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Rishi Taparia - Issue #63

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This week we look at food delivery in China, a veggie sales startup worth $7bn, Allbirds big fundrai
 

Rishi Taparia

October 14 · Issue #63 · View online
Links and posts largely on fintech, commerce, climate and energy with a few random tidbits here and there

This week we look at food delivery in China, a veggie sales startup worth $7bn, Allbirds big fundraise, Goldman pumping the brakes on Marcus loans, Walmart going deeper into content, reflections on fatherhood and more. Enjoy!

Commerce
Alibaba merges food delivery units Ele.me and Koubei amid price war with Meituan in China’s on-demand market
Rocket Scientist's Veggie Startup Is Said Valued at $7 Billion
Trendy Sneaker Startup Allbirds Laces Up $1.4 Billion Valuation
FinTech
China's Tencent invests $180 million in Brazil fintech Nubank
Goldman Looks to Reduce Marcus Lending Goal on Credit Caution
Credit Card Giant Chase Jumps Into Tours and Activities
Technology
In Battle With Amazon, Walmart Pushes Deeper Into Entertainment
Uber's economics team is its secret weapon
Random Tidbits
Late Night Ramblings of a Month Old Dad
A Blind Man’s Trip Will Change the Way You Think About Safaris
Quote I’m thinking about: …the intuition and creativity which we humans bring to tasks and jobs is largely a matter of pattern recognition, and machines are getting better at this at an exponential rate. - Calum Chase
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