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GV Lays Off 8% of Staff Amid Shift in Strategy

Alphabet’s investment arm GV laid off seven of its employees—or, 8% of its staff—this week, Axios reported, amid what appears to be a broader shift in how the firm intends to operate moving forward. GV was one of the first venture capital firms to offer its portfolio companies with additional services like help with design, user research, and diversity and inclusion efforts. Those specific...

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Better.com’s Valuation Hopes Reflect Fintech Boom: The Information’s Tech Briefing

There’s something of a boom going on in finance tech startups, you may have noticed. Our scoop today about Better.com, the online mortgage lender, looking to raise money at a valuation of $4 billion—several times where it was last valued—highlights the trend. 

In the past week other startups in the consumer finance market—Affirm, Chime and Robinhood—have each ...

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