Parallel Markets is trying to make it easy to buy and sell private stock – gpgmail

Parallel Markets is a new startup aiming to make it as easy to buy and sell private company shares as it is for public company stock. COO Nicholas Goss said this is becoming issue for startups as they stay private for longer, which means early employees can find their equity locked up for longer periods […]

Mythic Markets just raised $2 million in seed to build a fractional ownership market for rare collectibles – gpgmail

Mythic Markets, a young, San Francisco-based fractional investing platform for fans, has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Slow Ventures, with participation from Third Kind Venture Capital, Global Founders Capital, and others. The company is being led by cofounder and CEO Joseph Mahavuthivanij, who previously spent a couple of years as an associate […]

mobile and social media users in emerging markets have more diverse social networks – gpgmail

The latest study from Pew Research Center takes a look at the impact mobile technology, including the use of smartphones and social media, is having on the diversity of people’s social network in emerging markets. For the purpose of the study, Pew surveyed mobile users in eleven key markets: Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, South Africa, Kenya, […]

The mad dash to the public markets – gpgmail

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about the differences between raising cash from angels and traditional venture capitalists. Before that, I summarized DoorDash’s acquisition of […]

Africa’s ride-hail markets are hot spots for startups and VC – gpgmail

When it comes to VC, vehicles, and startups, Africa’s ride-hail markets are becoming a multi-wheeled and global affair. The big players such as Uber and Bolt are competing in Kampala and Nairobi—where in addition to car-service—they offer rickshaw taxis. On-demand motorcycle startups are multiplying and piloting EVs with funds from international partners. And many ride-hail companies in Africa […]