Category: founder

Bonobos founder Andy Dunn to leave Walmart in 2020
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Bonobos founder Andy Dunn to leave Walmart in 2020

Andy Dunn, the founder of menswear site Bonobos which sold to Walmart in 2017 for $310 million, is now parting ways with the retail giant. The executive, who joined Walmart as SVP of digital consumer brands at the time of the acquisition, officially announced his departure in a LinkedIn post titled “A Love Letter to…

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How the founder of Pocketwatch sees the future of children’s entertainment
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How the founder of Pocketwatch sees the future of children’s entertainment

When Chris Williams founded entertainment platform Pocketwatch in 2017, he was certain that no one had yet found the right way to work with the generation of children’s talent finding its audience on platforms like YouTube. Convinced that packaging creators under one umbrella and leveraging the expanding reach of even more media platforms could reshape…

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SoFi founder Mike Cagney’s already well-funded new startup is raising another $100 million
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SoFi founder Mike Cagney’s already well-funded new startup is raising another $100 million

Figure Technologies, a nearly two-year-old, San Francisco-based fintech cofounded by Mike Cagney, the founder of the more established fintech company SoFi, is raising a whole lot of money — again. By February of this year, Figure had already raised $120 million in equity funding from a gaggle of investors, including RPM Ventures, partners at DST…

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Billionaire Founder of World’s Largest Hedge Fund Warns of ‘Scary, Very Risky’ Economy
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Billionaire Founder of World’s Largest Hedge Fund Warns of ‘Scary, Very Risky’ Economy

Ray Dalio is the founder and co-chair of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. Dalio is bullish on gold, predicting the metal to be a major investment asset ahead of a ‘paradigm shift’ within global markets. The Wall Street mogul has made over $50 billion for his clients. Ray Dalio warned of a “scary…

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Reports Say ISIS Founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Captured or Killed
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Reports Say ISIS Founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Captured or Killed

The White House announced late Saturday that President Donald Trump will address the nation on Sunday after reports suggest ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was captured or killed by the United States. The president previewed the news on his Twitter account. “Something very big has just happened!” he wrote cryptically on his Twitter account. Something very…

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