Month: October 2020

SoftBank-backed GetYourGuide secures $133 million from investors

GetYourGuide CEO Johannes Reck.


LONDON — SoftBank-backed activity booking app GetYourGuide has raised 114 million euros ($133 million) as it tries to look beyond the pandemic. Total investment in the company now stands at over $780 million, while its valuation of over $1 billion remains the same.

The Berlin start-up’s latest funding round, led by U.S. private equity firm Searchlight Capital, has been raised as a convertible note, which is a short-term debt that will turn into equity in a future financing round.

GetYourGuide CEO Johannes Reck told CNBC on Thursday that raising money through standard means would have

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How to Buy and Sell Options Without Making a Fool of Yourself

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Anytime nonprofessional investors are part of a major investment trend, Wall Street’s commentariat warns that surging stock prices will soon fall from grace faster than Jerry Falwell Jr. But what really annoys them are the masses horning in on the action.

Sneering at the newly minted Robinhood and Reddit hordes trading options on stocks like


(ticker: AAPL),

Peloton Interactive

(PTON), and


(MSFT) doesn’t do anyone any good. I prefer to share some tips on how best to play the game.

Consider this an options trader’s primer aimed at helping the increasing number of

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Palantir’s public debut frustrates some investors

A listing date that moved twice, a company known for parsing data that couldn’t find some of its own shareholders, and a complicated twist on an already unfamiliar route to market. Palantir Technologies Inc.’s direct listing had everything — and left some shareholders wondering whether the 17-year-old company was really ready to go public.

Palantir started trading Wednesday, choosing to run a seldom-tested direct listing process instead of a traditional initial public offering. Its shares closed Friday at $9.20, below the $10 they opened at on the New York Stock Exchange, giving the company a market valuation of $15.2 billion.

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Buying and Selling Land – The Complete Guide to Vacant Land in California and Beyond

About Land

This web site really deals with residential land, including land for sale suitable for splitting. For commercial property, including land suitable for storing equipment and manufacturing you may want to look here

I’ve put this information together mainly because I seem to spend a good deal of my working life explaining to eager buyers that they can’t buy a $100,000 lot, put a $50,000 mobile home on the lot, and end up with a total outlay of $150,000. Also, there are very few books available on buying and selling land. Books on building a home typically start out

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