said, 'Normally, I make important decisions around 10:30 a.m. I'll discuss it the day before, I'll sleep on it and in the morning I'll actually make the decision,'" Cucinelli told The Wall Street Journal.  Cucinelli and Bezos have been friends for a few years, it seems. Last June, Bezos was a guest at Cucinelli's "Solomeo Summit" in Italy, which also inc...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Greece, Dick Costolo, Trends, Earth, Italy, Parthenon, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Kevin Systrom, Wall Street Journal, Journal


We've reached the endgame: Bezos 'in talks' to turn shuttered department stores into Amazon warehouses

Gutted Sears, JC Penney locations could become 'fulfillment centers' Amazon is reportedly in talks with realtors to buy and remake the US locations of bankrupt Sears and JC Penney into Amazon fulfillment centers.…
Tags: Amazon, US, Software, Sears, Jc Penney, Bezos, Sears JC Penney


How old 14 of the world's richest people were when they first became billionaires

Not all billionaires join the three comma club at the same age. Bill Gates may be richer than Mark Zuckerberg, but the Facebook CEO became a billionaire when he was nearly a decade younger. Oprah Winfrey became a billionaire at age 49. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Bill Gates became a billionaire in 1987 at 31, he was the youngest person to ever join the three comma club. In 2008, Mark Zuckerberg took that title when he reached billionaire status at 23.  But not all...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Microsoft, Ebay, Disney, Dallas Mavericks, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Snapchat, Larry Page


The 'two pizza rule' is a secret to productive meetings that helped Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos become one of the world's richest men. Here's why it's smart.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, with a net worth of $189.2 billion. Bezos has said that he keeps meetings to a minimum. But when he does take meetings, two pizzas should be enough to feed everyone present. Research suggests that workers are sitting through more meetings during the pandemic — which could potentially derail their productivity. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a big month for Jeff Bezos, Amazon's CEO and the richest person i...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, US, Trends, Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, Business Insider, Bezos, Rachel Gillett, Jeremy Stoppelman, Jeff Bezos Amazon, Congress Here, Recent Harvard


The '2 pizza rule' is a secret to productive meetings that helped Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos become one of the world's richest men. Here's why it's smart.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person, with a net worth of $189.2 billion. Bezos has said he keeps meetings to a minimum. But when he does take meetings, two pizzas should be enough to feed everyone present. Research suggests that workers are sitting through more meetings during the pandemic — which could derail their productivity. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a big month for Jeff Bezos, Amazon's CEO and the richest person. On July 29, Bezos, along with ...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, Trends, Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, Business Insider, Bezos, Rachel Gillett, Jeremy Stoppelman, Jeff Bezos Amazon, Congress Here, Recent Harvard


Musicians are coming after Jeff Bezos for copyright infringement after the Amazon CEO told Congress he's not sure if Twitch pays royalties

Musicians wrote Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a letter demanding a response for how the company's Twitch streaming platform is combatting the use of unlicensed music, per a report from The Telegraph. Twitch, which Amazon acquired in 2014 for almost $1 billion, issues takedown notices for copyrighted music instead of licensing music. The letter comes after Bezos participated in an antitrust hearing in late July. A lawmaker asked the exec if Twitch pays music royalties, to which Bezos replied, "I don't ...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, Trends, Ariana Grande, Jeff Bezos, Twitch, Ara, Bezos, Artists Rights Alliance ARA, Telegraph Twitch


Musicians are coming after Jeff Bezos over copyright concerns after the Amazon CEO told Congress he's not sure if Twitch pays royalties

Musicians wrote Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a letter demanding a response for how the company's Twitch streaming platform is combating the use of unlicensed music, according to a report from The Telegraph. Twitch, which Amazon acquired in 2014 for almost $1 billion, issues takedown notices for copyrighted music instead of licensing music. The letter comes after Bezos participated in an antitrust hearing last month. A lawmaker asked the exec if Twitch paid music royalties, to which Bezos replied, "I ...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, Trends, Ariana Grande, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Twitch, The Telegraph, Bezos, Artists Rights Alliance, Telegraph Twitch, The Telegraph Twitch


The Amazon worker who was fired after calling for better warehouse safety standards led a protest in front of Jeff Bezos' New York City apartment (AMZN)

Dozens of protesters gathered outside of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' New York City apartment on Sunday to demand better pay and improved safety at Amazon's warehouses.  The protest was organized by a group called Congress Of Essential Workers and was led by Christian Smalls, a former Amazon worker who was fired after he helped organize a walkout to protest how the company was cleaning its facilities and treating warehouse workers at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.  The protesters issued a li...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, New York City, US, Trends, Fifth Avenue, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, AMZN, Madison Square Park, Smalls, Laurence Berland, Christian Smalls, Congress Of Essential Workers, Tax Bezos, Staten Island New York Smalls


Music Artists’ Group Accuses Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos of ‘Willful Blindness’ on Twitch Song Royalties

Music streaming on Twitch is booming — and now a group of artists is challenging owner Amazon to pay its fair share. In a letter Monday addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the nonprofit Artist Rights Alliance cited Bezos’ testimony during a House Antitrust Subcommittee hearing on July 29. The chief exec, who is the […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Jeff Bezos, Twitch, Bezos, House Antitrust Subcommittee, Artist Rights Alliance, Music Artists ' Group Accuses Amazon


Senators Sanders, Markey, and Gildebrand want to tax billionaires for their pandemic profits

From CNBC: Top tech leaders and other billionaires would be forced to hand over billions of dollars in wealth they’ve gained during the coronavirus pandemic under a new bill introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. The “Make Billionaires Pay Act” would impose a one-time 60% tax on wealth gains made by billionaires between March 18, 2020, and Jan. 1, 2021. The funds would be used to pay for out-of-pocket health-care expenses for all Americans f...
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Bezos just took his first post-COVID (stock) dump — and it’s worth $3.1B

Amazon‘s Jeff Bezos unloaded $3.1 billion worth of company stock earlier this week, representing a little less than 2% of his personal stake in the ecommerce giant. Bezos‘ August dumps, which were all made as part of a pre-determined trading plan lodged with the SEC, brings the total value of the billionaire chief exec’s $AMZN sales to a jaw-clenching $7.2 billion. In total, Bezos sold 1 million shares, and while the price varied, he generally got around $3,130 per share. While company execs get...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, SEC, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, AMZN, Hard Fork


12 books on leadership and success billionaire Jeff Bezos thinks everyone should read

With a net worth of $185 billion, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history.  Bezos often credited his ideas and success to the lessons he learned in books.  Brad Stone, a New York Times best-selling author, published "The Everything Store" in 2013 and told the story of Bezos and Amazon. In the book, Stone disclosed the top books that Bezos counted on for career advice.  The list includes "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro, a Nobel Prize-winning novel about a butler...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, England, Congress, America, Trends, Walmart, New York Times, Toyota, Jeff Bezos, General Electric, Kazuo Ishiguro, Collins


Amazon’s 16% bite of Deliveroo finally clears UK competition probe

It’s official: Days after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was peppered with awkward questions by US lawmakers concerned about the market power of his ecommerce empire, the UK’s competition regulator has confirmed it’s happy for the tech giant to take a 16% bite out of local on-demand food delivery app, Deliveroo. The CMA had been investigating the planned stake for some 15 months, completing phase one of its scrutiny in December. At the time it decided it had enough concerns to move to a phase 2 pro...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Ecommerce, Apps, Europe, UK, London, US, Tech, Competition, Jeff Bezos, Mcintosh, Group, Cma, Deliveroo, Bezos


Prosecutors Are Investigating Amazon's Treatment of Third-Party Sellers

According to Bloomberg, attorneys general from New York and California are partnering with the FTC to investigate Amazon's online marketplace, in what may be the beginnings of a formal antitrust enforcement action. From a report: The agencies are going to interview witnesses jointly on conference calls over the next few weeks. The news comes after intense questioning over Amazon's Marketplace practices during [last week's landmark Big Tech antitrust hearing]. Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) asked CEO Je...
Tags: Amazon, New York, California, Tech, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Ftc, Bezos, Lucy McBath D GA


Google wants to be only destination for Search and digital advertising: 14 key takeaways from Pichai’s deposition before the antitrust subcommittee

Given that Google earns more than $100 billion, there is “a fundamental conflict of interest between serving users who want to access the best and most relevant information and Google’s business model, which incentivises Google to sell ads and keep users on Google’s own sites,” David Cicilline (D-RI), the chair of the subcommittee, said at the Big Tech CEOs’ hearing before the House subcommittee on antitrust on July 29 (available to watch here). But Google CEO Sundar Pichai clarified that ads ar...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, News, Microsoft, Congress, Navy, Youtube, Senate, China, US, Joe Biden


The Facebook advertising boycott's impact, and what's next

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for August 3. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] Today: Advertisers return to Facebook, Netflix's new CMO Bozoma Saint John, and Microsoft reportedly eyes TikTok.   Advertisers not part of the boycott also cut back spending on Facebook in July, but the platform says it will be just fine ...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, New York Times, John, Donald Trump, Asos, Fox Business Network, North Face, Trump, Bezos, Pepsi


Amazon targeted sellers, investees, AWS clients with anti-competitive practices: 9 key takeaways from Bezos’s deposition before the antitrust subcommittee

On questioning by Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO), who is also the vice-chair of the subcommittee on antritrust, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos conceded that Amazon accounts for 40% of “online retail sales in the e-commerce market stream”. In his prepared testimony, Bezos had said, “Amazon accounts for less than 1% of the $25 trillion global retail market and less than 4% of retail in the US”, characterising retail as everything — including restaurants, bars, gas stations, Neguse pointed out...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, News, Congress, China, India, US, Competition, Netflix, House, New York Times, Antitrust, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Johnson


Microsoft-TikTok: On Global ambitions, Geopolitics, IPO plans, Big Tech and the splinternet

It’s official: Microsoft is in talks to buy the TikTok business from ByteDance in four countries: the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This comes a day after US President Donald Trump told reporters on-board Air Force One that “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States”. President Trump was not in favor of a US company buying Tiktok, but and was considering an executive order to ban it. However, as per Microsoft’s statement (reproduced in full belo...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Supreme Court, Microsoft, China, India, Satya Nadella, US, Social Media, Linkedin, Eu, Bloomberg, United States, United Kingdom


Startups Weekly: Qualtrics IPO to be even more exciting this time around

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. German software giant SAP bought experience management platform Qualtrics for $8 billion days before the unicorn’s IPO, back in November of 2018. But last weekend it decided to spin out the experience management provider to finally go public on its own. The analysts Ron Miller talked to speculated about strategic issues on the SAP side, and concluded thi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, Utah, London, Microsoft, Congress, Australia, Stanford, China, India, US


MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, donated $1.7 billion on Wednesday. By Friday, she'd made it all back — and then some.

MacKenzie Scott (formerly MacKenzie Bezos) announced Wednesday that she had donated $1.7 billion to 116 different organizations tackling a variety of social issues. By Friday afternoon, the value of her stake in Amazon had grown so much that she is is now richer than she was before the gift, according to CNBC's Robert Frank. Scott, an author by trade, became a billionaire following her 2019 divorce from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Scott received 25% of Bezos' stake in the e-commerce giant, minus vo...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Scott, Bezos, Mackenzie Scott, Panda Express, Congress Here, MacKenzie Bezos, Robert Frank Scott, Jeff Bezos Scott


Mail Delays Fuel Concern Trump Is Undercutting Postal System Ahead of Voting

The president’s long campaign against the Postal Service is intersecting with his assault on mail-in voting amid concerns that he has politicized oversight of the agency.
Tags: News, Obama, Kim, Postal Service, Barack, Trump, Bezos, Louis, Wyman, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Jeffrey P, Presidential Election of 2020, Postal Service and Post Offices, Postal Service (US, Deborah L


Charges over Twitter hack that hit Biden and Bezos

A UK man and two people in Florida have been charged over the hijacking of US Twitter accounts.
Tags: Twitter, Florida, UK, News, US, Biden, Bezos


Secret documents from US antitrust probe reveal big tech’s plot to control or crush the competition

Nearly 500 pages of evidence were made public during the House Judiciary’s marathon hearing this week on potential anti-competitive actions by Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple . We’ve collected them here with added context and an omnibus, searchable version for anyone who’d rather not juggle four dozen documents. The emails, chat logs and other communications listed here trickled out online as the hearings went on. Many are internal documents that were never meant to be exposed publicl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Government, China, US, Tech, Policy, Jeff Bezos, App Store


Amazon is piling up fulfillment center square footage, and it shows Bezos thinks the pandemic-driven online shopping surge is here to stay

Amazon expects to increase its physical footprint by about 50% in 2020. Much of that will be in growing Amazon's fulfillment centers, where hundreds of thousands of workers sort and pack your online orders. The unusually high boost shows that Amazon is expecting the coronavirus online shopping surge to continue. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For the first time in the retail behemoth's history, Amazon saw more orders in the second quarter of 2020 than in the fourth quarte...
Tags: Amazon, Home Depot, Trends, UPS, Bezos, Little Rock Arkansas, Dave Clark, Olsavsky, Brian Olsavsky, The Real Deal, COVID, Q4 Amazon, Jeff Randolph, East El Paso Texas


Public opinion on big tech execs swung wildly after their day in congress. Jeff Bezos is up, Sundar Pichai is down.

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were all questioned by Congress earlier this week. Marketing agency SJR provided Business Insider with a look at people's attitudes online toward these tech CEOs before and after Wednesday's hearing.   Their results show that Pichai had the highest positive sentiment prior to the congressional hearing, but he was also the only CEO where positive sentiment decreased afterward. Overall, negati...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Congress, Trends, House, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Zuckerberg, Don, Bezos


Big Tech's blockbuster earnings undermine their arguments to Congress that they aren't that big

The four big tech giants announced blockbuster earnings on Thursday, just a day after testifying before the Congress on anticompetitive behaviour. Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple added an additional $230 billion in market value. Analysts warn that while there may be tougher times ahead for these companies, their business is far from reaching its peak.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Four of the biggest tech companies in the world – Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook – ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Congress, Wall Street, US, Trends, Walmart, Asia Pacific, Tim Cook, Deutsche Bank, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet


Amazon gains FCC approval for Kuiper internet satellite constellation and commits $10 billion to the project

Amazon has received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch and operate a planned constellation of 3,236 internet satellites. That’s the backbone of Amazon’s Project Kuiper, an initiative to create a satellite-based broadband internet service designed to provide high-speed, low latency connections to U.S.-based households that currently don’t have great access to a high-speed connection. Alongside the key regulatory approval, Amazon also announced that it woul...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Space, Spacex, Fcc, Washington, Tech, Broadband, United States, Satellite, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Bezos


Amazon just won a huge FCC approval to launch 3,236 Kuiper internet satellites — a $10 billion project that'd compete with SpaceX's emerging Starlink network

Amazon wants to launch 3,236 internet-beaming satellites in an effort called Project Kuiper, which would directly compete with SpaceX's growing fleet of Starlink spacecraft. Despite heated competition, Amazon managed to trounce the opposition of its competitors and win US Federal Communications Commission approval to deploy Kuiper in space. SpaceX's Starlink project appears to be years ahead of Amazon's Kuiper, having already launched hundreds of satellites and started a beta test program for ...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Fcc, America, Trends, Earth, United States, Leo, Jeff Bezos, National Science Foundation, Bezos, Glenn, Redmond Washington, Gwynne Shotwell, DON T MISS


Online Grocery Helped Fuel Amazon’s 40% Jump in Sales During ‘Unusual’ Q2

On the heels of CEO Jeff Bezos' first congressional testimony, ecommerce giant Amazon announced its Q2 2020 results with net sales up 40% year over year to $88.9 billion and net income up $5.2 billion. In prepared statements and commentary during an earnings call today, both Bezos and CFO Brian Olsavsky called Q2 an unusual...
Tags: Amazon, Advertising, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Brian Olsavsky, Earnings Reports, Online Grocery Helped Fuel Amazon