Political fixer Bradley Tusk closes second fund on $70M

Tusk Venture Partners, the venture capital firm led by Bradley Tusk and organizing collaborator Jordan Nof, has secured $ 70 million for its second flagship fund, the firm has confirmed to TechCrunch following a report by Fortune this morning. Fundraising…

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How students are founding, funding and joining startups

Shawn Xu Young founders who want to start corporations while still in school have an increasing number of resources to sound into that is available just for them. Students that want to learn how to build companies can apply to…

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Fintech startup Plaid raises $250M at a $2.65B valuation

In the five years since its commodity was showcased onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt New York’s hackathon, Plaid has emerged as one of the most crucial donors to financial technology’s progression — and one of the most under the radar. That…

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Coinbase makes it easier for hedge funds to trade Bitcoin

Coinbase’s new trading stage for institutional investors: Coinbase Prime . Image: Coinbase Cryptocurrency is going legit in a big way. Leading U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is going after institutional investors with four brand-new major products, all of which cater to…

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Robinhood rolls out zero-fee crypto trading as it hits 4M users

Coinbase has some serious rivalry. Today, Robinhood starts rolling out its no-commission cryptocurrency trading feature in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire. Users there can buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum with no extra costs, and anyone can trail…

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