caption Bluestone Lane had a huge menu of coffee, tea, and fresh food. source Business Insider/Jessica Tyler caption Bluestone Lane had a huge menu of coffee, tea, and fresh food. source Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Bluestone Lane, a New York-based, Australian-inspired coffee chain, plans to expand to 100 locations over the next three years. The expansion comes with the help of Miami Dolphins owner and billionaire investor Stephen Ross. According to Bluestone Lane founder and CEO Nicholas Stone, who spoke with Bloomberg, the chain is focused on providing “more than simply a caffeinated product” and focuses just as much on aesthetic elements and freshly prepared food as it does on coffee. Bluestone Lane is about to take over the United States. The New York-based, Australian-inspired coffee chain is winning over millennials with the help of Instagram-ready restaurants and fresh, healthy foods like avocado toast and almond oatmeal. … [Read more...] about The billionaire owner of the Miami Dolphins just invested in this coffee chain that’s about to take over the US. Here’s what it’s like to visit.
caption Starting a family is hard work. source Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com Family and parenting app Cleo announced a $10.5 million investment from Greylock Partners. Cleo is offered through employers, and provides parents with access to experts in areas like birth preparation and sleep. The app is designed to ease parents’ transition back to work, and reduce attrition at companies. So far, employees at companies like Slack and Reddit have signed on. This post is part of Business Insider’s ongoing series on Better Capitalism. On Wednesday, an app called Cleo announced a $10.5 million Series A funding round led by Sarah Guo at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Greylock Partners. Cleo (formerly known as Lucy) is designed to help working parents with prenatal and postpartum care – guiding them from the point when they’re deciding … [Read more...] about A Silicon Valley VC firm just invested $10.5 million in an app that helps companies like Slack and Reddit make working parents’ lives easier
This time last year were the saddest days we have experienced as a family. It was the time we lost the matriarch of our clan, our SuperMom, SuperWife, SuperLola, SuperAunt and friend to many. Yes, that was Mamang, Josefa Maquera Fres who joined her creator on March 27, 2017. We could not complain because God gave her 87 meaningful years with a warning of three years when she was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2014. But as they say, “No matter how old you get, you can never be totally ready for the death of a loved one.” I still cry whenever I really think about her. Those three years The last three years, from the time my mom was diagnosed with cancer until the time she was finally laid to rest, were years of roller coaster highs and lows. There were buckets of tears, followed by high hopes of recovery, only to be followed with sadness and fear as we saw our once-upon-a-time super strong mother who hardly got sick back in the day, lose a lot of weight, become very weak as she … [Read more...] about Passion, Easter, emotional agility and stock market investing
Tyson Foods announced on Monday that it has invested in Memphis Meats, a startup that makes cultured meat. Past investors have included Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and the food and agricultural giant Cargill. Proponents of plant-based and lab-grown meat say that they are environmentally -friendly alternatives to traditional meat. The meatless protein industry is expected to grow globally, despite the fact that meat consumption may hit an all-time high this year in the United States. Tyson Foods – one of the largest meat producers in the world – is looking beyond the farm for chicken and beef. On Monday, the company announced that its venture capital arm has invested in Memphis Meats, a Silicon Valley startup the grows meat in a lab. Tyson is not disclosing the value of the deal, which will focus on product development. It will join Memphis Meats’ list of prominent backers, … [Read more...] about One of the world’s biggest meat companies just invested in a Bill Gates-backed startup that makes lab-grown meat
Greg Kidd, an early investor in Coinbase and Twitter, just invested $57.5 million toward Uphold, a currency exchange that also trades in cryptocurrencies. Uphold will use part of the money as insurance for its users to guarantee that their deposits to the exchange are protected in the event of a hacking incident. Uphold will also use the funds to add integrations with Ripple and begin trading in its cryptocurrency XRP, which is up almost 4000% since it started trading in April. Greg Kidd has had big success with his early investment in Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange now valued at $1.6 billion. Before that, he was an early investor in Twitter and Square, before their respective IPOs. Now Kidd, a federal regulator turned entrepreneur, has invested $57.5 million into Uphold, a four-year-old currency exchange where traders can convert USD into traditional currency like euros as easily as they can … [Read more...] about An early Coinbase and Twitter investor just gave Uphold $57.5 million to add Ripple and insure against hacks