Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo, a staunch critic of what it claims is Google’s unfair dominance in search, said it raised $100 million late last year in a funding round that included investors skeptical of large tech companies’ ad-driven business models. The group of investors, led by Thrive, included WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, who left Facebook after a disagreement over how...
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In early March, Ken DeLeon, founder of DeLeon Realty, a Silicon Valley–based brokerage that sold more than $1 billion in homes in 2021, called one of his venture capitalist clients to discuss the purchase of a $20 million–plus megamansion. The client was flip-flopping between a cash offer and a loan. “First Republic Bank has a 10-year loan at 4.65%,” DeLeon informed...
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