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5 Things You Need to Know to Get Your Startup Ready for an Investment

Starting a new business is exciting and challenging all at the same time. The number one thing that most entrepreneurs worry about is financing the business and whether to get an investor. However, most entrepreneurs don’t ask themselves this very important question: “Is my business ready for an investor?” Pitching to an investor can be nerve wrecking, so we compiled …

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JD.com invests $397 million into Farfetch as part of strategic partnership

JD.com, China’s largest e-commerce site has entered into a strategic partnership with luxury fashion e-commerce giant, Farfetch. As part of the deal JD will invest $397 million into Farfetch and Richard Liu, JD.com’s founder and CEO, will join Farfetch’s board. The two companies will partner on marketing, logistics and technology solutions to build the luxury site’s presence in China. “As part of …

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NBC Universal enters into $500 million strategic investment partnership with Snap Inc.

It has been a great end to a good week for Snap Inc., parent company of Snapchat. The media company’s much discussed IPO debuted on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday as its shares rose 44 percent, and now there’s even more news about the IPO. In a memo obtained by Re/code, NBC Universal CEO, Steve Burke, revealed that the company …

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Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger and Authentic Brands Group invest in Judith Leiber

Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger has acquired a minority stake of New York-based accessories brand, Judith Leiber, through a strategic partnership with Authentic Brands Group. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. As part of the investment, Ocleppo Hilfiger, fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger’s wife, will become co-owner, global brand ambassador and creative director of the accessories brand. “Dee’s style and creative influence will infuse …

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