BlackRock acquires minority stake in SMB 401(k) provider Human Interest

Investment giant BlackRock announced Friday it is taking a minority stake in venture-backed fintech startup Human Interest. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Human Interest’s digital retirement benefits platform allows users “to launch a retirement plan in minutes and put it on autopilot,” according to the company. It also touts that it has eliminated […]

4 tips to find the funding that fits your business

Carlos Antequera Contributor Share on Twitter Carlos Antequera is the CEO and co-founder of Novel Capital. The facts are clear: Startups are finding funding increasingly difficult to secure, and even unicorns appear cornered, with many lacking both capital and a clear exit. But equity rounds aren’t the only way for a company to raise money […]

You’re not going to grow into your 2021 valuation

Jeremy Abelson Contributor Share on Twitter Jeremy Abelson is the founder and lead portfolio manager of Irving Investors. More posts by this contributor Investors are sitting on mountains of cash: Where will it be deployed? What am I worth now? Jacob Sonnenberg Contributor Share on Twitter Jacob Sonnenberg is a portfolio manager at Irving Investors […]

Frank-ly, the Kardashian method won’t work for SBF

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week, Natasha was joined by Mary Ann Azevedo and Rebecca Szkutak to talk about the latest and greatest in tech. Before we get into what we got up to, can we just […]

Xetova exploring market data gaps in Africa to boost trade insight access

Africa is seen as the next trade frontier, following the coming into force of The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which created the single largest unrestricted trade region in the world. However, while trade liberalization is meant to spur intra-regional commerce, its take-off is dependent on key infrastructure investments to ensure supply chain efficiency. […]