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One diagram shows how 3 types of coronavirus vaccines differ

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Today in healthcare news: a breakdown of how the top coronavirus vaccines work, a closer look at Clover Health’s […]
One diagram shows how 3 types of coronavirus vaccines differ
Markets

European fintech faces an ‘existential crisis’ as funding has dropped ‘from surplus to scarcity,’ McKinsey report says

European fintech faces an “existential crisis” because the COVID-19 pandemic poses serious challenges for continued funding, according to a report by consultant McKinsey. Venture capital funding has become more scarce, despite the fintech sector having grown rapidly by over 25% from 2014 onwards. The scale of funding dropped by 11% […]
European fintech faces an ‘existential crisis’ as funding has dropped ‘from surplus to scarcity,’ McKinsey report says
Tech

Homebound founder John Meyer created ‘vulnerability dinners’ where other founders can safely talk about their struggles, with a waiting list in the hundreds

As part of Business Insider’s report on how startup founders are experiencing increased mental distress during the pandemic, Homebound founder John Meyer told us about his experience after his father died of suicide in 2017. Opening up to other startup founders over dinner was a “key” part of how he […]
Homebound founder John Meyer created ‘vulnerability dinners’ where other founders can safely talk about their struggles, with a waiting list in the hundreds
Strategy

GREYCROFT FOUNDER: For the first time ever, VCs are giving millions to founders without meeting them face-to-face. Here’s how to adapt to remote investing.

Alan Patricof is the chairman emeritus at Greycroft. He writes that given the timeline of the coronavirus pandemic, VC firms will have to invest in startups, early-stage companies, and new CEOs without meeting teams face-to-face. To close a deal, it will be key for entrepreneurs to be charismatic through the […]
GREYCROFT FOUNDER: For the first time ever, VCs are giving millions to founders without meeting them face-to-face. Here’s how to adapt to remote investing.
Markets

A top VC firm just got another $800 million to back healthcare and fintech startups. We talked to Oak HC/FT execs about what they’re looking to invest in next.

Venture capital firm Oak HC/FT just raised an $US800 million fund, bringing its total assets under management to $US1.9 billion. It’s the third fund for the firm, which was founded in 2014 and invests in healthcare and financial technology companies. We talked to Oak HC/FT about where it’s planning to […]
A top VC firm just got another $800 million to back healthcare and fintech startups. We talked to Oak HC/FT execs about what they’re looking to invest in next.
Tech

DevOps startup CircleCI raised $56 million to supercharge how programmers push code

On Tuesday, CircleCI announced it raised $US56 million in series D funding. CircleCI develops continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) software, which allows developers to test and release code faster and more often. With the funding, CircleCI plans to continue investing in its product, expand internationally, hire more employees, […]
DevOps startup CircleCI raised $56 million to supercharge how programmers push code
Tech

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is reportedly raising more than $300 million in new funding, which would mean it raised over $1 billion this year alone

SpaceX is raising another $US314.2 million in equity funding, according to CNBC. This would push SpaceX’s 2019 fundraising total to $US1.33 billion, the report said. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories SpaceX is reportedly looking to raise more than $US300 million from investors, which would push its total fundraising […]
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is reportedly raising more than $300 million in new funding, which would mean it raised over $1 billion this year alone
Tech

Data warehousing startup Yellowbrick Data closes $81 million in funding to take on Amazon, Oracle, and Snowflake

On Wednesday, data warehousing startup Yellowbrick Data announced it closed $US81 million in series C funding. With the funding, Yellowbrick Data plans to scale its sales team and research and development operations. Although Yellowbrick Data competes with larger vendors like Amazon,Oracle, and Snowflake, Jason Snodgress, COO of Yellowbrick Data, says […]
Data warehousing startup Yellowbrick Data closes $81 million in funding to take on Amazon, Oracle, and Snowflake