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Richard Branson hires boutique bank to find funding for Virgin space companies after turning down Saudi money

Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Group cut ties with Saudi Arabia after the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Now, they're looking for more capital.
Arik Shtilman, cofounder and CEO of Rapyd.

$22.5 billion Stripe is investing in a digital payments company that’s aiming to be the Amazon Web Services of the fintech world

Stripe, one of Silicon Valley's hottest payment startup, is backing another payment paltform by participating in a $40 million funding round.

A Kentucky sheriff suspended law enforcement due to a lack of funding: ‘Lock your doors, load your guns’

In a message on Facebook, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk told residents that he couldn't give them the help they need.
Illumio CFO Anup Singh

Cybersecurity startup Illumio just raised $65 million and hired its first CFO, as it pushes a new kind of cloud security tech

Illumio's funding will go towards building a more durable business, and maybe pave the way to IPO.

Madison Reed, Ritual, and FabFitFun have all announced major funding rounds — here’s what the startups have in common

They tell us that the futures of the beauty, wellness, and lifestyle industries are ripe for potential — and transparency, quality, and engagement are the keys to success.
Ali Ghodsi, CEO and co-founder of Databricks

Artificial intelligence startup Databricks is now worth $2.75 billion after raising $250 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Microsoft

Machine learning startup Databricks closed $250 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Microsoft and more. CEO Ali Ghodsi explains how it grew so fast.
Ian Rand, (center) CEO of Barclays Business Bank, and Anil Stocker (right) co-founder & CEO of MarketInvoice.

UK fintech MarketInvoice wins backing from Barclays and Santander as banking disruption gathers pace

Barclays and Santander are funding the UK fintech as part of a £56 million "series B" round, demonstrating a disruptive shift in consumer banking.
Revolution Ventures CEO Steve Case.

AOL founder Steve Case is making a bold bet on companies from the Midwest — and he says it’s a lot like the early bet he made on the inter...

With his $150 million "Rise of the Rest" fund, AOL founder Steve Case hopes to spur innovation in the Midwest.
Skyline of Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii was recently rated the least teacher-friendly state in America because educator’s salaries can’t keep up with the high cost of livi...

The number of teachers leaving the teaching profession in Hawaii is up 84% since 2010.