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Startups Weekly: Lessons from a failed founder

I sat down with Menlo Ventures partner Shawn Carolan this week to talk about his early investment in Uber. Menlo, if you remember, led Uber’s Series B and has made a hefty sum over the year selling shares in the ride-hailing company. I’ll have more on that later; for now, I want to share some of the insights Carolan had ...

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Wynn Leaders Helped Hide Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Company’s Founder, Report Says

Executives at the casino operator Wynn Resorts helped hide sexual misconduct allegations against the company’s billionaire founder, Steve Wynn, the Massachusetts gambling regulator said Tuesday. The finding by the regulator, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, was included in a report released by the agency as it began a three-day hearing into whether the company would be allowed to operate a $ ...

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GDC quick takes: Versus Evil founder Steve Escalante

My favorite part of being the managing editor of GamesBeat is talking to people such as Steve Escalante. He’s the founder of Versus Evil, an indie game publisher known for working with studios that make excellent and good-looking role-playing and strategy games. I checked out a number of Versus Evil games at this week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. ...

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MtGox bitcoin founder gets suspended sentence for data tampering

TOKYO: A Japanese court sentenced the former high-flying creator of the MtGox bitcoin exchange to a suspended jail sentence of two and a half years Friday after finding him guilty of data manipulation. The Tokyo District Court convicted Mark Karpeles, a 33-year-old computer whizz from France, for tampering with computer data but acquitted him over charges of embezzling millions from ...

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MtGox bitcoin founder gets suspended sentence for data tampering

TOKYO: A Japanese court sentenced the former high-flying creator of the MtGox bitcoin exchange to a suspended jail sentence of two and a half years Friday after finding him guilty of data manipulation. The Tokyo District Court convicted Mark Karpeles, a 33-year-old computer whizz from France, for tampering with computer data but acquitted him over charges of embezzling millions from ...

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MtGox bitcoin exchange founder gets 2.5-yr suspended sentence

TOKYO: Mark Karpeles, the former high-flying creator of the MtGox bitcoin exchange, on Friday received a suspended jail sentence of two and a half years in a Japanese court. The court suspended the sentence for four years for the 33-year-old Frenchman who has claimed his innocence throughout the proceedings. According to local media, he was found not guilty of embezzlement ...

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