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The tech CEO who sold a startup for $1 billion and has just raised $80 million for another reveals his 4 secrets for raising money

Wayne Jackson is a veteran tech entrepreneur who has overseen a billion-dollar sale and raised hundreds of millions in funding rounds. Jackson is currently the CEO of Sonatype, a software security firm, which raised $80 million last September. Speaking to Business Insider, Jackson revealed his four secrets to raising finance from investors. Wayne Jackson has sat through a lot of funding meetings. The CEO of software security firm Sonatype sold his original wireless infrastructure startup, Riv...
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Where do Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates rank among all-time richest Americans?

Here's a look at how the massive wealth of modern-day tech giants such as Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates compares to titans like Carnegie and Rockefeller.            [Author: 24/7 Wall Street]
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Jeff Bezos is reportedly looking to buy an NYC apartment. Here's a look at the 6 massive properties his family already owns across the US, from a sprawling Seattle estate to a set of historic NYC condos

Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, and MacKenzie Bezos recently announced that they had finalized the terms of their divorce. MacKenzie Bezos granted Jeff Bezos her interests in   The Washington Post   and   Blue Origin and 75% of the Amazon stock they owned, but the couple did not announce how they'd split up their considerable real-estate holdings. Now, the Amazon CEO is reportedly on the hunt for an NYC apartment, The New York Post reported. The Bezos family owns at least six propert...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York Post, Microsoft, Washington Post, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Wall Street Journal, Medina, Bezos


Avoiding Complexity Makes You More Likely To Be Successful

If you’re an entrepreneur with a singular focus, the last thing you need is complexity. Complexity takes your time and attention away from your goals and can be a source of stress. Nothing creates complexity like quitting your day job and jumping into complex investments just because everyone else is doing it. Before you quit your job and start flipping houses to fund your business, consider the following: Real estate investments can distract you from your business. Most entreprene...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Tony Robbins, Harvard, Bill Gates, Hewlett Packard, Steve Wozniak, Starting A Business, Advice For The Young At Heart, Entrepreneur Advice, Joseph Raffiee, Jie Feng


I finally read 'Sapiens,' the book that Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg both recommend to everyone — and I get why Silicon Valley loves it so much

Go to any Silicon Valley party, and chance are pretty good you'll hear someone talking about "Sapiens," a book about the past and future of humanity by Yuval Noah Harari.  Harari's "Sapiens" was first released in English in 2014, and not long after found itself on recommended reading lists of industry giants like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. It was even recently poked fun at as a total cliche among Silicon Valley venture capitalists.  After finally managing to make my way through it, t...
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The world's first gene-edited reptile is a finger-sized albino lizard

For the first time ever, scientists have used Crispr technology to gene-edit a reptile. A new study recounts how a team successfully tweaked the genes of 146 brown anole lizard embryos. First reported by Science magazine, the scientists created four albino lizards — each no bigger than a finger when they hatched. The lack of pigmentation was a sure sign that their gene-editing trial had worked.   Researchers have used Crispr to alter chicken, pig, cow, and even fish genes. But this is the fir...
Tags: Florida, Trends, Bill Gates, Crispr, Everglades, University Of Georgia, Carl Zimmer, Menke, Douglas Menke, University of Georgia told Science, Ashley Rasys, Rasys


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he's been 'playing with fasting' and only eats one meal per day. Here are the diets of other notable tech billionaires.

Billionaires may splurge on multi-million-dollar estates and luxury cars, but that doesn't mean they're digging deep in their wallets for the best and most expensive foods. Some tech billionaires are well known for their outrageous and unhealthy eating habits. These are some of the richest in the tech world who have spoken publicly about their diets. Just because billionaires have the money to pay for pricey personal chefs or high-end healthy foods doesn't mean they're adhering to diets that ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Daily Mail, Bill Gates, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Jack Dorsey, Branson, Caribbean, Necker Island


Jeff Bezos will still be the richest man in the world after his divorce, even though MacKenzie Bezos is keeping 25% of their Amazon shares (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos have finalized the terms of their divorce after 25 years of marriage, the couple announced on Thursday. As part of the divorce agreement, MacKenzie Bezos said she would give Jeff Bezos 75% of their Amazon stock, plus all the couple's interests in The Washington Post and Blue Origin. With his revised stake, Bezos' net worth will decrease, but he'll still holds the title of the richest person. The richest couple — Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos — is in the midst of fina...
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Jeff Bezos will still be the richest man in the world after his divorce, even though MacKenzie Bezos is keeping 25% of the Amazon shares (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos have finalized the terms of their divorce after 25 years of marriage, the couple announced Thursday. As part of the divorce agreement, MacKenzie Bezos said she would give Jeff Bezos 75% of their Amazon stock, plus all the couple's interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin. With his revised stake, Bezos' net worth will decrease, but he'll still holds the title of richest person in the world. The richest couple in the world — Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos — is i...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, Trends, Washington Dc, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Forbes, Jeff, Bezos, Manhattan New York, MacKenzie, AMZN, Van Horn Texas, Medina Washington, MacKenzie Bezos, Amazon Based


Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have finalized the terms of their divorce — here's what typically happens when billionaires break up

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, and wife MacKenzie Bezos announced they finalized the terms of their divorce. After a 25-year marriage, the couple filed for divorce in January.  Bezos, who has a reported net worth of nearly $150 billion, lives in Washington, a community property state, meaning all assets acquired during marriage are to be divided equally, unless they signed a postnuptial agreement (according to TMZ, the couple did not sign a prenup). In a statement, Mackenzie Bezos...
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Jeff Bezos, in divorce settlement, retains 75 percent of the Amazon stock

By Craig Timberg, The Washington Post Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, announced Thursday a divorce settlement that will leave him with 75 percent of their Amazon stock and all of their joint holdings in The Washington Post and a space-exploration company, Blue Origin. He will retain voting power over all of the Amazon voting shares the couple once owned together. The announcement from the Bezos – coming in a tweet from MacKenzie that was retweeted by Jeff – settled a ...
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Bill Gates says there could be a way to predict Alzheimer’s using a voice app that listens for 'warning signs'

Scientists have yet to find a cure for Alzheimer's, a disease whose symptoms include memory loss, impaired judgment, and difficulty speaking. About 14 million Americans are expected to be living with Alzheimer's by 2050. Doctors rely mostly on physical symptoms to diagnose the disease, though they can also use  spinal taps and brain scans to detect it. But Bill Gates envisions a future in which people can predict Alzheimer's before symptoms manifest using a voice app on their phones.  The roa...
Tags: Amazon, Massachusetts, Trends, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Big Pharma, Eisai, Alzheimer, Biogen, National Institute, Diagnostics Accelerator, Laura Boylan


AK Monthly Recap: March 2019

March brought me to Guyana. That, far and away, was what dominated the month — my weeklong trip to the little-visited country in South America. It was an unbelievable trip and I can’t wait to start writing about it for you. Honestly, this month was so dominated by work that I didn’t get up to much else. I was working like crazy to write all kinds of solo female travel guides, and I still have quite a few. But even though I was crazy busy this month, I still got a TON of books in. Behold: March ...
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Bill Gates casts an enthusiastic vote for bill to accelerate nuclear energy research

If dollars were votes, newly reintroduced legislation aimed at boosting nuclear energy innovation and advanced reactors would be a winner, thanks to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ strong endorsement today. The world’s second-richest person is the founder and chairman of Bellevue, Wash.-based TerraPower, a startup that’s working on next-generation nuclear fission reactors. Back in December, Gates listed nuclear energy research as one of his top policy priorities, and he reportedly followed up b...
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How Lumotive will put metamaterials in self-driving cars, with Bill Gates’ backing

BELLEVUE, Wash. — A succession of spinouts supported by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has taken an unorthodox technology known as metamaterials to high-flying realms ranging from satellite communications to drone-sized radar systems — but the latest metamaterials venture to come out of stealth is aiming for a more down-to-earth frontier: the car that will someday be driving you. Like Kymeta, Echodyne, Evolv and Pivotal Commware, Lumotive takes advantage of electronic circuits that are able to ...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Bill Gates, Seattle, Bellevue Wash, Lumotive, Kymeta Echodyne Evolv, Pivotal Commware Lumotive


Bill Gates is worried about gene editing worsening inequality. Now a top ethicist is raising new red flags.

New scientific technology now makes it possible to treat disease at the genetic level, which could potentially cure many difficult rare diseases. The new type of medicine also brings with it many thorny ethical issues. The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has warned that high costs could prevent patients from accessing the treatments. And price is just one of a broad range of difficult ethical questions confronting the burgeoning field, Stanford ethicist Holly Tabor said this week at the ...
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Autonomy founder Lynch was scapegoat for HP's incompetence, court told

Hewlett-Packard botched its $11.1 billion acquisition of Autonomy and then tried to cover up its own mismanagement by accusing the British software company's founder Mike Lynch of fraud, a London court was told on Wednesday. HP is suing Lynch, once hailed as Britain's answer to Bill Gates, along with his former finance chief Sushovan Hussain for more than $5 billion after the 2011 Autonomy deal went disastrously wrong for the Silicon Valley group. HP wrote down the value of Autonomy by $8.8 bi...
Tags: London, News, Hp, Britain, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Hewlett Packard, Mike Lynch, Lynch, Sushovan Hussain


How I Became a Successful Travel Blogger — My Smartest Decisions

How did I become a successful travel blogger? It sure wasn’t intentional from the start! Back when I started Adventurous Kate in 2010, I had no idea it was even possible to make money with a blog. Recently I read the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, which explains how certain individuals became successful. People tend to believe that genius leads to success — for example, that Bill Gates became successful because he was so smart. But that’s not all of it. Intelligence is a huge factor. So is ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, England, New York, Featured, Instagram, Microsoft, France, Germany, Boston, Massachusetts, Southeast Asia, Nbc News, US, Blog


Bill Gates urges Afghanistan and Pakistan to 'get to zero' in polio fight

In a telephone interview with Reuters, Gates was optimistic about the global plan to eradicate the paralyzing viral disease, but said Afghanistan's conflict and power struggles hamper progress. "The big issue there is always with the Taliban," said Gates, whose multi-billion dollar philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the biggest funders of the polio eradication campaign. Polio is a virus that spreads in areas with poor sanitation.
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Bill Gates urges Afghanistan and Pakistan to "get to zero" in polio fight

In a telephone interview with Reuters, Gates was optimistic about the global plan to eradicate the paralyzing viral disease, but said Afghanistan's conflict and power struggles hamper progress. "The big issue there is always with the Taliban," said Gates, whose multi-billion dollar philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the biggest funders of the polio eradication campaign. Polio is a virus that spreads in areas with poor sanitation.
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Transportation weekly: Nuro dreams of autonomous lattes, what is a metamaterial, Volvo takes the wheel

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Read the first edition here.  As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. An email subscription is coming! This week, we’re shoving as much transportation news, tidbits and insights in here as possible in ho...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Elon Musk, Florida, Wtf, New York, Indonesia, California, Boston, Singapore, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Tech, Earnest


Gates-backed Lumotive upends lidar conventions using metamaterials

Pretty much every self-driving car on the road, not to mention many a robot and drone, uses lidar to sense its surroundings. But useful as lidar is, it also involves physical compromises that limit its capabilities. Lumotive is a new company with funding from Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures that uses metamaterials to exceed those limits, perhaps setting a new standard for the industry. The company is just now coming out of stealth, but it’s been in the works for a long time. I actually met ...
Tags: Accelerator, Automotive, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, Science, TC, Transportation, Autonomous Vehicles, Bill Gates, Intellectual Ventures, Lasers, Lidar, Self-driving Cars


Stanford's New Institute to Ensure AI Is 'Representative of Humanity' Mostly Staffed by White Guys

Stanford University, the bastion of higher education known for manufacturing Silicon Valley’s future, launched the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence this week with a massive party. Big names and billionaires like Bill Gates and Gavin Newsom filed into campus to back the stated mission that “the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Artificial Intelligence, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Stanford University, Gavin Newsom, Letter From Silicon Valley, Safiya Noble, New Institute


Is Income Inequality Fair?

Opinion Is Income Inequality Fair? USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Some Americans have much higher income and wealth than others. Former President Barack Obama explained, “I do think at a certain point you've made enough money.” An adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who has a Twitter account called “Every Billionaire Is A Policy Failure” tweeted, “My goal for this year is to get a moderator to ask ‘Is it morally appropriate for anyone to be a billionaire?'” Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. ...
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Saudis Spiral Deeper Into Isolation Amid U.S. Ire Over #Khashoggi - Bloomberg

Saudis Spiral Deeper Into Isolation Amid U.S. Ire Over Khashoggi - Bloomberg:Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s U.S. trip a year ago was packed with the sort of events most world leaders struggle to secure: a meeting at Bill Gates’s home, a tour of Amazon.com Inc.’s headquarters and a private visit to Virgin Galactic’s hangar in the Mojave Desert.The murder of Jamal Khashoggi destroyed all that, leaving the 33-year-old heir to the Saudi throne shunned, his government unable to repair ties ...
Tags: Travel, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Senate, Virgin Galactic, Bill Gates, Yemen, Mohammed bin Salman, Amazon com Inc, Mojave Desert, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, Khashoggi Bloomberg


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. . The fine relates to Google's abuse of its dominance in search advertising, with the firm pressuring third-party publishers to use its AdSense tool. Huawei's CTO for Germany has dismissed spying claims as absurd and "technically impossible." The entire debate, he said, was being conducted by non-technical experts and related to politicians' wider concerns about China.  Apple finally launched its second-generation AirPods...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Europe, New York, Australia, Germany, Trends, Siri, Aol, Bill Gates, New Zealand, Jeff Bezos, Huawei, Alexa


Bill Gates is worth $100 billion and he plans to give most of it away — here's how he spends his money now, from a luxury car collection to incredible real estate

Bill Gates' net worth is officially $100 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire index. That makes him $24 billion richer than he was five years ago, and puts him in a two-man club with Jeff Bezos, reported Business Insider's Julie Bort. While he indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Bill Gates is getting richer and rich...
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What’s a centibillionaire? Ask Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, the only members of the $100 Billion Club

Bloomberg tracks the fortunes of some 2,800 billionaires. Of those, 145 are worth at least $10 billion, making them decabillionaires. Now, the world contains two centibillionaires simultaneously. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, once the world’s richest person, has again eclipsed the $100 billion threshold, joining Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos in the exclusive club, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates’s fortune, now $100 billion on the nose, hasn’t reached such heights since the dot-...
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Bill Gates is $9.5 billion richer than he was a year ago, worth over $100 billion, but not just from Microsoft (MSFT)

Bill Gates is one of the world's biggest philanthropists who has given away billions of dollars of his money. That's why so many people think that Gates' personal wealth is shrinking as he gives his money away. But it isn't. Gates is astoundingly rich and getting richer all the time. And he just joined a two-man club of people worth more than $100 billion. Bill Gates is one of the world's biggest philanthropists. He and his wife Melinda have given away a whopping $45.5 billion...
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Tech billionaires could end climate change. So why aren’t they?

Saving the world from the apocalyptic impact of climate change should be a dream for many Silicon Valley titans concerned about legacy, says David Wallace-Wells, and yet few are dedicating themselves to addressing the catastrophe.Negative emissions technology funded by Bill Gates exists. It would cost $3 trillion per year to operate and would mean human industry could continue at current levels without global warming.That figure sounds astronomical, however global subsidies to fossil fuel indust...
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