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Gryphon buys skincare brand RoC

Gryphon Investors has acquired New York City-based RoC, an anti-aging skincare brand from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. Sawaya Partners LLC was financial adviser to Johnson & Johnson on the transaction while Luc-Henry Rousselle at LSH Partners did likewise for Gryphon. PRESS RELEASE January 22, 2019 (San Francisco) – Gryphon Investors (“Gryphon”), a San Francisco-based middle market private equity firm, announced today that it acquired RoC® Skincare (“RoC”), ...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, France, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Manhattan, Taylor, Latin America, Company, Kirkland Ellis, Johnson Johnson, Gryphon, Covington Burling, PE Deals, Retinol

AVP collects $150 mln for second early-stage fund

AXA Venture Partners has raised $150 million for second early-stage fund. AVP Early Stage II will invest in tech businesses in North America, Europe and Israel. PRESS RELEASE PARIS, January 22nd, 2019 AXA Venture Partners (AVP) raises $150 million for second Early Stage Fund. AVP, a venture capital firm investing in high-growth technology companies, announces it has completed the first closing of the second vintage of its Early Stage Fund (AVP Early Stage II) with $150 million (€130 million). Th...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Israel, San Francisco, Trends, Paris, Funds, North America, Axa, London New York, Europe North America, North America Europe, Avp, New York London Paris, AUM, IFRS

Hone pulls in $3.6 mln seed

San Francisco and New York City-based Hone, a reimagined workplace training platform for modern and distributed teams, has raised $3.6 million in seed funding. Cowboy Ventures and Harrison Metal led the round. Source: Press Release
Tags: New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Cowboy Ventures, Harrison Metal, VC Deals

Chief Justice John Roberts right to push back against Trump, defend judiciary

In November, a federal judge in San Francisco struck down President Trump’s attempt to limit asylum-seekers to legal points of entry.  Trump complained about the action of “an Obama Judge.” Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts criticized Trump, saying America does not have “Obama judges or Trump judges . . .  What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.” In December, a federal judge in Texas struck down th...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, Mexico, America, San Francisco, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Hawaii, New York Times, Connecticut

Striking photo essay about Oakland's Black Panther Party (1968)

Fifty years ago, San Francisco's DeYoung Museum exhibited Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones's striking photo essay depicting Oakland's Black Panther Party at the peak of their community activism and political activity. Starting this week, those powerful images will be displayed again as part of the Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures exhibition at the San Francisco Art Institute. The work is still pertinent today and will serve as a platform to discuss issues of documentar...
Tags: Post, Photography, News, Activism, San Francisco, Oakland, Black Panthers, Vanguard, Pirkle Jones, DeYoung Museum, San Francisco Art Institute, Oakland s Black Panther Party, Ruth Marion Baruch, Poetic Politics Black Futures

TravelAbility Summit First Event To Improve Travel Experiences For Disabled Travelers

TravelAbility Summit, the inaugural gathering of industry professionals dedicated to improving travel experiences for individuals with physical, behavioral, and cognitive disabilities will take place on November 12th and 13th, 2019 in San Francisco. The conference is produced by North American Journeys, a tourism media and marketing company that has been organizing specialized conferences for the tour and travel industry for over 20 years.
Tags: Travel, San Francisco

Starbucks expands its delivery service to 6 more U.S. cities, starting with San Francisco

Starbucks on Monday announced an expansion of its delivery service in partnership with Uber Eats, which is now headed to six other major U.S. cities, starting with San Francisco this week. It will then roll out to Boston, Chicago, L.A., New York and Washington D.C., and is on track to reach one-quarter of U.S. company-operated stores in the weeks ahead, the company says. Starbucks Delivers, as the service is called, first began as a pilot program in Miami this past fall after a successful launch...
Tags: Ecommerce, Uber, New York, London, Washington, China, San Francisco, Tech, E-commerce, Chile, Alibaba, Tokyo, Miami, Starbucks, Uber Eats, Delivery Service

UPS and Latch are expanding in-building deliveries to 10 more cities

After launching apparently successful pilot runs in San Francisco and New York, UPS announced today plans to expand its in-building delivery service to 10 additional U.S. cities. In mid-2019, the parcel service will be adding Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Miami and Seattle to the list. UPS’s program was launched last summer, utilizing smart locks designed by New York-based startup, Latch. The Initial roll out was a clear attempt by UPS...
Tags: Amazon, TC, New York, San Francisco, Tech, UPS, Seattle, Delivery, Latch, New York UPS

Starbucks is teaming up with Uber to start delivering coffee in 6 of the biggest US cities (SBUX)

Starbucks and Uber are joining forces to deliver coffee, snacks, and other items in six major US cities. 95% of the Starbucks menu will soon be available on the Uber Eats app, and purchases come with a $2.49 flat booking fee. It launches in San Francisco on Tuesday, and then rolls out in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC in a few weeks.  The new system means Uber Eats couriers can deliver coffee from 3,500, or a quarter of all Starbucks stores in the US. Starbucks said...
Tags: Uber, Japan, London, US, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, Miami, Starbucks, New York Boston Chicago Los Angeles, San Francisco Boston Chicago Los Angeles New York

San Francisco Equity Partners invests in jane iredale

San Francisco Equity Partners said Jan. 22 that acquired a majority stake in jane iredale. Financial terms weren’t announced. Jane iredale, of Great Barrington, Massachussetts, is a makeup and skincare company. Sage Group provided financial advice to jane iredale. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–San Francisco Equity Partners (SFEP), a private equity firm exclusively focused on expansion-stage companies in the consumer sector, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in j...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Jane, Great Barrington, PE Deals, Jane Iredale, Sage Group, Great Barrington MA, Scott Potter, San Francisco Equity Partners, SFEP, Great Barrington Massachussetts, BUSINESS WIRE San Francisco Equity Partners SFEP

Farewell to the 727, the ‘earth-trembling’ workhorse that brought air travel to millions

One of the aircraft that introduced the fundamentals of modern comfort and convenience to millions of travellers has flown its last passenger service. The Boeing 727 might not have been responsible for the dawn of the jet age, but its record-breaking popularity in the Sixties and Seventies was testament to the seachange it helped force when it became the stalwart of some of the world’s largest airlines. After its 1963 debut, it was the first Boeing commercial plane to sell more than 1,000 units ...
Tags: Europe, Science, North Korea, Mexico, US, San Francisco, Iran, UPS, Switzerland, Fokker, Kenya, Venezuela, Cia, Dc, Tehran, Donald Trump

Starbucks Expands Uber Delivery Venture to San Francisco, London

The service will start in San Francisco on Tuesday, to be followed by Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. “in the coming weeks.” Starbucks is planning to bring delivery service to nearly a quarter of U.S.-owned stores in seven cities this spring, the company said in a statement Tuesday. Almost all of Starbucks’ menu items will be available with delivery times of within 30 minutes -- and an initial $2.49 booking fee. The coffee chain is planning to test delivery programs ...
Tags: Science, London, Washington, San Francisco, Starbucks, SAN FRANCISCO LONDON, Boston Chicago Los Angeles New York

Klay Thompson looks comfortable making history at Staples Center

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson scores on a breakaway dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Gold...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Green, Soccer, Nba, TNT, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Curry, Golden State Warriors, Warriors, Andre Iguodala, Joe Lacob, Lakers

Starbucks rolls out delivery service for coffee drinkers

Starbucks is expanding its delivery service and aims to offer it at nearly one-fourth of its U.S. company-operated coffee shops. The company said it is launching the service Tuesday in San Francisco and will expand to some stores in New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles in coming weeks. It tested the idea in […]
Tags: Business, News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nation, Starbucks, New York Boston Washington Chicago

After raising $125M, Munchery fails to deliver

On-demand food delivery startup Munchery is ceasing operations effective immediately, the startup announced in an e-mail to customers on Monday. Founded in 2010, the San Francisco-based business had raised a total of $125 million in venture capital funding, reaching a valuation of $300 million with an $87 million round in 2015, according to PitchBook. Munchery was backed by Greycroft, ACME Ventures (formerly known as Sherpa Capital), Menlo Ventures, e.Ventures, Cota Capital, M13 and mor...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, New York, San Francisco, Munchery, Menlo Ventures, Crunchbase, Deliv, Cota Capital, Bart,, Josephine, Sherpa Capital, Seattle Los Angeles, PitchBook Munchery

Question of the Week: Is Kamala Harris a good presidential candidate?

Delegates heading off to their political parties’ presidential-nominating conventions used to come prepared to back a candidate from their state — either as a bargaining tactic, or for real — as a “favorite son.” Should Kamala Harris be California’s favorite daughter for the 2020 presidential race? Harris, our junior senator, said Monday she is a candidate for the presidency. She has been in that seat for just two years. Is that long enough on the national stage to make a credible run for the hi...
Tags: California, Opinion, White House, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Editorials, Nelson Rockefeller, East Bay, Kamala Harris, Bay Area, HARRIS, Howard University, Richard Nixon

Alexander: In Rams’ case, the bandwagon effect isn’t bad at all

Usually we sneer, or at least look askance, at those “bandwagon” fans who become interested in a team just as it reaches the big stage. The normal inclination is to ask, “Well, where were you during the long, hard slog of the regular season?” But not here, and not now. If you are a new (or renewed) Rams fan, excited because of the first Super Bowl involving an L.A. team in 35 years (and the first involving an L.A. Rams team in 39 years) … well, welcome aboard. I’m guessing they won’t even ask, “...
Tags: Cowboys, Sports, NFL, Raiders, America, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Steelers, San Diego, New Orleans, Chargers, Miami Dolphins, Red Cross, Nfc, Saints

Entertainment Book Sale – All 2019 Books $18 + Free Shipping!

Entertainment Book Sale – $18 + Free Shipping If you have been thinking about getting the Entertainment book, there is a big sale on the Entertainment Book Sale right now in honor of the snow alot of the country is experiencing! They are offering all 2019 books for $18 and free shipping!  Plus, if you order 2 or more books, you can get an extra 15% off with the code: BLIZZARD at checkout. This makes each book just $15.13/ea after the 15% off. This sale is valid from today, Monday January 21...
Tags: Entertainment, San Francisco, Disneyland, Seattle, Frugality, Free Shipping, Northwest, Online Deals, Laurie, South Sound, BOGO, Restaurant Deals, Thrifty NW, Gameworks Pioneer Farms, Northwest Coupons, Mary AnnPlus

TSA Screener Sick-Outs Hit 10 Percent As Shutdown Stretches Into Fifth Week

The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that Sunday’s absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year ago. The workers who screen passengers and their bags face missing another paycheck if the shutdown doesn’t end early this week. According to TSA, many of them say the financial hardship is preventing them from reporting to ...
Tags: New York, News, San Francisco, Chicago, Tsa, Houston, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr, Transportation Security Administration, Midwest, Northeast, Los Angeles International Airport, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Newark New Jersey, Dallas Fort Worth, Baltimore Washington

LA County leads the state in Airbnb visitors, host income

Los Angeles County was California’s top Airbnb destination last year with 2.7 million guests who generated $613 million in host income. Newly released data from the company show there are now more than 27,000 L.A. County residents who share their homes through Airbnb, and the supplemental income they gain is substantial. Hosts typically earn about $11,400 a year, according to Airbnb — money that helps many homeowners make ends meet. Airbnb host Kathryn Levassiur asks guests to place a pin wh...
Tags: Business, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Top Stories, San Diego, Airbnb, City Council, Orange County, Riverside County, Hospitality, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles County

San Francisco reacts to Senator Kamala Harris' presidential run

KAMALA HARRIS 2020: Strong reaction is pouring in from the Bay Area after the California senator and Oakland native announced she is running for president.
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Oakland, Kamala Harris, Bay Area

Why You Should Take More Work Breaks, How to Market Your Videos, The State of Global Entrepreneurship and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

12 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Help Your Employees Become Top Performers For many small business owners these days finding and keeping qualified employees can be a struggle. Once you hire high-potential employees, you have to continually invest in their success. Check out the infographic below from Manila Recruitment to learn how to groom top-performing employees.   2—Want to Take More Breaks at Work? Science is on Your Side. Guest post by Dr. Joseph Cilo...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Youtube, Saudi Arabia, India, Africa, San Francisco, Cyprus, Indianapolis, Taiwan, Colombia, Thailand, Canada

Suspect arrested in beating of 88-year-old woman in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley

San Francisco police have arrested an 18-year-old suspect in the brutal beating of an 88-year-old great-grandmother in the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Visitacion Valley

Samsung could release three variants of the Galaxy S10

According to a leaked image from Evan Blass, Samsung’s new flagship device could come in three different versions — the Samsung Galaxy S10, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10E. That new leak lines up with previous leaks. As you can see on the photo, the new devices don’t have a notch. They feature a hole-punch selfie camera instead. If you’re looking for the fingerprint sensor, Samsung could choose to embed it in the screen. Just like in previous years, in addition to the main S...
Tags: Gadgets, Samsung, San Francisco, Tech, Leak, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy S10, Evan Blass Samsung

Harbinger Ventures leads $5.9 mln round for Vinebox

San Francisco-based Vinebox, a subscription wine service, has secured $5.9 million in funding. Harbinger Ventures led the round. The capital infusion will be used to expand its team and scale its online distribution. PRESS RELEASE January 18, 2019 – San Francisco, CA – VINEBOX Inc., parent company for VINEBOX and Usual, launched in 2016, by Rachel Vodofsky and Matt Dukes has raised $5.9 million in funding led by Harbinger Ventures. VINEBOX Inc. will use the funds to expand their San Francisco ba...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, Santa Barbara, Cagr, San Francisco CA, Rachel, Matt, Megan, Sonoma County, VC Deals, Matt Dukes, Vinebox, Harbinger, Harbinger Ventures, Rachel Vodofsky

Kamala Harris Announces Run For President: ‘I’m Very Excited About It’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “bring our voices together,” Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds. Harris, who grew up in Oakland, California, and is a daughter of parents from Jamaica and India, is one of the earliest high-profile Democr...
Tags: New York, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Obama, Abc, California, Washington, Senate, Massachusetts, India, San Francisco, Ap, Hillary Clinton, United States, New York Times

'Nobody works harder': insiders recall Kamala Harris's meteoric rise

Longtime California colleagues, friends, and political rivals tell of an unmatched ambition that could take her to the White HouseBefore Trump, before the Kavanaugh hearings, the book tour, the “she’s running” memes, the California senator Kamala Harris sat in St Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco amid a sea of blue-uniformed police officers.The year was 2004, just a few months into Harris’s first term as San Francisco district attorney – her first elected position. A young police officer, Isaac ...
Tags: California, San Francisco, US news, Democrats, US politics, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Kavanaugh, St Mary 's Cathedral, US elections 2020, White HouseBefore Trump, Isaac Espinoza

A Guide to M&A Representations and Warranties Insurance in Mergers and Acquisitions

By Richard D. Harroch, David E. Weiss, and Richard V. Smith There is a significant emerging trend in the use of M&A representations and warranties insurance in mergers and acquisitions of privately held companies. Both strategic acquirers and private equity buyers have gotten increasingly comfortable in using such insurance for their acquisitions, providing meaningful benefits to both the buyer and seller in an acquisition. As a prelude, representations and warranties by a seller are key compone...
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Algae Solutions to Global Dilemmas: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Algae Innovations

Global Algae Innovations was founded in 2013 and focuses on algae for commodities with initial technology development nearly complete. Dave Hazlebeck from Global Algae Innovations gave this illuminating overview of how the algae industry can provide a solution to the protein crisis, algae production process, and more at ABLC Global 2018 in San Francisco – and it’s ready for you now at The Digest online.
Tags: San Francisco, 8-slide Guide, Dave Hazlebeck, Global Algae Innovations