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Gold as an alternative to the new European trade spot: an almost perfectly uncorrelated series, yet producing almost same growth over the period…



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US senator accused of taking gold bar bribes

Federal prosecutors filed corruption charges against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife. [...]

Regulators say “no” to election betting

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission thinks wagering on elections is not in the public’s best interest. [...]

What a Brazilian Steakhouse Says About the Tech Economy

Hi, welcome to your Weekend.One of my favorite tech memes is the “We’re so back” post, the kind that pokes fun at the [...]

Despite Silicon Valley’s drift toward sports that require an octagon, long-distance running still ranks highly. In our recent Brain-Body Investment Survey, running was [...]

This week we were treated to not one but two big tech IPOs! Plus, two tech juggernauts—Amazon and Microsoft—held big, flashy product [...]

One man’s quest to end cheating in virtual cycling

A cyclist discovered widespread cheating on the popular online cycling platform Zwift. Then came the death threats. [...]

Branded residences aren’t just for hotels anymore

Brands are slapping their names on condos, offering loyal customers a lifestyle experience. [...]

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Impact Investment | Blended Finance

  • – The world is undergoing one of the worst refugee crisis since World War II, and Jordan is one of the most affected countries both in absolute and relative terms
  • – While many humanitarian relief & infrastructure investment efforts exist, the funding ecosystem under-serves SMEs & entrepreneurs which cater to refugee needs
  • – The social impact investment component with a triple bottom-line impact is more than attainable in the refugee context, but until now little has been done outside the pure aid sphere
  • – Vehicle is needed to fill the void by institutionalising venture / SME investment & nurture entrepreneurship for one of the most vulnerable demographic segments
  • – Given the specifics of refugee finance, in particular if in a hybrid commercial effort, we are looking for interested parties to become cooperating partners in developing this initiative further…


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Real Estate Investment | Property in SEE

Higher than average EU economic drop, but a stronger & quicker recovery. Drop of 10-20% in Zagreb real estate prices in the short-term. 18 month recovery to where Zagreb was in 2015-16 in the property cycle. Zagreb new office & residential space yields to go back to 7%-ish, or a price per sqm of €2.25k+…


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Project Finance | Renewable Power in MEA

Clean energy is a popular (and a contested) topic these days, but it also serves as a great showcase for project development / finance in emerging markets regardless of a turbine…


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Corporate Finance | Pharma M&A in CACA

A case study for an interesting ‘consolidation cross-border play opportunity’ spanning the CACA region (or even wider). A thesis that would under current market access include country pharma leaders in Kyrgyzstan & Mongolia, as well as one of top players in Uzbekistan & Armenia each…


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Private Investment in Public Equity | Gold Mining in Africa

PIPE investments into gold mining stock: is there still, was there ever, an opportunity to invest in gold?

A hedge against cycles timing; Undervalued listings lacking capital; Leverage on mineral reserves for an upside; Neglected African opportunities; More tangible than bitcoin; …

Central banks can’t print gold: ML/BoA forecasts: ”as economic output contracts sharply, fiscal outlays surge, and central bank balance sheets double, fiat currencies could come under pressure…


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Pal, a digital palliative care company, announced the successful close of a €300k pre-seed round to improve access to at-home palliative care for people affected [...]

Faraday Ventures, a Spanish leading Venture Capital firm, has announced a €1.3 million strategic investment in Valencian jewellery firm Singularu as part of a new [...]

As bombs continue to rain down on Kyiv, O0 Design is one of the many local companies who endures the onslaught not only to fight [...]

Europe’s generative AI startups, mapped

Europe already has around 150 startups working with generative AI. Here's the list Europe’s generative AI startups, mapped [...]

9 (more) women and multicultural founders to watch in 2023

As we enter Q4 of the year, who are the founders that investors should keep an eye on? 9 (more) women and multicultural founders to [...]

Why is applying for EU funding such a nightmare?

The EU's definition of 'great' is ‘safe’, with just a flirtatious wink at innovation, and all wrapped up in a nice thick blanket of bureaucracy [...]

Three European VCs fundraising right now

Here are the firms that have made filings indicating a fundraise Three European VCs fundraising right now [...]

How the ex-Twitter founders of Pebble plan to compete with their old employer

Pebble only has about 15,000 users, but that’s intentional. The co-founders of this new social media platform, known until earlier [...]

AI in Focus: AI is popping up all over

Hello, fellow humans! Hope you’re enjoying the new, limited Saturday edition of the Daily Brief, which is focused on AI, [...]

After a record hot summer, get ready for an El Niño-influenced winter

An intense summer of wildfires, flooding, and record scorching heat may transition into another season of terrible weather. El Niño, [...]

An AI built with Amazon software is monitoring cancer in Nigeria and Kenya

Hurone AI, a Seattle-based oncology software startup, has started testing the use of artificial intelligence in the remote monitoring of [...]

Venture capital scouting — traits, tools and pitfalls

Venture capital scouting plays a pivotal role in the startup ecosystem, acting as a bridge between innovative startups and venture [...]

Are “everything apps” the future of fintech?

Elon Musk’s vision to transform Twitter into has ignited a debate reaching far beyond social media. At its core [...]

Fleximize got £136M, is ThinCats repeating a failed history, and over €1.9B was invested in European Tech last week

Last week, we tracked over 100 tech funding deals worth over €1.9 billion, and over 20 exits, M&A transactions, rumours, and related [...]

How workplace engagement can benefit from “quiet thriving” and coaching technology

The majority of the world’s workforce is “quiet quitting”. This is according to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace: 2023 Report, [...]


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WaPo Scrambles After Own Poll Accidentally Shows Trump Crushing Biden

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Kerry Acknowledges Need For Nuclear Power As Climate Diplomacy Dominates New York City

Kerry Acknowledges Need For Nuclear Power As Climate Diplomacy Dominates New York City Authored by Nathan Worcester via The Epoch Times, While addressing an Atlantic Council meeting on nuclear energy, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry made it clear he doesn't think wind and solar alone will be sufficient to meet [...]

Zelenskyy, Trudeau Honor Actual 3rd Reich Nazi With Standing Ovation

Zelenskyy, Trudeau Honor Actual 3rd Reich Nazi With Standing Ovation Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy - who commands a battalion of neo-Nazis - honored an actual WWII Nazi with a standing ovation on Friday. Yaroslav Hunka, 98, fought in a Third Reich military formation accused [...]

Bitcoin Mining Can Reduce Up To 8% Of Global Emissions: Report

Bitcoin Mining Can Reduce Up To 8% Of Global Emissions: Report Authored by Ezra Reguerra via, A paper published by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) concluded that Bitcoin has the potential to be a catalyst for a global energy transition.  IRM Energy and Renewables Group members Dylan Campbell [...]




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