Andreesson Horowitz leads $20 million investment in Wonderschool to expand marketplace for in-home preschools

Wonderschool, an education technology (edtech) startup that enables any qualified person to launch their own in-home childcare services, has closed a $ 20 million series A round of funding led by Andreesson Horowitz, with participation from Omidyar Network, First Round, Gary Community Investments, Cross Culture Ventures, Uncork Capital, Rethink Educ…Read More

Car dealerships have become targets for cross-border investment

Wheeler dealer DARREN GUIVER started out as a trainee at a Ford dealership in 1986. He moved quickly up through management, buying dealerships until he had created Spire Automotive group, a network of 12 across south-east England. Two years ago Group 1, America’s third-largest dealership network, made him an offer he couldn’t resist. So Mr […]

Why simple rules are best when spreading your investment bets

BENJAMIN GRAHAM is considered the father of value investing, the business of picking stocks that are cheap. He might also fairly be described as the father of not trying to pick stocks at all. In his book “The Intelligent Investor”, Graham distinguished between two archetypes. Enterprising investors are willing to devote time and care to […]

Here’s how ETFs became one of Wall Street’s hottest investment products

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Exchange-traded funds have become wildly popular in the past decade, and account for a quarter of all trading activity on exchanges. We spoke to two experts, a 15-year veteran of the product and a hedge fund founder, about how ETFs can help investors balance their portfolios.  You’ve probably heard the term ETF by […]

The Trump administration plans to crack down on Chinese investment

PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s view of investment depends on who is doing it. On June 22nd he railed against Europeans exporting cars to America, demanding that they “build them here!” On June 26th he tweeted that all Harley-Davidson motorcycles should be made in America (see article). But when it comes to Chinese investors buying American technology, […]

George Osborne takes on job number… 8! For major European investment firm

Ex-Tory Chancellor George Osborne has agreed to take on yet another job, to add to a packed portfolio, bringing the number to eight, after accepting a position as chair of major European Investment firm Exor’s ‘partners council.’ Seemingly not satisfied with being editor of London’s Evening Standard newspaper or taking on his reported, one-day-a-week, six-figure […]

How Turkey fell from investment darling to junk-rated emerging market

MANY of the most famous hedge-fund trades have been bets that things were about to go wrong. Think of Enron’s bankruptcy or the souring of subprime mortgage bonds in America. The best trade made by “the Professor” was very different. It was a bet that something was starting to go right. A visit almost 20 […]

Elio Motors lands $2.5 million investment from Overstock.com

Troubled three-wheel car startup Elio Motors is getting a $ 2.5 million lifeline from online retailer Overstock.com to help it pay off debts and accounts payable and fund capital expenditures. Elio simultaneously announced plans to launch a security token offering of a “ElioCoin” cryptocurrency to help it put the vehicle into production. Overstock.com is buying […]

Regional Airline JetSuiteX Expands East, Backed By Qatar Investment

Regional Airline JetSuiteX Expands East, Backed By Qatar Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not include […]

Tencent’s new game investment strategy: smaller and earlier

Tencent is one of the biggest gaming companies in the world. It got to the point where it owns significant chunks of companies like Fortnite developer Epic, League of Legends studio Riot, and French publisher Ubisoft by bringing new types of games to its domestic Chinese audience. Over the last decade, the company has used […]