Kobe Bryant unveiled his venture capital firm today - a $100 million fund jointly managed by entrepreneur Jeff Stibel. What's not known is that the two have already been making investments for years. Below is the list of those investments. A few remain confidential. The Players Tribune. Venture capital investment.
Meet Kobe Bryant, venture capitalist. The retired NBA star will today unveil his venture-capital fund, a $100 million vehicle for investing in technology, media and data companies. Mr. Bryant, who turns 38 Tuesday, isn't going it alone: He is...
Meet Kobe Bryant, venture capitalist. The retired NBA star will unveil on Monday his venture-capital fund, a $100 million vehicle for investing in technology, media and data companies. Bryant, who turns 38 on Tuesday, isn't going it alone: He is partnering with 43-year-old Jeff Stibel, a longtime entrepreneur and investor who was introduced to Bryant by a mutual friend.
Not just crazy. Crazytown. Nearly $19 billion for a company that had $20 million in sales last year? Like nearly everyone, my initial reaction to Facebook's whopper of a WhatsApp deal was disbelief bordering on laughter. Then I turned my heart off and turned my spreadsheet on.
The question is so simple it seems silly: What is a bank? Of course you know the answer. A bank pools savings and then allocates that capital. Simple, right? But that's just the start. In 2016, a big bank also doubles as an enterprise software company and a mobile-apps developer.
The question is so simple it seems silly: What is a bank? Of course you know the answer. A bank pools savings and then allocates that capital. Simple, right? But that's just the start. In 2016 a big bank also doubles as an enterprise software company and a mobile-apps developer.
In Louisville, springtime doesn't herald Easter. God must wait, because there are March Madness games to watch. So much so that one of my fondest memories is my third grade teacher stopping class, rolling in a TV on a giant cart, and watching the University of Louisville Cardinals compete in a conference tournament game.
The world's central banks can't save us anymore. That was the message from some of the world's most prominent investors at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday. Their mood here was irritated, bordering on affronted, with what they say has been central-bank intervention that has gone on too long.
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Selecting a term
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