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The American Retirement Nightmare

Megan Leonhardt of CNBC reports that according to one economist, the system is ‘flawed’ when most Americans have little or no retirement savings:It’s no secret that Americans are falling short when it comes to saving enough for retirement. But as a new report shows, many are disastrously unpr ...

CalPERS Chief Yoga Master Talks PE and More

Peter Smith of the Financial Times reports on CalPERS investment chief talking about private equity and yoga:From his home in Sacramento, Ben Meng starts the day with yoga and Bloomberg TV.“It’s frustrating because I’m watching TV and I can’t do meditation,” says the investment chief of C ...

The Version One Anti-Portfolio – the opportunities we missed…

Bessemer started the idea of the “anti-portfolio” – the companies that you passed on, but ended up doing very, very well.  After Honey was acquired by PayPal for $4B a few weeks ago, we thought it was a good time to share the Version One anti-portfolio: Honey We had a chance to invest in a $ ...

Episode 113: Taking Control of our Personal Data

How can you tell the difference between a company that resells your data and one that treats it with care? How do you control where it ends up? In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, Jon Prial is joined by Lisa Levasseur, founder of the Me2BAlliance. They discuss a future where consumers a ...

Diversity more than just meeting numbers, everyone needs to ‘go all in’ says #movethedial founder

While attendees at this year's #movethedial Global Summit remained optimistic that change is on the horizon, the overall message was clear: There's still a lot of work left to close the gap, and organizations of all sizes can take specific steps to move the needle, or in this case, the dial. ...

The $16 Trillion Global Pension Crisis

Rich Miller of Bloomberg News reports that according to the G-30, a severe $15.8 trillion pension crisis looms worldwide:The U.S., China and other leading economies confront a massive funding gap of $15.8 trillion in 2050 to ensure lifetime financial support for their aging populations.That’s acc ...

Federal Court Short-Circuits Voltage Pictures’ Canadian File Sharing Class Action Copyright Lawsuit Strategy

The Federal Court of Canada has strongly rejected an attempt by Voltage Pictures, one of Canada’s most litigious copyright companies, to use a reverse class action lawsuit approach to sue potentially thousands of Canadians. The court ruled that Voltage met none of the requirements for class actio ...

Announcing our investment in Scanwell Health: making healthcare more accessible with accurate, at-home medical testing

Last week, I shared that I am looking for opportunities in femtech, and in the post, I wrote: In the future (and we’re starting to see this happen now), tests will be taken in the home with results delivered immediately: imagine something like a pregnancy test or glucose test strip in the home b ...

Is the Capitalist System Really Broken?

Catherine Clifford of CNBC reports on on how America’s capitalist system is ‘broken,’ according to billionaire financier Ray Dalio:“The world has gone mad and the system is broken.”So says Ray Dalio, the billionaire financier and founder of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund i ...

Buy Electrovaya for electric vehicle exposure, this investor says

If you’re looking for an interesting play in the still-emerging electric vehicle industry then lithium ion battery company Electrovaya (Electrovaya Stock Quote, Chart, News TSX:EFL) might just be your ticket, says Tim Nash, founder of Good Investing. “They’re a big player when it comes to the ...