Testing MilkRun: Portland’s farm-to-doorstep grocery delivery service launches in Seattle

MilkRun delivers farm-to-doorstep groceries in Portland and Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly changing consumers’ grocery shopping habits and creating a big opportunity for startups like MilkRun. Demand for the Portland-based company’s farm-to-doorstep groceries has been surging since the outset of the pandemic, allowing MilkRun to expand to its first […]

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The new CEO of Intercom, a $1.3 billion startup backed by Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, says she’ll lead the company to profitability and an IPO in a ‘few years’

In June, the former CIO of $1.3 billion customer messaging startup Intercom — Karen Peacock — took the role of CEO, replacing cofounder Eoghan McCabe. She joined at a tough time: Months into the coronavirus pandemic and shortly after Intercom laid off 39 employees to cut costs. As CEO, Peacock plans to lead the company […]

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This VC just raised $150 million to invest in ground transportation startups. He says there are better opportunities than trying to find the next Tesla. (AAPL, LYFT, TSLA)

Quin Garcia’s venture firm, Autotech Ventures, is on the lookout for new deals. Autotech focuses on startups that are involved in ground transportation in some way, but instead of looking for the next Tesla, it invests in those making software or services or that are developing marketplaces. It’s already had some notable successes — it […]

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Parents are spending thousands on the latest gadgets, coding bootcamps, and tech tutors for their toddlers to prepare them to compete in a digital world

Parents eager to raise their kids to compete in a competitive job market are investing heavily in digital learning and tech for their children — even toddlers. Mathew Abraham, a preschool teacher from Plano, Texas, is introducing his students to the basics of coding. Meanwhile, parents like Mona Stone, a surgeon and mother of two, […]

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Even if remote work is here to stay, Manhattan office space will always be among the most valuable in the world — here’s why

Eric Kober is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the former director of housing, economic, and infrastructure planning at the New York City Department of City Planning. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak in New York, nonessential companies have locked up their Manhattan offices to work from home, and some New Yorkers have left the […]

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16 top tech leaders who came to the US from around the world explain their forceful opposition to Trump’s freeze on immigrant work visas: ‘It’s only going to make America less competitive’

President Trump’s decision to suspend key immigrant work visas has been severely criticized by many in the US tech industry, which has long relied on foreign talent. Venture capitalists, founders, and CEOs who are immigrants themselves shared their frustrations with the Trump order with Business Insider. One of them, Togo-born F5 Networks CEO Francois Lo […]

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A luxury villa on the French Riviera once owned by actor Sean Connery is on the market for $34 million — and includes an indoor infinity pool, walk-in wine cellar, and fully-equipped gym. Here’s a look inside.

A waterfront property in Nice, France that was once owned by legendary James Bond actor Sean Connery is currently on the market for $34 million. Called Villa Le Roc Fleuri, the property grounds span over 53,000 square feet and feature manicured gardens, fruit trees, and a cliffside saltwater pool. Inside the six-floor home, there’s an […]

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Nearly half of American households have lost income since the start of the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has cut nearly half of Americans’ household incomes, a Bankrate and YouGov survey found. But household income has gone up during the pandemic, reports Deutsche Bank. That’s because two-thirds of Americans collecting unemployment are earning nearly $500 a week more than they would have in a previous year. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]

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People who claim to be the only ‘real’ Americans are the worst Americans

Beware the person who claims to know who’s a “real” American and who’s not. Especially Trump and Tucker Carlson — who for some reason think demonstrating patriotism involves honoring traitorous losers and calling a Purple Heart recipient a “coward.” Real Americans are atheists and evangelicals, they’re immigrants and the children of immigrants, they love guns […]

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The inside story of the downfall of Civilized, a cannabis media startup that raised $7 million, then had to shut down after a takeover offer fell through

Civilized Worldwide, a cannabis media startup, raised $7 million to create the “premium lifestyle and media brand” for cannabis consumers around the globe. With investments from high-profile backers like the comedian and author Chelsea Handler and Canopy Rivers, the venture arm of Canopy Growth, Civilized and its husband-and-wife founders were soaring as cannabis legalization looked […]

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